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AP-NY--New York News Digest,ADVISORY, NY

July 15, 2018

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KUSHER COS-PUSHING TENANTS OUT

NEW YORK — An Associated Press investigation into one of the Kushner Cos.′ largest residential buildings reveals what some residents say was an orchestrated campaign that used relentless, noisy construction to push rent-stabilized tenants out and bring high-paying condo buyers in. If so, it was remarkably successful. Over the past three years, tenants in nearly 300 rent-regulated apartments — 80 percent of the building — moved out, clearing the way for those properties to be flipped into condos that have so far sold for $155 million. By Bernard Condon and Garance Burke. SENT: 1,400 words, photo, video. An abridged version of 800 words is available.

HOUSE EXPLOSION-BRONX

NEW YORK Two men have pleaded guilty to manslaughter in an explosion at a marijuana grow house that killed a New York City fire battalion chief, prosecutors said. SENT: 325 words, photo.

CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTING-MEMORIAL

UNDATED — Designs for a memorial to nine black worshippers slain at a South Carolina church began not at a drafting table, but with questions from grieving family members to prospective architects. Church officials unveiled detailed plans Sunday afternoon for the permanent tribute, designed by the architect behind the 9/11 Memorial in New York. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 610 words, photos.

MILITARY PLANE CRASH-MEMORIAL

Mississippi and U.S. Marine Corps officials dedicated a memorial Saturday to the 15 Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman who died in a plane crash last year. The aircraft was flown by a New York-based Marine Reserve unit and known by the call sign Yanky 72. SENT: 300 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— WORLD CUP WATCH PARTIES: Soccer enthusiasts fanned out to watch the World Cup final at cafes, bars, clubs and outdoor spaces across New York City.

— MISSING BOATER: Authorities are looking for a missing boater on New York’s Chautauqua Lake.

— BROOKLYN STABBINGS: A Brooklyn man has been arrested on murder and gang assault charges in a triple stabbing that killed a 15-year-old.

— SEAT BELT ENFORCEMENT-PARKS: Police in New York state parks want to make sure people buckle up; they’re taking part in a seat belt education and enforcement program running this weekend through Aug. 13

— FOOD STAMP BENEFITS: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has written to federal officials urging them to renew a policy allowing food stamp recipients to use their benefits at local farmers’ markets.

SPORTS:

BBO--NATIONALS-METS

NEW YORK — Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals play the New York Mets at Citi Field in their final game before the All-Star break. By Adry Torres. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game started 1:10 p.m. EDT.

BBA--YANKEES-INDIANS

CLEVELAND — All-Star Trevor Bauer starts the Indians’ final game before the break as the Indians wrap up their four-game series against the New York Yankees and right-hander Mashiro Tanaka, who beat Cleveland in last year’s Division Series. Game started 1:10 p.m. EDT.

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