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Morning Brief: March 10

by Jeff Coltin

frankieleon, flickr

The funeral for the late Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop of New York from 2000 to 2009, will be held today at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. Mourners have been pouring in to pay their respects. Many shared kind words about the man. One, Greg Packer of Huntington, NY, remembered the Cardinal for his strength of hand.

Morning Brief: March 9

by Jeff Coltin
Yankee Stadium

Cole Camplese, flickr

Yesterday was the culmination of years of planning and excitement for certain New York City soccer fans—New York City Football Club, or NYFC, played its first regular season game ever. The new MLS team tied this year’s other expansion team, Orlando City SC, 1-1, and the team looked great in the baby blues. Now only a week away until the home opener at Yankee Stadium.

Morning Brief: March 9

by Jeff Coltin
Yankee Stadium

Cole Camplese, flickr

Yesterday was the culmination of years of planning and excitement for certain New York City soccer fans—New York City Football Club, or NYFC, played its first regular season game ever. The new MLS team tied this year’s other expansion team, Orlando City SC, 1-1, and the team looked great in the baby blues. Now only a week away until the home opener at Yankee Stadium.

Official: New Jersey to Spend What is Necessary on Snow Removal

by Associated Press
Snow Car.

Kai Schreiber, Flickr

 A state transportation official says the government will spend "whatever is necessary" to keep highways clear and safe in the next fiscal year.

   The statements comes after Gov. Chris Christie's fiscal year 2016 budget summary showed the governor is proposing to cut spending on snow removal by $44 million.

   New Jersey Transportation Department spokesman Stephen Schapiro said Friday that Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox will have the final say on spending for snow removal.

Strike a Chord: Landing a Job with a Disability

by Rob Palazzolo
cubicle

Asa Wilson

Annette Feliciano works at the Shake Shack in Battery Park City, and she is a dedicated worker. Just after Hurricane Sandy hit, the Shake Shack still had power--and somehow, she got there to start her shift. Of course, she acted like it was no big deal.

"It's rough, but we made it." said Feliciano. "We get there to work." 

Feliciano got her job through Jobpath, and organization that helps people with developmental disabilities find work. Ryan Finger was her case manager. 

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