Morning Read: Closing Fire Companies and Failing Schools

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Mayor Bloomberg launches New York City’s official prescription drug discount card with Speaker Quinn, Deputy Mayor Gibbs and other officials. May 18, 2011 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)

Anti-Terrorism Funding: NYC staves off cuts; gets $151.57 million. [Alison Gendar]

School Closures: UFT and NAACP sue to keep 22 failing schools open. [Barbara Martinez]

School Closures: Lawsuit threats “to upend the coming school year for thousands of students.” [Winnie Hu]

Fire Companies: Eight of 20 proposed closures in Brooklyn. [Erin Einhorn and Jonathan Lemire]

Fire Companies: Arrival time would jump to 9 minutes if city closes Ladder 53 in the Bronx. [Michael Saul]

Fire Companies: None should be closed. [New York Post]

Prescription Drugs Deal: “It might just be the best deal ever offered by the city to the uninsured.” [David Seifman]

Punishment: “Ray Harding got off way too easy.” [Daily News]