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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 50. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 37F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Trumpeters of Queens

The Trumpeters of Queens concert at Flushing Town Hall at 8 p.m. will feature only musicians who live in the borough, such as Josh Deutsch and his quintet and Miki Hirose, who will showcase his latest CD. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

MetroCard glitch leaves subway riders unable to pay with credit, debit cards

Riders at 126 subway stations — 26% of the system — were unable to buy MetroCards with credit or debit cards for hours Thursday morning because of technical problems. Read more: New York Daily News

Judge rejects cty’s evacuation plans for the disabled during emergencies

A federal judge has ruled that New York City has violated the law by failing to adequately plan for the evacuation and protection of disabled people during emergencies such as Superstorm Sandy or the Sept. 11 attacks. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Twitter wraps up blockbuster IPO, stock closes at $44.90 on NYSE

Twitter made its highly anticipated Wall Street debut at $45.10 a share, sending the company’s value soaring above expectations. Read more: NBC New York

Panel to decide whether to count spire in WTC’s height

Architects for the firm that designed One World Trade Center are set to make their case this week for the building’s 408-foot spire to be counted towards its height, giving it the full, symbolic measurement of 1,776 feet, and making it officially the tallest in the U.S. Read more: NBC New York

Senate OKs gay rights bill banning discrimination 

Reflecting Americans’ increasing acceptance of gays, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would bar workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Read more: CBS New York/AP