Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Headlines from around the web.


Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 53. Winds light and variable. Wednesday night: Cloudy. Low 46. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Someone Once Called Me A Sound Man

The Chocolate Factory concludes its Fall 2013 season with Jon Kinzel’s dance piece, which integrates kinetic, auditory and visual elements while also exploring broader social issues related to identity, gender, language, culture and history. Wednesday, December 4- Saturday, December 7. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Cop charged with extorting Astoria restaurant owner

An NYPD officer and two people were arrested and charged with Hobbs Act extortion of $24,000, attempted Hobbs Act extortion and brandishing a firearm against a Astoria restaurant owner. Read more: The Queens Courier

Police: Man caught with stolen cash register on LIRR train 

Police arrested a man acting suspiciously on a Long Island Rail Road train Tuesday, and discovered he was carrying a stolen cash register. Read more: CBS New York

Mayor, Chancellor tout improved SAT and AP scores

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott were in Brooklyn Tuesday to highlight improving Regents, SAT and AP test scores among high school students. Read more: CBS New York

DOH turns up volume on loud headphone risks

The city Department of Health is warning New Yorkers about the risk of hearing loss when listening to loud music on headphones. Read more: NY1

Billy Joel to play open-ended run at Madison Square Garden

Exactly how much Billy Joel does New York want? We’ll soon find out since Joel and the Garden announced Tuesday that, starting in January, The Piano Man will begin playing one show a month, for “as long as the audience demands,” the star said. Read more: New York Daily News 

Obama launches strategy to move past health care woes

Seeking to regroup from his health care law’s disastrous rollout, President Barack Obama on Tuesday insisted that the sweeping overhaul is working and warned Republican critics that he would fight any efforts to strip away its protections. Read more: AP