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Freezing weather kills two people in Queens

The icy winds and frigid temperatures that bore down on Queens and the rest of the city this week claimed two lives - an elderly Astoria woman who was a patient at Flushing Hospital and a homeless man in Jamaica.

The New York region Monday recorded the coldest temperature in three years, a low of 7 degrees Fahrenheit just before midnight and a high of only 28 degrees -- still lower than the normal January mean temperature of around 30 degrees for New York. Winds were up to 30 miles per hour.

It was Monday morning around 8 a.m. that 75-year-old Mary Varriale

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