Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Man sentenced to six months in jail for killing girlfriend’s dog, Trump launches 2020 reelection bid

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Wednesday, June 19

Weather
• Thunderstorms later today with a high of 73 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump launched his 2020 re-election bid with a rally in Orlando on Tuesday night.

• A tourist said many passengers aboard a flight from the Dominican Republicwere sick and suffering from similar symptoms.

• The MTA and the Department of Transportation reached an agreement last week to work together on implementing the congestion pricing program.

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Queens Jazz Orchestra: It Ain’t Over Yet  Fri June 21st  8pm  A testimony to composer Jimmy Heath’s life and legacy of great music.  Tickets Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• The Queens man who killed his girlfriend’s dog will spend six months behind bars.

• A former Flushing doctor pleaded guilty to charges for the fatal overdoses of three patients.

• Officials said that the dead baby found near Crocheron Park turned out to be just a realistic-looking doll.

Politics
• Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan decided to not go forward with his confirmation process amid a domestic dispute report.

• Senator Chuck Schumer wants Jon Stewart to keep pressing politicians over the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

Entertainment
• “Will and Grace” star Debra Messing is returning to Broadway for the new play “Birthday Candles.”

• “Queer Eye” has been renewed for two more seasons and season 4 will premiere on July 19.

Buzzing Back

• In 1961 Ben E. King enjoys his biggest hit when this song reaches #4 on the Billboard singles chart.

• In 1897 movie actor Moe Howard is born in NYC.  In 1925 he married Helen Schonberger, who was the cousin of this legendary illusionist.

Opinion
• The Post argued that state lawmakers will claim the Climate and Community Protection Act as a win when it’s just “another dog’s breakfast.”

• The Los Angeles Times explores whether cities will give into Google’s push for more housing in Silicon Valley.

In the Blogs
• Are you a brunch fan? If so, you can hit up any of these Astoria establishments for bottomless brunch this summer.

• Police are looking for two men who dragged a Ridgewood man out of a taxi, assaulted him and then stole $2,000 from him.

Trending in New York
#PoseFX
#USMNT
#RHOBH
Guyana
#HowIFightDepression

Scoreboard
• The Mets (35-38) crushed the Atlanta Braves, 10-2. They face each other again tonight at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees (45-27) defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-3. The two teams meet again at 1:05 p.m.

• The Jets hired former Colts VP of player personnel Rex Hogan as their assistant GM.

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The Head and the Heart  Sun June 23rd 5pm  Young the Giant,  Fitz & The Tantrums, a special acoustic performance by Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional and Smith & Thell.  $39.50 – $89.50 Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills
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Real Estate
• The Queens MediaWorks project, a content production hub, is looking at two Long Island City sites for its possible home.

• For Sale – 64-20 83rd Street, Middle Village - One family home offers 3 BRs, FDR, EIK w/ breakfast nook, 1/2 bath. in finished basement, one car garage, close to Juniper Park.  $779,000. Lou Pastorini @ Coldwell Banker Phillips. 917-797-7567

• For Rent – Whitestone - 1 BR apt features LR/DR area, kitchen, 1 full bath.  Ample street parking, close to shopping & transportation. Pets OK.  $1,800/mo. Carollo Rentals. (718) 224-3083

• Sold – Whitestone - A two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 162-01 Powells Cove Blvd. for $388,000. Zillow

Business News
• The list of top ten airlines with the best customer service doesn’t feature a single US carrier.

• There are some out there who still have faith in Boeing, like British Airways-owner IAG who signed a letter of intent to order 200 of the planes.

Events
• Bayside – 9 a.m. – Queens Borough President Melinda Katz attends P.S. 162Q’s graduation ceremony. P.S. 162Q, 201-02 53rd Ave.• Oakland Gardens – 9:30 a.m. – Katz attends P.S. 213Q’s graduation ceremony. P.S. 213Q, 231-02 67th Ave.

• Oakland Gardens – 10 a.m. – P.S. 46Q’s graduation ceremony. P.S. 46Q, 64-45 218th St.

• Jamaica – 10:20 a.m. – P.S. 48Q’s graduation ceremony. P.S. 48Q, 108-29 155th St.

•  Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Katz hosts annual pride month celebration with Councilmen Daniel Dromm and Jimmy Van Bramer. Queens Borough Hall (Helen Marshall Cultural Center), 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Fresh Meadows - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting.  Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.

Ridgewood - Sunset – Film Night @ Nowadays: “Labryinth”.  56-06 Cooper Avenue

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June 19th, 2019 at 8:42 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

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Tuesday, June 18

Weather
• Rain with a high of 71 degrees.

Top Stories
• Hong Kong’s leader makes a public apology for the extradition bill, but says she will not resign.

• A millionaire in DC was sentenced to nine years in prison after a man died while building tunnels underneath his house.

• Dominican prosecutors have identified a fugitive who paid for the killing of former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz.

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The Lumineers  Sat June 22nd 5pm  With The Revivalists, Sharon Van Etten and Catfish & The Bottlemen.  $59.50 – $99.50   Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills
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Queens News
• A man was arrested at JFK Airport for smuggling in 24 live songbirds trapped in plastic hair curlers.

• A recent report shows that Queens residents wait the longest for paramedics to show up.

• Tiffany Cabán has raised over $233,000 in the last threes weeks for the Queens DA race.

Politics
• Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the Green Light Bill granting undocumented immigrants access to New York driver’s licenses.

• Amid tensions with Iran, the US is sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East.

Entertainment
• Cara Delevingne opens up about dating Ashley Benson

C Glizzy, a rapper with ties to the slain XXXTentacion, was shot in the head in Florida.

Buzzing Back

• In 1983, Sally Ride is the first American woman in space.

• In 1942, Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool. In June of 2018, he joined James Corden for “Carpool Karaoke”.  Watch it here.

Opinion
• The Post says despite being born in the top 1 percent, Gloria Vanderbilt was a true New York great who overcame obstacles, including a bitter childhood.

• CNN says Africa is doing better on LGBTQ rights than you think after Botswana’s High Court ruled in favor of LGBTQ rights.

In the Blogs
• Sunnyside’s Celtic Park Complex will have an open house this Saturday showing off 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

• Rumors are swirling that Robert De Niro’s real estate development company is looking to turn Astoria’s Steinway Factory lot into a film studio.

Trending in New York
Libra 
#TuesdayThoughts
#RIPXXXTentacion
Jeno 
#ChocolateCelebrities 

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (44-27) topped the Rays, 3-0. They meet again tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• The Mets (34-38) fell to the Atlanta Braves, 12-3. The Mets will look to get a win in Atlanta tonight at 7:20 p.m.

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Relay For Life of Middle Village  Sat June 22nd & Sun June 23rd 3pm  Opening Ceremony 4pm, Luminary Ceremony 10pm , Closing Ceremony 7am  Juniper Valley Park Running Tack, Middle Village
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Real Estate
• A vacant lot for sale in Elmhurst is home to an African-American burial ground.

• For Sale – 50-52 44th Street, Woodside – Two family home vacant on title offers 5 BRs, 2 bath, 2 car garage.  $1.199M. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Middle Village – Renovated apt features open concept LR/DR, EIK w/ SS appliances, 1 BR, 1 full bath.  $1,500/mo. Carollo Rentals 917-780-6142

• Sold – Middle Village – A 9-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,376-square-foot multi-family home located at 62-44 62nd Rd. sold for $915,000. Zillow. 

Technology
• Microsoft is adding its To-Do app to the Mac app store with core features including working offline, sharing lists and the ability to create and manage tasks.

• J.P. Morgan is rumored to be working on a secretive digital banking project out of London.

Events
Kew Gardens – 9:30 a.m. – Borough Board Meeting. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Flushing – 10 a.m. – TWN Su-Casa Senior Film Screening. Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center, 34-30 137th St.

• Sunnyside – 5 p.m. – Girl Scout Troops, 4222, 4182 and 4547 hold Get Out the Vote event for Queens DA race. Bliss Plaza, 46th St. & Queens Blvd.

Forest Hills – 6 p.m. – Celebrate Jerusalem Concert. Macdonald Park, Queens Blvd. & 70th Ave.

• Kew Gardens – 6 p.m. – NYC Commission on Gender Equity hosts summit. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting. Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.

• Jackson Heights – 6:30 p.m. – Bangladeshi New Yorkers endorse Tiffany Caban for Queens DA. 72-24 Broadway, 4th Floor

Jamaica – 7 p.m. – Community Board 8 Parks Committee Meeting. District Office, 197-15 Hillside Ave.

• Middle Village – 7 p.m. – District 24 Community Education Council Meeting. PS/IS 87, 67-54 80th St.

Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 7 Committee Meeting. Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.

• Ridgewood – 7:30 p.m. – 104th Precinct Community Council Meeting. 104th Precinct, 64-02 Catalpa Ave.

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June 18th, 2019 at 9:03 am

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Morning Buzz: Fires rip through church, public housing in Queens, Pol pushes bill to save elite high schools

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Monday, June 17

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with showers in the evening. High of 78.

Top Stories
Iran will break the uranium stockpile limit, set by the nuclear deal, in 10 days.

• Hong Kong protesters continued massive demonstrations against the government’s extradition bill.

• An emotionally disturbed man attacked an MTA worker at a Harlem subwaystation.

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Metropolitan Opera Recital Mon June 17th  7-8:30pm Featuring talented young Met singers performing arias and duets from a variety of operas. Seating is limited – first come, first served. Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
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Queens News
• A D.C. man was charged with trespassing after refusing to leave a Jackson Heights building that happens to house AOC’s district office.

• A massive fire burned through a church in Rosedale, while a separate blaze at the Pomonok Houses left one critically injured.

• A Queens state senator is pushing legislation to create more specialized high schools and expand test prep.

Politics
• Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez believes pressure to impeach Trump is mounting with growing evidence.

• The State Senate is hashing out legislation to legalize marijuana and is prepared to introduce the bill soon.

Entertainment
Tiffany Haddish canceled her Atlanta performance over the state’s abortion law.

Weekend Box Office
Men in Black International: $28.5 million
The Secret Life of Pets 2: $23.8 million
Aladdin (2019): $16.7 million
Dark Phoenix: $9 million
Rocketman: $8.8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1994, O.J. Simpson was arrested after flight from justice.

• In 1943, singer Barry Manilow was born in Brooklyn. In his early days, he played piano for this singer.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the Port Authority should scrap the LaGuardia AirTrain, and extend the N train instead.

• The Post urges moderate Democrats to revoke the progressive green light bill in Albany.

In the Blogs
• Here are the winners of a Mothers Day Essay Contest in northeast Queens.

• Enjoy free yoga every Saturday morning at The Shops at Atlas Park until August 31.

Trending in New York
#EuphoriaHBO
Bill Cosby
#AskTomAndJake
Skrillex
Mulvaney

Scoreboard
• The Mets (34-37) fell to the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-3. They head to Atlanta for a three-game series with the Braves at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees (43-27) topped the Chicago White Sox, 10-3. They return home for a three-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

• Noah Syndergaard has been placed on the IL for a strained right hamstring.

• The Yankees traded for slugger Edwin Encarnacion, and made room for himby demoting Clint Frazier to AAA.

Gary Woodland held off Brooks Koepka to win the U.S. Open.

• The U.S. Women’s National Team topped Chile, 3-0, including two goals from Carli Lloyd.

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Queens Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing & Dinner Mon June 24th 10:30am Admission includes Greens fee, cart, breakfast, lunch, cocktails and dinner buffet. Call 718-898-8500 ext 123 or email [email protected]org. Garden City Country Club, 206 Stewart Ave., Garden City.
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Real Estate
• The Hotel Trades Council has filed plans for a new $75 million health center in Long Island City.

• For Sale – 111-19 111th Street, S. Ozone Park – One family home w/ private driveway & garage offers 2 levels of living space w/ LR/DR combo, EIK, FDR on 1st flr, 3 BRs & full bath on 2nd flr. Unfinished basement w/ separate entrance.  $699,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Sale – 60-39 Maspeth Avenue, Maspeth – Renovated 2 family Townhouse on large 30×100 lot offers 8 BRs, 3 bath, full basement, 2 car garage.  $1.399M. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Rosedale – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,296-square-foot condo at 258-16 149th Road for $395,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday morning, in the vicinity of 1040 Beach 21st Street in Far Rockaway, police responded to a 911 call of unresponsive man. Cops discovered a 67-year-old man, who was pronounced dead on scene. The medical examiner was determine the cause of death. An investigation is ongoing.

Events
Flushing – 1 p.m. – Congresswoman Grace Meng, Boys Club of New York and Flushing Bank to announce resume and interview tips workshop for high school, college students. 133-01 41st Rd.

LIC – 2:30 p.m. – Queens DA candidate Tiffany Caban greets parents at PS 111 with Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. 37-15 13th St.

LIC – 4 p.m. – Caban canvasses in Queensbridge with Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner. 21st St. and 41st Ave.

Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz chairs Queens Borough Board. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

LIC – 6 p.m. – VOCAL-NY Queens DA Forum. 10-25 41st Ave.

Hempstead – 7 p.m. – Borough President Katz accepts award from St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. The Seawane Club, 1300 Seawane Club Dr.

LIC – 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Metropolitan Opera Recital. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

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June 17th, 2019 at 8:58 am

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Morning Buzz: Maserati driver crashes into bus in Flushing, Teen arrested on murder, arson charges

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Friday, June 14

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 75 degrees. Saturday will be partly cloudy and a high of 83. Expect isolated thunderstorms on Sunday with a high of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
Iran is denying involvement in the oil tanker attacks despite blame from U.S. officials.

• White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving her position at the end of the month.

• The NYPD won’t immediately arrest homeless people for violating rules on the subways in Manhattan as part of a new pilot program.

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Family Fun Day: Candy Twisted Balloons Sat June 15th 11am-2pm Father’s Day crafts, free entertainment, bounce house, face painter, balloon twister and more! Don’t forget your camera. Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd., Forest Hills.
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Queens News
• A man was arrested for a DWI in Flushing after crashing his Maserati into a bus.

• A teen was arrested on murder and arson charges in a Jamaica apartment firethat killed two people.

• A Richmond Hill homeowner learned a hard lesson about her water line protection plan.

Politics
• A federal watchdog agency recommended that Trump fire Kellyanne Conwayfor repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity.

• Cuomo signed legislation eliminating religious exemptions to vaccines just minutes after it was passed.

Entertainment
• Cuba Gooding Jr. was charged with forcibly touching a woman at a rooftop bar.

• Take a listen to Taylor Swift’s brand new single, “You Need to Calm Down!

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, America achieved their second Billboard number-one record and their seventh Top 40 hit with this song.

• In 1961, pop singer Boy George was born in London. He helped lead the British New Romantic movement in 1970s & 80s with this group.

Opinion
• The Daily News says New York is showing good sense by eliminating religious exemptions for vaccines.

• The Post calls de Blasio’s bid to appear angry Asian-American groups “bogus.”

In the Blogs
• Catch a free screening of “The Muppets Take Manhattan” at Noonan Park tonight.

• The city is distributing free bike helmets next weekend at Juniper Valley Park.

Trending in New York
The Warriors
Melo
DeRozan
#JohnMcCainDay
Doris Burke

Scoreboard
• We the North! The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA championship after defeating the reigning Golden State Warriors, 114-110.

• Kawhi Leonard won his second Finals MVP, while the Warriors lost Klay Thompson to a torn ACL.

• With the score tied at 4-4 in the 9th, the Mets (33-34) will continue their game with the St. Louis Cardinals tonight at 6:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (41-26) fell to the Chicago White Sox, 5-4.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets host the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees face the White Sox in Chicago at 8:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets welcome the Cardinals to Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers take on the White Sox. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets cap off their home-stand with a matinee against the Cardinals. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees finish their four-game series in Chicago at 2:10 p.m.

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Father’s Day Classic Car Show Sun June 16th 11am-2:30pm “The Strip” will be closed to traffic, allowing the community to check out over 100 classic cars from the region while enjoying live music & food. Shore Blvd, Astoria Park.
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Real Estate
Real estate leaders are mobilizing before the rent reform bills are signed into law in Albany.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 16th 1-2:30pm  67-107 Burns Street, Forest Hills – House-like co-op offers 3 BRs w/ abundant closets, 2 renovated bath, LR w/ access to balcony, kitchen w/ SS appliances. Pet Friendly, close to transportation.    $679,000. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 16th 12:30-2:30pm  60-70 Woodhaven Blvd, Unit 6B, Middle Village – 3BR, 2 bath Condo has renovated kitchen w/ SS appliances, open concept dining/living space, washer/dryer in unit, pet friendly.  $757,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Rockaway Beach – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,293-square-foot house at 337 Beach 89th Street for $699,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater has mapped out the best spots to eat near the Rockaway Beachboardwalk.

• Major hot pot chain Xiao Long Kan will open a new 5,000-square-foot spot in Flushing next summer.

Restaurant ABC’s – Elmhurst
Grade A – Lahi, 51-24 Van Loon St. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Lao Fu Zhou, 83-11 Broadway – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Evidence of mice, Wiping cloths soiled.
Grade C – Taqueria Juarez Restaurant, 91-09 43rd Ave. – Food not cooled by approved method, Live roaches, Filth flies.

Events
Kew Gardens Hills – 9:30 a.m. – New York Road Runners to distribute 700 pairs of running shoes to students. PS 164, 138-01 77th Ave.

Ozone Park – 10 a.m. – Councilman Eric Ulrich to host street renaming ceremony honoring FDNY Chief Ronald Spadafora. 90th St. and Rockaway Blvd.

LIC – 11 a.m. – Grand opening of Bryant High School athletic complex. 48-10 31st Ave.

East Elmhurst – 2 p.m. – Councilman Daniel Dromm to speak at LaGuardia Airport’s unveiling of Pride exhibit. Marine Air Terminal.

Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Arts, Culture & Fun: Ceramic Pottery. Al Oerter Rec Ctr, 131-40 Fowler Ave.

Maspeth – 6 p.m. – St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy graduation. 61-15 Grand Ave.

Astoria – 7 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series: “Death Proof.” Museum of the moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Sunnyside – 7 p.m. – Sunnyside Outdoor Movie Night “The Muppets Take Manhattan”. Noonan Park, 47th Ave & Greenpoint Ave.

St. Albans – 7 p.m. – Councilman I. Daneek Miller presents Men’s Day. Thomasina’s Catering Hall, 205-35 Linden Blvd.

Richmond Hill - 7 p.m. – 12th Annual Pet Adoption Fair. Buddy Monument in Forest Park, Myrtle Ave & Park Lane So.

Saturday
•  Forest Hills – 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Volunteers needed for planting/weeding in MacDonald Park, 70th Ave & Queens Blvd.
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Church of the Redeemer Flea Market.  30-14 Crescent St.
Rockaway Park - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – 13th Annual Rockstock and Barrels NYC Surf/Skate & Music Festival.  Beach 90th St & Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Bayside – 10 a.m. to noon – Bayside Historical Society Planting Day at the Castle. 208 Totten Ave.
Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day: Candy Twisted Balloons.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Ridgewood – Noon to 6 p.m. – A.C.E. Flea Market.  PS 290, 55-20 Metropolitan Ave.
Astoria – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Astoria Park & The General Slocum.  Astoria Park Pkg Lot, 19th St & Hoyt Ave No.
Rockaway Park – 3 to 9 p.m. – Rockapulco Gold Music Festival.  114-04 Beach Channel Drive
Astoria – 3:30 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series “Hooper”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Astoria – 6 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series “Point Break”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series “Haywire”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – Death Cab for Cutie.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
Flushing - 7:30 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Sunday
Astoria – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Father’s Day Classic Car Show.  Shore Blvd, Astoria Park
• Astoria – 4 p.m. – See It Big! Action Series “Police Story”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Woodhaven - 5 to 6:30 p.m. – Jerry Costanza & His Gotham City Swingers.  George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Drive & Woodhaven Blvd.

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June 14th, 2019 at 8:52 am

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Morning Buzz: Woodside businesses can’t stand the smell, Oil tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman

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Thursday, June 13

Weather
• Rain early, then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High of 65.

Top Stories
• The state Assembly has passed a bill to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.

• The City Council speaker’s plan to transform the city’s streets – including tripling bike lanes – has hit a snag with the Transportation Department.

• Two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman, raising oil prices and tensions between U.S. and Iran.

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From the Archives: Bayside Yacht Club  Thurs June 13th  7pm  A new exhibit featuring documents and other archival materials from our collection. Register here. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Fort Totten
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Queens News
• The family of a Queens veteran who died in a Pennsylvania jail say more witnesses are coming forward to shed light on what happened.

• Business owners on 55th Street in Woodside say they can no longer stand the odors coming from a live poultry slaughterhouse on the block.

• As more of their ilk continue to close, Tower Diner in Forest Hills stands proudon Queens Boulevard.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters yesterday that he received a text from DNC chair Tom Perez confirming he made the cut for the first presidential debate.

• President Donald Trump said he would be open to accepting dirt on his political opponents from foreign countries in the 2020 election.

Entertainment
• Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have officially ended their feud, but just how did we get here in the first place?

• A lawyer for Cuba Gooding, Jr. says surveillance video from a Manhattan bar clears the actor of groping allegations. He is reconsidering turning himself in.

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, this British band with an unusual name releases what would become a #1 summertime hit.

• In 1953, actor Tim Allen is born in Denver. He provided the voice for a character in this movie.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Post says the new rent regulation legislation in Albany will basically destroy the housing market in New York City. The Daily News agrees.

• The Queens Ledger argues that the Eco-Schools program in Greenpoint should serve as model for citywide sustainability education.

In the Blogs
• Here’s ten perfect spots for a summer date in Bushwick and Ridgewood.

• Korean Community Services on 32nd Avenue in Bayside will be an early voting site.

Trending in New York
#Stanley Cup
St. Louis
Binnington
The Blues
#ThursdayThoughts

Scoreboard
• The Mets (33-34) host begin a four-game series at Citi Field with the Cardinals. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (41-25) start their own four-game series in Chicago with the White Sox tonight at 8:10 p.m.

• The NBA Finals resume tonight at 9 p.m. on ABC. Toronto leads Golden State, 3-2.

• The St. Louis Blues won their first Stanley Cup, beating the Boston Bruins last night, 4-1.

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Rockapulco Gold Music Festival  Sat June 15th 3-9pm The Rockapulco Gold Music Festival under the tent featuring great bands, beer, DJ and dancing! $30 114-04 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park
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Real Estate
• Actor Robert De Niro is buying a five-acre Astoria lot with plans on building a film studio.

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs June 13th 5-7pm 70-30 65th Street, Glendale – Two family with one-bath, 2/3 BRs apartments. Finished basement w/ half-bath, 2 car garage.  $969,000 CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 15th 1-3pm  72-31 Metropolitan Ave, Unit #1C, Middle Village – Sunny condo offers large LR & DR, plus king-sized Master BR, modern kitchen & bath, balcony. $439,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Three-bedroom, three-bath, 5.500-square-foot home at 75-15 196th Place in Fresh Meadows for $1.065 million.

Style & Fashion
• Jet Set lists 11 must-haves for summer travel.

• As beach season gets into full swing, here’s the hottest swimsuit styles for 2019.

Events
Flushing - 9 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz attends PS/IS 119 graduation. Kupferberg Center, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

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

Elmhurst – 2:30 p.m. – Opening of modernized outpatient facility. Elmhurst Hospital, 80-02 41st Ave.

Astoria – 6 to 9 p.m. – United Community Civic Association BBQ. Central Lounge, 20-30 Steinway St.

LIC – 6:30 p.m. – Danny Mixon Quartet featuring Antoinette Montague. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

Bayside – 7 p.m. – From the Archives: Bayside Yacht Club. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.

St. Albans – 7 p.m. – Borough President Katz speaks at Octagon Neighborhood Association Meeting. St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 118-34 Riverton St.

Jamaica – 7:30 p.m. – Thelma & Bernice. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

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

Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Thursday Night Jazz Series with Kalia Vandever. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

Fresh Meadows - 8 p.m. – Katz delivers opening remarks at New York Philharmonic’s 2019 “Concerts in the Parks” Series. Cunningham Park, 193rd St. & Union Turnpike

Fresh Meadows – 8 to 9:30 p.m. – The New York Philharmonic. Cunningham Park, 193rd Street Field

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June 13th, 2019 at 9:01 am

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Morning Buzz: Advocates call for reopening of Vetrano murder case, NYPD mourns Deputy Chief Steven Silks at funeral mass

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Wednesday, June 12

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 74 degrees.

Top Stories
• Jon Stewart tore into Congress after a few lawmakers showed up to hear first responders plead for the reauthorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

• Strand Bookstore and six nearby buildings were designated as New York City landmarks.

• Albany lawmakers have reached a significant deal on rent protections for the city’s apartment dwellers.

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Thursday Night Jazz Series  Thurs  June 13th   8pm  Kalia Vandever is a trombonist, composer, and educator.   $10 Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
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Queens News
• A Queens man who was drugged and robbed is afraid to go out again.

• Advocates called on the Queens District Attorney’s Office to reopen the controversial Karina Vetrano murder investigation with a petition of 26,000 signatures.

• As the NYPD and community said goodbye to Deputy Chief Steven Silks, questions remain within the department on how they could’ve helped.

Politics
• Vice President Mike Pence defended the Trump administration’s choice to reject requests from U.S. embassies to fly rainbow pride flags during June.

• Donald Trump Jr. will meet with the Senate Intel Committee behind closed doors on Wednesday.

Entertainment
• Meghan Markle will guest edit the September issue of British Vogue.

The “Frozen 2″ trailer has dropped and it unveiled that the movie will explore Elsa’s magical past.

Buzzing Back

• In 1987 Reagan challenges Gorbachev.  This speech by Ronald Regan has become his most famous Cold War speech.

• In 1929 non-fiction author Anne Frank is born in Frankfurt, Germany.  This actress won an Oscar for her 1959 film adaptation of this book.

Opinion
• The Post is displeased with Joe Biden’s stance on China.

• The Daily News applauded Mayor de Blasio for embracing education integration efforts.

In the Blogs
• Bayside’s Korean Community Services has been chosen as an early voting site in northeast Queens.

• Check out the list of farmers markets in western and central Queens.

Trending in New York
#WednesdayWisdom
Hanbin
Pulse
#Superhuman2ndWin
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Scoreboard
• The Yankees (41-25) walloped the Mets (33-34) in the first game of a split doubleheader of the Subway Series, winning 12-5. However, the Mets came back strong during the second game, defeating the Yanks by a score of 10-4.

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Danny Mixon Quartet featuring Antoinette Montague  Thurs June 13th 6:30-8pm Presented in partnership with The Jazz Foundation of America.  Free!  Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd, LIC.
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Real Estate
• As people struggle to afford rising rents, the adult version of student housing is becoming more popular.

• For Sale – 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village – One family Tudor across from Juniper Park features 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, fireplace, FDR, sliding doors to large patio on 20×100 lot.  $1.198M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Sale – 85-09 67th Road, Rego Park – Semi detached 2 family brick features parking for 3 cars, fully alarmed w/ new roof.  Home will be vacant on closing.  $988,000 Lou Pastorini @ Coldwell Banker Phillips. 917-797-7567

• Sold – Whitestone – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 164-32 Willets Point Blvd. for $250,000. Zillow

Business News
• FedEx announced that it will not renew its US air contract with Amazon.

• There’s a new security warning for Google’s 1.5 billion Gmail and Calendar users as threats are interested in targeting users with a credential-stealing attack.

Events
Woodside – 10 a.m. – Councilman Costa Constantinides, school officials unveil new schoolyard. PS 151, 50-05 31st Ave.

Forest Hills – 3:30 p.m. – Queens Borough President Melinda Katz hosts a rally to lay out her agenda for protecting women’s rights as district attorney. MacDonald Park, 8720 Queens Blvd.

Astoria – 6 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer serves as the master of ceremonies for the 14th Annual Taste of LIC. Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St

Jamaica – 7:30 p.m. – Thelma & Bernice.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

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

Kew Gardens – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 6 Monthly Meeting.  80-02 Kew Gardens Road #202

Ridgewood - 8 p.m. – Film Night @ Nowadays: “Babylon”.  56-06 Cooper Ave.

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Morning Buzz: Pilot killed in helicopter crash-landing, 7 train riders grill MTA brass

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Tuesday, June 11

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 78 degrees.

Top Stories
• A helicopter crash-landed on a midtown office building, killing the pilot.

• Former Red Sox star David Ortiz has landed in Boston 24 hours after he was shot in the Dominican Republic.

• Mayor de Blasio announced a new major push to tackle segregation in New York City public schools.

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Church of the Redeemer Flea Market Sat June 15th 10am-4pm Arts & crafts, antiques, roadside finds, collectibles, vintage goods & much more! Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent St., Astoria.
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Queens News
• The Queens man accused of fatally stabbing his 30-year-old nephew only lashed out because the victim grabbed him by the hair, his lawyer claimed.

• MTA leaders were put on the hot seat by 7 train riders about falling debris and service.

Queens is home to the most sugar daddies in New York City, according to a study.

Politics
• Kirsten Gillibrand has secured a spot in the first Democratic presidential debate in June.

• A new poll shows most New Yorkers don’t want Andrew Cuomo to run for a fourth term as governor.

Entertainment
Matt Lauer and Annette Roque are close to finalizing their divorce.

Teddy Geiger and Emily Hampshire have called off their engagement after six months.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976 this song by Wild Cherry hits the Billboard #1 chart and will be the band’s only Top 40 hit.

• In 1933 movie actor Gene Wilder is born in Milwaukee, WI.  His film career started when he played a hostage in this 1967 movie.

Opinion
• USA Today says Joe Biden and other 2020 Democrats are giving climate change the attention it deserves.

• The Post says far too many public employees get to keep jobs they should never have.

In the Blogs
• These restaurants are participating in the 14th annual Taste of LIC this week.

• A three-day Egyptian festival is taking place this weekend in Ridgewood.

Trending in New York
Warriors
Kawhi
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (32-33) and Yankees (40-24) game was postponed due to rain. The Subway Series at Yankees Stadium will be a day-night doubleheader at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.

• The Golden State Warriors held off the Toronto Raptors, 106-105, but are still down 3-2 in the NBA Finals.

Kevin Durant suffered an achilles injury during the game and didn’t return.

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Death Cab for Cutie  Sat June 15th  6:30pm Alternative rock band with special guest Jenny Lewis.  $39.50-$79.50   Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills
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Real Estate
• Zara Realty has purchased a pair of multifamily buildings in Flushing for $80 million.

• For Sale – 62-02 62nd Avenue, Middle Village - Three family home w/ 3 car garage, coroner property.  1st flr has a 3 BR apt w/ LR, DR, kitchen, full bath – 2nd flr has Two 1BR apts w/ LR, EIK, full bath.  $1.298M. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• For Sale – 88-16 164th Avenue, Howard Beach – One family Ranch has 2 entrances, sits on large 40×100 lot.  Main flr has 3 BRs, 1 bath, EIK w/ dishwasher, FDR.  Lower level is a 1 BR, 1 bath walk-in w/ laundry room.  $799,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Queens Village – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,000-square-foot house at 92-24 218th Street for $370,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Facebook plans to unveil new Portal hardware later this year.

• Samsung says it will announce the timing of the Galaxy Fold “in the coming weeks.”

Events
Forest Hills – 10 a.m. – Funeral for NYPD Deputy Chief Steven Silks. Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St.

LIC – 10 a.m. – Board of Health holds meeting. Department of Health, 42-09 28th St., 3rd Fl.

Forest Hills – 11:30 a.m. – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. visits Queens Community House. 108-25 62nd Dr.

Jamaica – 7:30 p.m. –  Thelma & Bernice. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

Corona - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 4 Monthly Meeting. VFW Post #150, 151-11 108th St.

Ozone Park - 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting. Majestic Marquis, 88-03 101st Ave.

East Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – East Elmhurst Town Hall hosted by Councilman Francisco Moya, Community Board 3, East Elmhurst-Corona Civic Association. East Elmhurst Community School, 26-25 97th St.

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June 11th, 2019 at 9:18 am

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Morning Buzz: David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic, Firefighter arrested over parking spot fight

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Monday, June 10
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Shavuot. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with periods of rain. High of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic.

• “Hadestown” won eight Tony Awards, including best musical.

• Seven people were rescued after a boat overturned near City Island.

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Thelma & Bernice Mon June 10th– Thurs June 13th 7:30pm A dance program honoring the impacts of Thelma Hill & Bernice Johnson. Suggested donation $20. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica.
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Queens News
• An FDNY firefighter was arrested for punching a man in a fight over a parking spot in Forest Hills.

• A Queensborough Community College professor claims he was unfairly fired after telling a committee to “burn in eternal fires.”

• Police are looking for a man who snatched a purse on Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing last week.

Politics
• De Blasio received 0 percent in the latest Iowa poll, which showed Joe Biden leading the Democratic field.

• The 9/11 victims compensation fund is expected to receive more funding to help extend it for years.

Entertainment
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger got married in California over the weekend.

Weekend Box Office
The Secret Life of Pets 2: $47 million
Dark Phoenix: $33 million
Aladdin (2019): $24 million
Godzilla: King of the Monsters: $15 million
Rocketman: $14 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2007, the last episode of The Sopranos airs.

• In 1992, model Kate Upton was born in St. Joseph, MI. In 2014 she co-starred in this movie with Cameron Diaz.

Opinion
• The Post says de Blasio is holding opportunities for poor and minority kids hostage.

• Police Commissioner James O’Neill writes in the Times that facial recognition software makes us safer.

In the Blogs
• The interim president of Queens College met with student leaders on the first day of summer classes.

• Here’s a recap of the Forest Hills street fair over the weekend.

Trending in New York
David Ortiz
Hadestown
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (32-33) topped the Colorado Rockies, 6-1. They face the Yankees in the first game of the Subway Series at Yankees Stadium. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees (40-24) beat the Cleveland Indians in 10 innings, 7-6.

• The Toronto Raptors look to close out the NBA Finals at home against the Golden State Warriors. Game 5 starts at 9 p.m.

Rafael Nadal dominated Dominic Thiem to win his 12th French Open title.

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United Community Civic Assoc. Barbeque! Thurs June 13th 6-9pm Franks, beans, burgers, beverages, dessert. $55/per person. Call 917-742-6975. Central Lounge Patio, 20-30 Steinway St., Astoria.
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Real Estate
• These were the top 10 loans to outer-borough projects last month.

• For Sale – 164-22 97th Street, Howard Beach – Renovated 1 family Colonial style home offers 2 levels of living space w/ 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, kitchen w/ SS appliances, LR, FDR, sun room, fenced backyard w/ deck, washer/dryer hook ups.  $625,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Maspeth – Freshly painted 2 BR, 1 bath for rent includes LR, DR, EIK.  Heat/water included. Ample Parking $2,000/month. Carollo Real Estate. 718-366-6636

• Sold – Rego Park – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 835-square-foot co-op at 99-63 66th Avenue for $301,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 call of a stabbing inside 168-10 127th Avenue in Rochdale. Police found 30-year-old Terrall Coleman with stab wounds to his head and torso. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A 41-year-old suspect was taken into custody from the scene, with charges pending.

Events
South Ozone Park – 9:30 a.m. – Councilwoman Adrienne Adams pushes anti-litter campaign forward with placement of additional litter baskets. Rockaway Blvd. and 130th St.

Astoria – 10 a.m. – Councilman Costa Constantinides, advocates announce legislation on future of Rikers Island. 19th Ave. and Hazen St.

Maspeth – 10 a.m. – Groundbreaking ceremony for PS 58 community playground. 72-74 Grand Ave.

Astoria – 11 a.m. – Queens students speak out on mental health, discrimination, bullying and the environment through art. Hoyt Ave. North and 21st St.

Jackson Heights – 12:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz visits seniors at Queens Center for Gay Seniors. 37-06 77th St.

Flushing – 1 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo, Office of Administrative Trials and Hearing make announcement on bringing OATH “Neighborhood Pop-Up Court” to Flushing Library. 135-27 38th Ave., Suite 388.

Far Rockaway – 1 p.m. – Ribbon-cutting to celebrate completion of $560 million redevelopment of Ocean Bay Apartments. 434 Beach 54th St.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting. Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.

Jamaica – 7:30 p.m. – Thelma & Bernice. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

Forest Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Forest Hills Community and Civic Association Transportation Meeting. Our Lady of Mercy, 70-01 Kessel St.

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June 10th, 2019 at 9:21 am

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