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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Tuesday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 34. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT of the DAY: 20th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival

In the first movie, A Mother’s Love, a strong black woman’s taste for the good life does not include her husband or daughter Monica. It takes another’s love and prayers to get the mother down to earth. The second flick, Between Friends, is set in Trinidad and Tobago. Middle class youngsters go to nightclubs and share moments at the beach, but filmmaker gradually exposes the different layers of their interaction. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Sources: Man shot in Midtown was aspiring Los Angeles rapper

Police say just before 2 p.m. Monday someone walked westbound on 58th street towards Broadway and shot Brandon Lincoln Woodard, 31, at close range in the back of the head. Read more: NY1

Queens drug addict busted for killing his mother and father — one year apart — as evidence surfaces under the patents’ fingernails

They gave him his DNA. And in the end, that genetic material doomed him. Queens drug addict Gregory Cucchiara, a 290-pound behemoth with a long rap sheet and little record of achievement, murdered his mother and father in separate attacks a year apart — murders that were ultimately solved from biological evidence found under the parents’ fingernails, law enforcement authorities said. Read more New York Daily News

MTA quits countdown clocks in favor of ‘Bus Time

Time has run out for New York City bus riders hoping to rely on countdown clocks. The MTA is reportedly giving up on posting electronic message boards that show bus arrival times. Read more: ABC New York

Single rides and monthly passes to cost more in M.T.A. plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board appears poised to consider a proposal that would increase base fares on subways and buses by a quarter, to $2.50, and raise the cost of a 30-day pass by $8, to $112. Read more: New York Times

Heroic ‘Operation Breezy Gut and Pump’ comes to an end

After an exhausting month of gutting, pumping and rebuilding, a heroic volunteer group suspended their Breezy Point operation on Sunday. Read more: New York Daily News

Strauss-Kahn, NYC hotel maid settle civil lawsuit over alleged assault

Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a New York hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief of sexually assaulting her agreed on Monday to settle her civil lawsuit against him for an undisclosed sum, ending one chapter of a scandal that cost him his job and derailed his political career in France. Read more: Reuters

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 61. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Monday night: Overcast with rain showers. Low of 45. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NW after midnight. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

EVENT of the DAY: Rapture Loung Open Mic Night

Monday nights at Rapture Lounge in Astoria, musicians, poets, writers, singers-songwriters, comedians and performance artists are invited to the bar’s open mic night. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Police gun down man after he flashes BB gun

Two undercover NYPD detectives shot and killed a career criminal Saturday night after he flashed a BB gun at the officers as they arrested a friend of his, an alleged drug dealer. Read more: New York Daily News

Woman found stabbed to death, man found wounded in Queens

Police Sunday night were investigating a stabbing that left a woman dead and a man injured in Elmhurst, Queens. Read more: CBS New York

Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long wants MTA boss Joseph Lhota to run for mayor

Add state Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long to the list of those who want MTA boss Joseph Lhota to run for mayor. “He’d make an interesting candidate,” Long said. “He’s certainly head and shoulders above the potential (Democratic) candidates running right now.”  Read more: New York Daily News

Report: MTA to reduce minimum for MetroCard discount

The MTA reportedly plans to make it easier for bus and subway riders to get a discount. Read more: ABC New York

Court date in NY hotel maid’s suit vs Strauss-Kahn

The outcome of a New York City hotel housekeeper’s sexual assault lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn may soon be decided in court. Read more: Wall Street Journal 

As “fiscal cliff” clock ticks, Obama hits the road again

It’s just over three weeks until the first effects of the “fiscal cliff” kick in and this week begins with more politics, posturing, and partisanship dominating the negotiations between the White House and House Republicans. Read more: CBS