Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

MORNING BUZZ (4/17): More teens arrested at NYS Pavilion, New group aims to protect Ridgewood tenants & Weekend events

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Friday, April 17

Weather
• An 80 percent chance of rain all day with a high near 70 degrees. The weekend looks pleasant, though, with sunny skies and a high of 75 on Saturday and partly sunny skies and a high of 58 on Sunday.

Top Stories
• The City Council yesterday passed a bill banning credit checks as part of the employment process.

• A Long Island teacher was choked and knocked unconscious by an irate mom.

• The man arrested for raping a woman in a Manhattan lived with 13 other sex offenders just one block from a school.

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Family Fun Day Sat. Apr 18th 11AM-2PM Meet & Greet Sister Bear from the Berenstain Bears, Bounce House, Face Painter, Balloon Twister, Game & Prizes, and much more! Rego Center, Junction Blvd btwn Queens Blvd & Horace Harding Expressway.

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Queens News
• In the wake of recent events echoes the 1973 shooting of a black ten-year-old in Queens as he ran from police.

• Another group of teenagers has been arrested for trying to climb the towers at the New York State Pavilion.

•A new group is forming to protect tenants in Ridgewood from the looming wave of gentrification that could push them out.

Entertainment
A new trailer for the much-anticipated The Force Awakens dropped yesterday.

• ESPN has suspended reporter Britt McHenry after video of her surfaced dressing down a parking lot attendant in vulgar fashion.

Opinion
• The Daily News says parents who opt of tests are really just puppets for the state teachers union upset about new evaluation procedures.

• With latest news of a possible indictment, the Post laments the “cesspool” Albany has become.

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Scoreboard
• The Rangers took a 1-0 lead in the first round of the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh.

• The Mets topped Miami, 7-5.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday

• The Islanders and Capitals meet in Game 2 of their playoff series at 7 p.m. Islanders lead the series 1-0.
• The Mets (7-3) and Marlins game gets underway at 7:10 pm.
• The Yankees (3-6) begin a three-game series with the Rays in Tamp Bay. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.

Saturday
• The Yankees and Rays get underway at 7:10 p.m,.
• The Mets and Marlins play the third game of a three-game series at Citi Field. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Penguins in Game 2 of their playoff series at 8 p.m.

Sunday
• The Yankees finish up their visit to Tampa Bay. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.
• The Mets and Miami wrap up their series with a 1:10 p.m. contest.
• The Islanders-Capitals playoff series shifts to Long Island for Game 3. Puck drops at Noon.
• The Nets head to Atlanta for Game 1 of their playoff series with the Hawks. Tip-off is at 5:30 p.m.

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Spring FundraiserFri April 17th 7:30PM Musica Reginae presents Baroque Chamber Orchestra. Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave, Forest Hills Tickets: musicareginae.org or 718-894-2178

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Real Estate
• Latest news – The de Blasio administration this week unveiled its plan to revitalize Jamaica.

• For Sale - Forest Hills – A completely renovated two bedroom, two bath apartment in high-rise luxury Forest Hills building with crown moldings, renovated kitchen and bathrooms and new parquet floors throughout for $578,000.  For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 540-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A sunlit and spacious one-bedroom apartment in the heart of Forest Hills near transportation and shopping for $288,000.  For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 520-0303 or go to medeleinerealty.com.

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 896-square-foot home at 77-42 250th Street in Glen Oaks for $429,500.

Restaurant ABC’s – Corona
• Grade A – Angelita Restaurant, 107-01 37th Ave. – Filth flies, Facility not vermin proof
• Grade B - Caridad Resaurant, 100-02 Northern Blvd. – Evidence of mice & filth flies, Personal cleanliness inadequate
• Grade C – Salinas Ecuadorian Bar & Restaurant, 102-02 Northern Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice, Food not protected from contamination

Events
• Briarwood – 11:30 a.m. – Elected officials and residents celebrate renamed subway station. Subway Entrance, Main St. & Queens Blvd.

• Jamaica - 2 p.m. – Elected officials and community celebrate conversion of street to one way. Jamaica Muslim Center, 85-37 168th St.

Jamaica – 4 p.m. – First Annual ECHOES “You Can Change” Awards Ceremony. .Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

• Maspeth – 6:30 p.m. – Sharing Our Voices Through Film Screening: Entre Nos. Free. Maspeth H.S., 54-40 74th St.

Maspeth – 7 p.m. – St. Stan’s Chinese Festival. St. Stan’s School, 61-17 Grand Ave.

• Jamaica - 7 p.m. – In Situ: A Talk With the Artists JCAL, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

• Forest Hills Gardens – 7:30 p.m. – Musica Reginae Baroque Orchestra plays classic Bach & Vivaldi. $20. The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave.

Saturday
Glendale – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Annual Youth Group Pancake Breakfast.  Redeemer Lutheran School, 69-26 Cooper Ave.
Flushing Meadows - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 11th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Cherry Grove Park, NYS Pavilion
Rego Park – 11 a.m. – Family Fun Day.  Rego Center, Junction Blvd & Horace Harding Expressway
• Floral Park – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Children’s Carnival.  Queens Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Long Island City - 11 a.m. – Newtown Creek Walking Tour. $20. Meet at Hunters Point Park South, Center Blvd. & Borden Ave.
• Jamaica - Noon – Hands-On History: Roads & Rails. Free. King Manor Museum. 150-03 Jamaica Ave.
• Douglaston - Noon – Center for the Women of New york 28th Annual Luncheon. Douglaston Manor, 63-20 Commonwealth Blvd.
• Glendale – 12 to 3 p.m. – Stop ‘n’ Swap. The Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave.
• Long Island City – 1 to 5 p.m. – Michael Perlman signs copies of his book Legendary Locals of Forest Hills & Rego Park. Belle Arti Center for the Arts, 108-10 72nd Ave.
• Rosedale – 2 to 4 p.m. – Plight of Veterans Public Service Event & Job Fair. American Legion Post 483, 240-08 135th Ave.
Flushing Meadows – 2 and 8 p.m. – My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Still in Therapy. Queens Theater
• Flushing Meadows – 3 p.m. – Holi Festival and Earth Day Celebration. Queens Museum
• Auburndale – 7:30 p.m. – Doo-Wop Spectacular. $45. Holy Cross High School, 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd.
• South Ozone Park - 9 p.m. – Legends of Hip Hop Concert. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Sunday
• Rockaways – 10 a.m. – Rockaway Beach Spring Cleanup. Meet at Beach 90th or Beach 98th Street
Maspeth – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Flea Market. Ridgewood Moose Lodge, 72-15 Grand Ave.
Floral Park – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Children’s Carnival.  Queens Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway
• Ridgewood – Noon to 6 p.m. – Myrtle Avenue BID Street Fair. Myrtle Ave. between Wyckoff and Forest Avenues
• Flushing – 1 p.m. – Balsam Chamber Orchestra. $5. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Flushing - 2 p.m. – Queens Botanical Garden Craft Table. Shops at Skyview Center, Level B, 40-24 College Point Blvd.
• Flushing - 3 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra: I Hate to Practice. Free. Queens College, LeFrak Hall, Reeves Ave. & Horace Harding Expressway

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April 17th, 2015 at 7:49 am

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MORNING BUZZ (4/16): Drunk Queens man who swung at cop gets $120K, Appeals in Willets West case heard & Thursday events

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Thursday, April 16

Weather
• Mix of sun and clouds with a high in the low 60s.

Top Stories
• The man who raped a woman in a Manhattan bar had just served a 20-year-prison sentence for rape and other crimes.

• The leader of the State Senate and his son are at the heart of a new corruption probe.

• Parents allege the whole school knew a Utah teacher was sleeping with her students, who used to openly joke about it.

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Myrtle Ave Street Fair Sun. Apr 19th 12-6PM International Foods & Entertainment, over 200 Merchants & Vendors, Children’s Rides and more! Myrtle Ave, Forest Ave to Wyckoff Ave.

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Queens News
• A drunk Queens man who stiffed a cabbie and took a swing at a cop was awarded $120,000 in a settlement with the city.

• Judges in Manhattan heard arguments in an appeal case to stop the Willets West development.

• The Queens Caribbean community lost a major figure with the death of entrepreneur Mohan Jaikaran.

Entertainment
• Don’t let them go! Ex-fiancee of Sofia Vergara is suing to stop her from destroying their frozen embryos.

• You talking to me?! Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided to skip one of the city’s major film festivals after he is called out by De Niro.

Opinion
• In a sit down with the Daily News, Commissioner Bill Bratton gives his thoughts on how the NYPD lost its way.

• A guest writer for the Times says the new Medicare bill will focus on quality of care, not quantity…and keep doctors sane.

Trending on Twitter
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#TaxDay
#Fightfor15
#DailyThoughtsIn4Words
#RahulReturns

Scoreboard
• The Islanders beat the Capitals, 4-1, in the first game of the playoffs. Game 2 is tomorrow night in Washington.

• The Rangers get their run to the Stanley Cup underway tonight against the Penguins at MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• The Mets finished a sweep of the Phillies with a 6-1 win. They welcome the Marlins to Citi Field tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees lost to the Orioles again, this time 7-5. They are in Tampa Bay tonight to takeon the Rays. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

• The Nets managed to make the playoffs with a 101-88 win over the Magic last night.

• And the Knicks awful season finally comes to an end with a fitting 112-90 loss to the Pistons.

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St. Stan’s Chinese Auction Fri Apr 17th 7PM Come join us for a night of fun! Chinese food, refreshments, 50/50’s, gift baskets. $15 Call Andrew @ 347-876-9919 for tickets. St. Stan’s, 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth

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Real Estate
• Latest news – A Maspeth reminder of when Queens streets did have names.

• For Sale - Forest Hills – A true three-bedroom, two-bath apartment with over 1700 sq. ft. and a terrace in one of the neighborhood’s top buildings for $725,000. For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 540-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A completely renovated one-bedroom apartment in a high-rise luxury building with a full-time doorman for $229,000. For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 520-0303 or go to medeleinerealty.com.

• Sold – Four-bedroom, three-bath, 2,420-square-foot home at 86-06 Woodhaven Boulevard for $570,000.

Family/Parenting
• The Huffington Post lists nine sins all parents are guilty of committing.

• Stronger muscles have been linked to stronger bones in kids, a new study finds.

Events
• Jackson Heights - 7:30 to 9 a.m. – NYPIRG Straphangers urge riders to call on Gov. Cuomo to fund MTA. Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue Subway Station

• Kew Gardens – 10:30 a.m. – Queens Borough President Land Use Hearing. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Flushing – 11 a.m. – Queens Jazz OverGround promotes the 3rd Annual Spring Jazz Fest. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing - 11:15 a.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic hosts visit by Japanese Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi. Townsend Harris H.S., 149-11 Melbourne Ave.

Douglaston – Noon to 3 p.m. – MillionTreesNYC, PwC and New York Knicks team up to plant 3,500 trees. Alley Pond Park, Northern Blvd. & 234th St.

• Woodhaven – 6 to 8 p.m. – Select bus Service Workshop: Woodhaven Blvd. from Union Turnpike to Rockaway Blvd. PS 306, 96-16 89th Ave

• Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina attends meeting of District 30’s Community Education Council. PS 234, 30-15 29th St.

Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association Meeting. St. Teresa’s Parish, 44th St. & 50th Ave.

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April 16th, 2015 at 8:06 am

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MORNING BUZZ (4/15): Junior’s leaving Maspeth, Sandwich shop worker fights off gunman & Wednesday events

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Wednesday, April 15

Weather
• Partly cloudy but warm, with a high of 69.

Top Stories
• Boston will mark the second anniversary of the marathon bombing today.

• An estimated 300,000 students across the state opted out of the first day of English Language Arts exam.

• Hillary supporters have gone on the offensive with Mayor Bill de Blasio over his tepid response to her presidential bid.

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Stop ‘n’ Swap Sat. Apr 18th 12-3PM Bring clean, reusable, portable items and Take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something! The Shops @ Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Avenue, Glendale

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Queens News
• Kids in Sunnyside celebrated the completion of renovations to “Rainbow Park” yesterday.

• A worker at a Queens Subway shop bravely fought off a gun-wielding robber.

• Junior’s Cheesecake is leaving its Maspeth bakery for cheaper rents in New Jersey.

Entertainment
• Actor Harvey Keitel blew up at his wife after she tried to speak to the press at the Tribeca Film Festival.

• Bruce Jenner speaks for the first time since announcing his transition to a woman in new promo for Dian Sawyer interview.

Opinion
• In the Daily News, Errol Louis looks at the pitfalls of the “opt-out” movement among parents.

• The NY Post discusses the place of body cameras on city police officers.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets hold on to beat the Phillies, 6-5, in a wild game that featured a little of everything, including a David Wright injury. The Mets and Phillies wrap up their series at Citi Field tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Orioles topped the Yankees, 4-3. The Yankees have one more game with Baltimore tonight at 7:05 p.m. before heading to Tampa Bay.

• The playoffs get underway for the Islanders, when they head to Washington to take on the Capitals. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks season mercifully comes to an end tonight with an 8 p.m. contest against the Pistons at MSG.

• The Nets look to make the postseason when they take on the Magic in Brooklyn at 8 p.m.

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Children’s Carnival – Sat/Sun 18th & 19th 11AM-6PM Enjoy the weather at the farm with carnival rides, midway games and prizes, hayrides, and children’s entertainment. $11  Queens Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park

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Real Estate
• Latest news – In Broadway-Flushing, a bungalow can get a new owner, but that’s about it.

• For Sale - Forest Hills – A true three-bedroom, two-bath apartment with over 1700 sq. ft. and a terrace in one of the neighborhood’s top buildings for $725,000. For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 540-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A completely renovated one-bedroom apartment in a high-rise luxury building with a full-time doorman for $229,000. For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 520-0303 or go to medeleinerealty.com.

• Sold – Queens Village- A four-bedroom, two-bathroom two-family home at 113-17 Delevan St. for $475,000.

Health Awareness
• NPR takes a look at how rapid gains in technology in the last few years have altered health care.

• CNN says that an annual check-in with your doctor might not be doing much good.

Events
• Flushing - 11 a.m. – Flushing BID announces Cigarette Butt-Free Downtown Flushing Campaign. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Ave.

Jamaica - 12 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz announce Neighborhood Action Plan. Jamaica Center for Performing Arts, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

• Manhattan – 2 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella appears in court in lawsuit against Willets West. NYS Appellate Division, 27 Madison Ave.

Kew Garden Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Holocaust Memorial Day.  Young Israel of Kew Garden Hills, 70-11 150th Street

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April 15th, 2015 at 7:55 am

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MORNING BUZZ (4/14): Queens pol’s son in road rage attack, Emergency landing at LGA & Tuesday events

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Tuesday, April 14

Weather
• Showers in the morning giving away to a cloudy afternoon. High of 66 degrees.

Top Stories
• The disturbing images of an alleged spring break gang rape of an unconscious woman have been released by investigators.

• Republican senator Marco Rubio announced his presidential bid Monday night.

•Judy Arias, who was convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend in 2013 during a widely publicized trial, was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility for parole.

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Flea MarketSun. Apr 19th 11AM-4PM Proceeds go to Mooseheart Child City & School Inc. Ridgewood Moose Lodge, 72-15 Grand Avenue, Maspeth

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Queens News
• A Broad Channel family is finally returning to their home over two years after Hurricane Sandy nearly destroyed it.

• The son of a Queens councilman has been accused of a road rage attack.

• A plane made an emergency landing at LaGuardia after the cabin filled with smoke.

Entertainment
Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Tori Spelling was rushed to the hospital after falling on a grill at Benihana.

• David Letterman announced his final roster of guests ahead of his departure from the Late Show on May 20.

Opinion
• Deborah Tuerkheimer argues in the Times that a proposed bill in Colorado to criminalize fetal homicide is a thinly veiled threat to abortion rights.

• Columnist Richard Cohen says Hillary Clinton doesn’t need to construct a narrative for her campaign.

Trending on Twitter
#DWTS
#LHHNYReunion
#DragRace
#March2Justice
Klay Thompson

Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Phillies, 2-0, in the home opener in Queens. Matt Harvey takes the mound when the teams meet tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees beat the Orioles 6-5. The Orioles and Bronx Bombers go at it again tonight at 7:05 p.m. in Baltimore.

• The Knicks defeated the Hawks, 112-108, in Atlanta.

• The Bulls beat the Nets, 113-86, at Barclays last night.

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Little Makers: Super Soap Making Sun Apr 19th 10:30 AM Scrub a dub dub, make soap to use in the tub! Mix and mold fun household ingredients. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona

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Real Estate
• Latest news – The New York Times reports on a historic Flushing home for sale with major caveats attached.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A true three-bedroom, two-bath apartment with over 1700 sq. ft. and a terrace in one of the neighborhood’s top buildings for $725,000. For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 520-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A completely renovated one-bedroom apartment in a high-rise luxury building with a full-time doorman for $229,000. For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 520-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.

• Sold – Jamaica – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom single-family home at 93-11 208th Street for $430,000. Zillow

Technology
• Large companies such as Amazon and Google are staking a claim in the growing home services market.

• After strong pre-orders, Apple is expected to increase production of its new watches.

Events
• Flushing Meadows –  8 a.m.- Queens Museum Legislative Breakfast. Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

• Kew Gardens – 9:30 a.m. – Queens Borough Cabinet gets update on Vision Zero and LinkNYC programs. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Jackson Heights – 10 a.m. – Councilman Daniel Dromm joins parents who opt kids out of standardized tests. Post Office, 78-02 37th Ave.

• Sunnyside – 11 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Parks Department unveil playground renovations. L/CPL Thomas Noonan Jr. Playground, 43rd St. & Greenpoint Ave.

• Corona – 11 a.m. – State Senator Jose Peralta and parents call for school expansion on Parks-owned property. PS 143, 34-74 113th St.

• Astoria – 11:30 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz, Comptroller Scott Stringer and Councilman Costa Constantinides host community lunch. George Douris Tower, 27-40 Hoyt Ave. South

Jamaica- 1 p.m.- The NYC Council on Community and Economic Development holds oversight hearing on the economic impact of foreclosure crisis. York College,  94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

• Astoria – 5 p.m. – Social Studies Supervisors’ Association of NYC honors Councilman Daniel Dromm and Chancellor Carmen Farina. Don Coqui Restaurant, 28-18 31st St.

• Queens Village – 7 p.m. – CB13 Youth & Education Committee. Board Office, 219-41 Jamaica Ave.

Richmond Hill – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 9 Meeting. The Villa Russo, 101-12 Lefferts Blvd.

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April 14th, 2015 at 7:47 am

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MORNING BUZZ (4/13): Soldiers come to aid in car crash, Queens pol to challenge anti-vaxxers & Monday events

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Monday, April 13

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 66 degrees.

Top Stories
• Hillary Clinton officially launched her second presidential bid.

Deadly bomb attacks in Egypt resulted in at least 14 casualties.

• Nobel laureate Günter Grass, author of “The Tin Drum,” died at 87.

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New York Mets Opening DayMon. Apr 13th 1:10PM First home game of the season. Cit iField, 126th Street & Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing

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Queens News
• Officials say there was no carbon monoxide in the Queens house where four were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning.

• An Astoria pol is looking to make it harder for parents to refuse vaccines for their kids.

A group of soldiers training nearby jumped to the aid of motorists involved in a three-car crash Sunday morning.

Entertainment
• Hours before its premiere, hackers leaked the first four episodes of the fifth season of Game of Thrones.

Weekend Box Office
Furious 7 – $60 million
Home - $19 million
The Longest Ride – $13 million
Get Hard – $8.6 million
Cinderella – $7.2 million

Opinion
• USA Today looks at some of the biggest challenges Hillary Clinton will face in her second run for president.

• The Daily News says Gov. Cuomo’s StartUpNY plan is slow to show results.

Trending on Twitter
• Madonna
• #earthquake
• Cherry Bomb
• #BadGeekPickUpLines
• #MTVMovieAwards

Scoreboard
• Jordan Spieth added a green jacket to his wardrobe, winning the Masters in dominant fashion.

• The Mets topped the Braves in Atlanta, 4-3. The Mets home-opener today against the Phillies is set for a 1:10 p.m. first pitch.

• The Yankees blew out the Red Sox at home, 14-4. The Yankees are on the road to take on the Orioles at 7:05 p.m.

• The Nets fell to the Bucks by a final of 96-73. The Nets are home for the Bulls with tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

• The Knicks are in Atlanta to take on the Hawks at 7:30 p.m.

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Queens Theatre Comedy Series presents “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m STILL in Therapy”. Sat. Apr. 18th @ 2PM & 8PM, Sun. Apr. 19th @ 3PM. For tickets, go to: http://queenstheatre.org Queens Theater, Flushing Meadow Corona Park.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Brownstoner provides an update on all the construction going on in Queens Plaza.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A true three-bedroom, two-bath apartment with over 1700 sq. ft. and a terrace in one of the neighborhood’s top buildings for $725,000. For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 520-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A completely renovated one-bedroom apartment in a high-rise luxury building with a full-time doorman for $229,000. For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 520-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.

• Sold – A three-bedroom, two bath Colonial in Jamaica for $450,000. Zillow.

Events
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – NYS Tax Department promotes free tax prep assistance. Queens Library, 41-17 Main St.

• Astoria - 11 a.m. – Councilman Costa Constantinides casts participatory budgeting vote. 31-09 Newtown Ave. Ste. 209

• Flushing - 12:45 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio throws out first pitch at Mets home opener with families of two slain police officers. Citi Field, 126th St. & Roosevelt Ave.

• Flushing – 1 p.m. – William Hehir of the band Misterwives visits alma mater. St. Andrew Avellino School, 35-48 158th St.

Forest Hills – 1:30 p.m. – Holocaust Memorial Day. The Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th Street

• Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Queens Borough Board to receive briefing on plan to amend zoning text. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Springfield Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards hosts Project Expo for Participatory Budgeting. Springfield Gardens Educational Campus, 143-10 Springfield Blvd.

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

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April 14th, 2015 at 7:41 am

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MORNING BUZZ (4/10): Queens Chamber Executive Director Jack Friedman dies at 55, Queens pol get death threats & Weekend events

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Friday, April 10

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Passover.

Weather
• Rain in the morning with possible thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 63 degrees. The weekend is looking good, with sunny skies and highs around 60 both days.

Top Stories
•It’s official! HIllary Clinton is expected to announce her bid for president this weekend.

• Have trouble getting home last night? A LIRR rider caused major delays during the evening commute.

• Maybe that’s why Bloomberg refused to live there? New mayor confirms Gracie Mansion has a few problems.

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Earth Day Recycling Day Sat. Apr 11th 1-4PM Paper Shredding, Electronics Recycling, Composting. Register to take home a free tree – www.nyrp.org/treegiveaways Maspeth Federal Parking Lot, 56-18 69th Street, Maspeth

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Queens News
• Jack Friedman, the executive director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, passed away yesterday. He was 55.

• Still on the public’s dime? A former disgraced Queens politician claims he is so broke he needs taxpayers to pick up the $500 tab for his appeal.

• A teenager was rested for threatening to kill a Queens councilman.

Opinion
• The Daily News argues the most recent police shooting makes the case for body cameras and national oversight of local police forces.

• A guest writer for the Times says that airplane pilots still matter.

Entertainment
Mad Men star Jon Hamm was charged in a violent hazing incident while he was a student at the University of Texas.

• The ex-Seattle teacher who was impregnated by her sixth-grade student-turned-husband toured the city with her family yesterday.

Trending on Twitter
#AstronautProblems
#URGENT
#standup4transportation
Daredevil
#AppleWatch

Scoreboard
• The Blue Jays topped the Yankees, 6-3, last night in the Bronx. Sabathia looked rusty, but Alex Rodriguez hits his first homer of the year.

• Mets fans rejoice! Matt Harvey was brilliant in his first official return to the mound since Tommy John surgery, as the Mets beat the Nationals, 6-3.

• The Rangers fell to the Senators, 3-0, which doesn’t help the Islanders in their quest to make the playoffs.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday

• The Mets are in Atlanta for a three-game series with the Braves. First pitch is at 7:35 p.m.
• The Yankees welcome the Red Sox to the Bronx. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
• The Knicks take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30 p.m. at MSG.
• The Nets continue their playoff push with a big game against the Wizards in Brooklyn. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m.
• The Islanders visit Pittsburgh for a 7 p.m. contest with the Penguins.

Saturday
• The second game of the Mets-Braves series gets underway at 7:10 p.m.
Yankees and Red Sox continue their AL East matchup with a 1:05 p.m. game.
• The Knicks are in Orlando for a 7 p.m. contest with the Magic.
• The Rangers finish up the regular season with a visit to Washington to take on the Capitals. Puck drops at 12:30 p.m.
• The Islanders try to head into the playoffs on a high note when they welcome the Blue Jackets to Nassau Coliseum at 7 p.m.

Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their series with the Braves in a 1:35 p.m. contest.
• The Yankees and Red Sox conclude their weekend series in prime time. First pitch is at 8:05 p.m.
• It’s the Nets turn to face the Bucks in a 3 p.m. matchup in Milwaukee.

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Children’s Carnival – Sat/Sun Apr 11th & 12th 11AM-6PM Enjoy the weather at the farm with carnival rides, midway games and prizes, hayrides, and children’s entertainment. $11  Queens Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park

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Real Estate
• Latest news – One of the largest housing projects in Queens got a makeover.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A true three-bedroom, two-bath apartment with over 1700 sq. ft. and a terrace in one of the neighborhood’s top buildings for $725,000. For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 520-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A completely renovated one-bedroom apartment in a high-rise luxury building with a full-time doorman for $229,000. For more information, call Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd. at (718) 520-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,264-square-foot single-family home at 151-12 20th Road in Whitestone for $596,000.

Restaurant ABC’s – Corona
• Grade A – Angelita Restaurant, 107-01 37th Ave. – Filth flies, Facility not vermin proof
• Grade B – Don Francisco Restaurant, 40-56 Junction Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method
• Grade C – Nueva Villa Chinese Restaurant, 39-10 103rd St. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice & live roaches, Food not protected from possible contamination

Events
• Bayside - 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Saturday Night Live tapes segment. Fort Totten, Ordinance Road between Shore Road & North Loop

Kew Gardens – 11:30 a.m. – Council members announce launch of participatory budgeting. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Arverne - 11:30 a.m. – PAL 3-on-3 Girls Basketball Tournament. Goldie Maple Academy, 365 Beach 57th St.

• Elmhurst – 2 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James speaks at opening of Asian Women’s Empowerment Center. 86-26 Broadway

Saturday
• Woodside - 11 a.m. – Woodside Avenue Walk with Jack Eichenbaum. $20. More Information
• Flushing - 11 a.m. – Growing Gardens. Suggested Donation. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave.
• Floral Park - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Children’s Carnival. $12. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway
• Long Island City - 1 p.m. – Film: Forgotten Ellis Island. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor
• Long Island City – 12:30 p.m. – Urban farmers learn how to build cold frame for community gardens. Smiling Hogshead Ranch, 25-30 Skillman Ave.
• Ozone Park - 7 p.m. – A Southern Queens Salon Series Concert: Queens Symphony Orchestra plays a Night at the Movies. Free. PS 316, 90-07 101st Ave.
• Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Casino Night. Martin Luther HS, 60-02 Maspeth Avenue
• Sunnyside – 7 p.m. – Concert: Lady Cantrese. Free. Sunnyside Reformed Church, Skillman Ave. & 48th St.

Sunday
• Floral Park - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Children’s Carnival. $12. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Maspeth – 12 p.m. – St. Stan’s Rosary Altar Society Annual Champagne Brunch. 61-17 Grand Avenue
Corona – 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  Queens Theater, Flushing Meadow Corona Park
Flushing – 2:30 p.m. – NY World’s Fair in 3D: A Stereophonic Projection Show.  Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Avenue
• Long Island City – 5:30 p.m. – Screening: 2 and 20 Troubles. Free. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St.

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April 14th, 2015 at 7:40 am

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MORNING BUZZ (4/9): Queens women suing city over tree in front yard, No charges for alleged RWNY shooter & Thursday events

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Thursday, April 9

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended today.

Weather
• Overcast with a chance of rain and a high of 45.

Top Stories
• Former mayor Michael Bloomberg finally weighed in on New York politics, ripping the governor over casinos and hydrofracking.

Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing say yesterday’s verdict brings them some sense of closure.

• While many are outraged at the shooting of black man by an officer in South Carolina, some have started a campaign to support the accused murderer.

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A New York World’s Fair in 3D: A Stereoscopic Projection Show Sun Apr 12th 2:30PM Show consists of over 28 full color View-Master stereo views of the 1939-40 Fair and over 128 views of the 1964-65 Fair. Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Avenue, Flushing 718-939-0647
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Queens News
• A Queens woman says the sexual harassment she was subjected to at her job led her to suffer multiple heart attacks.

• Two Queens women are suing the city for failing to cut down a tree in their front yard, saying it could fall on their house any day.

• The District Attorney’s office won’t press charges against the man arrested for firing shots in the Resorts World Casino parking lot.

Entertainment
Barry Manilow secretly married longtime manager Garry Kief.

•The Hollywood Reporter is out with their annual list of the most powerful people in New York media.

Opinion
• Masha Gessen writes for the Times that there may be a verdict in the Boston Marathon bombing, but there are few answers.

• The Daily News fears Hillary Clinton will use her Brooklyn campaign space as an in with progressive voters, without actually interacting with the community.

Trending on Twitter
• #BirdBands
• #WalterScott
#StatenIsland
Justin and Ariana
Cherry Bomb

Scoreboard
• The Yankees beat the Blue Jays, 4-3, last night. They meet again in the Bronx today at 7:05 p.m.

• The Washington Nationals beat the Mets, 2-1, in D.C. They wrap up the series today at 1:05 p.m.

• The Pacers beat the Knicks, 102-86.

• The Hawks beat the Nets, 114-111, at Barclays.

• The Rangers welcome the Ottawa Senators to the Garden. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Queens Theater Family Series presents Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day    April 12th @ 1pm & 3pm Laugh and sing along with Alexander’s misadventures in this uproarious musical. For tickets, go to: http://queenstheatre.org Queens Theater, Flushing Meadow Corona Park.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Brownstoner features Forest Hills Gardens’ Leslie Apartments.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Fully renovated pre-war one-bedroom apartment in pet-friendly building for $329,000. www.madeleinerealty.com

• For Sale -Forest Hills – Large two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with a huge formal dining room, eat-in kitchen and walk-in pantry for $429,000. www.madeleinerealty.com

• Sold – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom mixed-use building at 109-15 Springfield Ave. in Jamaica for $430,000.

Family/Parenting
Holistic medicine might not be a great addition to a child’s healthcare routine, says The Week.

• A Thrillist employee today launched a parenting website exclusively for dads.

Events
Astoria – 3:30 p.m.- Councilmen Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides continue five-borough tour of decaying library branches. Astoria Library, 14-01 Astoria Blvd.

• Middle Village – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP Meeting. Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

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April 14th, 2015 at 7:39 am

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MORNING BUZZ (4/8): Unidentified woman dumped in Jamaica, Cops hunt perv exposing himself to Queens subway riders & Wednesday events

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Wednesday, April 8

Weather
• Overcast with intermittent rain showers and a low of 42.

Top Stories
• A lucky man pulled himself off the subway tracks just seconds before a train pulled into the station.

• A South Carolina police officer is facing murder charges for the killing of a black man. Video evidence played a big role in the indictment.

• Six people could be facing murder charges in connection with the explosion that destroyed an East Village building.

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A Walk Through Beechhurst Sat. Apr 11th 2-5PM Explore what was once the favorite vacation area for Silent Movie Era stars, Industrialists and Entertainment Impresarios. $10 Meet at: Powell’s Cove Blvd & 154th Street (in front of Waldbaum’s)

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Queens News
• The man who fired a gun outside Resorts World last Friday has been arrested.

• Police are seeking the public’s health in identifying a man who dumped a barely breathing woman on a Jamaica sidewalk. 

• Police are on the hunt for a man who is exposing himself to women on the subway in Queens.

Entertainment
• The original handwritten lyrics to Don McLean’s famed 1972 hit “American Pie” sold for $1.2 million at a Christie’s auction. 

• John Travolta is speaking out against the HBO documentary on Scientology.

Opinion
• The NY Times says PBS is ignoring its core tenets by pushing shows like Downtown Abbey.

• The LA Times argues new Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is a flip-flopper.

Trending on Twitter
#RuinADrink
#WalterScott
#NationalBeerDay
#RHONY
#Presstitutes

Scoreboard
• The Islanders fell to the Flyers, 5-4.

• The Rangers topped the Devils, 4-2.

• The Hawks come to Brooklyn to face the Nets. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m.

• The Knicks welcome the Pacers to the Garden for a 7:30 p.m. contest.

• The Mets are in Washington tonight to take on the Nationals. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees look to rebound from their opening day loss when the take on the Blue Jays in the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.

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New York Mets Opening DayMon. Apr 13th 1:10PM First home game of the season. Let the games begin! CitiField, 126th Street & Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing

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Real Estate
• Latest news – A home in Forest Hills was the priciest sale in the borough last month.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Fully renovated pre-war one-bedroom apartment in pet-friendly building for $329,000. www.madeleinerealty.com

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Large two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with a huge formal dining room, eat-in kitchen and walk-in pantry for $429,000. www.madeleinerealty.com

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 1,200-square-foot apartment at 83-00 Talbot Street in Kew Gardens for $284,100.

Health Awareness
• The latest insomnia cure: orange glasses.

• A new study says the majority of commercial weight loss programs aren’t backed by scientific evidence. 

Events
LeFrak City - 11 a.m. – Residents open renovated recreation area. The West Courtyard, 96-04 57th Ave.

• South Jamaica – 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – PAL Girls 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Edward Byrne Center, 116-25 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

• Jackson Heights – 6 p.m. – Congressman Joseph Crowley and Assemblyman Francisco Moya host immigration forum. PS 69 Auditorium, 77-02 37th Ave.

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• Kew Gardens – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 6 Monthly Meeting. Queens Community House, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202

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April 14th, 2015 at 7:38 am

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MORNING BUZZ (4/1): Blvd. of Death to get safer, Ridgewood man hangs himself as cops bust through door & Wednesday events

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Wednesday, April 1

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 50.

Top Stories
• The heir to the Getty Oil fortune was found dead in his home with an apparent rectal injury.

• Investigators think the deadly explosion in the East Village may have been caused by the illegal siphoning of gas for one apartment.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have banned government travel to Indiana.

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Easter Egg HuntApr 4th 12-2PM With the Christ Tabernacle Church. Bring the kiddies for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale www.shopatlaspark.com

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Queens News
• The Queens man accused of killing both his parents told a judge he wants to represent himself at trial.

• After announcing major plans for a redesign of Woodhaven Boulevard, the city is now planning a $100 million project for the “Boulevard of Death.”

• A man shot two women in Ridgewood and then hung himself as cops broke into his apartment to stop the attack.

Entertainment
Joni Mitchell is in good spirits after being found unconscious in her home.

• The trailer for the new Mad Max movie is out, and it looks like a wild ride.

Opinion
• Mike Lupica writes in the Daily News that the governor of Indiana is wrong to blame the media for the uproar over the state’s religious freedom law.

• A Post writer argues that the “green” movement on the nation’s college campuses is out of control.

Trending on Twitter
#AprilsFools
#NY11
#YoungerTV
JoniMitchell
#BetterCrayolaColors

Scoreboard
• The Rangers stopped a two-game skid with a 3-2 win over the Jets in Winnipeg.

• The Nets head across the East River for a7:30 p.m. matchup with the Knicks.

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Grand Florist – Spring Fresh Flowers! Don’t forget that special “Some-bunny” this Easter. 65-37 Grand Avenue, Maspeth 718-326-1090

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Take a closer look at NYC’s other Murray Hill – the neighborhood in Queens.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Fully renovated pre-war one-bedroom apartment in pet-friendly building for $329,000. www.madeleinerealty.com

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Large two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with a huge formal dining room, eat-in kitchen and walk-in pantry for $429,000. www.madeleinerealty.com

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 750-square-foot apartment at 41-16 47th Avenue in sunnyside for $301,000.

Health Awareness
• Get a better night’s sleep by doing six minutes of bedtime yoga.

• Get better skin and boost your sex life this spring with these diets.

Events
• Springfield Gardens – Noon – Councilman Donovan Richards lunches early voting for participatory budgeting. Preparatory Academy for Writers, 143-10 Springfield Blvd.

• Flushing Meadows – 1 to 5 p.m. – NYC & Company launches Queens “Tourism Ready” initiative. Queens Museum, NYC Building

• Fresh Meadows – 1:30 p.m. – St. John’s introduces Chris Mullin as its new head basketball coach. St. John’s Queens Campus, Carnesecca Arena

• Sunnyside – 7 p.m. – Community Board 2 Meeting. Sunnyside community Services, 43-31 39th St.

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April 1st, 2015 at 9:39 am

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MORNING BUZZ (3/31): Coyote spotted in LIC, Human remains found in bag in Rockaways & Tuesday events

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Tuesday, March 31

Weather
• Partly cloudy with periods of rain later in the day. High of 48.

Top Stories
• With a deadline just hours away, Iran and six countries are speeding up negotiations over an initial deal on the country’s nuclear program.

• Officials are investigating the motives of two men who were fatally shot yesterday after driving into an exit connected to NSA facilities.

• Officials reported on Monday that Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz had suicidal tendencies in the past.

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Isabella’s – Spring is Here and We’re Open! Frozen Yogurts, Smoothies, Floats, Ice Cream Cakes and more! 55-03 69th Street, Maspeth

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Queens News
• LIC residents spotted a coyote wandering the roof of an abandoned building yesterday.

• Cops discovered a duffel bag with human remains in Far Rockaway on Monday afternoon.

• Police released video of a man wanted for forcibly touching at least three women in Flushing.

Entertainment
• Disney says they’re developing a live-action Mulan.

• Here’s 25 things you need to know about Trevor Noah, the man who will try to replace Jon Stewart s host of The Daily Show.

Opinion
• The New York Times says the world is too reliant on the US dollar.

• The Observer says if Albany can actually come together, lawmakers should take a deserved bow when it comes to education reform.

Trending on Twitter
• #BieberRoast
• #roastofjustinbieber
• Martha Stewart
• Scientology
• #ThingsMyDoctorSays

Scoreboard
• The Rangers are in Winnipeg for a 8 p.m. contest with the Jets.

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Children’s Carnival – Sat/Sun Apr 11/12  11AM-6PM Enjoy the weather at the farm with carnival rides, midway games and prizes, hayrides, and children’s entertainment. $11  Queens Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park

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Real Estate
• Latest news – The Willets Point auto shops have settled their lawsuit with the city.

For Sale – Forest Hills – Fully renovated pre-war one-bedroom apartment in pet-friendly building for $329,000. www.madeleinerealty.com

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Large two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with a huge formal dining room, eat-in kitchen and walk-in pantry for $429,000. www.madeleinerealty.com

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 776-square-foot apartment at 64-48 Booth Street in Rego Park for $335,000.

Technology
• When it comes to wearable gadgets, wristwear is the only technology that will last.

• To compete with Meerkat, Twitter launched its own live video-streaming service.

Events
Flushing 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. MetroCard Bus.  Refill your card. Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd.

• Arverne – 11 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer unveils audit of the Build It Back program. 704 Beach 67th St.

 Jamaica- 2:00 p.m.- Screening of Wadjda. Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

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March 31st, 2015 at 3:51 pm

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