E-Cumbo News Briefs 2/19/2016

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Community Board Changes Street Naming Protocol After Accusations of Racism

Bed-Stuy Resident Teams With Businesses To Bring Water to Flint, Michigan

No Injuries Reported In Morning Apartment Fire At Lafayette And Carlton Avenues

Adams, Crew Tag Team On MEC Education Outreach Initiative



Anti-Gay Attackers Call Victim ‘Worthless Trash’ on Roosevelt Avenue: NYPD

Cops Are Searching For A Subway Groper Who Assaulted A Woman On The 5 Train

Teen mom and infant daughter missing since Valentine’s Day: NYPD

Pennsylvania purse robbers arrested after grandma victim, 81, rams their getaway car

Canadian ex-husband creates revenge website dedicated to destroying his Arizona ex-wife’s life  

EXCLUSIVE: Two women share shocking accounts of forced labor and sexual abuse by prominent Christian leader Bill Gothard

Cops use iPhone app to find man, 55, who robbed woman in subway station

Woman fights off homeless man trying to push her onto Brooklyn subway tracks 

Queens subway rider exposes himself to woman who took his photo

Brooklyn mom goes on trial over gun her son has admitted was his

U.S. runners say fear of the Zika virus won’t keep them from competing in Rio’s Summer Olympics 

Cops bust sex offender for grinding up against woman on No. 2 train on Upper West Side

Spitzer’s accuser demanded cash and a flight upgrade before fleeing

CIA trying to recruit transgender candidates



Violence in Schools Surged 23 Percent Last Year, Pro-Charter Group Says

Stop Charter Schools from Coming to Bed-Stuy, Parent Group Insists

City to Target Teen Dating Violence With Workshops for Foster Care Youth

Foster dad sentenced to 100 years for raping girl, 13, but claims that she wanted him to impregnate her with syringe

Delaware parents angry after school accidentally sends out ‘Hurt Feelings Report’ they say mocks bullying

City files suit against Kathy’s Day Care in Queens for stealing $280,000 

Mom punished kid by waterboarding him, roping his genitals



City partners with CUNY to help international entrepreneurs grow businesses in NYC

UMass Amherst shelter in place alert lifted after report of ‘hostile armed person’ at Pierpont Hall 



South Street Seaport Museum To Display First Exhibit Since Hurricane Sandy

Coney Island boardwalk to get new concert venue this summer

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee dead at 89

Director of educational programs at NYC zoos dead at age 55



Tower Watch Update: Brooklyn’s Tallest Office Tower May Come To 590 Atlantic Avenue

Supertall Brooklyn building proposal finds fury among area’s residents

Judge approves $9.5M payout in FDNY discrimination suit



Peter Liang Deserves Light Sentence Due to Bad NYPD Training: Councilwoman

Council’s full-time model comes with its own risks

Mayor de Blasio ‘looks forward’ to signing bill to grant City Council 32% raise

Former Playboy Playmate donates $65G to State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s re-election campaign 

Why convicted politicians are still collecting pensions



Port Authority delays vote on $4B LaGuardia renovation

Two more slashing attacks take place just 18 hours apart, NYPD says

LinkNYC, free Wi-Fi for city, is launched

A tale of two tech cities

De Blasio’s energy goals earn praise, but challenges remain

Bratton sees anti-Schumer ‘payback’ in White House comments

Port Authority to solicit design ideas for a ‘modular’ bus terminal

As housing debate heats up, dissenting organization struggles with support

NYC Dept. of Transportation to unveil new Vision Zero ad campaign in Spanish and Chinese

NYC forensic scientist claims she was fired for trying to reveal controversial DNA testing, files lawsuit

Clergy leaders sign letter opposing Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing plan

JFK customs seizes 1,400 hazardous hoverboards

DA, Bratton say Apple’s privacy stance thwarts investigations

NYC sues fancy Westchester town for poaching NYPD rookie

Calif. workplace safety board says no condoms needed in porn films 

King: Cincinnati cops reveal double standards faced by black men and white men (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Republicans, let’s win this one for Nino

Antonin Scalia memorial ceremony at Supreme Court draws thousands, son leads prayer service



U.S. warplanes bomb ISIS training camp in Libya in series of strikes

Twitter crackdown is crippling ISIS



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