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Queen’s Morning Roundup

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Circus worker killed in freak Qns. bicycle accident

A circus worker died in freak bicycle accident yesterday when he slammed into an open car door on a Queens street and was impaled on his bike’s handlebars, sources said. The man, in his early 30s, peddled into the driver’s-side door of a parked Toyota Camry on Union Turnpike Fresh Meadows at around 8:10 p.m., police said. Read more: [New York Post]  

Queens high school teacher barred from classroom after explicit sexual education lessons

A Queens high school teacher has been barred from the classroom for giving explicit sex-ed lessons where he pretended to be a woman getting a gynecological exam, the Daily News has learned. Education officials canned Grover Cleveland High School science instructor Dyrel Bartee, 53, after students complained about his raunchy demonstrations. Read more: [New York Daily News]  

Dragon Boat Racers Test Their Skills In Queens

The 22nd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival preparations are under way in Queens. Teams on Sunday were learning steering and paddling techniques in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Read more: [NY1]

Jackson Heights set to get new park space and a new pedestrian plaza

Creating new open space in the borough’s more congested communities is no easy feat. But in Jackson Heights, local leaders successfully lobbied the city to purchase a school yard for park land. Read more: [New York Daily News]

Night of bullets: 3 dead, 7 injured in different shooting incidents throughout city

Ten people were shot — three fatally — as violence erupted around the city overnight. Between 10 p.m. Saturday and 4 a.m. Sunday, nine men and one woman were shot in seven incidents in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn, cops said. Read more: [New York Daily News]

Police: Man Fatally Shot Outside Queens Nightclub

Police are investigating the shooting death of a man early Sunday morning outside a Queens night club. Police say the 36-year-old was shot in the torso on Liberty Avenue and Remington Street in Jamaica around 4:45 a.m. Read more: [NY1]