Monday: Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late. High around 40. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low 14. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
EVENT OF THE DAY: Live music at LIC Bar
Check out live music every Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday night at LIC Bar, located at 45-58 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Tonight, starting at 8 p.m. see performances by Aaron Irwin Group, Mika Mimura and Matthew Snow Band.
Police commanders shifting focus from crime to traffic safety
Mayor de Blasio’s push for “zero” traffic fatalities in the Big Apple has NYPD commanders facing “a nightmare” as they shift their focus on shootings and robberies to include reckless driving, sources told The Post. Read more: New York Post
NYPD seeking more detectives for murder cases in boroughs outside Manhattan
The NYPD is scrambling to boost its detective ranks following a Daily News investigation that revealed more manpower is available to handle Manhattan murders than for homicides in the outer boroughs. Read more: New York Daily News
Guns hurt or kill 10,000 children in the US each year: study
School shootings unnerve Americans, but the number of children injured or killed in those tragic events is just a fraction of the young people harmed by firearms each year in the United States, a new study finds. Read more: NBC News
Vial of Pope John Paul II’s blood stolen from Italian church
A relic containing drops of late Pope John Paul II’s blood has been stolen, Italian authorities said Monday. Read more: NBC News
Daft Punk dominates Grammys with 4 big wins
The Grammy Awards celebrated outcasts and outsiders, lionizing a couple of French robots, white rappers and a country gal espousing gay rights, and a Goth teenager who’s clearly uncomfortable with the current themes in pop music. Read more: AP