MORNING BUZZ (2/24): Queens Village pre-k says it’s ready to expand, MTA cancels plan to boot homeless from E train & Monday events
Morning Buzz – A quick top-news synopsis every day at 8 a.m.
Monday, February 24
Parking Regulations are back in effect
• Mostly sunny, with a high near 34
• The 2014 Winter Olympics came to a close yesterday here’s a look at the closing ceremony.
• Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced that he plans to run for Governor against Gov. Cuomo this year.
• NYC isn’t the only city dealing with a serious pothole problem, some estimates say Americans will spend $6.4 billion this year on pothole repairs.
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• The A To Z Center Preschool in Queens Village says they are ready for expanded Pre-K and has a list of teachers ready to start,
• The MTA has canceled its plan to start removing homeless people from E trainstoday because of how it was perceived by the public.
• Mayor de Blasio and T.V. weather man Al Roker will square off this morning on the “Today Show.”
• Weekend Box Office
1) The LEGO Movie – $ 31.4 million
2) 3 Days to Kill – $12.3 million
3) Pompeii – $10 million
4) Robocop – $9.4 million
• Fox News says the right to bear arms isn’t just limited to a person’s home, but in public spaces too.
• CNN says the protests in Ukraine have given the country a new chance at real political reforms.
• Nets topped the Lakers 108-102. Check the recap here.
• Knicks face the Mavericks tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Garden.
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Weekend crime roundup
• A man was killed while running across the Van Wyck Expwy at Atlantic Ave. in Jamaica early Sunday.
• Jackson Heights – 10 a.m. – Congressman Crowley will hold a press conference to announce new legislation that will help put New Yorkers back to work and improve skills through on-the-job training programs. Queens Community House. Jackson Heights. 74-09 37th Ave. Rm. 418.
• Long Island City – 7 p.m. – “Get more customers and make more money from the ones you have learning the principles of Lifecycle Marketing.” A free seminar hosted by Ramon Ray. Long Island City Workforce 1 Career Center. 38-81 13th St.