Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Con Ed contract talks expected to resume Thursday 

Consolidated Edison workers were back outside company headquarters in Union Square Monday, a day after the utility locked out 8,500 union employees when their contract expired. Harry Farrell, President of Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America, is expected to call for federal mediators to intervene to get talks started again. Talks broke down early Sunday morning with both sides saying they remain far apart on many issues. Read more: [NY1] 

TSA confiscate two BB guns, stun gun at JFK 

Transportation Security Administration officers confiscated two BB guns and a stun gun at John F. Kennedy International Airport over the weekend. Officers found the stun gun inside the checked-bag of a passenger headed to Cairo on Friday night. Read more: [NY1] 

Waste Management’s Long Island City facility to expand, move garbage by rail 

Some western Queens residents are turning their noses at a plan that they say will increase the number of foul-smelling freight trains rumbling through their neighborhood. Waste Management of New York, which operates the waste transfer station on Review Ave. in Long Island City, received state approval last month to expand the facility and more than double its daily trash handling capacity. Read more: [New York Daily News] 

Queens construction worker clings to side of building for nearly a half hour after scaffolding collapses as FDNY comes to his rescue

A Queens construction worker who was stranded balancing precariously on a sixth-floor window sill was rescued by firefighters after a scaffolding collapse Monday. Stalyn Suauzhanay was painting and doing facade work on the brick apartment building on 45th St. in Sunnyside when the suspended platform he was on suddenly gave way just before 11 a.m. Read more: [New York Daily News] 

Update: family of Astoria murder victim Danielle Thomas breaks silence on accused killer boyfriend 

The heartbroken family of a woman found brutally murdered in a Queens apartment spoke out Monday. The victim’s boyfriend was arrested on Friday and charged in her killing. Read more: [1010wins]