Regional Briefs – December 8, 2015

Brooklyn Is Leading Nation In Housing Construction

BROOKLYN – There’s no place like Brooklyn when it comes to home construction. The borough has the most new apartment units in the U.S. set for delivery in 2016, Forbes reported. Some 6,073 units will be delivered next year, a huge increase from the 969 that came to market this year. And another 2,001 units are already scheduled for 2017.

Filing Period Reopens for Sandy-Related Loans

TRENTON – Federal officials have reopened the filing period for Sandy victims to apply for low-interest disaster loans of up to $200,000, The Associated Press reported. Outreach centers opened Monday. The new deadline is Dec. 1, 2016.

Boy Arrested for Bringing Toy Gun to School

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – A 15-year-old high school student was arrested Monday on terroristic charges for bringing a toy gun to school last week and threatening a classmate, NJ.com reported. Columbia High was put on lockdown on Dec. 3 before they realized it was a toy.

Drunken Driver Didn’t Realize She Was in New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – A motorist who repeatedly told police Saturday she was “looking for New Jersey” near the Holland Tunnel was charged with drunken driving, The Associated Press reported. Karol Andino, 31, kept on saying she was looking for the state even after officers told her that’s where she was.

Bricks Fall From Upper East Side Building

NEW YORK – The facade of an Upper East Side high-rise crumbled Monday night, sending bricks crashing to the sidewalk. There were no injuries reported.