MORNING BUZZ (3/27): Hillcrest HS student contracts TB, FBI raids home of Assemblyman Scarborough & Thursday events.

Your 3 minute daily read on the M, 7 or J train at 8 a.m. 20 news items people will be talking about all day.

Thursday, March 27

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 46.

 

Top Stories
• President Obama meets with Pope Francis for the first time.

• A Boston Marathon report shows ‘missed opportunities’ in law enforcement.

• The IMF is prepared to provide Ukraine with $18 billion in loans.

• New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s lawyer to issue a report on GW Bridge traffic scandal.

 

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38th Assembly District Part B Regular Democratic Club Mar 27th 7:30PM Join us for our 1st Open Meeting. Help control who gets on the ballot….the people you want to represent YOU! Richmond Hill Block Assoc. 110-08 Jamaica Avenue, Richmond Hill38DemPartB@gmail.com

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Queens News
• FBI raids the home of State Assemblyman William Scarborough as part of expense inquiry.

• A Hillcrest HS student has contracted tuberculosis, spurring testing for the rest of the students, faculty and staff at the school.

Entertainment
• Nick Cannon defends choice to go whiteface to promote his new album.

• Jennifer Lopez accidentally dropped the F-bomb on American Idol last night.

 

Opinion
• NYDN is against using a 30 cent surcharge to taxi rides to pay for addition of 7,500 wheelchair-accessible cabs.

• amNY contemplates President Obama’s fear of nuclear attack in NYC.

 

Scoreboard
• The NLRB has ruled that college football players have the right to form a union.

• The Nets will face the Cleveland Cavaliers at home tomorrow following a 111-116 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.

• The Knicks will travel to Phoenix tomorrow to battle the Suns following a 107-99 win against the Sacramento Kings.

• The Rangers will face the Calgary Flames away tomorrow following a 1-3 win against the Philadelphia Flyers. 

• The Islanders will face the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at 7 p.m. in Florida following a 5-4 win against the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Nature Photography Workshop Sat Mar 29th 1-3:30PM Flower & Marco Photographywith H. David Stein. Learn how to take better nature photos with QBG as your backdrop. $10 Bring your own camera. Advanced reg & pre-pay required: contacteducation@queensbotanical.org or call 718-886-3800 ext 230. Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main Street, Flushing

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Threatened Willets Point sue to block eminent domain development of Willets West Mall.

• For sale - Astoria - Multi-family, 10-bed, 16 full baths and 15 kitchens. Asking $4,600,000
Crisafi Real Estate

• For sale - Corona - Multi-family, two-bed, two full baths and one kitchen. Asking $3,900,000
Crisafi Real Estate

• Sold - Far Rockaway - A three bedroom, two bathroom, 2,304 sq. ft. home at 444 Beach 138th St. sold for $650,000.

 

Family/Parenting
• With 20 confirmed cases of measles in NYC, the Motherlode blog says it’s a good time to vaccinate.

• Kourtney Kardashian shares insight on attachment parenting.

 

Events
• Richmond Hill - 7:30 a.m. – First open meeting of the 38th Assembly District Part B Regular Democratic Club.

• Ridgewood - 11 a.m. - Public Workshop: Safe Streets for Seniors. Peter Cardella Senior Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Rd.

• Flushing Meadows Corona Park - 7 p.m. - Salsa Lessons with Paul Ru Bao, open dance floor at 8 p.m. ($10 per class, $45 for five). Queens Theater, 14 United Nations Ave. S.

• Jamaica - Noon - Poking Fun: Political Puns and Satire in the Genre Paintings of William Sydney Mount discussion lead by Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan. York College, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

• Forest Hills - 1 p.m. - Russian Caregiver Education Group (conducted in Russian). Queens Community House, 108-25 62nd Drive.

• Astoria - 2 p.m. - Tut’s Fever Movie Palace presents Atom Man vs. Superman. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Glendale - 4 p.m. - Big Screen Reads presents a screening of The Hunger Games (Bring your own snacks). Glendale Branch-Queens Library, 78-60 73rd Pl.

• Flushing - 4 p.m. - Flushing Anime Club meeting featuring discussions and screenings, always subbed, never dubbed. Flushing Branch-Queens Library, 41-17 Main St.

• Jamaica - 5 p.m. - Community Healthcare Network holds health insurance enrollment drive. Helen B. Atkins Health Center, 97-04 Sutphin Blvd.

• Corona - 6 p.m. - Elected officials, El Correo editor Karmina Lopez and Celebrity trainer Hollywood Hino present third annual Women’s Heart Health and Fashion Event. Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities Center, 107-20 Northern Blvd.

• Forest Hills - 6 p.m. -  Learn beginners Chinese with Lin San. North Forest Park Library. 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

• Long Island City - 6:30 p.m. - Elected officials host town hall with MTA officials regarding weekend shutdowns of 7 train. PS/IS 78Q, 46-08 Fifth St.

• Astoria - 6:30 p.m. - “Is your cat missing?” Speakers from the office of the District Attorney’s office discuss the problem of missing cats in Astoria (donations of canned cat food and gently used books encouraged). Enigma Bookstore, 33-17 Crescent St.

• Long Island City - 7 p.m. - Rough Draft Festival. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave.

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