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Friday’s Headlines: Weird Weekend Ahead Edition

12:30 AM EDT on June 2, 2023

Hot enough for you? Graphic: National Weather Service

It's going to be HOT today. But it's going to be windy and cloudy and it may even rain on Saturday. So there's that.

Let's get to the news:

  • There were lots of deaths in the news yesterday:
    • An e-bike rider died from wounds he sustained a few weeks ago in Brooklyn. (NYDN)
    • And another cyclist died of his injuries, also sustained in a Brooklyn crash. (NYDN)
    • A driver killed a man walking on a Bronx highway. (NYDN)
  • The overtime problem continues at the LIRR. (NY PostamNY)
  • Is the mayor a flat-out liar? Well... (NY Times)
  • The City previewed the coming June 27 Council primary elections that no one is talking about.
  • Crain's covered the state legislature's failure — really Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie's unconscionable failure — to move legislation to allow the city to lower its own damn speed limits...
  • ...Which reminds us: One of the reasons that New Yorkers have been agitating for lower speed limits was the 2014 killing of 9-year-old Cooper Stock. Well, his now 18-year-old friends marched yet again for justice on Thursday. And Kevin Duggan was there, filing this story and this video:

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