Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

MORNING BUZZ: Power outages at LGA this morning, Boy falls in sewer

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Friday, July 24
Alert: Power outages at LGA are causing delays. Check with your carrier if flying today.

Weather
• It’s shaping up to be a great weekend, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid-80s all three days.

Top Stories
• A gunman killed himself and two others and injured nine in a shooting at a Louisiana movie theater.

• The fiancee of a mysterious man found decomposing in a car in LA says he was “part-human, part-alien” and sent to earth to save the world.

Police are on the hunt for a possible serial killer after two dismembered bodies were found in Niagara Falls.

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Mad Science Saturdays Sat. Jul 25th 1:30PM Summertime Rocket Show A spectacular science-theme show designed to amaze and entertain. Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd, Rego Park
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Queens News
• The city started work yesterday on a $100 million project to make Queens Boulevard safer.

• It took a Queens boy falling down a sewer to get the city to repair a catch basin.

• Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather is offering $10,000 for information leading to an arrest in the hit-and-run killing of a jeweler in Forest Hills.

Politics
• The federal government is considering a criminal investigation into presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s private email account.

• Has the mayor made another frenemy? The speaker of the City Council lashed out at him for hogging credit on the Uber deal.

Entertainment
• Amy Schumer fired back at a radio host who implied that she was “skanky”.

• Daily Show alum Wyatt Cenac had some harsh words for host Jon Stewart.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Observer writes that Sandra Bland should have never been arrested.

• A writer for Slate says New York is about to embark on the worst minimum wage experiment in the country.

In the Blogs
• There’s some pretty serious service disruptions on the subways this weekend.

• Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley announced that two streets will be renamed in her district: one for a bishop, the other for a WWI casualty.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (49-47) fell to the Dodgers, 3-0.

• The Yankees (53-41) swept the Orioles with a 9-3 thumping at the stadium yesterday afternoon.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Dodgers and Mets meet again at Citi Field. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees head to Minnesota to start a three-game series with the Twins at 8:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets and Dodgers get underway at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees and Twins play game two of their series at 7:10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets and Dodgers conclude their four-game series with a 1:10 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees wrap up their weekend in Minnesota. First pitch is at 2:10 p.m.

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Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow – Fri July 24th – Sun July 26th New York City’s oldest and largest pow wow. Go to www.queensfarm.org for showtimes. Queens Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park.
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Real Estate
• Just off the coast of Queens, Roosevelt Island is becoming the next hot real estate market.

• For Sale – OPEN HOUSE – Sat. July 25 12-2 p.m. – 155-24 101 Street, Howard Beach.  Lovely Legal 2 Family Home On 60×100, 7 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Full Basement, Garage, IGS.  Asking $649,000  DeNiro Realty  (917) 892-9558

• For Sale – OPEN HOUSE – Sat. 7/25 & Sun. 7/26 – 1-3 p.m. – 75-43 Juniper Valley Road, Middle Village.  Brick 1 Family, 2 Bedrooms, Full Finished Basement w/ Family Room, Front Porch, 1 Car Garage.  Reduced To $559,000.  Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold – Three-bedroom, 1.5-bath, 1,722-square-foot townhouse at 67-67 Groton Street in Forest Hills for $929,000.

Eating Out
• A new sake bar with a Thai twist has opened in Jackson Heights.

• Head to Astoria this Sunday for a good old-fashioned clam bake.

Restaurant ABC’s – Kew Gardens
Grade A –  Austin’s Steak & Ale House, 82-70 Austin St. – Food contact surface no properly washed, Sanitized utensil not properly stored
Grade B – Karp Tavern, 81-72 Lefferts Blvd. – Raw food cross-contaminated, Evidence of live mice & roaches
Grade Pending – Hangar Bar & Grill, 119-11 Metropolitan Ave. – Wiping cloths soiled, Facility no vermin proof

Events
Rego Park – 10 a.m. – Co-Dependents Anonymous Meeting for Women. Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, 85-18 61st Rd.

Floral Park - 7 to 10 p.m. – Thunderbird American Mid-Summer Pow-Wow. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer will be honored at the Reading 4 Smiles Gala. Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave.

Saturday
• Glendale - 10 a.m. – 104th Precinct Community Council Graffiti Cleanup. Bridge at 74th St. & Calamus Ave.
• Queens Village – 11 a.m. – Residents protest proposal for neighborhood prison. 207-01 Jamaica Ave.
• Flushing – 12 to 3 p.m. & 4 to 7 p.m. – Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest. $50. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
Floral Park – 12 to 5 p.m. & 7 to 10 p.m. – Thunderbird American Mid-Summer Pow-Wow.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Rego Park – 1 p.m. – Mad Science Saturdays. Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Flushing - 2 to 3 p.m. – QBG  Farm Tour. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
Astoria – 6 to 11 p.m. – Variety, Burlesque and Music Fundraising Event. Astoria Music & Arts, 22-51 29th St.
Glendale – 7 to 9 p.m. – Alec C. Chambers Concert. The Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

Sunday
Maspeth - 8 a.m. – Bally’s Atlantic City Bus Trip w/ Maspeth Kiwanis. Mount Olivet Cemetery, 65-40 Grand Ave.
Jackson Heights - 11 a.m. – Colombian Parade. Northern Blvd. between 74th & 86th Streets
• Floral Park – 12 to 5 p.m. – Thunderbird American Mid-Summer Pow-Wow. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Flushing – 2:30 p.m. – Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave.

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July 24th, 2015 at 8:23 am

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