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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 81. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 62. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Moving the World to the 1964 World’s Fair

This photo exhibit will be on display at the AirTrain JFK Jamaica and Howard Beach stations until Nov. 12. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

State Controller Thomas DiNapoli to add anti-corruption division to office

State Controller Thomas DiNapoli is beefing up the anti-corruption efforts of his office. Read more: New York Daily News

NY to consider indoor e-cigarette ban

State lawmakers are looking at whether to include electronic cigarettes in New York’s indoor public smoking ban. Read more: NBC New York

Food truck permits issued in NYC flat over last few years

After years in the fast lane, the city’s food-truck industry is finding itself stuck in neutral, as owners look to move beyond the daily grind of gourmet street food for more stable and lucrative ventures like brick-and-mortar locations. Read more: New York Post

Sen. Charles Schumer calls for reward leading to kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the U.S. State Department to establish a reward for reliable information leading to the rescue of 276 missing girls in Nigeria. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Parking-ticket data can reveal hometown of driver: Pratt professor

Where drivers get parking tickets in the Big Apple says a lot about where they’re from. Read more: New York Post

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: A few showers this morning with overcast skies during the afternoon hours. High 59. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Thursday night: Foggy with light rain developing overnight. Low near 55F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Urban: An Exploration of New York’s Landscapes

Come to the Crescent Grill in Long Island City for the reception for the exhibit Urban: An Exploration of New York’s Landscapes at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit runs through February 2. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Cops looking for E train rider who groped woman

Police are searching for a suspect who they say groped a woman onboard a subway train near Roosevelt Avenue Tuesday. Read more: The Queens Courier

Man found murdered in Richmond Hill home

Police are investigating an incident in which an unidentified woman was brought to Jamaica Hospital with a gunshot wound to her head. Read more: The Queens Courier

New York City Council considers e-cigarette ban

New Yorkers who say electronic cigarettes helped them quit smoking asked city lawmakers at a hearing on Wednesday not to ban the nicotine inhalers from restaurants, workplaces and other indoor spaces, saying there isn’t enough evidence they pose a health risk to justify their exclusion. Read more: AP

City’s grad rate hits record high

Despite stagnating in recent years, the graduation rate at city public high schools edged up to an all-time high this past school year — hitting 66 percent, according to city measures. Read more: New York Post

Passwords compromised for 2 Million Facebook, other online accounts

Passwords for some 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, according to security experts. Read more: CBS New York

Norman Rockwell painting sells for record $46 Million at NYC auction house 

A Norman Rockwell painting titled “Saying Grace” sold at an auction on Wednesday for $46 million, a record for the Saturday Evening Post illustrator and for any American artwork sold at auction, Sotheby’s said. Read more: NBC New York