Competing Connecticut lacrosse teams honor James McGrath

Competing Connecticut lacrosse teams honor James McGrath

Competing high school lacrosse teams in Connecticut came together Wednesday to honor slain athlete James McGrath, who was fatally stabbed during a fight over the weekend. The touching tribute to McGrath, a 17-year-old junior and lacrosse player at Fairfield College Preparatory School, took place at the Fairfield Prep game against Shelton High School. The teen’s … Read more

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Christian Diaz arrested after alleged fatal deli stabbing

Christian Diaz arrested after alleged fatal deli stabbing

A Staten Island man accused of fatally stabbing a deli worker for refusing to sell him a loose cigarette at a discount has been arrested after seven months on the lam, cops said. Christian Diaz, 25, was nabbed Tuesday and charged with second-degree murder in the senseless Oct. 19 slaying of Ahmed Almulaiki in East … Read more

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No return of mask mandate despite new COVID-19 risk, Mayor Adams vows

No return of mask mandate despite new COVID-19 risk, Mayor Adams vows

Mayor Eric Adams vowed Wednesday not to bring back an indoor mask mandate for New York City, a day after his Health Department determined the five boroughs have reached a “high” level of transmission risk. Adams explained he opted not to impose a face-covering requirement despite the color-coded COVID-19 alert system he adopted in March dictating the city should now … Read more

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Eric Adams makes new appointment to Panel for Educational Policy

Eric Adams makes new appointment to Panel for Educational Policy

Five months into his administration, Mayor Eric Adams has made his last appointment to the city’s Panel for Educational Policy, with the potential to shift the balance of the advisory body once more to City Hall. Adams on Wednesday tapped Kyle Kimball, a public school parent who is married to a teacher, mere hours before … Read more

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CUNY Law faculty back anti-Israel BDS resolution

CUNY Law faculty back anti-Israel BDS resolution

The CUNY Law School faculty council approved an anti-Israel resolution supporting the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. The professors on May 12 voted to endorse the BDS resolution that previously passed the CUNY Law Student Government Association last December, a spokesperson for the law school said. The vote was taken a day before CUNY Law … Read more

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NY Democrats accusing one another of racism after gerrymander debacle

NY Democrats accusing one another of racism after gerrymander debacle

The New York Democratic Party’s redistricting debacle has worsened by the day and on Wednesday descended into an ugly racial furor among Congress members. Bronx Rep. Ritchie Torres accused fellow Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney — who is also chairman of the House Democratic Congressional Committee — of racism following reports that allies of the Hudson … Read more

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‘Mistakes lead to the best things’

‘Mistakes lead to the best things’

Live, learn, love … and “Shake It Off.” Grammy winner Taylor Swift made New York University’s 2022 commencement ceremony the hottest ticket in town on Wednesday when she rocked the podium at Yankee Stadium to address the graduating class. The 32-year-old singer-songwriter was the guest of honor wearing a purple robe and black velvet cap … Read more

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