Legendary NYC journalist had roots in Lynchburg
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Wayne Barrett was never flashy. No flowery prose, no national audience, no "platform."
Barrett was a quiet, lethal hit man hiding in the shadows. Instead of bullets, he used facts.
"They could never sue him," said Alexandria resident Larry Barrett of his younger brother and fellow Lynchburg native, who died Jan 19 of a long-term, progressive lung disease at 71, "because he crossed all the t's and doted all his i's."
John Jay College president to step down
NEW YORK (AP) — The president of John Jay College of Criminal Justice is leaving the school after 13 years.
The college announced Tuesday that Jeremy Travis will step down effective Aug. 1, 2017.
Travis helped transform the college into a strong research institution. He's credited with increasing freshman enrollment and boosting fundraising efforts.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says his administration secured 23,284 affordable apartments and homes during Fiscal Year 2016.
He says it's the second highest production in New York City history and the most since Ed Koch was mayor.
Earlier Tuesday, a housing coalition also announced a proposal designed to balance investments in senior housing, supportive units, home ownership programs and other initiatives throughout the state, including in New York...