Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Afternoon Buzz: Turkish officials say missing Saudi journalist was cut into pieces, Residents voice Northern Blvd safety concerns

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Tuesday, October 16

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• A judge ruled on Tuesday that an Obama-era set of consumer protections for defrauded students will go into effect immediately.

• The body of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was cut into pieces after he was killed two weeks ago at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

• President Trump has responded to Senator Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test results, calling her a “phony”.

IN QUEENS
• Residents voiced their opinions to the DOT at a meeting about pedestrian and bicyclist safety on Northern Boulevard.

• A nonprofit is raising money for children’s ready program by reading stories to commuters in a Jamaica subway station.

• A video shows an opossum living atop a pile of bread at a bodega.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Flushing-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed in the area of 61 St-Woodside in Queens.

• Southbound C trains are running express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St.

• Southbound E trains are running express from 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal to Canal St. Expect delays in A, C, and E train service.
• Downtown B, D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

TRAFFIC
• 31 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 21 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 17 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 26 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

SCOREBOARD
• 49ers versus Packers week 6 highlights.

• Milwaukee Brewers beating Los Angeles Dodgers by flipping the script.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Pippa Middleton has given birth to a baby boy.

• Lady Gaga has confirmed her engagement to Christian Carino.

• Ariana Grande has returned Pete Davidson’s engagement ring following their breakup.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Flash (CW, 8PM) – Barry helps his daughter, Nora, become a better speedster; and he and the team also track a meta stealing high-tech weapons, only to cross paths with a new foe named Cicada, who is hunting the very same meta with nefarious intent.

• This Is Us (NBC,9PM) – A young Jack makes a decision that will impact the course of his life.

• The Rookie (ABC,10PM) – In the premiere, small-town guy John Nolan pursues his dream of being a police officer after a life-altering incident.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Blazing Saddles – In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

• HULU: The Nightmare Before Christmas – Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Amityville Horror – Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.

TECHNOLOGY
• The new Kindle Paperwhite is now waterproof.

• Facebook is building a camera TV set-top box.

• Google Assistants can now play Netflix on Android TV devices.

#TRENDINGNY
• Halloween

• #MIPCOM

• #NationalBossDay

• #horseface

• #WorldFoodDay

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Middle Village – 2 Family M.V North Convenient Location To School P.S. 128 (K-8) Ose From First And Second To Yard, Bus Stop Including Express Buses To Manhattan. In Close Proximity To Train.Hardwood Flooring ,Close To Our Lady Of Hope.Close. Rental Income. Asking $948,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Middle Village – Bright Three Room 2nd Floor Unit Offers A New Kitchen And Bath, Generous Living Room And Bedroom. Very Convenient Location With Easy Access To Shopping And Transportation. Asking $1,500/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Ozone Park – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – International Baccalaureate Program – Open House.  John Adams H/S, 101-01 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

• Astoria - 6:30 p.m. – DIY Painted Pot & Plant Hanger. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

Do you want to keep up with the latest news and events in Queens?

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October 16th, 2018 at 4:04 pm

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Morning Buzz: sponsored by Aigner Chocolates

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Tuesday, October 16

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 58

Top Stories
• Saudi officials prepare to admit that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died during interrogation.

• The Stormy Daniels defamation suit against Trump is dropped on First Ammendment grounds.

• A second member of the Harvey Weinstein prosecution team quit the Manhattan’s DA office.

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DIY Painted Pot & Plant Hanger  Tues Oct 16th 6:30 pm  Join us in painting your own terra cotta pot as we teach you a variety of painting techniques. Supplies & materials will be provided.  $40   Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd
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Queens News
• Two MS-13 gang members in Queens were charged with attempted murderafter stabbing a teen.

• The first dessert festival took place in Queens over the weekend.

• Safety upgrade are discussed after several deaths occur on Northern Boulevard.

Politics
• More than 200 children separated from their immigrant parents remain in U.S. custody.

• Hilary Clinton denies that the Lewinski scandal was an abuse of power. 

Entertainment
• Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are no longer engaged.

• Meghan Markle honored Princess Diana with her post-pregnancy announcement ensemble. 

Buzzing Back

• In 1916 Margret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic in the US at 46 Amboy Street, Brooklyn. 

• In 1977 rock singer John Mayer is born in Bridgeport, CT.  In 2002, he won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for this song.

Opinion
• The New York Times takes a deeper look at the divides in America.

• The New York Post thinks that ‘safe spaces’ contribute to political mobs today. 

In the Blogs
• Developer files a plan for two more 9 story buildings on 30th Drive block.

• City Chemist at 45-23 Hunter Street aims to be open by the end of October as the shelves begin to get stocked.

Trending in New York
• #TheConners
• Aron Rodgers
• Packers
 NLCS
• #TuesdayThoughts
Scoreboard
• 49ers versus Packers week 6 highlights.

• Milwaukee Brewers beating Los Angeles Dodgers by flipping the script.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Halloween Party 2018 Sun Oct 21st 10am-1pm  Hayrides, Bounce House, Arts & Crafts and Refreshments.  Wear Your Best Costume!  Cypress Hills Cemetery, 833 Jamaica Avenue, Cypress Hills
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Real Estate
• A controversial bill targets NYC hotel developers.

• For Sale – Maspeth – Detached one family home on 28×130 s/f lot.  3 BRs, 2 full bath, full basement, private driveway.  Asking $739,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• For Sale – Middle Village – Solid brick Ranch offers generous LR, modern kitchen & dining room, 2 BRs w/ Queen sized Master BR & bath. Finished basement, private yard.  Close to all transportation, Juniper Park and highly rated schools.  Asking $729,000  Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Jamaica –  A five bedroom, three bathroom, 1,585 square foot house at 8748 216th street for $815,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died of cancer at age 65.

 iPhone XS versus Pixel 3: Which camera is better?

Events
• Kew Gardens – 9:30 a.m. – Queens Borough Cabinet to Hear Presentations on the City’s Office of Nightlife and on Local Law 29 – Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens

• Ozone Park – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – International Baccalaureate Program – Open House.  John Adams H/S, 101-01 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

• Astoria - 6:30 p.m. – DIY Painted Pot & Plant Hanger. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

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October 16th, 2018 at 12:52 pm

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Afternoon Buzz sponsored by Zara Realty in Jamaica

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Monday, October 15

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• President Trump suggested that “rogue killers” could be responsible for a Saudi journalist’s disappearance after a personal phone call with King Salman of Saudi Arabia.

• Senator Elizabeth Warren released the results of a DNA analysis that shows strong evidence of Native American ancestry.

• NYC went an entire weekend without a shooting for the first time in 14 years.

IN QUEENS
• A man is likely to survive after he was shot in the face and stabbed in the torso in Sunnyside.

• A man and woman were attacked by a stray dog in LIC.

• A dessert festival is taking place in LIC for two weekends.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Southbound 6 trains are running express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester because of a rail condition at Pelham Bay Park.

• Flushing-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed in the area of 61 St-Woodside in Queens.

• Downtown B,D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

TRAFFIC
• 29 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 22 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 20 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 22 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

SCOREBOARD
• The Jets (3-3) beat the Indianapolis Colts, 42-34.

• It appears no one wants to work for the Mets.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Kensington Palace confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child together.

• Owen Wilson‘s new daughter made her debut on Instagram.

• Ariana Grande was reportedly the one to call of her engagement to Pete Davidson.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Arrow (CW, 8PM) – The Season 7 premiere picks up five months after Oliver turned himself into the FBI and revealed his identity as the Green Arrow to the public.

• 9-1-1 (FOX, 9PM) – Wanting to see the faces behind the 9-1-1 calls, Maddie goes on a ride-along with Athena, while dealing with a seemingly “perfect” dispatcher back at the call center.

• Manifest (NBC, 10PM) – When a mysterious message leads Saanvi to the flight attendant of 828, she enlists Ben’s help in uncovering a secret about the plane.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Blade – A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

• HULU: Scary Movie – A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a group of teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Strangers – A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.

TECHNOLOGY
• MIT announced a new college of computing with a $1 billion commitment.

• Rolls-Royce is partnering with Intel as part of the engineering firm’s mission to build fully autonomous ships.

• Check out The Verge’s review of Google’s Pixel 3 XL.

#TRENDINGNY
• #MondayMotivation

• Elizabeth Warren

• #AdobeMAX

• Sears

• #GlobalHandwashingDay

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Maspeth – Apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath large living room, formal dining room, lovely newly polished wood floors, and lots of windows for fresh air and light! Great location convenient to transportation & shopping. Asking $1,900/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Glendale – Six room Apartment features modern kitchen and baths. Great location convenient to shopping and transportation Including express buses to Manhattan. Off street parking available at additional cost. Move right in condition. Asking $2,200/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. –  MTA to brief Queens Borough Board on mass transit ten-year improvement plan. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer will host his 9th Annual Hispanic & Latinx Leadership Awards. Thalia Spanish Theatre; 41-17 Greenpoint Ave.

• Long Island City – 7 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Long Island City Town Hall. CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Sq.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

Do you want to keep up with the latest news and events in Queens?

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Written by QTadmin

October 15th, 2018 at 4:31 pm

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Morning Buzz: Local professor accused of seeking an exchange of good grades for sex, 18 dead in Hurricane Michael aftermath

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Monday, October 15

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child.

• The death toll following Hurricane Michael rose to 18 while thousands are still missing.

• Saudi Arabia and Turkey are apparently working together to find missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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International Baccalaureate Program – Open House  Tues Oct 16th 5:30-7:30pm  Now offering an International Baccalaureate (IB) Program – Your child can earn up to 30 college credits!  Contact Ms. Finkel at [email protected]  OR CALL 718-322-0500  John Adams High School, 101-01 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Ozone Park
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Queens News
• Police are still looking for two MS-13 gang members who allegedly stabbed a teenager in Jamaica back in August.

• A speeding motorcyclist was left in critical condition after striking a parked carin St. Albans.

• A federal lawsuit claims a LaGuardia Community College professor offered a student good grades for sex.

Politics
• Trump said he “didn’t really make fun” of Christine Blasey Ford at a rally.

• Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is still standing by her husband by insisting his affair with Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power.

Entertainment
• Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have called off their engagement.

Weekend Box Office
• Venom (2018): $35.7 million
• A Star is Born (2018): $28 million
• First Man: $16.5 million
• Goosebumps 2: $16.2 million
• Smallfoot: $9.3 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1860 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Abraham Lincoln telling him to grow a beard. See the letters between them here.

• In 1943 director Penny Marshall is born in NYC, NY.  She starred as Laverne DeFazio on this sitcom, which ran from 1976 to 1983.

Opinion
• The Post argued Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new $2.1 billion deal with the United Federation of Teachers will leave a huge fiscal burden to his successor.

• The Daily News stated that working-class communities get the hardest hitfrom home property taxes.

In the Blogs
• The Whitestone House of the Week is a spacious two-family.

• The Sunnyside Shorts International Film Festival is returning in November.

Trending in New York
• #RoyalBaby
• Sears
• Sussex
• Cookie Monster
• 60 Minutes

Scoreboard
• The Jets (3-3) beat the Indianapolis Colts, 42-34.

• It appears no one wants to work for the Mets.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Business Breakfast – New Federal Tax Law Update  Thurs Oct 18th 8-10am  Please join us for an informative panel discussion to learn about the potential impact of the new limitation on existing and new debtand more.  Register LIC Conference Center – Room D, 41-27 27thStreet, LIC
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Real Estate
• The $52.4 million expansion of P.S. 144Q is nearly completed.

• For Sale – Woodhaven – Newly renovated 2 BR co-op, surrounded by Forest Park, steps to transportation.  Maintenance of $605/mo – gas & electric included.  Asking $369,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Six family home near Myrtle Avenue and subway.  Asking $1,799,000  Joann C. Realty. 718-275-2202

• Sold – Howard Beach – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000-square-foot condo at 85-09 151 Ave. for $265,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Stanley Micek has been reported missing. The 76-year-old was last seen on Saturday at about 7 p.m. at the corner of Seneca Avenue and Myrtle Avenue. He is described as white, approximately 5’6″, approximately 200lbs, blue eyes and brown hair (partially bald). He was last seen wearing a brown jacket, black sweatpants and a blue/orange baseball cap.

Events

• Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. –  MTA to brief Queens Borough Board on mass transit ten-year improvement plan. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer will host his 9th Annual Hispanic & Latinx Leadership Awards. Thalia Spanish Theatre; 41-17 Greenpoint Ave.

• Long Island City – 7 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Long Island City Town Hall. CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square

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October 15th, 2018 at 12:18 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Hurricane Michael death toll rises to 13, Man allegedly attacks woman on subway platform.

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Friday, October 12

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• A Turkish court on Friday ordered the release of the American pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest, ending his 24-month imprisonment.

• The death toll as a result of Hurricane Michael has risen to 13 people.

• Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who was named in a report accusing church leaders of covering up abuse.

IN QUEENS
• A man allegedly punched and kicked a woman on a subway platform at the Junction Boulevard Subway station.

• An art thief stole two pieces from an Astoria bar.

• Tony Avella says he will be running in November despite losing his Democratic primary last month.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound A and C trains are running with delays because of signal problems at High St.

• Flushing-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed in the area of 61 St-Woodside in Queens.

• Downtown B,D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

TRAFFIC
• 37 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 32 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 21 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 38 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Knicks play the Nets for their last preseason game at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
• The Rangers host the Edmonton Oilers at 1 p.m.
• The Islanders (2-1-0) head to Nashville to take on the Predators at 8 p.m.

Sunday
• The Jets (2-3) welcome the Minnesota Vikings to MetLife Stadium at 1 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Quavo has dissed Nicki Minaj on his new track “Huncho Dreams” and suggests that the two had a relationship.

• Disney has released a teaser trailer for Aladdin (2019).

• “Haunting of Hill House”, a modern adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s horror novel is now streaming on Netflix.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Blindspot (NBC, 8PM) – In the Season 4 premiere, the FBI team hunts a dangerous enemy operative; and a deadly new foe emerges.

• MacGyver (CBS,8PM) – MacGyver, Riley, Bozer and Leanna go undercover on a college campus to smoke out a deep-cover operative who is recruiting students to carry out deadly attacks around the world.

• Hawaii Five-0 (CBS,9PM) – Crime spikes when a heat wave hits Oahu, causing McGarrett and Danny to hunt down a bank thief, and Tani and Junior’s car is stolen while they’re on duty.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: The Haunting of Hill House – Based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

• HULU: Light as a Feather Season 1 – A group of teenage girls must deal with supernatural fallout stemming from an innocent game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” when they start dying off in the exact way predicted.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Romanoffs Season 1 – a contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family.

TECHNOLOGY
• Half of all devices are now running iOS 12, according to figures shared by Apple.

• Snapchat has launched original TV shows tailored to mobile audiences.

•Instagram is testing out tapping through posts instead of scrolling.

#TRENDINGNY
• Kanye

• Trump

• #ABC11

• Halloween

• #NationalFarmersDay

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Glendale – Two bedroom apartment features spacious rooms, brand new kitchen, and deck for enjoying nice weather! Great Glendale/Ridgewood location convenient to transportation and all the amenities of Myrtle Avenue. Asking $1,800/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Whitestone – 2 Br apt for rent in Whitestone features living room, eat-In-kitchen and 1 full bath. Hardwood flooring throughout. Heat and water included. Ample street parking. Close to shops and transportation. Asking $1,900/month. Carollo Real Estate 718-747-7747

LOCAL EVENTS
• Maspeth – 3 to 5 p.m. – St. Stan’s/Tranfiguration Bazaar – Children’s Matinee. 57-15 61st St.
• LIC – 4:30 p.m. – Councilman Van Bramer celebrates completion of CITYarts’ Rising Up In The Community mural project. LIC Dog Park, 48-01 Vernon Blvd.
• Maspeth - 6:30 to 11 p.m. – St. Stan’s/Transfiguration Bazaar – unlimited rides for $10. 57-15 61st St.
• Corona – 7:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer attends Latino Lawyers Association of Queens’ 22nd annual Dinner Dance. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Andrea Brachfield Jazz Quartet. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Saturday
• Jamaica – 9 a.m. – Annual Cancer Awareness Walk. Rochdale Village, 169-65 137th Ave.
• Forest Hills - 9:30 a.m. to Noon – Mulch & Plant Day: Volunteers Needed!  MacDonald Park, 87-20 Qns Blvd.
• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Community Shredding Event. St. Francis of Assisi, 21-17 45th St.
• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Church of the Redeemer Flea Market.  30-14 Crescent Street
• Corona - 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – World’s Fair History Walking Tour.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadow Corona Park
• Forest Hills – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – CUNY Information Session.  Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School, 91-30 Metropolitan Ave.
• Rockaway – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Beach 59th Street Playground Annual Fall Festival. Beach 59th St.
• Astoria – Noon to 2 p.m. – Bruises, Abrasions and Burns – Special Effects Makeup.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Woodhaven – Noon to 3 p.m. – Fall Festival. Victory Filed, Woodhaven Blvd. & Myrtle Ave.
• Ridgewood – Noon to 5 p.m. – Ridgewood Stroll. Seneca Ave from Cornelia St to Weirfield – Catalpa Ave from Myrtle Ave to Seneca Ave.
• Jamaica – 2 p.m. – Culture Connections: Encore- From Havana to Broadway.  Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.
• Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – Veterans of Foreign Wars Meeting. John V. Daniels Post 2813, 47-53 43rd St.
• Forest Hills – 2:30 p.m. – Hidden History of Queens. Queens Library, 108-19 71st Ave.
• Maspeth – 4 to 11 p.m. – St. Stan’s/Transfiguration Bazaar.  57-15 61st St.
• Corona - 4 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Floral Park - 4:30 to 9 p.m. – Maize by Moonlight. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.

Sunday
• Woodhaven – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Family Fun Day Fall Festival.  George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Drive & Woodhaven Blvd.
• Corona – 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – World’s Fair History Walking Tour.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadow Corona Park.
• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
• Bayside – 11 a.m. – Elected officials speak at immigration super-vigil. 38-20 Bell Blvd.
• Sunnyside - Noon to 3 p.m. – Open House New York: Sunnyside & Astoria Walking Tour.  Meet under the 46th Street 7 train station, Queens Blvd.
• Bayside – Noon to 4 p.m. – Open House New York. Register. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.
• Maspeth – 2 to 10 p.m. – St. Stan’s/Transfiguration Bazaar.  57-15 61st St.
• Astoria – 3 p.m. – Witches of Old New York.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Marilyn Maye: A Piece of Cake!  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.
 Corona – 4 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.

That’s all for today, enjoy your weekend!

Do you want to keep up with the latest news and events in Queens?

Check out our website and follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more news updates.

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October 12th, 2018 at 4:17 pm

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Morning Buzz: Teachers union reaches new contract, Family sues Applebee’s over burned baby

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Friday, October 12

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 63 degrees. Cloudy on Saturday but sun in the afternoon. High of 59. Sunday is mostly cloudy and a high of 63.

Top Stories
• Hurricane Michael has killed at least six people in the southeast, but officials fear casualties will rise.

• New York City and the teachers union has reached a $2.1 billion contract that includes extra pay for hard-to-staff positions.

• The city’s top investigator overstepped his authority by seizing control of an independent office, but was only slapped on the wrist.

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Witches of Old New York  Sun Oct 14th 3pm  Learn about NYC’s only witch trial, and the witches who inhabited the streets of Broome Street (no joke here) and hipster Willamsburgh. $10. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria.
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Queens News
• A Queens man who faked being wheelchair-bound has dropped two lawsuitson handicap access.

• A family will sue Applebee’s after their baby was burned with scalding hot water at their Rosedale location.

• A new coalition of business leaders has formed to support the LaGuardia AirTrain.

Politics
• In another break from Trump, Michael Cohen registered as a Democrat.

• Speaking of Democrats, Bill de Blasio doesn’t think Mike Bloomberg is a real Dem.

Entertainment
• With cameras rolling, Kanye West revealed his iPhone passcode during his White House meeting.

• Take a first look at the trailer for the live-action version of “Aladdin.

Buzzing Back

• In 1997, singer John Denver died in an aircraft accident after his plane crashed into Monterey Bay on the CA coast.

• In 1968, actor Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney, Australia. He is  best known for playing this character in the X-Men series.

Opinion
• Anthony Scaramucci writes in the Daily News that Trump’s maturity shined during the Kavanaugh confirmation process.

• The Post says to follow Michelle Obama’s advice: “when they go low, we go high.”

In the Blogs
• This Astoria parking lot will be turned into senior affordable housing.

• A Sunnysider is looking for a missing dog. Have you seen Muneco?

Trending in New York
• Odell
• Quavo
• #HTGAWM
• #UprisingSVU
• Aladdin

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (1-3-0) topped the San Jose Sharks in overtime, 3-2.

• The Giants (1-5) were crushed by the Philadelphia Eagles, 34-13.

• The Giants fined Odell Beckham Jr. for his comments in an ESPN interview. His sideline antics appear to be back.

• Kristie Ackert writes in the Daily News that the Yankees are in good shape as long as Aaron Boone learns from his mistakes.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks play the Nets for their last preseason game at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers host the Edmonton Oilers at 1 p.m.
• The Islanders (2-1-0) head to Nashville to take on the Predators at 8 p.m.
Sunday
• The Jets (2-3) welcome the Minnesota Vikings to MetLife Stadium at 1 p.m.

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Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch  Sun Oct 14th  11am-5pm Join us for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family! Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
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Real Estate
• The Avery Group has filed permits for a seven-story medical building in this area of Flushing.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 14th 12-3pm  170-10 144th Avenue, Jamaica – One family home features 3 BRs, 3 bath, finished basement, pvt backyard, pvt deck, full attic space.  Asking $879,000. Bedford Brownstone Realty. Agt Keith  718-926-4536

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 14th 11:30am – 1pm  88-13 Rutledge Avenue, Glendale – Large 2 family Tudor style home being used as a one family, 3 BRs, 3 bath, two wood-burning fireplaces, sunken LR, FDR, EIK.  Asking $735,000. Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Bay Terrace – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000-square-foot co-op at 211-35 23rd Avenue for $285,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Here are the hottest Queens restaurants are October 2018.

• Queens has some of the best bowls of ramen you can find in the city.

Restaurant ABC’s – Richmond Hill
Grade A – Crazy Willy’s, 117-10 Jamaica Ave. – Evidence of mice, Filth flies.
Grade B – Alfie’s Pizza and Pasta, 86-08 117th St. – Fold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Joey Pepperoni’s Pizza, 166-14 Jamaica Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Filth flies, Hand-washing facility not near food preparation area.

Events
• East Elmhurst – 8 a.m. – New York Mets, American Heart Association launch “Eat Smart with the Mets” program. East Elmhurst Community School, 26-25 97th St.

• Springfield Gardens – 9 a.m. – JFK Airport, Vaughn College host 3rd annual Girls in Aviation Day. JFK Terminal 4.

• Kew Gardens – 9:30 a.m. – Queens Interagency Council on the Aging’s 36th annual legislative forum. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Kew Gardens – 10 a.m. – Borough President Katz, Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-based Violence co-host public workshop on “Surviving Partner Violence and Abuse.” Queens Family Justice Center, 126-02 82nd Ave.

• Woodhaven – 10 a.m. – NYC DOT, elected officials announce new lighting along Jamaica Ave. Avenue Diner, 91-06 Jamaica Ave.

• Jamaica – 10:45 a.m. – Borough President Katz speaks at groundbreaking for 159 affordable housing apartments for seniors. Northeastern Towers Annex, 131-10 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

• Howard Beach – 12:30 p.m. – Councilman Eric Ulrich, Small Business Services host voter registration drive. Howard Beach Library, 92-06 156th Ave.

• Ozone Park – 3 p.m. – Ozone Park Residents Block Association, Assemblyman Mike Miller protest second attack by homeless adult man. 85-15 101st Ave.

• LIC – 3 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks at ribbon cutting for Queensbridge Community Compost Site. Queens Plaza South and Vernon Blvd.

• Maspeth – 3 to 5 p.m. – St. Stan’s/Tranfiguration Bazaar – Children’s Matinee. 57-15 61st St.

• LIC – 4:30 p.m. – Councilman Van Bramer celebrates completion of CITYarts’ Rising Up In The Community mural project. LIC Dog Park, 48-01 Vernon Blvd.

• Maspeth - 6:30 to 11 p.m. – St. Stan’s/Transfiguration Bazaar – unlimited rides for $10. 57-15 61st St.

• Corona – 7:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer attends Latino Lawyers Association of Queens’ 22nd annual Dinner Dance. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Andrea Brachfield Jazz Quartet. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Saturday
• Jamaica – 9 a.m. – Annual Cancer Awareness Walk. Rochdale Village, 169-65 137th Ave.
• Forest Hills - 9:30 a.m. to Noon – Mulch & Plant Day: Volunteers Needed!  MacDonald Park, 87-20 Qns Blvd.
• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Community Shredding Event. St. Francis of Assisi, 21-17 45th St.
• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Church of the Redeemer Flea Market.  30-14 Crescent Street
• Corona - 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – World’s Fair History Walking Tour.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadow Corona Park
• Forest Hills – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – CUNY Information Session.  Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School, 91-30 Metropolitan Avenue
• Rockaway – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Beach 59th Street Playground Annual Fall Festival. Beach 59th Street
• Astoria – Noon to 2 p.m. – Bruises, Abrasions and Burns – Special Effects Makeup.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
• Woodhaven – Noon to 3 p.m. – Fall Festival. Victory Filed, Woodhaven Blvd. & Myrtle Ave.
• Ridgewood – Noon to 5 p.m. – Ridgewood Stroll. Seneca Ave from Cornelia St to Weirfield – Catalpa Ave from Myrtle Ave to Seneca Ave
• Jamaica – 2 p.m. – Culture Connections: Encore- From Havana to Broadway.  Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.
• Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – Veterans of Foreign Wars Meeting. John V. Daniels Post 2813, 47-53 43rd St.
• Forest Hills – 2:30 p.m. – Hidden History of Queens. Queens Library, 108-19 71st Avenue
• Maspeth – 4 to 11 p.m. – St. Stan’s/Transfiguration Bazaar.  57-15 61st Street
• Corona - 4 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Floral Park - 4:30 to 9 p.m. – Maize by Moonlight. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Sunday
• Woodhaven – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Family Fun Day Fall Festival.  George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Drive & Woodhaven Blvd.
• Corona – 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – World’s Fair History Walking Tour.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadow Corona Park
• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
• Bayside – 11 a.m. – Elected officials speak at immigration super-vigil. 38-20 Bell Blvd.
• Sunnyside - Noon to 3 p.m. – Open House New York: Sunnyside & Astoria Walking Tour.  Meet under the 46th Street 7 train station, Queens Blvd.
• Bayside – Noon to 4 p.m. – Open House New York. Register. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.
• Maspeth – 2 to 10 p.m. – St. Stan’s/Transfiguration Bazaar.  57-15 61st Street
• Astoria – 3 p.m. – Witches of Old New York.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Marilyn Maye: A Piece of Cake!  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue
 Corona – 4 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.

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October 12th, 2018 at 1:49 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Hurricane Michael claims two lives, Baby burned by hot water at Applebees

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Thursday, October 11

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Two people have died as a result of Hurricane Michael, the most powerful storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in recorded history.

• Matthew Shepard will be interred at the Washington National Cathedral, 20 years after his death.

• A 27-year-old man was found dead, hanging in a student housing residence at Columbia University.

IN QUEENS
• A 17-month-old baby was severely burned by piping hot water at an Applebees in Rosedale.

• Federal investigators announced the arrest of 10 people involved in multiple plots to fill streets with dangerous and addictive painkillers.

• A man accused of groping two girls in Corona was arrested and charged.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Flushing-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed in the area of 61 St-Woodside in Queens.

• Downtown B,D trains run at a slower speed in the area of W 4 St-Washington Sq in Manhattan.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

TRAFFIC
• 31 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 22 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 23 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 20 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

SCOREBOARD
• The Giants (1-4) look to get their season back on track when they host the Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.

• The Rangers (0-3) will be looking for their first win of the season when they host the Sharks at MSG at 7 p.m.

• WFAN on-air personality John Jastremski writes in the Long Island City Journal that if the Giants want to salvage their season, they need to win tonight.

ENTERTAINMENT
• President Trump hosted Kanye West for a meeting in the Oval Office days after the rapper made a public display of support for the president.

•  Selena Gomez has been hospitalized for mental health issues.

• Fyre Festival Organizer, Billy McFarland has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for fraud.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Supernatural (CW, 8PM) – The Season 14 premiere: Sam enlists everyone’s help in trying to track down Dean, who can literally be anywhere.

• The Big Bang Theory (CBS,9PM) – Sheldon won’t tell anyone why he’s never mentioned Tam, his childhood best friend, so Leonard takes matters into his own hands. Also, Bernadette and Penny take out Raj’s fiancée, Anu, for dinner to get the skinny on her.

• S.W.A.T. (CBS,10PM) – The team protects the jurors of a high-profile bribery trial after some of them are targeted by organized crime in a series of fire-bombings.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Schitt’s Creek Season 4 – The Rose family have finally adjusted to their new life in Schitt’s Creek. But adapting to their new reality doesn’t make things much easier, as the whole family still struggle with their personal and professional lives.

• HULU: The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 – A reality television series focused on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in Atlanta, Georgia.

• AMAZON PRIME: RoboCop 2 – Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2.

TECHNOLOGY
• Samsung says its new foldable phone will be a tablet you can put in your pocket.

• China’s two mobile-payments giants said stolen Apple IDs were used to steal customer funds.

• Samsung has revealed the Galaxy A9, the world’s first smartphone with a quad lens rear camera.

#TRENDINGNY
• Yankees

• Kanye

• #NationalComingOutDay

• #DayOfTheGirl

• Kid Rock

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Glendale – Six room Apartment features modern kitchen and baths. Great location convenient to shopping and transportation Including express buses to Manhattan. Off street parking available at additional cost. Move right in condition. Asking $2,200/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Corner 2 Family Brick/ 3 Levels with 2 Car Garage. Asking $1,420,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Ozone Park - 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – State Senator Joe Addabbo Mobile Office Hours. Queens Library, 92-24 Rockaway Blvd.

• Howard Beach – 6:30 p.m. – Borough President Katz speaks at Detectives’ Endowment Association annual dinner. Russo’s on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd.

• Maspeth – 6:30 to 11 p.m. – St. Stan’s/Tranfiguration Parish Bazaar. 57-15 61st St.

• LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Association Monthly Meeting. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th St.

 Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP Monthly Meeting. Saint Pancras School, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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October 11th, 2018 at 4:24 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Zara Realty

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Thursday, October 11

Weather
• Thunderstorms likely throughout the day with a high of 76.

Top Stories
• At least one person is dead after Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm.

• The sex assault case against Harvey Weinstein could be falling apart after prosecutors found a note from an accuser suggesting the sex was consensual.

• Under a Trump rule change, 75,000 legal immigrants in New York City could have to decide between social services and permanent residency.

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Queens News
• A jailhouse interview with the woman accused of stabbing three infants in Flushing sheds new light on the so-called “birth tourism” industry.

• A drug boss serving a 20-year sentence in an Oklahoma federal prison, used a cell phone to flood Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan with coke and heroin.

• An Elmhurst man was arrested for strangling his girlfriend after she broke up with him on a cruise ship that was headed back to NYC from the Bahamas.

Politics
• Cop-killer Herman Bell voted in the gubernatorial election after Governor Cuomo signed an executive order restoring voting rights to 25,000 parolees.

• Recently retired Supreme Court Justice Gregory Lasak is running for Queens DA. He spoke with the Queens Ledger about his campaign.

Entertainment
• Second Hand News: Lindsey Buckingham is finally speaking out on his ouster from Fleetwood Mac. “This is not he way you end something like this.”

• A new food festival, Eeeeeatscon, debuted at Forest Hills Stadium this past weekend.

Buzzing Back

• In 1984, Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan becomes the first American woman to walk in space.

• In 1992, rapper Cardi B. is born in the Bronx. She gained fame as a cast member on this TV reality series.

Opinion
• A Post columnist argues the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, which includes rent controls on commercial spaces, will kill the city’s economy.

• Local musician and blockchain company Macroscope owner shares his thoughts on last week’s Mondo NYC music and tech conference in Brooklyn.

In the Blogs
• The television show “Manifest” will be filming in Maspeth today. Parking will be limited on 54th Street, and there will be controlled explosions and fake gunplay.

• The Friends of MacDonald Park will be holding its a cleanup event on Saturday. Volunteers are welcomed!

Trending in New York
 Lakers
 LeBron
• Stevie Nicks
• Misty
• Jessica Lange

Scoreboard
• The Giants (1-4) look to get their season back on track when they host the Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.

• The Rangers (0-3) will be looking for their first win of the season when they host the Sharks at MSG at 7 p.m.

• WFAN on-air personality John Jastremski writes in the Long Island City Journal that if the Giants want to salvage their season, they need to win tonight.

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Bruises, Abrasions and Burns  Sat Oct 13th 12-2pm  A Special Effects Makeup Class.  $25  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria.
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Real Estate
• Alexandria Real Estate Equities just purchased The Bindery building on 48th Avenue in LIC for $75 million.

• OPEN HOUSE – Thurs Oct 11th 6:30-8pm & Sun Oct 14th 2-4pm  101-19 134th Street, Richmond Hill – One family home features a 4 BR triplex, 3 bath.  Asking $649,000  Bedford Brownstone Realty  Agent: Galina 917-363-2359

• OPEN HOUSE – Thurs Oct 11th 5-6:15pm & Sun Oct 14th 12-2pm 105-08 133rd Street, Ozone Park – One family, 3 BRs, 3 bath, 5-car gated parking, large deck, yard. $629,000  Bedford Brownstone/Call Galina 917-363-2359

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath 779-square-foot condo at 42-35 Main Street in Downtown Flushing for $888,888.

Style & Fashion
• Ralph Lauren takes streetwear to the ski slopes for your winter wardrobe.

• Here’s the best looks to steal from the runways of London‘s Spring Fashion Show.

Events
 Astoria – 9 a.m. – State Senator Michael Gianaris announces endorsement of Jessica Ramos for State Senate. Ditmars Blvd. & 31st St.

 Fresh Meadows – 9 to 11 a.m. – CityPark Seniors Fitness: Tennis. Cunningham Park Tennis Courts, Union Turnpike & 193rd St.

• Fresh Meadows – 10 a.m. – CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga.  Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike & 193rd St.

 Rego Park – 11 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz visits with seniors. Rego Park Seniors Club, 63-39 99th St.

 Sunnyside – 4 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joins Girl Scouts for voter registration drive.  Bliss Plaza, 46th St. & Queens Blvd.

• Ozone Park - 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – State Senator Joe Addabbo Mobile Office Hours. Queens Library, 92-24 Rockaway Blvd.

• Howard Beach – 6:30 p.m. – Borough President Katz speaks at Detectives’ Endowment Association annual dinner. Russo’s on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd.

• Maspeth – 6:30 to 11 p.m. – St. Stan’s/Tranfiguration Parish Bazaar. 57-15 61st St.

• LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Association Monthly Meeting. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th St.

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

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October 11th, 2018 at 1:43 pm

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