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

 


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

Thursday, September 18

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 75. 

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

• The vote for Scottish Independence begins today. 

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


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Queens News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

• Sold – St. Albans - A 1,008 sq. ft. three-bedroom, one-bathroom home sold for $220,000 at 11817 201st Pl.

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

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

 

Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

MORNING BUZZ (9/17): 7-11 hold-up ends in fiery crash, Two seriously injured in school bus collision

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

Wednesday, September 17

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 72.

Top Stories
• The top military officer in the U.S. said yesterday that half of the Iraqi army is incapableof helping to fight the Islamic State. 

• Allegations that aids to Hillary Clinton may have tried to shield her after the Benghazi attacks come to light as a hearing on the issue looms.

• Last month, a security guard at The Standard Hotel in Manhattan accused three black women – two teachers and a lawyer – of soliciting prostitution in the hotel bar.

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Queens News

• After holding up a Flushing 7-11 with a shotgun, three perps tossed their loot out of their car window during a chase that ended in a fiery crash into a deli. 

• Eleven were hurt, two seriously, in a Jamaica school bus collision Tuesday morning. 

• A 29-year-old Sunnyside man received a six year sentence for possession of child pornography

Entertainment
• Joan Rivers’ surgeon allegedly snapped a selfie with the comedienne on the operating table during the procedure that would be her last. 

• Chinese police officially arrested Jackie Chan’s son on drug charges. 

Opinion
• City & State President and father Tom Allon shares his thoughts on the Ray Rice videoand its implications.

• The New York Times wonders if policy on how to deal with Islamic State militants isn’t already changing.

Scoreboard
• The Mets filleted the Marlins 9-1 yesterday, and will face the team again tonight at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees had a tougher time against the Rays, who beat them 6-1 yesterday. The two teams meet again tonight at Tropicana Field at 7:10 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – All six of TF Cornerstone’s LIC waterfront condo buildings have now been 100 percent spoken for.

• For sale – Woodhaven – Large 1 Bedroom With A Beautiful Park View Is Design With A Taste
And Sophistication. Located Just Steps To The Park, Golf, Tennis, Running Track,
Cross Country And Bicycle Trails Offer A Great Outdoor Living All Year Round.
Near To Buses And Train Make A Daily Commute Easy. Zoned for one of the best schools in NYC – PS/IS 113.
Maintenance $394/mo, all utilities included. Call 718-779-1111. Asking $163,800
O’Kane Realty
• For sale – Maspeth – New listing. Beautiful, spacious, two family brick, 25×46 detached. Lot 40×100. 3 B/R over 3 B/R , Lg updated EIK, L/R, Replacement windows, many closets, Full basement unfin, gas heat, new hot water. Pvt side entrance. Security doors, Lg brick two car garage, driveway for three or more cars, beautiful back yard, and front yard. Brick work pointed, great location, near all transportation, schools and shopping. A must see! Call the “A Team” Jackie or Joe at 927-952-2797 or 917-952-2156Asking $1.2 million
O’Kane Realty

• Sold - Jamaica - A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,152 sq. ft. attached brick home at 15550 Linden Blvd. for $333,000.

Health Awareness
• A new study performed in the U.K. ties heart attack survival rate to the quality of post-discharge care received. 

• Losing weight and quitting smoking may help stave off dementia in old age, according to the World Alzheimer’s Report 2014. 
Restaurant ABC’s

Grade A: Flushing – Blue Bay Diner

Grade B: Jackson Heights – Jackson Diner Indian Cuisine – Evidence of mice or live mice present; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Facility not vermin proof.

Grade C: Jamaica – Tuscany Cafe at JFK Airport – Cold food item held above 41F; Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room; Food contact surface not properly washed.
Events

• Far Rockaway – 9:30 a.m. – City Councilman Donovan Richards distributes food to Jewish residents of Far Rockaway. 1525 Central Ave. 

• Jamaica – 11 a.m. – City Councilman Mark Weprin celebrates Citizenship Day. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave.

• Kew Gardens – 5 to 7 p.m. – Business networking event with the Queens Chamber of Commerce. Register at QueensChamber.com. Austin’s Ale House Outdoor Garden, 82-70 Austin St.

• LIC – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Long Island City Partnership hosts Member-to-Member Social Media Workshop. 5-27 50th Ave.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – New York’s Next Top Makers Pop Up Tour. C4Q HQ, 31-00 47th Ave.

• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Republican Attorney General candidate John Cahill to attend Northeast Queens Republican Club. Clearview Park Golf Course, 202-12 Willets Point Blvd.

• Jackson Heights – 8:45 p.m. – Cahill to attend America’s Mayor Republican Club meeting. Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave.

MORNING BUZZ (9/16): Queens Library branches are too small, Sixteen-year-old stabbed on the way to school & Tuesday events

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

Tuesday, September 16

Weather
• A high of 73 with a 70 percent chance of showers.

Top Stories
• Thousands have been forced to flee in the face of California wildfires fed by drought-stricken forests. 

• The U.S. plans to send 3,000 troops to West Africa to aid in the fight against Ebola.

• A real estate executive has proposed installing a gondola-style lift over the East River to bolster public transportation. 

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Blood Drive – Thurs Sept. 16th 12-6PM Sponsored by the 104th Precinct, 64-02 Catalpa Ave, Ridgewood. 718-386-2431

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Queens News
• A new study shows Queens Library branch buildings are too small to fit the growing customer base. 

• A sixteen-year-old was stabbed during an attempted robbery carried out by two fifteen-year-olds while he was on the way to school.

• An innocent woman was seriously injured jumping out of an ‘illegal’ taxi van as the driver was attempting to flee the police.

Entertainment
• Iggy Azalea’s ex, Hefe Wine, says he has a signed contract from the artist that allows him the right to legally market, sell and distribute a sex tape that she says she didn’t even know existed.

• Married life may be getting to Kanye.

Opinion
• Newsday’s board talks terror in NYC. 

• Schenectady Gazette argues that Teachout’s run for governor, if unsuccessful, was good for New Yorkers. 

Scoreboard
• After a 6-5 loss to the Marlins yesterday, the Mets will take them on again tonight at7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

• Yankees to play the Rays today at 7:10 p.m. in St. Petersburg, Florida, after a 1-0 loss to the team yesterday. 

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Caregiver Conference – Sat. Sept. 27th 10AM-2PM Sponsored by Woman-to-Woman Inc. Are you caring for a loved one? Covering invaluable information for anyone who presently or may possibly face this situation in the future. FREE! Macedonia A.M.E. Church Community Center, 37-22 Union Street, Flushing. 718-353-5870

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Real Estate
• Latest News – A hotel and medical center are under construction in Flushing, and scheduled for completion by fall 2015. 

• For Sale - Richmond Hill - Detached one-family, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, mint condition, private driveway, garage, yard, gas heat, finished basement. Asking $488,000.
Lou Pastorini
• For Sale – Springfield Gardens – Detached one-family on 41×100 lot, four bedrooms, new windows, private driveway, yard, gas heat. Asking $318,000.
Lou Pastorini

• Sold – Jamaica – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,008 sq. ft. colonial with finished basement and private driveway at 11817 201st Pl. for $220,000.

Technology
• The new SheRides app, designed so that female customers can hire female-driven cabs, is waiting to launch until it has enough committed drivers. Meanwhile, the city is less than impressed with the discriminatory business model. 

• Drag Queens the world over are up in arms over Facebook’s decision to force them to use their birth names on personal pages. 

Events

• Maspeth – All Day – Customer Appreciation Day. Maspeth Federal Savings, 69th Street & Grand Avenue

• Astoria – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Opening day of the Eat in Astoria Food Festival. Astoria Bank, 37-16 30th Ave.

• Jackson Heights – 3 to 5 p.m. – How to finance your business with crowd funding presented by Queens Chamber of Commerce. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Suite 140.

MORNING BUZZ (9/15): Queens rallies against plane noise, Miss New York crowned Miss America

Queens Daily News Ticker

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

Monday, September 15

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 72.

Top Stories
• France opened up an international conference on Iraq by urging a “global” fight against Islamist militants.

• Popular celebrity resort city Cabo San Lucas was slammed with six months rain in just an hour’s time when it was hit by Hurricane Odile early this morning.

• Two wildfires in California forced more than 1,000 residents to flee their homes on Sunday.

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Queens News

• Fed up with plane noise, Queens residents rallied on Sunday against changed flight patterns at JFK and LaGuardia.

• A 16-year-old boy from Queens is stable condition after two classmates stabbed and tried to rob him on his way to school on Friday.

• Jorge Chabla, a 31-year-old Queens resident, has been arrested in connection with acase of attempted rape that occurred last month in Elmhurst.

Entertainment
• For the third year in a row, Miss New York was crowned Miss America, after telling the judges what women’s issue she believes to be the most pressing.

• Weekend Box Office

1) No Good Deed – $24.5 million
2) Dolphin Tale 2 – $16.55 million
3) Guardians of the Galaxy – $8.04 million
4) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $4.8 million

Opinion
• A guest columnist for the Daily News says that people have a constitutional right to wear character costumes in Times Square to beg for money.

• Gov. Chris Christie wants to allow betting on various sports to help save New Jersey’s casinos, but the Times warns that this threatens the sports’ integrity.

Scoreboard
• The Jets fumbled an 18-point lead, allowing the Packers to come back and win 31-24. They play the Chicago Bears next Monday at home at 8:30 p.m.

• With a game full of errors, the Giants lost their second game of the season 14-25 to the Arizona Cardinals. They will play the Texans next Sunday at 1 p.m. at home.

• The Nationals shut out the Mets 3-0 in New York yesterday. The Mets play the Marlins tonight at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

• The Orioles rallied past the Yankees in the bottom of the 9th for a 3-2 win yesterday. The Yanks play the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 7:10 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – A five-story residential building (with room for manufacturing) is planned for40-05 Crescent St., a warehouse off of 40th Ave. in Long Island City.

• For Sale – Astoria – A five-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, semi-detached two-family brick home with a two-car garage and a yard on a quiet block. Asking $1.25 million.
Crifasi Realtors

• For Sale – Middle Village – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-family brick with a private garage. Asking $689,000. 
Crifasi Realtors
• Sold - St. Albans - A 1,008 sq. ft. three-bedroom, one-bathroom home sold for $220,000 at 11817 201st Pl. 

Events

• Long Island City – 6 p.m. – Bingo Open Mic night with prizes at The Creek And The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave.

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Author Talk with Mitchell S. Jackson, discussing his book “The Residue Years” at the Queens Central Library, 88-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Bayside – 6:30 p.m. – ShapeUp NYC presents zumba at the Bayside branch of the Queens Library, 214-20 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Learn the Brazilian art form of Capoeira at Flushing Town Hall,137-35 Northern Blvd.

MORNING BUZZ (9/12): Queens Library president Thomas Galante put on paid leave, FEMA asks homeowners for Sandy money back

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

Friday, September 12

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 74.

Top Stories
• A South African judge finds blade runner Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

• The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency reports that the Islamic State has between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters.

• In order to accomplish his goals in office, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the Democrats need control of the New York State Senate.

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Family Fun Day Sun. Sept. 14th 11AM-2PM Meet & Greet with Peppa Pig. Candy Twisted Balloon Show, face painter, bounce house, stilt walker and more! Rego Center 61-35 Junction Blvd, Rego Park.

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Queens News
• Following a vote by the Queens Library board of trustees, president and CEO Thomas Galante was placed on indefinite paid leave.

• FEMA is asking for some of their relief money back after they say some homeowners asked for too much.

• A 55-year-old woman was killed by an MTA bus while crossing 80th Street in Jackson Heights late Wednesday night.

• New York Hospital Queens launched a new initiative to better serve the growing Chinese community.

Entertainment
• Tim Tebow is back! But this time it will be on the top-rated ABC morning show Good Morning America.

• Jazz legend Duke Ellington’s grandson is asking the New York Court of Appeals for half of his grandfather’s foreign royalties.

Opinion
• The NY Post worries of an ISIS attack in New York and blames the president for letting the problem grow.

• The Huffington Post looks at new ways of sharing and creating content between readers and content producers.

Scoreboard
• Yankees break an eight-inning no-hitter and leave with 5 – 4 win over the Rays. Watch the recap here. Yankees play a double-header against the top-ranked Baltimore Orioles today at 1:05 p.m. and tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• Mets were overpowered 6 – 2 by the homerun-hitting Nationals last night. Watch the recap here. Gee takes the mound against their first place contenders tonight at 7:10 p.m.

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Glendale Community Day Sept. 13th 10AM-4PM Food, games and lots of fun. Local businesses will be on the Center Green to explain their services and have lots of free giveaways! Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue

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Real Estate
• Latest news- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey delayed the selection process for redeveloping the Central Terminal at LaGuardia Airport.

• For sale – Laurelton – Three-bedroom, one-bath English Tudor with hardwood floors and a wood-burning fireplace. Asking $345,000.
Crifasi Real Estate
• For sale – St. Albans – Three-bedroom, three-bath, detached single family home. Asking $489,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold - Three-bedroom, one-bath, 1,280-square-foot colonial home at 8923 219th St. in Queens Village for $429,000.

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• The Green Label Gallery is curating a crowd-sourced art exhibit to be featured at the Brooklyn Dew Tour later this month.

• The Glendale Chamber of Commerce presents Glendale Community Day at Atlas Mall this weekend.

Events

• Little Neck/Douglaston – Established baseball team looking for players. All boys born after May 1, 2001 are eligible.  Call Lou  917-270-6063

• Corona – 10:30 a.m. – NYC Deputy Mayor Richard Buery joins the Citi Foundation to swear in new AmeriCorps Class. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

• Far Rockaway – 11 a.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards announces recent upgrades and upcoming projects for various housing developments. Corner of Beach 54th Street and Beach Channel Drive.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito meets with Congresswoman Grace Meng. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

• Flushing – 12:20 p.m. – Mark-Viverito meets with Councilman Peter Koo. NY Self Help Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center, 46-25 Kissena Blvd.

• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Councilman Koo meets with the Flushing Chinese Business Association to swear in new board members. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Ave.

• Long Island City – 2:45 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Community Board 2 chair Joe Conley and members of the DOT join local school children, families and community leaders to announce traffic safety improvements along 5th Street. 5th Street and 50th Avenue.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Councilman Koo meets with the Flushing Central Lion Club for their 27th Anniversary Gala. 136-17 39th Ave.

• Astoria – 8 p.m. Murder at the Family Reunion – A Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th  Avenue, Astoria. 718-721-7777.
Weekend Events

SATURDAY
• Kew Gardens – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Fall Flea Market. 82-60 Austin Street

• Woodhaven – 9 a.m. to Noon – Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society cemetery cleanup. Wyckoff-Snedeker Family Cemetery, 84-45 98th St.

Middle Village – 10 a.m. – Free Prostate Cancer Screening hosted  by Joseph P. Addabbo, JrMiddle Village District Office 66-28 73rd Pl. 

• Long Island City – 10 a.m. – FREE Yoga Class. Gantry State Park.

• Glendale – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Glendale Community Day  Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave.

• Richmond Hill – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Richmond Hill Park Fair. Park Lane South & Myrtle Ave.

• St. Albans – Noon to 3 p.m. – Councilman I. Daneek Miller to host open house. District Office, 172-12 Linden Blvd.

 Bayside – 6 – 8 p.m. – Free Outdoor Concert.  Chicken Head Rocks, featuring the best in Classic Rock.  Bayside Historical, 208 Totten Ave.

• Jamaica – 10 p.m. – Resorts World Casino New York City hosts a comedy show to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

SUNDAY
• Maspeth – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Smile On Maspeth Day.  Maspeth Federal, 69th Street & Grand Avenue.

• Rego Park – 11 a.m. – Family Fun Day.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.

• Fresh Meadows 1 to 3 p.m. – Queens Quiet Skies hosts rally with dozens of elected officials to protest plane noise and pollution. Cunningham Park, at Union Turnpike and 196th Street.

MORNING BUZZ (9/11): Pistorius not guilty of murder, President delivers address on ISIS

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

Thursday, September 11

Weather
• A high of 86 with a chance of thunderstorms.

Top Stories
• Judge delivers verdict of not guilty on all murder charges in the trail of Oscar Pistorius, but still considers other charges.

• After President Barack Obama delivered his strategy on how to deal with ISIS, some lawmakers are relieved and others have reservations.

• A 9/11 remembrance ceremony will be held at Ground Zero today; family members and first responders will be able to enter the museum at the site following the ceremony.

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9-11 Candlelight Vigil Committee of Queens invites all to attend the Annual Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, Sept. 11th @ 7:30PM. Juniper Valley Park, 78th Street & Juniper Blvd North.

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Queens News

• A 14-year-old boy at a school for troubled teens in Ozone Park was sexually assaulted by a staffer, according to the boy’s mother and court papers.

• A booth clerk at the 61st Street subway station in Woodside has been removed from duty for public lewdness.

• The teen killed in a double murder suicide in Flushing earlier this week is remembered as smart and kindhearted.

Entertainment
• Charlie Sheen has pledged a $1,000 tip to a server who was stiffed by Eagles player LeSean McCoy.

• Former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore “totally distraught” by news of the death of his villain co-star Richard Keil.

Opinion
• amNY encourages its readers to take time out of their day to remember the first responders of 9/11.

• Capital New York asks, “Is the New York Times editorial board a Democratic player or a protester?”

Scoreboard
• After a 2-0 shutout win agains the Rockies yesterday, the Mets prepare to face the Nationals at home tonight at 7:10 p.m. 

• Yankees beat the Rays 8-5 yesterday, and will continue their series against the team in a7:05 p.m. home game tonight.

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OurAddress.com is holding FREE outdoor yoga classes Saturday, September 13th at 10AM in Gantry State Park, LIC. Register at OurAddress.com to book your place now!

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Rising rent in Manhattan is causing a surge in Queens leases. 

• For sale – Bayside – Two-bedroom co-op, lots of closet space and windows, formal dining room, large rooms, over 1,000 sq. ft., parking included, School District 26, pets OK. Asking $218,000.
Lou Pastorini
• For sale – Springfield Gardens – Detached, one-family on large 41×100 lot, four bedrooms, new windows, private driveway, yard, gas heat. Asking $318,000.
Lou Pastorini

• Sold - Queens Village - A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,280 sq. ft. detached one-family at 8923 219th St. for $429,000.

Family/Parenting
• HuffPost’s Brittany Wong presents one rule she thinks can make or break “blended families.”

• Meanwhile in Australia, a National Correspondent for The Australian says the law should allow for more than two legal parents.

Events

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

• LIC – 6:30 p.m. – LaGuardia Community College hosts first public forum of the “Beyond Sacred: Unthinking Muslim Identity” series. Local Project Art Space, 11-27 44th Road

• Woodside – 6:30 p.m. – Doughboy Park Patriots and United War Veterans Council host 9/11 Candlelight Vigil. Doughboy Park, 56th St. & Woodside Ave.

• Bayside Hills – 7 p.m. – Bayside Hills Civic Association 9/11 Observance. Bell & Horace Harding Boulevards

• Corona – 7 p.m. – 110th Precinct Community Council Meeting. Flanders Field VFW Post #150, 51-11 110th St.

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

MORNING BUZZ (9/10): Cuomo tops Teachout, Avella trumps Liu, and other primary results

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

Wednesday, September 10

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 79.

Top Stories
• President Barack Obama will outline his plan for dealing with ISIS in Syria in an address today.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul both won their races in the primary election yesterday. 

• With the help of Senator Charles Schumer, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiativewill receive a $25 million federal cash infusion.

• Mayor de Blasio yesterday named the city’s first-ever Chief Technology Officer.

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Queens News

• Tony Avella declares victory, but challenger John Liu refuses to concede defeat in northeast Queens State Senate race. That story and other election results from primary night in Queens.

• An apartment fire that left three dead now appears to be a double murder-suicidemotivated by money troubles. 

• Juan Gonzalez of the Daily News reports it to be likely the Queens Library chief Thomas Galante will be suspended at today’s Board of Trustees meeting.

Entertainment
• Britney Spears is single and ready to mingle – on Tinder.

• Justin Bieber stripped down to his underwear on stage after being booed at New York Fashion Week’s Fashion Rocks event at Barclays.

Opinion
• New York Post chimes in on the 1,000 new police officers that NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is hoping to procure in the next budget. 

• amNY says the hard part will be getting the communities to trust those cops.

Scoreboard
• Mets beat the Rockies 2-0 yesterday, and will face the team again tonight at 7:10 p.m. in Flushing.

• After a 4-3 loss to the Rays yesterday, the Yankees will take another swing at the team at 7:05 p.m. in he Bronx.

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Murder at the Family Reunion Fri. Sept. 12th 8PM A Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Show. $45 pp Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Avenue, Astoria. 718-721-7777

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Real Estate
• Latest news – New progress is seeing a factory converted into a 28-unit rental in Ridgewood. 

• For sale – Jamaica – Four-bedroom, three-bedroom, two-family home. Asking $525,000.
Crifasi Real Estate
• For sale – Howard Beach – Six-bedroom, 3.5-bath, semi-detached two family home. Asking $649,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold - Cambria Heights - A 1,150 sq. ft. single family home with three bedrooms and one bathroom sold for $361,000 at 11744 224th St.

Health Awareness
• The Ebola death toll is as high as 2,296 currently according to the World Health Organization.

• New study suggests taking sleeping pills steadily for three months can increase the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease

Events

• Astoria – 10:30 a.m. – New York City Fire Commissioner Danie Nigro to swear in Executive Board of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association and Battalion Chief Lemonda in the succession of retiring President Captain Alexander Hagan. Ricardo’s Restaurant, 2101 24th Ave.

MORNING BUZZ (9/9): Primary Elections are today, Three killed in Flushing apartment fire

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

Tuesday, September 9

Weather
• A high of 73 with a chance of showers.

Top Stories
• Polls around the city open for primary elections today, so don’t forget to take time to vote. 

• Iraq swore in a new government Monday, paving the way for an expanded U.S. role in rebuilding. 

• Minorities in New York City are targeted at higher rates for Broken Windows policing than whites, especially in white neighborhoods, a new analysis shows. 

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Free Prostate Cancer Screening Sat. Sept 13th 10AM-12PM Sponsored by Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. Please call for appt. Middle Village District Office 66-28 73rd Place718-738-1111

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Queens News
• A 46-year-old woman was shot and killed by her boyfriend before he turned the gun on himself near Main Street in Flushing.

• Three were killed in a Flushing apartment fire this morning. 

• City Councilman Donovan Richards hopes to bring a grocery in to replace a neighborhood eyesore in the midst of the food desert that is Beach 54th Street. 

Entertainment
• Five Broadway theaters will dim their lights for Joan Rivers.

• Neil Patrick Harris was married in a private wedding in an Italian castle to David Burtka, where Sir Elton John performed. 

Opinion
• The New York Times discusses the need to confront the ISIS threat.

• amNY talks about what it’s going to take to turn NYC into a true bike town.

Scoreboard
• The Ravens have dropped Ray Rice after a video from inside the elevator where he knocked out his fiancé surfaced.

• Marin Cilic defeated Kei Nishikori to secure the U.S. Open title in the men’s division yesterday for his first Grand Slam title.

• The Giants suffered through a 35-14 loss to the Lions last night in their NFL regular season opener. Their net game in Sunday at 1 p.m. versus the Cardinals.

• Mets defeated the Rockies 3-2 yesterday, and will face the team again today at 7:10 p.m.in Flushing.

• After their latest 2-0 loss to the Royals on Sunday, the Yankees set their sights on the Rays in a 7:05 p.m. home game tonight. 

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Real Estate
• Latest News – Renderings were released for a planned $210 million facelift at Grand Central Station

• For Sale – Astoria – A five-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, semi-detached two-family brick home with a two-car garage and a yard on a quiet block. Asking $1.25 million.
Crifasi Realtors
• For Sale – Middle Village – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, two-family brick with a private garage. Asking $689,000. 
Crifasi Realtors

• Sold – Richmond Hill – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,001 sq. ft. apartment at 11624 Grosvenor Ln. for $525,000.

Technology
• The European Union rejected Google’s latest attempt to settle an anti-trust case.

• As the world waits for the announcement of the new iPhone 6, Amazon has slashed the price of its two-month-old Fire Phone to nearly nothing.Events

• Jamaica – 8:30 a.m. – City Council Member I. Daneek Miller joins Clergy United for Community Empowerment at a breakfast to speak out for the banning of employment credit checks. Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd.

• Flushing – 10 a.m. State Senator Tony Avella to vote at PS 184. 163-15 21st Rd.

• Flushing – 4 p.m. – “Back to School” Soccer Clinic.  Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Field #7

• Jamaica – Mayor Bill de Blasio joins candidate Leroy Comrie for election day activities. Jamaica Center E/J train station, Archer Avenue between Parsons Boulevard and 153rd Street.

• Flushing – 9 p.m. – Senator Tony Avella hosts an election night party at CJ Sullivan’s Bar and Grill. 42nd Avenue and Bell Boulevard.

MORNING BUZZ (9/8): Two-year-old saved after car hijacking, Kate Middleton pregnant again

Queens Daily News Ticker

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

Monday, September 8

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 78.

Top Stories
• The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has announced that she is pregnant with her second child.

• The founder of chain restaurant Chick-fil-A, S. Truett Cathy, died early this morning.

• Hikers were evacuated from Yosemite National Park after a wildfire spread rapidly to engulf 700 acres of land on Sunday.

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Local Construction Workforce Information Session on Kosciusko Bridge Project (Phase 1) Wed. Sept. 10th 1:30-3:30PM Learn about different organizations that help support training and recruitment in the construction industry. RSVP by Sept. 9th toJulia.Maxwell@Skanska.com Bulova Corp. Conf. Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

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Queens News

• Police found a 2-year-old child who had been taken during a car hijacking near CoronaSunday morning.

• Emergency responders flocked to St. John’s Cemetery in Middle Village on Friday tohelp a grave digger who had slipped and fallen back into a grave.

• Queens voters may be getting a call from Mayor de Blasio, urging them to vote for incumbent State Senator Tony Avella in tomorrow’s primary.

Entertainment
• Many paid their respects to comedienne Joan Rivers at her funeral on Sunday, which was hosted at the Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East Side.

• Weekend Box Office

1) Guardians of the Galaxy – $10.16 million
2) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $6.5 million
3) If I Stay – $5.75 million
4) Let’s Be Cops – $5.4 million

Opinion
• Today marks New York’s 350th birthday, and one New York Times contributor muses on the source of the city’s greatness.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan is “unlikely to put a dent” in the number of struggling renters, writes the New York Post.

Scoreboard
• Serena Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki on Sunday to win her third U.S. Open title in a row.

• Japan’s Kei Nishikori and Croatia’s Marin Cilic will play in an underdog final for the U.S. Open championship today at 5 p.m.

• The Jets held off the Raiders for a 19-14 win in their season opener. They play the Packers next Sunday at 4:25 p.m.

• The Yankees couldn’t pull out a win for Derek Jeter Day, losing 2-0 to the Royals. They will take on the Tampa Bay Rays tomorrow at home at 7:05 p.m.

• A couple of mistakes cost the Cincinnati Reds a win, as the Mets walked away with a 4-3 victory. The Mets have a home game against the Rockies tonight at 7:10 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – The website AddressReport just launched a new feature that allows you to see how long it takes on average to get a cab from any address in the borough.

• For sale – Jamaica – Four-bedroom, three-bedroom, two-family home. Asking $525,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• For sale – Howard Beach – Six-bedroom, 3.5-bath, semi-detached two family home. Asking $649,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold - Cambria Heights - A 1,150 sq. ft. single family home with three bedrooms and one bathroom sold for $361,000 at 11744 224th St.

Weekend crime roundup
• A victim was shot on 12th St. and 41st Ave. in Long Island City around 3:20 a.m. on Sunday.
 

Events

• Hollis Hills – 11:30 a.m. – Councilman Mark Weprin and the Doe Fund’s George McDonald announce funding to provide additional sanitation services at several locations in Eastern Queens. Road median at Hillside Ave., east side of Springfield Blvd.

• Kew Gardens – 6 p.m. – Queens Community House (QCH) hosts an informal meeting and forum to discuss the upcoming “People Climate March,” to be held on September 21in Manhattan. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.

• Flushing – 6:45 p.m. – The Oratorio Society of Queens holds auditions for singers in preparation for its annual holiday concert on Dec. 21. Temple Bath Sholom FSG Hall, 172nd St. and Northern Blvd.

• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Learn Capoeira at the Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. First class free!

MORNING BUZZ (9/5): P.S. 63 evacuated, Off-duty cop punches mechanic for high price quote

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

Friday, September 5

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 84.

Top Stories
• Russia says 2,000 of its troops have been killed in the fight with Ukraine.

• A human rights lawyer was aggressively arrested for standing on a sidewalk and waiting for her husband and children to use a restaurant bathroom in Manhattan.

• A New York Post reporter details her bout with an autoimmune disorder with symptoms that mimic demonic possession.

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WTC Memorial 2014 Sat. Sept. 6th 11AM The Community is invited to attend a World Trade Center Memorial Ceremony. Poem reading, Laying of the Wreath, Music and more. Maspeth Memorial Park, 69th St & Grand Ave.

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Queens News

• P.S. 63 in Ozone Park was evacuated yesterday after an AC unit began spewing smokeinto the building. 

• An off-duty NYPD officer was arrested yesterday after allegedly punching a mechanic in the face who he thought was trying to price gouge him.

• Police are seeking a man who attempted to kidnap a seven-year-old girl in Corona on Monday.

Entertainment
• Joan Rivers died yesterday at 81 years old. In life, she was a legendary comedienne with a Hollywood career that spanned more than a half century. 

• A recent Yahoo interview unveiled that Hodor and Bran Stark won’t be featured in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.

Opinion
• amNY says Cuomo deserves the Democratic nomination for governor.

• The New York Times says its time for compromise in Afghanistan.

Scoreboard
• The NFL regular season begins for the Jets on Sunday with a 1 p.m. game against the Raiders at MetLife Stadium. 

• After beating the Marlins 3-1 on Wednesday, the Mets head to Cincinnati to take on the Reds at 7:10 p.m.

• Yanks put down their rival Red Sox in a narrow 5-4 win yesterday, and will set their sights on the Royals in the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – There are currently several proposals to update the streetscapes of Queens. 

• For sale – Bayside Terrace - Two-bedroom co-op, lots of closet space and windows, formal dining room, parking included, large rooms, over 1,100 sq. ft., school district 26, pets ok. Asking $218,000. 
• For sale – Upper Glendale – Semi-detached two-family brick, six rooms over five, finished basement with bath, driveway, yard. Asking $668,000.

• Sold - Glendale - A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,600 sq. ft. attached home at 8515 77th Ave. for $463,000.

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• amNY releases its Fall arts schedule.

• The art center at the 9/11 Ground Zero Memorial Museum has shelved a Frank Gehry design model.
Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A – Elmhurst – La Fusta

Grade: B – Queens Village – Pate’s Jeanty: Cold food item held above 41F; Facility not vermin proof; Accurate Thermometer not provided in refrigerated or hot holding equipment; non-food contact surface improperly constructed. 

Grade: C – Flushing – Red ChopstickCold food item held above 41F; Evidence of mice or live mice present; Personal cleanliness inadequate; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Facility not vermin proof. 

Events

• St. Albans – 9 a.m. – New York Harbor Healthcare System hosts town hall for veterans. St. Albnas Community Living Center, 179-00 Linden Blvd.

• Jamaica – 10 a.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards and State Senator James Sanders host a press conference advocating creation of a new Q114 bus service. Bus terminal at Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue.

• Howard Beach – 11 a.m. – Elected official attend grand opening of new supermarket. Key Food, 163-30 Crossbay Blvd.

• Queens Village 11:30 a.m. – Councilman Mark Weprin and Doe Fund Founder George McDonald announce funding to increase sanitation services to several areas of Eastern Queens. Hillside Avenue at Springfield Boulevard.

• Bayside – 8 to 10 p.m. – Councilman Paul Callone hosts free outdoor screening of Despicable Me 2. Crocheron Park, 35th Avenue at Cross Island Pkwy.

• Maspeth – 10 p.m. – O’neill’s to kick off new live music and dance event series. O’Neills Bar, 64-21 53rd Dr.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
• Forest Hills – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps. YARD SALE.  92-29 Metropolitan Ave.

• LIC – 10 a.m. – OurAddress.com hosts free outdoor yoga classes (Register at ouraddress.com).  Gantry Plaza State Park. 

•  Maspeth – 11 a.m. – Ceremony to honor the memory of those lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Maspeth Memorial Triangle, Grand Avenue at 69th Street.

• Flushing – Noon to 4 p.m. – Open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for new cardio room. YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Mid Autumn Treat & Tea.  Queens Botanical Garden  43-50 Main St.

SUNDAY
• Astoria – Noon to 6 p.m. – Astoria Alive Festival Sponsored by the Astoria Restoration Association. Along 31st Street from Ditmars to 21st Avenue.

• Flushing Meadows – 3 to 6 p.m. – Opening reception for new exhibit Sacred Waters: A Collection of Hindu Offerings from Jamaica Bay. Queens Museum, Perimeter Road in front of the Unisphere.

• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Five Boroughs Music Festival celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangle Banner and the evolution of the American Song. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

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