Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

Headlines from around the web.

TODAY’S FORECAST

Tuesday: Sun and clouds mixed. High near 40. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night: Snow ending this evening followed by clearing late. Low 24. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

Bus rides for NYC schoolchildren to continue after winter break

City education officials have good news for 40,000 students and their families who didn’t know how the kids were going to get to class after the winter break: They’re getting a ride on a yellow school bus, just like before. Read more: New York Daily News

De Blasio names 2 women to top administration jobs

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has appointed a Goldman Sachs executive as the deputy mayor of housing and economic development. Read more: AP

New York extends health care signup deadline to Tuesday

New Yorkers whose health insurance policies were cancelled because of federal health care reform are now getting a one-day extension to pick a replacement plan in order to avoid a lapse in coverage on Jan. 1. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Shoppers hit stores in last-minute Christmas rush

The Christmas shopping rush is shifting into high gear, with big stores across the Tri-state keeping their doors open all day and into the night, hoping to give those last-minute shoppers some extra time. Read more: ABC New York

Radio legend Stan Brooks dies

The legendary New York City radio reporter Stan Brooks has died, according to his station, 1010 WINS. He was 86. Read more: Fox New York