Sylvia Alston’s place was packed Sunday afternoon to alert the community of Judge Tanya Kennedy’s re-election bid. Let us hope that her courtroom is never this crowded. 

Singer-saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood provided the music, and there is no way to list the luminaries who were on hand to cheer Kennedy on to another term in the Civil Court of the city of New York, where she has served since 2005.