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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Thursday, August 24, 2017

New York

A landowner’s diary from the early 19th century suggests several African-American slaves may be buried under a vacant Brooklyn lot. The site, located on Ninth Street and Third Avenue, has been designated for the construction of a pre-school for up to 180 students, according to DNA   

“This neighborhood is growing both because more and more people want to come to the schools here and because of residential development,” City Councilman Brad Lander said in 2015, regarding the plans for the school’s construction. “We need to do everything we can to increase school capacity. I’m very excited that the SCA is moving forward with this site."

The School Construction Authority had planned to open the school in 2018, though the

New York City outdid itself in overtime payments last year, spending approximately $1.9 billion. According to a NY Post report Saturday, the payment represents a 4.3 percent increase from 2015. Citing findings by government watchdog Empire Center for Public Policy, the Post said that 10 to 23 percent of the payroll of most NYC agencies last year consisted of overtime payment. In a related report this month, NBC New York found that over 300 NYC employees had boosted their annual salary through

A battle for control of the payroll processing company Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) and the removal of its chief executive officer has been started by activist investor Bill Ackman.

On Friday, August 4, ADP announced that Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management told the company that it wants Ackman and four others nominated to the 10-member board, and desires the deadline for nominating directors to be postponed past the current date that is set for August 10. In addition, it wants

A restraining order has been filed against a Brooklyn landlord after an incident last year, in which he allegedly shoved a mattress at his wife, forcing her out of the bedroom. The landlord, Ephraim Fruchthandler, has also been accused of kicking his wife, to whom he has been married for 30 years, out of the couple’s 11-bedroom mansion in Midwood last year during an argument on Passover. 

In another incident last year, surveillance camera footage captured Fruchthandler’s wife “gesticulating

First published in 1947, the diary of German-Jewish teenager Anne Frank has become one of the twentieth-century’s most celebrated works. However, the wartime diary (published under the title Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl) might never have seen the light of day had it not been for Judith Jones, an editor who famously rescued it from the rejection pile and insisting on its publication. On Wednesday, August 2, Jones passed away in her Vermont home at the age of 93. 

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