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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Wednesday: Generally cloudy. High 72. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday Night: Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Low 57. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Big Apple Circus

The Big Apple Circus will be at Cunningham Park through June 15. Times vary. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Police release video of driver wanted in Astoria hit-and-run

Cops are looking for the driver involved in an Astoria hit-and-run on Saturday that left a 21-year-old man injured. Read more: The Queens Courier

Queens man in LIRR skimming case gets 2-6 years in prison

A Queens man who pleaded guilty to his involvement in a credit card skimming scheme at several Long Island Rail Road stations was sentenced Tuesday. Read more: CBS New York

After a year’s absence, Fleet Week returns to NYC

Fleet Week is returning to New York City after a year’s absence, officials announced Tuesday. Read more: NBC New York

Bus countdown clocks see influx of cash from lawmakers

Countdown clocks at bus stops are so popular, two City Council members have allocated $420,000 of their own funds to get more installed. Read more: am New York

Cuomo’s lead over Astorino will shrink if Working Families runs candidate

Gov. Cuomo’s huge lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino would drop to 13 percentage points if the Working Families Party puts up its own candidate in the governor’s race, a polls shows. Read more: New York Post

Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 63. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 48. Winds less than 5 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: The Cinema of Immigration

As part of 10-week series exploring the immigrant experience in the U.S., Mark Ethan, a member of the Actors Studio, will present and discuss AMERICA, AMERICA (1963) at the Queens Museum of Art. The journey to America by a young man (Stathis Giallelis) is movingly captured by writer-director Elia Kazan in a personal film based on his uncle’s experience.  Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

More evidence uncovered in Boston Marathon bombings

The parents of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects held a press conference Thursday, addressing when they may be flying to the United States from Russia. It comes after word that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was added to a U.S. government terrorism database 18 months before the bombings. Read more: ABC New York

Queens residents weigh in on $3 million in neighborhood capital projects

Residents in three Queens City Council districts ate up the chance to vote on how tax dollars are spent in their neighborhood. Read more: New York Daily News

New York City’s ‘Fleet Week’ canceled due to federal budget cuts

Federal budget cuts have forced the U.S. Navy to cancel Fleet Week in New York City. Read more: CBS New York 

Carnival operator pleads guilty to $10,000 payoff to ex-senator Hiram Monserrate

A carnival operator pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the FBI about payoffs he made to former Queens state Sen. Hiram Monserrate for help securing permits. Read more: New York Daily News

NYC airflow study this summer to look at spread of contaminants

This summer, the NYPD and Brookhaven National Laboratory will conduct the largest ever urban airflow study. Read more: CBS New York

Survey: Americans Felt More Secure in Jobs in 2012

Confidence in the U.S. job market has rebounded to roughly a normal level from its record low after the Great Recession, a trend that could help boost the economy. Read more: AP

Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST 

Friday: Overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 52. Windy. Winds from the East at 10 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible. Friday night: Overcast with a chance of rain in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 39. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Tango Lovers

On Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, at the Queens Theatre, an ensemble of acclaimed dancers, musicians and singers present Tango Lovers,  a unique and extraordinary show conveying an array of emotions via tango. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Quinn proposes city takeover of MTA

City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn said that the city should be in charge of its own mass transit system in a speech at LaGuardia Community College Thursday morning. Read more: NY1

NFLer’s La Guardia gun rap discharged

A defensive end for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a deal with Queens prosecutors yesterday that will sack his gun charges for carrying a pistol through La Guardia Airport. Read more: New York Post

Police search for missing Jackson Heights teen

Police are looking for a missing 18-year-old resident of the Jackson Heights section of Queens who has a history of mental health issues. Read more: NY1

Judge questions legality of fee for New York City bike tour

A judge has questioned the legality of a fee for the cost of policing New York City’s largest bike tour. Read more: AP/ABC New York

New York Fleet Week to be scaled back

Fox 5 has learned that New York Fleet Week will be scaled back due to the recent automatic spending cuts in Washington. Read more: Fox New York

Kerry to North Korea: Don’t test missile

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stark warning to North Korea on Friday not to test-fire a mid-range missile, while rejecting a new U.S. intelligence report suggesting significant progress in the communist regime’s nuclear weapons program. Read more: AP