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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Friday: Mostly cloudy skies. High near 40. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.Friday night: Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low 29. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Panorama Challenge Trivia Night

Calling all geographical geeks and New York know-it-alls! Come to the recently reopened Queens Museum on Friday, March 7 from 7-10 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.) to participate in the world’s only geographical trivia-based game night at the world’s largest panorama – The Panorama of the City of New York! The Panorama Challenge involves questions about assorted city landmarks, bridges, neighborhoods, parks and more. Participants will compete in teams of 10 (or so) and will play either as a Panorama Challenger or Panorama Pro team. The suggested admission fee is $15 with all proceeds going to support the City Reliquary Museum in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, dedicated to collecting NYC ephemera. A free shuttle will be traveling between the Museum and underneath the Mets-Willets Point No. 7 stop. For more information and instructions to reserve your team contact: matt@levysuniqueny.com. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Subway panhandler arrests triple under new police commissioner: NYPD

The number of people arrested for panhandling and peddling in the city’s subways has more than tripled so far this year compared with 2013, according the NYPD. Read more: NBC New York

Report: 28 Percent of Rikers inmate injuries by correction officers were ‘head shots’

An internal report indicated that nearly a third of Rikers Island inmates who said their visible injuries came at the hands of a correction officer last year had suffered a blow to the head. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Cardinal Dolan supports universal pre-k

New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan is pledging the support of the city’s Catholic schools to create universal pre-kindergarten. Read more: AP

State Sen. Brad Hoylman introduces bill to require ‘kill switch’ on all smartphones and tablets sold in New York

A Manhattan state senator wants all smartphones and tablets sold in New York to be equipped with a “kill switch” that makes them permanently inoperable if they are lost or stolen. Read more: New York Daily News

Atheists want ‘miracle cross’ removed from 9/11 Museum

American Atheists on Thursday asked an appeals court in New York to remove the “miracle cross” from the 9/11 Museum, where it was placed two years ago. Read more: Fox New York

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

TODAY’S FORECAST

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the morning, then overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 81. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Tuesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 66. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Making Books Sing Presents “My City Park”

When Milo learns that his favorite city park will be torn down for a shopping mall, he seeks the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. “My City Park,” a 45-minute educational performance for children ages 3-10 at the Astoria Library at 3:30 p.m., features puppetry, original songs and audience participation to illustrate the importance of shared community resources. Space is limited and available first come, first served. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Widespread LIRR delays after train derails in East River tunnel

A Long Island Rail Road train derailed inside an East River tunnel Monday evening, causing frustrating delays and cancellations for commuters at a packed Penn Station during the height of rush hour. Read more: NBC New York

City’s grad rate takes slight dip as state remains flat

For the first time since Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office, the city’s high school graduation rates fell slightly for students who graduate both in June and August. Read more: NY1

Ridgewood manufacturers don’t want Industrial Business Zone because they’d rather build apartment complexes

A group of cash-strapped property owners in Ridgewood is opposing a proposed manufacturing-only area because it would restrict them from converting their buildings to apartment complexes, their lawyer said. Read more: New York Daily News 

2 Rikers Officers Charged With Dealing Drugs to Inmates

Two New York City correction officers have been arrested after investigators said they were caught dealing drugs to inmates. Read more: NBC New York

Mistake on grave marker makes Koch appear younger than Bloomberg

Late Mayor Ed Koch was already a partner in a New York law firm when Mayor Michael Bloomberg was just a year out of college – so few would guess that Koch was actually the younger man. Read more: CBS New York

Supreme Court: Ariz. citizenship proof law illegal

States can’t demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote in federal elections unless they get federal or court approval to do so, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decision complicating efforts in Arizona and other states to bar voting by people who are in the country illegally. Read more: AP