Queens’ Morning Roundup

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TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday; Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 48. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 39. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Devil Science Theater 3000

Devil Science Theater 3000 at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club is an interactive event where the audience plays drinking games and makes fun of terrible movies while being egged on by professional comedians in the crowd! No drink minimum! Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Locals vow to fight Astoria bikini bar’s liquor license application

An Astoria bikini bar that local leaders fear will turn into a strip joint is facing an uphill battle for a liquor license. Read more: New York Daily News

Critics: N.Y. State lawmakers have quietly revived unpopular taxes to build budget

Good-government groups slammed the New York State Legislature on Wednesday for what one senator called “vampire voting” — dead-of-night votes to revive taxes that were supposed to die — to build much of the new $135 billion budget. Read more: CBS New York

New chief of NYPD named

The New York Police Department is getting a new chief. Read more: Fox New York

Elevator in Queens building broken for months

Residents of a Queens apartment building are frustrated. Read more: ABC New York

NYC woman at center of DOMA case hopeful outcome is ‘going to be good’

Concluding two days of intense debate, the U.S. Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it could give a boost to same-sex marriage by striking down the federal law that denies legally married gay spouses a wide range of benefits offered to other couples. Read more: CBSNewYork/AP

Obama says immigration reform bill could pass by summer

President Barack Obama pressed for swift action on a sweeping immigration bill Wednesday, saying last-minute obstacles are “resolvable” and predicting Congress could pass historic legislation by the end of the summer. Read more: ABC New York/AP