Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Headlines from around the web.
Headlines from around the web.

TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Plentiful sunshine. High 27. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Mostly clear. Low 22. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Oliver! The Musical 

Oliver! The Musical at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City is a refreshed version of this theater classic, presented in a contemporary Steampunk style with echoes of the darker Charles Dickens original and all the twists. Thursday-Sunday through December 22. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Queens student from Baruch College dies in fraternity pledge ritual

A college freshman from Queens died Monday after he was injured in a fraternity hazing ritual. Read more: The Queens Courier

Bill proposed to make pot legal in New York State

There’s a proposal to make New York the third state to legalize marijuana. Read more: ABC New York

NYC to require flu shots for young children in day care, preschool

New York City will soon require young children who go to preschool or day care to get flu shots. Read more: NBC New York

MTA to test motion sensors, lasers in effort to curb track deaths

The MTA plans to test several different forms of technology that would alert train conductors to a person on the tracks in an effort to curb a rise in track-related deaths, according to a published report. Read more: NBC New York

Poll: strong opposition to in-flight calls

As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds. Read more: AP