MORNING BUZZ (10/1): Young woman’s throat slashed in Jamaica, 15yo charged with selling Xanax & Wednesday events

 

 


Your 3 minute read at 8 a.m. every day. 20 top news items in 20 words + events of the day. 

Wednesday, October 1

Weather
• A high of 70 with a chance of rain.

Top Stories
• After traveling through Liberia, a man was diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, heightening fears that the disease is a global threat. 

• Further investigation into the Secret Service has found another lapse that had the President in an elevator with an armed man convicted of assault earlier this year. 

• New York City plans to make changes to the accommodations given to people with disabilities during disasters.


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Queens News

• A young woman was slashed in the throat in the lobby of a building in Jamaica this morning. 

• A 15-year-old girl has been charged with selling Xanax after several of her schoolmates were hospitalized after using the drug. 

• A former aide to the Queens Borough President was fined $2,000 by the Conflicts of Interest Board for using his position to secure a free trip to Colombia.

Entertainment
• The family of AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has confirmed he is suffering from dementia

• Tracy Morgan’s lawyer has said the star may never perform again as a result of his vehicular injuries.

Opinion
amNY says the head of the Secret Service should be fired for recent lapses in security around the President. 

• New York Post says the fight to keep LICH open in Cobble Hill makes no economic sense, and is a waste of taxpayer money. 

Scoreboard
• The FCC has eliminated its sports blackout rule. 

• The Sports Network offers a preview of the 2014-15 New York Islanders team. 

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Another 26-story, 145,000 sq. ft. residential tower is coming to LIC. 

• For sale – Bayside Terrace – Two-bedroom co-op, lots of closet space and windows, formal dining room, parking included, large rooms, over 1,000 sq. ft., School District 26, pets ok. Asking $218,000. 
Lou Pastorini
• For sale – Upper Glendale – Semi-detached two-family brick, six rooms over five plus full finished basement with bath, driveway. Asking $668,000.
Lou Pastorini

• Sold - Jamaica – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,152 sq. ft. detached home at 10504 132nd St. for $265,000.

Health Awareness

• A new study shows that taking fish oil supplements may not actually help remediate irregular heartbeats.

• Childhood obesity has been linked to early use of antibiotics by researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 
Events

Forest Hills – Noon – City Councilor Karen Koslowitz and Doe Fund Founder George McDonald announce new cleanup initiatives in Rego Park, Forest Hills and Kew Gardens. Austin Street and Continental Avenue. 

Astoria – 6 to 8 p.m. – Filing taxes made easy for artists. Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 Fifth Ave.

Woodside – 7 p.m. – Affordable Housing Forum at Hunter’s Point South. Big Six Towers Community Room, 59-15 47th Ave.  

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Informational Meeting for the Glendale-Middle Village Coalition. Christ the King H.S. Cafeteria, 6802 Metropolitan Ave. 

 

 

MORNING BUZZ (9/30): Astoria Cove approved by city planners, Water Taxi owners eyeing Queens

The Morning Buzz: 20 top news items, 8 a.m. every day. 3 minutes & you’re a star at the water cooler.

Tuesday, September 30

Weather
• A chance of rain with a high of 77.

Top Stories
• Protests in Hong Kong continue in a movement now being called the Umbrella Revolution

• A man who jumped the fence and sprinted into the White House earlier this month made it further than previously assumed, and he was wielding a knife. 

• Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to sign a living wage law, increasing minimum wage on city projects to $13.13 from $11.90.

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Carnival of Love – Fri. Oct. 3rd 9PM Roaring 20’s Party to benefit children’s wellness, nutrition and fitness program. Festive Attire Encouraged!! For tickets & information, go towww.carnivaloflove.org. Central Lounge, 20-30 Steinway Street, Astoria.

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Queens News
• Ten out of 13 commissioners from the City Planning Commission approved the Astoria Cove project.

• The Durst Organization, which owns the New York City Water Taxi, is pushing for ferry service expansion into the Hallets Peninsula.

• A 41-year-old Ridgewood man has been charged in the stabbing of 30-year-old livery cab driver Fernando Crespin. 

Entertainment
• Walmart says Tracy Morgan is partly responsible for his own vehicular injuries because he wasn’t wearing his seat belt when his limo was struck by a delivery truck. 

• Netflix is set to join the Weinstein company in producing a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.  

Opinion
• amNY says the fight for LICH may not yet be over.

• The New York Post calls out Letitia James for keeping short office hours, but doesn’t mind since they think her job is worthless.

Scoreboard
• With Jeter out of the picture, Eli Manning becomes the new face of New York sports, says sports commentator Mike Lupica. 

• Carmello Anthony returns to New York with “unfinished business.”

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3 Son’s Pizzeria – The Best Little Hideaway Pizzeria Restaurant in Town! Serving the Community for over 40 years.   57-29 61st Street, Maspeth 718-821-5707

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Real Estate
• Latest News – The Hell Gate Bridge in Astoria turns 98 today. 

• For Sale – Glendale – Semi-detached one-family with three bedrooms, EIK, full finished basement with half bath, hardwood floors, crown moldings. Asking $518,000.
Lou Pastorini
• For Sale – Richmond Hill - Detached one-family with four bedrooms and three bathrooms in mint condition, private driveway, garage, yard and basement. Asking $488,000. 
Lou Pastorini

• Sold – Flushing – A one-bathroom, 478 sq. ft. studio apartment at 4255 Colden St. for $185,000.

Technology
• The new Honda CR-V, which will go on sale in October, will be equipped with severalsafety features previously only available in luxury cars. 

• With the arrival of the iPhone 6 and 6 plus, prospective buyers are looking for the best deal on the phones. 

Events

• Jackson Heights 2 to 4 p.m. – Farrel Fritz Seminar on Employment Law. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Suite 140.

• Flushing – 6:30 p.m. – Queensborough Hill Flushing Civic Association Town Hall. St. Ann Church, 58th Avenue at 146th Street.

• St. Albans – 7 p.m. – City Councilman I. Daneek Miller hosts participatory budgeting neighborhood assembly. Majority Baptist Church, 155-21 Farmers Blvd.

MORNING BUZZ (9/29): Motorcyclist dies after crash in Glendale, protests and chaos in Hong Kong

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The Morning Buzz – A quick top-news synopsis every day at 8 a.m.

Monday, September 29

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 81.

Top Stories
• Police have used tear gas and pepper spray on thousands of protestors in Hong Kong, who are outraged over changes in their political system.

• Ashraf Ghani was sworn in as Afghanistan’s new president on Monday amid fraud allegations and controversy.

• In an interview on Sunday, President Obama admitted that the U.S. underestimated the rise of ISIS and put too much trust in the Iraqi military.

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Queens News

• Police have identified and are searching for the suspect of last Thursday’s carjacking and stabbing of a cabbie in Ridgewood.

• A 38-year-old man died after a motorcyclist collision in Glendale early Sunday morning.

• A Woodside street got a new name on Saturday, honoring Manny “The Wrong Man” Balestrero, whose life inspired filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock.

Entertainment
• The producer of The Simpsons opened up about the death of a character in the season premier on Sunday.

• Weekend Box Office

1) The Equalizer – $35 million
2) The Maze Runner – $17.5 million
3) The Boxtrolls – $17.25 million
4) This is Where I Leave You – $7.01 million

Opinion
• The MTA needs to get creative about ways to generate revenue, instead of relying on riders and taxpayers, a guest columnist writes for the Daily News.

• CitiBike has unionized, and the New York Post writes that there has been quiet talk about giving the private company a hefty taxpayer subsidy.

Scoreboard
• Derek Jeter finished his career with his 3,465th hit and a 9-5 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday.

• With a base hit at his final at-bat and an 8-3 win over the Astroa, Bobby Abreu bid farewell to the Mets on Sunday.

• The Jets fell to the Detroit Lions on Sunday 17-24. They are now 1-3 for the season.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – The Elmhurst branch of the Queens Library has pushed back its reopening date to spring of 2015.

• For sale – Flushing – Lg. sunny studio with city views! Kitchen with breakfast bar and new appliances. New hw floors, bath with dressing area, tons of closet space.  Pets ok!  Low maintenance … Parking space available … Gated with 24 hr. security! Call 718-628-0100Asking $125,000
Coldwell Banker Kueber

• For Sale – Douglaston – A six-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom single family home in a private waterfront community in Little Neck Bay. Asking $3.688 million
Crifasi Real Estate
• Sold - Rego Park – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom coop apartment sold for $293,000 at9707 63rd Rd. 

Events

• Forest Hills – 1:30 p.m. – New York Times reporter Joseph Berger discusses his new book, The Pious Ones: The World of the Hasidim and Their Battles with America, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St.

• Jackson Heights – 4:30 p.m. – Councilmember Danny Dromm, State Senator Toby Stavisky and DOT announce the implementation of Jackson Heights Slow Zone, 34th Ave. & 82nd St.

• LIC 6 p.m. – Bingo Open Mic at The Creek and the Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave.

MORNING BUZZ (9/26): Sunnyside fights for year-long market, Britain prepares to join fight against ISIS & Weekend Events

 


The Morning BUZZ: In 3 minutes – top 20 news items in 20 words or less at 8 a.m. daily. 

Friday, September 26

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
Sunny with a high of 78.

Top Stories
According to Prime Minister David Cameron, Britain is preparing to join the U.S. in its airstrikes against ISIS.

Meet the woman who helped police catch the suspected abductor of UVA student Hannah Graham when she was headed to relax at the beach.

With the announcement of the retirement of Attorney General Eric Holder, a battle has already ensued over his replacement.


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Queens News

• Organizers are working hard to get enough support to keep the Sunnyside Farmers Market open all-year round.

• The cabbie who was stabbed yesterday in Ridgewood is now in stable condition.

• A parking scramble has begun at Queensboro Hall, after the city shut down its deteriorating parking garage with no back-up facility prepared.

Entertainment
• Country star Jason Aldean is engaged to his former mistress and American Idol contestant, Brittany Kerr.

Get a sneak peek of the new Gone Girl movie, based on the bestselling novel.

Opinion
• With accusations flying about Mayor Bill de Blasio murdering Staten Island’s groundhog, the Times says he must make one simple change to avoid future deadly mishaps.

• The former president of the Citizens Crime Commission says in the Post that with the recent issues at Rikers Island, the city should hand over the facility to the state.

Scoreboard
What a way to go out! In his final home game as a New York Yankee, captain Derek Jeter was the star of a 6-5 victory over the Orioles. The Yankees now head to Boston for three days to finish off the baseball legend’s career. Game tonight at 7:10 p.m.

A surprising connection between Eli Manning and receiver Larry Donnell led the Giants to a 45-14 win over the Redskins. The Giants play the Falcons a week from Sunday.

The Mets lost 0-3 to the Nationals, clinching the team’s sixth straight losing season. They play the Astros tonight at 7:10 p.m.

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Oak Ridge Open House -  Fri. Sept. 26th 4:30-7PM  Need to hold an event for up to 120 people? Print out or show the ticker for discount when booking an event (deposit required). Call Nicole at (718) 235-4100 ext 305 for more information.  One Forest Park, Woodhaven

Real Estate
• Latest news – Habitat for Humanity began work on two more homes in Jamaica earlier this week, with work slated to be done by tomorrow.

• For sale – Kew Gardens – Two-bedroom, one-bath, large first floor unit in a gated complex with a garden view. Asking $119,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• For sale – Woodhaven – Two-bedroom, one-bath apartment near Forest Park. Asking $189,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold – Hollis – A studio in Holliswood Gardens co-op at 8724 Marengo St. sold for $150,000.

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• Mayor Bill de Blasio believes his new municipal ID cards will benefit the arts across the city. See how.

• The Queens Council on the Arts launched “Build Your Own Business,” which teaches creative types how to handle their finances.

Restaurant ABC’s

Grade A – Forest Hills - La Dolce Italia Bakery

Grade B – South Ozone ParkGrace Kitchen: Live roaches present in food and/or non-food areas; Personal cleanliness inadequate; Food not protected from potential sources of contamination; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

Grade C – JamaicaPaneorama Italian Bakery – Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated or not discarded in accordance with HACCP Plan; Live roaches present in food and/or non-food areas; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Facility not vermin proof; Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.

 

Events

Flushing Meadows – 5 to 8 p.m. – Bi-lingual English/Spanish Conference on Prevention Against Trafficking by Casa Equitoriana. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 

• Douglaston – 5 to 9 p.m. – Douglaston Local Development Corporation and Douglaston Chamber of Commerce celebrate new pedestrian plaza with outdoor festival. LIRR Station, 41st Ave.

Glendale – 6 to 11 p.m. – St. Pancras School Carnival.  Schoolyard on Myrtle Ave, between 68th & 69th Streets.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
Maspeth – 9 a.m. Yard Sale.  Knights of Columbus, 69-60 Grand Ave.

• Woodhaven – 9 a.m. The Great Woodhaven Yard Sale. Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven.

Woodhaven – 10 a.m. – Open House @ Oak Ridge.  One Forest Park, Forest Parkway & Forest Park Drive.

Flushing – 10 a.m. – Caregiver Conference. Macedonia A.M.E. Church Community Center, 37-22 Union Street.

• Richmond Hill – Noon to 4 p.m. – Queens Cancer Walk benefiting SHAREing & CAREing, Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto Park, 95th Ave. & 125th St. 

Ridgewood – Noon to 6 p.m. – The Greater Ridgewood Historical Society presents Picnic Days. Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave. 

Flushing Meadows – 1 to 2 p.m. – Talk & Tour: Climate Change in an Urban Panorama.  Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park 

Bayside – 1 to 5 p.m. – Bayside celebrates its centennial at Bayside Day. Fort Totten. 

• Flushing Meadows – 2 to 3 p.m. – Talk & Screening: What the Frack are you Drinking? Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Corona – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Say Goodnight Gracie. Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadow Corona Park.

• Corona – 2 to 6 p.m. – Oye Corona! Celebration. Corona Plaza, 103rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue. 

Glendale - 2 to 11 p.m. – St. Pancras School Carnival.  Schoolyard on Myrtle Ave, btwn 68th & 69th Streets.

• Flushing Meadows – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Climate Wars panel discussion. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 

Forest Hills – 4 to 6 p.m. – Indoor Horse & Pony Ride Fundraiser. Lynne’s Riding Center, 88-03 70th Road.

Flushing – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Oktoberfest celebration. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-18 38th Ave.

Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Legends of Hip Hop concert. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. 

SUNDAY
• Maspeth – 9 a.m. – Yard Sale. Knights of Columbus, 69-60 Grand Ave.

Corona – 9 a.m. – Fourth Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 111th Street and 56th Avenue. 

• Woodhaven – 10 a.m. – Free Recycling Event. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park.

Maspeth – 11 a.m. – Maspeth Classic Car Show.  Maspeth Federal Parking Lot, 69th St.  & Grand Ave.

Glendale – 12:30 p.m. – Grocery Bingo.  Redeemer Lutheran Church – Parish Hall, 69-07 Cooper Avenue

• Flushing Meadows – 1 to 3 p.m. – Open Studios for Adults with Special Needs. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Glendale - 2 to 9 p.m. – St. Pancras School Carnival.  Schoolyard on Myrtle Ave, btwn 68th & 69th Streets.

Corona – 3 p.m. – Say Goodnight Gracie.  Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadow Corona Park

• Flushing Meadows – 3 to 5 p.m. – Seeing the Display: Environmentalism’s Ideological Habitat panel discussion. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Forest Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Musica Reginae Oktoberfest Fundraiser. Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue.

Woodside – 7:30 to 10 p.m. – Dinner Without an Agenda with Raquel de Anda. Open A.I.R. Artist Services, 64-13 39th Ave.

 

MORNING BUZZ (9/25): One cabbie named International Driver of the Year, Another cabbie stabbed in Ridgewood

Your 3 minute daily read on the M, 7 or J train at 8 a.m. 20 news items people will be talking about all day.

Thursday, September 25

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Showers with a high of 64.

Top Stories
• A new FBI reports shows an increase in mass shootings since 2007.

• Three retired firefighters who all helped at Ground Zero died on Monday.

• Excavations in Central Park unearthed a defensive fortification left over from the War of 1812. 

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Oak Ridge Open House - Thurs. Sept. 25th 4:30-7PM Need to hold an event for up to 120 people? Print out or show the ticker for discount when booking an event (deposit required). Call Nicole at (718) 235-4100 ext 305 for more information. One Forest Park, Woodhaven.

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Queens News

• Queens cabbie Frederick Amoafo has been named International Driver of the Year in New Orleans.

• Meanwhile in Ridgewood, a cabbie was stabbed several times by a passenger and left in critical condition.

• Non-profit Coalition for Queens has been awarded a $300,000 federal grant to help foster tech growth.

Entertainment
• Barbara Streisand makes Billboard history with an album making the list during each of her six decades of performance.

• A fan is suing Rod Stewart for breaking his nose when he kicked a soccer ball into the crowd at a Las Vegas concert two years ago.

Opinion
• Bill O’Reilly calls out self-righteous environmentalists who drove or flew to New York City from around the country to attend the People’s Climate March for using fossil fuels to get here.

• Rajdeep Singh of the Sikh Coalition says New Yorkers should be disgusted with Pamela Gellar’s latest Islamophobic ad campaign. 

Scoreboard
• With yesterday’s game postponed, the Mets will face the Nationals today at 1:05 p.m. in D.C.

• After a 9-5 loss to the Orioles yesterday, the Yankees are scheduled to face the team again tonight at 7:05 p.m. It will be Derek Jeter’s last game with the team.

• Giants to face the Redskins in Maryland at 8:25 p.m. tonight on CBS and NFLN. 

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Queens Theatre presents Say Goodnight Gracie, a hilarious look at the career of comedian George Burns.  Showtimes: Sat. Sept. 27th @ 2PM & 8PM, Sun. Sept. 28th @3PM For tickets, go to: http://queenstheatre.org  Queens Theater, 14 United Nations Ave. So., Flushing Meadow Corona Park.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Three new development sites have hit the market in Jamaica.
• For sale – Laurelton – Three-bedroom, one-bath English Tudor with hardwood floors and a wood-burning fireplace. Asking $345,000.
Crifasi Real Estate
• For sale – St. Albans – Three-bedroom, three-bath, detached single family home. Asking $489,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold - Flushing - A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 704 sq. ft. apartment at 6521 Clinton Ave. for $435,000.

Family/Parenting
• Valerie Terico says Biblical “Spare the Rod” parenting may be giving kids PTSD.

• Daniel Siegel says time outs be yield negative results as well. 

Events

• Astoria – All Day – Astoria Food Festival continues. Astoria Bank, 37-16 30th Ave.

• Forest Hills – 6 p.m. –  Learn beginners Chinese with Lin San . North Forest Park Library. 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

• East Elmhurst 6:30 p.m. – City Council Member Julissa Ferreras to host her first participatory budget hearing. Elmcore Senior Center, 9819 Astoria Blvd.

• Forest Hills 7 p.m. – Thursday night Cocktail Challenge. Forest Hills Station House, 106-11 71st Ave.

• Woodhaven – 7 p.m. – 38th Assembly District Part A and B Regular Democratic Club monthly meeting. American Legion Hall, 89-02 91st St.

• Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. to visit the Taminent Democrats Club at their monthly meeting. 3309 23rd Ave.

MORNING BUZZ (9/24): Man dies in motorcycle accident, Flushing man charged in Delaware

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Wednesday, September 24

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 72.

Top Stories
• President Barack Obama will address strikes on the Islamic State before the UN today.

• Tensions are high in Ferguson after a memorial to Michael Brown burned to the ground.

• A UPS worker shot and killed two former coworkers in Birmingham, Alabama one day after he was fired.

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St. Pancras School Carnival – Fri. Sept. 26th, 6-11PM, Sat. Sept. 27th 2-11PM, Sun. Sept. 28th 2-9PM Come join the fun! Rides, Food, Games….A Great Time for the Whole Family!!! Schoolyard btwn 69th & 68th Streets on Myrtle Avenue, Glendale.

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Queens News
• Two motorcycle accidents within 12 hours of one another injured a man in Manhattan and killed a man in Queens on Monday.

• A 56-year-old Flushing man has been charged in a crash that left two people dead over the weekend.
• NY1 revisits the Belizario family in St. Albans in an ongoing series.

Entertainment
• Emma Watson’s #HeForShe gender equality campaign is gaining celebrity support.

• Miss America Kira Kazantsev responds to allegations of participation in sorority hazing at Hofstra University.

Opinion
• The Post calls out a recently proposed tax on foreign investment in residential property as a bad idea.

• In the face of Union opposition, Mayor de Blasio is pushing to bring in new blood to redirect corrections in the city, and the Daily News is in his corner.

Scoreboard
• The Mets lost 4-2 to the Nationals in D.C. last night. The two teams meet again tonight at7:05 p.m.

• After a narrow 5-4 defeat by the Orioles at home last night, the Yankees are looking for a come back at 1:05 p.m. this afternoon. 

• The Giants prepare to take on the Redskins tomorrow at 8:25 p.m. in Maryland following a 30-17 win against the Texans.

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Oak Ridge Open House -  Wed. Sept. 24th 4:30-7PM  Need to hold an event for up to 120 people? Print out or show the ticker for discount when booking an event (deposit required). Call Nicole at (718) 235-4100 ext 305 for more information. One Forest Park, Woodhaven.

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Real Estate
• Latest News – New senior housing development planned for Flushing. 

• For Sale – Flushing – Large, sunny studio with city views. Kitchen with breakfast bar and new appliances, new hardwood floors, bath with dressing area, tons of closet space, pets ok. Low maintenance, parking space available. Gated with 24-hour security. Asking $125,000.
Coldwell Banker Keuber
• For Sale – Richmond Hill – Detached one-family brick, oak floors, private driveway, garage, yard, finished basement with bath. Asking $578,000.
Lou Pastorini

• Sold – Hillside – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 571 sq. ft. apartment at 22401 Hillside Ave. for $157,000.

Health Awareness
• The World Health Organization says Ebola cases could top 20,000 by November.

• While a department head at the U.S. National Institute of Health thinks everyone should die at 75, a research scholar from the Stanford Center on Longevity disagrees

Events

•  Astoria – 8:30 a.m. – Arthur “Jerry” Kremer of NYAREA speaks on the issue of rising heating costs due to natural gas shortages. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Chamber Board Room.

• Astoria – All Day – Eat in Astoria Festival, final day. Astoria Bank, 37-16 30th Ave.

MORNING BUZZ (9/23): Forum publisher arrested, Brave victim photographs alleged assaulter

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Tuesday, September 23

Weather
• Partly Cloudy with a high of 68.

Top Stories
• U.S.-led airstrikes in northern Syria caused extensive damage to Islamic State targets, according to the Pentagon. 

• A 22-year-old Rutgers student was killed by a bear over the weekend at the Apshawa Preserve about 45 miles from New York City.

• A woman who was struck by a bicycle in Central Park last week has died.

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Oktoberfest Fundraiser – Sun. Sept. 28th 7:30PM Tastings, light fare and lots of fun! Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave, Forest Hills Tickets: musicareginae.org or 717-894-2178

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Queens News
• Publisher of The Forum Patricia Adams was arrested last week after an argument with her neighbor.

• After being sexually assaulted in an Elmhurst elevator, a 30-year-old woman snapped a photo of the alleged perv

• A shooting in East Elmhurst on Friday night left four injured.

Entertainment
• Kenan Thompson has announced he will be leaving SNL after this season. 

• A local television news reporter in Alaska swore, quit her job, and walked off the set after announcing she was the owner of the Alaskan Cannabis Club. 

Opinion
• The New York Times opines on the ongoing jail scandal in New York City. 

• The Staten Island Advance says the NYC ID card system set to go into effect next year is a good idea, but unlikely to be embraced by the people it’s meant to help. 

Scoreboard
• After smashing the Braves 10-2 on Sunday, the Mets head to D.C. to face the Nationals tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• Yankees shut out the Orioles last night 5-0, and are looking to do the same tonight at7:05 p.m. in the Bronx.

• The Jets lost to the Bears 27-19 last night, and will host the Lions on Sunday at 1 p.m. 

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Real Estate
• Latest News – A mixed-use development is planned on 21st Street at the former site of Rizzo’s Italian Village in Astoria. 

• For sale – Flushing – Lg. sunny studio with city views! Kitchen with breakfast bar and new appliances. New hw floors, bath with dressing area, tons of closet space.  Pets ok!  Low maintenance … Parking space available … Gated with 24 hr. security! Call 718-628-0100Asking $125,000
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• For Sale – Douglaston – A six-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom single family home in a private waterfront community in Little Neck Bay. Asking $3.688 million
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• Sold – Flushing – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,346 sq. ft. home at 6135 84th St. for $579,000.

Technology
• So far, the iPhone 6 Plus is a customer favorite, with its larger screen and longer battery life.

• The European Union is threatening Google with anti-trust charges if the company does not make some concessions. 

Events

• Flushing – 10 a.m. – City Councilman Peter Koo joins celebration of the Grand Opening of  Selfhelp Associates, a green, affordable development for more than 100 seniors. 137-39 45th Ave.

• Jackson Heights – 2 to 4 p.m. – Jackson Lewis and the Queens Chamber of Commerce present a Back to School Workplace Law seminar. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Suite 140.

• Elmhurst – 6:30 p.m. – Republican lieutenant governor candidate Chris Moss to attend the NYPD Columbia Association Dinner. 83-20 Queens Blvd.

MORNING BUZZ (9/22): New data released about adolescent crime at Rikers Island, PS 101 parents join a lawsuit to change tenure laws

Queens Daily News Ticker

The Morning Buzz – A quick top-news synopsis every day at 8 a.m.

Monday, September 22

Weather

• Mostly sunny with a high of 68.

Top Stories
• Nearly 100,000 Syrian’s sought refuge in Turkey over the weekend as a result of recent attacks from ISIS.

• While there has been “no specific threat,” Governor Andrew Cuomo has called on the National Guard for protection in New York.

• Roughly 311,000 people from around the world gathered to take on global warming at the People’s Climate March in Manhattan yesterday.

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Belmont Park – Thurs. Oct. 2nd 11:30AM The Kiwanis Club of Maspeth presents it’s 9thAnnual Day at “Belmont Park Race Track” lunch at the “Garden Terrace”. $55 includes admission, program and lunch. RSVP by 9/25. Contact: Jim O’Kane @ 718-779-1111 or Ken Rudzewick @ 718-651-7888.

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Queens News

• Although it was thought that adolescent crime was down at Rikers Island, newly released data show many cases have actually gone unreported.

• Parents who say their children were abused at P.S. 101 in Forest Hills have joined alawsuit to change the current tenure laws.

• Sunnyside 5-year-olds are taking on postmodern art in a class inspired by famed pop-up artist Jeff Koons.

• Habitat for Humanity handed over the keys to one of 37 homes currently under renovation in Queens on Saturday.

Entertainment
• Desperate Housewives actress Polly Bergen died in her Connecticut home from natural causes. She was 84.

• Weekend Box Office
1)  Maze Runner — $32.5 million
2) A Walk Among the Tombstones – $13.126 million
3) This is Where I Leave You — $11.86 million
4) No Good Deed (2014) — $10.2 million

Opinion
• Rather than spending on election gimmicks, the NY Post says Governor Cuomo should decide how to pay for the Tappan Zee project.

• The NY Times discusses the importance of Sunni Muslim support in the war against ISIS.

Scoreboard
• Rashad Jennings ran a career-high 176 yards for the Giants in their 30 – 17 win over the Texans. Watch the recap here.

• The Jets look to break .500 as they host the Chicago Bears tonight at 8:30 p.m.

• Yankees keep their playoff hopes alive with a 5 – 2 win against the Jays. Watch the recap here. Derek Jeter begins his final home series against the Orioles tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• Jacob deGrom strikes out 10 to help the Mets to a 10 – 2 win over the Braves. Watch the recap here.

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Yard Sale Sat. Sept 27th & Sun. Sept. 28th 9AM-4PM Great Deals! Collectibles, Jewelry, Hand Made Items and More! Rain or Shine. Knights of Columbus, 69-60 Grand Ave, Maspeth.

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Real Estate
• Latest news- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city’s plan to invest $1 billion in“greening” city-owned buildings over the next decade.

• For sale – Corona – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 9,000-square-foot, second-floor apartment with hardwood floors and updated bathroom and kitchen. Asking $145,000.
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• For sale – Rosedale – Six-bedroom, four-bath, multi-family brick home with a second kitchen. Asking $669,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold - Nine-bedroom, seven-bath, 4,280-square-foot, three-family home at 4746 59th Place in Flushing for $992,500.

Weekend crime roundup
• Police say four men were shot in Corona on Friday night.

• Officers responded to an armed home invasion robbery at gunpoint at 139-12 247th Ave. in Rosedale late Friday night.

Events

• AstoriaOakland GardensFlushing and Jamaica - CityParks Senior Fitness fall program begins at Astoria Park, Cunningham Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park and Roy Wilkins Park. See CityParksFoundation.Org for details.

• Rockaways – 4:35 p.m. – Ride, Rally and March to save Rockaway-Brooklyn Army Terminal Ferry. Meet at Beach 108th St. & Beach Channel Drive.

• Flushing – 5:30 p.m. – Town hall meeting with local elected officials. Pomonok-Electchester Public Library, 158-21 Jewel Ave.

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Council Members I. Daneek Miller and Donovan Richards discuss commuter van safety. Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue.

 Jackson Heights – 6 p.m. – Rep. Joe Crowley joins the 13th annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. La Paquena Colombia, 83-27 Roosevelt Ave.

MORNING BUZZ (9/19): Police plan to expand their presence in Forest Park, a deadly crash on the Belt Parkway leaves one survivor

The Morning BUZZ: In 3 minutes – top 20 news items in 20 words or less at 8 a.m. daily. 

Friday, September 19

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 65.

Top Stories
• More than 2 million Scottish voters elected to remain part of the United Kingdom asThursday’s independence referendum was defeated.

• Discounts will be available at dozens of cultural institutions to help spread the word about NYC’s municipal identification card rollout.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo’s campaign team tried to stop Rob Astorino from speaking at the state Business Council annual event.

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32nd Annual Queens County Fair – Sat. Sept 20th & Sun. Sept 21st 11AM-6PMPie eating contest, pig races, hayrides, kids entertainment by Big Apple Circus To-Go. Adults $9; Kids $5 Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park.

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Queens News

• Two are dead and one teen is injured after their car crashed into a tree along the Belt Parkway last night.

• A deteriorating municipal Kew Gardens parking garage will remain open until it receives much-needed repairs in October.

• A funeral for a member of the Tuskegee Airmen was held in Queens yesterday.

• Police say there will be a larger presence following the most recent robbery in Forest Park earlier this week.

Entertainment
• Dwayne Wade partly attributes his fashion sense to a dress code initiated by former NBA commissioner David Stern.

• The most recent winner of The Voice just landed a gig in the Tony Award-winning Broadway show Pippin.

Opinion
• The NY Post criticized the city for expanding the English-language learners program.

• A NY Times contributor questions the age-old disciplinary technique of spanking in light of the recent Adrian Peterson incident.

Scoreboard
• The Yanks connected on a game-tying homer in the eighth and a walk-off in the ninth to win 3 – 2 against the Blue Jays last night. Watch the recap here. Kuroda takes the mound tonight at 7:05 p.m. 

• Zack Wheeler and the Mets look for the win in Atlanta tonight at 7:35 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Latest news- Alma Realty paid $43.5 million to secure the space needed for the 2.2-million-sqare-foot Astoria Cove development.

• For sale – Kew Gardens – Two-bedroom, one-bath, large first floor unit in a gated complex with a garden view. Asking $119,000.
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• For sale – Woodhaven – Two-bedroom, one-bath apartment near Forest Park. Asking $189,000.
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• Sold - Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,152-square-foot fully renovated home at 15550 Linden Blvd. in Jamaica for $333,000.

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• Sound Syndrome: SoHo Heartbreaker has four more shows remaining in its debut run at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

• A growing traditional Mexican restaurant chain opened up a new location on Austin Street in Forest Hills this week.

Events

• Astoria – All Day – Astoria Restaurant Week begins, see EatInAstoria.com for details.

• Middle Village – 8 a.m. – Citywide Bocce Tournament Finals. Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Boulevard North and 79th Street.

• Rockaway – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Annual Job Fair. Arverne By The Sea, 207 Beach 73rd St.

• Flushing – 8 to 10 a.m. – Business Forum Breakfast with the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Interim Queens College President Evangelos Gizis, and C4Q Founder Jukay Hsu. Queens College Student Union, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

 Forest Hills – 11 a.m. – Plaza College celebrates its new campus with ribbon-cutting ceremony. 118-33 Queens Blvd.

• Woodhaven 1 p.m. – National Carousel Association visits the Forest Park Carousel. Forest Park, Forest Park Drive.

• Corona 3 p.m. – National Carousel Association visits the Park Carousel. Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 54th Avenue.

Kew Gardens – 4 to 7 p.m. – Austin’s Ale House celebrates 22 years in Kew Gardens. 82-70 Austin St.

• Jamaica – 5 p.m. – Councilman Ruben Wills cuts the ribbon on the Baisley Park basketball courts, 157th Street and Guy R. Brewer Boulevard.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
• Bayside – 9 a.m. – 6th Annual Center for the Women of New York Walkathon. Fort Totten Park, Bell Blvd.

• Astoria – 10 a.m. – Next Steps Walk/Run for Autism. Astoria Park.

• Rockaways – 11 a.m. – Rockaway Youth Task Force hosts rally to extend the Q52 to Far Rockaway. Beach 67th St. & Rockaway Beach Blvd.

• Flushing – 1 to 5 p.m. – USTA hosts free tennis event in celebration of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play. Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• LIC – 3 – 9 p.m. – Live music with DJ.  FREE for all ages. LOT LIC, 43-29 Crescent St.

• Woodhaven – 5 p.m. – Spaghetti Fundraiser for Woodhaven Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Emanuel United Church of Christ. 93-20 91st Ave.

SUNDAY
• Forest Hills – 9 – 11:30 a.m. – Free Skin Cancer Screening – Forest Hills Hospital, 102-01 66th Rd.

• Middle Village – 1 to 5 p.m. –  USTA hosts free tennis event in celebration of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play. Juniper Valley Park, 76-00 Juniper Blvd. N.

• Elmhurst – 2 p.m. – Fall Fashion Show. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.

MORNING BUZZ (9/18): DA arrests 31 gang members, Xenophobe uses hardcore porn as a scare tactic & Thursday events

 


Your 3 minute daily read on the M, 7 or J train at 8 a.m. 20 news items people will be talking about all day.

Thursday, September 18

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 75. 

Top Stories
• ISIS plots to perform public beheadings in two Australian cities to demonstrate their reach may have been thwarted. 

• The vote for Scottish Independence begins today. 

• At 1 p.m. on Sunday, roughly 20 marching bands and church bells around the city will sound the alarm for climate change during the People’s Climate March. 


Job FairFri. Sept. 19th 10AM-2PM Free & Open to the Public. Sponsored by NY State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr in conjunction with the Rockaway/Arverne YMCA. 207 Beach 73rd Street, Rockaway

Queens News

• The DA rounded up 31 members of three Queens street gangs in association with a murder/robbery conspiracy

• A Queens Village xenophobe posted hardcore porn photos in his windows in hopes of scaring his immigrant neighbors back to their homeland. 

• A new Major League Soccer team is eyeing an area near the Aqueduct for the possible site of a future stadium. 

Entertainment
• Miley Cyrus is being investigated on charges of desecrating the Mexican Flag.

• Mat Franko became the first magician to take home the top prize at America’s Got Talent last night

Opinion
• The New York Times asks if the new government in Baghdad can be trusted by the U.S.

• The New York Post says the fight against ISIS may lead to Times Square, and wonders if the NYPD is ready.

Scoreboard
• Mets lost to the Marlins 4-3 last night. See the recap here. Tonight, the team goes on to face the Braves in Atlanta at 7:35 p.m. 

• Yankees topped the Rays 3-2 last night. See the recap here. Tonight, they will host the Blue Jays. at 7:05 p.m. 


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Real Estate
• Latest news – Hope remains that the Bowne House will be designated as a National Park site. 

• For sale – Maspeth Beautiful, spacious, two-family brick, 25×46 detached, Lot 40×100, 3 B/R over 3 B/R , large updated EIK, L/R, replacement windows, many closets, full basement unfinished, gas heat, new hot water. pvt side entrance, security doors, large brick two-car garage, driveway for three or more cars, beautiful back yard, and  front yard, great location,  near all transportation, schools and shopping. A must see!  Call  the “A Team” Jackie or Joe. 927-952-2797 or 917-952-2156. Asking $1.2 million 
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• For sale – Flushing – Lg. sunny studio with city views! Kitchen with breakfast bar and new appliances. New hw floors, bath with dressing area, tons of closet space.  Pets ok!  Low maintenance … Parking space available … Gated with 24 hr. security! Call 718-628-0100. Asking $125,000
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• Sold – St. Albans - A 1,008 sq. ft. three-bedroom, one-bathroom home sold for $220,000 at 11817 201st Pl.

Family/Parenting
• Derrick Jackson says Adrian Peterson represents an outlier in American parenting. 

• Your parenting style may be having an effect on the mental health of your family, according to PsychCentral.

 

Events

Astoria – All Day – Lunch with the Snow Day food truck hosted by The Fortune Society and Drive Change. 41st Avenue and Northern Boulevard. 

Richmond Hill – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Assemblyman David Weprin hosts job fair. The Boys & Girls Club, 110-04 Atlantic Ave. 

• Kew Gardens – 10:30 a.m. – Borough President’s Land Use Hearing. Borough Hall, 205-11 Northern Blvd.

• Jamaica - 11:30 a.m. – Queens Library launches “Where in Queens” website. Central Library Cyber Center, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Flushing – 1 p.m. – Lysol Healthy Habits Bus and NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice visit with students. PS 244, 137-20 Franklin Ave.

• Ozone Park – 5:30 p.m. – Joseph Addabbo Jr. Mobile Office Hours, Ozone park Library, 92-24 Rockaway Blvd

•  LIC – 6 – 10 p.m. – DJ, Food, Drinks followed by screening of “Wild Style” LOT LIC, 43-29 Crescent Street

Forest Hills – 6 p.m. –  Learn beginners Chinese with Lin San. North Forest Park Library. 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association Meeting. St. Teresa’s Church, 50-20 45th Street

Arverne – 7 p.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards meets with the DOT and MTA for a public workshop on transit in Rockaway. P.S. 42, 488 Beach 66th St.

• Long Island City – 7 p.m. – New Top makers Pop Up Tour. Coalition for Queens HQ, 31-00 47th Ave.

• Woodhaven - 7 p.m. – Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association Town Hall. American Legion hall, 89-02 91st St.

 

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