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Graphic by Jay Lane
Graphic by Jay Lane

Red Sox troubles, Yankees rivalry highlight Fenway anniversary

They’ll kick off the weekend with a party here, a mass gathering this afternoon to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park. All sorts of dignitaries will be on site, and the stubborn Yankees even have agreed to wear throwback uniforms in honor of this remarkable structure. How ironic for Red Sox Nation, though, that at a time it is honoring its building, its foundation — the team that occupies Fenway — seems quite shaky. Read More: New York Post

Delta jet lands at JFK with smoking engine after bird hit

A Delta jet slammed into birds as it took off from Kennedy Airport yesterday — and had to make an emergency landing back at JFK with one of its engines on fire. As smoke filled the cabin and horrified passengers feared for their lives, the pilots — whose names weren’t revealed — coolly landed the damaged craft at 3:25 p.m. without injury to any of the 179 passengers and crew aboard, a Delta spokesman said. Read More: New York Post

 

Most New Yorkers Feel Pain At The Gas Pump

The gas fumes are not the only thing making drivers sick to their stomach; it’s the cost of filling up. “Let’s just say that I’m going into the supermarket and I can’t afford to buy as much as I usually would,” said one New Yorker. “Credit card bills, gas and food, and I don’t know which is worse,” said another. “I’m in the car business down here and it’s all everybody is talking about,” said a third. Read More: NY1

 

Terrorist: Queens Defendant Could Not Make Bombs But Still Wanted To Attack City Subways

The admitted mastermind behind a plot to blow up crowded city subway trains took the stand again on Wednesday in the trial of his high school classmate. As Adis Medunjanin’s terror trial in Brooklyn federal court continued on Wednesday, the defense began its cross-examination of Zazi. Zazi gave intricate details to the defense of how he traveled to Pakistan and learned how to make bombs from al-Qaeda members. Read More: NY1

 

 

Dead Queens teen was restrained by school staff: cops

A Queens teenager died suddenly Thursday after he was restrained by staff at a school for emotionally and developmentally troubled kids, police and students said. Corey Foster, 16, of Jamacia, was hauled off of a basketball court at the Biondi Education Center at the Leake & Watts facility in Yonkers Wednesday night and went into cardiac arrest as he was being removed, witnesses said. Read More: Daily News
Rockaway stretch turns into racetrack for rogue drivers 

Benard Pelzer spends his afternoons shepherding children across the street. But what was once a routine task has become a risky proposition as a lawless stretch of Rockaway roadway has turned into a perilous speedway, the crossing guard and several residents said. The section of Rockaway Beach Blvd. between Beach 73rd and Beach 79th Sts. isn’t governed by any signs or traffic lights, leaving pedestrians to jog across the street as motorists far exceed the speed limit, residents said. Read More: Daily News