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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 68. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Monday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 59. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Come by the Museum of the Moving Image at 2 p.m. for a screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” ​Free with museum admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum members may ​​reserve tickets in advance by calling 718-777-6800. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Statue of Liberty reopens, ending wait for tourists 

The federal government may still be partially closed, but the Statue of Liberty isn’t. Read more: CBS New York/AP

 Charter schools get green light — for now

The city’s Department of Education is giving the green light to open or expand 23 charter schools before Mayor Bloomberg leaves office and provide them with free space in city buildings. Read more: New York Post

Bill de Blasio slams Joe Lhota tax plan as a $2B giveaway to the rich

Corporations and wealthy individuals would gain more than $2 billion in tax breaks under Joe Lhota’s economic plan, Bill de Blasio said Sunday. Read more: New York Daily News

Baby Hope’s real name added to headstone after arrest

With word of an arrest in the long-cold Baby Hope case, local media report the victim’s name has been added to her headstone: Anjelica Castillo. Read more: ABC New York

Default looming on Day 14 of shutdown, no solution

The United States moved perilously closer to an economy-rattling default and a partial government shutdown entered its third week as Senate Democratic and Republican leaders remained at odds over spending in their last-ditch negotiations to end the crises gripping the nation. Read more: AP

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 68. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 55. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Open-Mic Storytelling Show at The Creek & the Cave

Every Tuesday at The Creek & the Cave, Jake Hart (The Moth, Nights of Our Lives, Local Stories) hosts an open-mic storytelling show from 7-9 p.m. No themes, no judges, and you get 8 minutes to tell whatever true story you want. Plus, special guest storytellers. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Diana Nyad to swim in Herald Square for Sandy recovery

A little more than a month after she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad will spend the next two days swimming at a popular Manhattan spot to raise money for Sandy recovery efforts. Read more: NBC New York

Biker charged for allegedly punching, kicking SUV driver

A biker allegedly seen on video punching and kicking the SUV driver after last weekend’s melee has been charged after being questioned by police. Read more: NBC New York

Baby Hope’s mother identified 22 years after her body was found in cooler

Police have finally identified the mother of Baby Hope, the little girl found murdered and stuffed in a cooler along the Henry Hudson Parkway in 1991, a law enforcement source said Tuesday. Read more: New York Daily News 

AARP survey shows widespread discrimination, hardship among NYC seniors

When New Yorkers over 55 lose their jobs, it takes them about four months longer to find a new one than their younger counterparts, according to a new study by AARP. Read more: CBS New York

Senate to vote on debt ceiling, challenging GOP to fillibuster showdown

Democrats controlling the Senate are planning to try to pass a stand-alone measure to increase the government’s borrowing cap, challenging Republicans to a filibuster showdown that could unnerve financial markets as the deadline to a first-ever default on U.S. obligations draws closer. Read more: AP