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MORNING BUZZ (1/21): Skull found in College Point, Killer dad caught fleeing to Mexico & Tuesday events

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Top Stories
• Police are looking for the suspect that shot a Pennsylvania college student near the Widener University gym yesterday.

• New Jersey officials deny Hoboken Mayor Zimmer’s accusations that the Christie Administration threatened to pull Sandy money over conditions of support.

• At least four are dead after a suicide bomber detonated himself in an area of south Beirut populated by Hezbollah supporters.

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104th Precinct Community Council EventTues. Jan 21st 7:30PM Got a new cell phone or tablet? Have it registered for FREE! For more information, contact Det. Bell at 718-386-2431 or council@104pcc.org   Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village.
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Queens News
• Investigators discover a skull washed ashore on a College Point beach that is thought to belong to the missing Avonte Oquendo.
• The man wanted for killing his wife and two children in their South Jamaica apartment was nabbed by police while fleeing to Mexico.

 

• Dozens of elected officials and airport workers were arrested yesterday during a rally for living wages at LaGuardia Airport.

 

• The remarkable tale of recovery of a once-traumatized Breezy Point autistic teen led his rehabilitation center to create a new adult program.
Entertainment
• Long-time neighbors Sting and Paul Simon begin rehearsals for their upcoming tour together, set to kick off this February.

• Lindsay Lohan used the Sundance Film Festival to announce plans for a new film called Inconceivable, expected to begin this March.

Opinion
• Find out why the Post says the Illinois state government’s policy on directing health care workers into unions violates the First Amendment.

• CNN suggests ways New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie can dig out from the complexities of scandal and rebound his political career.

Scoreboard
• Brooklyn dominated the Knicks in a 103–80 win at Madison Square Garden yesterday afternoon. Watch the recap here. The Nets play the Orlando Magic tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders squeaked out a 4–3 shootout win over the Flyers last night. Watch the recap here. They head to the Garden to take on the Rangers tonight at 7 p.m.

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Chinese Festival Fri. Jan 24th 7:00PM Tables full of valuable prizes will be raffled off! Bring your family and friends for a fun filled evening. Tickets are $16.00 each or $150 for a table of 10 (Dinner & Dessert are included) RSVP: Sue 561-676-2223 or Jill 347-659-3206 St. Stan’s Gym 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth.
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Real Estate
• Latest news- Beach bathrooms and multimillion-dollar lifeguard shacks were built in Far Rockaway in the middle of nesting season for endangered birds.

• For sale – Maspeth – Two-family brick home with 11 rooms, finished basement and a two car garage. Asking $729,000.
Okane Real Estate
• For sale – Ridgewood – Two-bedroom, comfy apt. for rent on Metropolitan and Forest Ave. Rent is $1,500.

Castoria Real Estate

 

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

 

 

Technology

• Sales for Nintendo have been in the red for the third straight year, which raises questions for its future.

 

• Because of the incessant pollution in China, the government has installed virtual sunrise screens across Beijing.

 

 

Events

• Kew Gardens – 12 p.m. – Councilman Erich Ulrich joins the Queens Village Republican Club in protest over statements made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in reference to Republican extremists. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Hillcrest – 2 p.m. – Divas of Our Time with Naomi Zeitlin. A free concert. Queens Library, 187-05 Union Turnpike

Middle Village – 7 p.m. – St. Margaret’s Boy Scout Troop 119 Monthly Meeting. St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 66-05 79th Pl.

Middle Village - 7 p.m. – The 104th Precinct Community Council hosts Operation ID to register electronics. Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

Written by QTadmin

January 21st, 2014 at 5:16 pm

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