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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Friday: Mostly cloudy skies. High near 40. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.Friday night: Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low 29. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Panorama Challenge Trivia Night

Calling all geographical geeks and New York know-it-alls! Come to the recently reopened Queens Museum on Friday, March 7 from 7-10 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.) to participate in the world’s only geographical trivia-based game night at the world’s largest panorama – The Panorama of the City of New York! The Panorama Challenge involves questions about assorted city landmarks, bridges, neighborhoods, parks and more. Participants will compete in teams of 10 (or so) and will play either as a Panorama Challenger or Panorama Pro team. The suggested admission fee is $15 with all proceeds going to support the City Reliquary Museum in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, dedicated to collecting NYC ephemera. A free shuttle will be traveling between the Museum and underneath the Mets-Willets Point No. 7 stop. For more information and instructions to reserve your team contact: matt@levysuniqueny.com. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Subway panhandler arrests triple under new police commissioner: NYPD

The number of people arrested for panhandling and peddling in the city’s subways has more than tripled so far this year compared with 2013, according the NYPD. Read more: NBC New York

Report: 28 Percent of Rikers inmate injuries by correction officers were ‘head shots’

An internal report indicated that nearly a third of Rikers Island inmates who said their visible injuries came at the hands of a correction officer last year had suffered a blow to the head. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Cardinal Dolan supports universal pre-k

New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan is pledging the support of the city’s Catholic schools to create universal pre-kindergarten. Read more: AP

State Sen. Brad Hoylman introduces bill to require ‘kill switch’ on all smartphones and tablets sold in New York

A Manhattan state senator wants all smartphones and tablets sold in New York to be equipped with a “kill switch” that makes them permanently inoperable if they are lost or stolen. Read more: New York Daily News

Atheists want ‘miracle cross’ removed from 9/11 Museum

American Atheists on Thursday asked an appeals court in New York to remove the “miracle cross” from the 9/11 Museum, where it was placed two years ago. Read more: Fox New York

 

Stabbed police officer’s 4-year-old waits as he heals in hospital


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Stabbed police officer’s 4-year-old waits as he heals in hospital

A 4-year-old girl has desperately waited to see her hero cop father since he was stabbed in the brain by a mental patient, a relative told the Daily News Saturday.

“I wanna see my dad,” the little girl has been telling her family as her father, Police Officer Eder Loor, makes a painful recovery from the knife wound that nearly left him dead.

Read More: New York Daily News

 

Maryland brothers accused of beating black teenager on neighborhood watch patrol to go on trial amid Trayvon Martin case

Two brothers accused of beating a black teenager while patrolling an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood are set to go on trial Monday in a case with similarities to the Trayvon Martin shooting.

The brothers, who are white and Jewish, have claimed self-defense, saying the teen was holding a nail-studded board. Local civil rights activists hope the Martin case will draw more attention to what they believe was racial profiling by neighborhood watch vigilantes.

Read More: New York Daily News

 

‘Several other Secret Service agents’ will be leaving the agency in the ‘very near future,’ Rep. Peter King says

More Secret Service agents will take the fall in the Colombia sexcapades scandal, but the agency’s chief is secure at this point, a top Congressman said Sunday.

Congressman Peter King, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, said additional agents will join the six who have already been forced out.

Read More: New York Daily News

 

Cardinal Dolan baptizes daughter of shot cop at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Cardinal Dolan on Sunday baptised the infant daughter of Kevin Brennan, the NYPD cop who recovered from being shot point blank in the head.

“Our gratitude to God was on steroids today,” the Cardinal exulted.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and his wife also attended Sunday Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral to see Maeve Brennan baptised.

Read More: New York Daily News

 

Schumer Wants Student Loan Rates To Stay Put

Senator Charles Schumer is pushing legislation to block interest rate hikes on student loans nationwide.

The bill would delay a July 1 interest rate increase on federally subsidized Stafford Loans.

Passage of the legislation would extend the current rate of 3.4 percent for another year, which Congress lowered back in 2007.

Read More: NY1

 

Etan mystery: Playroom eyed as hell cellar

They are looking for evidence of death in a SoHo basement that once bustled with life.

Photos emerged yesterday that show beaming kids in the basement of 127 Prince St., where FBI investigators have been searching for evidence in the disappearance 33 years ago of Etan Patz.

The cellar that police now believe may hold the answers to the city’s most heart-wrenching mystery was a space transformed by industrious parents from a commercial cellar to a bright playground.

Read More: New York Post

 

Up to 10 injured after Jaguar crashes into other cars, overturns on sidewalk in Manhattan

Up to 10 injured after Jaguar crashes into other cars, overturns on sidewalk in Manhattan
A three-car accident on 42nd Street near Bryant Park injured as many as 10 people Saturday — including at least three pedestrians on the sidewalk, authorities said.

The horrific crash sent people who were out enjoying the nice weather fleeing for their lives as one of the vehicles, a black Jaguar, flew up onto the sidewalk before it overturned, witnesses said.

Read More: New York Post

 

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has colorectal cancer, still in intensive care: doctor

LONDON — Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has colorectal cancer and remains in intensive care after waking from a coma, his doctor said Sunday.

Dr. Andrew Thillainayagam said Gibb was being treated for advanced colorectal cancer and had caught pneumonia as he was weakened from grueling doses of chemotherapy and two operations.

Read More: New York Post

 

Obama ‘apoplectic’ over GSA spending scandal, senior adviser says

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is “apoplectic” over reports of lavish spending at the General Services Administration, senior adviser David Axelrod said Sunday.

The GSA is under congressional investigation for spending more than $820,000 on a Las Vegas-area conference — a revelation that has led to other allegations about the agency’s practice of improperly billing taxpayers for meals, trips and other expenses.

Read more: New York Post

 

RFK’s son Douglas Kennedy charged for endangering 3-day-old son


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RFK’s son Douglas Kennedy charged for endangering 3-day-old son

Douglas Kennedy, the son of Robert F. Kennedy, was charged with child endangerment and fighting with two maternity nurses after they blocked him from taking his three-day old baby boy out of a Westchester hospital. The Camelot heir claims he was taking the infant boy, Boru, out for some fresh air on Jan. 7 as his wife, Molly, recuperated from a Caesarean section, according to a source close to the family.   Read More: Daily News

Empire State Building refused to honor Cardinal Dolan with red-lights tribute

The Empire State Building refused to honor Timothy Cardinal Dolan — setting off a torrent of outrage against the iconic structure that has honored everything from athletes to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In 2009, the building even honored the 60th anniversary of China’s communist takeover of China. But this week, they showed no love for Dolan — a global ambassador for New York City. Religious leaders, politicians and city-dwellers are seeing red.  Read More: Daily News

Baby-faced ‘killer’

He looks more like a high- school Poindexter than a psycho killer. The jilted New Jersey man charged with repeatedly running over his girlfriend with his car on a busy street was icy calm during a brief hearing in Queens yesterday before he was hauled off to the Garden State. The 5-foot-6, 160-pound Charles Ann refused to answer reporters’ questions about why he allegedly mowed down Aena Hong on Monday with his 2011 Hyundai Sonata.  Read More: NY Post

Low-ranking teacher inspired ‘Simpsons’ bully

He’s not only a model for one of the meanest bullies on “The Simpsons,” but he’s arguably one of the worst teachers in New York City. Dolph Timmerman — who attended high school with “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening and was the inspiration for Dolph, the slouching schoolyard bully who tortures Bart on the animated comedy — was ranked in the bottom 1 percent of all city math teachers and the bottom 12 percent of English teachers in 2010, according to data released yesterday.  Read More: NY Post

4 Detectives Suspected of Drinking on the Job

Four New York City police detectives have been placed on desk duty and stripped of their guns and badges amid claims that they drank alcohol at a Washington Heights restaurant while on duty last week, according to a law enforcement official and the detectives’ lawyer. In addition, the official said that one of the detectives was being investigated by the police Internal Affairs Bureau to determine if he sexually assaulted a waitress there — or if he paid for sex with her.  Read More: NY Times

On Trip to Queens, Road-Testing a Plan for Conventions

There they were, two strangers in a Subaru, puzzling over a GPS device as they idled on a street corner in South Ozone Park, Queens, in the shadow of the Aqueduct racetrack. To think, just an hour ago they had been in Manhattan, taking in lingerie and fashion expositions.  Read More: NY Times

Holy Cross HS beats Bishop Loughlin HS, 60-57, to win CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan title

Holy Cross Coach Paul Gilvary rarely altered his expression on the sideline during Friday’s CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens ‘AA’ championship game with Bishop Loughlin. When his team fell behind by 12 points early in the second quarter, he held firm, even though things looked grim against the highly athletic Lions.  Read More: Daily News