MORNING BUZZ (4/24): Elderly couple attacked, LIC business owner says MTA owes him $60,000 & Thursday events

 

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

Thursday, April 24

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 66.

Top Stories
• In the new budget proposed by City Council yesterday, emphasis is on adding 1,000 more police officers, funding free lunches in public schools, and expanding the youth employment program

• In Texas, a family has been awarded $3 million for fracking-related illness.

• Port Authority has again delayed its decision on an 80-story tower at Ground Zero.

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Queens News
• Police are seeking suspects in a home invasion that left two elderly residents hurt.

• A Long Island City business owner is claiming that the MTA causes his business $60,000 worth of damage during a recent project.

• The World’s Fair Pavilion has been named a National Treasure.

• Four motorists and a driver were injured in two separate accidents in Astoria and Forest Hills.

Entertainment
• Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend, Alexandra Hedison

• Meg Ryan has been picked as the narrator for the upcoming How I Met Your Mother spinoff

Opinion
• NY Times contemplates the South Korean ferry disaster.

• NY Post celebrates a debate long-overdue as the gubernatorial race warms up.

Scoreboard
• Mets finish out their series against the Cardinals at 1:10 p.m. in a home game that follows their 3-2 win yesterday.

• Yankees complete their series against the Red Sox tonight at 7:10 p.m. in Boston after suffering a 3-2 loss yesterday.

• In a tied series, Nets will face the Raptors in game three tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Brooklyn.

• Rangers prepare to face the Flyers in game four of the Stanley Cup Playoffs tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Pennsylvania. Currently, the Rangers lead the series by one game.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Five-building residential complex Astoria Cove given the go-ahead to begin the review process for zoning changes.
• For sale – Woodhaven – One-family, three bedrooms, move-in condition, driveway, yard, finished basement with bath, short walk to trains, schools and stores. Asking $383,000.
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• For sale – Kew Gardens – Large, one-bedroom co-op, modern kitchen and bath, oak floors, lots of closet space, short walk to subway & LIRR. Asking $164,000.
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• Sold - Far Rockaway – A three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom, 1,250 sq. ft. home at 432 Beach 131st St. sold for $631,000.

Family/Parenting
• There is a small, but growing, movement in favor of supportive housing as an alternative to foster care

• Alicia Silverstone offers up some controversial views on parenting in her new book.

Events

• Jamaica – 11 a.m. – Congresswoman Grace Meng to lead vigil on one-year anniversary of Bangladesh factory collapse. Taj Mahal Restaurant, 148-01 Hillside Ave.

• Laurelton – 6 p.m. – City Councilman Donovan Richards issues his annual State of the District address. PS 156, 229-02 137th Ave.

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

• Woodhaven – 7 p.m. – Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association Town Hall. American Legion Hall, 89-02 91st St.

• Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Maspeth West End Block Association Meeting. Trinity St. Andrews Church, 60th St. between 60th Ave. & 60th Rd.

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