Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Headlines from around the web.


Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High of 81. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon. Tuesday night: Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 72. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: 30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime

The 30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime will take place on Tuesday, August 6, bringing together cops and the community. With food, fun and games, the evening fosters a sense of partnership and sends a message that people are coming “out against crime.” Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Red Cross spends $260M on Sandy relief; FEMA extends shelter program 

Red Cross officials say as of July 15 they had spent $260 million of over $300 million the agency received in donations for Hurricane Sandy relief. Read more: NY1

Cycling advocates spend summer petitioning for bike lane on Queens Blvd.

Cycling advocates are taking to the streets in hopes of getting a bike lane on Queens Blvd. Read more: New York Daily News

NY to tax scofflaws: Pay or license gets suspended

New York has begun sending notices to 16,000 delinquent taxpayers threatening to suspend their driver’s licenses if they don’t pay up, officials said Monday. Read more: NBC New York

Judge strikes down City Council’s prevailing wage bill

Mayor Michael Bloomberg claimed victory Monday after a judge struck down the prevailing wage law passed by the City Council last year. Read more: NY1

New NYC program lets parents take out loans for day care

After housing, child care is one of the largest expenses for families in New York City. Read more: CBS New York

US, British embassies evacuated in Yemen over terror threat

The State Department on Tuesday ordered non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country following the threat by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa. Read more: AP