Regional Briefs – June 5, 2018

Large Sculpture Near Capitol Removed for Work

ALBANY – A large abstract sculpture by renowned artist Alexander Calder is being temporarily removed from its spot near the Capitol to determine how best to preserve it, The Associated Press reported. The 53-year-old steel “Triangles and Arches” weighs about 8,000 pounds.

Man Killed When Struck by Loader at Recycling Plant

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. – A man was tragically struck and killed Saturday morning when he didn’t notice a construction loader reversing toward him at a recycling plant, reported. Angelo Maietta, 31, of Bayonne and his brother had been closing the doors on the back of their truck when the loader emerged from the building.

Officials to Doublecheck NY School Safety Plans

ALBANY – Auditors are reviewing safety plans for schools across New York state to ensure they’re prepared for a school shooting, The Associated Press reported. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli noted that a 2000 law requires plans for violence prevention, evacuations and emergency communication.


Motor Vehicle Commission Computers Down in NJ

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s computers remained down Monday following a weekend statewide server error, The Associated Press reported. An advisory will be posted when the payment system is repaired.

Mall Brawl Injures Officer, Ends in Arrest of 7 Teens

HAMILTON, N.J. – One police officer was injured and seven teenagers arrested after a fight broke out Saturday night to protest the eviction of some teens who were gathering in a mall food court, reported. Anyone found to have been involved could face charges.