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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Periods of rain. High around 45. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low 33. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Bring your friends, bring a scarf and gloves and remember to lace up tight! Ice skating season has begun at World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Admission is $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5. Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon. until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon  until 4:45 on Sundays. Information is subject to change, to inquire about any changes call 718-760-9001. World Ice Arena is located at Avery Avenue and 131st Street Flushing. Submit an event of your own

‘Day of Action’ planned by teachers, union

Teachers across New York will wear blue and rally for more funding and less testing as part of a national “Day of Action” organized across numerous states. Read more: AP

Safety upgrades coming to Metro-North derailment site: MTA

The MTA announced Sunday that safety improvements would be made at curves and bridges on Metro-North Railroad’s routes, including at the site of last week’s fatal derailment in the Bronx. Read more: NBC New York

Ray Kelly ‘content’ to quit as top dog

Outgoing Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Sunday he’s looking forward to moving on. Read more: New York Post 

Astor estate donates $9M for education programs

A fund created with assets from philanthropist Brooke Astor’s estate has awarded $9.2 million in grants to New York-based organizations for education and literacy programs. Read more: AP

Nelson Mandela remembered near and far on national day of prayer

While South Africans of all races flocked to houses of worship Sunday for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela on Sunday, the former South African president and civil rights icon was also being remembered in the United States. Read more: CBS New York

 

Chelsea Clinton helps with Sandy recovery during ‘Day of Action’ in the Rockaways


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Photos courtesy of the Clinton Foundation

The Clintons joined the ongoing Sandy recovery in a “Day of Action” in the Rockaways.

Chelsea Clinton and hundreds of volunteers visited Brookville Park, Rockaway Park, P.S. 197 and homes in Far Rockaway on Saturday to revitalize the damaged communities. This is the fifth Day of Action, which has brought in volunteers from all over the country to give back to their own communities.

Clinton also participated in the St. Bernard Project to break ground on the future site of the first “Resilient House.”

The former first daughter joined the home’s future owners, the Lyons family, at the event.

The Resilient House will be designed by Sustainable TO Architecture + Building and is modeled to be energy efficient, cost effective and able to withstand future disasters.

 

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Chelsea Clinton to join volunteers in Rockaways for second ‘Day of Action’ for Sandy victims


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

The Clinton Foundation will bring together residents and volunteers for a second “Day of Action” for Sandy victims.

Chelsea Clinton will visit the Rockaways on Saturday, October 26 and along with hundreds of volunteers will work to rebuild houses, clean and update public parks, conduct conservation activities and more.

Clinton will also join the St. Bernard Project and its partners to break ground on the future site of the first “Resilient House” in Far Rockaway, the Designing Recovery competition’s winning design for New York. The house is modeled to be energy efficient, cost effective and able to withstand future disasters.

 

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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EVENT of the DAY: SummerStage (Chi-Lites/ Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue)

SummerStage is New York’s largest free performing arts festival. Tonight’s performance features the Chi-Lites, a Rhythm and Blues quartet and Felix Hernandez’ Rhythm Revue. [Click here for more info or submit your events]

UPDATE: Pol’s sex ads rub DA wrong way 

This might not be the political happy ending he hoped for. Queens Assembly candidate Myungsuk Lee, whose Korean-language newspaper runs ads from “massage parlors,” some of which also peddle prostitution, could be in some legal trouble. Queens DA Richard Brown says he’s meeting with his vice squad “on this matter” after The Post yesterday exposed the ads and the massage parlors. Read more: [New York Post] 

Queens manhole fire forces evacuation of shops 

Store owners had to abandon their shops Monday after a manhole fire in Queens. A video showed smoke billowing out of the manhole near 95th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights Monday just after 4:30 p.m. Owners said they had to scramble to get their customers to safety. Read more: [NY1]

Summer scorcher continues: city & suburbs will be feeling the heat again Tuesday 

The Big Apple will be baking once again Tuesday. The hot and sticky temperatures will continue in New York City and surrounding areas over the next few days. Read more: [1010wins] 

Low-wage workers will rally on ‘Day of Action’

Low-wage workers, struggling to make ends meet in New York City, will rally together with community leaders and union organizers on July 24 for a “Day of Action.” Labor heavyweights, including 32BJ Service Employees International Union and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), have embarked on aggressive efforts to organize workers at car washes, supermarkets and area airports. Read more: [New York Daily News]