Regional Briefs – April 25, 2018

Woman Parking Minivan Accidentally Kills Boy

BRONX – A woman parking her minivan accidentally struck and killed an 8-year-old boy she was taking home from school on Monday, WABC reported. She was backing up when the minivan inexplicably jolted forward and struck Cellou Daiollo.

Exhibit Details Albany’s 400-year-old Dutch Roots

ALBANY – The New York State Museum will open a new exhibit highlighting Albany’s four-century-old Dutch roots, The Associated Press reported. It’s title — “a small fort, which our people call Fort Orange” — is taken from an account a West India Company official wrote in 1625 on the 1-year-old settlement.

Worker Fired Over Inhaler Receives $45K Settlement

TRENTON – A man fired from his job at Trane for asking to get his asthma inhaler was awarded $45,000 in a discrimination complaint, The Associated Press reported. Suffering a shortness of breath, he asked to grab his inhaler from home but instead was told to leave.

Museum Gets Sailor’s Account of Revolutionary War Capture

NEWPORT, N.Y. – A manuscript detailing a New Yorker’s experiences as a teenage prisoner of the British during the Revolutionary War was donated to the Museum of the American Revolution, The Associated Press reported. Christopher Hawkins’s memoirs, written at age 70, was discovered 20 years ago.

Search on to Return WWI Medal to Family of Veteran

WANAQUE, N.J. – The search is on for relatives of a WWI soldier whose medal was found, The Associated Press reported. A Wanaque resident with a metal detector discovered the item, which belonged to Daniel Battaglia, who was born on May 5, 1890, and who lived in the town in 1942. He is believed to have been a bachelor without children.

NJ’s Oldest Osprey Returns To Bayside Home to Roost

MAURICE RIVER, N.J. – One of the oldest living ospreys ever recorded in New Jersey has returned to his bayside home to nest, The Associated Press reported. The bird is 17, though its species has an average lifespan of eight to 10 years.