Regional Briefs – June 3, 2015

Repaving of 14th Avenue Will Lead to Road Closing

BROOKLYN – Parts of Boro Park’s 14th Avenue will be closed from early morning until 3 p.m. for the next few days as it gets repaved. The work started on Monday between 45th and 39th streets.

New Jersey Flags Lowered For Trooper Killed by Deer

TRENTON – Flags at all state buildings in New Jersey will be lowered to half-staff on Thursday to honor a state trooper who was killed when his cruiser struck a deer early Saturday, The Associated Press reported. Anthony Raspa, 24, was in Hamilton Township when his car struck the deer and hit a tree.

Female New York Lawmakers Receive Death-Threat Letters

ALBANY – At least six female New York state lawmakers have received letters containing death threats, the New York Post reported. Republican Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney said Tuesday she received a letter claiming she would be assassinated. Police are investigating.

Cuomo, Democrats Push To Renew Tax Cap

ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Democrats on Monday called for lawmakers to extend a 2 percent cap on property taxes for another five years. Cuomo pushed through the legislature in 2011 and he says it saved property owners $7.6 billion. Republicans want the cap made permanent.

NYC Plans Expansion Of Composting Program

NEW YORK – New York City is expanding its residential composting program to another 33,000 households in the Bronx and Brooklyn’s Greenpoint and North Williamsburg, the Wall Street Journal reported. It currently recycles the 31 percent of food waste that’s compostable from 3 percent of the city.

Tuesday Breaks Cold Record for the Day

New York – The city’s high Tuesday was 54, marking the first time since 1946 that a June 2 temperature did not hit at least 60 degrees, FiveThirtyEight reported. Monday’s 58 degrees was also a record — not since 1945 was it so cold on a June 1.