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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Wednesday: A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. High 44. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Cloudy with periods of rain. Low near 40. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Rainfall near a half an inch.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Reading and book signing with Kevin Cook

Join The Astoria Bookshop for a reading with Kevin Cook, the author of “Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime That Changed America,” as he discusses the enduring legacy of the case. His heartbreaking account of what really happened on the night Genovese died is the most accurate and chilling to date. Starts at 7 p.m. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

FDNY discrimination lawsuit settled for $98M: lawyers

A black firefighters’ group that had sued New York City, alleging discrimination, said Tuesday that minority fire department applicants will be eligible to receive back pay totaling $98 million. Read more:NBC New York 

Schumer: Feds also need to investigate LIRR’s safety

The feds need to launch a formal probe of the Long Island Rail Road to examine whether Metro-North’s disturbing safety failings have spread to its sister rail network, Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday. Read more: New York Post 

Fire rips through field in College Point, Queens

A brush fire broke out and destroyed about an acre of tall grass Tuesday afternoon in College Point, Queens. Read more: CBS New York 

De Blasio planned ‘snow shoveling’ shows at home

Mayor de Blasio’s attention-drawing turns as an average Joe shoveling snow in front of his Park Slope home in January were premeditated, records show. Read more: New York Post 

NTSB identifies location of gas leak in East Harlem

The NTSB released an update Tuesday on its investigation into last week’s explosion in East Harlem, with the agency finding a gas leak adjacent to one of the two collapsed buildings. Read more: ABC New York