Thursday, February 27, 2014

New York Today: Winter’s Pesky Visitors

What you need to know for Thursday: mice in the pantry, more freezing weather, and a veggie bus roams the streets of the Bronx.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is seen as taking a strikingly tactical interest in his eventual challenger.
Michael Appleton for The New York Times
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is seen as taking a strikingly tactical interest in his eventual challenger.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, is involving himself in the selection of his challenger, telling some top Republicans that they should be leery of nominating Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive.
The police investigated the shooting of an officer in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on Wednesday night.
Bryan Thomas for The New York Times
The police investigated the shooting of an officer in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on Wednesday night.

Police Officer Is Shot in Legs in Brooklyn

Officer James Li, 26, was injured in Crown Heights on Wednesday after removing a man who had boarded a bus through a back door without paying, the police said.

Christie Starts Push to Rein In State’s Labor Costs

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, insulated from the burdens of a re-election bid, said he would devote his remaining time in office to the issue of skyrocketing government pension and health care expenses.

Kerry Kennedy Hits Back as Prosecutors Question Story Line at Trial

Ms. Kennedy took the stand on the third day of a trial in which she is charged with driving under the influence of a sleeping pill.

Assault Charge for a Top New York City Council Official

Charles Preston Niblack, the Council’s finance director, is accused of hitting his partner in the face with a wooden statue and a picture frame during an argument.

New York City Council Swiftly Passes Bill to Extend Paid Sick Days

The more emphatically liberal Council expanded the law to require businesses with five or more employees to provide up to five paid days off a year.
The South Bronx Mobile Market takes low-cost produce to the area a few times a week.
Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times
The South Bronx Mobile Market takes low-cost produce to the area a few times a week.
The leader of a South Bronx nonprofit group is filling an old school bus with a cornucopia of locally and organically grown vegetables and fruit and taking it to the streets.

Rift at Jewish School in Manhattan Over Canceled Plan for Israeli-Palestinian Talk

A student group at an Orthodox Jewish school extended an invitation to a Columbia professor to give his views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but the head of the school rescinded it.

A New York Observer Article Brings a Spat in Trump’s Orbit

An article on the New York attorney general portrayed him as vindictive and politically opportunistic. It also included a defense of Donald Trump.
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