Queens’ Morning Roundup

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TODAY’S FORECAST

Tuesday: Overcast. High of 43. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tuesday night: Overcast with rain. Low of 39. Windy. Winds from the East at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible.

EVENT OF THE DAY: African-American and Jewish Poetry: From Images of Despair to Images of Hope

Starting at 5:30 p.m. learn about African-American and Jewish poetry at the Langston Hughes Library. Actress and author Sherry Reiter and spoken-word artist and performer Barbara Bethea will recite and discuss poetry from the two different cultures.  Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Queens Hindu senior center founder charged in fraud scheme

The founder of the United Hindu Cultural Council Senior Center was arrested Monday and charged with stealing more than $50,000, allegedly by filing false invoices for lunches that were never served. Read more: CBS New York

Wife testifies in NYPD officer’s cannibalism plot

A New York City police officer’s bizarre Internet discussion of cannibalism – what he claims was harmless fantasy – was instead a serious plot to abduct, torture and eat “very real women,” a federal prosecutor said Monday at the officer’s kidnapping conspiracy trial. Read more: ABC New York

Bloomberg: Ban on large sodas should go statewide

The city’s big-soda ban should spill over the entire state, Mayor Bloomberg said Monday. Read more: New York Daily News

NY marks 20th anniversary of World Trade bombing

Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Read more: AP

Trayvon Martin family in NYC on anniversary

Trayvon Martin’s family is marking the 1-year anniversary of his shooting death with a candlelight vigil in New York City. Read more: Fox New York

Group releases list of tri-state’s most dangerous roads for walking

A transportation group has released its list of the Tri-State area’s most dangerous roads for walking. Read more: CBS New York