RECAP: Summer Youth Resource Expo

Thank you to all who attended and participated in my Summer Youth Resource Expo this past Sunday.

Hundreds of young people and their parents were able to speak to over 40 participating organizations, receiving information on summer programs and internships in the areas of education, music, dance, culture, arts, sports, business, and more.

We enjoyed performances by Brooklyn United Marching BandTropicalfete Inc., and Lotus Creations Academy of the Performing Arts. Attendees won amazing raffle prizes, like free dance lessons, free camp sessions, game systems, technology gift packs, swag bags, and even a free camping trip!

I am so excited to bring you an even bigger and better Summer Youth Resource Expo in 2018. Let’s continue working together to build a brighter future for our youth!

See below for live video from the event and website links and other information about the featured organizations.

Sincerely,

Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo

 

Education Summer Camps Sports Music/ Dance/ Cultural/ Arts Internships/ Jobs/ Volunteer opportunities
Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership Medgar Evers College Oasis Beacon

Contact mterry@mec.cuny.edu for more info

Brooklyn Bridge Basketball Tropicalfete, Inc. T.E.A.L. (Tell Every Amazing Lady)
NEW YORK WINS

You can contact Julian M. Hill, Executive Director, for more information at (646) 600-8699

Brooklyn Children’s Museum Brooklyn Pitbulls Soul Tigers Marching Band, Inc.

Click here for information on summer camp and after-school program

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Christian In Business LIU Children’s Academy The Magnus Mukoro Sports Foundation Unity Youth Leadership and Cultural Arts Inc. DYCD Youth Connect Program/ SYEP
Digital Girl, Inc. Camp Bed-Stuy

Phone: 718-219-1405

Email: andre@campbedstuy.org

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

You can contact Christina Rodriguez, Program Coordinator, at info@williemaerockcamp.org

Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp.
Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI)

Contact: contact@abzuginstitute.org

Flyer: Bella abzug flyer

NIA Community Services Network UrbanGlass

You can contact karina@urbanglass.org for more information.

Use discount code CAMPFAIR  for 20% off all youth and adult workshops until 3/31/17

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow

You can contact Emily Hills, OBT Outreach at 917-342-5279 or obtoutreach@obtjobs.org

YWCA Brooklyn Trail Blazer Camps Quest Youth Organization, Inc.
Octavia Project

Or click here for info on 1-day workshop on science fiction and architecture on Sat., April 1

University Settlement Lotus Creations Academy of Performing Arts
Bonjour NY ABC, LLC NYC Parks- Brooklyn Recreation Mark Morris Dance Group
Human Resources Administration (HRA) NYC Parks- Partnerships for Parks I WILL GRADUATE/ Entertainers 4 Education Alliance
MIM FOUNDATION  NY YMCA Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy

You can also contact info@ifetayo.org  for more information

NY Writers Coalition BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange
City Growers

Click here to register for summer camp or email camp@citygrowers.org

For Job opportunities (Summer Camp Directors, Counselors & Assistant Counselors) email info@citygrowers.org

For paid High School internships email info@citygrowers.org

Lives Not Forgotten
Brooklyn United Marching Band


Brooklyn Music School

Click here for info on summer music program

Click here for info on summer vocal program

 

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Driver Shot In Groin On Fulton Street During Apparent Road Rage Incident

7 Summer Internships and Volunteer Programs for Prospect Heights Teens

 

WOMEN/LGBT ISSUES

Naked Woman Found Dead in Garment District Office, Police Say

Maurice Scott raped and robbed woman in Staten Island office building, cops say

Serial rapist gets life sentence

California woman’s corpse found at bottom of laundry chute at Las Vegas hotel, police investigating ‘suspicious death’  

Charlotte, N.C., passes law allowing transgender people to use public bathrooms based on gender identity 

Lena Dunham stands by Kesha amid court battle with producer Dr. Luke, slams legal system and Sony

Lawyer’s limp defense: I didn’t try to rape date, I can’t even get it up

Killer spewed ‘angry slurs’ before gunning down my gay friend: witness

Kasich is happy women ‘left their kitchens’ to support him

 

YOUTH

City’s Dual Language Programs Struggle to Find Teachers, Experts Say

App creates ‘new age’ communication between parents and teachers

With unusual bluntness, de Blasio criticizes Success over pre-K

Swedish 16-year-old girl, lured to Iraq by ISIS fighters, rescued by Kurdish troops

‘My daughter is not dead’: Mother of Abigail Kopf — youngest victim of Kalamazoo attack — says teen is fighting for her life

No money has been spent on Cuomo’s $2B bond act to boost schools

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-charter school group slams de Blasio’s school violence record in TV ad 
HIGHER EDUCATION

CUNY feels the effects of a worsening relationship with Cuomo

State spends Syracuse’s upstate-stimulus funds on SUNY Poly project

 

PUBLIC HOUSING

SEE IT: Teen attacks delivery man at East Harlem’s Wagner Houses in fight on video (WARNING – GRAPHIC LANGUAGE) 

 

BROOKLYN

Brooklyn’s Chinese-Americans: Sleeping Giant Comes To Political Crossroads

Cop hurt in Brooklyn shootout released from hospital

NYPD May Never Know Who Shot Officer in Bed-Stuy Shootout, Sources Say

Dirty cop and drug dealer launch cigar line named after Brooklyn precinct

Two Proposed Bridges For Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Could Be Built In Flood Zone

 

NEW YORK CITY/STATE LEGISLATORS

Assemblywoman Barbara Clark of Queens dies at 76

City councilman wants to suspend parking meters on all legal holidays

 

NEW YORK CITY

Report: NYC Unemployment Falls Below the National Average for First Time Since 2011  

Silver Spurs waiter slashed, suspect in custody, cops say

The man behind de Blasio’s labor peace

During town hall meeting, Sharpton voices concern over closing Rikers

City accuses state of ‘political media hit’ in latest homelessness fight

City And State Fight Over Homeless Again, This Time in Writing

Council to introduce package of gas safety legislation

De Blasio Wants Albany to Let New York City Govern Itself

Families of FDNY firefighters killed or injured in Black Sunday blaze in the Bronx awarded $183 million

EXCLUSIVE: FDNY to spend $5M to reduce EMS response times

MTA needs to throw in $66M more to get Second Ave. subway completed on time

MTA agrees to dedicate unit to keeping chronic subway criminals out

Landlords will launch ads to attack Mayor de Blasio for his housing agenda

Wait, what? City ambulances don’t have navigation systems
NEW YORK STATE

Gov. Cuomo touring NY in special RV to push for $15 minimum wage 

Health Department took up to six years to fine nursing homes for violations

 

NATIONAL

Obama releases new plan to close Guantanamo Bay

First Kalamazoo victim put herself between gunman and children before she was shot three times

Ted Cruz says he would deport all 12 million illegal immigrants

Apple supporters to rally against FBI order to unlock terrorist’s iPhone as Bill Gates, victims’ families defend mandate

 

INTERNATIONAL

US, Russia agree on ceasefire for Syria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WOMEN/LGBT ISSUES

Mets to Host First LGBT Night at Citi Field This Summer

Woman Raped Inside Staten Island Office Building, Police Say

Judge rejects sex trafficker’s request to remove guilty plea

Congressional candidate Teachout thanks WFP for backing her this time

Woman stabbed, slashed in vicious attack by two men in the Bronx

Dr. Luke never raped Kesha, pop singer free to work with other producers, music mogul’s lawyer says  

Miami woman clings to life after brutally beaten by her Craigslist roommate — WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES

Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Party doesn’t endorse Silver-linked Dem

Man burned pregnant girlfriend alive because he didn’t want to be a dad

Miss New Jersey dies a week after car crash

Mom shields baby as taxi slams into pole outside Met Museum

Woman reportedly stabbed multiple times in Brooklyn apartment

Woman randomly stabbed and slashed in the Bronx

21-year-old woman stabbed to death in Long Island home

Monster who raped and killed this grandmother will be set free

College staffers hacked girls’ laptops to steal nude photos: suit

Senators call to end loophole letting domestic abusers buy guns

 

YOUTH

‘Reckless’ Teen Who Killed 4-Year-Old Girl Gets Up to 9 Years in Prison

Principal at Woodside Muslim School Urges Students To Be Civically Engaged

Everything you need to know about the new SAT

Los Angeles student sues convicted perv teacher after months of sexual abuse

Kalamazoo teen believed dead after shooting rampage — until she squeezed her mother’s hand 

‘No pajamas, no party’: Heartless principal bans kids from fun
HIGHER EDUCATION

Cuomo’s Silence Means CUNY Budget Battle Continues

Murdered John Jay criminal justice student Imette St. Guillen’s legacy lives on through scholarship

Basketball player dead after possible frat hazing incident

 

PUBLIC HOUSING

In New York, Thousands Protest Officer Liang’s Conviction

Rally for Peter Liang, convicted NYPD officer, disrupted by activists

Op-Ed: Political Expediance And The Liang Trial

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-cops booted over Akai Gurley shooting blame the victim in response to lawsuit

Akai Gurley’s girlfriend sues city, Peter Liang

 

CULTURAL AFFAIRS

The day Andy Warhol, pop art icon, died at 58 of a heart attack in 1987

 

BROOKLYN

2 NYPD Officers Shot in Bed-Stuy After Gunman Rams Police Car, NYPD Says

Gunman who allegedly shot two 2 NYPD cops lost control after divorce, says ex-wife

Man Assaults Cabbie Over Change From Fare to Crown Heights, Police Say

Brooklyn-Queens Connector: Lessons to be learned from New Jersey light rail

Noma’s Claus Meyer opening culinary school in Brooklyn

Brooklyn cop slashed in face while trying to break up fight in Brownsville  

EXCLUSIVE: Downtown Brooklyn slow in adding buildings for businesses since 2004 rezone

 

NEW YORK CITY/STATE LEGISLATORS

Bill de Blasio aims for a Cuomo-proof agenda

Former Mayor David Dinkins Hospitalized for Pneumonia

EXCLUSIVE: NYC pol leads national group of city councilmembers in pushing CDC to study gun violence

EXCLUSIVE: NY lawmakers want teachers trained to spot students with mental health issues

 

NEW YORK CITY

EXCLUSIVE: Retail union backs Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing plan

NYC job growth skews toward low-wage industries, City Comptroller Scott Stringer says in report

Most crowded NYC neighborhoods include Jackson Heights and Sunset Park, report says

Slashing attacks continue in the Bronx over the weekend, police say

Video shows suspect who slashed man in head on Bronx food truck line

EXCLUSIVE: TV ad attacks Uber over lack of vehicles for disabled riders

EXCLUSIVE: Teacher claims NYC is being anti-Irish by scheduling school event on St. Patrick’s Day

NYC risks losing $2M in tax money over errors in classifying buildings, audit shows

EXCLUSIVE: NYC spent almost $1M on unused design for new Bronx police station, goes with ‘bunker’ instead

Bratton’s more concerned about public image vs. public safety

1993 World Trade Center bombing survivor finally gets her payout

Tickets for ‘quality of life’ crimes continue to plummet

The bad old days of NYC are back

Cuomo demands probe into alleged ‘gang rape’ at Bellevue Men’s Shelter

Police bust alleged Manhattan attacker amid spate of slashings
NEW YORK STATE

New law leaves test opt-out consequences up to the state

New records gained under legislative FOIL would likely be minimal

AIDS groups begin to turn on ‘disingenuous’ Cuomo

Assembly Housing Committee Holds Hearing on Co-ops

DMV’s new facial recognition software threatens fake IDs

 

NATIONAL

Supreme Court resumes work for first time after death of Justice Antonin Scalia 

FBI director James Comey argues investigators owe it to San Bernardino victims to access attacker’s locked Apple iPhone

Judge will decide if gun company can be sued for Sandy Hook massacre

New bill could give illegal aliens voting rights in New York City

Uber driver in Michigan rampage to face multiple charges, but motive is mystery

 

INTERNATIONAL

Estonia Wants More NATO Troops—But Only if They Aren’t Black

 

 

 

 

District 35 Final Ballot for Participatory Budgeting Vote Week

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Vote Week for District 35 is March 29 – April 3, 2016! Enclosed below are the projects that will be on the ballot.

Volunteers are needed! Register now.

You can cast your ballot in our district office, 1 Hanson Place Suite 201 Brooklyn, NY 11243

(entrance on Ashland Place)

Additional Locations TBA

Streets President Street Bump-Outs $300,000 On President Street, create bump-outs to extend curbs into the street. This is a high-volume subway station with inadequate space for pedestrians. Project would decrease likelihood of injury/death. President St. and Nostrand Ave. (2/5 Stop)
Streets Bus Pads on Fulton Street $220,000 Bus pads replace the surface where buses stop and replace the pavement that gets warped with a solid concrete pad. The warped streets cause danger for bikes, the old and the young who walk there. Fulton St. near to Clermont Avenue
Streets Bump out at Washington Avenue and Dean Street $300,000 Create a bump-out at the Dean Street and Washington Avenue intersection. This is in response to increased vehicular traffic on Dean Street. It will help reduce the risk of pedestrian injuries. Washington Avenue at Dean Street
Housing Basketball court renovation at Lafayette Gardens $350,000 Renovation of basketball court. Lafayette Gardens Housing development
Housing Basketball court renovation at Whitman Houses $350,000 Renovation of basketball court Whitman Housing Development
Housing Basketball court renovation at Atlantic Terminal $350,000 Basketball court renovation Atlantic Terminal Housing Development
Housing Grounds Renovation $500,000 Project will be designed to budget in collaboration with the Resident Association leadership. Priorities to be considered will include lighting, trees, bushes, irrigation system and metal benches Atlantic Terminal Housing Development
Housing Safety upgrades in Farragut Housing Development $500,000 Design it to budget. Install Cameras in staircases and elevators. Farragut Housing Development
Housing Renovation to Willoughby Senior Center Entrance $500,000 Grounds Renovation for the outside. The entry way to the Willoughby Senior Center needs new walls, new paint and new floors. Whitman Housing Development
Housing Grounds Renovation $500,000 Project will be designed to budget in collaboration with the Resident Association leadership. Priorities to be considered will include lighting, trees, bushes, irrigation system and metal benches Lafayette Gardens Housing Development garden
Housing Grounds Renovation $500,000 Project will be designed to budget in collaboration with the Resident Association leadership. Priorities to be considered will include lighting, trees, bushes, irrigation system and metal benches Ingersoll Housing Development Garden
Housing Renovation of Farragut community center Entrance $500,000 Renovate the entry way to the Farragut community Center needs new walls, new paint and new floors. Farragut Housing Development
Housing HVAC system for the Willoughby Senior Center $500,000 HVAC system for the Willoughby Senior Center Whitman Housing Development
Streets Security cameras in Precincts 88 and 77 $210,000 Install Argus security cameras at intersections where NYPD precincts have identified a need. Each Argus unit is a set of 2 cameras. Three units will be allocated to each of the 2 precincts. NYPD to choose place
Streets Security cameras in precincts 71 and 78 $210,000 Install Argus security cameras at intersections where NYPD precincts have identified a need. Each Argus unit is a set of 2 cameras. Three units will be allocated to each of the 2 precincts. NYPD to choose place
Education New Technology for High-Need Schools: PS 375 & 532 $310,000 Creating a new computer lab at PS 375 and upgrading ancient AV technology in the auditorium at PS 532 will enable students at these two Title I schools to thrive in the 21st century. 46 McKeever Pl & 1025 Eastern Pkwy, Crown Hts
Education Renovate Decrepit Bathrooms at PS 9 & PS 316 $300,000 Better hygiene for 1250 children! Update 6 badly deteriorated bathrooms, including replacing broken toilets & installing hand dryers. PS 316 has Title I status & PS 9 is over 50% low-income. 80 Underhill Pros Hts; 750 Classon Crown Hts
Education Learning Walls for PS 20 $36,500 Install pin-able writable walls in 20 classrooms for students, teachers to actively co-create learning. 5 temporary walls already increasing learning, initiation, critical thinking and cooperation. PS 20 The Clinton Hill School 225 Adelphi St.
Transit Real-Time Information Signs: B65 & B44 Passengers $120 -160,000 Install real-time bus signs on two of the busiest lines in Brooklyn:B65: Flatbush & Dean; Flatbush & Bergen; Bergen & New York; Dean & Nostrand

B44: New York & Eastern Pkwy; Nostrand & Eastern Pkwy

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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

 

WOMEN/LGBT ISSUES

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

 

YOUTH

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

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

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 

 

CULTURAL AFFAIRS

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

 

BROOKLYN

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

 

NEW YORK CITY/STATE LEGISLATORS

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

 

NEW YORK CITY

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
NATIONAL

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

 

INTERNATIONAL

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

Twitter crackdown is crippling ISIS

 

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CRIME BLOTTER: Man Arrested for Assault at Crown Heights Synagogue

Women Posing as Cabbies Rob Drunk Man They Picked Up at Bar: NYPD

Smorgasburg to Return to Prospect Park in April

Treyger Calls For Hate Crime Charges In Crown Heights Stabbing

Nets guard Wayne Ellington Jr. says it’s ‘bittersweet’ after father’s murderer gets 30-60 years in prison

Brooklyn Nets hire Spurs exec Sean Marks to be GM 

 

WOMEN/LGBT ISSUES

Serial robber targeting women across Manhattan: NYPD

Subway rider ‘fears for her safety’ after man pulls out box cutter

Former Rentboy.com employees dodge charges for promoting prostitution

Harvard student says school ‘refused to act’ when she reported sexual abuse

Greenwich Village waiter is third slashing victim in 48 hours

Cuomo pushes for 12-week paid family leave legislation at Harlem rally

EXCLUSIVE: Man beat up, robbed in Queens in anti-gay attack 

Hillary suggests Christine Quinn faced sexism during mayoral run

Two LAPD officers charged with sexual assault while on duty

Prostitute found dead in Britain hid her secret life as sex worker from her family

Angelina Jolie says she never wanted to be a mom — until she saw real suffering in Cambodia 

Convict admits killing mom in violent attack just days after completing 30-year sentence for murder

Woman charged for Oregon building occupation sues federal employees for ‘works of the devil,’ wants $666 billion 

Pope suggests contraception OK in Zika crisis

Teenage girls allegedly took selfies while brutally murdering woman

Frustrated ER patient triggers sprinkler, floods hospital: cops

Woman kidnapped, raped as bystanders watched: cops

‘I just remember asking her why’: Woman whose baby was cut from womb testifies

‘They told me to rape my children’: Survivors of Kenya violence speak out

 

YOUTH

Man Sexually Assaults Teen Boy in Bronx Park, Police Say

Lefferts Gardens Charter School to Fight Closure With Appeal and Petition

EXCLUSIVE: Psychic exposed NYPD sergeant as an alleged child porn pervert

NYC teachers urge de Blasio to make school disciplinary procedures fair to minorities

Charter school group pushes for more Spanish-speaking applicants

EXCLUSIVE: Queens state senator wants to simplify Miranda warning read to juveniles

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

Students in Brooklyn College demand ‘Zionists off campus’

Harvard Law students occupy school building

Texas A&M apologizes after students shout racial slurs at visiting high schoolers

St. John’s University students complain of lack of online support for Black History Month

 

PUBLIC HOUSING

Goodbye to ‘First Generation’ NYCHA

 

CULTURAL AFFAIRS

Slave Theater: Symptom of a Bigger Problem

 

BROOKLYN

This Super-Futuristic Skyscraper for Brooklyn Will Probably Never Get Built

Study details impacts of East New York rezoning

 

NEW YORK CITY/STATE LEGISLATORS

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

 

NEW YORK CITY

Audit Faults New York City for Not Using Vacant Lots for Affordable Housing

Bratton, Schumer, de Blasio: Restore $90M anti-terrorism funding

White House spokesman astonishes reporters with attack on Schumer

Latest research could be a blow to city’s sodium case

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says crime is down on city streets, despite growing slashing attacks

Rikers Island guard admits to lying about inmate’s hot cell death

Uber drivers and Taxi Workers Alliance rally for fair wages: ‘We reject the Uber model’ 

Demonstrators deliver anti-gun violence message at Harlem, Brooklyn gatherings 

First Lady Chirlane McCray says she thinks closing Rikers Island is a ‘great idea’ — a day after Mayor de Blasio said he’d rather fix the jail

Cuomo blasts de Blasio’s over Rikers shut down dismissal

Lawyer killed by cops after attacking family had deep financial troubles
NATIONAL

Los Angeles hospital pays ransom to hackers who took over its computer system

California wants porn stars to wrap it up on the set

Scalia could have been poisoned: forensics pathologist

This is what happens if there’s only 8 Supreme Court justices

Gun range tells Muslim Army vet to leave

Calls to VA suicide hotline went to voicemail: report

DC family slaughter suspect facing 20 charges for ‘especially heinous’ crime

 

INTERNATIONAL

28 killed, 61 injured in car bomb explosion in Turkey

ISIS could have stolen enough radioactive material from Iraq for a dirty bomb

 

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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