East Flatbush residents and elected officials gathered Saturday for a memorial to those lost to COVID-19, which also served as a call for community members to get vaccinated and for the city to implement changes to prevent Black and brown neighborhoods from suffering disproportionate deaths again in the next pandemic.

Close to 200 people came out for the memorial, organized by Community Board 17 and held in front of the Lenox Road Baptist Church — among them, US Sen. Chuck Schumer, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and other area pols. The event featured speeches by electeds and faith leaders, as well as musical performances.

Sen. Chuck Schumer speaks at Community Board 17’s COVID-19 memorial ceremony on July 24. Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC

East Flatbush residents and elected officials gathered Saturday for a memorial to […]

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