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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Wednesday: Cloudy. High near 60. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.Wednesday night: A few clouds. Low 41. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Noguchi Archaic/ Noguchi Modern

The Noguchi Museum has an exhibition on view of Noguchi’s work from archaic times to modern times.  The only thing Noguchi loved more than the promise of the future was the sense of belonging to the Earth he derived from working with million and billion year old pieces of rock. Noguchi Archaic/ Noguchi Modern explores a stylistic wormhole that seems to link the ancient past and the distant future in his work. Through August 31. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Family of slain Queens man forgives accused killer

The family of a man who was fatally stabbed at a Queens barbershop last week spoke publicly outside of their home on Tuesday to let the alleged killer know they have forgiven him. Read more: CBS New York

De Blasio: state funding might not cover after-school plan

Mayor de Blasio celebrated landing significant state funding for city pre-K programs Tuesday, but wouldn’t say whether the new budget will allow him to expand after-school programs for middle grades, as he initially planned. Read more: New York Post

NYU report finds flawed business model at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

A new report has found the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s business model is flawed and needs significant change. Read more: CBS New York

Butt-inject ‘killer’ charged with injuring 2nd victim

An unlicensed beautician accused of killing a client with an illegal buttocks injection has also been indicted on an assault rap for injuring a second victim, according to papers unsealed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court. Read more: New York Post

President Obama said 7.1M Americans signed up for Obamacare, exceeding expectations

With an I-told-you-so swagger, President Obama said Tuesday that 7.1 million Americans signed up for health insurance by Monday’s deadline – exceeding the original White House goal under Obamacare. Read more: New York Daily News

Flushing Teacher Removed From Classroom Following Alleged Assault On Student


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Graphic by Jay Lane

Flushing Teacher Removed From Classroom Following Alleged Assault On Student

A Queens teacher is under arrest and accused of abusing a six-year-old girl. Grace Peterson-Hagendorf, 59, is charged with assault following an incident at P.S. 22 in Flushing. According to sources, she is accused of twisting the student’s neck causing pain and swelling. The Department of Education says Hagendorf is a retired teacher who works as a substitute. She has been removed from the classroom pending the outcome of the case. Read More: NY1

 

Simmons’ $5M salary, ‘antics’ led to WNBC ditching her: sources

There were 5 million reasons to oust Sue Simmons — and they were all in her paycheck. WNBC/Channel 4 refused to renew the nightly news anchor’s contract because she makes a whopping $5 million annual salary — which her bosses feel is absurdly overinflated — and she’s lost interest in her job, top network sources told The Post. “It is a lot of money, and many people have been under the impression that Sue had been phoning it in for a while,” a station source revealed. Read More: New York Post

 

‘Church creeper’ Joseph Azzurro has 40 busts to name

Queens’ Holy Child Jesus Church is open to everyone — except Joseph Azzurro, who seems to think 10 Commandments is one too many. The 56-year-old Bronx ex-con is what cops call a “church creeper” — he’s been arrested 40 times and done three prison stretches in his unholy career for swiping cash from the poor box in Catholic churches. Read More: Daily News

 

Cashman ‘blackmailer’ not a ‘Fatal Attraction’-like stalker: lawyer

The busty Brit who dragged Yankee general manager Brian Cashman into a sex-and-shakedown scandal isn’t the “Fatal Attraction”-like stalker Manhattan prosecutors have made her out to be, her new lawyer said yesterday. “Go back to Glenn Close in that movie where she’s boiling the kid’s pet, the rabbit, and she goes off the deep end,” defense lawyer Rory Bellantoni said. “There are no allegations of that here.” Read More: New York Post

 

Ex-Port Authority union chief throws a fit when sentenced to 21 months in prison

The 400-pound ex-Port Authority union boss convicted of ripping off his members to feed a hooker craving threw a big, fat tantrum after a judge sentenced him to 21 months in prison. “You suck!” Daniel Hughes bellowed Wednesday at prosecutors and PA investigators in Brooklyn Federal Court. “You piece of s—!” The disgraced labor boss blubbered about his family when U.S. marshals approached to take him into custody. Read More: Daily News