NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A celebration of life was held Saturday for the late former mayor David Dinkins.NYC Primary: Eric Adams Leads Democratic Mayoral Race In First Round Of Results; Andrew Yang Concedes Early
Politicians remembered Dinkins as a man dedicated to New York City and its people.NYC Primary: Guardian Angels Founder Curtis Sliwa Is Projected Winner Of Republican Mayoral Primary
“He said, if we’re going to be safer, there have to be afterschool programs. There has to be. He created the Beacon programs, and they live today, brothers and sisters. The Beacon programs are alive and well. The Beacon schools are helping children today because of what David Dinkins did decades ago,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Dinkins died on Monday at the age of 93.
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