Regional Briefs – June 27, 2018

NYC Approves Rent Hikes on Stabilized Apartments

NEW YORK – The Rent Guidelines Board voted Tuesday to hike rents for tenants in rent-stabilized apartments in New York City by 1.5 percent for one-year leases and 2.5 percent for two years, The Associated Press reported. The hikes will affect lease renewals after Oct. 1.

Man Gets Prison Term for Bank Robbery Spree


TRENTON – A man who made five bank robberies during a monthlong spree two years ago was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison and required to pay $9,217 in restitution, The Associated Press reported. Quentin Morales, 27, robbed banks across New Jersey.

Christie Buying Home in Wealthy Jersey Shore Enclave

BAY HEAD, N.J. – Former Gov. Chris Christie is buying a four-bedroom, five-bathroom home in Bay Head, a wealthy Jersey shore enclave, The Record reported. The home is assessed for $2.8 million and has a property tax bill of $23,000.

NY Probes Discrimination Of Expectant Moms

ALBANY – New York state will investigate allegations that expectant women have been the victims of workplace discrimination by several major companies by passing them over for promotions and raises, and firing them when they complained. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says agencies will launch an education and outreach campaign.

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