E-Cumbo News Briefs 2/17/2016

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CUMBO

Cumbo Reacts to Staten Island Triple Homicide

Brooklyn-Queens Connector to be one of nation’s ‘biggest urban streetcar systems’

 

DISTRICT

1.5M-Square-Foot Office Tower Planned Opposite Barclays Center, Report Says

Sidewalk in Front of Clinton Hill Key Food Closing for 4 Months

2 New Tech Hubs Coming to Brooklyn Navy Yard and Midtown

Fire Rips Through Crown Heights Apartment Building Tuesday, FDNY Says

Local Politicians Remind DOT: Safety And Design Must Co-Exist At Times Plaza

Gonzalez: Ex-chancellor returns to NYC to fix 80 struggling Brooklyn schools

 

WOMEN/LGBT ISSUES

Park Slope Landlord Almost Fined for Refusing to Rent to Pregnant Couple

Mother and infant carjacked at gunpoint in Brockton

Former ‘Bachelor’ contestant Lex McAllister dead at 31 after apparent suicide 

South Dakota one signature away from approving country’s first anti-transgender bathroom bill

Manhattan attorney attacks wife, children before he’s fatally shot by Fairfield, Conn., officer; two victims in critical condition

Students met by anti-gay protesters after returning to Arizona school where two girls died in apparent murder-suicide

Missing schizophrenic woman who sent disturbing texts about being raped to family found unharmed in Times Square 

MTA was useless in helping woman stalked by masturbating creep on subway: victim

Brooklyn mom busted after son, 3, wanders outside alone in extreme cold 

Brooklyn boyfriend convicted assault, abortion in vicious assault of girlfriend

Women are desperate for Zika abortions

Mom drove around with dead son in car for 10 years

We might need to zap the Zika mosquitoes with radiation

Trial begins for Los Angeles’ ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killer

Lawyer uses woman’s weight as defense in sexual assault trial

Spitzer assault probe ‘in limbo’ after accuser leaves US: NYPD

Spitzer accuser made similar claims against another man

 

YOUTH

New York Schools Wonder: How White Is Too White?

Study links pre-K and students taking gifted and talented exam

Virginia mom charged with son’s murder after remains were found in her car — more than 10 years after he was last seen alive

After-school program mentor smoked pot, sexually assaulted teen students: lawsuit

 

CULTURAL AFFAIRS

Coney Island Welcomes Amphitheater In Childs Building

 

BROOKLYN

Brooklyn ‘carwasheros’ vote to join union to secure minimum wage plus tips, overtime

Man charged with assault in attack on city bus driver, family claims mental illness

The proposed Brooklyn-Queens streetcar’s ‘fatal flaw’

Liang verdict sparks activists’ push against Ken Thompson

 

NEW YORK CITY/STATE LEGISLATORS

EXCLUSIVE: Cuomo fires back at Jeb Bush for ‘stupid’ and ‘insensitive’ gun tweet

 

NEW YORK CITY

Mayor’s $22M Bid to Reach Violent Mentally Ill Expands After DNAinfo Report

Mayor de Blasio doubts replacing Rikers is practical

Stop-and-frisk compliance still incomplete, NYPD monitor says

Auditors call out Cuomo for ‘squalid’ NYC homeless shelters

De Blasio Backs ‘Serious Overhaul’ of Property Taxes at Brooklyn Town Hall

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton slams plan to slash city’s counterterrorism funding: ‘Who thought this would be a good idea?’

EXCLUSIVE: Lawyer for mom of Akai Gurley’s child wants probe into NYPD Police Academy CPR training based on Peter Liang trial

Construction official gets jail-time for safety-inspection scandal

Ex-welfare recipients can’t hold down jobs thanks to de Blasio
NEW YORK STATE

Obama challenges Senate to give his Supreme Court pick a chance

 

NATIONAL

Hispanic is a race, court rules

Tim Cook says mandating Apple crack San Bernardino attacker’s iPhone is ‘dangerous’

Apple unlock ruling explained: What you need to know about the court order requiring the tech giant to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone — and how it could affect your device

 

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