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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Tuesday: Overcast with rain showers, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 55. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 39. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the North after midnight. Chance of rain 20%.

EVENT of the DAY: The Queens Travelling Market

Come out Tuesday night to Astoria to shop and support local artists , designers and vendors at this pop up market. Captain Morgan will be at the event and offering delicious complimentary drinks. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

MTA cops, workers stranded on bridge to Rockaways the night Hurricane Sandy struck, sources say

A dozen MTA cops and workers were stranded on a bridge to the Rockaways the night Hurricane Sandy struck, sources said. Read more: New York Daily News

Process of reopening sandy-damaged schools to stretch into 2013

In the basement of P.S. 207 Rockwood Park in the Howard Beach section of Queens, water reached the ceiling, drowning student records from the past several decades and curriculum materials meant for the next several years. It also took out the schools’ electrical and heating equipment. Read more: NY1

Gov. Cuomo asks utility companies to give rebates to Sandy-ravaged customers

Gov. Cuomo appealed to utility companies Monday to give rebates to storm-ravaged customers, warning that asking for a rate hike now would be adding “insult to injury.” Read more: New York Daily News

Non-profit provides free gasoline to storm-hit Far Rockaway residents

A line of cars stretched back several blocks in storm-ravaged Far Rockaway. There was also a second line closer in with people on foot. Read more: CBS New York

Monthly MetroCards will not be reimbursed after Sandy

Count your monthly MetroCard as a casualty of Hurricane Sandy

Straphangers will not be reimbursed for time lost during the superstorm — despite more than three days without subways and service that’s still limited in parts, officials said. Read more: New York Post 

Federal aid for New York faces hurdle in Congress

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s request for $30 billion in federal disaster aid for the State of New York in the wake of Hurricane Sandy faces significant hurdles in Congress, and it may take weeks, if not months, before action is taken on it, Congressional officials said on Monday. Read more: New York Times

Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan investigated, Petraeus scandal widens

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communication with a woman at the center of the sex scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus, a senior U.S. defense official said on Tuesday. Read more: Reuters 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Overcast. Fog early. High of 63. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain showers after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 52. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

EVENT of the DAY: Opening Party – Geisha: The Golden Years 1870-1890

Tonight is the opening party for the exhibition Geisha: The Golden Years 1870-1890 at the Resobox Gallery in Long Island City. The  hand-colored photographs of Geisha and Maiko were used by Dr. Stanley Burns and his daughter Elizabeth to create the book, “Geisha: A Photographic History 1872-1912,” and to show the exotic nature of Japan to the West. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Rockaways homeowners still without power 13 days after Hurricane Sandy

Slow-as-molasses brass of the Long Island Power Authority failed to restore electricity to a storm-battered block of Arverne in the Rockaway Peninsula — even though it passed an electrical inspection with flying colors three days ago. Read more: New York Daily News

Cuomo to seek $30 billion in aid for storm relief

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo plans to ask the federal government for at least $30 billion in disaster aid to help New York City and other affected areas of the state recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, according to top administration officials. Read more: New York Times

Battery Tunnel reopens Monday morning but only for express buses into Manhattan

The Battery Tunnel will reopen Monday morning, but only for express buses into Manhattan, officials announced Sunday. Read more: New York Daily News

Gawkers head to NY’s storm-ravaged neighborhoods

Garbage trucks, hulking military vehicles and mud-caked cars move slowly through a Staten Island waterfront neighborhood still reeling from Superstorm Sandy’s storm surge. Then comes an outlier: a spotless SUV with three passengers peering out windows at a mangled home choked with sea grass. Read more: Wall Street Journal

Israeli pilot in JFK bust

An Israeli pilot was busted at Kennedy Airport for trying to bring a retractable baton onto a flight, officials said yesterday. Read more: New York Post

Info emerges about 2nd woman in Petraeus case

As questions swirl about the extramarital affair that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, the retired general and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, have been quiet about details of their relationship. Read more: AP