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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Overcast with rain showers, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 63. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph shifting to the WNW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60%. Thursday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 41F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Romeo and Juliet

The Poetics Theatre Collective presents a unique staging of Shakespeare’s timeless love story Romeo and Juliet in an intimate setting at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City from Thursday, November 7 - Saturday, November 16. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

NYPD commissioner appointment in limbo after Bill de Blasio elected

The clock is ticking for the newly elected mayor to name a police commissioner — the first changing of the guard at the NYPD in 12 years. Read more: New York Daily News

Twitter sets IPO of $26 per share

Twitter late Wednesday set a price of $26 for its initial public offering of stock, which means the company’s shares can begin trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Ray Kelly in the running for JPMorgan job

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, unwanted by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, is in the running for a top security job at JPMorgan Chase, sources at the financial giant told The Post. Read more: New York Post

David Dinkins released from hospital

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins has been released from the hospital after treatment for pneumonia. Read more: AP

Blockbuster Video to shut down remaining U.S. stores

Not so many years ago, a Blockbuster video store could be found in virtually every neighborhood in the city. Read more: CBS New York/AP

 

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Thursday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 77. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Thursday night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 61. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.7 in. possible.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Romeo and Juliet

Country reels and iambic pentameter come together in a new twist on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City. This production places the famed feuding families in rural America in the 1930s and focuses on the ability (or inability) to express love. It also highlights the youth of our tragic lovers and their cohorts, as the younger Capulets and Montagues run around like rival, hormonal Little Rascals gangs. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Three charged with kidnapping, holding Queens man for month in $3M ransom attempt

Three men have been arrested for kidnapping a man off a Jackson Heights street and holding him in a warehouse for a month in a $3 million ransom attempt, the district attorney’s office said Wednesday. Read more: The Queens Courier 

Tightened security at some NYC sites after soldier’s brutal murder in London

The NYPD has increased security at the British Consulate and other sites in New York, following an attack in London that left a soldier hacked to death Read more: AP/CBS New York

Appeals court upholds firing of Queens teacher who tried to bribe student in exchange for favorable testimony

A state appeals court has upheld the 2011 firing of a hot-headed Queens teacher who tried to bribe a student into saying nice things about her. Read more: New York Daily News 

Union claims FDNY Is underreporting response times to close more fire houses

The firefighters union is accusing FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano of deliberately underreporting the time it takes for fire trucks to arrive at an emergency. Read more: CBS New York

Suspects in New York-Canada train plot due in court

Two men accused of plotting to blow up and derail a passenger train as it headed into Canada from New York are due in court Thursday. Read more: ABC New York

Obama to address drones, Gitmo in security speech 

President Barack Obama on Thursday is expected to address some of the thornier aspects of national security policy, including drone strikes, the prison at Guantanamo Bay and the dire threats Americans continue to face – even from fellow citizens. Read more: AP