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Queens’ Morning Roundup

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60,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews fill Citi Field and Arthur Ashe Stadium to denounce evils of the Internet

A mass rally for men only drew more than 40,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews to Citi Field Sunday to denounce the Internet and its pervasive impact on family life. An overflow crowd of another 20,000 bearded men sporting long black coats and big black hats filled nearby Arthur Ashe Stadium for the unprecedented attack on modern technology. Read more: [New York Daily News]


Police Search For Queens Sexual Attacker

Police were searching Sunday for a man they say forcibly touched a 19-year-old woman late Wednesday in Sunnyside, Queens. The victim, who asked NY1 to conceal her identity and alter her voice, says she was walking home when the man pinned her against a fence on the corner of 41st Street and 43rd Avenue. Read more: [NY1]


Queens seniors on food stamps up 31% since 2008

Food stamps weren’t something that Bernice and Larry Lisbowtiz of Bayside ever considered until they were well into their golden years. But the octogenarian couple, who once owned a sporting goods store in Brooklyn, said rising food costs and an increase in their co-op maintenance fees had them seeking supplemental income. Read more: [New York Daily News]


Scorned Q69 bus rider torments driver with fliers after he declined her advances

She boarded his bus with purpose, approaching the man behind the wheel, and slipped the note with her name and number into his hand. MTA bus driver Tony Burns thought it was a transit ticket. He unfolded the white paper and saw the handwritten message — and didn’t know what to think. Read more: [New York Post]


They’re off! Pols push sports bets

Place your bets here! A Queens lawmaker wants to legalize betting on professional sports in New York — and his proposed legislation has the backing of one of the state’s top prosecutors, Brooklyn DA Charles “Joe” Hynes, The Post has learned. State Sen. Tony Avella’s bill would allow betting on baseball, football, basketball, hockey and soccer at the Aqueduct and Yonkers racinos and all casinos across the state, as well as off-track betting parlors outside the city. Read more: [New York Post]


Queens principal caught inflating the costs of student uniforms

An embattled Queens principal was caught hiking up the cost of student uniforms, the Daily News has learned. Lakeisha Gordon, principal of the High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture, was charging students between $5 and $7 more than their gym shirts and polo shirts should have cost. Read more: [New York Daily News]