The Morning BUZZ: In 3 minutes – top 20 news items in 20 words or less at 8 a.m. daily.
Friday, September 12
• Sunny with a high of 74.
• 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.
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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• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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
• Latest news- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey delayed the selection process for redeveloping the Central Terminal at LaGuardia Airport.
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• Sold - Three-bedroom, one-bath, 1,280-square-foot colonial home at 8923 219th St. in Queens Village for $429,000.
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• 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.
• 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.•
• 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, Jr. Middle 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.
• 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.