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Queens’ Morning Roundup

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morning roundup


Wednesday: Overcast. Fog early. High of 72. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 61. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Happy Hour Open Mic at Laughing Devil Comedy Club

Happy Hour Open Mic begins at 6 p.m. at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club. The club is located at 47-38 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City. It is FREE to attend and perform. All drinks will be half off.  Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

De Blasio, Lhota face off in their first general election debate

Mayoral opponents Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota met for their first debate of the general election Tuesday night. Read more: The Queens Courier

City education officials vote to create a dozen new schools next year

City education officials voted Tuesday for a dozen new schools to be created in 2014. Read more: New York Daily News

Embassy bombings suspect al-Libi arraigned in NYC court

A Libyan who was held and interrogated for a week aboard a U.S. warship was arraigned Tuesday on conspiracy charges for his alleged role in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa. Read more: NBC New York

Cuomo’s anti-corruption panel boadens probe to include Democrats

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission is taking steps to make sure it doesn’t appear to have an agenda targeting Republicans. Read more: CBS New York/AP

With world watching, Congress against wall for last-minute fiscal solution

The nation is just hours away from a crucial deadline to avert default on its debts and Washington remains muddled in a risky legislative process that has the American people and the rest of the world holding its collective breath. Read more: NBC News 

Queens’ Morning Roundup

| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup


Wednesday: Clear. High of 79. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Clear. Low of 61. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Outdoor Night Market at the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

Astoria Market invites you to the second Night Market at the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. The market will be held on Wednesday, August 14 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Local bands will be performing, the outdoor grill will be open and there will be drink specials throughout the evening. Stroll through 30 vendors selling unique wares such as art, jewelry, toys, all natural soaps, cookies, and crocheted bags. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

NYCHA behind schedule on spending $50 million allocated by City Council for repairs: report

Not only did NYCHA sit on millions set aside for security cameras — the troubled agency also held on to nearly $50 million more in taxpayer dollars allotted to repair its aging developments. Read more: New York Daily News

Weiner, other Dems spar in NYC mayor’s race debate

Former congressman Anthony Weiner fell to fourth among Democratic candidates in the city’s latest mayoral race poll on Tuesday but was the center of attention in a heated debate. Read more: NBC New York

Rockaway Peninsula may lose its last hospital as St. John’s Episcopal starts closing units

Code blue! The only hospital on the Rockaway Peninsula is in critical condition after the closure of units and growing uncertainty surrounding the facility’s finances. Read more: New York Daily News

A fine myth dispelled: City collecting less cash for violations

There are dozens of ways New Yorkers can get fined by the city — failing to clean up after your dog, not bundling up your magazines on recycling day and, of course, parking your car in the wrong spot. Read more: CBS New York

Justice department, states challenge American Airlines, US Airways merger

The Justice Department and attorneys general in six states and Washington, D.C., filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the proposed $11 billion merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways, while at the same time possibly throwing AA’s bankruptcy process into disarray. Read more: NBC New York