Christians And Jews Partake In Holiday Celebrations; Lottery Winner Comes Forward in Kansas; Tugboat Capsizes Near Liberty Island
Both Christians and Jews are observing holy days over the weekend. Cardinal Timothy Dolan participated in the Good Friday Way of the Cross procession across the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday. The march began after a ceremony at Brooklyn's Cathedral Basilica of St. James. Today he will be at the Church of St. Stanislaus on East Seventh St. for the blessing of the food for Easter Sunday breakfast. In Texas new New York Jet Tim Tebow will deliver a sermon on Easter Sunday. Meanwhile Seders took place across the city -- even at Madison Square Garden -- Friday night as the Jewish holiday of Passover began at sundown. Passover lasts for eight days. [NYDN, NYT, NY1 ]
A share of the record $656 million Mega Millions drawing last week was claimed in Kansas Friday. According to state lottery director Dennis Wilson, the winner was a single ticket holder and "looks forward to retirement." A woman in Maryland claims she lost her winning ticket. "I'm still looking for it. I haven't even looked in my uniform pants yet," she told New York Post. "I'm still looking everywhere to find it, in my purse, everywhere." [CNN, NYP]
A tugboat -- the "Catherine G" -- capsized near Liberty Island Friday when prepping to transport a 60-foot construction crane. Though two crew members were pushed into the New York Harbors waters and the other four aboard climbed onto the top of the boat, a New York Waterways sightseeing boat and Park Police came to the rescue. [NY1]
Residents of apartment buildings in Virginia that a Navy fighter jet crashed into Friday were accounted for today. The fighter jet had a "catastrophic mechanical malfunction" when taking off. [CNN]
Painter Thomas Kinkade died at the age of 54 Friday. [NYDN]
Two Occupy Wall Street protesters who appeared in a NY1 story Wednesday pasting stickers reading "Priority Seating for the 1 percent" on a 4 train were arrested Thursday night. [NYT]
Go to Runnin' Scared for all our latest news coverage.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.