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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 61. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 54. Winds less than 5 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Haunted Halloween Hike

Venture to the Alley Pond Environmental Center for a spooky trail walk, ghost stories and hot cocoa. Costumes welcome! Be sure to bring a flashlight and comfy, hike appropriate shoes. Note that space is limited. The Haunted Halloween Hike begins at 6:30 p.m. and is recommended for kids between the ages of 8 and 12. Admission is $7 for members and $13 for non-member. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

City Council to vote on raising cigarette purchase age

In the latest move to snuff out smoking in New York, the City Council could vote Wednesday to bar anyone under the age of 21 from buying cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Read more: NBC New York

Brown University students shout Commissioner Kelly off the stage as he attempted lecture on policing

New York City’s top cop got stopped and dissed Tuesday by student protesters at Brown University. Read more: New York Daily News

New York attorney general probes racial profiling allegations against Barneys, Macy’s

New York’s attorney general is investigating allegations of racial profiling at Macy’s and Barneys’ flagship Manhattan locations after at least three black customers recently accused the stores and police of harassing them. Read more: NBC New York

City attorney to appeals court: halt stop-and-frisk ruling

A judge’s ruling that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk tactics are unconstitutional has created chaos and confusion among officers, a city lawyer told a federal appeals panel Tuesday. Read more: CBS New York/AP

New York gas stations won’t be powerless in future storms

After superstorm Sandy, there was fuel in gas station pumps, but without electricity, no one could fill up their tanks. Read more: CBS New York

American support for death penalty falls to 60 percent: Gallup

Sixty percent of Americans favor capital punishment for convicted murderers, the lowest percentage since 1972, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday. Read more: Reuters

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Friday: Clear in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 55. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Clear. Low of 45. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Tango & Folklore the music and dance of Argentina

Come for a night of the best music from Argentina at the Centro Español De Nueva York in Astoria. The night will include dinner, a show and dance presentation. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

QPTV relents and decides to air debate between Queens Borough President candidates

Queens Public Television has finally decided to air a debate taped two weeks ago between Queens Borough President hopefuls Melinda Katz and Tony Arcabascio. Read more: New York Daily News

Nyad’s swim to fund therapy for Sandy victims in Rockaways, Staten Island

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad’s 48-hour swim earlier this month will fund art therapy and counseling programs in two New York City neighborhoods where residents are still recovering from Sandy. Read more: NBC New York

Barneys apologizes after racial profiling accusations

Barneys has issued an apology after coming under fire from at least two customers claiming racial profiling. Read more: ABC New York

Four charities agree to accelerate spending for Sandy relief efforts

Four charities that raised money for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts have agreed to either accelerate spending or kick in more cash as a result of negotiations with New York state. Read more:CBS New York/APReport: US monitored the phone calls of 35 world leaders

The United States monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders according to classified documents leaked by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden, Britain’s Guardian newspaper said on Thursday. Read more: Reuters