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MORNING BUZZ (4/7): Second car plunges into water in Queens, Finkelpearl to join de Blasio admin & Monday events

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Queens Daily News Ticker

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

Monday, April 7

Weather

• Mostly cloudy with a high of 52. Rain developing late in the day.
Top Stories
• A Russian soldier shot and killed a Ukrainian military officer following an altercation near an air base in Crimea yesterday.

• Investigators have one of their most promising leads in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

• Legendary 1930s actor Mickey Rooney died at 93 in his California home yesterday.

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Queens News
• When will they learn? Three Queens pols arrested on corruption last year continued to apply for state-funded travel expenses.

• A second car carrying a group of friends swerved into the water just hours after four were killed in a nearby Astoria creek.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio selected Queens Museum head Tom Finkelpearl as the next commissioner of Cultural Affairs.

• A 44-year-old Resorts World Casino employee has filed a lawsuit after a roulette machine fell on her head.

Entertainment
• Family and friends of late rocker Kurt Cobain remember his life and reflect 20 years later.

• Weekend Box Office
1) Captain America: The Winter Soldier - $96.2 million

2) Noah – $17 million

3) Divergent – $13 million

4) God’s Not Dead – $7.7 million

Opinion
• Get over it! NY Post says liberals should recognize First Amendment protections in the recent limitless campaign donations ruling.

• The NY Times says the mayor should focus on improving mental health behind bars and ensuring mental stability prior to release.

Scoreboard
• Islanders snap a seven-game point streak following a 4–0 loss against the Blue Jackets last night. Watch the recap here. They play the Senators tomorrow night at 7 p.m.

• Rangers look to keep their playoff hopes alive as they face off against the Carolina Hurricanes tomorrow night at 7 p.m.

• Knicks lose a much-needed game, 102–91 against top-seeded Miami yesterday. Watch the recap here.

• Nets try their luck with LeBron and the Heat tomorrow night at 8 p.m.

• Yankees win 6–4 over the Blue Jays as Jeter knocks his way into eighth place on the all-time hits list. Watch the recap here. New York hosts the Orioles for their home opener thisafternoon at 1:05 p.m.

• Mets lose 2–1 to the Reds at Citi Field last night. Watch the recap here. They travel to Atlanta for the Braves home opener tomorrow night at 7:10 p.m.

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Real Estate

• Latest news – So Bushwick is too snobby? Find out which Queens neighborhood might emerge as the “next big thing.”

• For sale – Queens Village – Four-bedroom, two full-bath, single-family home with a finished basement built in 1935. Asking $265,000.
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• For sale – Auburndale – Four-bedroom, two full-bath, 1,884-square-foot, two story multi-family home and a two car garage. Asking $749,000.
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• Sold - Two-bedroom, one-bath, 1,440-square-foot duplex at 2031 28th Street in Long Island City for $560,000.

Employment
• Delivery Person needed – Full-time, Mon. to Fri. – Laundry supplies in NYC & LI; vehicle provided. Must have clean CDL (Type C okay). Ideal candidate is Hazmat Certified. Some inside work and heavy lifting. Call 718-429-1700

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Police and EMS respond to a reported stabbing on Jamaica Avenue and 131st Street near Briarwood on Sunday.

• Police are looking for a missing woman last seen wearing a red jacket and blue sneakers on the 600 block of Cooper Avenue in Glendale. 

Events
• Maspeth – 9 a.m. – Regents Review Classes covering a wide variety of subjects at $80 per course. Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd St.

• Flushing – Noon – New York Meets Istanbul art exhibit of the charcoal works of Malikseh Soyturk. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Mayor de Blasio makes a special personnel announcement. Queens Museum, Main Lobby, Perimeter Rd. near United Nations Ave. N.

•  Flushing – 5 p.m. – Canadian Club Whiskey Tasting with Master Ambassador Dan Tullio. Leiser’s Liquors, 41-30 162nd St.

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

• Long Island City – 6 p.m. – Closing day of 2014 YoungArts New York’s Visual Arts, Photography and Design Exhibition. YoungArts, 22-25 Jackson Ave.

• Long Island City – 7 p.m. – Lecture and Exhibit: The 1964-65 World’s Fair discussion led by Rosalie Kenny

• Bayside – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 11 Meeting. MS 158, 46-35 Oceania St.

• Ridgewood – 8 p.m. – Krooner’s Karaoke. Queens Tavern, 68-69 Fresh Pond Rd.

Written by QTadmin

April 7th, 2014 at 12:13 pm

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