🌱 Camera Enforcement + Jackson Heights Shooting + Library Closed

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Morning, people of Queens! Miranda Fraraccio here with your Wednesday copy of the Queens Daily.

First, today's weather:

Cloudy. High: 44 Low: 43.

Here are the top three stories in Queens today:

  1. One person was killed and another was injured during a shooting in Jackson Heights on Monday night. The incident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. in front of 94-01 37th Avenue and took the life of Gilbert Gayosso, 25. A 21-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his torso and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition. (WABC-TV)

  2. The Queens Public Library announced Monday that it has closed eight of its 61 branches due to staff shortages stemming from COVID-19. The library system said the branches have been closed until further notice due to staff members testing positive. The status of the branches will be updated on its website or the public can call 718-990-0728. (Sunnyside Post)

  3. Camera enforcement will begin Tuesday on the Jamaica Avenue and Archer Avenue busways in Queens. Designated areas of the avenues now only permit buses, trucks, and emergency vehicles as through traffic, and will be in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Drivers could face fines between $50 and $250 if they don't comply. (Spectrum News NY1)

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Today in Queens:

  • It’s Time for Kind: The Poet In You Intergenerational Special Edition, At Queens Public Library - Virtual (11:00 A.M.)

From my notebook:

  • Are you looking to apply for a scholarship? Each year the African American Heritage Committee awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors pursuing a post-secondary education. (Facebook)

  • The COVID-19 testing truck in front of Queens Borough Hall will now extend testing every Saturday from 8am - 6pm throughout the month of Jan. Don’t hesitate to get tested; let's ensure we remain safe and keep our loved ones safe! (Facebook)

  • Got talent? Submit for Bayside Historical Society's in-person and virtual show at The Bay Terrace. The deadline to submit is Jan. 12. (Facebook)

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Miranda Fraraccio

About me: Miranda Fraraccio is a born and raised Rhode Islander. She works as a freelance copywriter for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and as an assistant producer for a live-lit storytelling show in Chicago. She holds a degree in Writing & Rhetoric and Communication Studies from The University of Rhode Island. In her free time, you can find her traveling, hiking, or photographing her neighborhood as a street photographer.

This article originally appeared on the Queens Patch

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