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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 81. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Thursday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 68. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the West after midnight. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

EVENT OF THE DAY: The Metropolitan Opera at Socrates Sculpture Park 

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park for an evening of arias and duets by Metropolitan Opera artists Ying Fang (soprano), Mario Chang (tenor) and Brandon Cedel (bass-baritone), accompanied by pianist Bradley Moore. Free. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Police probe possible link between 2 Queens stabbings

Police in New York are looking at the possibility that there could be a maniac with a knife randomly stabbing women in Queens. Read more: ABC New York

Man who killed police officer convicted in separate attempted murder case 

A man convicted of murdering a police officer was convicted of attempted murder Wednesday in a separate incident. Read more: NY1

Borough President candidate Melinda Katz promises expanded health care for Queens

Call it Melindacare. Borough President candidate Melinda Katz is promising to open primary care facilities and urgent care centers to a greater number of Queens residents. Read more: New York Daily News

Guns from out-of-state make up the grand majority of city crimes, Bloomberg attempts to push back

Guns from states with weak firearms laws are being used at an ever-increasing rate in city crimes, Mayor Bloomberg said Wednesday, as he vowed to continue his push for tougher laws across the country. Read more: New York Daily News

Jury: Pataki’s program to institutionalize sex offenders didn’t violate rights

A jury decided Wednesday that former New York Gov. George Pataki did not violate sex offenders’ rights by authorizing a program to involuntarily commit them to mental institutions after they completed their sentences. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Salad mix may be to blame for multi-state stomach bug outbreak

A pre-packaged salad mix may be to blame for a stomach bug that has sickened people in 15 states, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST 

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 48. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Friday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast with a chance of snow. Low of 32. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 30% .

EVENT OF THE DAY: Wreck-It Ralph in 3-D at NYSCI

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in 3-D. Wreck-It Ralph longs to be a hero. So when a new game arrives, he sneaks into it with a plan to win a medal, but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Playing at the New York Hall of Science Friday, March 15 and Friday, March 22 at 5 p.m. $9 adults/$7 children, seniors and students with ID. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Man charged in Queens murders, brush fire due in court

A Brooklyn man is due in court Friday in the murders of two men whose bodies were found in a burning brush fire in Queens. Read more: AP/ABC New York

Census records show more people are moving to NYC

The entrances to the Big Apple are now busier than the exits. For the first time in half a century, more people are moving into the city than moving out, helping to swell the population to a record of 8,336,697, according to Census data released yesterday. Read more: New York Post

Former New York Gov. Pataki endorses John Catsimatidis for NYC mayor

Billionaire mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis on Thursday picked up his biggest endorsement yet: former Gov. George Pataki. Read more: New York Daily News

David Wright wants to rejoin U.S. Lineup; sore ribs a concern for Mets

David Wright was scratched from the World Baseball Classic game Thursday against the Dominican Republic because of sore ribs, and U.S. manager Joe Torre isn’t expecting him to rejoin the lineup. Read more: CBS New York

Critics wave knives and hockey stick at U.S. air safety hearing

The top U.S. transportation security official on Thursday defended his controversial move to allow small knives to be carried onto airplanes, despite protests from flight attendants and lawmakers who say it will endanger the flying public. Read more: Reuters

How will Pope Francis deal with church sex abuse scandal?

The election of a new pope could help heal the wounds left by a Roman Catholic sex abuse crisis that has savaged the church’s reputation worldwide. For alleged victims, much depends on whether Pope Francis disciplines the priests and the hierarchy that protected them. Read more: AP/ABC New York

 

Pataki Endorses Ulrich for State Senate


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Photo Courtesy Sal Bacarella

Former Governor George Pataki spoke in support of Councilmember Eric Ulrich’s bid for State Senate at a recent fundraiser.

Pataki said he enjoys the private sector these days and publicly endorses a campaign only when he believes strongly in the candidate.

“Eric Ulrich,” he said, “is someone in whom I strongly believe. [He] has done a phenomenal job at being a fresh, new voice not just for his district, but for the people of Queens and this city. It’s a better place because of him.  His new race for State Senate is critical for the future of this state in deciding whether we’re going to have decent, strong leadership in the State Senate or whether we’re going to go back to the hideous dysfunction that existed just two years ago. We have to make sure Queens and New York City stay safe. We need schools that actually work. That’s not going to happen unless we have people like Eric Ulrich in the Senate.”

The former governor said he looks forward to seeing Ulrich “bring the same young, independent voice he’s been on the City Council to the State Senate.”

“It’s about the future of our state and our young people, to make sure they have a better shot at life than our parents and grandparents had,” said Ulrich. “That’s what being in Queens and being in American has always been about. If I want to give that opportunity to the next generation, I’ve got to step up to the plate and help continue bipartisan leadership in Albany.”

Ulrich and his wife, Yadira, are expecting their first child.

If Ulrich defeats Juan Reyes in a September primary, he will face off against Democratic State Senator Joseph Addabbo in November.

Also in attendance in support of Ulrich was councilmember and congressional candidate Dan Halloran, who recently recovered from brain surgery.

The fundraiser was hosted by entrepreneur Sal Bacarella and his girlfriend Christie Lauren.