Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

Headlines from around the web.

TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Monday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 34 with a windchill as low as 27F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: The Art of Ink in America 2013/2014: Gesture and Beyond, An East/West Exhibition of Contemporary Calligraphy

The exhibit includes approximately 50 new works by 32 and five invited artists and consists of abstract and avant-garde pieces, which show the many different forms and innovative techniques available to contemporary ink painters. On view at Queen College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum through December 30. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Man shot, killed in Jamaica

A 47-year-old was fatally shot in the head on 107th Avenue in Jamaica around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, said police. Read more: The Queens Courier

Bird strike reported at JFK Airport

There was a scare upon landing Sunday night for a flight full of passengers approaching JFK Airport, as the plane was hit by two birds. Read more: ABC New York

Hearing set for proposed New York City foam container ban

The future of plastic-foam food containers in takeout-loving New York City is up for debate. Read more: NBC New York

Schumer seeks to pull plug on robocalls

Sen. Charles Schumer is introducing legislation to try to curb an increasing number of unwanted telemarketing calls. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Mayor Ed Koch’s letters to be auctioned

During his reign as mayor of New York and for years after, Ed Koch corresponded with heads of state and other dignitaries. Read more: AP

 Investigators to release report on Sandy Hook shooting

Investigators are planning to release a long-awaited report on the Newtown, Conn. school shooting, nearly a year after the massacre of 20 children and six women inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. Read more: NBC New York