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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Generally cloudy. High 24. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Monday night: Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low near 10. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Social Media Workshop for Social Media Pros

Lyons Mortgage Services is hosting a social media workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Lyons Astoria, 48-02 25th Ave., #303, Astoria. Please email mbialokur@elyons.com to RSVP. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Transit advocates, pols to Cuomo: Don’t steal from MTA

A group of mass transit advocates and elected officials held a rally Sunday calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to drop his bid to force the MTA to pay an additional $40 million in bond costs. Read more: CBS New York

Not much snow for NYC, but stinging cold sticks around

A winter storm that had been expected to make a direct hit on the tri-state is passing farther to the south and is only expected to leave up to an inch of snow on New York City Monday, but the relentless cold continues to be a bigger threat for much of the area. Read more: NBC New York

New tracking devices for city vehicles to save money, boost safety: backers

The city is about to start tracking all of its workers’ on-the-clock driving habits and fuel usage with the help of technology more advanced than that of of current “black boxes.” Read more: New York Post

Pre-kindergarten plan could be boom for landlords

Mayor de Blasio’s pre-kindergarten push has set off a land grab among private-school operators who are scrambling for suitable space to house new programs, according to a report. Read more: New York Post

Diversity wins big at 86th Oscars

Diversity was perhaps the biggest winner at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Read more: AP

Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 48. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: RGB by Satoshi Tsuchiyama

Inspired by his personal experience with the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, artist Tsuchiyama created two multimedia works, RGB and The Flow and the Geometry. His art is a hybrid of photography, video and installation that explores the notion of uncanny and absurdity in the urban dystopian situation. His solo exhibition will last till March 6 at Resobox in Long Island City. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Person struck at Queens subway station

A person was struck by a subway car in Woodside, Queens on Monday morning. Read more: Fox New York

New poll shows Vallone ahead in crowded field of Queens Borough President candidates

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. is pulling ahead of the pack of Queens Borough President candidates, according to a new poll obtained by the Daily News. Read more: New York Daily News

Man stabbed on subway; at least 3 in custody

A man is in the hospital and at least three people are in custody after a stabbing on the subway. Read more: ABC New York

Trial set to begin in “Cannibal Cop” case

An NYPD officer accused of plotting to cook and eat women is going on trial. Read more: NBC News

“Argo” storms to Oscar victory on night of surprises

“Argo” stormed to Best Picture victory at the Oscars on Sunday on a night of surprises that ended in disappointment for frontrunner “Lincoln” and handed the most overall wins – four – to “Life of Pi.” Read more: Reuters

Pope changes conclave rules; Cardinals can move date

Pope Benedict XVI has changed the rules of the conclave that will elect his successor, allowing cardinals to move up the start date if all of them arrive in Rome before the usual 15-day transition between pontificates. Read more: ABC New York

 

‘Argo,’ ‘Les Misérables,’ ‘Homeland’ win big at Golden Globes


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“Lincoln” may have led the Oscar nominations, but “Argo” won two of the top awards at last night’s 70th annual Golden Globe awards.

“Argo” earned the award for best dramatic film and, even though he was shut out of the Oscar race, Ben Affleck, who also starred in the film, won for best director.

Other winners of the night included “Les Misérables” for best comedy or musical film, Jessica Chastain of “Zero Dark Thirty” for best actress in a drama and Daniel Day-Lewis won best actor for his portrayal of the 16th president in “Lincoln,” the movie’s only award of the night.

In the best comedy or musical category, Hugh Jackman of “Les Misérables” won for best actor and Jennifer Lawrence of “Silver Linings Playbook” was awarded a best actress Golden Globe.

Supporting film acting awards went to Anne Hathaway for “Les Misérables” and Christopher Waltz for “Django Unchained.”

In the other remaining film categories, “Brave” won for best animated, “Amour” from Austria won for best foreign film and Quentin Tarantino won for his “Django Unchained” screenplay.

A surprised Adele, who said it was her first night out since having her baby, won for best original song for “Skyfall” from the latest James Bond movie of the same name.  Best original score went to “Life of Pi.”

In television, best drama went to Showtime’s “Homeland” and best comedy went to HBO’s “Girls.”

The stars of those shows, Claire Danes and Lena Dunham also took home best actress awards.

“Homeland” also earned best actor for Damian Lewis, and best actor in a comedy or musical television series went to Don Cheadle who stars in the show “House of Lies.”

Best made for TV movie or mini-series went to “Game Change,” and Julianne Moore, who played former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the HBO film, won for best actress the category.

Kevin Costner won for best actor for his role in the post-Civil War ear mini-series “Hatfields & McCoys.”

Awards for best supporting actress and actor in a series, mini-series or made for television movie went to Maggie Smith for “Downtown Abbey: Season 2” and Ed Harris for “Game Change.”

Finally, Jodi Foster, who has been working in films since she was a child, was honored with the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille award for her “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”

NYPD officer saved as bullet pouch stops shot: police


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Graphic by Jay Lane

NYPD officer saved as bullet pouch stops shot: police

Another NYPD officer narrowly escaped a bullet today after a firefight erupted in lower Manhattan, police said. Officers Thomas Richards and Thomas Dunne had just gotten out of their police van at 1:44 a.m. on Columbia Street in lower Manhattan when they were approached by Luis Martinez, police said. Martinez, 25, began firing at the officers – one shot hit Richards’ bullet pouch, narrowly missing his stomach “by an inch” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said this morning. Read More: New York Post

 

Cop’s slaying could cripple cig-smuggling case This criminal case could go up in smoke. A top state tax investigator allegedly slain by her former-cop husband in Queens last year was the arresting officer in a tobacco case that may be in jeopardy as a result of her death, The Post has learned. Tracey Young, 42, was a well-respected undercover cop specializing in busting tobacco smugglers when she was shot 10 times, allegedly by hulking hubby Clarence Cash, 49, in their Briarwood apartment Dec. 10. Cash was said to have been upset over money woes and Young’s threats to leave him. Read More: New York Post

 

‘The Artist’ nabs Best Picture Oscar; Streep honored for ‘Iron Lady’ Moviegoers were at a loss for words last night as Oscar thumbed his nose at the year’s most popular films and gave the top honor to “The Artist,’’ a silent black-and-white film beloved by cinema snobs. It was the first black-and-white silent movie to win Best Picture since 1929, when “Wings,’’ a film about World War I fighter pilots, won the big prize a few months before the stock market crashed. Read More: New York Post

 

One hour and $260 can get you phony green card, soc. security and license It’s a passport to trouble — and it can be bought for just $260 on the streets of Jackson Heights, Queens. In just one hour, The Post was able to buy a phony green card, Social Security card and New York state driver’s license from a stranger on a corner — all of which could serve as a gateway to obtain legitimate IDs. The cards are frighteningly real — convincing enough to fool creditors, potential employers and security at buildings and even the airport. Read More: New York Post

 

Mets’ Uniforms To Feature Memorial Patch For Gary Carter

The New York Mets will wear a special patch on their uniforms this season to honor the life and legacy of the late catcher Gary Carter. The team’s fan page on Facebook features a photo of the patch, with a home plate design, Carter’s number 8 and his nickname, “The Kid.” Carter died on February 16 after a long battle with brain cancer at the age of 57. Read More: NY1

 

Grandmother, four young children killed in house fire


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Graphic by Jay Lane

Grandmother, four young children killed in house fire

Four children aged between two and 12 were killed along with their grandmother Thursday morning in a fiery blaze at a New Jersey home, according to reports out today. The fire broke out at a large house on Clinton Avenue in South Plainfield just before 3.30 a.m. Relatives told 1010 WINS that seven children, their mother and their grandmother were in the house at the time of the fire. The mother, two of her sons, aged eight and 15, and her baby daughter managed to escape the blaze. The teen boy reportedly managed to grab his baby sister and save her from the fire. Read More: New York Post

‘Seinfeld’ actor Daniel von Bargen critical after shooting himself in apparent suicide attempt

“Seinfeld” actor Daniel von Bargen was in critical condition Wednesday after shooting himself in the head in an apparent failed suicide attempt. Paramedics went to the 61-year-old actor’s Cincinnati, Ohio, apartment Monday after he called 911, saying, “I’ve shot myself in the head … and I need help,” TMZ.com reports. “I was supposed to go to the hospital and I didn’t want to,” he is heard saying on the 911 tape, explaining he is diabetic. “They were supposed to amputate at least a few toes.” Read More: Daily News

 

Sacha Baron Cohen may not be barred from Oscars ceremony, but ‘The Dictator’ costume is

Sacha Baron Cohen may not be banned from the Oscars after all. The comic actor, who is in trouble with the Academy over rumors that he may show up on the red carpet as the title character from his upcoming movie “The Dictator,” may be allowed to attend the star-studded awards ceremony if he promises to show up only as himself, an Academy spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. Read More: Daily News

Two US troops killed by Afghan soldier amid Koran protests

Afghan president Hamid Karzai’s appeal for calm failed to quell nationwide protests over the burning of copies of the Koran earlier this week at a US military base, as anti-American demonstrations spread to new cities Thursday and for the first time led to American casualties. Hours after the Taliban issued a public appeal Thursday for Afghans to attack foreign-military bases in retaliation over the Koran burning, an Afghan soldier opened fire at a US base in eastern Afghanistan, killing two coalition soldiers, according to Afghan and US officials. Read More: New York Post
Knives and headless doll found in locker owned by Madonna’s LA stalker

Knives, a headless doll and videos of young kids were among the creepy possessions found in a California storage locker that once belonged to Madonna’s stalker Robert Dewey Hoskins, KCAL-TV reported. Hoskins, 54, who was convicted of stalking the pop star in 1996 and recently tried to escape the psychiatric hospital he is currently being held in, kept his possessions in a storage facility in Long Beach until he missed his rent payments and his belongings were sold. Read More: New York Post
Cops nab gang member who fired gun into crowd, wounded teen

Plainclothes cops collared a teenaged gang member who wounded a 14-year-old boy after firing shots into a crowd of people in Queens early this morning, authorities said today. Christopher Chinloy, 17, was spotted by the cops firing a gun in front of a Rockaway Beach grocery store just after midnight, police said. The veteran cops, Sergeant Craig Bier and Officer Donnell Myers, were on their way back to their command in the Queens gang unit when they heard the gun fire on Beach Channel Drive, cops said. Read More: New York Post