Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Friday: Plentiful sunshine. High 52. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Friday night: Clear skies this evening will become overcast overnight. Low around 35. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Requiem for a Dream

The Museum of the Moving Image is hosting Indie to Epic: The Films of Darren Aronofsky. Based on the eponymous novel by Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream follows a young couple’s downward spiral into heroin abuse amid a search for the key to their dreams. Starts at 7 p.m. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Maspeth UPS cuts 250 workers, drivers to rally Friday

UPS employees and public officials are planning to host a demonstration in Maspeth Friday, hoping the company will rehire 250 drivers that were recently handed termination slips. Read more: The Queens Courier

Man who ‘butchered family,’ fled to Mexico indicted

The madman who tried to escape to his native Mexico after butchering his wife and young daughters in their Queens apartment in January was indicted on three counts of first-degree murder Thursday morning as his still-grieving in-laws faced him down in court. Read more: New York Post 

De Blasio to name new parks commissioner: AP

Mayor de Blasio is expected to announce the appointment of a longtime planning official as the city’s new parks commissioner. Read more: NBC New York

East River tolls, Midtown traffic charges proposed for $1.5 billion boost to roads, transit system

New York City’s deteriorating roads and transit system could get up to $1.5 billion per year for upgrades under a rummaging of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s push to toll East River bridges and charge for access to Midtown. Read more: New York Daily News

Lawmakers, constituents say it’s time for de Blasio to address surging water bills

Are water bills in New York City grossly inflated? Some say yes. Read more: CBS New York