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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST 

Thursday: Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 68. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Thursday night: Overcast with rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 61. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Halloween Re-Mixed

Celebrate Día de los Muertos, Halloween and All Saints Day with hands-on, festive fun for all ages during Halloween Re-mixed at Flushing Town Hall from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wear a costume and enjoy mask making, All Saints Day medallions, Mexican sugar skulls and ghost stories. Free. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

City Council approves law to raise cigarette purchase age to 21

The City Council voted Wednesday to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. Read more: The Queens Courier

New York Health Exchange affected by federal glitch

The New York Health Exchange has been unable to process applications for low-cost insurance during shutdowns of related federal databases, which occurred Sunday and again intermittently Wednesday. Read more: NBC New York

Beefed-up security planned for NYC Marathon

With the New York City Marathon set to return on Sunday after being sidelined last year by Superstorm Sandy, the specter of the Boston Marathon looms large. Read more: New York Post

Immunization clinics in Queens and the Bronx remain open

The city has reversed a plan to close immunization clinics in Queens and the Bronx, leaving them open for at least the next few months, officials said. Read more: New York Daily News

Fewer rats in NYC subway according to survey

A subway advocacy group says there are about as many rats on New York City platforms as last year. Read more: AP

Kathleen Sebelius apologizes for health law ‘debacle’

President Barack Obama claimed “full responsibility” Wednesday for fixing his administration’s much-maligned health insurance website as a new concern surfaced: a government memo pointing to security worries, laid out just days before the launch. Read more: AP

 

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 54. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 43. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: QSIC at Heart

Long Island City’s Secret Theater and The Queen’s Secret Improv Club present: QSIC at Heart, featuring four teams. The showcase begins at 9 p.m. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Report: Spitzer seeks to run for office again

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer lost his race for city comptroller to Scott Stringer last month, but a published report Wednesday said that does not mean he has any plans to end his political career. Read more: CBS New York/AP

New York’s airports lag in amenities: report

They may be getting some much-needed improvements, but New York’s three airports still aren’t up to snuff when it comes to amenities, according to one local airport advocacy group. Read more: NBC New York

NY pre-K to cost $225 million in year one but that ‘shouldn’t be a problem’: study

As Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota argue over how to raise funds to pay for universal pre-kindergarten, a new report offers a fresh take on how New York City and the state could share the cost of the program. Read more: New York Daily News

Storm-battered communities in NY compete for bonuses

More than 100 New York communities slammed by severe storms and massive flooding in the last two years are all seeking shares of $750 million in federal rebuilding aid and also competing for $3 million bonus grants. Read more: Fox New York/AP

Website contractors blame Obama administration

The principal contractors responsible for the federal government’s trouble-plagued health insurance website say the Obama administration shares responsibility for the snags that have crippled the system. Read more: AP