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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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‘Bored Teen’ Who Set Deadly Mattress Fire Gets 19 Years To Life

By Rachel Silberstein on Jun 14, 2016 04:43 pm
2007-coney-585x340The “bored teen” who set a deadly mattress fire in Coney Island in 2014 has been sentenced to 19 years to life in prison for his felony murder and arson conviction, announced Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson today. Marcell Dockery, 18, was convicted on on May 5 of second-degree murder, first-degree assault and fourth-degree arson [...]

Albany Legislators Working To Block NYC’s Plastic Bag Fee

By Carly Miller on Jun 14, 2016 03:38 pm
Source: katerha via flickrThe City Council’s controversial plastic bag fee legislation — which passed on May 5 — may be held up in Albany thanks to opposition from state legislators, who call the fee is a “tax on the poor” that targets low-income residents, the elderly and others on fixed-incomes. The Senate this month passed a bill, proposed by [...]

Stand With Orlando Tonight At Grand Army Plaza Unity Vigil

By Donny Levit on Jun 14, 2016 01:17 pm
stonewall-702x415Several politicians and advocacy groups will lead a Unity Vigil tonight at Grand Army Plaza to honor the lives lost in the Orlando. The event takes place tonight, June 14 at 7:30pm. “While the investigation is ongoing, we cannot ignore that the alleged attacker targeted a gay nightclub,” said Public Advocate Letitia James, who will be among [...]

Kingsborough Professor Who Donates Sperm Has 22 Children

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 14, 2016 11:28 am
Kingsborough Community College math professor Ari Nagel. (Photo: Ari Nagel / Facebook)This professor’s got a lot of spunk! The New York Post ran a front-page, pun-filled Sunday feature (“Great Balls of Sire“) about a Kingsborough Community College professor who has donated his sperm to dozens of local women looking to get pregnant. Ari Nagel, a 6-foot-2, 40-year-old math professor at the CUNY campus in Manhattan Beach, has reportedly [...]

Morning Mug: “Tranquil Pleasures Last The Longest; We Are Not Fitted To Bear The Burden Of Great Joys.” — Christian Nestell Bovee

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 14, 2016 07:00 am
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