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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 82. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 72. Winds less than 5 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: 35th annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow

The Queens County Farm Museum will be hosting the 35th annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow from Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28. New Yorkers are invited to experience intertribal Native American dances that include 40 distinct tribes in addition to Native American cuisine, art, jewelry and craft. Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission for adults is $15 for an all-weekend pass and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Anthony Weiner sexting partner comes forward

Anthony Weiner said Thursday that he’d traded racy messages with as many as three women since similar sexting forced him out of Congress. Read more: AP

Former Queens City Councilman Eric Gioia slapped with $72,000 fine for violating campaign finance laws

Former Queens city councilman Eric Gioia on Thursday got slammed with a wallet-busting $72,402 fine for violating a slew of campaign finance laws while running for public advocate in 2009. Read more: New York Daily News 

MTA to spend $165 million on 300 new buses

The MTA will spend $165 million to buy 300 new buses that will be manufactured in upstate New York. Read more: New York Daily News

Polls shows Spitzer continues to lead in comptroller race

A pair of polls show that Eliot Spitzer still has a lead in his bid for the city comptroller’s office – but according to one survey, challenger Scott Stringer is well within striking distance. Read more: NY1

Juror says she owes Trayvon Martin’s family an apology

The only minority on the all-female jury that voted to acquit George Zimmerman said today that Zimmerman “got away with murder” for killing Trayvon Martin and feels she owes an apology Martin’s parents. Read more: ABC News

 

Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Tuesday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 86. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 75. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Invasive Pigments

A new exhibit opening at the Queens Botanical Garden on Tuesday, July 23, Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems. Free with Garden admission.  Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Southwest plane removed after nosedive at LaGuardia Airport

The Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 jet whose nose gear collapsed after landing at LaGuardia Airport Monday afternoon is being removed from the runway early Tuesday as the investigation into the incident moves forward. Read more: ABC New York

Queens man arrested for Facebook posts after Zimmerman verdict

George Zimmerman is free after killing Trayvon Martin. But a Queens man is in jail for what he posted on Facebook in response to last week’s not guilty verdict. Read more: WNYC

Hot dogs, pretzels, $7M in health violations offered by NYC street vendors

This number is truly sickening — scofflaw street food vendors, who ignore New York City fines and cleanliness all the same, owe the city more than $7 million. Read more: New York Daily News 

Tree lovers in mourning at the Evergreens Cemetery

Dozens of trees, some more than a century old, were cut down in the Evergreens Cemetery, a case of arborcide that leaves only an unsightly bald patch on the rolling hills of the celebrated boneyard. Read more: New York Daily News 

Report: Anti-Semitic incidents jumped in New York in 2012

New statistics Monday said the number of anti-Semitic incidents jumped in New York State last year, and the state ranks at the top of the nation for such acts. Read more: CBS New York

World awaits first glimpse of Kate and William’s royal baby boy

All eyes are glued Tuesday to the hospital where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William welcomed their first child, as a joyful public waits for its first glimpse of the new royal heir. Read more: CNN