Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Headlines from around the web.


Wednesday: Cloudy with occasional light rain during the afternoon. High 54. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Wednesday night: Rain…changing to light snow overnight. Low 24. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 90%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Learn How to Build and Cultivate Relationships with Individual Donors

Queens Council on the Arts invites you to learn how to build and cultivate relationships with individual donors. Good fundraising is all about cultivating relationships to build deep connections. This two-part interactive workshop with fundraising consultant Dara Silverman is designed to help participants learn how to strengthen and grow their base of individual relationships for themselves, their arts organization, or art project – today and for years to come. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Cops arrest Ridgewood and Middle Village graffiti vandals

The next thing these vandals could be drawing is punishment.. Read more: The Queens Courier 

Mayor Bill De Blasio touts crime drop since he took office

Mayor Bill de Blasio is crowing about the city’s drop in crime under his leadership. Read more: CBS New York

Public Advocate Letitia James wants all NYC public school kids to receive free lunch

All public school kids should get free lunch, Public Advocate Letitia James said Tuesday — even those whose families can afford to pay. Read more: New York Daily News

Black & Hispanic pass rates drop in elite high school exams

More black and Hispanic students took the entrance exam to get into the city’s elite high schools this year, but their pass rates were as dismal as ever, officials said Tuesday. Read more: New York Post

Obama in NYC, joins Clinton ally to raise money for DNC debt

Melding 2014 needs with 2016 hopes, President Barack Obama teamed up Tuesday with an ally and fundraiser of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to help the Democratic Party erase a worrisome debt. Read more: NBC New York