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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Friday: Rain likely. High 66. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch. Friday night: Cloudy with periods of rain. Areas of fog developing late. Low around 55F. SSW winds at 15 to 25 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a half an inch.

EVENT OF THE DAY: To Bird & Dizzy with Love

Flushing Town Hall presents “To Bird & Dizzy with Love,” a musical homage to Charlie “Bird” Parker and John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, the two men most responsible for creating the Be-Bop vernacular and changing the way jazz musicians approached improvisation. Pre-show discussion with Jimmy Heath, music director and conductor of the Queens Jazz Orchestra, is Friday at 7:30 p.m.; the show starts at 8 p.m. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Next wave of popular green cabs hits TLC snag

The new chair of the Taxi and Limousine Commission on Thursday said she couldn’t guarantee that the next batch of 6,000 green taxi permits would be issued at any point in 2014, as previously planned. Read more: New York Post

Fast food workers around the world strike for higher wages

Fast food workers around the world walked out on their jobs Thursday to protest their low wages. Read more: am New York

Some subway emergency door alarms turned off by MTA

The MTA made its noisy subway a bit quieter over the last year by eliminating hundreds of emergency door alarms. Read more: am New York

Sophia, Jacob top names for New York newborns

Sophia stayed at No. 1 and Jacob jumped Michael for the top spot as the most popular baby names in New York State last year. Read more: NBC New York

New round of GM recalls affects 2.7 million vehicles

General Motors announced five more recalls Thursday, affecting 2.7 million of its cars. Read more: CBS New York

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 84. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WSW in the afternoon. Monday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 68. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in “Breaking Bad”

Now through October 27, the Museum of the Moving Image presents “From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in ‘Breaking Bad’” in the museum’s main exhibition, “Behind the Screen.” The exhibit looks at how Breaking Bad’s’ filmmakers used a variety of visual cues to convey Walter White’s transformation. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Workers begin strikes at fast-food restaurants

Thousands of fast food workers are expected to walk off the job Monday morning as part of an historic labor strike. Read more: ABC New York

NYPD to restart gun buyback program with 10 events across the city

New Yorkers with guns will soon have more ways to make a quick buck. Read more: New York Daily News

Gov Cuomo signs law making drunk driving felony on conditional licenses

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law meant to keep more drunken drivers off New York roads. Read more: AP

Adequate public notice of sewage spills into New York waterways lacking: study

Yuck! Billions of gallons of untreated raw sewage is flowing into New York waterways annually, but the system of warning the public in a timely fashion is what really smells. Read more: New York Daily News 

Report: Thompson calls stop and frisk institutionalized bias

Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson said Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black and that the same bias drives the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy. Read more: AP

Schumer: Tracking shoppers through phones invasive

Sen. Charles Schumer says federal authorities should regulate the practice of retailers using shoppers’ smartphones to track their movement through a store. Read more: NBC New York

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

TODAY’S FORECAST

Friday: Overcast with rain in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 55. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Friday night: Clear. Low of 34. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY:  First Friday Film Series at the Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum will continue its First Friday Film Series. Episodes are selected to complement the exhibition Hammer, Chisel, Drill: Noguchi’s Studio Practice and will feature the works of various contemporary artists. Visitors can enjoy extended evening hours from 5 to 8 p.m. with free admission, cash bar and special programming.  Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Man injured when façade collapses at Queens GameStop

A 22-year-old man was taken to Elmhurst hospital after façade collapse at the GameStop he worked at in Queens. Read more: ABC New York

Assault in Forest Park sparks call for more patrols 

Elected officials are pressuring the city to put more parks enforcement officers on patrol after a woman was sexually assaulted in Forest Park last week. Read more: New York Daily News

Major security breach at JFK investigated

TSA workers reportedly let a Kennedy International Airport worker board a flight to Florida without a boarding pass and without being screened. Read more: Fox New York

NYC fast food workers picket, want restaurants to pay $15 per hour

Hundreds of fast food workers and supporters protested outside New York City restaurants Thursday to demand higher wages for their low-paying jobs, including about 60 who chanted “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Minimum wage has got to go!” at a midtown Wendy’s. Read more: CBS New York

Film critic Roger Ebert dies after cancer battle

Roger Ebert could be tough on filmmakers, but unlike many critics, he earned their respect. Read more: AP/ABC New York

Official: Obama proposes cuts to Social Security

President Barack Obama is proposing cuts to Social Security as an attempt to compromise with Republicans on the budget. Read more: AP