A friendship for the ages: The enduring bond between Miracle Met Cleon Jones and his inspiration, Jackie Robinson

Cleon Jones, now 78, will celebrate the 74th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s April 15, 1947, shattering of baseball’s racial barrier by doing what he learned … Continue reading

NYC students who are homeless, learning English, have disabilities saw lowest attendance rates last winter: NYC data

Overall, students living in shelters attended class 75% of the time in January, 14 percentage points lower than the 89% rate citywide that month, according … Continue reading

First Brooklyn federal court trial in months off to shaky start, as victim can’t immediately recognize defendant due to masks

The snafu came during the trial of Keith Levy, 33, who was arrested in February 2020 after telling his Brooklyn parole officer that he wanted … Continue reading

‘I don’t like owing anybody’: NYC tenants hail pandemic-related rent relief, but landlords remain skeptical

Under the agreement, eligible renters with a proven COVID-related financial hardship can receive help to cover upward of 12 months owed in back rent and … Continue reading

‘He’s not racist. He’s out there. He’s on Pluto.’ Brooklyn anti-Asian attack suspect is mentally ill, siblings say

Joseph Russo, 28, is accused of pinning an Asian woman to a storefront and yanking her hair on March 22, and of shoving an elderly … Continue reading

Honored abroad, but not at home: Pol pushes Congressional Gold Medal for WWI’s all-Black ‘Harlem Hellfighters’ regiment

Under a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, who represents parts of Queens and Long Island, Congress would bestow long-overdue recognition of the bravery … Continue reading

‘Karma is a b—h’: Brooklyn man locked up by narcotics cop accused of perjury hopes the officer goes to jail

Raliek Skinner, 35, said NYPD detective Joseph Franco concocted a drug sale allegation against him at a bodega in Gowanus in 2010. Franco, 48, was … Continue reading

Feds refute Ghislaine Maxwell’s pat-down complaint, say her cell was so filthy and foul-smelling, they ordered her to clean it

Officers at the federal Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn forced the jet-setting sex trafficking suspect to clean her cell because she let it get filthy … Continue reading

CARIBBEAT: Jamaica College and St. George’s College students to benefit from virtual fund-raising ‘True Blue Sound Clash’

With coronavirus restrictions and innovations in communications technology, the Jamaica College Old Boys Association of South Florida is sharing the virtual “True Blue Sound Clash” … Continue reading

GRIDLOCK SAM: First, there’s Easter and then baseball, basketball and hockey return to New York — with traffic

Happy Easter! We won’t have the typical parade of fantastical hats down Fifth Ave. this year, but watch for heightened activity around churches as they … Continue reading

Golf pro and deadbeat dad is third NYC Rikers Island inmate mistakenly released in last month — and he has COVID

New York City jail staff released an infectious pro golfer with coronavirus despite a judge’s order he remain in custody for failure to pay $86,000 … Continue reading

‘ISIS, bro.’ Bronx man and his new wife planned to travel to Yemen by cargo ship to join ISIS and fight U.S. troops, say feds

James (Abdullah) Bradley, 20, fantasized about attacking soldiers at West Point, and distributed pro-ISIS material on social media, federal prosecutors allege. But Bradley’s big plans … Continue reading