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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 63. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 48. Winds less than 5 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: The Cinema of Immigration

As part of 10-week series exploring the immigrant experience in the U.S., Mark Ethan, a member of the Actors Studio, will present and discuss AMERICA, AMERICA (1963) at the Queens Museum of Art. The journey to America by a young man (Stathis Giallelis) is movingly captured by writer-director Elia Kazan in a personal film based on his uncle’s experience.  Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

More evidence uncovered in Boston Marathon bombings

The parents of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects held a press conference Thursday, addressing when they may be flying to the United States from Russia. It comes after word that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was added to a U.S. government terrorism database 18 months before the bombings. Read more: ABC New York

Queens residents weigh in on $3 million in neighborhood capital projects

Residents in three Queens City Council districts ate up the chance to vote on how tax dollars are spent in their neighborhood. Read more: New York Daily News

New York City’s ‘Fleet Week’ canceled due to federal budget cuts

Federal budget cuts have forced the U.S. Navy to cancel Fleet Week in New York City. Read more: CBS New York 

Carnival operator pleads guilty to $10,000 payoff to ex-senator Hiram Monserrate

A carnival operator pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the FBI about payoffs he made to former Queens state Sen. Hiram Monserrate for help securing permits. Read more: New York Daily News

NYC airflow study this summer to look at spread of contaminants

This summer, the NYPD and Brookhaven National Laboratory will conduct the largest ever urban airflow study. Read more: CBS New York

Survey: Americans Felt More Secure in Jobs in 2012

Confidence in the U.S. job market has rebounded to roughly a normal level from its record low after the Great Recession, a trend that could help boost the economy. Read more: AP

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High of 63. Breezy. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 25 mph. Tuesday night: Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 54. Winds from the South at 5 to 20 mph shifting to the WSW after midnight. Chance of rain 40%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Woodhaven Poetry Society

Read and discuss the written word of some of our most favorite poets. Write your own poetry from various topics as we expand our poetry horizons. It is FREE to the public. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Search warrant executed in Boston Marathon bombings that killed 3, wounded at least 145

The bombs that blew up seconds apart at the finish line of one of the world’s most storied races left the streets spattered with blood and glass, three dead, including an 8-year-old boy, more than 140 wounded and gaping questions of who chose to attack at the Boston Marathon and why.Read more: ABC New York/AP

Bloomberg: No specific NYC security concerns in wake of Boston bombings

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said authorities aren’t aware of any specific concerns about a potential attack in New York City after the explosions at the Boston Marathon, but stressed the city is taking precautions. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Two more people arrested in so-called ‘Cannibal Cop’ case

Two more people are under arrest in connection with the so-called “Cannibal Cop”, Gilberto Valle, the ex-NYPD officer convicted of conspiring to cook and eat women. Read more: ABC New York

Mets offices suffer damage in Citi Field blaze

Further evidence that the New York Mets are on fire — their ballpark was damaged in an early morning blaze on Monday. Read more: New York Daily News

Former Rep. Weiner looks back at Twitter sex scandal as he weighs mayoral run

After nearly two years of keeping quiet, former Rep. Anthony Weiner is speaking out. Read more: NY1

State pumps money into salt marsh restoration at Jamaica Bay

In a move designed to protect southern Queens against future storms and improve the eco-system of Jamaica Bay, the state is giving local groups $645,000 to help rebuild 28 acres of salt marshes, the Daily News has learned. Read more: New York Daily News