Morning Read: Pension Battle; Obama’s ‘Theology’

The Times says that a Congressional ethics committee should follow up on their reporting on Michael Grimm.

Shelly Silver doesn’t sound inclined to go along with Andrew Cuomo’s pension reform.

In a pre-emptive strike, Assembly Democrats are pushing their own bill which would boost pensions.

Heather Bricetti of the Business Council op-eds that the pension system is unsustainable.

Jesse Jackson urged Andrew Cuomo to veto the LATFOR lines.

Al D’Amato fears that a Rick Santorum nomination would be a disaster to Republicans in New York.

The NYPD monitored students all over the northeast.

Businesses brace for a higher minimum wage, and the owner of the power political lunch spot City Hall restaurant says he won’t hire any more people if the law passes.

Plastic is in, wood is out on the Coney Island boardwalk.

First world problems: The Times takes a look at the restrictions on private helicopters flying to the city from Long Island.

A deli-owner in Long Island City fears he will go out of business once Fresh Direct moves to the Bronx.

New Yorkers re-tuned into radio in the wake of Whitney Houston’s death.

Teachers and school districts across New York are forced to scramble to come up with new teacher evaluation processes.

Schools across the country are wrestling with new teacher evaluation mandates.

Al Sharpton and MSNBC are jumping on the Jeremy Lin-wagon.

Acting like a true front-runner, Rick Santorum is ignoring Mitt Romney and turning all his fire on Barack Obama.

Santorum is up big in Texas.

Mitt Romney has closed the gap in Michigan.

Santorum took on Obama’s “theology.”

Faith could be on display quite literally at the GOP debate on Ash Wednesday.