Friday, February 21, 2014


New York Today: Winter Interruptus

Richard Perry/The New York Times
What you need to know for Friday and the weekend: rain today, glorious weather tomorrow, and following the mayor’s speeding car.
The Auburn Family Residence has been cited for over 400 violations.
Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
The Auburn Family Residence has been cited for over 400 violations.
Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce on Friday that his administration is removing hundreds of children from two shelters that inspectors have repeatedly cited for deplorable conditions, officials said.

For Christie, Awkward Return to a Setting He Once Ruled

The first town-hall-style meeting for Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey since controversy enveloped his administration showed how difficult it may be for him to recreate political magic.

2 Former Christie Aides Who Ignored Subpoenas Are Ordered to Court

A judge has ordered two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie to appear in court on March 11 to explain their refusal to turn over potential evidence to the George Washington Bridge lane closings investigation.

Leader of Port Authority’s Police Union to Reduce Role Amid Bridge Scandal

Paul Nunziato, the president of the union, told his membership on Thursday that he would step aside from the union’s day-to-day operations.
David Ranta, wrongly convicted in a 1990 killing, was freed last year. The office of New York City’s comptroller settled the case before a suit had been filed.
David B. Hollingsworth for The New York Times
David Ranta, wrongly convicted in a 1990 killing, was freed last year. The office of New York City’s comptroller settled the case before a suit had been filed.
The settlement of a claim filed by David Ranta was made by the comptroller’s office because of overwhelming evidence, lawyers said.

Junior’s Brooklyn Site Will Be Sold to Developer, but Restaurant Will Return

Junior’s Restaurant in Brooklyn will be torn down by a developer, but its owner says he plans to strike a deal that will allow its return as a ground-floor tenant.

Deal Reached on Litigation Over Long Island College Hospital

Under a settlement, the State University of New York would have to solicit new bids for the troubled hospital, which unions and community organizations are fighting to keep open.
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