Monday, March 10, 2014

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What you need to know for Monday: evening light returns, cloudy skies, and the city is sued over charter schools.

Metro-North Worker Fatally Struck by Train in East Harlem

The man was working on the tracks at East 106th Street and Park Avenue early Monday morning, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

In Rent Plan for Charters, Mayor Faces a Hard Road

Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to charge rent to charter schools, but education experts say his proposal might be difficult to put into effect.

Renters Hope for Promised Freeze as de Blasio Prepares to Fill Guidelines Board

As the mayor appoints the nine members of the board, which decides each year how much regulated rents will increase, tenants are counting on him to make good on a campaign promise.

Putting Star Power Behind Horse Carriage Industry

Liam Neeson joined supporters of New York City’s horse carriages as he spoke in favor of the industry at Clinton Park Stables.

Bridge Scandal Relegates ‘Traffic Study’ to Punch Line

The scandal surrounding the closing of lanes to the George Washington Bridge in September has sullied the image of the once-staid transportation tool.

Checking Noise Complaint, Officers Stumble Upon a Heroin Mill

The police found about five pounds of heroin in the apartment of a Queens man on Friday after they responded to a complaint and he opened his door holding a marijuana pipe.

Warm Weather Brings Out Banned Vehicles, and Officers Pounce

The New York Police Department cracked down on riders of dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles in Manhattan and the Bronx over the weekend.

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