Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

MORNING BUZZ (1/29): Two men shot in head in Springfield Gardens fight, NYT profiles Corona as “affordable with Latin flavor”

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Thursday, January 29

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 33.

Top Stories
• Malaysia officially declared today that the disappearance of Flight MH370 was an accident.

• Mitt Romney slammed Hillary Clinton during a speech in Mississippi yesterday, giving a potential sneak preview of the 2016 presidential race.

• Jordan says it is willing to trade a jailed terrorist suspect in exchange for a Jordanian pilot being held by ISIS. The future of a Japanese hostage is still unclear.

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SuperBowl PartySun. Feb 1st Join us for the big game with 2 – 8′ screens and 60 Hi-Def flat-screens. No group too large or too small! O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Drive, Maspeth 718-672-9696

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Queens News

• Police reported that two men were shot in the head after a fight broke out in the lobby of an apartment building in Springfield Gardens.

• A new art exhibit at Elmhurst Hospital highlights torture survivors.

• Earlier this week, O’Neill’s Bar in Maspeth hosted a fundraiser for St. Jude’s Hospital that attracted some New York sports stars and raised over $100,000.

Entertainment
• Budweiser just released one if its Super Bowl ads. Yes, it features a puppy. Yes, it is adorable.

• Apparently, Lindsay Lohan thinks that hanging out with fans counts towards her court-mandated community service.

Opinion
• Melinda Katz ignored one of the borough’s biggest issues when she failed to address emergency homeless shelters in her State of the Borough Address, the Queens Ledger writes.

• Angelina Jolie wrote in the New York Times today that she saw “a new level of refugee suffering” during her most recent trip to Iraq.

Scoreboard
• The Knicks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder last night 100-92. The Knicks play the Indiana Pacers tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Atlanta Hawks extended their winning streak to 17 games last night, topping the Nets 113-102. The Nets will take on the Toronto Raptors tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s lost in Nebraska last night 77-74 after Creighton pulled off some late-game three pointers.

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Queens Theatre Family Series presents “Charlotte’s Web” Sun. Feb. 8th @ 1PM & 3PM. The story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. 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 – The New York Times profiled Corona in its “Living In” feature, describing it as “affordable, with Latin flavor.”

• For sale – Jamaica – A multi-family duplex with 2,196 sq. ft. of interior space, six bedrooms, four full baths and three partial baths for $610,000.
Fillmore
• For sale – East Elmhurst – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, single-family home with 3,900 sq. ft. of interior space for $515,000.
Crifasi

• Sold - Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op at 11045 71st Rd. sold for $448,000.

Family/Parenting
• A recent study looked at what affects good parenting more: single parenting or poverty.

• One psychologist believes that the recent national argument over free-range parenting often ignores that children rarely have the chance to “journey to the actual edge of their abilities.”

 

Events

• Maspeth – 8:30 a.m. – Maspeth Industrial Business Association Meeting. Petro, 55-60 58th St.

• Hunters Point - 9:30 a.m. – Elected officials and Queens Library representatives break ground on new branch. Center Blvd. & 48th Ave.

Rockaway – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Doctors of the World Rockaway free health clinic. Call for appointment: 718-634-4941. 230 Beach 102nd St. Suite 3B

• Bellerose - 11:30 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella and residents call on DOT to repair rundown pedestrian tunnel. Cross Island Parkway & 88th Rd.

• Flushing - 1:50 p.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and Councilman Peter Koo host NYCHA reps for public housing application assistance for seniors. Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd.

• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo introduces new director of TECO Cultural Center. 133-32 41st Rd.

• Kew Gardens – 4 to 8 p.m. – Public hearing on the Port Authority’s Cross-harbor Freight proposals. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

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

Woodside – 6 p.m. – Job readiness with New York Cares. Woodside Library, 54-22 Skillman Ave.

Hollis Hills – 6:30 p.m. – The Saul Weprin and Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club hold an annual awards dinner. 210-10 Union Turnpike

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January 29th, 2015 at 12:09 pm

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MORNING BUZZ (1/22): Authorities expected to arrest Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Katz to deliver State of the Borough

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Thursday, January 22

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high around 40.

Top Stories
• The GOP dropped a controversial anti-abortion bill last night after not being able to scrounge up enough support.

• Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, the speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption charges today.

• Japan says that despite its efforts it has not been able to contact ISIS as the deadline draws near for Tokyo to pay a ransom of $200 million for two hostages.

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State of the Borough Address – Thurs. Jan. 22nd 10AM The Honorable Melinda Katz cordially invites you to her first State of the Borough Address. Colden Auditorium @ Queens College, Kissena Blvd & Horace Harding Exp., Flushing. 

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Queens News

• Borough President Melinda Katz is delivering her first State of the Borough Address this morning — here is a preview of what you can expect to hear from her.

• Forest Hills residents came out in full force to save Cinemart Cinemas from closure last weekend, and they just may have ensured it another 88 years.

• A 28-year-old man was killed when a gunman opened fire on Atlantic Avenue in Richmond Hill on Tuesday afternoon.

Entertainment
• New Girl star Zooey Deschanel — who announced she was pregnant with her first child earlier this month — is now engaged to baby daddy Jacob Pechenik.

• Turns out real-life American Sniper Chris Kyle was not only a Navy SEAL, he was also a friend of Sarah Palin’s.

Opinion
• Fraught with problems and controversy, the Westway homeless shelter in Astoria has proven itself to be a no-win situation for DHS, the Queens Ledger writes.

• The Times asks whether or not Gov. Cuomo really got to the heart of the problem of education in New York during his State of the State Address yesterday.

Scoreboard
• The Knicks started a different kind of streak when they beat the 76ers 98-91 last night. They play Orlando Magic tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.

• Despite a late-game push from Sacramento, the Nets were able to hold on to an early lead and beat the Kings 103-100. They play the L.A. Clippers tonight at 10:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – The new owners of a nine-unit property on 75th St. and Broadway in Jackson Heights say they will renovate the building but intend on keeping it commercial.

• For sale – Forest Hills – A private home with four bedrooms, two baths, a master bedroom with balcony, 1,996 sq. ft. of interior space and a legal professional office with separate entrance for $2.2 million
Crifasi
• For sale – Middle Village – A four-floor, three-unit house with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths per unit, plus a full basement and rooftop garden for $1.625 million.
Crifasi

• Sold - Jackson Heights – A 3,000 sq. ft. two-family home with nine bedrooms and four bathrooms sold for $1.02 million at 3346 89th St.

Family/Parenting
• The Pope angered some and delighted many when he recently told Catholics not to “breed like rabbits” and to focus on responsible parenting.

• A set of parents in Maryland are being investigated for child neglect after letting their 10- and 6-year-old children walk home alone from a park a mile away from their house. 

Events

• Flushing – 10 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz delivers her first State of the Borough Address. Queens College, Colden Auditorium, Kissena Boulevard at Horace Harding Expressway (Campus Parking Available)

• Far Rockaway – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Mass hiring event for Birch Family Services sponsored by Senator Joe Addabbo. Rockaway K of C Hall, 333 Beach 90th St.

• South Jamaica – 5 p.m. – Watch “The Gates of Equality,” a drama that ties MLK’s speeches and press conferences with a fictional narrative. Queens Library at Baisley Park, 117-11 Sutphin Blvd.

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

• Jackson Heights – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 3 monthly meeting. 82-11 37th Ave., Suite 606.

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January 22nd, 2015 at 11:29 am

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Queens Wednesday 1/21 (MORNING BUZZ (1/21): Cuomo proposes LaGuardia AirTrain, Man pleads to setting apt. fire with Molotov cocktail

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Wednesday, January 21

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 36.

Top Stories
• President Barack Obama’s economic proposals in the State of theUnion address will add to the 2016 debate.

• New York City may remove a terrorism report from its website to appease ‘spying’ critics.

• Five workers at Disneyland have been diagnosed with measles.

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Chef’s Table – Fri. Jan 23rd 7PM Enjoy a 5 Course Wine & Food Pairing featuring local wines from Brooklyn’s Red Hook Winery. $95 per person. Reserve your spot by Wed.Jan 21st by calling 718-544-5644. My Kitchen, 106-17 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills. 

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Queens News

• A Queens man plead guilty to setting his friend’s apartment on fire with a molotov cocktail.

• Police are searching for a suspect in the shooting death of a livery cab driver. 

• Several children are sick following a birthday party at a children’s gym. 

Entertainment
• Justin Bieber will soon be roasted at his own request.

• The Interview is coming to Netflix.

Opinion
• amNY says the MTA needs to find new ways to keep trains and buses running on schedule. 

• After his State of the Union Address, the Post says Obama needs to apologize to Mitt Romney. 

Scoreboard
• The Rangers defeated the Senators last night 3-2.

• The Knicks face the 76ers at 7 p.m. and the Nets face the Kings at 10 p.m. tonight.

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Music and Movement for Mommy & Me – Wednesdays @ 10:30, 11:30 & 1:15. Ages 6 months – 3 years. Assisted class with Ivory Touch Music! For more info, email: MsAnet42696@aol, or call 718-416-1725. A Place to Dance, 55-19 69th Street, Maspeth

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Real Estate
• Latest news- Governor Cuomo proposed an AirTrain link to LaGuardia Airport yesterday.
• For sale – Woodhaven – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in the Forest Park Co-op for $150,000. 
O’Kane

• For sale – Woodside – A six-bedroom, four-bathroom, semi-detached two-family on a 20×136 oversized lot for $999,000.
O’Kane
• Sold – Belle Harbor – A 3,500 sq. ft. five-bedroom, three-bathroom multi-family home at 13516 Rockaway Beach Blvd. sold for $875,000.

Health Awareness
• Too much sitting around can be deadly, even if you exercise. 

• Doctors in the UK have performed the first organ transplant on a newborn.
Events
• Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – 112th Precinct Community Council monthly meeting. 112th Precinct, 68-40 Austin St.
• Jamaica – 7 p.m. – Community Board 12 monthly meeting.

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January 21st, 2015 at 9:20 am

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MORNING BUZZ (1/20): Developmentally disabled woman missing for over a month, 69yo pedestrian killed by driver

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Tuesday, January 20

Weather
• Cloudy with a high in the low 40s.

Top Stories
• As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver the annual State of the Union Address today, influencing the 2016 presidential debates appears to be one of his goals. 

• A new ISIS video shows what appear to be two Japanese hostages, demanding $200 million for their release.

• An I-75 overpass undergoing demolition in Ohio collapsed last night, killing one and injuring another.

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Dominos Open House – Jan 20th 11am-3pm Now hiring Delivery Drivers/Bikers & Assistant Managers. Drivers must have valid license and reliable vehicle. Apply online: dominospizza2015@gmail.com or visit 105-02 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. 

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Queens News
• A Jamaica family continues their search for a 37-year-old developmentally disabled woman who went missing from Jamaica over a month ago. 

• A 69-year-old woman was fatally struck by a Subaru near Estates Lane on Bell Boulevard yesterday.

• Residents will meet with the city at a Vision Zero workshop to talk about the Queens “Boulevard of Death” tomorrow evening.

Entertainment
• Amazon’s entertainment wing is getting into the movie-making business.

• Last Friday, American Sniper set an all-time record for strongest January opening.

Opinion
• Bob McManus tells the Post that he thinks Cuomo needs to focus on education in his State of the State Address

• The Daily News says the city should charge Uber the same taxes that other taxis pay to support public transportation rather than quibbling over surge fees. 

Scoreboard
• After allegations of possible intentional ball deflation during the AFC Championship game on Sunday, Coach Bill Belichick says his Patriots will comply with an investigation. 

• The Knicks put down the Pelicans 99-92 last night.

• The Islanders defeated the Flyers 7-4 last night.

• The Rangers will host the Senators tonight at 7 p.m.

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Help Save A Life: On-Site CPR Training – Tues. Jan. 27th 3PM Learn the core skills of adult CPR. Registration required: call 718-639-5228. Maspeth Library, 69-70 Grand Avenue, Maspeth

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Real Estate
• Latest News – A corner shop at 75th Street and Broadway in Jackson Heights has sold and may go residential.

• For sale – Maspeth – Detached two-family brick on 40×100 lot, three over three bedroom, eat-in kitchens, two-full baths, driveway and garage for four or more cars, front and back yards. Asking $1.1 million.
O’Kane

• For sale – Woodside – Completely renovated semi-detached two-family, 19×72 house on 20×136 oversized lot, six rooms, three bedrooms and two full baths, one block from Queens Boulevard. Asking $999,000.
O’Kane
• Sold - Eight-bedroom, three-bath, 3,200-square-foot two-family home at 91-01 107th Street in Richmond Hill for $665,000.

Technology
• A Wharton professor says this app will change your life. But is it a bit creepy?

• Check out what you can expect from Microsoft’s event today announcing Windows 10 

Events

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Community Board 1 monthly meeting. 45-02 Ditmars Blvd, LL Suite 125.

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January 20th, 2015 at 2:38 pm

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MORNING BUZZ (1/19): Former teacher sentenced for student sex, Cyclist killed by garbage truck

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Monday, January 19

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 43.

Top Stories
• Shots were fired near the home of Vice President Joseph Biden yesterday while he was away.

• A new Department of Investigation report shows several instances of the Department of Corrections hiring guards despite red flags.

• Ukranian troops have retaken “most of Donetsk Airport” from rebels.

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Queens News

• A former Grover Cleveland HS gym teacher plead guilty to sexual encounters with two of her students and was sentenced to a year in psychiatric counseling this weekend.

• A Queens woman took to the streets in nude underwear to fight body shaming in a YouTube video. 

• A cyclist was struck by a garbage truck and killed in Long Island City on Saturday night. 

Entertainment
• A selfie taken by Miss Israel including herself and Miss Lebanon during the Miss Universe competition caused an uproar.

• Weekend Box Office
1) American Sniper – $90.205 million
2) The Wedding Ringer – $21 million
3) Paddington – $19.287 million
4) Taken 3 – $14.05 million
5) Selma – $8.3 million

Opinion
• Poet Crystal Valentine writes in the Daily News that in order for lasting change to happen after protest marches in Ferguson and elsewhere fade, participants will have to begin participating in local government in earnest. 

• amNY says Martin Luther King, Jr.’s successes helped inspire us as a nation to keep trying to achieve equality and social justice

Scoreboard

• After championship wins yesterday, the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots secured their place in the Super Bowl this year. 

• The Nets beat the Wizards 99-90 last night and the Knicks prepare to host the Pelicans at 5:30 p.m. this evening.

• The Rangers beat the Penguins 5-2 yesterday, and the Islanders will host the Flyers today at 1 p.m.

• St. John’s fell to DePaul 71-67 yesterday.

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Learn Mosaic Art – Authentic Mosaic art classes. Forest Hills location. Call for more information: 646-872-8494. 

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Real Estate
• Latest news – The city is preparing for another possible rezoning in Long Island City. 

• For sale – Forest Hills – Co-op for Sale: Quiet, large one bedroom in pre-war building.  Excellent condition, high ceilings, hardwood floors, large closets.  Close to Austin Street shopping and express subway.  $279,000.  For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 520-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.

 

• For sale – Woodside – Completely renovated semi-detached two-family, 19×72 house on 20×136 oversized lot, six rooms, three bedrooms and two full baths, one block from Queens Boulevard. Asking $999,000.
O’Kane

• Sold – Briarwood – A 750 sq. ft. one-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 14105 Pershing Cres. sold for $112,000.

Weekend crime roundup
• A Queens man who was armed and operating an illegal livery van business was grazed by a police bullet after a scuffle in Brooklyn on Saturday.

• A 24-year-old man was arrested this weekend for shooting and killing two men during a drug deal earlier this month.

• A man was shot four times – including twice in the face – during a South Ozone Park motel room robbery.
Events

• Queens Village – 9:30 a.m. – United Negro College Fund 25th Anniversary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Awards Breakfast. Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd. 

• Jamaica – 1 p.m. – The Southeast Queens community celebrates Dr. Martin other King, Jr. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 161-04 Jamaica Ave. 

• Forest Hills – Freedom Rider Lew Zuchman recalls historic journey in 1961. Central Queens Ym & YWHA, 67-09 108th St.

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January 19th, 2015 at 11:15 am

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MORNING BUZZ (1/16): Car crash in the Rockaways kills one teen, Man shot in face during robbery in South Ozone Park

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Friday, January 16

Weather
• Mostly sunny and windy with a high of 36.

Top Stories
• Belgian police say they thwarted plans for major terrorist attacks, killing two suspected terrorists and wounding a third.

• On Thursday, Oklahoma carried out its first execution since it made national news over eight months ago when it botched the execution of Clayton Lockett.

• Kentucky authorities are searching for an 18-year-old and his 13-year-old girlfriend, who may be involved in a string of robberies across the Southeast.

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What’s Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones. Exhibit open until Jan 19th. Creator of some of the most enduring popular cartoons of all time. He perfected the wisecracking Bugs Bunny, the exasperated Daffy Duck, and a host of other characters. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria.

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Queens News

• Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to tear apart two cars in the Rockaways last night, in a crash that killed one.

• Early Thursday morning, a man was fighting for his life after being shot in the face four times during a motel room robbery in South Ozone Park.

• Airport workers rallied outside of LaGuardia yesterday for better wages, saying MLK Jr. would have supported their cause.

Entertainment
• The Doggfather is now a Granddogg.

• The New York Post names the five best celebrity Facebook pages.

Opinion
• Gov. Cuomo could be useful in helping ease tensions between Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD, but not if he acts like the Mayor’s competitor, the Times writes.

• A member of a Queens community board disagrees with a plan to impose term limits on CB members.

Scoreboard
• The Knicks showed London why they’re the worst team in the league, losing to the Bucks 95-79 during an overseas showcase game.

• The Bruins are on a roll, winning their fifth straight game and handing the Rangers a shut out loss, 0-3.

• The Nets play the Wizards tonight at 7 p.m.

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Winter Art Show @ The Castle – Sun. Jan 18th 2PM Opening Reception $10 Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Bayside

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Real Estate
• Latest news -Long Island City’s Holiday Inn has been sold for $22 million, far below its $60 million asking price.

• For sale – Forest Hills – Co-op for Sale: Quiet, large one bedroom in pre-war building.  Excellent condition, high ceilings, hardwood floors, large closets.  Close to Austin Street shopping and express subway.  $279,000.  For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 520-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.

• For sale – Woodside – Completely renovated semi-detached two-family, 19×72 house on 20×136 oversized lot, six rooms, three bedrooms and two full baths, one block from Queens Boulevard. Asking $999,000. O’Kane
• Sold - A four-bedroom, three-bath, 2,650-square-foot single-family home at 175-34 Mayfield Road in Jamaica Estates for $815,000.

Arts and Culture/Restaurant Reviews
• Astoria songwriter Ian McGuinness’ side project takes center stage.

• A perpetually packed Flushing Korean BBQ restaurant mixes up the menu at its new Manhattan location.
Restaurant ABC’s – Bayside 
Grade A – Bareburger, 42-38 Bell Blvd.

Grade B – Trattoria 35, 213-15 35th Ave. – Cold food stored above 41 degrees, Food not protected from possible contamination, “Wash Hands” sign not posted

Grade C – Tequila Sunrise, 34-37 Bell Blvd. – Cold food stored above 41 degrees, Live roaches, Personal cleanliness inadequate, Plumbing not properly installed
Events

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Congresswoman Grace Meng warns residents about scams related to president’s executive order on immigration. Meng’s Office, 32-26 Union St., 1B

• Rockaway – 11:30 a.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards holds press conference to mark a year without shootings at the Beach 41st Street Houses, 426 Beach 40th St.

• Jamaica – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – New York Senator James Sanders, Jr. discusses fall prevention. Rochdale Village Senior Center, 169-65 137th Ave.

• Flushing Meadows – 12 to 4 p.m. – Queens Museum hosts its first-ever Anti-Bullying Exhibition with free tours, discussions and book readings. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

• Flushing – 2:30 p.m. – Elected officials make announcement regarding 7 train service during Lunar New Year holiday. Stavisky’s District Office, 142-29 37th Ave.

• Briarwood – 2:30 p.m. – Elected officials announce the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District’s (BID) Neighborhood Challenge and grant award of $95,000. 87-68 Sutphin Blvd.

• Sunnyside – 6 p.m. – A child-focused family shabbat at Young Israel of Sunnyside. RSVP to youngisraelofsunnyside@gmail.com. 43-01A 46th St.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY

• Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. – Councilman Ruben Wills delivers his State of the District. York College, PAC Building, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

• Jamaica – 1 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz hosts tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Springfield Gardens – 3 p.m. – Reception in honor of Malcolm X featuring his daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz. Merrick Academy, 1325 218th St.

• Astoria – 7 to 10 p.m. – The QNS Collective hosts “We Will Be Here,” an exhibition of Dutch Kills photographs by Salvador Espinoza. 36-27 36th St. 2nd floor

• Hollis Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Art auction at the Hollis Hills Jewish Center. $15 at the door. 210-10 Union Turnpike

• South Ozone Park – 9 to 11 p.m. – I Love Freestyle: Volume 1 Concert featuring Lisa Lisa. Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

SUNDAY
 LIC – 2 to 5 p.m. – The exhibition “An Aesthetics of Slowness” opens at the Dorsky Gallery. 11-03 45th Ave.

• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Flushing Town Hall presents Beloved Prey, a Korean opera sung in English. 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing – 3 p.m. – MLK Day celebration with Yusef Ramadan and the Willow Women’s Interfaith Choir. Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd.

• Kew Gardens Hills – 4 p.m. – The Kupferberg Center for the Arts hosts the Dance Theatre of Harlem for its inaugural Martin Luther King Celebration at the Colden Auditorium. Tickets $35. Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Astoria – 6 p.m. – Queens World Film Festival 2015 kick-off party. Monika’s Cafe Bar,

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January 16th, 2015 at 12:21 pm

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MORNING BUZZ (1/15): Astoria parents furious over Catholic school closing, Jackson Heights man gypped of an Oscar

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Thursday, January 15

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 36.

Top Stories
• Experts say that it appears that Boko Haram is now using nearly 300 abducted girls as suicide bombers.

• Yesterday, Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack, saying that the plan was years in the making.

• Two men on a quest to be the first to successfully free climb Yosemite’s Dawn Wall finally achieved their goal after 19 days of climbing.

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Queens News

• Furious parents attended a meeting last night regarding the closure of Astoria’s Most Precious Blood School, blaming the decision on the church next door.

• A Jackson Height’s drummer felt snubbed after his music for the Oscar-nominated “Birdman” was not included on the Oscar ballot for Best Original Score.

• PBA leader Pat Lynch blamed a heated argument during a meeting with the police union in Queens on “a few agitators bent on their own selfish agendas.”

Entertainment
• Jennifer Aniston revealed no Oscar anxiety at the premiere of her film Cake last night — but she did show off some leg and tummy.

• Taylor Swift continued her season of giving, sending a fan a box of presentsincluding a check for $1,989 to pay off student loans.

Opinion
• Tom Hanks gave his opinion on President Obama’s new free education plan, saying two years of community college “made me what I am today.”

• Councilman Eric Ulrich offers Mayor Bill de Blasio a few suggestions on mending his rift with the NYPD.

Scoreboard
• The Nets lost their seventh game in a row last night to the Memphis Grizzlies, 103 – 92. They play the Wizards tomorrow at 7 p.m.

• St. John’s topped Providence 83 – 70 last night for their first Big East win.

• The Rangers play the Bruins in Boston tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks take on the Milwaukee Bucks today at 3 p.m. in London.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Julia’s Beer and Wine Bar is planning a soft opening in Ridgewood next Friday.

• For sale – Forest Hills – Co-op for Sale: Quiet, large one bedroom in pre-war building.  Excellent condition, high ceilings, hardwood floors, large closets.  Close to Austin Street shopping and express subway.  $279,000.  For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 520-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.
• For sale – Woodside – Completely renovated semi-detached two-family, 19×72 house on 20×136 oversized lot, six rooms, three bedrooms and two full baths, one block from Queens Boulevard. Asking $999,000.
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• Sold - Briarwood - A 750 sq. ft. one-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 14105 Pershing Cres. sold for $112,000.

Family/Parenting
• Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee slammed the Obama’s parenting style, criticizing them for letting their daughters listen to Beyonce.

• CNN editor Kelly Wallace opines on the negatives of “Facebook parenting,” or when parents use social media to ask for advice on how to raise their children. 

Events

• Manhattan – 10 a.m. – Public meeting on the conversion of the Westway Motel in Astoria into a permanent homeless shelter, 125 Worth St.

• East Elmhurst – Noon – Airport workers and supporters rally for an end to delays on raises in wages, benefits and standards. National Car Rental, 95-01 Ditmars Blvd.

• Springfield Gardens – 1:30 p.m. – Dabney Montgomery, former Tuskegee Airman and former special assistant to Dr. Martin Luther King, speaks to students. Merrick Academy, 1325 218th St.

• Whitestone – 2 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella joins homeowner Joseph Cozeolino to protest city’s insistence on planting a street tree. 145-24 11th Ave.

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

• Little Neck – 6 p.m. – CEC26 Town Hall with Chancellor Carmen Farina. M.S. 67, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy.

• Long Island City – 6:30 p.m. – CEC30 meeting. PS/IS 78, 46-08 5th St.

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January 15th, 2015 at 11:15 am

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MORNING BUZZ (1/14): DA creates Office of Immigrant Affairs, Empanada entrepreneur to restart business with city settlement cash

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Wednesday, January 14

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 34.

Top Stories
• A Yemeni Qaeda group is claiming responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack, and someone claiming to be the leader of Boko Haram expressed solidarity with the attackers.

• An ammonia leak led to the evacuation of the American section of the International Space Station.

• Arrests and summons rose significantly following a threat to deny cops’ vacation time if they didn’t fall in line, but not quite to pre-slow down levels.

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Community Board 5 Board Meeting – Wed. Jan. 14th 7:30PM Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.

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Queens News

• Queens DA Richard Brown announced creation of a new Office of Immigrant Affairs to help serve new arrivals. 

• After being falsely arrested on drug charges, an empanada entrepreneur is using the $125K settlement he received from the city to restart his business. 

• Residents showed strong support for the NYPD at a borough hall rally yesterday. 

Entertainment
• After 25 years, Ann Curry is leaving NBC News.

• In reaction to a fan’s online video, Taylor Swift sent her a gift box in appreciation. 

Opinion
• While Governor Andrew Cuomo has earned his share of political enemies, the Post says he should run with his plan to tackle the ‘education cartel.’

• The Daily News supports Mayor de Blasio’s plan to veto any bill making choke holds illegal for use by NYPD officers.

Scoreboard
• The Islanders stomped the Rangers 3-0 last night.

• The Nets host Memphis tonight at 7 p.m. 

• In college basketball, it’s St. John’s v. Providence; Fordham v. St. Joseph’s; Hofstra v. Northeastern; Stoney Brook v. UMBC; St. Joseph’s Brooklyn v. NJIT; and Rutgers v. Maryland at 7 p.m.

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SNAP Application Assistance Program – Thurs. Jan 15th 10AM-2PM Council of Senior Centers and Services Specialists will help with paperwork submissions. Call for an appt. 1-877-926-8300 Selfhelp Maspeth Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Avenue, Maspeth

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Real Estate
• Latest news – A Kew Gardens mansion sold for nearly $2 million.

• For sale – Forest Hills - Co-op for sale: Spacious (1600 sq. ft.) three bedrooms, two baths with terrace, new kitchen, 24-hour doorman, steps to Continental Ave. express subway, Austin Street shopping and restaurants.   $639,000.  For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 520-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.

• For sale – Forest Hills – Co-op for SaleLarge studio with divided living room/eat-in kitchen, dressing area in fine, pre-war doorman building in heart of Forest Hills.  Beautiful move-in condition.  $182,000.  For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 520-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.
• Sold - A four-bedroom, two-bathroom detached home at 4742 157th St. in Flushing for $630,000.

Health Awareness
• As many as 10 percent of heart patients are misprescribed aspirin, according to the American College of Cardiology.

• Babies who have a regular nap schedule learn better, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
Events

• Jackson Heights – 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Info Tech Committee meeting hosts Cyber Threats Awareness and Response presentation. Queens Chamber of Commerce, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Suite 140.

• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Press conference announcing Lunar New Year activities. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Jackson Heights – 2 to 4 p.m. – Affinity Health Plan hosts low-cost health insurance plan information session. Queens Chamber of Commerce, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Suite 140.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Astoria Cove Learning Day with City Councilman Costa Constantinides. PS 85, 27-30 31st St.

• Glendale – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 monthly meeting. Christ the King Regional H.S., 67-34 Metropolitan Ave.

• Hollis – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 monthly meeting. 197-15 Hillside Ave. 

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January 14th, 2015 at 10:48 am

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MORNING BUZZ (1/13): Lawyer beaten to death, Woman fights for organ donor awareness

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Tuesday, January 13

Weather
• A high of 32 early in the day and sunny with clear skies throughout.

Top Stories
• The Washington, D.C., subway system is still a mess after yesterday’s fatal accident

• California state officials have linked 26 new cases of measles to a Disneyland outbreak.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed tax code changes that would lighten the tax burden for small businesses and make it more difficult for large businesses to avoid taxation.

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Kangaroo Dance Class – Tues & Thurs 10:30AM For infants (sling/carrier required). For more info, email: MsAnet42696@aol, or call 718-416-1725. A Place to Dance, 55-19 69thStreet, Maspeth

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Queens News
• A lawyer who was allegedly struggling with a heroin addiction was beaten to death with a hammer inside his Astoria apartment.

• One woman is fighting for her life, and for organ donor awareness.

• One Queens resident looks back and remembers the Haitian earthquake of 2010.

Entertainment
• With the help of social media, Eminem granted a terminally ill teen his dying wish.

• The inaugural night of the Colbert-led Late Show has been announced

Opinion
• The Times says the police commissioner needs to avoid brushing off the Civilian Complaint Review Board, as was apparently the case under Ray Kelley. 

• The Post says Mayor de Blasio is evoking Paul Ryan with his proposed tax code changes and said he needs to delve into personal income taxes as well. 

Scoreboard
• The Nets fell to the Rockets last night 113-99.

• The Rangers and Islanders face off tonight at Madison Square Garden at 7 p.m.

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Learn Mosaic Art – Authentic Mosaic art classes. Forest Hills location. Call for more information: 646-872-8494. 

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Real Estate
• Latest News – A new application for a 15-story building on Jackson Avenue at current site of a gas station in Long Island City.  

• For sale – Maspeth – Detached two-family brick on 40×100 lot, three over three bedroom, eat-in kitchens, two-full baths, driveway and garage for four or more cars, front and back yards. Asking $1.1 million.
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• For sale – Woodside – Completely renovated semi-detached two-family, 19×72 house on 20×136 oversized lot, six rooms, three bedrooms and two full baths, one block from Queens Boulevard. Asking $999,000.
O’Kane
• Sold – Eight-bedroom, three-bath, 3,200-square-foot two-family home at 91-01 107th Street in Richmond Hill for $665,000.

Technology
• On the fence about getting into wearable technology? This new startup lets you try before you buy

• Speaking of wearable tech, the Apple Watch is almost here 

Events

• Kew Gardens – Noon – Rally to support local police officers with press conference. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• St. Albans – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce hosts its first networking event of the year. Thomasina’s Catering Hall, 205-35 Linden Blvd.

• Corona – 7 p.m. – Community Board 4 monthly meeting. 46-11 104th St. 

• Far Rockaway – 7 p.m. – Community Board 14 monthly meeting. 1931 Mott Ave. 

 Kew Gardens - 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 9 monthly meeting. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., room 310. 

• Flushing – 8:30 p.m. – Annual Korean American Day celebration. Daedong Manor, 150-24 Northern Blvd.

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January 13th, 2015 at 8:24 am

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MORNING BUZZ (1/12): Man dies after fall on subway tracks, Edible Arrangements owner charged $185K for tax evasion

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Monday, January 12

Weather
• Rain and possible snow with a  high of 37. 

Top Stories
• There was a conspicuous lack of American leadership at an anti-terrorism unity march in Paris yesterday.

• The Pope told mothers of 33 babies being baptized at the Sistine Chapel yesterday that if their babies cried or got hungry, they could feel free to breast feed as needed

• South Korean President Park Geun-hye has said she is open to attending a summit with North Korean Premiere Kim Jong Un. 

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Queens News

• A man who fell onto the subway platform at the Broadway station near 31st Avenue has died.

• An Astoria hardware store that has been open since 1955 is closing permanently at the end of the month.

• A Queens businessman was charged with repaying $185,000 worth of tax money he failed to report for his Edible Arrangements store on Springfield Boulevard.

Entertainment
• The Golden Globes proved to be a mix of serious moments and silliness.

• Weekend Box Office
1) Taken 3 – $40.4 million
2) Selma – $11.2 million
3) Into the Woods – $9.75 million
4) The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – $9.435 million
5) Unbroken – $8.638 million

Opinion
• The Post says that if Mayor Bill de Blasio can’t fix his problems with the NYPD, Governor Andrew Cuomo might just undercut him and fix things himself

• New York City Department of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte says that the corrections system is at a crossroads, and can either chose to vote for meaningful change, or stick with the failing system it has currently. 

Scoreboard
• In the NBA, on Saturday the Knicks lost 110-82 to the Hornets and the Nets lost 98-93 to the Pistons. Tonight, the Nets face the Rockets at 7:30 p.m. in Brooklyn.

• In the NFL, the Rangers defeated the Sharks 3-1 and the Islanders defeated the Blue Jackets 5-2 on Saturday. The two teams will face off tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Manhattan.

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Real Estate
• Latest news- A former Rockaway Beach bar is being considered for redevelopment into a boutique hotel.
• For sale – Flushing – Six-bedroom, five-bed, 2,700-sq.ft., multi-family brick home. Asking $1,698,00.
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• For sale – Glendale – Four-bed, 2.5-bath, 1,789-sq.-ft., multi-family, Colonial-style home. Asking $729,777.
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• Sold – Three-bedroom, one-bath, 1,400-sq.-ft. single family home at 4319 166th St. in Flushing for $649,000.

Weekend crime roundup
• Two men are wanted in connection with a 30-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest in Far Rockaway early Saturday.

• A 20-year-old Queens man was arrested in connection with the November 28 shooting that killed one Brownsville security guard and injured another.

• Two women are wanted in connection with the robbery of a 44-year-old woman on 44th Street in Astoria, in which the two pushed the woman to the ground and stole her purse.
Events

• Flushing – 10:50 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio announces official introduction of the New York City Municipal ID Card. Queens Library, 41-17 Main St.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 monthly meeting. 133-32 41st Rd., Suite 3B. 

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January 12th, 2015 at 8:25 am

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