Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Headlines from around the web.


Monday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 88. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the North in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60%. Monday night: Overcast with thunderstorms, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 75. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Family Movies in the Park

A Better Jamaica screens Sister Act. After witnessing a mob murder, Reno lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier trades her sequins and feathers for a rosary and a habit to go incognito as Sister Mary Clarence. She then transforms a horrible church choir into a performing dynamo and saves a parish from being demolished. Free at 8:30 p.m. at Cabbell Park. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Drowning man suffers heart attack, but is saved at Riis Park in Queens

A 55-year-old drowning man was pulled from the surf on a Queens beach and rushed to the hospital in cardiac arrest Sunday, officials said. Read more: New York Daily News

33 hurt in 22 weekend shootings in New York City

Police are looking into several shootings in Brooklyn and across New York City in what turned out to be a very violent weekend. Read more: ABC New York

MTA being pushed by Christine Quinn to speed up no-swipe cards as MetroCard replacement

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is pushing the MTA to speed up a delayed plan to let straphangers get on to subways without swiping MetroCards. Read more: New York Daily News

Kelly’s possible nomination as DHS meets some opposition

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is a potential candidate for the Director of Homeland Security but some groups in the city oppose the idea. Read more: Fox New York

Royal baby: Prince William’s wife, Kate, in labor

Prince William’s wife, Kate, is in the early stages of labor in a private wing of a central London hospital, palace officials said Monday. Read more: AP