Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

Headlines from around the web.

TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Sunshine to start, then a few afternoon clouds. High 28. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Monday night: Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 14. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: City Ice Pavilion

Visit www.calendar.cityicepavilion.com for the public ice skating schedule. Pricing: $5 Monday through Friday; $8 Saturday & Sunday; $8 Holidays including all school vacation weeks; $5 Skate rental per person. (Must wear socks); $2 Helmets rental per person; Coin operated lockers available for $.75. 47-32 32nd Place, Long Island City 718-706-6667

Schumer: Ban ‘dangerous’ yoga mat chemical from foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should ban a chemical used to make yoga mats from also being used in food, Sen. Charles Schumer said Sunday. Read more: CBS New York

De Blasio to give first State of the NYC speech

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to deliver one of the most important speeches of his young administration on Monday. Read more: AP

Health insurance provider to reimburse thousands of New Yorkers

Thousands of New Yorkers who experienced problems after signing up for New York’s health exchange through Empire BlueCross BlueShield will receive three weeks of free coverage, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday. Read more: NBC New York 

Conservative Party boss says Rob Astorino to run for gov

State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long says that Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is going to run for governor, that he’s “ready” to back him, and that Donald Trump, who has flirted with entering the contest, will soon drop out. Read more: New York Post

Animal Care and Control set to roll out mobile pet adoption center

New York City’s largest animal rescue organization is rolling out its first mobile adoption center. Read more: CBS New York/AP