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Phil Corso is the evening news editor at WNYC/Gothamist.

Phil Corso

The 15-year-old boy fell underneath a southbound J train and touched the third rail on the Williamsburg Bridge, police say.


"We are not suspicious of any specific wrongdoing, but we do need to investigate the matter fully."


Republicans may not have had as strong a showing as they had hoped, but Democrats still lost seats in the state Legislature.


The building was subsequently cleared out before authorities provided the all-clear at 12:41 p.m., cops say.


The FBI said it would share more information when it could and urged anyone in an emergency situation to call the police.


"I am absolutely heartbroken and outraged that one of our dedicated employees was senselessly made victim to random gun violence in southern Brooklyn this afternoon," the city's schools chancellor said.


Zeldin says his 16-year-old daughters Mikayla and Arianna were home when they heard gunshots outside just after 2 p.m. and called the police.


The audit surveyed 71,210 students slated to graduate high school in 2019 and found that 23% of them did not graduate on time, and 80% of those students were either Hispanic or Black.


On Thursday, the office of Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. asked the public for help finding the boy, describing him as mildly autistic.


The children were found unresponsive Monday at the shore’s edge and later pronounced dead at Coney Island Hospital.


The high school English teacher from Norman, Okla. was placed on leave earlier this month after connecting students with the Brooklyn Public Library’s Books UnBanned program.


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