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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Monday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 34 with a windchill as low as 27F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: The Art of Ink in America 2013/2014: Gesture and Beyond, An East/West Exhibition of Contemporary Calligraphy

The exhibit includes approximately 50 new works by 32 and five invited artists and consists of abstract and avant-garde pieces, which show the many different forms and innovative techniques available to contemporary ink painters. On view at Queen College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum through December 30. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Man shot, killed in Jamaica

A 47-year-old was fatally shot in the head on 107th Avenue in Jamaica around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, said police. Read more: The Queens Courier

Bird strike reported at JFK Airport

There was a scare upon landing Sunday night for a flight full of passengers approaching JFK Airport, as the plane was hit by two birds. Read more: ABC New York

Hearing set for proposed New York City foam container ban

The future of plastic-foam food containers in takeout-loving New York City is up for debate. Read more: NBC New York

Schumer seeks to pull plug on robocalls

Sen. Charles Schumer is introducing legislation to try to curb an increasing number of unwanted telemarketing calls. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Mayor Ed Koch’s letters to be auctioned

During his reign as mayor of New York and for years after, Ed Koch corresponded with heads of state and other dignitaries. Read more: AP

 Investigators to release report on Sandy Hook shooting

Investigators are planning to release a long-awaited report on the Newtown, Conn. school shooting, nearly a year after the massacre of 20 children and six women inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. Read more: NBC New York

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High of 79. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 68. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Biala: Vision and Memory

Janice Biala (1903-2000) was well known for her charming interiors, still-lifes, and landscapes. This exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s career, featuring 50 paintings, collages, and drawings from public and private collections and the Estate of Biala, and two paintings from the Godwin-Ternbach Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibit will be at the museum, located at Queens College, through October 26. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Government shuts down for first time in 17 Years

The first government shutdown in 17 years officially began Tuesday morning after Congress missed a midnight deadline to pass a short-term spending bill. Read more: NBC News

Report: Subway noise can be dangerous to your ears

A published report Monday said the sound of metal against metal in the subway can be harmful to your ears. Read more: CBS New York

City announces free wi-fi in all 5 boroughs

New York plans to offer free public Wi-Fi in commercial districts in all five boroughs, officials said Monday. Read more: NBC New York

NYPD hunts for men who parachuted onto Manhattan street

The NYPD is searching for two men who parachuted in front of the Goldman Sachs headquarters in Lower Manhattan early Monday morning. Read more: ABC New York

STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — gets boost from City Education officials

City Education officials are boosting STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — by offering more than 120 new advanced placement courses in related subjects at 55 high schools starting next year. Read more: New York Daily News 

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 77. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph shifting to the NNW in the afternoon. Monday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 57. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

EVENT of the DAY

Monday is the opening of a special retrospective exhibit of Swiss abstract artist H.A. Sigg. at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College. The exhibit ends October 26. Free. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Career criminal surrenders in Queens shooting of highly decorated cop

A career criminal who was on the lam for about a month after shooting a highly decorated NYPD sergeant in Queens turned himself in Sunday, police said. Read more: New York Daily News 

Brooklyn, Queens locals clean up damage from two tornadoes

Cleanup efforts continued in Brooklyn and Queens on Sunday, a day after tornadoes roared through parts of both boroughs, and residents were relieved to know that no one was reported injured by the twisters. Read more: NY1

Queens carwash’s employees are first in city to join union

Workers at a carwash in Queens have overwhelmingly voted to join a union, organizers said Sunday, in the first major victory in a six-month effort in New York City to unionize workers in an industry the organizers say is rife with labor law violations. Read more: New York Times

Queens trio to launch co-working space in Astoria

A trio of Astorians are trying to entice local freelancers, entrepreneurs and stay-at-home employees out of their homes and corner coffee shops and into a communal working space. Read more: New York Daily News

Significant help reportedly on the way for those who got sick after 9/11

The 11th anniversary of 9/11 is just two days away, and now help may finally be on the way for those who got sick after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Read more: CBS New York

Obama squeaks out Aug. fundraising win over Romney

President Barack Obama squeaked out a fundraising victory over Mitt Romney in August as the candidates gear up for the final stretch of their closely contested campaign. Read more: AP