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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST 

Wednesday: A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. High 44. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Cloudy with periods of rain. Low near 40. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Rainfall near a half an inch.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Reading and book signing with Kevin Cook

Join The Astoria Bookshop for a reading with Kevin Cook, the author of “Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime That Changed America,” as he discusses the enduring legacy of the case. His heartbreaking account of what really happened on the night Genovese died is the most accurate and chilling to date. Starts at 7 p.m. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

FDNY discrimination lawsuit settled for $98M: lawyers

A black firefighters’ group that had sued New York City, alleging discrimination, said Tuesday that minority fire department applicants will be eligible to receive back pay totaling $98 million. Read more:NBC New York 

Schumer: Feds also need to investigate LIRR’s safety

The feds need to launch a formal probe of the Long Island Rail Road to examine whether Metro-North’s disturbing safety failings have spread to its sister rail network, Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday. Read more: New York Post 

Fire rips through field in College Point, Queens

A brush fire broke out and destroyed about an acre of tall grass Tuesday afternoon in College Point, Queens. Read more: CBS New York 

De Blasio planned ‘snow shoveling’ shows at home

Mayor de Blasio’s attention-drawing turns as an average Joe shoveling snow in front of his Park Slope home in January were premeditated, records show. Read more: New York Post 

NTSB identifies location of gas leak in East Harlem

The NTSB released an update Tuesday on its investigation into last week’s explosion in East Harlem, with the agency finding a gas leak adjacent to one of the two collapsed buildings. Read more: ABC New York

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 11/09/2011: Queens Landlord Kills Tenant Before Committing Suicide


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morning roundup

No parole again for killer of NYC’s Kitty Genovese

The man who killed Kitty Genovese has been denied parole for the 15th time in a case that became notorious after reports that neighbors in her quiet New York City neighborhood failed to act as they heard the victim’s screams. Read More: Wall Street Journal

 

Queens Landlord Kills Tenant Before Committing Suicide

Neighbors widely knew that the owner of 111-11 143rd Street in South Jamaica, Queens wanted the tenants on the top floor and basement out of his house, due to a long-running dispute over rent. But on Tuesday, it became bloody in an apparent murder-suicide. Police said the home owner, 62-year-old Eulith Reid, chopped his 48-year-old basement tenant Hettie Patterson in the head with a machete, killing her. He then stabbed himself in the neck and also died. They were pronounced dead in Jamaica Hospital. Read More: NY1

 

Aqueduct Racino Pulls In $15M During First Stretch

The new casino at Aqueduct Racetrack is on a big winning streak, but not without some small bumps along the way. Watch the video: NY1

 

Queens group builds housing and new lives for former inmates  

For women leaving prison, one of the greatest challenges is finding a stable place to live. That’s why nonprofit group Hour Children is creating affordable housing in Long Island City for formerly incarcerated women trying to rebuild their lives. Read More: Daily News

 

Long Island City housing complex plagued by shootings

Constant fear caused by frequent shootings has left the residents of Astoria Houses in a frenzy. The housing development, located at 4-20 Astoria Boulevard in Long Island City, has been plagued by gun violence for years, according to the people who call the houses home. Read More: Queens Courier