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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Plentiful sunshine. High 27. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Mostly clear. Low 22. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Oliver! The Musical 

Oliver! The Musical at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City is a refreshed version of this theater classic, presented in a contemporary Steampunk style with echoes of the darker Charles Dickens original and all the twists. Thursday-Sunday through December 22. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Queens student from Baruch College dies in fraternity pledge ritual

A college freshman from Queens died Monday after he was injured in a fraternity hazing ritual. Read more: The Queens Courier

Bill proposed to make pot legal in New York State

There’s a proposal to make New York the third state to legalize marijuana. Read more: ABC New York

NYC to require flu shots for young children in day care, preschool

New York City will soon require young children who go to preschool or day care to get flu shots. Read more: NBC New York

MTA to test motion sensors, lasers in effort to curb track deaths

The MTA plans to test several different forms of technology that would alert train conductors to a person on the tracks in an effort to curb a rise in track-related deaths, according to a published report. Read more: NBC New York

Poll: strong opposition to in-flight calls

As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds. Read more: AP

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Wednesday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High 31. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low 23. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: New York Voices — Vocal Jazz Quartet — 25th Anniversary Celebration

Hear the incredible vocal jazz of this world renowned quartet — the group visited Queensborough Community College in 2012 and electrified audiences with their complex harmonies, intricate rhythms, and orchestra-like use of their voices. NY Voices was moved by their work with our vocal students here, and the music department is proud to be able to offer their musical gifts to the campus again. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

City Council passes 911 response time bill

The New York City Council has passed a bill requiring the fire department to change how it tracks response times to emergencies. Read more: NBC New York

NYC could soon mandate flu shots for small children

Some New York City parents may soon be required by law to have their children vaccinated for the flu. Read more: CBS New York

Cuomo backs panel’s $2B tax-cut proposal

The state will consider tax cuts that include relief for renters here and a property-tax freeze outside New York City, Gov. Cuomo said Tuesday. Read more: New York Post

Lawmakers unveil bipartisan budget deal

Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon. Read more: NBC New York

Curtis Granderson: True New Yorkers are Mets fans

Curtis Granderson’s first hit for his new team was a playful shot at his old employer. Read more: AP