A slower-than-usual hurricane season is expected this year because of an expected El Nino, federal forecasters said Thursday, but they warned that it takes only one storm to wreak havoc and urged Americans to be prepared. … Full Article
A group of elected officials that included Borough President Eric Adams and U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries stood on a Coney Island street corner on Sunday to denounce recent episodes of gun violence in the community and to demand more action by police and the city. … Full Article
What’s in a name?
William Shakespeare wasn’t the only person who has ever pondered that question.
Sports teams with names that some find insulting are finding themselves on the receiving end of heavy criticism these days. … Full Article
Maureen Stramka, a longtime Bay Ridge civic leader who was as famous for her sharp wit as she was for her many charitable works on behalf of the less fortunate, died of cancer on May 16. She was 76 years old. … Full Article
Saying that progress was being made, attorneys for the many parties vying over the future of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) asked state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes on Tuesday for one more day to negotiate a deal out of court before resuming litigation. … Full Article