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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 86. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 70. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Jazz Thursdays

The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce presents live jazz with Cheryl Pepsii Riley on 70th Road between Austin Street and Queens Boulevard on Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m. Free. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

New York City Council set to override veto on NYPD oversight

After a federal judge rapped one of the New York Police Department’s core tactics as racially discriminatory and appointed a monitor to oversee changes, lawmakers say they are set to add another dose of oversight for the nation’s biggest police force. Read more: AP

Manhole fires injure 5, char parked cars in Queens

Five people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after three manhole fires erupted while they were outside in Queens, charring two parked cars nearby, officials say. Read more: NBC New York

De Blasio slammed by several fellow candidates at mayoral debate

Bill de Blasio in particular was the target of several barbs Wednesday evening, as seven Democratic mayoral candidates went head-to-head in their third debate. Read more: CBS New York

Real Estate-backed PAC spends megabucks to sway Council contests

A political action committee with ties to powerful real estate interests is using big money to sway City Council races, according to some candidates. Read more: New York Daily News

Librarians try to shush city’s staffing request

Some teachers, parents and students are asking Albany to reject the city’s request not to fully staff its public school libraries, WCBS 880′s Monica Miller reported. Read more: CBS New York

NSA reveals more secrets after court order

The Obama administration has given up more of its surveillance secrets, acknowledging that it was ordered to stop scooping up thousands of Internet communications from Americans with no connection to terrorism – a practice it says was an unintended consequence when it gathered bundles of Internet traffic connected to terror suspects. Read more: AP

 

 

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 86. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Monday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 68. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Invincible Summer

This juried art show features the work of 35 Sunnyside/Woodside artists on the walls of Claret Wine Bar at 46-02 Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside. The show’s theme is from the Albert Camus quote: “In the middle of winter, I found within me an invincible summer.” Through July 9. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Off-duty cop shot in Jamaica

An off-duty police officer was shot Sunday night in Jamaica after intervening in a domestic violence dispute. Read more: The Queens Courier

New York City plans composting program to recycle food scraps

New Yorkers may soon have to separate their food scraps for composting if Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way. Read more: AP

Reports: Fast food restaurant from ‘Coming To America’ to be razed

The Queens Wendy’s fast food restaurant that stood in as “McDowell’s” in the movie “Coming to America” will soon be torn down, according to published reports. Read more: CBS New York

City Council to discuss reported glitches, delays in 911 system

In the wake of the death of a 4-year-old girl on the Upper West Side, the City Council will hold a meeting Monday on reported glitches with the 911 system. Read more: CBS New York

Study: 1 in 3 college students use test-cramming drugs

Federal studies show as many as 1 in 3 college students frequently use easy to get stimulants without prescriptions to stay awake cramming for exams. Read more: AP

Obama does not feel Americans’ privacy violated: chief of staff

President Barack Obama does not believe the recently disclosed top-secret National Security Agency surveillance of phone records and Internet data has violated Americans’ privacy rights, his chief of staff said on Sunday. Read more: Reuters