Queens’ Morning Roundup

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TODAY’S FORECAST

Friday: Overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 68. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 1.0 in. possible. Friday night: Overcast with rain. Low of 63. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 2.1 in. possible.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Brooklyn Castle Documentary Screening

The Campaign for Children, the Afterschool Alliance, the Robert Bowne Foundation and the Queens Community House Beacon Program at Russell Sage JHS190 will be hosting a FREE screening of the award winning film/documentary BROOKLYN CASTLE on June 7 at 5:30pm. The film will be shown at the Beacon Program which is located at 68-17 Austin Street ,Forest Hills. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Queens subway gropings spike 109 percent: police

Several subway lines in Queens has seen a 109-percent spike in groping incidents this year, prompting police to deploy extra officers to subway stations and trains to try to catch predators, according to officials.  Read more: NBC New York

Tropical Storm Andrea targets New York area

After bringing rains, heavy winds and even tornadoes to parts of Florida, Tropical Storm Andrea was moving quickly toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas early Friday, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacation getaways through the beginning of the weekend. Read more: AP

Courts clear way for sweeping overhaul of NYC’s taxi and livery system

Two major court rulings Thursday cleared the way for a sweeping overhaul of how millions of taxi and livery car passengers move about the city. Read more: New York Daily News

Queens VFW named for WWII Veteran

On the 69th anniversary of D-Day, the VFW in Long Island City was officially renamed the Rocco Moretto Post 23-48. Read more: NBC New York

The search is on for New York City’s own ice cream flavor

It may not be easy to fit all of New York City into a single cup of ice cream, but Ben & Jerry’s is trying to do it. Read more: CBS New York

US declassifies phone program details after uproar 

Moving to tamp down a public uproar spurred by the disclosure of two secret surveillance programs, the nation’s top intelligence official is declassifying key details about one of the programs while insisting the efforts were legal, limited in scope and necessary to detect terrorist threats. Read more: AP