Hey Queens: As you may know, Amazon Web Services experienced an outage on Tuesday that affected the Queens Daily. Some of you may have received a late Wednesday newsletter, or no newsletter at all. Please be aware that this was unfortunately out of our control, but know that we are fully back in business! -Miranda Fraraccio
First of all, the weather forecast for the day:
Sun mixing with clouds. High: 40 Low: 35.
Here are the best stories today in Queens:
- the New York Panettone Festival, a Latin jazz concert, Vacation on the avenue, and more are taking place this week at Queens. First part of the very first New York Panettone Festival offers fantastic Italian panettone chefs, chocolate and Lavazza coffee with a Downtown Manhattan horizon in the background. The festival takes place from December 9 to 12 at the place, located at 52-41 boul. of the Center., in Hunters Point South. (Western Queens Gazette)
- Two suspected fentanyl traffickers who were arrested in Queens were released without bail. Queens Judge at the Criminal Court Karen gopee made this decision during the indictment on December 3 Navarro González, 26, of Bell Garden, California., and Juan esquer, 48, of Jalisco, Mexico. Both were commissioned by Go pee will be released under supervision and are expected to return to court on February 1, 2022. (AMNY)
- A Queens A man stabbed his girlfriend to death with a sword and stuffed her in his apartment closet before calling the cops to report a theft on Wednesday. The gruesome murder came to light after 37 years that of Peter Ikonomou the mother arrived at the apartment because she had not heard from him for some time and found him apparently under the influence of drugs. When the cops entered the apartment on 85th road, they found the body of Mindy Singer, 35, with a 46-inch sword still stuck in his back. (Yahoo)
- The driver of a discount bus pleaded guilty to manslaughter for crashing after mistakenly believing he was heading north Highway 95 on Highway 295. The bus had 56 passengers on board and the crash left two dead, including the death of Janetta Cumberbatch, 81, retired nurse from Queens, and dozens of injured. The driver, Yui Man Chow of Staten Island, New York, will not serve a prison sentence but will perform community service.Independent-Messenger)
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, LL Cool J, was honored in his hometown of Queens with “The monument of the GOAT. “The statue, sculpted by Sherwin Banfield, has a piece of music that includes real audio and shows LL like his young carrying him his infamous Kangol hat, holding a Boombox with a cassette of his first album, Radio. The new statue is located at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the David Dinkins Circle. (Hot97)
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Today in Queens:
- Café des Artistes: a focus on modern art – Astoria branch library (11:00 am)
- Error Free Cover Letters Webinar – Astoria Branch Library (12:00 PM)
- Literary Thursday: Made in China with Anna Qu – Astoria Branch Library (4:00 p.m.)
- How to Become a Bird Watcher: Hunters Point Environmental Education Center Program – Astoria Branch Library (4:00 p.m.)
- Google Drive for Job Search – Astoria Branch Library (5:00 p.m.)
- Chinese Bird Painting Appreciation Program – Astoria Branch Library (6:00 p.m.)
- Keeping Jazz Alive: Duke Ellington America’s Greatest Jazz Composer – Astoria Branch Library (6:00 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- Queen’s Museum: The only museum offering a free aerial view of all of New York City! The Panorama of New York City is great fun and a learning experience for the whole family. Stop by the museum today and ask one of our museum experience ambassadors the history of the Panorama, how it has been updated to reflect New York’s growth over the years and anecdotes on specific areas. Click here to RSVP and find out more about our exhibitions and our current program: https://qnsmu.se/PlanYourVisit“(Facebook)
- Queens Chamber of Commerce: “” While we remain concerned about COVID-19, we are also concerned about the impact that new restrictions will have on businesses. We hope the administration will work with small businesses on immunization mandates to keep our city safe while keeping our businesses open. “- Queens Chamber CEO Tom Grech” (Facebook)
- Borough of Queens President Donovan Richards: 🚨 ALERT: The New York Blood Center has declared a blood emergency ❗️With the ongoing blood shortage, we encourage anyone to donate. Together we can save lives! Make an appointment today: https: / /www.nybc.org/ “(Facebook)
- Queens, New York: “Christmas Crooning! Colm Reilly is having a cabaret-style dinner show at the New York Irish Center on December 10 at 7 p.m. Info: https://bit.ly/32Cw07f” (Facebook)
- Queen’s Arts Council: “High school to art school helps students gain acceptance into competitive art schools! Our program has impacted hundreds of talented young artists. Your support ensures emerging artists in Queens reach their potential as students. https://bit.ly/3lFOGtt to contribute.” (Facebook)
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– Miranda Fraraccio
About me: Miranda Fraraccio is a born and raised Rhode Islander. She works as a freelance writer for content agency Lightning Media Partners and as a production assistant for a live storytelling show in Chicago. She holds a degree in Writing, Rhetoric and Communication from the University of Rhode Island. In her spare time, you can find her traveling, hiking, or photographing her neighborhood as a street photographer.