Regional Briefs – April 19, 2018

Long Island School Requires Students Use Clear Backpacks

EAST ROCKAWAY, N.Y. – An East Rockaway school is requiring students to use clear backpacks as part of new safety measures in the wake of the Florida school shooting that killed 17 people, Newsday reported. Clear backpacks were distributed to 550 students on Monday and Tuesday.

College Apologizes After Prof. Curses Pro-Trump Student

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. – Brookdale Community College issued an apology Wednesday after one of its professors was captured on video cursing at a student who said he supports President Trump, the Asbury Park Press reported. Howard Finkelstein yelled at Christopher Lyle during a sociology debate.

NJ Adds 5K Jobs, Jobless Rate Stays at 4.6 Percent

TRENTON – New Jersey added 5,100 jobs in March, mostly in the private sector, and the unemployment rate remained at 4.6 percent, the state’s Labor and Workforce Development Department said Thursday.

‘Fearless Girl’ to Leave Wall Street’s ‘Charging Bull’

NEW YORK – The “Fearless Girl” statue that’s been near Wall Street for a year will be moved to a location by the Stock Exchange, and the “Charging Bull” statue “will almost certainly be moved” as well, Mayor Bill de Blasio spokesman said. The bull was secretly delivered one night in 1989 to express confidence after the market collapse.