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Graphic by Jay Lane
Graphic by Jay Lane

Man punches PA officer during fight at La Guardia

It was a first-class fracas in the front row of a Florida-bound jet at La Guardia Airport yesterday. Upper East Sider Larry Nussbaum was busted for roughing up a Port Authority cop after the feisty flier was asked to switch seats aboard Spirit Airlines Flight 705 and refused, according to a PA police report. Nussbaum, 60, who runs a graphics firm, says a flight attendant asked him to move because her own seat was broken. He balked because he had paid for first class and was being moved to another section, he told The Post. Read More: New York Post

 

 

Ex-Met Mo hit on kid’s gate death

Former Met Mo Vaughn yesterday agreed to remove an automatic parking-lot gate that killed a Brooklyn 12-year-old at an apartment complex that he co-owns — even as a city councilman ripped the former slugger for not doing so before Sunday’s tragedy. Councilman Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn) said that “for months” he had warned Vaughn and Eugene Schneur, his partner in Omni New York LLC, that they needed to add more recreational equipment to the Plaza Residences in Brownsville and remove fencing recently put up to enclose a planned community garden. Read More: New York Post

Man Who Killed Motorist On LIE Service Road Gets Up To Seven Years

The man charged with causing a fatal accident while driving the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway service road back in October has been sentenced to up to seven years in prison. Read More: NY1

 

New Ads Aim To Prevent Homelessness For At-Risk Dwellers

A new city ad campaign is on its way, aimed at helping New Yorkers avoid homelessness. The four-month campaign called “Reach Out, Before You’re Forced Out of Your Home” will target families in 15 at-risk communities through ads on billboards, subway, and buses. The Department of Homeless Services says it will encourage people to access prevention services through the city’s Homebase program before they need shelter. Public service announcements will also air in July. Read More: NY1

 

 

 

Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Queens ranks best in NYC

THE BACCALAUREATE School for Global Education in Queens got the highest marks of any city high school in rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. The school, which serves seventh- through 12th-graders, ranked No. 21 nationally out of nearly 22,000 public high schools. The school boasts a 99% graduation rate and prepares students for a prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma. Read More: Daily News

 

 

Pro-life centers to open in southeast Queens, upper Manhattan

A group of clergy and anti-abortion activists from across the city are planning to open up pro-life centers in neighborhoods with high rates of abortions. The Leadership Coalition is slated to open the New Beginnings Center of Hope in Jamaica, Queens, by the end of the year. It will offer counseling, testing for sexually transmitted diseases and adoption referrals. The group plans to open a similar pregnancy support center in Harlem in 2013. Read More: Daily News