Queens’ Morning Roundup

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morning roundup

Headlines from around the web.


Monday: Mainly sunny to start, then a few afternoon clouds. High 28. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Monday night: A few passing clouds. Low 23. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: “Caught On Tape”

“Caught On Tape” starts at 9:30 p.m. at The Creek and the Cave at 10-93 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City. Join Ashley Brooke Roberts as she hosts a night of NYC best and brightest up and coming comics doing taped sets. The event is free. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Federal Metro-North review begins; senators call for more money for inspections

Two U.S. senators on Sunday called for expanded national railroad safety inspections, a day before a special federal safety team arrives in New York for a 60-day probe into operations on the Metro-North Railroad commuter train after the deaths of four passengers. Read more: NBC New York

‘Sanitary’ restaurant violations nearly impossible to overturn

A new report shows that “sanitary” violations issued against restaurants by city health inspectors were upheld 97 percent of the time in administrative court last year. The appeals are heard by an independent health tribunal. Read more: New York Post

Black, Jewish leaders unite to condemn ‘knockout game’ attacks

Leaders of the black and Jewish communities joined together Sunday on the steps of Brooklyn Supreme Court to repudiate the violent “knockout game.” Read more: CBS New York

Bloomberg to push gun control efforts after term ends

A day after the first anniversary of the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Mayor Michael Bloomberg reiterated his call for tighter gun control laws. Read more: CBS New York

‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Peter O’Toole dies at 81

Peter O’Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died, his agent said Sunday. Fox New York