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Morning Brief: March 4th

by Kris Venezia
Spring trees.

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Temperatures continue to be low even in March as winter looms in New York City, but spring is just a few weeks away. Here's a list of events and activities to look forward to. [Timeout NY


Today, partly cloudy with a high of 30, and tonight, partly cloudy with a low of 22. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

New York City Council Passes Paid Sick Leave Bill

by Associated Press

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The New York City Council has passed expanded paid sick days legislation.

The new bill has the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio. It will give the right to have paid sick days to 355,000 workers.

The bill will be the first that de Blasio, a Democrat, signs into law. He said Wednesday that the council "made history" with the legislation.

Combined with previous legislation, more than a half-million New Yorkers will now be entitled to take up to five sick days without fear of losing their job.

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