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Wednesday, November 20

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing JUUL over its marketing tactics aimed at teens.

• After months of pressure, Governor Cuomo will release $60 million in state spending on 2020 Census outreach.

• Subway workers are threatening a holiday slowdown as the MTA contract talksheat up.

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Floral Design: Holiday Centerpieces Sun Nov 24th 11am-1pm OR 2-4pm Try your hand at creating your own holiday centerpiece. All materials included. Tickets. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
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Queens News
• The MTA is preparing to renovate half a dozen stations along the 7 line in Queens.

• Education advocates pressed state lawmakers to fully fund public schools at a forum in Bayside.

• A former councilman claims he was removed from the board of directors at a school for criticizing how they handled a recent controversy.

Politics
• House Democrats are tapping Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney to be the first female Oversight Committee chair.

• Disgraced ex-pol Hiram Monserrate is taking steps to run for office again, this time against Assemblyman Jeff Aubry.

Entertainment
• Emilia Clarke opened up about her “terrifying” nude scenes on “Game of Thrones” and the pressure she felt to please fans.

• Netflix has ordered a follow-up series for the History show “Vikings” set 100 years after the end of the original show.

Buzzing Back

• In 1967, a 19-year-old Arlo Guthrie releases this album, which would lead the 60’s generation into social consciousness and activism.

• In 1971, actor and comedian Joel McHale is born in Rome. He is best known as the host of this pop culture show.

Opinion
• USA Today says Trump’s Ukraine scandal is not just another partisan debate, but an abuse of power.

• Seth Barron predicts in the Post that Bloomberg will soon apologize for everything else he did right as mayor.

In the Blogs
• The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is hosting a workshop on mobile marketing for local businesses.

Take photos with Santa this holiday season at the Shops at Atlas Park.

Trending in New York
#SuperMinNYC
Melo
#ThisIsUs
#WWEBackstage
#HistoryWillRememberTrump

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (15-3-1) topped the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime, 5-4.

• The Knicks (4-10) visit the Philadelphia 76ers at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (5-8) host the Charlotte Hornets in Brooklyn. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (8-8-2) welcome the Washington Capitals to MSG at 8 p.m.

• Carmelo Anthony, who officially signed with the Portland Trail Blazers, will wear No. 00.

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The Thanksgiving Scarecrow: A Musical Thurs Nov 21st 9pm A comedic musical follows the origin of the newest holiday mascot as he enjoys obscure museums, a deviant barbershop quartet and an appearance from Santa! $5. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria.
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Real Estate
• The city will turn 14 more cluster sites into affordable housing, providing homes for 200 homeless families.

• For Sale – 53-40 212th Street, Bayside - One family brick has 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, LR, DR, kitchen, full finished basement w/laundry & storage, wood floors. Private driveway & 1 car garage.  $858,000. CB Kueber 718-628-0100 

• For Sale - 76-22 57th Road, Middle Village – One family home on large 30×100 lot has 2 BRs, 1 bath, beautiful yard w/ deck.  $749,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Whitestone – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,188-square-foot house at 22-04 169th Street for $720,000. Zillow.

Business News
Netflix stock is holding steady in the wake of the Disney+ launch.

• Google is entering the gaming industry with the launch of the cloud-based streaming service Stadia.

Events
East Elmhurst – 8:30 a.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce hosts Councilman Mark Gjonaj for small business town hall. 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

Forest Hills – 9 to 11 a.m. – Curaleaf Ground Flower Pods launch statewide. 107-18 70th Rd.

Ridgewood – Noon to 2:30 p.m. – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Maspeth Federal Savings, 66-60 Fresh Pond Rd.

Flushing – Noon – Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce hosts mobile marketing workshop. Kenvic Training Center, 36-57 Main St.

Flushing – 6 p.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky to host Dream Act information session. East-West High School of International Studies, 46-21 Colden St.

Richmond Hill - 7 to 9 p.m. – Councilwoman Adrienne Adams hosts Census 2020 information session and job fair. Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens, 110-04 Atlantic Ave.

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Democratic Debate Watch Party. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

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November 20th, 2019 at 9:27 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by John Renda of Edward Jones

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Tuesday, November 19

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 52 degrees.

Top Stories
• Congress is racing to pass a temporary funding bill before the deadline for government shutdown Thursday.

• Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest is at its highest rate in more than a decade.

• The Taliban released two hostages, one American and one Australian, who were held for more than three years.

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Free Legal Clinic – Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project  Tues Nov 19th 5:30-7:30pm  Sign up for a free 30-minute appointment with a pro-bono attorney to discuss pressing legal issues.  Call the QEDC office to make an appt  718-263-0546.  The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, LIC
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Queens News
• Police are searching for the suspect in a fatal stabbing that occurred in South Jamaica.

• The remains of a WWII pilot killed in battle oversees were finally returned to his home in Queens.

• Tenants of an apartment building in Far Rockaway are taking the property owners to court over claims of unsafe living conditions.

Politics
• The U.S. shifted its position on the legality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, no longer declaring them inconsistent with international law.

• The House of Representatives is looking into whether President Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller in his written statements during the earlier Russia investigation.

Entertainment
• Chick-fil-A announced it will cease making the donations to organizations that have angered LGBTQ activists for a long time.

Entertainment Tonight published a complete timeline of the ongoing feud between Taylor Swift and music executive Scooter Braun.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975 this film about a group of patients at a mental institution debuts and goes on to become the first film in four decades to win in all five Academy Award categories.

• In 1983 movie actor Adam Driver is born in San Diego, CA.  After 9/11, he created a non-profit organization called Arts in the Armed Forces, which puts on shows for the military.

Opinion
• In a piece for The New York Times, Senator- and presidential hopeful- Corey Booker writes about the dangers of being dogmatic when it comes to public charter schools.

• A Daily News writer poses that former Mayor Bloomberg’s apology for stop-and-frisk is a strategy for the politician to obtain black votes for his presidential campaign.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria is letting you know four ways to give back to the community this holiday season.

• A study released by Renthop indicates Middle Village as the neighborhood with the most dog poop complaints in NYC.

Trending in New York
Rivers
#InternationalMensDay
#TuesdayThought
#TuesdayMotivation
#WorldToiletDay

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (4-10) beat out the Cleveland Cavaliers, 123 to 105.

• The Nets (5-8) fell to the Indiana Pacers, 86 to 115.

• The Islanders (14-3-1) head to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins at 7 p.m.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Drive  Help us reach our goal to bring Thanksgiving to seniors in your community by donating a 16-18 lb frozen turkey by Mon Nov 25th.  Drop off at Assemblyman David Weprin’s office: 185-06 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows between 10m – 4pm.
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Real Estate
• The former location Korean supermarket Assi Plaza in Flushing will soon be home to residential mega-development.

• For Sale – 61-88 Dry Harbor Road #5C, Middle Village – 2 BR, 1 bath co-op roofers spacious LR, kitchen/dinette area, pet friendly w/ attractive outdoor space. Close to shopping, transportation and Juniper Park. $379,000. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Woodhaven – Renovated 2 BR, 1 bath apt features LR, EIK w/ SS appliances, 1 full bath, hardwood flooring.  Heat/water included, ample street parking.  $1,990/month. Carollo Rentals. 718-747-7747

• Sold – Corona - A six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,000 square-foot multi-family home at 515 E 7th St. for $900,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple released iOS 13.2.3, an update that should address issues users were having with the previous version.

• NASA added five new companies to the list of vendors cleared to bid on contracts for its Commercial Lunar Payload Services program.

Events
•. Astoria – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – LIC Summit: Inspiring Innovation.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue

• Kew Gardens – 9:30 a.m. – Queens Borough Cabinet hears presentation on snow removal plan and QEDC. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

•. Flushing – 10 a.m. – A Better Way to LGA news conference.  World’s Fair Marina Park, 1 Marina Rd.

•. Flushing – 11:30 a.m. – Asian American Foundation holiday event.  AAF’s Office, 37-17 Union St.

Rockaway Park - 1:45 p.m. – Asset Preservation Workshop.  Seaside Library, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

LIC – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Free Legal Clinic – Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project.  The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street

Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting.  Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.

Astoria – 8 p.m. –  Astoria Drink & Draw.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

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November 19th, 2019 at 9:16 am

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Morning Buzz: Bloomberg apologizes for stop-and-frisk, Teen fatally stabbed was related to shooting victim

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Monday, November 18

Weather
• Overcast with occasional rain showers. High of 41 degrees.

Top Stories
Hong Kong police have surrounded a university that students protesters have barricaded for days.

• Warned of the political consequences, Trump has retreated from a national flavor ban of e-cigarettes.

• Syracuse University has suspended fraternity and sorority activities following a series of racist and anti-Semitic incidents.

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LIC Summit: Inspiring Innovation Tues Nov 19th 8am-2pm Explore how LIC is paving the way for innovative leaders thanks in pat to all that LIC has to offer. Visit LICSUMMIT.NYC for registration. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria.
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Queens News
• A plane with Hillary Clinton aboard was grounded at LaGuardia after suffering a mechanical issue.

• The 17-year-old girl fatally stabbed in Jamaica over the weekend was related to the teen who was gunned down last month.

• A car was engulfed in flames on the Grand Central Parkway in Briarwood.

Politics
• As he considers a presidential run, Mike Bloomberg apologized for the stop-and-frisk policy he long championed.

• Louisiana’s Democratic governor won a second term, defeating a Trump-backed Republican challenger.

Entertainment
• After canceling a recent concert, Ariana Grande opened up to fans about her health issues.

Weekend Box Office
Ford v Ferrari: $31 million
Midway: $8.7 million
Charlie’s Angels: $8.6 million
Playing with Fire: $8.5 million
Last Christmas: $6.7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1979, Paul McCartney releases this song on which he plays all the instruments himself.

• In 1968, actor Owen Wilson is born in Dallas. He voiced the lead character in this 2006 Pixar movie.

Opinion
• The Times says federal Opportunity Zones are just another way for the rich to avoid paying taxes.

• The Daily News says Mike Bloomberg is right to acknowledge his big stop-and-frisk mistake.

In the Blogs
Tangram House South in Flushing has begun closings and move-ins.

• Developers are hosting an economic empowerment workshop in Long Island City this week.

Trending in New York
Amber
#SoulTrainAwards
#WatchmenHBO
#WWHL
#MrRobot

Scoreboard
• The Jets (3-7) topped the Washington Redskins, 34-17.

• The Knicks (3-10) host the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (5-7) welcome the Indiana Pacers to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.

• Myles Garrett will appeal the NFL’s suspension for his helmet attack.

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Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards Mon Nov 18th 7pm Created to honor the late Marvin Hamlisch and pay tribute to his remarkable legacy, featuring an all-star cast of presenters & speakers. Tickets. Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.
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Real Estate
• The City Council approved a plan to transform the old Peninsula Hospital into a massive mixed-use complex.

• For Sale – 110-31 73rd Road #5J, Forest Hills – Large 1BR co-op w/ EIK.  Pre-war features, high ceilings, great location – close to shopping & transportation.  $289,000. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

• For Sale – 68-28 65th Street, Glendale – Fully detached 2 family home offers 6 BRs, 3 bath, renovated kitchen w/ SS appliances, full finished basement, backyard, 1 car garage.  $1.199M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Murray Hill – A four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,900-square-foot house at 33-61 164th Street for $975,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday morning, an unidentified suspect and a 41-year-old male victim engaged in a physical dispute over the suspect holding the train car doors open on the E train at 74th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. The dispute escalated, leading the suspect to kick the victim in his face as he attempted to pick up his phone from the platform. The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for an eye injury. He is in stable condition.

Events
College Point – 8:20 a.m. – State Senator John Liu presents certificates at student government swear-ins. MS 379, 124-06 14th Ave.

Jamaica – 9 a.m. – Far Rockaway tenants take landlord to housing court for refusing to fix dangerous living conditions. 89-17 Sutphin Blvd.

Bayside – 11:45 a.m. – State Senator Liu attends Senior Birthdays Celebration. Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave.

Flushing – 12:30 p.m. – State Senator Liu presents certificates at Senior Birthdays Celebration. North Flushing Senior Center, 29-09 137th St.

Glendale – 5 p.m. – It’s Time for Kindness: Creating a Chain of Kind. For Kids. Queens Library, 8000 Cooper Ave.

Jamaica – 6 p.m. – An Evening with Korey Wise of The Exonerated Central Park Five. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Jamaica – 6:30 p.m. – It’s Time For Kind Panel Discussion: Jewish Refugees in Shanghai. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards. Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

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November 18th, 2019 at 9:07 am

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Morning Buzz: Community center will reopen in memory of shooting victim, Queens woman sentenced for administering lethal but injections

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Friday, November 15

Weather
• Mostly sunny, with a high of 54 degrees.
• Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a high of 41 degrees.
• Sunday: Cloudy, with a high of 44 degrees.

Top Stories
• A shooter opened fire at a high school in Santa Clarita, California, killing two and wounding three others

• Belgium’s nine-year-old prodigy is set to earn a bachelor’s degree in December.

• A NASA study indicates astronauts can suffer from reversed blood flow in their upper bodies during spaceflight.

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The Lion King Jr.  Fri Nov 15th, Sat Nov 16th @ 7pm – Sun Nov 17th 2pm  The St. Stan’s Players Proudly Present: The Lion King Jr.  For advanced tickets call 718-326-1585 or email [email protected]org.  Tkts also available at door.  St. Stanislaus Kostka CAQN, 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth
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Queens News
• A community center at a housing complex in Jamaica will reopen and be named after shooting victim Aamir Griffin, who was killed by a stray bulletplaying basketball there.

• A woman in Rosedale was sentenced to a year in jail for performing fatal silicone butt injection, after spending four years in London on the run from police.

• Spectrum organized a Take a Veteran to School Day outreach initiative for fourth graders at a school in Middle Village.

Politics
• The House Impeachment Committee will hold a second public hearing today. Catch up on what’s been going on since the first hearing on Wednesday.

• U.S. intelligence agencies have affirmed they stopped collecting out cell-phone location data without probable cause, but the provision that prevents them from doing so will expire next month unless Congress reauthorizes it.

Entertainment
• Disney+ left the ‘Simpsons’ episode featuring a Michael Jackson cameo off of its catalog.

• Comedian Kevin Hart opens up about his recovery process after a car crash that left him hospitalized in September.

Buzzing Back

• In 1965 The Rolling Stones make their US TV debut on Hullabaloo, performing this song.

• In 1977 TV actor Sean Murray is born in Bethesda, MA.  He began his career in this 1993 film.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate discusses what is missing from the new ‘Charlie’s Angels’ movie.

• A columnist for The New Yorker says the U.S. and Turkey are allies “in name only.”

In the Blogs
• An ancient Irish sport is coming to Queens this weekend for the first ever New York Hurling Classic, taking place at Citi Field.

• The next reconstruction project to hit Astoria Park will be an updated Charybdis Park.

Trending in New York
Myles Garrett
Pouncey
#FridayThoughts
#CHIXTAPE5
#HANBINBEBACK

Scoreboard
• The Nets (4-7) were defeated by the Denver Nuggets 93 to 101.

• The Knicks (3-9) just beat out the Dallas Mavericks 106 to 103.

• The Rangers (8-7-2) fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3 to 9.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Saturday
• The Nets face the Bulls in Chicago at 6 p.m.
• The Knicks host the Charlotte Hornets at 7:30 p.m.
• The Rangers take on the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders (13-3-1) head to Philly to play the Flyers at 7 p.m.
Sunday
• The Jets (2-7) head to Washington to take on the Redskins at 1 p.m.

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Native American Hip Hop Jazz Fusion  Sat Nov 16th  2:15pm  Combining hip hop, jazz, funk and soul with an original southwestern feel.  Tickets  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• A developer recently secured a $46 million loan for construction on a new hotel in LIC.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Nov 17th 3-5pm. 957 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood – Extra large 6 family home w/ backyard & full basement.  Each apt is a 3 BR/1 bath unit. All apts are in good condition. Near all transportation and shops.  $1.549M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Nov 16th 1-3pm. 59-62 69th Place, Maspeth – One family semi attached brick ranch offers 2 BRs, 1 bath, 1 car garage, front & back porches, close to all.  $695,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Astoria – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 796-square-foot apartment at 1919 24th Ave. for $525,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Rockaway Residents open a new cafe called Thank You. Here’s a peek inside the establishment on Beach 116th Street.

• Eater NY’s picks for the hottest restaurants in Queen right now.

Restaurant ABC’s – Glendale
Grade A – La Rubia Restaurant, 861 Wyckoff Ave., Food not protected from potential source of contamination, Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Serbian Association, 7254 65th Pl., Personal cleanliness inadequate, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade C – Jorge’s, 689 Seneca Ave., Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, Live roaches present, Facility not vermin proof, Pesticide use not in accordance with label, Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Events
Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m.- Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark – Watercolor Painting Workshop. Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue

Maspeth – 6:30 p.m. – Designer Handbag Bingo.  Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Avenue

Maspeth – 7 p.m.- The Lion King Jr.  St. Stan’s, 61-17 Grand Avenue

Forest Hills – 7p.m. – American Legion Post 1424 Monthly Meeting.  107-15 Metropolitan Avenue

Rego Park - 7 to 9 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: Starry Night.  La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

Elmhurst – 7 p.m. – 5th Annual Bangladeshi American Police Association Awards Dinner. Da Mikele Illagio, 79-17 Albion Ave.

Glendale – 9 p.m. – Petty 5 performs.  Yerman”s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th Street

Saturday
Laurelton – 9 a.m. – Veterans Appreciation Breakfast.  Queens Church of the Firstborn, 22601 Merrick Blvd.
Howard Beach – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Free Prostate Cancer Screening.  Appt Necessary – 718-738-1111.  State Senator Joe Addabbo’s Office, 159-53 102nd Street
Middle Village – 10 a.m. to Noon – It’s My Park: Juniper Valley Park cleanup.  Juniper Blvd North & 81st Street
Flushing – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Queens Park of the Month: Kissena Corridor Park.  56th Road and 146th Street
Astoria – Noon – The Big Bad Fox and other Tales.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Corona - 12:30 p.m. – The New York Hurling Classic.  Citi Field, 41 Seaver Way
Forest Hills – 2 p.m. – Baroque & Beyond: Songs of Love & Loss.  Musica Reginea, 50 Ascan Avenue
Flushing – 2:15 p.m. – Native American Hip Hop Jazz Fusion.  FlushingTown Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Rego Park – 6:30 p.m. – Designer Handbag Bingo.  Resurrection Ascension Catholic Academy, 85-25 61st Road
Glendale – 7 p.m. – Karaoke Night.  The Avenue Restaurant, 71-22 Myrtle Avenue
• Maspeth - 7 p.m.- The Lion King Jr.  St. Stan’s, 61-17 Grand Avenue
Bayside - 8 p.m. – A performance of “Gypsy”.  Theatre by the Bay, 1300 209th Street

Sunday
Sunnyside – 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Sunnyside Artists: The Craft Show.  Queen of Angels Parish, Skillman Avenue and 41st Street
Whitestone – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Le Havre Art League’s Annual Art Show.  LaHavre Clubhouse, 168-68 9th Avenue
Astoria - Noon to 5 p.m. – Queens Craft Brigade: Holiday Prelude.  Rocco Moretto Post 2348, 31-35 41st Street
Forest Hills – 2 p.m. – The Music of Weber, Beethoven, Borodin & Strauss.  Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd.
Maspeth – 2 p.m. – The Lion King Jr.  St. Stan’s, 61-17 Grand Avenue
Bayside - 3 p.m. – A performance of “Gypsy”.  Theatre by the Bay, 1300 209th Street
Astoria – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – The Big Disney Quiz.  Q.E.D., 2-16 23rd Avenue

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November 15th, 2019 at 10:19 am

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Morning Buzz: Fourth-grader grills mayor at Queens town hall, Beltran implicated in report on Astros sign-stealing scandal

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Thursday, November 14

Weather
• Cloudy, but a little bit warmer with a high of 46.

Top Stories
• Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the Diocese of Brooklyn is now being accused of sexually abusing a boy in New Jersey in the 70s

• The MTA will be expanding it’s new tap-and-go fare payment system to all the boroughs by the end of 2020.

• Lawyers for Jeffrey Epstein’s estate are looking for a confidential way to dole out his fortune to his victims of his abuse.

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A Chinese Lady  Thurs Nov 14th  7pm  Inspired by traditional Chinese ink painting and ceramic art, this work-in-progress dance duo return to the poetry of body movement. Free! Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• A fourth-grader grilled Mayor Bill de Blasio on the subways, NYPD and homelessness at a town hall in Jamaica last night.

• The NYPD is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest in connection with a shooting on a Queens basketball court that killed a teen boy.

• A project to restore the towers at NYS Pavilion and add lighting to the 1964 World’s Fair relic is now underway.

Politics
• She’s looking to start a fire in the GOP! Billy Joel’s ex-girlfriend plans to run for the congressional seat being vacated by Representative Pete King.

• Now that Melinda Katz is officially the new district attorney, here’s a look at the candidates looking to replace her as Queens borough president.

Entertainment
• While there is questionable content from Disney’s past on its new streaming service, you can’t watch the Michael Jackson episode of The Simpsons.

• A new kosher restaurant in Queens has a little something for everyone.

Buzzing Back

• In 1987, Sonny and Cher appear together on The Late Show. They were coaxed by David Letterman into singing this song.

• In 1972, actor Josh Duhamel is born in Minot, North Dakota. In 2003, he won a Daytime Emmy for his role in this soap opera.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate argues the GOP’s attempt to take down two longtime foreign service professionals shows the dwindling influence of real expertise.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star writes that the new emphasis on policing the subways is just meant to distract from the real problems with mass transit.

In the Blogs
• Chancellor Richard Carranza will hold a town hall meeting next month in Maspeth following allegations of grade-fixing at a local high school.

• Congresswoman Grace Meng is collecting holiday cards that she will distribute to local veterans.

Trending in New York
#AHS1984
Austin Rivers
Harden
#LakeShow
#HipWithMamamoo

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (13-3-1) edged the Maple Leafs, 5-4.

• The Knicks (2-9) host Kristaps Porzingis and the Dallas Mavericks. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (4-6) are in Denver for a 10:30 p.m. contest with the Nuggets.

• The Rangers (8-6-2) head to Tampa for a meeting with the Lightning. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• Pittsburgh (5-4) takes on Cleveland (3-6) on Thursday Night Football. Kick-off is at 8:20 p.m. The Browns are 2.5-point favorites.

• Jacob deGrom wins second straight Cy Young award. New Mets manager Carlos Beltran implicated in Astros sign-stealing controversy.

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The Music of Weber, Beethoven, Borodin and Strauss  Sun Nov 17th 2pmPerformed by the Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra. Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills
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Real Estate
• Looking to move from renting to buying? A local realtor breaks down how to determine how much you can afford.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Nov 16th 12:30-2pm. 15 St. Johns Road, Ridgewood – Renovated 2 family brick  has 4 BRs, 3 bath total. 1st floor owner’s duplex, 2nd flr has EIK, office space. $1.2M. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Nov 17th 1-3pm. 53-80 64th Street, Maspeth – One family brick features FDR, 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, full finished basement, 1 car attached garage.  $750,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Three-bedroom, three-bath, 1,800-sauare-foot single-family home at 144-13 70th Avenue in Kew Gardens Hills for $860,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s a rundown of some of the hot jewelry trends to rock this fall.

• The organizers of the 2020 Met Gala are asking celebrities to dress up as the concept of “time.”

Events
Flushing – 7 p.m. – A Chinese Lady. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Rego Park – 7 to 9 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: Starry Night. La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP General Membership Meeting. St. Pancras School, Pfeiffer  Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

Jamaica - 8 p.m. – Thursday Night Jazz Series. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

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Morning Buzz sponsored by The Banad Law Offices P.C., Immigration & Nationality Law

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Wednesday, November 13

Weather
• Sunny but cold with a high of 35 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump impeachment hearings will be televised today, and includes testimony from diplomats.

• The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared to side with Trump in letting DACA end during oral arguments.

• The MTA’s new tap-and-go fare system is coming to 48 subway stations in December.

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Thursday Night Jazz Series Thurs Nov 14th 8pm Melvis Santa is a singer, pianist, dancer, actress and educator born and raised in Havana. $10. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica.
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Queens News
• Police are looking for a reckless driver who struck a bicyclist and several carsin Long Island City.

• Cops are looking for a pair of thieves who stole an iPad and a tablet from a Flushing bubble tea shop.

• Local leaders in South Jamaica want a community center to be reopened after a teen was shot last month.

Politics
• GOP presidential candidate Mark Sanford has ended his short-lived bid to oust Trump as the Republican nominee.

• The latest Monmouth University poll shows Pete Buttigieg joining the top tier of Democratic candidates in Iowa.

Entertainment
• Robert De Niro will receive the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award.

• “People” magazine has named John Legend as 2019’s Sexiest Man Alive.

Buzzing Back

• In 1968, Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones buys Crotchford Farms in Sussex, England, where in 1924 this book was written.

• In 1969, actor Gerard Butler is born in Paisley, Scotland. He won an MTV Movie Award for Best Fight for his performance in this movie.

Opinion
• The Times says banning e-cigarettes could actually do more harm than good.

• The Post says public hearings don’t make impeachment any less of a farce.

In the Blogs
• A new late-night spot in Astoria called FoodStruck is offering your favorite comfort foods.

• Resorts World Casino NYC recently celebrated its eighth anniversary with a special drawing and prizes.

Trending in New York
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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (2-9) lose yet again to the Chicago Bulls, 120-102.

• The Nets (4-5) fell to the Utah Jazz, 119-114.

• The Rangers (8-6-2) topped the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime, 3-2.

• The Islanders (12-3-1) host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 p.m.

• New Nets CEO David Levy is stepping down after less than two months on the job.

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Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark – Watercolor Painting Workshop Fri Nov 15th 6-8pm Participants learn how to paint using watercolor techniques. Supplies are provided. Space is limited – please reserve your spot. Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave., Flushing.
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Real Estate
• A portfolio of rent-stabilized properties, including sites in Brooklyn and Queens, has hit the auction block.

• For Sale – 162-41 Powells Cover Blvd, #2K, Whitestone - 1200 s/f 1 BR, 1 bath co-op has terrace with views of the Whitestone Bridge.  Heat, hot water & taxes are included in maintenance. On 2nd flr in elevator bldg.  Seasonal pool, 24 hr. concierge and security.  $429,000  Lou Pastorini 917-648-3213

• For Sale – 53-40 212th Street, Bayside – One family brick has 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, full finished basement, LR, DR, kitchen.  $858,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Bay Terrace - A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 725-square-foot co-op at 23-55 Bell Boulevard for $262,888. Zillow.

Business News
• Disney+’s launch was marred by glitches due to high demands.

Tesla plans to build its next factory in the Berlin area, according to Elon Musk.

Events
Corona – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – New York Mets, Hain Celestial host food drive. Mets Team Store at Citi Field, 41 Seaver Way.

Maspeth – 1 p.m. – State-of-the-Art Stream Lab Grand Opening. St. Stanislas Kostka Catholic Academy, 61-17 Grand Ave.

Maspeth - 2:30 p.m. – Bereavement Group Meeting. Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd St.

Douglaston - 7 to 9 p.m. – Proseco, Prosciutto and Provolone. Alley Pond environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.

Springfield Gardens – 7 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio, Councilwoman Adrienne Adams participate in town hall meeting. August Martin High School, 156-10 Baisley Blvd.

Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

Fresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting. Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.

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Morning Buzz: Mets’ Pete Alonso is Rookie of the Year, Teen wrongfully arrested and chained to a bench

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Tuesday, November 12

Weather
• Mostly cloudy, with a chance of rain turning into snow from the morning to the afternoon. High of 53 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments today in a case that determines the fate of DACA, and in turn, nearly 800,000 Dreamers.

• An Arctic blast is bringing chilling weather across the U.S., and has already been proven fatal in the Midwest.

• Former Bolivian President Evo Morales accepted an offer of asylum in Mexico, a day after resigning due to election fraud protests.

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Maspeth Federal Savings Customer Appreciation Day  Tues Nov 12th  All Locations!  Stop in to your local branch to get a free Calendar!  (While supplies last, 1 per customer).
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Queens News
• The Mets’ Pete Alonso, who leads the league in home runs, was namedRookie of the Year.

• A 13-year-old Queens boy was wrongfully arrested and chained to a bench at the precinct for hours, according to a new lawsuit.

• City leaders and residents in Jamaica are demanding their community center re-open after a local teen was shot and killed last month.

Politics
• Testimony by Laura Cooper, deputy assistant secretary of defense, was the latest to be released in the impeachment inquiry saga.

• Republican Congressman Pete King announced that he will not seek reelection in New York for 2020.

Entertainment
• A 19-year-old director made one of the year’s breakout indie films, Burning Cane, the summer before his senior year of high school.

Rapper Drake was booed off stage at the Camp Flog Gnaw festival by an audience that wanted to see Frank Ocean instead.

Buzzing Back

• In 2001 an American Airlines plane crashes in Rockaway, New York.

• In 1982 movie actress Anne Hathaway is born in NYC.  She won an Academy Award for her role in this 2012 film.

Opinion
• Two female NASA astronauts discuss spacewalking in suits that are too largefor their bodies.

• Slate probes into the difficulties of comprehending just what information data companies know about you.

In the Blogs
• Congresswoman Grace Meng held a holiday card drive for Queens veterans in celebration of Veteran’s Day.

• A live-action Charlie Brown Christmas musical will be performed this year at LIC’s Secret Theatre.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (2-8) head to Chicago to take on the Bulls at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (4-5) face off with the Utah Jazz at 9 p.m.

• The Rangers (7-6-2) host the Pittsburgh Penguins 7:30 p.m. at MSG.

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State-of-the-Art Stream Lab Unveiling  Wed Nov 13th 1pm  Please join us for the Grand Opening of St. Stan’s new Stream Lab.  Refreshments will be served.  St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• Permits were filed for a six-story residential building on Queens Boulevard in In Elmhurst.

• For Sale – 71-38 Cooper Avenue, Glendale – Renovated 1 family near transportation and shops.  3 BRs, 1.5 bath, hardwood floors throughout, SS appliances, no work needed – move in ready!  $750,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111 

• For Rent – Glendale – Renovated apt has 2 BRs with natural sunlight, LR, DR, EIK w/ SS appliances, upgraded flooring.  Heat & water included.  Close to all.  $2,000/month.  ID #1360665. Carollo Rentals 718-366-6636 

• Sold – LIC – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 536-square-foot condo at 10-50 Jackson Avenue for $750,000. Zillow.

Technology
• The Polish prime minister is pressing Netflix to edit a documentary that shows a map including locations of Nazi death camps within the nation’s modern borders.

• Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ collects health data on millions of Americans without their knowledge.

Events
Various Locations – All Day – Maspeth Federal Savings Customer Appreciation Day free calendar giveaway. .  All Locations.

Fresh Meadows – 5:30 p.m. – Community Town Hall. St. Francis Preparatory School. 6100 Francis Lewis Blvd

Corona – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 4 Monthly Meeting. VFW Post #150, 51-11 108th St.

Kew Gardens - 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Room 213

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Morning Buzz: $1,000 reward for info on Astoria cat killer, Suspects wanted for stealing tip jars

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Monday, November 11
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Veterans Day. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy and warmer with a high of 59 degrees.

Top Stories
• Bolivian President Evo Morales has resigned in the wake of disputed election results and violent protests.

• Broadway actress Laurel Griggs died at the age of 13 due to complicationsfrom an asthma attack.

• Military veterans and their spouses will no longer have to pay to apply to SUNY and CUNY schools.

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Prosecco, Prosciutto and Provolone Wed Nov 13th  7-9pm Some of life’s simplest and tastiest pleasure come straight out of Italy. Adults only. $26 – Registration required. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
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Queens News
• Supermarket magnate John Catsimatides is offering a $1,000 reward for information on a suspected cat killer in Astoria.

• Police are looking for two suspects who have been stealing tip jars from Queens businesses.

• A Queens personal injury attorney is accused of sexual harassment by a staffer.

Politics
• A new poll found that Michael Bloomberg would have little support among Democratic voters.

• In her new book, Nikki Haley wrote that two of Trump’s top aides tried to recruit her to undermine him to “save the country.”

Entertainment
• Here’s the complete list of winners from the 2019 People’s Choice Awards.

Weekend Box Office
Midway: $17.5 million
• Doctor Sleep: $14 million
Playing with Fire: $12.8 million
Last Christmas: $11.6 million
Terminator: Dark Fate: $10.8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2018, Neil Young’s house, who he shares with his wife, was destroyed by the Woolsey fire that raged north of Los Angeles in southern California.

• In 1962, actress Demi Moore is born in Roswell, NM. Her performance in this movie earned her Golden Globe nomination.

Opinion
• USA Today says the U.S. military is losing in the war against suicides.

• Daniel Squadron writes in the Daily News that Democrats must fight to take back state legislatures in 2020.

In the Blogs
• AAFE is hosting free classes at its digital learning lab in Flushing all month.

• Here’s what will be discussed at the next Old Astoria Neighborhood Association meeting on November 12.

Trending in New York
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Scoreboard
• The Jets (2-7) topped the Giants (2-8), 34-27.

• The Rangers (7-6-2) fell to the Florida Panthers in a shootout, 6-5.

• The Knicks (2-8) were blown out by the Cleveland Cavaliers, 108-87.

• The Nets (4-5) lost badly to the Phoenix Suns, 138-112.

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The New York Hurling Classic Sat Nov 16th 12:30pm “Ireland’s Ancient Warrior Sport” featuring the best and most competitive hurling rivals from Ireland. Tickets. Citi Field, 41 Seaver Way.
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Real Estate
• A Long Island City hotel project is moving forward after receiving a $46 million construction loan.

• For Sale – 225-06 88th Avenue, #38-3, Queens Village – 2 BR, 1 bath 600 s/f co-op on 1st flr.  $219,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• For Rent – Woodhaven – Renovated 2 BR features LR, EIK w/ SS appliances, 1 full bath, hardwood floors throughout.  Heat & hot water included.  $1,990/month. ID # 1360978. Carollo Rentals 718-336-6636 

• Sold – Glendale – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,400-square-foot house at 77-07 86th Street for $775,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday night, police responded to a 911 call for an unconscious man inside 125-30 Sutphin Boulevard in South Jamaica. Police found an unconscious and unresponsive 53-year-old man with multiple stab wounds to the torso. EMS took the victim to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting. Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.

Middle Village - 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.- Auditions for “The Envelope Please.” Maggie’s Little Theater, 66-05 79th Pl.

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November 11th, 2019 at 9:22 am

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