First Read 08/10/2019

August 10, 2019
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is proposing an online registry for gun criminals, similar to the one for sex offenders, saying that shining a spotlight on these offenders is a good way to deter future shootings and gun violence.
Brooklyn-based anti-gun violence groups need more money from the state, local elected officials said, after de Blasio announced Brownsville groups will receive about $9 million from the city for anti-gun violence initiatives.
Employees cannot be discriminated against based on religious attire or facial hair, thanks to legislation Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed that was inspired by an MTA subway operator who was directed to remove his turban or add an agency logo to it in 2004.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will spend more than $1 million to launch TV ads in Iowa and New Hampshire beginning on Saturday to boost her chances of remaining on the presidential debate stage.
A Queens school that serves students with disabilities will get a $16 million renovation but no new location, New York City schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said in a letter to City Councilman Robert Holden, who is pushing for the move.
In an interview on NPR, Cuomo called traffic backups at LaGuardia Airport “unavoidable,” when addressing criticisms of a lackluster traffic mitigation plan as the airport undergoes an $8 billion overhaul.
About 30 protesters and a similar number of supporters greeted President Donald Trump as he arrived in the Long Island region for a couple of campaign fundraisers, including one held by Related Cos. founder Stephen Ross.
New York City’s plan to ban cars from five blocks of 14th Street in Manhattan is on hold again, after a Manhattan Supreme Court judge issued a stay on the project Friday, delaying its launch days before it was about to proceed.
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A cache of previously sealed legal documents released by a federal appeals court provides new, disturbing details about what was going on inside Jeffrey Epstein’s homes and how his associates recruited young women and girls.
More than 10,000 patients treated or transported by the FDNY EMS were notified that their personal information may have been compromised after an employee’s personal external hard drive was lost last March.
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Editorial Pages
Boycotts have a proud American tradition, but those bent on punishing all supporters of a president should be careful about the world they are creating. And if that position isn’t strident enough for you, well, feel free to stop buying this newspaper.
New York City schools Chancellor Richard Carranza claims to be a fighter for the city’s powerless and marginalized communities, but somehow, those categories don’t include minority charter school families, or Asian American ones.
While construction at LaGuardia Airport is still underway, tiptoeing toward the First World means doing everything to get people out of cars or for-hire vehicles and onto buses, since traffic is abysmal right now.
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