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  • Brooklyn community rallies against racism after discovery of profane anti-Chinese graffiti

    BENSONHURST, Brooklyn — After profane, racist graffiti was discovered in Brooklyn, community leaders held a rally Monday, urging the NYPD to further investigate. The graffiti was spray painted on the walls of at-least seven businesses in Bensonhurst, according to police, with a hateful message targeting Chinese women. The rally took place at 11:30 a.m., where  leaders of the Chinese-American community joined Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Council member Mark Treyger to urge the NYPD to designate the acts as […]

  • No more snow days: School district replaces wintry days off with online classes

    ANDERSON, S.C. — A school district in South Carolina is doing away with snow days and instead replacing them with online classes. Anderson School District 5 is set to become the first school district in the state to do so. The district was selected as part of an eLearning pilot program, it said in a Facebook post on July 25. The program lets students access assignments at home via Google Classroom with Chromebook devices. Students in grades 3 through 12 […]

  • 2 robbers break into Queens home, steal refrigerator: police

    SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens —Police are searching for two men who broke into a Queens home and stole a refrigerator Sunday, authorities said. It happened at about 5:40 a.m. at a home in the vicinity of 114th Street and 135th Avenue in South Ozone Park, according to police. The two individuals forced open a window, entered the residence and stole the 39-year-old victim’s refrigerator,  police said. The thieves then fled northbound on 135th Street inside of a vehicle, described as […]

  • Robber stabs Brooklyn 99 cents store worker with screwdriver

    EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A man is wanted in Brooklyn after he robbed a 99 cents store and stabbed an employee with a screwdriver, police said Tuesday. At around 8:00 p.m. on June 28, the individual walked into 99 Cent Lots at 758 New Lots Ave., according to police. He then picked up two bars of soap and body wash, put them inside of a plastic bag and attempted to leave the store without paying, police said. Three employees […]

  • ‘Junior’s Law’ would require small businesses to be ‘safe haven’ for youth in danger

    NEW YORK — A new legislation inspired by the killing of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz was announced Tuesday with the aim of protecting children from gang and other forms of violence. The proposed Safe Havens for Endangered Children legislations, also known as “Junior’s Law,” would require that all small businesses be a safe haven for minors who are in danger or seek help. It was introduced by Sen. Luis  Sepúlveda and  Assemblyman Victor Pichardo. “From this tragedy, we will bring about […]

  • Man dies from injuries he suffered in Jersey City street fight: police

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A man died after he suffered serious head trauma from a street fight in Jersey City, police said Wednesday. Just after 12 a.m. on July 6, Jersey City police officers responded to reports of a street fight on Lexington Avenue near Bergen Avenue, according to authorities. When officers arrived, they found a man identified as Glen Mackie Jr., 29, unresponsive on the sidewalk with obvious wounds to his head, police said. Mackie was transported to the […]

  • 3-month-old found dead inside Queens home: police

    COLLEGE POINT, Queens — Authorities are investigating after a 3-month-old was found dead inside a Queens home Wednesday. Just before 1 a.m., police responded to a 911 call about an unconscious baby inside a home near Dalian Court and 115th Street in College Point, according to authorities. When officers arrived, they were informed that the boy, identified as Osbert Shi, was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There were no obvious signs of trauma, authorities said. The […]

  • Studies show rise in rate of obesity, diabetes and depression in NYC

    NEW YORK — Obesity, diabetes, depression and other serious health issues are on the rise in NYC, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Researchers from the NYC Health Department and the NYU school of Medicine published a series of studies Tuesday, regarding the health of New Yorkers. The studies were published in “The Journal of Urban Health,”  which analyzes the health and well-being of people who live in cities. Researchers gathered valuable information about […]

  • 1-year-old killed, 2 pedestrians hospitalized after man drives onto sidewalk in New Jersey

    RARITAN BOROUGH, N.J. — A man has been charged with vehicular homicide after he struck three pedestrians, killing a 1-year-old child, police said Monday. On Saturday at around 7:20 p.m., the Raritan Borough Police Department responded to reports of a motor vehicle crash at Anderson Street and Second Street in Raritan Borough, New Jersey. When officers arrived at the scene, they found that a car struck multiple parked vehicles and a family of three, who were walking along the sidewalk. […]

  • Attempted kidnapping of 4-year-old in Staten Island rattles neighbors

    MIDLAND BEACH, Staten Island — The NYPD on Monday is investigating an attempted abduction after they say a man tried to grab a child from a stroller in Staten Island. It happened at around 5:20 p.m. Saturday on Mapleton Avenue near Olympia Boulevard, authorities said. A mother was walking with her 4-year-old daughter inside of a stroller when a man allegedly pulled up in a Black Toyota Prius with Georgia license plates. The driver exited the vehicle, approached the two […]