Knicks Morning News (2018.09.13)

  • [NYDN] 5 Feast of San Gennaro foods and events you shouldn’t miss
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Mamma mia!

    Navigating the always-crowded Feast of San Gennaro in Manhattan’s Little Italy can be hectic and confusing as you try to distinguish the tourist traps from authentic eats.

    So we’ve narrowed down some of the must-hit events and food stands so you don’t have to waste time figuring it out…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Two sets of rules in NYPD discipline
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Not all crimes and punishments are equal in the NYPD.

    One boss dated an ex-con, another is accused of fudging statistics and encouraging mass arrests – one was demoted and the other lost a few vacation days.

    Which offense is worse? Having poor taste in men, according to the NYPD.

    Probationary Captain…

  • [NYDN] Here are other stars who criticized their own movies as Viola Davis admits she regrets doing ‘The Help’
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Viola Davis is far from the only star to share a critical view about a past movie role.

    Davis told The New York Times she regrets doing the 2011 drama “The Help” — which centers on a pair of black maids working for white families during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s — because she believes

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Thousands sign petition to keep Victims Compensation Fund going for 9/11-illness sufferers
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    More than 130,000 people have signed a petition to extend the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, which provides financial assistance to those suffering from illnesses caused by Ground Zero contaminants.

    The petition was put together by John Feal, a 9/11 survivor advocate who plans to collect…

  • [NYDN] The man with the sign and me: My Catholic faith and my children’s innocence in an age of sex abuse scandals
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    A man who says he’s a survivor of child sex abuse often stands outside of my children’s Catholic elementary school at pickup with a sign. The sign describes how a priest at our parish abused him, decades ago. The priest is long dead, and anyone associated with the cover-up has left the parish.

  • [NYDN] How to vote: The Daily News’ picks on primary day
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    New York’s political establishment put today’s primary for state contests on a Thursday, so as not to conflict with Sept. 11 remembrances or Rosh Hashana; the vote should’ve happened months ago, and been combined with Congressional primaries.

    Why’d they split them up, costing millions of dollars…

  • [NYDN] N.Y. vs. the electorate: How state voting laws suppress participation
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    How does New York State make it difficult to vote? Let us count the ways.

    Both parties refused to consolidate federal and state primaries, driving down turnout. It’s a trick they’ve pulled before and surely will try again.

    New York has one of the strictest party registration timetables, mandating…

  • [NYDN] Schools Chancellor Carranza takes yellow bus no-show personally
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    As the city’s yellow school bus delays and no-shows dragged on Wednesday, parents complained of difficulty reaching school officials or bus company staffers who could help.

    Hold times on the city’s school bus help line stretched beyond 22 minutes, and some desperate parents reached out to Education…

  • [NYDN] Surrogate justice: The machine beats the voters in Brooklyn
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Surrogate judges oversee the estates of the dead and can offer rich rewards to connected lawyers. So when one of the 14-year judgeships is vacant, competition is fierce.

    So fierce that the Brooklyn Democratic machine lost the last two surrogate primaries to insurgents.

    Not this year. Boss Frank…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Primary Day
    (Thursday, September 13, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    No to Cuomo

    Manhattan: Quid Pro Cuomo moved the freakin’ primary to a Thursday, and y’all believe that it was to honor Tuesday, Sept. 11? None of you think this was an illegal move by a crooked incumbent to lower voter turnout (cuz he expects to lose to Cynthia Nixon the TV star)? It’s 2018, and…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Peter Alonso still ‘disappointed’ Mets never called him up, but management made the right call on young slugger
    (Wednesday, September 12, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    Peter Alonso got to Citi Field this week, but it wasn’t the September arrival he and Mets fans were hoping for.

    Instead of getting big league at-bats and experience, exciting a fan base that had long ago given up on this season, the Mets’ top hitting prospect was sitting in the press room during…

  • [NYDN] Mets offense goes off in rout of Marlins following miserable rain delay
    (Wednesday, September 12, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    If only the Mets bats woke up like this once in a while for Jacob deGrom, there would be no NL Cy Young debate.

    The Mets exploded for more runs than they’ve scored for their ace in his last five outings to coast to a 13-0 rout of Miami following a near six-hour rain delay.

    The teams were set to…

  • [NYDN] Bronx man charged in drug rival’s killing, even though victim refused to ID him with dying breaths: police
    (Wednesday, September 12, 2018 9:55:00 PM)

    A Bronx gunman whose victim refused to identify him with his dying breaths wound up in cuffs anyway, after witnesses helped police identify him, cop sources said.

    Justin Smith, 28, was busted Wednesday on charges he killed 42-year-old Edwin Cabrera on Aug. 3.

    Police sources described the killing…

  • [NYDN] Another gang member sought in brutal slaying of Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz
    (Wednesday, September 12, 2018 9:40:00 PM)

    Cops are looking to question yet another Trinitarios gang member in connection with this summer’s brutal machete slaying of Bronx teenager Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz.

    Police have charged 13 alleged members of the violent street gang with the teen’s June 20 slaying, and on Wednesday, they released…

  • [NYDN] Humboldt Broncos return to ice 5 months after bus crash
    (Wednesday, September 12, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan — Brayden Camrud and Derek Patter were back on the ice for the Humboldt Broncos on Wednesday night in the team’s first game since 10 teammates and six other people were killed in a bus crash.

    Camrud and Patter are the only survivors back with the junior hockey team. In a…

  • [NYDN] California gunman kills five, including wife, then shoots himself as police arrive
    (Wednesday, September 12, 2018 9:10:00 PM)

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Authorities say a gunman in California has killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a sheriff’s deputy closed in.

    Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood says the shootings began shortly before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and occurred at a business…

  • [NYDN] Yankees nearly no-hit in loss to Twins as wild card lead continues to dwindle
    (Wednesday, September 12, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    Aaron Judge, the Yankees need you.

    The Bronx Bombers were nearly no-hit by the less-than-mediocre Jake Odorizzi Wednesday night, as the Yanks saw their lead atop the wild card dwindle to just one game with a 3-1 loss to the Twins.

    Odorizzi, whose stat line improved to a 6-10 record and 4.41 ERA,…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — September 13, 2018
    (Wednesday, September 12, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for September 13, 2018

    We may be lost in idealistic thoughts today as the borders of Fantasyland stretch farther than our eyes can see. Logical Mercury is visiting analytical Virgo where it helps us figure out nearly anything, but its current opposition to…

  • [NYDN] Bronx teacher who performed oral sex on 14-year-old gets 10 years probation, avoids jail, keeps teaching certificate
    (Wednesday, September 12, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    A Bronx high school teacher who admitted to performing oral sex on her 14-year-old student won’t face jail time — and she might even return to the classroom.

    Dori Myers, 30, last month pleaded guilty to criminal sex act for the Nov. 2016 incident at her former workplace, New School for Leadership…

  • [NYDN] 24 men in Phoenix area arrested in child sex crime operation
    (Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    MESA, Ariz. — Authorities say a multi-agency operation to crack down on child sex crimes has resulted in the arrest of 24 men in the Phoenix metro area.

    Mesa police say they partnered with the Tempe, Gilbert and Chandler police departments and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office as part of the…

  • [NYDN] Pope Francis to meet U.S. bishops Thursday over abuse scandal
    (Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    VATICAN CITY — With the Catholic Church in crisis once again over clerical sex abuse and cover-up, Pope Francis will meet Thursday with U.S. cardinals and bishops who are demanding to know how one of their own was able to climb the clerical ranks despite allegations that he slept with seminarians.

  • [NYDN] Ex-convict pleads guilty to killing college student from China, gets life in prison
    (Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:35:00 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — An ex-convict pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing a University of Utah student from China using a gun stolen after another slaying.

    Austin Boutain, 24, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the plea agreement that allowed him to avoid the death penalty….

  • [NYDN] WNBA Finals: Seattle Storm sweeps Washington Mystics to claim championship, Twitter reacts
    (Wednesday, September 12, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    FAIRFAX, Va. — Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their third WNBA title Wednesday night, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 of the best-of-five series.

    Stewart was the league MVP and was selected the Finals MVP after averaging 25.6 points in the three…

  • [NYDN] OUCH! Red Sox fan takes Devon Travis bat to the head
    (Wednesday, September 12, 2018 7:25:00 PM)

    A man sitting in the box seats at Wednesday night’s Red Sox game was hit on the forehead by a bat that slipped out of Devon Travis’ hands in the eighth inning.

    The bat cleared the netting along the baseline and landed about 15 rows up in the box seats, about midway between third base and home plate….

  • [NYDN] Mets to make major announcement on David Wright as source says team captain still hopes to return
    (Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:47:00 PM)

    The Mets and David Wright are expecting to announce Thursday their plans for the team captain’s attempted comeback.

    The Mets’ third baseman has not played in a major league game since May 2016, but has said he is ready to play in a game before the end of the season.

    According to sources, Wright…