MORNING BUZZ (4/15): Woodhaven eyesore to get wrecked, NYPD funeral draws hundreds & Tuesday events

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Tuesday, April 15

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Thunder showers with a high of 70.

Top Stories
• Ukranian leaders confirm a crackdown against Pro-Russian separatists is in progress.

• At least 15 are dead and 500 injured in the wake of a brush fire that spread over the port city of Valparaiso, Chile.

• After a five-day sob fest, Oscar Pistorius’ cross examination has come to an end

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Queens News
• It’s going down: The city will soon tear down one of Queens’ most notorious eyesores.

• Hundreds attended the funeral for Officer Dennis Guerra in Middle Village yesterday.

Entertainment
• Flava Flav pleads guilty to battery charges.

• Fargo TV series to debut today.

Opinion
• Streetsblog EIC Ben Fried wonders if Vision Zero will be able to survive the editorial board of the New York Daily News.

• amNY supports bag charges citing environmental gains.

Scoreboard
• Mets continue their series in Arizona against the Diamondbacks at 9:40 p.m. following a 7-3 win last night.

• Yankees to face the Cubs at 7:05 p.m. in a home game following a 3-2 win against the Red Sox on Sunday.

• Nets and Knicks face off in Brooklyn at 8 p.m., with both teams coming off of wins in their previous games agains the Magic and Bulls, respectively.

• Rangers to face the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup playoffs on Thursday at 7 p.m. after a 1-0 loss against the Montreal Canadiens.

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Real Estate
• Latest News – Hudson Yards is to become NYC’s first quantified community

• For Sale - Middle Village North - Two-family brick on 60×102 lot, walk to park, schools, express bus. Gas, heat. Asking $808,000
Lou Pastorini
• For Sale - Kew Gardens - Sunny, spacious, two-bedroom, one-bathroom duplex with exceptional closet space, hardwood floors, and high, coffered ceilings. Near public transportation including E & F trains and express buses. Parking spaces available, pets welcomed. Virtual tour available on YouTube. Asking $225,000.
Century 21

• Sold - Woodside - A four-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 2,106 sq. ft. home at 3016 69th St. sold for $730,000.

Technology
• Google will be selling Glass to the public for one day only today.

• Scientists in the Netherlands have developed a glow-in-the-dark highway that promises to save energy and lives. 

Events
• College Point - 12:30 p.m. – Senator Tony Avella to hold a press conference with College Point Senior Center Director Betty Farone and residents to announce allocation of funding to keep the center open. 23-38 College Point Blvd.

• Flushing - 2:15 p.m. - One Night in Frogtown theatrical performance. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Flushing Blvd.

• Woodside - 3 p.m. - Eco Jewelers workshop. Queens Library-Woodside Branch, 54-22 Skillman Ave.

• New Hyde Park - 6:30 p.m. - Hearing Loss Association of America Meeting. LIJ Hearing & Loss Center, 270-05 76th Ave.

• Richmond Hill - 7 p.m. - 102nd Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting. Richmond Hill Library, 118-14 Hillside Ave.

• Astoria - 7 p.m. - Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting. 45-02 Ditmars Blvd. LL Suite 125.

• Jackson Heights - 7 p.m. - 115th Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting. 92-15 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing - 8 p.m. - Ron Carter Quartet performance. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

MORNING BUZZ (4/14): Cops kill armed man in Astoria, Queens man wins sex harass lawsuit & Monday events

Queens Daily News Ticker

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

Monday, April 14

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 71.

Top Stories
• Kansas police have arrested a suspect connected with two separate fatal shootings at a Jewish community center.

• Several Ukrainian officers were injured and at least one was killed while confronting pro-Russian militants.

• Bubba Watson won his second green jacket in just three years at the Masters Tournament yesterday.

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Queens News
• A homeless man uncovered two plastic bags containing body parts near the LIRR tracksin Elmhurst.

• Police killed a shotgun-wielding 85-year-old man who said he killed his daughter and dog in Astoria.

• A Queens man won $40,000 in a sexual harassment lawsuit against his female boss, saying sex was part of the job.

• State Senator Tony Avella is introducing a library reform bill that prevents executives earning more than $150,000 from generating a separate income.

Entertainment
• Check out the full list of winners and nominees from the 2014 MTV Movie Awards last night.

• Weekend Box Office
1) Captain America: The Winter Soldier - $41.4 million

2) Rio 2 – $39 million

3) Oculus – $12 million

4) Draft Day - $9.75 million

Opinion
• See why Rep. Al Franken is opposed to a Comcast takeover of Time Warner Cable.

• The NY Post says colleges aren’t just holding back athletes from getting a well-rounded education.

Scoreboard
• Islanders tied it up late in the 3rd and pulled out a 4–3 shootout win against Buffalo to end their season last night. Watch the recap here.

• Rangers lost 1–0 against the Canadians in overtime on Saturday. Watch the recap here.New York hosts Philadelphia for their first game of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday at 7 p.m.

• Nets took home a 97–88 win against the Orlando Magic last night. Watch the recap here. Brooklyn hosts their Manhattan rivals tomorrow night at 8 p.m.

• One day after playoff elimination, the Knicks topped the Bulls 100–89 last night. Watch the recap here.

• Mets were dominated 14–2 against the Angels yesterday. Watch the recap here. Wheeler gets the nod against the Diamondbacks tonight at 9:40 p.m.

• Yankees take the 3–2 series win against Boston last night. Watch the recap here. Tanaka looks for his second win as the Pinstripes play Chicago tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m.

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London Lennies – Crawfish Lovers….Come and Get It! Crawfest 2014 coming April 28th!! London Lennies  63-38 Woodhaven Blvd, Rego Park 718-891-8084www.londonlennies.com

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Real Estate
• Latest news  – The time to buy is now. Recent reports show Queens housing prices have jumped more than 10 percent in the last year.
• For sale – Middle Village North - Two-family brick, 22-foot-wide, six-room duplex for owner, three-room walk-in, private driveway, yard, short walk to subway, move-in condition. Asking $688,000.
Lou Pastorini

• For sale – Kew Gardens - Bright & spacious, two-bedroom, one-bathroom duplex co-op in private Parkway Village community. Excellent living/dining area, hardwood floors throughout and high,-coffered ceiling. Plenty of closet space and an attic for additional storage. Parking spaces available, pets welcomed. More views available on YouTube. Asking $185,000. 
Century 21

• Sold – Four-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 2,106-square-foot home at 30-16 69th Street in Woodside for $730,000.

Help Wanted
• Delivery person for Laundry Supplies in NY & LI, vehicle provided, clean CDL (Type C OK), Hazmat Cert. Pref. F/T M-F. Some inside work and heavy lifting. Call (718) 429-1700.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Police and EMS responded to a shooting at Beach 69th Street and Bayfield Avenue in Rockaway early Sunday morning.

• Police arrested two suspects connected to a shooting at Beach 69th Street and Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway late Friday night.

Events• Springfield Gardens - 10 a.m. - Councilman Donovan Richards, DOT and community leaders celebrate a newly installed four-way stop sign. 181st Street & 145th Drive.

• Rockaway Beach - 11 a.m. - Funeral for NYPD Officer Denis Guerra. St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 120 Beach 84th St.

• Long Island City - 7 p.m. - Screening of Passive House Revolution. Coffeed, 37-18 Northern Blvd.

• Rego Park - 7:30 p.m. - Passover Seder with Rabbi Samuel Maldenbaum. Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.

• Sunnyside - 8 p.m. - Celebrate a traditional Passover Seder. Young Israel of Sunnyside, 43-01A 46th St.

MORNING BUZZ (4/11): UPS rehires 250, Best Buy worker finds child porn & Weekend events

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

Friday, April 11

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 64 and a 70 percent chance of precipitation.

Top Stories
• NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says Russia is ready for combat.

• Republicans have renewed their fight against ObamaCare in the wake of Sebelius’ resignation.

• Who throws a shoe, anyway? Hilary Clinton was left wondering if she was speaking at the circus in Las Vegas last night.

• An ancient, papyrus, business card-sized document that mentions Jesus’ wife is verified as ancient by scientists, appears to be authentic.

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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Sun Apr 13th 10AM-1:30PM All you can eat Juice, Pancakes, Sausage, Beverage! Sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Forest Hills. $5.00 Our Lady of Mercy Church Lower Hall 7001 Kessel Street, Forest Hills

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Queens News
• UPS has re-hired 250 workers who were fired for standing in support of a fellow employee.

• A Best Buy worker who was performing routine repairs on a customer laptop found child porn and helped bust a perv.

• A young female threw coffee at a 53-year-old woman and punched her in the face on the F train on Wednesday.

• PS 85 students’ education may be suffering due to the noise of passing trains outside the school’s windows.

Entertainment
• Barclays Center hosted an emotional Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night.

• Nice try: Rolling Stone’s cover image of Julia Louis-Dreyfus features a flawed Constitution.

Opinion
• amNY says de Blasio needs to get real.

• New York Post’s e-board is hopeful that Cuomo’s abandonment of the Moreland Commission investigation will cause it to go federal.

Scoreboard
• After beating out the Braves last night 6-4, the Mets will battle the LA Angels at 7 p.m.tonight in California.

• Yankees continue their series against the Boston Red Sox tonight at 7:05 p.m. following a 4-1 loss yesterday.

• Nets will host the Atlanta Hawks in a 7 p.m. game tonight following a 115-111 loss to Orlando’s Magic.

• Knicks travel to Ontario tonight to face the Toronto Raptors at 7 p.m. following a 102-91 loss to Miami Heat.

• Rangers will head to Quebec tomorrow to face the Montreal Canadiens after rattling the Buffalo Sabres last night in a 2-1 win.

• Islanders will go to Jersey to face the Devils tonight at 7:30 p.m. after a 2-0 shutout against the Montreal Canadiens yesterday.

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St. Stan’s Mother’s Club & Boyscout Troop 312 Sun Apr 13th (Following 9:30 Mass) Will be hosting a Spring Flea Market & Bake Sale. 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth

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Real Estate
• Latest news - Foreigners and wood-be Brooklynites are flocking to Queens and heating up the market.

• For sale – Kew Gardens - Large, one-bedroom coop, modern kitchen and bath, oak wood floors, lots of closet space, short walk to subway and LIRR. Asking $164,000. Call Lou Pastorini at (718) 326-3900.
Coldwell Banker Phillips
• For sale – Maspeth Plateau - One-bedroom condo, move-in condition, terrace, garage included, storage. Low common charges, $245/month includes heat, hot water and cooking gas. Asking $298,000. Call Lou Pastorini at (718) 326-3900.
Coldwell Banker Phillips

• Sold - Woodside – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,106 sq. ft. home at 3016 69th St. sold for $730,000

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• The art critics at the NY Times have released a gallery guide.

• The New York Philharmonic has announced the launch of its inaugural season of a new, city-wide series to explore contemporary and modern compositions.
Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A – Kew Gardens - Village Diner
Grade: B – Sunnyside - Ten Full
Grade: C – Flushing - Roosevelt Sports Bar

 

Events
• Glendale - 11 a.m. - Ribbon-cutting ceremony for new business. L&A Delicatessan, 79-15 Myrtle Ave.

• Flushing - 11 a.m. - Queens Library dedicates new self-serve kiosks. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

• Flushing - 1 p.m. - Elected officials recognize Linden Towers Co-Op #4 for energy savings. Management Office, 29-09 137th St.

• Kew Gardens - 5 p.m. - Korean American Family Service Center hosts anti-sexual assault rally. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Astoria - 6:30 p.m. - Queens Council on the Arts presents The Art of Ghost Dumplings. 37-11 35th Ave.

• LIC - 8 p.m. - A farewell extravaganza for the HoloCenter. Clock Tower, 29-27 41st Ave.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
• Flushing - 8 a.m. Start - Spartan Race. Citi Field.

• Flushing - 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. - New York Cares Day. Volunteers should meet at Unisphere. Flushing Meadows Corona Park

• Woodhaven - 10 a.m. - W.O.R.K.S. Little League Parade. 92nd St. & Jamaica Ave.

• LIC - 11 a.m. - Slow Art Day. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd.

• Bayside - 11 a.m. - Doggie Boot Camp. Crocheron Park.

• Flushing - 1:30 p.m. - Northeast Queens Family Easter Egg Hunt. Bowne Park, 155th St. at Bayside Ave.

• Bayside - 8 p.m. - The New York Tenors performance. Queens Performing Arts Center at QCC, 222-05 56th Ave.

SUNDAY

• Maspeth - 9 a.m. - Spring Flea Market and Craft Fair. St. Stanislaus Kostka, 61-17 Grand Ave.

• Bayside - 2 p.m. - For the Explorer Live! The Pirate Adventure. Queens Performing Arts Center at QCC, 222-05 56th Ave.

• Flushing - 2:30 p.m. - Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Anniversary Lecture. Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave.

• LIC - 3 p.m. - Second Sundays. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd

MORNING BUZZ (4/10): Girl spat on and called a terrorist on Q88, Ridgewood pegged as new hipster haven & Thursday events

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

Thursday, April 10

Weather
• Clear skies with a high of 61.

Top Stories
• A new inspector general report says the Russian government withheld information that may have helped the FBI prevent the attack.

• Former Christie aids won’t have to turn over emails that could prove to be self-incriminating, says Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson.

• In his 100 day speech, Mayor de Blasio will discuss affordable housing, wage and benefit increases, and expansion of broadband services to NYC’s “most neglected neighborhoods.”

• A Pakistani 9-year-old charged with premeditated murder has gone into hiding.

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Family Fun Day Sat Apr 12th 11AM-2PM Bring your camera for Photos with the Bunny, games, balloon twister, face painting and more! All Activities are FREE! Rego Center 61-35 Junction Blvd & Queens Blvd, Rego Park

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Queens News
• A developmentally disabled Queens man has been missing since Monday after leaving Mount Sinai Hospital in East Harlem.

• Owning up: A new Jackson Heights cleaning cooperative puts the workers in charge.

• A 15-year-old Muslim girl was spat on and called a terrorist while ridng the Q88 bus through Kew Gardens.

Entertainment
• Dropping the Mic: Glee star Naya Rivera and Big Sean are calling off their engagement

• Scarlett Johansen shares her takeaways from a failed marriage with Ryan Reynolds.

Opinion
• Boro taxis need some fine tuning before full rollout, but the program is working, says amNY.

• The NY Times says there should be such thing as free lunch.

Scoreboard
• Mets continue their series against the Atlanta Braves away at 7:10 p.m. following a 3-4 loss last night.

• Yankees to face the Boston Red Sox at 7:10 p.m. in a home game following a 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles yesterday.

• Nets to face the Atlanta Hawks tomorrow night at home following a 115-111 loss against the Orlando Magic.

• Knicks will travel to Ontario to face the Toronto Raptors tomorrow night after a 102-99 loss against the Miami Heat.

• Rangers will battle the Buffalo Sabres at home tonight coming off a 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes.

• Islanders are on their way to Quebec to face the Montreal Canadiens after a 4-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

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Spring Shopping 2014 – Sat. Apr 12th 1-4PM Have your kids picture taken FREE with the Spring Bunny. Free giveaways and other activities. All Courtesy of the Woodhaven Business Improvement District. Forest Parkway and Jamaica Avenue, Woodhaven.

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Real Estate
• Latest news - Affordable rents and the arrival of a hip new Vietnamese restaurant are leading many to believe Ridgewood is the next big thing for creatives.

• For sale – Kew Gardens - Large, one-bedroom coop, modern kitchen and bath, oak wood floors, lots of closet space, short walk to subway and LIRR. Asking $164,000. Call Lou Pastorini at (718) 326-3900.
Coldwell Banker Phillips
• For sale – Maspeth Plateau - One-bedroom condo, move-in condition, terrace, garage included, storage. Low common charges, $245/month includes heat, hot water and cooking gas. Asking $298,000. Call Lou Pastorini at (718) 326-3900.
Coldwell Banker Phillips

• Sold - Woodside – A four-bedroom, 2 /12-bathroom, 4,067 sq. ft. detached two-unit home at 3016 69th St. sold for $730,000. 

Help Wanted
• Full- or part-time driver needed. Seeking responsible individual with a clean license. Call(718) 326-7234.

Family/Parenting
• Parenting in rough seas: A sailboating couple who lost control of their craft while crossing the Pacific is taking heat for bringing their infant daughters on the trip.

• Kate Middleton and Prince Harry are in the crosshairs for their forward-facing ways.

Events

• Forest Hills - 11 a.m. - Elected officials attend donation of one ton of kosher food toQueens Jewish Community Council. Stop & Shop, 89-89 Union Turnpike

• Jamaica Bay Park - 3 p.m. - New York Knicks legends team up with MillionTreesNYC to plant 1,500 trees. Point Breeze Pl. & Dunbar St.

• Jamaica - 6 p.m. - Senator Malcolm Smith holds a town hall meeting on the state budget and transportation issues. 

• Astoria - 6 p.m. - Launch party for co-working space Create NY Space. Museum of the Moving Image, 35-18 37th St.

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

• Middle Village - 7:30 p.m. - Our Lady of Hope School Drama Club presents Disney’sBeauty and the Beast. Our Lady of Hope Auditorium, 61-21 71st St.

• Glendale - 8 p.m. - 104COP/G-COP general membership meeting. St. Pancras School, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

MORNING BUZZ (4/9): UPS will to talk to Teamsters, Photo released for check thief & Wednesday events

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

Wednesday, April 9

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 59.

Top Stories
• South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius broke down on the witness stand as he faces cross-examination for the killing of his girlfriend today.

• Unless they leave government buildings, Ukraine’s new interior minister vows to use force against pro-Russian protestors.

• New data shows that many doctors have been racking up millions of dollars in Medicare payouts.

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Boy Scouts Soap Box Derby Sat, Apr 12th 12:00PM 20 to 30 home made soap boxes racing and showing off.  PS 144 93-02 69th Avenue, Forest Hills.

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Queens News
• Court begins on June 2 after a federal judge rejected Sen. Malcolm Smith’s bid to delayhis fraud and bribery trial.

• A state assemblyman says his bus advertisement request to deport a Queens man suspected of Nazi war crimes were blocked.

• Police released an image of a man they say has been stealing checks from residential mailboxes in Forest Hills.

• UPS will meet with members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in response to a massive staffing cuts last month.

Entertainment
• World Wrestling star Ultimate Warrior is dead at 54.

• NBC is turning to viewers for ideas on their next sitcom series.

Opinion
• The New York Observer chimes in on Ferry problems.

• Rather than ignoring questions surrounding the release of Bishop Findlayter, amNY says de Blasio should address them.

Scoreboard
• Brooklyn completed a season sweep of the Heat with a 88-87 victory in Miami last night. The Nets head to Orlando tonight for a 7 p.m. meeting with the Magic.

• The Yankees were drubbed by the Orioles yesterday afternoon, 14-5. They have a rubber game against Baltimore tonight at 7:05 p.m. in the Bronx.

• The Mets spoiled the Braves’ home opener with a 4-0 shutout yesterday. They’ll be in Atlanta again tonight. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.

• The Islanders fell to the Ottawa Senators, 4-1. The now head to Montreal for a matchup with the Canadiens tomorrow evening.

• The Rangers topped the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1, at The Garden last night. New York will take on the Sabres in Buffalo tomorrow.

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Beauty & The Beast Wed. Apr 9th & Thurs. Apr 10th @ 7:30PM OLH Drama Club Presents “Beauty & The Beast”. $10 Adults/ $5 Students (14 & under). Our Lady of Hope 61-21 71st Street, Middle Village 718-458-3535
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Real Estate
• Latest news - Plans for a 2,500-square-foot rooftop dining space is the first of its kind proposed in Bayside.

• For sale – Kew Gardens – One-bedroom, one full-bath, 900-square-foot prewar apartment. Asking $199,777.

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• For sale – Jamaica – Four-bedroom, two full-bathroom, single family home. Asking $375,000.Crifasi Real Estate
• Sold - Two-bedroom, one-bath, 1,000-square-foot co-op apartment at 8375 Woodhaven Boulevard in Woodhaven for $155,000.

Employment
• Delivery Person needed - Full-time, Mon. to Fri. – Laundry supplies in NYC & LI; vehicle provided. Must have clean CDL (Type C okay). Ideal candidate is Hazmat Certified. Some inside work and heavy lifting. Call 718-429-1700

Health Awareness
• The World Health Organization says they want a concerted effort to drive down the cost of Hep C medication

• A promising new breakthrough in spinal chord surgery could help paralyzed patients. 

Events
• Bayside - Noon - Performance by Jennifer Gliere, soprano, and Steven Dahlke, baritone. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.

• Elmhurst - 2:30 - Councilman Daniel Dromm and the NYC Board of Elections  announce the reopening of polling sites. Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st St.

• Kew Gardens - 4 p.m. - Borough President Melinda Katz hosts tax lien assistance session. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens blvd.

• St. Albans - 6 p.m. - Reading, parenting workshops and crafts at Reading ROCKS! Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd.

• Astoria - 6 p.m. - Learn how to cultivate relationships with individual donors. Queens Council on the Arts. 37-11 35th St.

• Flushing - 7:30 p.m. - 109th Precinct Community Council Meeting. 37-05 Union St.

• Middle Village - 7:30 p.m. - Our Lady of Hope School Drama Club presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Our Lady of Hope Auditorium, 61-21 71st St.

• Hollis - 7:30 p.m. - Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting. 197-15 Hillside Ave.

• Glendale - 7:30 p.m. - Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. 61-23 Myrtle Ave.

• Forest Hills - 7:45 p.m. - Community Board 6 Monthly Meeting. 104-01 Metropolitan Ave.

• LIC - 8 p.m. - Chocolate Factory Theater presents Forested. $15. 5-49 49th St.

• Ozone Park - 8 p.m. - 106th Precinct Community Council Meeting. 103-53 101st St.

MORNING BUZZ (4/8): Pedophile pleads guilty, Prolific graffiti tagger nabbed & Tuesday events

20 top news items, 8:30 a.m. every day. 3 minutes & you’re a star at the water cooler.
 
 Tuesday, April 8

Weather
• Showers with a high of 64.

Top Stories
• Russia’s foreign ministry warns that forceful dislodging of pro-Kremlin separatists could lead to a Ukrainian civil war.

• Former Olympic Oscar Pistorius apologizes to Reeva Steenkamp’s family in court testimony, says he was “besotted” with her.

• The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to renew long-term unemployment benefits.

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Queens Taste 2014  Apr 29th 6-9PM  The Queens Economic Development Corporationand lead sponsor Fairway Market invite you to Queens Taste 2014, the borough’s premiere networking and culinary event. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Rob MacKay at rmackay@queensny.org.  Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel 135-20 39th  Avenue, Flushing.  www.itsinqueens.com/queenstaste

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Queens News
• Cops have nabbed a prolific graffiti vandal responsible for defacement of more than 30 sites across Queens.

• A memorial service was held last night for the four victims who died when their friend’s vehicle plunged into Newtown Creek.

• A Queens man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two 7-year-old girls in South Ozone Park last year.

Entertainment
• Game of Thrones season opener drew so many viewers that it crashed HBO’s app.

• Director Richard Donner confirms that a sequel to The Goonies is in the works.

Opinion
• What’s wrong with a healthy dose of rivalry between the FDNY and the NYPD?According to amNY, nothing.

• The Post wonders when women can start celebrating their victories instead of being characterized as victims of inequality.

Scoreboard
• USA today says the Uconn upset is “almost impossible to believe.”

• Mets will face the Atlanta Braves tonight at 7:10 p.m. away following a 2-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds Sunday.

• Yankees continue their series against the Baltimore Orioles in a home game at 1:05 p.m. today following a 2-4 win yesterday.

• Nets face the Miami Heat today at 8 p.m. away following a 105-101 win against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.

• Islanders face the Ottawa Senators tonight at 7 p.m. in a home game following a 0-4 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets Sunday.

• Rangers face the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m. in a home game following a 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

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Real Estate
• Latest News – There is a turf war in progress among independent real estate brokers in the five boroughs.

• For sale – Queens Village – Four-bedroom, two full-bath, single-family home with a finished basement built in 1935. Asking $265,000.
Crifasi Real Estate
• For sale – Auburndale - Four-bedroom, two full-bath, 1,884-square-foot, two story multi-family home and a two car garage. Asking $749,000.
Crifasi Real Estate 

• Sold - Woodhaven - A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000 sq. ft. apartment at 8375 Woodhaven Blvd. sold for $155,000.

Technology
• Microsoft will stop providing support to Windows XP users today.

• Reviews are in on one of the most highly anticipated smart phones of the year.

Events
• Whitestone - 1 p.m. - Senator Tony Avella joins the Greater Whitestone Taxpayers and Civic Association to announce funding for the GWTCA. Whitestone Armory, 150-74 6th Ave.

• Rockaway Beach - 2:30 p.m. - Elected officials and community members gather to announce completed installation of security cameras in the Hammels Houses. Beach 86th St. and Rockaway Beach Blvd.

• Richmond Hill - 6:30 p.m. - Elected officials to attend a press conference discussing the Richmond Hill High School Annex. Richmond Hill HS Auditorium, 89-30 114th St.

• Far Rockaway - 7 p.m. - Community Board 14 Monthly Meeting. 1931 Mott Ave.

• Corona - 7 p.m. - Community Board 4 Monthly Meeting. 46-11 104th St.

• Kew Gardens - 7:45 p.m. - Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., room 310A.

• LIC - 8 p.m. - Launch of Titanic: Window on Emigration exhibit. New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave.

MORNING BUZZ (4/7): Second car plunges into water in Queens, Finkelpearl to join de Blasio admin & Monday events

Queens Daily News Ticker

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

Monday, April 7

Weather

• Mostly cloudy with a high of 52. Rain developing late in the day.
Top Stories
• A Russian soldier shot and killed a Ukrainian military officer following an altercation near an air base in Crimea yesterday.

• Investigators have one of their most promising leads in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

• Legendary 1930s actor Mickey Rooney died at 93 in his California home yesterday.

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Queens News
• When will they learn? Three Queens pols arrested on corruption last year continued to apply for state-funded travel expenses.

• A second car carrying a group of friends swerved into the water just hours after four were killed in a nearby Astoria creek.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio selected Queens Museum head Tom Finkelpearl as the next commissioner of Cultural Affairs.

• A 44-year-old Resorts World Casino employee has filed a lawsuit after a roulette machine fell on her head.

Entertainment
• Family and friends of late rocker Kurt Cobain remember his life and reflect 20 years later.

• Weekend Box Office
1) Captain America: The Winter Soldier - $96.2 million

2) Noah - $17 million

3) Divergent - $13 million

4) God’s Not Dead - $7.7 million

Opinion
• Get over it! NY Post says liberals should recognize First Amendment protections in the recent limitless campaign donations ruling.

• The NY Times says the mayor should focus on improving mental health behind bars and ensuring mental stability prior to release.

Scoreboard
• Islanders snap a seven-game point streak following a 4–0 loss against the Blue Jackets last night. Watch the recap here. They play the Senators tomorrow night at 7 p.m.

• Rangers look to keep their playoff hopes alive as they face off against the Carolina Hurricanes tomorrow night at 7 p.m.

• Knicks lose a much-needed game, 102–91 against top-seeded Miami yesterday. Watch the recap here.

• Nets try their luck with LeBron and the Heat tomorrow night at 8 p.m.

• Yankees win 6–4 over the Blue Jays as Jeter knocks his way into eighth place on the all-time hits list. Watch the recap here. New York hosts the Orioles for their home opener thisafternoon at 1:05 p.m.

• Mets lose 2–1 to the Reds at Citi Field last night. Watch the recap here. They travel to Atlanta for the Braves home opener tomorrow night at 7:10 p.m.

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Real Estate

• Latest news - So Bushwick is too snobby? Find out which Queens neighborhood might emerge as the “next big thing.”

• For sale – Queens Village – Four-bedroom, two full-bath, single-family home with a finished basement built in 1935. Asking $265,000.
Crifasi Real Estate
• For sale – Auburndale - Four-bedroom, two full-bath, 1,884-square-foot, two story multi-family home and a two car garage. Asking $749,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold - Two-bedroom, one-bath, 1,440-square-foot duplex at 2031 28th Street in Long Island City for $560,000.

Employment
• Delivery Person needed - Full-time, Mon. to Fri. – Laundry supplies in NYC & LI; vehicle provided. Must have clean CDL (Type C okay). Ideal candidate is Hazmat Certified. Some inside work and heavy lifting. Call 718-429-1700

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Police and EMS respond to a reported stabbing on Jamaica Avenue and 131st Street near Briarwood on Sunday.

• Police are looking for a missing woman last seen wearing a red jacket and blue sneakers on the 600 block of Cooper Avenue in Glendale. 

Events
• Maspeth - 9 a.m. - Regents Review Classes covering a wide variety of subjects at $80 per course. Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd St.

• Flushing - Noon - New York Meets Istanbul art exhibit of the charcoal works of Malikseh Soyturk. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing - 2 p.m. - Mayor de Blasio makes a special personnel announcement. Queens Museum, Main Lobby, Perimeter Rd. near United Nations Ave. N.

•  Flushing - 5 p.m. - Canadian Club Whiskey Tasting with Master Ambassador Dan Tullio. Leiser’s Liquors, 41-30 162nd St.

•  Flushing - 6 p.m. - Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• Long Island City - 6 p.m. - Closing day of 2014 YoungArts New York’s Visual Arts, Photography and Design Exhibition. YoungArts, 22-25 Jackson Ave.

• Long Island City - 7 p.m. - Lecture and Exhibit: The 1964-65 World’s Fair discussion led by Rosalie Kenny

• Bayside - 7:30 p.m. - Community Board 11 Meeting. MS 158, 46-35 Oceania St.

• Ridgewood - 8 p.m. - Krooner’s Karaoke. Queens Tavern, 68-69 Fresh Pond Rd.

MORNING BUZZ (4/4): Library won’t shelf Galante, Boy who shot sister pleads guilty & Weekend events.

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

Friday, April 4

Weather
• Rain throughout the day with a high of 46.

Top Stories
• In the wake of SPC Ivan Lopez’s shooting rampage at Fort Hood, investigative focus turns to the soldier’s mental instability.

• Mozilla top exec finds consumers to be intolerant of his intolerance.

• Low-tech, MacGyver-like drones thought to be North Korean seen flying over the ROK.

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Queens News
• The South Jamaica boy who shot his sister by accident has entered a guilty plea in court.

• Robbers impersonating cops have been caught on camera.

• Queens Library board votes not to suspend Thomas Galante despite legislative backlash.

• At just under 2.3 million, the population of Queens has risen by around 3 percent, or 65,000 people, since the 2010 Census.

Entertainment
• After 30 years in late night TV, David Letterman has announced he will retire when his contract ends in 2015.

• Guess who’s trending? This Hollywood A-lister tried to arrange a hotel hookup with a 17-year-old girl on Instagram.

Opinion
• Don’t be fooled “young people.” The NY Post thinks President Barack Obama is nothing more than a showboating slapstick comic.

• Who really benefits from the Supreme Court’s latest campaign finance ruling? The NY Times says the result may be startling.

Scoreboard
• Mets to play the Cincinnati Reds today at 7:10 p.m. following an 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.

• Yankees to face the Toronto Blue Jays today at 7:07 p.m. following a 4-2 win again the Houston Astros.

• Nets face the Detroit Pistons tonight at 7:30 p.m. after beating the Knicks.

• Knicks to battle the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m. tonight after a loss to the Nets.

• Islanders to face the Washington Capitals tomorrow at 5 p.m. after a Wednesday win against the Ottawa Senators.

• Rangers play the Ottawa Senators tomorrow night at 7 p.m. following a 3 – 2 overtime loss against the Avalanche last night.

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The Forest Park Carousel, located on Forest Park Drive, off Woodhaven Blvd, willreopen March 29th, and will be open during the week of Spring Recess, starting Mon, Apr 21st to Fri, Apr 25th . http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/forestpark/highlights/12049

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Real Estate
• Latest news – A recently-filed class action lawsuit challenges the property tax infrastructure in New York City.

• For sale – Middle Village North - Two-family brick on 60×102 lot. Walk to park, schools, express bus. Gas heat. $808,000.
Lou Pastorini.

• For sale – Upper Glendale - Two-family brick. Semi-detached, Six rooms over five rooms plus full finished basement. Driveway, yard. House is 52 ft. long. $598,000.
Lou Pastorini.

• Sold – A two bedroom, one bathroom, 1,440 sq. ft. home at 2031 28th St. in Long Island City sold for $560,000. 

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• Astoria is now home to NYC’s first arts district.

• A revamped issue of Christopher Makos’ White Trash photo exhibition dedicated to Lou Reed features no pictures of the late singer.
Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A – Ridgewood - Burek’s Pizza
Grade: B – Sunnyside - Ten Full
Grade: C – Forest Hills – Fresh to You

 

Events
• Richmond Hill - 9 a.m. - Spring Rummage Sale. The United Methodist Church of Richmond Hill, 112-14 107th Ave.

• Astoria - 11 a.m. - CM Constantanides discuss bringing the Doe Fund to Astoria. 31st St. and Ditmars Blvd.

• Rockaway - Noon - Senator James Sanders and CM Donovan Richards hold press conference to announce new security cameras at Hammels Houses.

• Rockaway Park - Noon - Grand re-opening of Key Food,  87-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

• Bayside - 1 p.m. - Senator Tony Avella to present the Bayside Historical Society with a state resolution to honor the organization for its 50th anniversary. BHS, 208 Totten Ave.

• Long Island City - 3 p.m. – Friday Afternoon Flix presents, “Captain Phillips.” Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway.

• LaGuardia - 3:30 p.m. - PA Letitia James to attend SEIU32 BJ airport worker rally. 97th St. and Ditmars Blvd.

• Astoria - 4 p.m. - Green Comic Workshop. Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway.

• East Elmhurst - 4 p.m. - Graffiti workshop with artist D. Cross. East Elmhurst Library, 95-06 Astoria Blvd.

• Richmond Hill - 5:30 p.m. - Cardio Sculpt & Dance workout. Richmond Hill Library, 118-14 Hillside Ave.

• Flushing - 6:30 p.m. - Garden Gala, a 91st-anniversary celebration of the Jackson Heights-based Garden School. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

• Astoria - 7 p.m. - Queens Artists Slam featuring young artists sharing new works and works-in-progress. Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35th Ave.

• Astoria - 7 p.m. - “Unit 7″ film screening as part of the Panorama Europe series. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave.

• Forest Hills - 7:30 p.m. - The Gingerbread Players present Sandy Wilson’s The Boyfriend, a play. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 85 Greenway S.

• Bayside - 8 p.m. - Opening night performance of The Gemini Killer followed by a dessert party. The Colonial Church of Bayside, 54-02 217 St.

Weekend Events
• SAT Glendale - 9 a.m. - Annual Redeemer’s Youth Group Pancake Breakfast. Redeemer Lutheran School, 69-26 Cooper Ave.

• SAT Middle Village - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Our Lady of Hope Spring Flea Market. Take a picture with the EASTER Bunny 11-2.  61-21 71st Street, Middle Village.

• SAT Flushing - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Kick-off for special exhibit “Taiwan: A World of Orchids.” Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• SAT Long Island City - 10 a.m. - Wake Up for Spring, a day-long wellness event. The Presbyterian Church of Astoria, 23-35 Broadway, suite 3.

• SAT Long Island City - 10 a.m. - Season opening of LIC Flea & Food marketplace. 5-25 46th Ave.

• SAT Floral Park - 11 a.m. Children’s Carnival. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.

• SAT Astoria - Noon - CM Jimmy Van Bramer hosts a Women’s History Month awards ceremony at his district office. 47-01 Queens Blvd.

• SAT Flushing - 2 p.m. - A multimedia musical based on Emmy-winning author/composer Phillip Pelletier’s audiobook One Night in Frogtown. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• SAT Astoria - 2 p.m. - Panorama Europe continues with a screening of the film “Domestic Life.” Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• SAT Bayside - 3 p.m. - Grammy-winning band The Manhattan Transfer to perform. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.

• SAT Ridgewood - 5 p.m. - Wine Tasting Event. $40. Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.

• SUN Forest Park - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Community Recycling Day hosted by State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike Miller. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Dr.

• SUN Maspeth - 11 a.m. - Maspeth Federal Savings Bank Car Show. MFS parking lot, 56-05 69th St.

• SUN Ridgewood - 11 a.m. - Ridgewood Market re-opens for one year anniversary. Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave.

• SUN Floral Park - 11 a.m. - Children’s Carnival. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.

• SUN Middle Village - Noon - Salvatore La Gumina: Long Island Italian Americans, History, Heritage & Tradition. Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• SUN Flushing - 12:30 p.m. - Russian Festival 2014. Queens Library, 41-17 Main St.

• SUN Maspeth - 3 p.m. - Ceremony to rename street “Pope John Paul II Way.” 56th Rd. & 61st St.

• SUN Forest Hills - 7 p.m. - American Legion Continental Post hosts monthly meeting for vets and family members. VFW Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.

• SUN Elmhurst - 8 p.m. – Friday night dances. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.

• SUN Douglaston - 8 p.m. - Artist demonstration with Juvenal Reis. National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy.

• SUN Forest Hills - 9:30 p.m. - Live music with screening of “Stage Coach.” The Flying Pig, 70-28 Austin St.

MORNING BUZZ (4/3): UPS fires 250 in Maspeth, Apartment verges on collapse in Fresh Meadows & Thursday events.

Thursday, April 3

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 57.

Top Stories
• A gunman at Ft. Hood killed three and injured 16 before ending his own life.

• US Supreme Court strikes down Political Donation limits.

• According to experts, strict compliance to building codes saved many lives during the magnitude 8.2 earthquake off the coast of Chile.

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Isabella’s Spring is Here and We’re Open! Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies, Floats, Ice Cream Cakes, Egg Creams, Super Pretzels, Ices & More! 55-03 69th Street, Maspeth 718-205-4237

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Queens News
• A UPS facility in Maspeth fired 250 workers after they protested the dismissal of a colleague who was hit by a car on the job.

• Police are searching for a team of law enforcement-impersonating robbers who are terrorizing Queens salons.

Entertainment
• House of Cards scores a Peabody Award for Netflix.

• Rza confirms that Wu-Tang Clan was offered $5 million for the one-of-a-kind printing of their upcoming double album.

Opinion
• NY Times analyzes Supreme Court decision to eliminate campaign finance caps.

• The New York Post attacks Mayor de Blasio’s plan to force Verizon to make its high-speed internet services affordable.

Scoreboard
• Mets face the Washington Cardinals today at 1:10 p.m. following two losses in their first series of the season.

• Yankees face the Houston Astros today at 8:10 p.m. following two losses in their first series of the season.

• Knicks will face the Washington Wizards tomorrow after a 110-81 win against the Nets.

• Nets face the Detroit Pistons tomorrow after suffering a loss at the hands of the Knicks.

• Rangers face the Colorado Avalanche tonight at 9 p.m. after defeating the Vancouver Canucks 3-1.

• Islanders will face the Washington Capitals on Saturday following a 2-1 win against the Ottawa Senators.

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London Lennies – Crawfish Lovers….Come and Get It! Crawfest 2014 coming April 28th!! London Lennie’s  63-38 Woodhaven Blvd, Rego Park 718-891-8084www.londonlennies.com

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Ariel Property Investors arranges for a $10 million development sale in Long Island City.

• For sale – Middle Village North - Two-family brick, 22 ft. wide. Six-room duplex for owner, with separate three-room walk-in. Private driveway, yard. Short walk from train. Move-in condition. $688,000.
Lou Pastorini.
• For sale – Jamaica - Detached one-family on a 40×100 lot. Three bedrooms, private driveway, finished basement with bath. Short walk to trains, schools and shopping. $349,000.
Lou Pastorini.

• Sold - Jamaica - A three bedroom, two bathroom, 1,280 sq. ft. home at 20020 115th Ave. sold for $335,000.

Family/Parenting
• Five myths of parenting are put to the test and found wanting, according toAdvocate.com.

• While it is generally accepted that kids today are spoiled, this may not be the case, says author Alfie Kohn.

 

Events
• Kew Gardens - 10 a.m. – Elected officials announce a Queens Library reform bill. Queens Borough Hall.

• Long Island City - Noon – New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito encourage New Yorkers to take advantage of the city’s free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites. 12-15 40th Avenue.

• Bayside - 2 p.m. – Elected officials announce state funding for NE Queens bus study. State Senator Avella’s District Office, 38-50 Bell Blvd.

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

• Rockaway - 6 p.m. – Event to thank mayor for extending ferry service. Beach 108h St. & Beach Channel Dr.

• East Elmhurst - 6:30 p.m. – New Visions Democratic Club Dinner Dance. Bruno’s on the Boulevard, 88-25 Astoria Blvd.

• Astoria - 6:30 p.m. – Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and United Community Civic Association host annual Astoria town hall. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Woodside - 7 p.m. – Community Board 2 monthly meeting. 43-22 50th St.

• Jamaica - 7:30 pm – District 28 Community Education Council monthly meeting, 90-27 Sutphin Blvd.

• South Ozone Park - 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 10 monthly meeting. 115-01 Lefferts Blvd.

MORNING BUZZ (3/28): Barber stabs teen to death, Library head claims to work superhuman hours & Weekend events

Friday, March 28

Weather
• Showers with a high of 61.

Top Stories
• U.S. student loan debt has hit $1 trillion.

• A solitary, half-blind guard at 1 WTC was caught sleeping on the job.

• A Christian man was sentenced to death for Blasphemy in Pakistan.

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Casino Night – Fri. Mar 28th 7PM All proceeds support the Maspeth Lions & Maspeth Kiwanis charities. For tickets, contact: Michelle Masone @ 516-353-4239mmasone@mwpclaw.net or Joseph Papavero 718-651-3535 josephpapavero@gmail.comMartin Luther High School 60-02 Maspeth Avenue, Maspeth.

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Queens News
• A Laurelton barber allegedly stabbed a teen to death with scissors when the teen tried to collect on a $50 debt.

• In Ridgewood, a man and a woman died of gunshot wounds in their apartment, no weapon was found at the scene.

• Queens Library head Thomas Galante claims to have worked 30 hours per week while also logging twelve-hour days in service of the library.

Entertainment
• Wu-Tang Clan announces that they will sell only one copy of their newest album.

• James Franco denies having ever slept with Lindsey Lohan, despite a sex list she left behind at a hotel.

Opinion
• The New York Post warns against supporting Citi Bike with taxpayer bailouts.

• The Washington Times says taxi cartels are trying to run app alternatives off the road.

Scoreboard
• The Nets will face the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7:30 p.m. in a home game following their 116-111 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.

• The Knicks will face the Phoenix Suns away today at 10 p.m. after a 107-99 win against the Sacramento Kings Wednesday.

• The Islanders will face the New Jersey Devils tomorrow night at home following a 3-2 loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

• The Rangers will travel to Alberta to face the Calgary Flames today at 9 p.m. following a 3-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Spring Lawn Care Workshop Sun Mar 30th 1-4PM Introduction to natural lawn care. Learn how to maintain a healthy lawn without using artificial fertilizers or pesticides. $5 per person Registration required, contact: 718-539-5296 or compost@queensbotanical.org. Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main Street, Flushing

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Help Wanted
• Optical store with two locations: Middle Village and Mineola. Looking for PT/FT optical sales associate. Must have experience and be able to travel to both locations. Fax #: 718-746-2021. MineolaEyeCenter@gmail.com
Real Estate
• Latest news – The former home of The Villa Bianca restaurant is up for sale.

• For sale – Glendale - One family, three bedrooms, finished basement with bath, eat-in kitchen oak floors, gas heat, walk to schools and stores. $518,000.
Coldwell Banker Phillips.

• For sale – Upper Glendale - Detached one-family on 30×106 private lot, half bath on first floor, gas heat, finished basement, walk to best schools. $548,000.
Coldwell Banker Phillips.

• Sold - Long Island City - A 5 bedroom, three bathroom, 1,496 sq. ft. three-family handyman special at 1411 31st Ave. sold for $999,000

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• Restaurant grading process set for overhaul.

• A new arts district in Astoria opens today.
Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A - Howard Beach - Lenny’s Clam Bar
Grade: B – Astoria - Stop Deli
Grade: C – Flushing - Red Chopstick

 

 

Events

• Long Island City - 11 a.m. – NYHQ unveils new mobile asthma treatment center. Jacob Riis Neighborhood  Settlement, 10-25 41st Ave.

•  Inwood - 11 a.m. - Foundation for the Elderly celebrates grand opening of Rockaway Social Day Care Program. 146 Doughty Blvd.

• Flushing Meadows Corona Park - 11:30 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz holds press conference announcing  events marking the anniversaries of 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs. The Unisphere.

• Fresh Meadows - 1 p.m. – Ribbon-cutting ceremony for renovated library. 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway.

• Astoria - 1:30 p.m. – Elected officials convene to declare Astoria the first arts district of NYC. Kaufman Astoria Studios, 35th Ave. between 35th and 36th streets.

• Flushing Meadows Corona Park - 2 p.m. – An evening with Groucho, featuring award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante. Queens Theater, 14 United Nations Ave. S.

• Jackson Heights - 2:15 p.m. – Elected officials, NAACP George Gibson and Queens Pride’s Bill Meehan speak out against a comedy event involving “blackface.” 82-22 Northern Blvd.

• Long Island City - 3 p.m. – Rough Draft Festival. LPAC, 31-10 Thomson Ave.

• Jamaica - 4-5 p.m. – Queens girls for the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) Annual GirlSport Day, PAL’s Edward Byrne Center 116-25 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard.

• Jamaica - 6:30 p.m. – Senator James Sanders hosts Jamaica Education Town Hall Meeting. Calvary Baptist Church, 111-10 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard.

• Maspeth - 7 p.m. – Casino Night presented by the Maspeth Lions and the Kiwanis Club of Maspeth. Martin Luther High School, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.

Weekend Events
• SATURDAY - Jamaica- 9 p.m.- Disco Inferno Concert. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

• SATURDAY – Maspeth - 7 p.m. – Casino Night. Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.

• SATURDAY – Forest Hills Gardens - Queens Community House Spring Event. West Side Tennis Club, 1 Tennis Pl.

• SUNDAY – Glendale - 7 a.m. TO 12:30 p.m. – Glendale Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast. $5.  St. Pancras School, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

• SUNDAY – Glendale - 1:15 p.p. -  Grocery Bingo. Redeemer Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 69-07 Cooper Ave.

• SUNDAY – Briarwood - 1:30 p.m. – 34th Annual International Day. Archbishop Molloy High School, 83-53 Manton St.

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