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MORNING BUZZ (1/14): Church: we would have turned to mob boss, Crime at all-time low in 112th & Tuesday events

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20 top news items, 8 a.m. every day. 3 minutes & you’re a star at the water cooler.Tuesday, January 14thWeather
• Light rain with a high of 38.

Top Stories
• With another looming government shutdown this week, lawmakers release a $1.1 trillion spending bill that boosts military and domestic programs.

• A retired cop was charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting a man and injuring a woman over texting in a movie theater.

• Egyptians fear a possible clash as they prepare for a vote to replace the constitution passed by Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

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Queens News
• LIRR service was restored between Jamaica and Penn Station after it was temporarily shut down for nearly two hours.

• Children lined up at the New York Hall of Science to take home part of a Guinness World Record-breaking gingerbread house over the weekend.
• Parishioners in Ozone Park say they would have turned to John Gotti to hunt down the person who beheaded a Virgin Mary statue.

• Captain Thomas Conforti of the 112th Precinct reported record low burglary numbers for Forest Hills and Rego Park in 2013.

 

 

Entertainment
• Critics say Bruce Springsteen’s new album High Hopes is a collection of covers and falls short of fan expectations. Listen to the single here.

• Armond White was kicked out of the New York Film Critics Circle after heckling the director of 12 Years a Slave.

Opinion
• NY Post columnist denounces newly elected Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for campaigning to free a terrorist that killed his father.

• NY Times editorial board says the U.S. should intervene with Syrian chaos as rebels are seeking Americans to commit attacks.

Scoreboard
• The Knicks get their fifth win in a row with a 98-96 home win against the Phoenix Suns last night. Watch the recap here. They hit the road to play the Charlotte Bobcats tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Nets travel to London to play the Atlanta Hawks for the NBA Global Games matchup on Thursday at 3 p.m.

• The Rangers are counting on goalie Henrik Lundqvist to stay in the groove against the Lightening tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders look to extend their winning streak to five against the Florida Panthers tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Latest news- After a hit during the recession, real estate costs are on the rise in Forest Hills to a new median of $728,500.
• For sale – Astoria – Semi-detached brick, three-family home. First floor features two bedrooms, full bath and EIK. Second floor features two apartments with one bedroom each. Two blocks from subway station. Asking $989,000.
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• For sale – Briarwood - Just listed. One-family home with six rooms, three bedrooms. Fantastic condition. Asking $555,000.

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• Sold - Two-bedroom, one-bath, 990-square-foot condominium at 79-14 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Rockaway for $250,000.

 

 

Technology

• Kickstarter, the online fundraising site, says total pledges for 2013 topped $480 million.

 

This robotic bartender could possibly cut wait times for mixed drinks at the bar.

 

 

Events

Jackson Heights - 8:30 a.m. – The Queens Chamber of Commerce presents: Breakfast Before Business Seminar. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Boulevard, Suite 140

Kew Gardens – 9:30 a.m. – Queens Borough Cabinet Meeting. President’s Conference Room, Queens Borough Hall,120-55 Queens Blvd.

Corona – 10 a.m. – Financing Your Business – A seminar for business start-ups. BOC Network Office, 96-11 40th Rd.

Flushing – 2:30 p.m. – A tribute to the music of Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond and Paul Anka with Arnie Gruber. East Flushing Library, 196-36 Northern Blvd.

Laurelton – 3:30 p.m. – Young Men’s Empowerment Group meeting. Queens Library, 134-26 225th St.

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January 14th, 2014 at 6:30 pm

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