MORNING BULLETIN: MISSING SENIOR FOUND DEAD, TOM DUANE TO RETIRE, SEEKING SCHOOLS COLUMNIST


The double rainbow over the Upper West Side on Sunday, by George Guerrero.

June 4, 2012 Weather: Rain, High of 64 Degrees.

Notices:
We have a new list of events up for this week, with some free swing lessons, appearances by New York Times columnist Gail Collins and Jarhead author Anthony Swofford, and a midnight showing of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, along with lots more offerings. Check ’em out!

Commenters on my Sunday story about PS 87’s PTA rightly set me straight on some of the issues facing local schools, including lower per-pupil funding that makes it necessary to raise money elsewhere. Note to self: don’t write pieces reacting to articles where you haven’t seen the underlying data. With that in mind, are there any parents out there who would like to pen an occasional column about the politics surrounding local public schools for the Rag? Also, to learn more about what’s up with local schools, check our calendar for a meeting on challenges facing District 3 on Thursday night at 5:30.

News:
Richard Apppleby, a former federal prosecutor with Parkinsons Disease who lived at the Atria senior home on 86th Street, disappeared last week; his body was found floating in Little Neck Bay near Long Island on May 25. Some residents were concerned that the Atria didn’t post signs about his disappearance. (DNAinfo)

State Senator Tom Duane, a gay rights advocate who represented the Upper West Side, will retire at the end of this term. (NY Times)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrated the Ascension School’s 100th birthday. (NY1)

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