Morning Buzz: Bringing Internet to the Subway

Good morning. Be prepared for thunderstorms and a high of 80 degrees.

Here’s what we’re reading this morning, starting with the N.Y./Region section in The Times:

At the age of 82, Louise Slaughter, of upstate New York, will not let redistricting challenges and a broken leg keep her from seeking a 14th term in Congress. Regarding the challenge of getting to Washington while recuperating, Ms. Slaughter said, “I was going to see if Romney could transport me on the top of his car.”

A $466 million settlement may be a windfall for the city as its elected leaders seek to balance the 2013 budget, which goes into effect July 1. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Thursday that the money would save the jobs of teachers, policemen and firefighters, as well as avoid tax increases.

Two Cuban citizens living in Miami are being charged with breaking into a Connecticut warehouse and taking $80 million worth of prescription drugs. The authorities were able to connect the men, who are brothers, to the crime as one of them touched a water bottle in the warehouse during the act.

A grand jury, after hearing testimony from 42 witnesses, decided not to indict a White Plains police officer in the killing of a former Marine.

The challenge of dealing with the wastewater byproduct of fracking for natural gas may stall that industry’s development in New York State.

More than 30 manhole covers have gone missing since March. While one may fetch $30 on the black market, Consolidated Edison, New York City’s major utilities firm, spends some $200 for a replacement.

A former State Senate majority leader, Joseph L. Bruno, is once again facing charges that he received bribes during his political tenure.


Hundreds of mourners attended the wake of the seven victims of a car accident that occurred in the Bronx on Sunday. [New York Post]

Members of Chelsea’s Community Board 4 say they would not have signed off on a liquor license for a “restaurant” in January had they known it was for a Bungalow 8 night spot. [DNA Info]

Boingo, a Wi-Fi service provider, announced that it would be working with Transit Wireless to bring the Internet to all subway stations by 2016. [am New York]

Leading technology firms continue to have interest in New York, as eBay and Microsoft both announced plans to open centers in Manhattan. [Crain’s New York]

A Brooklyn grandmother was hit by a Secret Service agent’s vehicle as she crossed the street. She later died at Interfaith Hospital. [Daily News]

A man was recorded retrieving a shotgun before using the weapon with an accomplice to rob two men in Queens. [New York Post]

The Yankees’ dependable closing pitcher, Mariano Rivera, suffered a knee injury on Thursday that may mean the end of his baseball career. [New York Times]

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