May 20: 5 non-COVID-19 stories from across the tri-state region
Looking for some stories that are not about the coronavirus? Here's a selection of stories from across our regions.
MTA bus driver suffers medical episode behind wheel, crashes into parked cars in Brownsville: A crash involving an MTA bus in Brownsville is under investigation as officials believe the driver suffered from a medical episode. Police were called to the scene just before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to the intersection of East New York Avenue between Rockaway Parkway and East 98th Street.
New York Jets 2020 rookie class adjusts to making transition to pros virtually: NFL Draft picks have had to start making the transition from college to the pros, virtually, with no rookie mini-camps this year, and that includes the New York Jets. Since Mekhi Becton was drafted 11 overall by the Jets back in April, the 6 foot 7 inch, 364-pound offensive tackle out of Louisville has been working out, studying the playbook, and attending virtual team meetings.
Board of Ed promotes interim principal to permanent principal at Isaac E. Young Middle School: A New Rochelle middle school has found its new principal. The Board of Education has named Dr. Tawanda Robinson permanent principal of Isaac E. Young Middle School. She has spent more than 20 years there, serving as a counselor, assistant principal and interim principal
Mt. Sinai physical education teacher keeps kids moving while exploring Long Island: A Mount Sinai physical education teacher has come up with a unique way to keep his students connected to the great outdoors. Eric Strovink, along with his colleagues in the Mount Sinai district, are creating elaborate videos for their students to keep moving and discovering Long Island during quarantine. Strovink explores places like the Tesla lab in Shoreham, the RCA property of Rocky Point and Greenport.
Bridgeport school children create newspaper to be placed inside time capsule: School children in Bridgeport are working to create a newspaper that will be placed inside of a time capsule. Kids from the Thomas Hooker Elementary Lighthouse virtual afterschool program have been learning art and journalism skills. They are using what they learned to work on a project that aims to make a record of the community's experience during the pandemic. Instructor Iyaba Mandingo says he thought a newspaper seemed the perfect way to record history.