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Morning Brief: March 5th

by Kris Venezia
Governor Cuomo.

saebaryo, Flickr

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio discuss education initiatives in Albany.

Thousands of parents and students rallied in support of charter schools yesterday, while Mayor Bill de Blasio pushed for his pre-kindergarten plan in Albany. [CBS Local]


Today, partly cloudy with a high of 37, and tomorrow, partly cloudy with a low of 23. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Secretary of State John Kerry pledged US aid for Ukraine. [New York Times]

Metro-North releases 100-day plan to boost safety. [New York Post]

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is pushing a minimum wage increase. [CT Post]


The New York Rangers host Toronto at 7.

On Stage Tonight

• The Moody Blues @ the Mayo Performing Arts Center
• Cowboy Junkies @ City Winery
• Professor Louie and the Crowmatix @ Iridium
• Joan As Police Woman @ Union Pool
• Chip Taylor @ the Cutting Room
• WFUV PRESENTS: Los Lobos (with the Mastersons) @ the Space at Westbury

Today in History

In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "bank holiday", closing all US banks and freezing all financial transactions. 



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