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Afternoon Roundup


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JFK Terminal Reopens After Metal Detector Malfunction.

Things are back to normal at JFK Airport after a terminal had to be evacuated Saturday morning. The Transportation Security Administration closed Terminal 7 for about two hours after TSA workers discovered that a metal detector malfunctioned, which meant a number of people went through security without being properly screened. Read more: [NY1]

First graduates of East Elmhurst experimental magnet school plan 30 year reunion  

There’s always been a positive attraction, no matter how far they’ve strayed. The inaugural class of The Louis Armstrong Middle School/Intermediate School 227 — one of the city’s first experimental magnet schools — was so smitten with their education that they plan to reunite three decades later. Read more: [New York Daily News]

Queens Residents Turn Weapons In To Police Through Buyback Program 

Police collected more than 50 weapons during a gun buyback in Queens Saturday. The New York City Police Department said 55 weapons were turned in at St. Benedict the Moor Church in Jamaica, including 19 semi-automatic handguns. Read more: [NY1]

Mets Adopt Live Chicken as Mascot – Then name it Little Jerry Seinfeld

It’s a call to the bullpen. Mets reliever Tim Byrdak turned the team’s luxurious clubhouse into a chicken coop this weekend — buying an $8 hen in Chinatown that he kept stashed at Citi Field for the Subway Series.  “We originally called him ‘Little Derek Jeter,’ ” Byrdak said before last night’s game. Read more: [New York Post]