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Political Roundup: De Blasio, Lhota face off in final debate

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Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota had their third and final debate Wednesday.

The debate was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was moved to last night in observance of the Sandy anniversary,

Questions about Sandy led off the debate, but the two once again battled over many of the same issues they did in the previous two debates, including education, crime and taxes.

A Quinnipiac University poll released the same day of the debate showed de Blasio still has as significant lead over Lhota in the race.


Former Mayor Dinkins hospitalized with ‘mild touch of pneumonia’: CBS New York

Adjusting the Moreland script, Cuomo goes to war with former Senate allies: Capital New York

City Council moving to take away speaker’s ‘pork’ power: New York Post

Senate blocks Obama picks for judge, housing posts: AP

Edward Snowden gets a job working in tech support for Russian website: lawyer: New York Daily News


Queens’ Morning Roundup

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morning roundup


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