Morning Report: Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April 2, 2013 Heather Chin
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The sun continues to shine today, although with a little crispness in the air. High temps are at 43 degrees, with a low of 31 degrees expected tonight. A westward wind is between 18 to 22 mph, with gusts of around 35 mph. Chance of rain is at 10 percent.

The sun rose at 6:37 a.m., will set at around 7:22 p.m., and the moon will rise at 1:26 a.m. tomorrow.

5 Things To Know this morning:

  • Two Queens politicians were arrested early this morning for allegedly attempting to bribe State Senator Malcolm Smith’s way onto the mayoral ballot as a Republican, despite Smith being a registered Democrat. Smith and City Councilmember Daniel Halloran could face charges of fraud and bribery. [NYPost; Queens Courier]
  • Long Island College Hospital (LICH) has gotten another one-month reprieve from potential closure by SUNY officials after NYS Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes stated that no closure could happen until another hearing is held on May 2. [Crain’s NY Business]
  •  Will the East River Ferry come to DUMBO? That’s what Senator Charles Schumer and others are trying to do. What do you think? [NY1]
  • State funds for Medicaid reimbursements for services to the developmentally disabled have been slashed by nearly $4,000 per person — almost 80 percent — in an effort to save $15 billion over 20 years. [NYPost]
  • Subway ads targeting salt intake have hit the rails, courtesy of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. [Grub Street NY]

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