Regional Briefs – September 21, 2015

Third of NYC Students Pass Through Metal Detector

NEW YORK – One-third, or 90,000, of NYC’s public high school students go through metal detectors each day before class, WNYC reported. Two-thirds in the Bronx go through, but none do on Staten Island.

Brooklyn Rents Hit Record High in August

BROOKLYN – Brooklyn’s rental market hit a record high in August, topping $3,000 a month for the first time, according to the latest Elliman report, Politico reported. The median rent was $3,112, an 11 percent increase from August 2014, when the median rent was $2,808.

Boat Overturns on East River, 19 Pulled From Water

NEW YORK – Nineteen people were pulled from the water on Sunday when a boat overturned in the East River. No one was injured.

Woman Settles Hot Coffee Suit for $522K

HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. – A woman who burned her face when her hot coffee spilled settled a lawsuit with Dunkin’ Donuts for $522,000, The Associated Press reported. Maria Marsala’s lawsuit was scheduled to go to trial later this month.

Flight Grounded After Plane Wing Hits Fence at JFK

NEW YORK – A London-bound plane about to take off at JFK was grounded Saturday after its wing hit a fence, The Associated Press reported. The Virgin Atlantic plane had 276 passengers on board.

NYers Doubt State Officials Can Tackle Corruption

ALBANY – A Quinnipiac poll shows 26 percent of New Yorkers have faith state officials will tackle corruption, says AP. 56 percent say “all current elected officials should be voted out of office so new officials can start with a clean slate.”

Bronx DA Seeking Nomination to Become Judge

BRONX – Bronx DA Robert Johnson on Friday asked Bronx Democratic Chairman Marcos Crespo to nominate him during a political convention Thursday to become a state Supreme Court judge. He’ll seek re-election if he is not nominated to the judicial post.