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Queens’ Morning Roundup

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morning roundup


Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 70. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 55. Winds less than 5 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Opening reception for emerging artist Rafael Colón

On Thursday, Space Gallery in Long Island City is holding the opening reception for emerging artist Rafael Colón, a former U.S. Marine who paints on fabrics, sneakers, apparel and skateboards. The exhibition, which runs until October 10, takes place during Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month, and all sales will go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Arrest in 2009 murder of Astoria student

Four years after the brutal killing of a 23-year-old Astoria student, police have arrested a man for her murder. Read more: The Queens Courier

Cops looking for bike-riding groper in Astoria

Police are searching for a man who allegedly rode by on his bicycle and grabbed a woman’s buttocks in Astoria. Read more: The Queens Courier

Queens man sentenced to 20 years in killing over iPhone

A Queens man will serve 20 years behind bars for his part in the killing of a teenager over his iPhone, WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported Wednesday. Read more: CBS New York

Teaching assistant: I helped after Sandy, then got sacked

A former teaching assistant who says she was fired from her public school job after getting called up by the Army to help Queens recover from Hurricane Sandy is suing to get her job back. Read more: New York Daily News

FBI releases chilling video of “delusional” Navy Yard gunman who thought he was controlled by electromagnetic waves

Carrying a sawed-off shotgun etched with haunting phrases about his emotional misery — including the belief that his mind was under the influence of electromagnetic waves — Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis picked his victims at random in the hallways and stairwells of Building 197 before law enforcement officers shot him dead, authorities said Tuesday. Read more: NBC New York

Queens’ Morning Roundup

| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup


Thursday: Clear. High of 75. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 61. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play

Get up, get out and come play with Nickelodeon! Youth ages 6-14 will be joined by Nickelodeon characters and talent to participate in NYC Shape Up’s Dancercize class. Takes place at the Roy Wilkins Recreation Center (177th Street and Baisley Boulevard) from 4 to 5 p.m. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Parents up in arms over broken bottles, condoms, bags of drugs and bums in Astoria playground

The Astoria Heights Playground is more dumping ground, thanks to bums who leave broken beer bottles, condoms and plastic bags with remnants of cocaine and heroin all over the place. Read more: New York Daily News 

Joe Lhota picks new team of rainmakers for New York mayoral campaign

Trailing in the polls — and in campaign cash — Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota is overhauling his fund-raising team with less than seven weeks before Election Day, the Daily News has learned. Read more: New York Daily News 

Sources: Aaron Alexis etched messages into shotgun

he gunman in Monday’s Washington Navy Yard massacre left behind two short phrases etched into the side of his shotgun, sources told CBS News Read more: CBS New York/AP

Plan to go ahead for new train cars on Metro-North, LIRR

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday approved a nearly $2 billion contract for new cars on the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road lines. Read more: CBS New York

Digital kiosks coming to New York City subway stations

There’s a new alternative coming for subway riders who miss having someone in a token booth to answer all their questions. Read more: ABC New York