Regional Briefs – November 11, 2014

Councilman Deutsch Offering Free Legal Services

BROOKLYN – Councilman Chaim Deutsch on Monday announced free legal consultations for constituents on real estate and foreclosures, immigration, landlord-tenant issues, eldercare planning and drafting of wills. To schedule a one hour consultation call 718-368-9176.

School Ordered to Rehire Bad Teacher It Fired

NEWARK – New Jersey’s largest school district must rehire a teacher dismissed over two negative reports under the tenure system overhaul from 2012. An arbitrator said one of Newark teacher Sandra Cheatham’s evaluations was only an experiment.

Norcross to Be Sworn In To Congress This Week

TRENTON – New Jersey’s newest congressman will be sworn in this week. Democrat Donald Norcross won two elections last week, one to fill the remaining two months of resigned Rep. Rob Andrews’s term and another for a full two-year term. The special session gives him a leg up on seniority over other new members.

Man Trying to Take Photo Brushed By Train

HACKENSACK, N.J. – A man taking a photo of a passing train on Sunday got brushed by it, The Record reported. Marco Calvo was walking along the tracks when a NJ Transit train came into view. He grabbed a picture but stepped away too slowly, sustaining minor hand injuries. He was cited for defiant trespassing and interference with transportation.

NY Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday With Sky Dive

SARATOGA, N.Y. – Eleanor Cunningham celebrated her 100th birthday with a skydive. She kissed her 7-month-old great-great-granddaughter before suiting up Saturday for her third jump since taking up the sport at age 90. Her doctor signed off, saying she was in good health.

2 JFK Air Traffic Controllers Arrested for Stealing

NEW YORK – Two air traffic controllers at Kennedy Airport were arrested Thursday for stealing more than $170,000 by manipulating payroll records. Security cameras caught Jeffrey Evagues and Asof Ali modifying computer records at least 300 times to indicate they had worked when they were actually off.