The Spitzers’ Investments, Disputing Kennedy as Palin

Hiram Monserrate, the state senator-elect and former cop charged with assault this morning, allegedly injured his girlfriend by hitting her over the head with a beer bottle, reports the Daily News. [DN]

The M.T.A. is still not sure what to do about the erstwhile Fulton Transit Center. [Downtown Express]

The Spitzer real estate firm was invested with Bernie Madoff. [NYT]

Michael Bloomberg doesn’t want to criticize the jury in the Timoshenko trial, but he does. [NYP]

The city granted permission for an cell tower in Maspeth despite long, loud opposition from just about everyone. [Forum News]

Famed Palin critic Kathleen Parker explains why Caroline Kennedy is not her. [WP]

David Kurtz is surprisingly impressed with George W. Bush’s presentation of the auto-bailout this morning. [TPM]

The Spitzers’ Investments, Disputing Kennedy as Palin