Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

MORNING BUZZ (4/21): Ex-cop murders wife in front of kids, Two children playing with lighter die in fire & Monday events

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Queens Daily News Ticker

The NYPA award-winning Morning Buzz – A quick top-news synopsis every day at 8 a.m.

Monday, April 21

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 62.

Top Stories
• Authorities tighten security along the 26.2-mile route as runners hit the pavement one year following the devastating Boston Marathon bombings.

• Wrongfully accused heavyweight boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter passed away over the weekend. He was 76.

• A small fraction of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s staff of commissioners has been changed since the previous Bloomberg Administration.

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Queensboro Hill Flushing Civic Assn Town Hall  – Tues. Apr 22nd @ 6:30PM  The State’s New Budget: How it will affect YOU along with updates on Vision Zero. Come join your neighbors for tea, coffee and treats. Join the effort!  Be involved!  Everyone’s welcome!  St. Ann’s Church 58th Avenue @ 146th Street, Flushing.

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Queens News
• A former NYPD officer was charged with murder after shooting his wife to death in front of their children in Ozone Park.

• Police believe the fire that killed two children in Far Rockaway started when one of them was playing with a lighter.

• Administrators at LaGuardia High School admit students based on test scores above high marks in auditions.

• Construction to repair a Sandy-torn stretch of Rockaway boardwalk is set to begin this week.

Entertainment
• First lady Michelle Obama will guest star on the May 7th episode of the ABC country music drama, “Nashville.”
• Weekend Box Office
1) Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $26.6 million

2) Rio 2 – $22.5 million

3) Heaven is for Real – $21.5 million

4) Transcendence – $11.5 million

Opinion
• The Post says Mayor de Blasio is sure to fail after debuting the “retro-looking” electric replacement for Central Park horses.

• See why cheaper t-shirts have the NY Times thinking now is the time that the U.S.A. should rethink current trade agreements.

Scoreboard
• Brooklyn leads their series 1-0 against the Raptors following a 94–87 win on Saturday.Watch the recap here. Game two is in Toronto tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m.

• Rangers lost 4–2 in Game 2 against the Flyers last night, tying the series at 1-1. Watch the recap here. New York heads to Philadelphia for Game 3 tomorrow night at 8 p.m.

• Mets win 4–3 against the Braves following a Curtis Granderson walk-off sac fly in the 14th inning. Watch the recap here. They face St. Louis Cardinals tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• Yankees win 5–1 against Tampa Bay after a four-run rally in the 12th inning last night.Watch the recap here. They head to Boston tomorrow night at 7:10 p.m.

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Queens Taste 2014  Apr 29th 6-9PM  The Queens Economic Development Corporationand lead sponsor Fairway Market invite you to Queens Taste 2014, the borough’s premiere networking and culinary event. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Rob MacKay at rmackay@queensny.org. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel 135-20 39th  Avenue, Flushing.  www.itsinqueens.com/queenstaste

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Real Estate

• Latest news – The city is putting $4 million into renovating a decades-old lighting systemat the Ravenswood Houses in Astoria.

• For Sale – Upper Glendale – Two-family brick, semi-detached, six rooms over 5 rooms, plus full finished basement, driveway, yard, house 52-ft. long. Asking $598,000.
Lou Pastorini
• For sale – Jamaica – Detached one-family on a large 40×100 lot, three bedrooms, private driveway, finished basement with bath, short walk to trains, schools and stores. Asking $349,000.
Lou Pastorini

• Sold - Four-bedroom, three-bath, 1,428-square-foot one-family house at 130-22 229th Street in Laurelton for $377,000.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Police confirmed that one person was shot at 109th Avenue and 160th Street in Jamaica at approximately 5:43 p.m. Saturday night.

Events• Forest Hills – 12 p.m. – Blood Drive with the 112th Precinct Community Council. Precinct Headquarters, 68-40 Austin St.

• Sunnyside – 3 p.m. – Classic movie Mondays with a screening of the 1949 film On The Town. Queens Library, 43-06 Greenpoint Ave.

• Long Island City – 2 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James will attend a NYC Board of Health hearing. 42-09 28th St.
• Elmhurst – 6 p.m. – State Senator Jose Peralta hosts small business forum on the restaurant letter grading system. Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.

• Long Island City – 6 p.m. – Dick’s Open Mic Night for comics. The Creek and the Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave.

• Flushing – 6 p.m. – Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project.Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Live music with KT Magumbo. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

April 21st, 2014 at 6:04 pm

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