Regional Briefs – December 14, 2015

Eric Garner’s Daughter Considers Run for Congress

STATEN ISLAND – Eric Garner’s daughter is considering running against Rep. Dan Donovan, the former Staten Island DA she claims didn’t deliver justice for her father, who died during an arrest attempt, the New York Post reported. Erica Garner, 25, said the Republican “had a platform off my dad’s dead body to run for Congress.”

Cuomo Denounces Anti-Immigration Sentiment

BROOKLYN – Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday denounced anti-immigration sentiment in a speech, The Associated Press reported. “Your land? Are you a Navajo?” he asked, touting his own family’s struggles after emigrating from Italy.

Researchers to Assess NYC Mental Health Training Effort

NEW YORK – A consulting group and a poverty think tank have been tapped to evaluate NYC’s upcoming $30 million experiment in preparing non-professionals to be mental health helpers, the mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City said Monday. RAND Corp. and NYU’s Institute for Poverty Policy and Research will assess the report.



Broken Hydrant Hampers Battle on House Blaze

BUFFALO – A broken fire hydrant hampered firefighters in Buffalo on Sunday, The Associated Press reported. Attempts to hook up a hose to a hydrant across the street from a burning home failed. A hydrant a block away was used instead, though by then, the flames had spread to a home next door.

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