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MORNING BUZZ (4/11): UPS rehires 250, Best Buy worker finds child porn & Weekend events

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Friday, April 11

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 64 and a 70 percent chance of precipitation.

Top Stories
• NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says Russia is ready for combat.

• Republicans have renewed their fight against ObamaCare in the wake of Sebelius’ resignation.

• Who throws a shoe, anyway? Hilary Clinton was left wondering if she was speaking at the circus in Las Vegas last night.

• An ancient, papyrus, business card-sized document that mentions Jesus’ wife is verified as ancient by scientists, appears to be authentic.

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Queens News
• UPS has re-hired 250 workers who were fired for standing in support of a fellow employee.

• A Best Buy worker who was performing routine repairs on a customer laptop found child porn and helped bust a perv.

• A young female threw coffee at a 53-year-old woman and punched her in the face on the F train on Wednesday.

• PS 85 students’ education may be suffering due to the noise of passing trains outside the school’s windows.

Entertainment
• Barclays Center hosted an emotional Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night.

• Nice try: Rolling Stone’s cover image of Julia Louis-Dreyfus features a flawed Constitution.

Opinion
• amNY says de Blasio needs to get real.

• New York Post’s e-board is hopeful that Cuomo’s abandonment of the Moreland Commission investigation will cause it to go federal.

Scoreboard
• After beating out the Braves last night 6-4, the Mets will battle the LA Angels at 7 p.m.tonight in California.

• Yankees continue their series against the Boston Red Sox tonight at 7:05 p.m. following a 4-1 loss yesterday.

• Nets will host the Atlanta Hawks in a 7 p.m. game tonight following a 115-111 loss to Orlando’s Magic.

• Knicks travel to Ontario tonight to face the Toronto Raptors at 7 p.m. following a 102-91 loss to Miami Heat.

• Rangers will head to Quebec tomorrow to face the Montreal Canadiens after rattling the Buffalo Sabres last night in a 2-1 win.

• Islanders will go to Jersey to face the Devils tonight at 7:30 p.m. after a 2-0 shutout against the Montreal Canadiens yesterday.

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St. Stan’s Mother’s Club & Boyscout Troop 312 Sun Apr 13th (Following 9:30 Mass) Will be hosting a Spring Flea Market & Bake Sale. 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Foreigners and wood-be Brooklynites are flocking to Queens and heating up the market.

• For sale – Kew Gardens – Large, one-bedroom coop, modern kitchen and bath, oak wood floors, lots of closet space, short walk to subway and LIRR. Asking $164,000. Call Lou Pastorini at (718) 326-3900.
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• For sale – Maspeth Plateau – One-bedroom condo, move-in condition, terrace, garage included, storage. Low common charges, $245/month includes heat, hot water and cooking gas. Asking $298,000. Call Lou Pastorini at (718) 326-3900.
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• Sold - Woodside – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,106 sq. ft. home at 3016 69th St. sold for $730,000

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• The art critics at the NY Times have released a gallery guide.

• The New York Philharmonic has announced the launch of its inaugural season of a new, city-wide series to explore contemporary and modern compositions.
Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A – Kew Gardens – Village Diner
Grade: B – Sunnyside – Ten Full
Grade: C – Flushing – Roosevelt Sports Bar

 

Events
• Glendale – 11 a.m. – Ribbon-cutting ceremony for new business. L&A Delicatessan, 79-15 Myrtle Ave.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Queens Library dedicates new self-serve kiosks. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

• Flushing - 1 p.m. – Elected officials recognize Linden Towers Co-Op #4 for energy savings. Management Office, 29-09 137th St.

• Kew Gardens – 5 p.m. – Korean American Family Service Center hosts anti-sexual assault rally. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Queens Council on the Arts presents The Art of Ghost Dumplings. 37-11 35th Ave.

• LIC – 8 p.m. – A farewell extravaganza for the HoloCenter. Clock Tower, 29-27 41st Ave.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
• Flushing – 8 a.m. Start – Spartan Race. Citi Field.

• Flushing – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – New York Cares Day. Volunteers should meet at Unisphere. Flushing Meadows Corona Park

• Woodhaven – 10 a.m. – W.O.R.K.S. Little League Parade. 92nd St. & Jamaica Ave.

• LIC – 11 a.m. – Slow Art Day. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd.

• Bayside – 11 a.m. – Doggie Boot Camp. Crocheron Park.

• Flushing – 1:30 p.m. – Northeast Queens Family Easter Egg Hunt. Bowne Park, 155th St. at Bayside Ave.

• Bayside – 8 p.m. – The New York Tenors performance. Queens Performing Arts Center at QCC, 222-05 56th Ave.

SUNDAY

• Maspeth – 9 a.m. – Spring Flea Market and Craft Fair. St. Stanislaus Kostka, 61-17 Grand Ave.

• Bayside – 2 p.m. – For the Explorer Live! The Pirate Adventure. Queens Performing Arts Center at QCC, 222-05 56th Ave.

• Flushing – 2:30 p.m. – Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Anniversary Lecture. Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave.

• LIC – 3 p.m. – Second Sundays. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd

Written by QTadmin

April 11th, 2014 at 12:53 pm

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