Queens’ Morning Roundup

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TODAY’S FORECAST  Friday: Mostly sunny. Currently 59 degrees. The high will be 66 degrees.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Queens Jazz Festival

The Queens Jazz OverGround (QJOG), a nonprofit collective that promotes jazz performance and education in the borough of Queens, and SingleCut Beersmiths in Astoria, the first brewery to call Queens home since Prohibition, will present a two-day jazz festival on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 featuring seven different bands led by musicians based in Queens. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Queens man sold sex traffickers condoms and birth control pills out of car, feds say

A Queens man has been busted for peddling contraceptive pills and condoms out of his car. Read more: New York Daily News

Government restart will cost billions

A huge backlog of undone work and extra duties greeted federal workers Thursday when they returned to their jobs after a 16-day government shutdown. Read more: New York Post

De Blasio’s daughter gets a turn in spotlight

In a broadcast and cable television ad launched Thursday, college sophomore Chiara de Blasio touts her father’s positions on universal pre-K, reforming stop-and-frisk and hospital closures. Read more: New York Post 

New Jersey teen driving 100 mph, never hit brakes before suicidal wreck that killed 3: report 

The New Jersey teen on an apparent suicide bid when he crashed his car into another vehicle, killing him and two others, never even tapped the brake before the deadly wreck. Read more: New York Daily News

Cuomo anti-corruption commission co-chair received $20G from CEO of firm the panel is set to hire

Kathleen Rice, who is also the Nassau County District Attorney, received two separate $10,000 campaign donations from K2 Intelligence head Jules Kroll in 2009 and 2012. K2 is to be hired by the commission to perform data crunching that could catch conflicts of interests and wrongdoing. Read more: New York Daily News 

Long hours made Washington stenographer snap

The official stenographer who flipped out on the floor of the House as the world watched the vote ending the nation’s debt-ceiling crisis was clocking mind-numbing hours during the government shutdown, her husband said. Read more: New York Post