Queens’ Morning Roundup


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UPDATE: Family of missing Queens girl ups reward

The family of a missing Queens woman has increased their reward to $5,000 for information in the case. Investigators say Rajwinder Kaur, 26, was last seen leaving her home on 198th Street in Hollis around 8 p.m. Sunday. Her family says she was on her way to her volunteer job at a Brooklyn homeless shelter when she disappeared. Read more: [NY1] 

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New police academy recruits sworn in

More than 1,200 police recruits were sworn in to the New York City Police Department’s Police Academy during a ceremony at Queens College Wednesday. About one in five of the recruits was born outside the U.S., representing 50 countries. 72 served in the military and more than a third have bachelor’s or advanced degrees. Read more: [NY1] 

New book details the role of Rockaway pioneers 

Much has been written about Rockaway’s rise and fall as summer resort and its recent rebirth as a hipster haven. But local resident Vivian Carter thought there was another important story to tell of the people who settled in the peninsula and made it their home year-round. Read more: [New York Daily News] 

Queens councilman take aim at pooping pigeons along sidewalks under 7 train 

There’s a pigeon poop problem in Queens and one local lawmaker is determined to do something about it. In response to constituents complaining about droppings scattered about on the sidewalks under 7-line Train stations, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who told CBS 2′s Dave Carlin he has been peppered with poop a “couple of times” himself, has spearheaded an effort combat the problem. Read more [1010wins]

Hertz to install solar panels at Kennedy & Newark airports 

An international car rental company is going green with plans to install solar panels at two of its locations at New York City area airports. The Hertz Corporation will start construction on the panels this fall at John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty International Airports, a Hertz official said Wednesday. Read more: [New York Daily News]