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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 79. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 72. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Puppets in the Park: “Little Red’s Hood

Come see this production by the City Parks Foundation of “Little Red’s Hood” at Beach 17th Street at 7:00 p.m. Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smart phone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Red travels from the city to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she meets a colorful cast of characters while Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Bloomberg won’t apologize for remarks on stop-and-frisk 

A defiant Mayor Michael Bloomberg would not apologize Sunday for his controversial comments about the NYPD stop-and-frisk program and how officers stop “whites too much.” Read more: CBS New York

New York teen who escaped ‘nonsecure’ group home arrested on murder charge

A teen who bolted from a group home that housed criminal offenders has been arrested on suspicion of murder — less than two months after a judge sounded the alarm about scant security at such facilities. Read more: New York Daily News

Congressman calls for a federal monitor to oversee NYPD

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) during a Sunday afternoon press conference called to appoint a federal monitor to oversee the NYPD’s stop and frisk program. Read more: Fox New York

Gillibrand wants FEMA to review flood insurance rules

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to review rules that resulted in insurance coverage denials for some Superstorm Sandy victims. Read more: Fox New York

Miracle on the Hudson: Helicopter makes emergency landing in river

A charter helicopter carrying a family of four Swedes on a sightseeing tour of New York City lost power shortly after takeoff Sunday and made an emergency landing on the Hudson River, authorities said. The pilot, 23, and the helicopter’s occupants were uninjured. Read more: ABC New York

9 elite firefighters die battling huge Arizona wildfire

An elite crew of firefighters trained to battle the nation’s fiercest wildfires was overtaken by an out-of-control blaze in Arizona on Sunday afternoon, killing 19 members as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields. Read more: AP

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 81. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 61. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Monthly Jazz Jam at  Flushing Town Hall

Come and enjoy live jazz by some of the borough’s top artists. Flushing Town Hall presents its monthly jazz jam, featuring performances by professional jazz musicians, grad students studying jazz, musical educators and special guest artists the Pablo Mayor Quintet. The event is free and starts at 7 p.m. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Man fatally jumps in front of N train in Astoria

Severed limbs flew onto an Astoria street Tuesday evening after a man threw himself in front of a Queens-bound N train, witnesses and a police source said. Read more: The Queens Courier

New York City Council to take up ban on foam containers

A bill is expected to be introduced to the New York City Council Wednesday that bans the use of polystyrene foam foodservice in New York City. Read more: ABC New York

NYC Landmarks Commission hears pleas from Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, others to preserve historic Forest Park Carousel

Fans of the Forest Park Carousel got a chance Tuesday to plead their case that the beloved ride should be designated as a city landmark. Read more: New York Daily News

Queens couple get prison for sex trafficking

A Queens man and his girlfriend have been sentenced to prison for sex trafficking. Read more: AP

Many Queens homeowners face skyrocketing flood insurance premiums or major repairs to meet demands of new federal codes

Homeowners in the Sandy-wrecked Rockaways may be forced to abandon their homes or spend up to $100,000 to raise them on stilts, thanks to new codes issued by the federal government. Read more: New York Daily News

Across U.S., nearly half say government spying OK within limits: PollNearly half of all Americans say the U.S. government’s broad surveillance tactics are acceptable within limits, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll on Tuesday that also found widespread concern about the methods that were revealed last week. Read more: Reuters