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Morning Brief: August 5

Morning Brief: August 5
It's Our Town, Please Slow Down

New York’s pedestrian safety initiatives are becoming more visible.  Fourteen more major streets’ speed limits are being dropped from 30 to 25 mph over the next few months.  Jerome Ave in the Bronx just dropped down to 25 yesterday, and WFUV was there to cover it.



Warming up today, going to top out around 87 degrees, partly cloudy skies.  More clear tonight, low of 69 [full forecast].



Israel and Palestine have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire [NPR].

A patient in New York is spreading concern that Ebola may have crossed the pond [NY Times].

Environmental advocates call on Connecticut to protect the birds [WFUV].



The Yankees scored early and held on to beat Detroit, 2-1.

The Mets fell to San Fran again, 4-3.

Tonight, Mets play in Washington at 7

And the Yankees host the at 7.



-John Fogerty and Jackson Browne @ the Jones Beach Theater

-Kenny Loggins @ City Winery

-Modest Mouse (with Mimicking Birds) @ the Capitol Theatre

-Dark Star Orchestra @ the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

-Barrington Levy (with Universal Rebel and DJ Jah Culture) @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill



On this day in 1962, Nelson Mandela is jailed in South Africa. He would not be released until 1990.


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