Photo: Michael Garofalo. A longtime Upper East Side market manager was struck and killed by a yellow cab as he crossed York Avenue and 78th Street Saturday night, the second such fatal incident at that intersection in 15 months. Manikkam Srymanean, 50, was crossing York when he was hit about p. He presumably had just left the Super-Del Market, on the east side of the avenue just north of 78th Street, where he had worked for 30 years. Srymanean was taken to NewYork-.
Ritchie Torres becomes first openly gay Black member of Congress
Four-fifths of the money approved by Education Department to help students from Puerto Rico went to those on the mainland. And critics say new pot of money has application process that will disadvantage island universities. Frustrations have mounted in recent weeks among members of Congress and advocates for Puerto Rico over bureaucratic obstacles they say may prevent colleges and universities on the island from getting emergency relief approved by lawmakers in February. Puerto Rico was hit hard by Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma last year, and colleges and universities on the island suffered serious damage from the impact of those storms.
GOLDEN GLOVES / Dalton still waiting for fighting chance
Shane Dalton was only age 9, but he remembers vividly the pride that washed over him, his Irish city of Galway and the Irish people when their countryman, Michael Carruth , struck gold as a boxer in the Olympic Games in Barcelona. Carruth gave Ireland its first Olympic gold medal in 32 years. He gave Dalton the inspiration to follow his footsteps into the boxing ring.
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