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Jun 16, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: De Blasio, diversity & us

Back in 2018, de Blasio’s usual Democratic ally, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, quickly declared the mayor’s zero-sum plan DOA, saying that “after speaking to members of the caucus and also the Asian Pacific Task Force, we want to come up with something that is good for all students.”

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Jun 16, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Pakistani official calls death of vicious Taliban leader ‘significant’ in fight against terrorism

Mulk told Ghani that Fazlullah’s death would be received throughout Pakistan with relief as Pakistanis had borne the brunt of terrorist attacks by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, which Fazlullah headed.

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Jun 15, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Luke Cage fights different villain, same identity issues in second season

Shakir, who plays the over-the-top aggressor, grew up in New York, making it easier for him to get into character; Bushmaster, and particularly his accent, is a combination of people in his own life, including his sister’s ex-boyfriend. He studied Jamaican cinema and gospel music. But going home to Harlem, too, got him in the mood.

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Jun 15, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has his eyes on New York but it may cost Knicks Kristaps Porzingis

Leonard, 26, who is from L.A., reportedly prefers the Lakers, but he spent much of his self-induced exile from the Spurs last season in New York and North Jersey with his uncle, Dennis Robertson.

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Jun 15, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Former bus driver convicted in fatal crash charged with rape

Twenty-five-year-old Johnthony Walker was arrested Thursday in Nashville, where he was free on bond while appealing his March conviction on charges of criminally negligent homicide and assault in the 2016 bus crash in Chattanooga.

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Jun 15, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Madden: Mets GM Sandy Alderson has to make some brave moves in order to get his team back in contention in the NL East

It took a three-year maturation process, but there they stand today, Foltynewicz and Newcomb at the top of the Braves’ rotation, a combined 12-6 with a 2.52 ERA, along with Teheran and another budding phenom, 2015 first-round pick Mike Soroka (2.57 ERA for his first four major league starts), who no-hit the Mets for six innings Wednesday. The overall 3.84 ERA of the Braves starting rotation ranks sixth in the NL while their bullpen, populated with castoffs from other teams, closer Aroldis Vizcaino (2.03, 12/14 saves) and set-ups, Dan Winkler (0.99), Shane Carle (2.14), Jesse Biddle, are 32-1 while leading after the eighth inning, fifth best in the NL.

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Jun 15, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Don Trump’s Jr.’s estranged wife Vanessa deals with drama surrounding her ex’s love life, while putting their five kids first

Marital woes aside, Vanessa and Don Jr., who have five children together, are still living under the same roof. According to sources close to the situation, that arrangement had become increasingly complicated as news of Don Jr.’s relationship with Guilfoyle played out in the press.

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Jun 14, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Two doctors accused of sexual harassment have cost the city hospital system nearly $500,000 in settlements

The Daily News reported Wednesday that the city settled 90 claims of sexual harassment or sex discrimination between 2014 and 2017, according to records obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request. The city Health and Hospital Corp., which operates 11 public hospitals, accounted for 15 settlements, costing a total of .78 million, records show. Six settlements, totaling 5,000, involved allegations about staff at Lincoln Hospital.

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Jun 14, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Queens homecoming for long-ago teen gunman ends with confession, redemption, jail time

Guerra, then 18, was released on a ,000 bond and fled to the Dominican Republic, where he remained until last month. The fugitive decided to come back stateside and finally take responsibility for his actions, according to his attorney.

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Jun 14, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Department of Justice watchdog issues report on handling of Clinton email probe — counters President Trump’s claims of political bias

Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, slated to be made public on Trump’s 72nd birthday, finds that former FBI Director James Comey “deviated” from FBI and Justice Department procedures in handling the probe into Hillary Clinton, Bloomberg News first reported Thursday.

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Jun 14, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: American student returning home after she was suddenly paralyzed during trip to Spain

Kara Dunn, a 20-year-old physiology student, woke up and couldn’t move just days after arriving in the country earlier this month, according to her brother and medical student Ryan.

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Jun 14, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Anthony Bourdain reportedly cremated in France, less than a week after suicide

Bourdain’s mother, Gladys, previously told the Daily News that his estranged wife, Ottavia Busia Bourdain, is in charge of the arrangements. According to the State Department, it can take up to five days for bodies to be released back to the United States by French authorities.

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