Queens Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Sunday: Party cloudy. High of 40, with a west-southwest wind of 10 to 20 mph. Sunday night: Mainly clear. Low of 29, with a west wind at 5 to 10 mph.

NRA official to face questions for first time since controversial remarks

In an event described as a press conference — though he didn’t take questions — National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre on Friday called for more guns, not fewer, in the wake of a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. On Sunday, he’ll be asked to give answers, after some decried his initial statement as insensitive and counterproductive. Read more: CNN

Just days after Hurricane Sandy, NYCHA tenants with no heat, hot water or power get eviction notices

Just days after Hurricane Sandy devastated public housing in Coney Island, the Housing Authority slapped eviction notices on apartment doors for nonpayment of rent, the Daily News has learned. At the time, tenants had been ordered to evacuate, and those who stuck around had no power, hot water, heat or elevators. Elderly tenants were trapped in upper floors where toilets didn’t function. Read more: Daily News

New details emerge about Adam Lanza

Authorities say there are new details emerging about Adam Lanza. People who knew him say he was an awkward kid who wore the same clothes to school every day, he rarely spoke and once gave a school presentation by computer – never saying a single word. Read More: Fox NY

Breezy Point first responders tie the knot in first wedding at Rockaway Church since Hurricane Sandy

A Breezy Point firetruck responded to church bells on Friday — and delivered an EMT bride to her firefighter groom. Tracy Rutter, 30, stepped out of the engine from the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department in front of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, where she exchanged vows with FDNY firefighter Rich Whalen. Read More: Daily News

Rockaway residents and lawmakers blast city’s handling of temporary food stamps

Many Queens residents who needed help getting back on their feet after being knocked down by Superstorm Sandy are slamming the city for playing Scrooge. Rockaway residents and elected officials are blasting the city for making it needlessly difficult for storm victims to apply for federal disaster-relief food stamps. Read more: Daily News