Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

Headlines from around the web.

TODAY’S FORECAST

Tuesday: Sunny. High 24. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Clear skies. Low 12. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Entrepreneur Space Third Anniversary

Celebrate the E-Space and its clients. As a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair, the celebration will include Belgian waffles, which were introduced to the U.S. in 1964. Mariepaule Vermersch, who left Belgium to serve these waffles, will be on hand. Free. 6 pm to 8 pm. E-Space, 36-46-37th St., LIC. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

7 Suspects from New York City arrested in US-Italy mafia drug blitz

Seven suspects with links to the Gambino crime family were arrested in New York City overnight in a joint U.S.-Italian anti-Mafia blitz targeting a trans-Atlantic cocaine trafficking route, officials say. Read more: NBC New York

State Senate leaders split over de Blasio pre-K tax

A fight is brewing in Albany over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to fund universal pre-kindergarten. Read more: The Queens Courier

Alternate-side suspended, but tickets keep coming

Alternate-side parking suspensions have skyrocketed this year, but cops are writing tickets at nearly the same pace as in 2013 — and have even increased it in three boroughs. Read more: New York Post

Panel issues report on rollout of Common Core in New York

New York’s teachers should, for now, be able to argue against being fired on the basis of their students’ poor performance on state assessments aligned with new learning standards, a panel of education policy makers recommended Monday. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Former child star Shirley Temple dead at 85

Former Hollywood child star and “America’s little darling” Shirley Temple Black has died from natural causes in her California home late Monday night. Read more: ABC New York