MORNING BUZZ (3/28): Barber stabs teen to death, Library head claims to work superhuman hours & Weekend events

Friday, March 28

Weather
• Showers with a high of 61.

Top Stories
• U.S. student loan debt has hit $1 trillion.

• A solitary, half-blind guard at 1 WTC was caught sleeping on the job.

• A Christian man was sentenced to death for Blasphemy in Pakistan.

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Casino Night – Fri. Mar 28th 7PM All proceeds support the Maspeth Lions & Maspeth Kiwanis charities. For tickets, contact: Michelle Masone @ 516-353-4239mmasone@mwpclaw.net or Joseph Papavero 718-651-3535 josephpapavero@gmail.comMartin Luther High School 60-02 Maspeth Avenue, Maspeth.

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Queens News
• A Laurelton barber allegedly stabbed a teen to death with scissors when the teen tried to collect on a $50 debt.

• In Ridgewood, a man and a woman died of gunshot wounds in their apartment, no weapon was found at the scene.

• Queens Library head Thomas Galante claims to have worked 30 hours per week while also logging twelve-hour days in service of the library.

Entertainment
• Wu-Tang Clan announces that they will sell only one copy of their newest album.

• James Franco denies having ever slept with Lindsey Lohan, despite a sex list she left behind at a hotel.

Opinion
• The New York Post warns against supporting Citi Bike with taxpayer bailouts.

• The Washington Times says taxi cartels are trying to run app alternatives off the road.

Scoreboard
• The Nets will face the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7:30 p.m. in a home game following their 116-111 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.

• The Knicks will face the Phoenix Suns away today at 10 p.m. after a 107-99 win against the Sacramento Kings Wednesday.

• The Islanders will face the New Jersey Devils tomorrow night at home following a 3-2 loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

• The Rangers will travel to Alberta to face the Calgary Flames today at 9 p.m. following a 3-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Spring Lawn Care Workshop Sun Mar 30th 1-4PM Introduction to natural lawn care. Learn how to maintain a healthy lawn without using artificial fertilizers or pesticides. $5 per person Registration required, contact: 718-539-5296 or compost@queensbotanical.org. Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main Street, Flushing

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Help Wanted
• Optical store with two locations: Middle Village and Mineola. Looking for PT/FT optical sales associate. Must have experience and be able to travel to both locations. Fax #: 718-746-2021. MineolaEyeCenter@gmail.com
Real Estate
• Latest news – The former home of The Villa Bianca restaurant is up for sale.

• For sale – Glendale - One family, three bedrooms, finished basement with bath, eat-in kitchen oak floors, gas heat, walk to schools and stores. $518,000.
Coldwell Banker Phillips.

• For sale – Upper Glendale - Detached one-family on 30×106 private lot, half bath on first floor, gas heat, finished basement, walk to best schools. $548,000.
Coldwell Banker Phillips.

• Sold - Long Island City - A 5 bedroom, three bathroom, 1,496 sq. ft. three-family handyman special at 1411 31st Ave. sold for $999,000

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• Restaurant grading process set for overhaul.

• A new arts district in Astoria opens today.
Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A - Howard Beach - Lenny’s Clam Bar
Grade: B – Astoria - Stop Deli
Grade: C – Flushing - Red Chopstick

 

 

Events

• Long Island City - 11 a.m. – NYHQ unveils new mobile asthma treatment center. Jacob Riis Neighborhood  Settlement, 10-25 41st Ave.

•  Inwood - 11 a.m. - Foundation for the Elderly celebrates grand opening of Rockaway Social Day Care Program. 146 Doughty Blvd.

• Flushing Meadows Corona Park - 11:30 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz holds press conference announcing  events marking the anniversaries of 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs. The Unisphere.

• Fresh Meadows - 1 p.m. – Ribbon-cutting ceremony for renovated library. 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway.

• Astoria - 1:30 p.m. – Elected officials convene to declare Astoria the first arts district of NYC. Kaufman Astoria Studios, 35th Ave. between 35th and 36th streets.

• Flushing Meadows Corona Park - 2 p.m. – An evening with Groucho, featuring award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante. Queens Theater, 14 United Nations Ave. S.

• Jackson Heights - 2:15 p.m. – Elected officials, NAACP George Gibson and Queens Pride’s Bill Meehan speak out against a comedy event involving “blackface.” 82-22 Northern Blvd.

• Long Island City - 3 p.m. – Rough Draft Festival. LPAC, 31-10 Thomson Ave.

• Jamaica - 4-5 p.m. – Queens girls for the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) Annual GirlSport Day, PAL’s Edward Byrne Center 116-25 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard.

• Jamaica - 6:30 p.m. – Senator James Sanders hosts Jamaica Education Town Hall Meeting. Calvary Baptist Church, 111-10 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard.

• Maspeth - 7 p.m. – Casino Night presented by the Maspeth Lions and the Kiwanis Club of Maspeth. Martin Luther High School, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.

Weekend Events
• SATURDAY - Jamaica- 9 p.m.- Disco Inferno Concert. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

• SATURDAY – Maspeth - 7 p.m. – Casino Night. Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.

• SATURDAY – Forest Hills Gardens - Queens Community House Spring Event. West Side Tennis Club, 1 Tennis Pl.

• SUNDAY – Glendale - 7 a.m. TO 12:30 p.m. – Glendale Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast. $5.  St. Pancras School, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

• SUNDAY – Glendale - 1:15 p.p. -  Grocery Bingo. Redeemer Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 69-07 Cooper Ave.

• SUNDAY – Briarwood - 1:30 p.m. – 34th Annual International Day. Archbishop Molloy High School, 83-53 Manton St.

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