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A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

MORNING BUZZ (4/4): Library won’t shelf Galante, Boy who shot sister pleads guilty & Weekend events.

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Morning BUZZ: In 3 minutes – top 20 news items in 20 words or less at 8 a.m. daily.

Friday, April 4

• Rain throughout the day with a high of 46.

Top Stories
• In the wake of SPC Ivan Lopez’s shooting rampage at Fort Hood, investigative focus turns to the soldier’s mental instability.

• Mozilla top exec finds consumers to be intolerant of his intolerance.

• Low-tech, MacGyver-like drones thought to be North Korean seen flying over the ROK.


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Queens News
• The South Jamaica boy who shot his sister by accident has entered a guilty plea in court.

• Robbers impersonating cops have been caught on camera.

• Queens Library board votes not to suspend Thomas Galante despite legislative backlash.

• At just under 2.3 million, the population of Queens has risen by around 3 percent, or 65,000 people, since the 2010 Census.

• After 30 years in late night TV, David Letterman has announced he will retire when his contract ends in 2015.

• Guess who’s trending? This Hollywood A-lister tried to arrange a hotel hookup with a 17-year-old girl on Instagram.

• Don’t be fooled “young people.” The NY Post thinks President Barack Obama is nothing more than a showboating slapstick comic.

• Who really benefits from the Supreme Court’s latest campaign finance ruling? The NY Times says the result may be startling.

• Mets to play the Cincinnati Reds today at 7:10 p.m. following an 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.

• Yankees to face the Toronto Blue Jays today at 7:07 p.m. following a 4-2 win again the Houston Astros.

• Nets face the Detroit Pistons tonight at 7:30 p.m. after beating the Knicks.

• Knicks to battle the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m. tonight after a loss to the Nets.

• Islanders to face the Washington Capitals tomorrow at 5 p.m. after a Wednesday win against the Ottawa Senators.

• Rangers play the Ottawa Senators tomorrow night at 7 p.m. following a 3 – 2 overtime loss against the Avalanche last night.

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The Forest Park Carousel, located on Forest Park Drive, off Woodhaven Blvd, willreopen March 29th, and will be open during the week of Spring Recess, starting Mon, Apr 21st to Fri, Apr 25th . http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/forestpark/highlights/12049



Real Estate
• Latest news – A recently-filed class action lawsuit challenges the property tax infrastructure in New York City.

• For sale – Middle Village North – Two-family brick on 60×102 lot. Walk to park, schools, express bus. Gas heat. $808,000.
Lou Pastorini.

• For sale – Upper Glendale – Two-family brick. Semi-detached, Six rooms over five rooms plus full finished basement. Driveway, yard. House is 52 ft. long. $598,000.
Lou Pastorini.

• Sold – A two bedroom, one bathroom, 1,440 sq. ft. home at 2031 28th St. in Long Island City sold for $560,000. 

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• Astoria is now home to NYC’s first arts district.

• A revamped issue of Christopher Makos’ White Trash photo exhibition dedicated to Lou Reed features no pictures of the late singer.
Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A – Ridgewood – Burek’s Pizza
Grade: B – Sunnyside – Ten Full
Grade: C – Forest Hills – Fresh to You


• Richmond Hill – 9 a.m. – Spring Rummage Sale. The United Methodist Church of Richmond Hill, 112-14 107th Ave.

• Astoria – 11 a.m. – CM Constantanides discuss bringing the Doe Fund to Astoria. 31st St. and Ditmars Blvd.

• Rockaway - Noon – Senator James Sanders and CM Donovan Richards hold press conference to announce new security cameras at Hammels Houses.

• Rockaway Park - Noon – Grand re-opening of Key Food,  87-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

• Bayside - 1 p.m. – Senator Tony Avella to present the Bayside Historical Society with a state resolution to honor the organization for its 50th anniversary. BHS, 208 Totten Ave.

• Long Island City – 3 p.m. – Friday Afternoon Flix presents, “Captain Phillips.” Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway.

• LaGuardia - 3:30 p.m. – PA Letitia James to attend SEIU32 BJ airport worker rally. 97th St. and Ditmars Blvd.

• Astoria – 4 p.m. – Green Comic Workshop. Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway.

• East Elmhurst – 4 p.m. – Graffiti workshop with artist D. Cross. East Elmhurst Library, 95-06 Astoria Blvd.

• Richmond Hill – 5:30 p.m. – Cardio Sculpt & Dance workout. Richmond Hill Library, 118-14 Hillside Ave.

• Flushing – 6:30 p.m. – Garden Gala, a 91st-anniversary celebration of the Jackson Heights-based Garden School. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Queens Artists Slam featuring young artists sharing new works and works-in-progress. Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35th Ave.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – “Unit 7″ film screening as part of the Panorama Europe series. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave.

• Forest Hills – 7:30 p.m. – The Gingerbread Players present Sandy Wilson’s The Boyfriend, a play. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 85 Greenway S.

• Bayside – 8 p.m. – Opening night performance of The Gemini Killer followed by a dessert party. The Colonial Church of Bayside, 54-02 217 St.

Weekend Events
• SAT Glendale – 9 a.m. – Annual Redeemer’s Youth Group Pancake Breakfast. Redeemer Lutheran School, 69-26 Cooper Ave.

• SAT Middle Village – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Our Lady of Hope Spring Flea Market. Take a picture with the EASTER Bunny 11-2.  61-21 71st Street, Middle Village.

• SAT Flushing – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Kick-off for special exhibit “Taiwan: A World of Orchids.” Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• SAT Long Island City – 10 a.m. – Wake Up for Spring, a day-long wellness event. The Presbyterian Church of Astoria, 23-35 Broadway, suite 3.

• SAT Long Island City – 10 a.m. – Season opening of LIC Flea & Food marketplace. 5-25 46th Ave.

• SAT Floral Park – 11 a.m. Children’s Carnival. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.

• SAT Astoria – Noon – CM Jimmy Van Bramer hosts a Women’s History Month awards ceremony at his district office. 47-01 Queens Blvd.

• SAT Flushing – 2 p.m. – A multimedia musical based on Emmy-winning author/composer Phillip Pelletier’s audiobook One Night in Frogtown. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• SAT Astoria – 2 p.m. – Panorama Europe continues with a screening of the film “Domestic Life.” Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• SAT Bayside – 3 p.m. – Grammy-winning band The Manhattan Transfer to perform. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.

• SAT Ridgewood – 5 p.m. – Wine Tasting Event. $40. Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.

• SUN Forest Park - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Community Recycling Day hosted by State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike Miller. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Dr.

• SUN Maspeth – 11 a.m. – Maspeth Federal Savings Bank Car Show. MFS parking lot, 56-05 69th St.

• SUN Ridgewood – 11 a.m. – Ridgewood Market re-opens for one year anniversary. Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave.

• SUN Floral Park - 11 a.m. – Children’s Carnival. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.

• SUN Middle Village - Noon – Salvatore La Gumina: Long Island Italian Americans, History, Heritage & Tradition. Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• SUN Flushing - 12:30 p.m. – Russian Festival 2014. Queens Library, 41-17 Main St.

• SUN Maspeth – 3 p.m. – Ceremony to rename street “Pope John Paul II Way.” 56th Rd. & 61st St.

• SUN Forest Hills - 7 p.m. – American Legion Continental Post hosts monthly meeting for vets and family members. VFW Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.

• SUN Elmhurst - 8 p.m. – Friday night dances. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.

• SUN Douglaston - 8 p.m. – Artist demonstration with Juvenal Reis. National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy.

• SUN Forest Hills - 9:30 p.m. – Live music with screening of “Stage Coach.” The Flying Pig, 70-28 Austin St.

Written by QTadmin

April 4th, 2014 at 12:10 pm

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