Lower East Side Links

–A police officer who was based at the 7th Precinct has reportedly agreed to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit for $125,000. [Daily News]

–The City Council schedules a public hearing on the mayor’s controversial plan to build four huge new jails for Sept. 5, the first day of school. Critics say it’s just the latest ploy to stifle community engagement. [Brooklyn Eagle]

–A would-be congressional intern has been arrested for allegedly making a death threat against Rep. Nydia Velazquez. [Daily News]

–The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival returns to Tompkins Square Park on Sunday. [Jazz Times]

–Renovations at Tompkins Square Park look to be almost complete. [EV Grieve]

–A recently discovered book, signed by Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt, has been traced back to Henry Street Settlement. [New York Times]