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Elmhurst Teacher at Special Needs School Arrested For Sex Crimes Involving Student
Elmhurst Teacher at Special Needs School Arrested For Sex Crimes Involving Student

Oct. 26, 2021 By Christian Murray

The police arrested a teacher at a special needs school in Elmhurst Friday for a number of sex crimes involving a student, according to the NYPD.

Leudis Espinal, 23, allegedly Facetimed a female student and then masturbated while she was on the phone.

He was arrested by officers at around 2 p.m. at John F. Kennedy Jr. school—a District 75 school located at 57-12 94th St. The school is for teenagers who are on the autism spectrum or have cognitive delays.

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What the Five Ballot Proposal Questions Mean for New Yorkers this November

The city is not just choosing a new mayor in November. This fall, New York voters must also decide on five proposed changes to the state constitution.

Five ballot proposals are up for a vote in the general election on Nov. 2. They include questions on the future of political representation in Albany, environmental protections, easier voter registration and absentee balloting, and how New York’s civil courts function.The full text of the five proposals are listed on the Board of Elections website and at Ballotpedia, the nonprofit political encyclopedia. But voters who aren’t political mavens may need a bit of context:

Flushing Couple Scammed Millions From Chinese Investors: SEC

Oct. 13, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

A Flushing couple has been accused of duping hundreds of Chinese nationals out of millions of dollars, by luring them into buying into two failed development projects in Queens — with the promise that their investments would help secure them residency in the United States.

More Than 15,500 New Yorkers Have Received COVID-19 Funeral Aid

More than 15,500 New Yorkers have received a total of $107 million to help bury their loved ones who died of COVID-19.

The recipients were able to tap into the funds from the federal COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program, which recently expanded eligibility after facing pressure from two local legislators. The expansion allowed 1,600 additional people to receive funds.