Morning Buzz: Union Sues to Stop School Closings

Good morning. Today should rise to a partly cloudy 66 degrees. 

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

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled the city’s new bike-share program.

Queens students learn about New York’s ecosystem by helping redesign their own schoolyards.

The chief rival to Representative Charles B. Rangel’s long-held Congressional seat secured a prominent endorsement.

A former police officer was sentenced to 75 years in prison for sexually assaulting a school teacher at gunpoint.

Residents of a secluded Queens neighborhood debated the common area practice of parentally condoned underage drinking after two parents were arrested for serving alcohol to minors.


Police officers accidentally shot a woman who was held hostage by her son. [Wall Street Journal]

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would outlaw discrimination of transgendered people. [Daily News]

Prosecutors are expected to drop charges against a Bible study leader accused of groping Manhattan women after new evidence reportedly supports his alibi. [Daily News]

A judge ordered the new owner of the Hotel Chelsea to better tend to the poor conditions inside the building. [DNA Info]

A teachers’ union has sued the city in an effort to halt several school closings. [Wall Street Journal]

Blackjack, a horse, escaped its stables and ran into traffic in Queens, where a car accidentally struck it. [New York Post]

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