Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 95. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 82F with a heat index of 93. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Mitch Kahn Celebrates the American Songbook

At 7:30 p.m come to Cunningham Park for Mitch Kahn Celebrates the American Songbook to enjoy a wonderful evening of free music. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Businessman enters NYC mayor’s race as independent

A millionaire tech businessman on Wednesday entered the race to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg, saying the current group of candidates would take the city backward. Read more: NBC New York

Schneiderman: some nonprofits holding storm donations

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that many nonprofits are withholding donations from the very people they are supposed to be helping. Read more: Fox New York

Mayor Bloomberg to obese NYers: Take the stairs

After nudging New Yorkers to stop smoking and cut out large sodas, Mayor Bloomberg now want them to move more. Read more: NBC New York

US court ruling in NY favors anti-terror law

A federal appeals court in Manhattan has revived enforcement of a law that permits the indefinite detention of people suspected of supporting terrorists, saying a lower court mistakenly ruled for plaintiffs who opposed it. Read more: AP

Rolling Stone Magazine under fire for putting Boston bomb suspect on cover

Rolling Stone, the iconic New York-based magazine that positions itself as an arbiter of things cool and tastemakers in the world of rock & roll, has sparked outrage by putting Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of its new issue. Read more: CBS New York