Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 70. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 59. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

EVENT of the DAY: On the Waterfront

Come to the Greater Astoria Historical Society for the exhibit and lecture On the Waterfront, where you’ll learn about the history and future of Long Island City’s and Astoria’s waterfront. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Plans for new Queens stadiums spark fears parkland will be lost

Plans for two new tennis stadiums and a new soccer stadium in the largest park in Queens have sparked fears the projects could lead to a loss of coveted green space in the borough. Read more: New York Daily News

Car drives onto sidewalk killing pedestrian

A 60-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed after a car drove onto the sidewalk in Queens. Read more: Fox New York

In southeast Queens, epicenter of housing bust, holding onto homes still elusive

Juanita Kinloch, 52, bought a modest three-bedroom home in Jamaica, Queens, more than a decade ago. Read more: WNYC

City public advocate calls for immediate passage of paid sick leave measure

The New York City Public Advocate has called for the immediate passage of a measure that would provide all employees with sick leave. Read more: CBS New York 

Sen. Schumer: Milk prices could double if Congress doesn’t pass new farm bill

Sen. Charles Schumer warned Sunday that the price of milk could double if Congress doesn’t pass a new farm bill. Read more: New York Daily News

Another big Supreme Court term starts Monday

he Supreme Court is starting a new term that is shaping up to be as important as the last one, with the prospect of major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights. Read more: AP