Queens’ Morning Roundup

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morning roundup

Headlines from around the web.


Friday: Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 77. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Friday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 55. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph.


Come see the documentary “A Mi Lado,”  which follows three young women living at Central America’s largest garbage dump, La Chureca, in Managua, Nicaragua., at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. There will also be a Q&A with the director. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

NYPD probe of mosques and Muslim charities were based on leads, city details in filing

The city has disclosed detailed explanations of why the NYPD Intelligence Division investigated three Muslim men, two mosques and a charity, which appear to shoot holes in a federal lawsuit alleging illegal spying and religious profiling. Read more: New York Daily News 

Police unions join fight against NYPD monitor

New York City’s police unions are seeking to stop a federal monitor from overseeing the NYPD. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Yellow cabbie tickets up 7,200% in 4 years

The number of tickets issued to cabbies and medallion owners skyrocketed 7,233% during a Big Brother crackdown featuring GPS technology, officials said Thursday. Read more: New York Daily News

DOE announces ‘Kindergarten Connect’ to streamline enrollment process

The city has announced plans to launch a new online tool to make it easier for parents to enroll their kids in kindergarten. Read more: CBS New York

Seaside Park boardwalk fire destroys 8 blocks, more than 50 businesses; Finally contained on all sides

The massive fire that tore through the iconic New Jersey boardwalk Thursday has created heartbreak once again for an area still rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy. Read more: ABC New York