Morning Brief: September 19th

by Kris Venezia
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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera.

flickr, Keith Allison

The Yankees are still in the hunt for the playoffs.

Weather

Sunny today with a high of 69, tonight it'll be clear with a low of 56. [Full Forecast

Need to Know

A new report shows poverty is up and the income gap continues to widen in New York City. [NY Times]

Connecticut is giving $5 million to schools across the state for improving security at schools. [Reuters

Some New Jersey Lawmakers are calling for access to medical records. [WFUV News

Sports

Yankees won 4-3 in Toronto last night, and they take on the Blue Jays again at 707. The Bronx Bombers are 2.5 games back of the Wild Card. 

Mets defeated San Francisco 5-4 yesterday. The Amazins' host the Giants at 110. 

Today in History

In 2011, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera passed Trevor Hofman for first on the all-time saves list. He currently has 652 saves in his career. 

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