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School shooter sentencing: South Carolina teen killed one student, plotted to kill dozens

Investigators claimed Jesse Osborne attempted to escape from jail and plotted to kill more than 50 students in 2016.

Atlanta college student Alexis Crawford was choked to death, dumped in park, police say

Authorities say Alexis Crawford and her roommate Jordyn Jones had a physical altercation and Jones' boyfriend intervened and choked Crawford to death.

LSU jumps Ohio State for No. 1 spot in College Football Playoff rankings

The second College Football Playoff rankings were released with LSU passing Ohio State at No. 1 and Alabama falling to No.

From 'Anonymous,' key excerpts from inside Trump White House on Putin, Hillary

Key excerpts from "A Warning," a book by an anonymous senior administration official about President Trump and his administration.

DACA: Even a Supreme Court win for Trump could create tough political choices in 2020

Termination of DACA could anger voters in key states sympathetic to the DREAMers.

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Roosevelt Island Water Tunnel #3

Roosevelt Island’s critical role in New York City Water Tunnel #3 is not well-known. It’s the largest capital construction project in City history, and we’re in the middle. We reported in 2017 that two temporary roads were being built to support the project. But that’s only the surface. “New York’sContinue Reading

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Roosevelt Island Stop ‘N’ Swap Success

Roosevelt Island Stop ‘N’ Swap, Saturday, November 8th, was a hit. Sponsor GrowNYC packed the Manhattan Park Theatre Club with eager recyclers. GrowNYC organizes Swap ‘N’ Shop events to encourage reuse of gently used clothing and other goods. Roosevelt Islanders proved eager swappers. Keep up with local happenings: Roosevelt IslandContinue Reading

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Roosevelt Island Subway’s 30th Birthday

Roosevelt Island Subway’s 30th birthday passed, last month. Did you miss it? Our reader Sylvan Klein didn’t. While I served on a grand jury, Sylvan caught the Transit Museum‘s reminder on Twitter and sent me the link. The first time I set foot on Roosevelt Island, eager to learn theContinue Reading

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Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting 2019

The Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting for 2019 headlines a holiday event on Friday December 6th, RIOC said on Thursday. Treats and music kickoff at 7:00 on the Rivercross Lawn. In 2017, RIOC moved the seasonal celebration across the street from its longtime home at Blackwell House. Since then, it grewContinue Reading

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MST&DA Wins NYSCA Award

MST&DA wins NYSCA Award, the theatre arts nonprofit announced on Wednesday. Roosevelt Island’s Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance is a first time recipient of the State’s Council on the Arts grant. “Our state’s creative industries generate a total of $120 billion to the state economy, account for 466,000 jobs,Continue Reading

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