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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 61. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 54. Winds less than 5 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Haunted Halloween Hike

Venture to the Alley Pond Environmental Center for a spooky trail walk, ghost stories and hot cocoa. Costumes welcome! Be sure to bring a flashlight and comfy, hike appropriate shoes. Note that space is limited. The Haunted Halloween Hike begins at 6:30 p.m. and is recommended for kids between the ages of 8 and 12. Admission is $7 for members and $13 for non-member. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

City Council to vote on raising cigarette purchase age

In the latest move to snuff out smoking in New York, the City Council could vote Wednesday to bar anyone under the age of 21 from buying cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Read more: NBC New York

Brown University students shout Commissioner Kelly off the stage as he attempted lecture on policing

New York City’s top cop got stopped and dissed Tuesday by student protesters at Brown University. Read more: New York Daily News

New York attorney general probes racial profiling allegations against Barneys, Macy’s

New York’s attorney general is investigating allegations of racial profiling at Macy’s and Barneys’ flagship Manhattan locations after at least three black customers recently accused the stores and police of harassing them. Read more: NBC New York

City attorney to appeals court: halt stop-and-frisk ruling

A judge’s ruling that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk tactics are unconstitutional has created chaos and confusion among officers, a city lawyer told a federal appeals panel Tuesday. Read more: CBS New York/AP

New York gas stations won’t be powerless in future storms

After superstorm Sandy, there was fuel in gas station pumps, but without electricity, no one could fill up their tanks. Read more: CBS New York

American support for death penalty falls to 60 percent: Gallup

Sixty percent of Americans favor capital punishment for convicted murderers, the lowest percentage since 1972, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday. Read more: Reuters

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 61. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 46. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: The Queens Slur at Queen Kickshaw 

It’s the Slow Food NYC monthly Happy Hour! It’s fun, social, and informal. But it’s also your opportunity to talk to the leadership of Slow Food NYC and let us know what you think. Want to learn more about Slow Food? Just looking to have a relaxing drink with other “Slow” minded people? The Slur is your opportunity – free and open to everyone. Join us at the communal table in the front of the restaurant where The Queen Kickshaw will offer a drink special for our Slur. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Final mayoral debate moved to Wednesday night

The final mayoral debate between Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota has been moved from Tuesday to Wednesday night after the candidates requested the change in order to observe the anniversary of Sandy. Read more: NBC New York

Report: Bloomberg administration drops ‘hide the cigs’ legislation

The Bloomberg administration has dropped piece of legislation that would have kept cigarettes out of sight in New York City stores, according to a published report. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Macy’s: Employees did not racially profile “Treme” actor

Macy’s released a statement in response to a lawsuit from an actor on HBO’s “Treme” who said he was stopped while buying sunglasses in the store because he is black denying that the department store’s employees detained the man. Read more: NBC New York

Ellis Island museum to reopen Monday

Ellis Island will reopen to the public Monday, almost exactly a year after Superstorm Sandy’s swells reached 8 feet and badly damaged the former U.S. immigration entry point. Read more: AP

Michael Jackson’s doctor released from jail after 2 years

The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was released from jail Monday after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence. Read more: AP