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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Tuesday: Becoming partly cloudy after some morning light rain. Fog early. High 66. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 41. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: New York Meets Istanbul – An Exhibition of Charcoal Drawings

Meliksah Soyturk’s “New York Meets Istanbul” is an exhibition which brings the above words to life…. transporting us, through the Artist’s eye, through time and space, to another Continent. Through his work, he is bringing together two of the most wonderful cities in the world and two vastly different, yet undeniably similar cultures. At Flushing Town Hall through Sunday, April 13. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Queens cab driver arrested in West Hempstead hit and run

A cab driver from Queens is under arrest and facing charges in connection with a hit and run on Long Island. Read more: ABC New York

Sen. Smith’s fraud and bribery trial set for June

A federal judge on Monday ordered state Sen. Malcolm Smith’s fraud and bribery trial to begin June 2, quietly rejecting the powerful Queens Democrat’s bid to push the date back a few months so he could smoothly seek re-election. Read more: New York Post

EXCLUSIVE: Average woman in the city earns 82 cents for man’s dollar, controller study shows

It’s still a man’s world — even in progressive New York City. Read more: New York Daily News

City Council plans 10 percent raise in its budget

Belt-tightening is out and free spending is in at the City Council, which plans to increase its own budget by more than 10 percent in a single year — six times the rate of inflation. Read more: New York Post

NTSB: Engineer in fatal Metro-North derailment has ‘severe obstructive sleep apnea’

Federal investigators have found that the engineer at the controls of the Metro-North train that derailed and left four people dead and dozens more injured has a serious sleep disorder. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Wednesday: Sun and clouds mixed. High 47. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy. Low near 35. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

“Miracle on the Hudson” survivors mark 5 years

The pilot, crew and passengers who were on board a plane that made an extraordinary landing on the Hudson River are marking the fifth anniversary of that remarkable day. Read more: NBC New York

Gov panel slaps Bill de Blasio agenda with pre-K charters

Mayor de Blasio’s plan to impose limits on charter schools hit a brick wall Tuesday when a state commission recommended expanding the privately run schools by allowing them to add pre-K classes. Read more: New York Post

Report says Metro-North derailment caused $9 million in damage

Officials said Tuesday that the Metro-North derailment in the Bronx caused more than $9 million in damage. Read more: CBS New York

New York, San Francisco prosecutors join forces to investigate Monster Energy Drinks

The San Francisco city attorney and New York state attorney general have joined forces to investigate whether Monster Beverage Corp. is marketing its highly caffeinated drinks to children. Read more: NBC New York

House ready to OK government-wide $1.1T budget 

Shunning the turmoil of recent budget clashes, Congress is ready to approve a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill for this year, a compromise financing everything from airports to war costs and brimming with victories and setbacks for both parties. Read more: AP

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Periods of rain. High near 50. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low 12. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Anthony Cekay Organ Trio, Sam Minae, Matthew Snow Band at LIC Bar

The Anthony Cekay Organ Trio, Sam Minae, Matthew Snow Band will all perform at LIC Bar, located at 45-58 Vernon Boulevard, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Deep freeze coming to tri-state area this week

You might have been able to go around without your scarf and hat on Sunday, and a lighter jacket might even be warranted Monday morning. Read more: CBS New York/AP

New York set to allow limited use of medical marijuana

New York would become the 21st state to allow medical use of marijuana under an initiative Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil this week. Read more: NBC New York

Wave of lawsuits over deadly Metro-North derailment

A good Samaritan who tried to help an injured stranger on the ill-fated Metro-North train is one of the more than 30 new people who plan to sue after last month’s deadly derailment, The Post has learned. Read more: New York Post 

ASPCA closes storied enforcement unit in NYC

For 147 years, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has served as the primary law enforcement agency for animal abuse laws in New York City. Read more: NBC New York

Report: Most NYC murder victims in 2013 knew their killers

Of the 334 murders in New York City in 2013, it appears only 29 victims did not know their killer. Read more: CBS New York

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: A mix of clouds and sun. High 49. Winds light and variable. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low 38. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: LEGACY: Photographs from Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art

LEGACY: Photographs from Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts in Long Island City. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. Through March 31. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Queens resident killed in Metro-North train derailment

A Queens resident was one of four people who died Sunday morning when a Metro-North train derailed in the Bronx, according to published reports. Read more: The Queens Courier

Bill de Blasio to meet Sheldon Silver, Democrats key to his tax hike plan

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will pay a visit Monday to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s annual holiday luncheon for his Democratic members, the Daily News has learned. Read more: New York Daily News

Crackdown on subway beggars straining NYPD resources

The NYPD is cracking down on subway panhandlers — and sources said the initiative is taking precious manpower away from preventing iPhone thefts and shoving incidents, The Post has learned. Read more: New York Post

Higher tolls take effect on NJ-NY crossings

Motorists are now paying more to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey when they drive from New Jersey into New York City. Read more: NBC New York

Activists gather in Times Square for World AIDS Day

A throng of activists rallied in Times Square Sunday to commemorate the 25th World AIDS Day. Read more: CBS New York