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MORNING BUZZ (5/12): Stringer rejects contract for Queens shelter, Finding Weprin’s replacement & Tuesday events

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Tuesday, May 12

Weather
• Another overcast scorcher, with a high of 88 and windy conditions later in the day.

Top Stories
• The NFL suspended Tom Brady  for four games and fined the Patriots $1 million as punishment for Deflategate.

• Picasso’s Women of Algiers (Version O) became the most expensive piece of art ever sold on Monday, fetching a cool $179 million at a Christie’s auction.

• The Obama administration okayed Shell’s proposal to start drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean.

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Queens Taste 2015Tues. May 12th 6-9PM The planet’s premier networking and culinary event with over 50 vendors! For tickets, log onto www.itsinqueens.com NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Flushing Meadow Corona Park
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Queens News
• A slew of names were already being discussed to replace Councilman Mark Weprin just hours after he announced he’ll be taking a position in the Cuomo administration.

• An elderly Richmond Hill man was killed last night as he tried to cross the street.

• Comptroller Scott Stringer says he’ll reject a permanent contract for Samaritan Village to run a homeless shelter in the Pan Am hotel.

Politics
• GOP presidential hopeful Rand Paul’s New Hampshire campaign director licked the camera of an opposition researcher during a town hall.

• All signs point to Super PACS having more influence than ever before in this year’s elections.

Entertainment
• After 14 seasons, hundreds of contestants and the creation of a handful of C-list celebrities, Fox announced American Idol’s upcoming season will be its last.

French arthouse filmmaker Agnes Varda will be the first female to receive the honorary Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Opinion
• Jessica Valenti argues in the Guardian for child-free vacations.

NYMag art critic Jerry Saltz laments yesterday’s record-breaking auction.

In the Blogs
• Astoria’s about to get a bit sweeter.

• A Boston-bound NYC Bolt bus exploded into flames on the Massachusetts Turnpike on Monday night.

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George Zimmerman
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Scoreboard
• The Cubs beat the Mets 4-3 in Chicago. Pitcher Noah Syndergaard makes his MLB debut for the Mets (20-12) tonight, when they play game two against the Cubs in Chicago tonight at 8:05 p.m.

• The Yankees beat the Tampa Rays 11-5 last night. The Yankees (21-12) and Rays meet again tonight in Tampa Bay. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

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St. Adalbert School BazaarFri. May 15th & Sat. May 16th 7-11PM and Sun. May 17th 3-7PM Bring your family and friends along. Games that everyone will enjoy! St. Adalbert School, 52-17 83rd St, Elmhurst
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Real Estate
• Developer Edgestone Group says they will head “back to the drawing board” after community complaints that a proposed Whitestone development, which called for 107 townhouses, is too big.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – A spacious two-bedroom apartment in the Kennedy House with tons of closets and a terrace for $459,000. There’s parking, 24 hr. doorman, rooftop pool, party room and gym. Madeleine Realty of Queens, (718) 520-0303 or www.madeleinerealty.com

• For Sale –  Forest Hills – A bright three-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op with over 1700 sq. ft. of living space and a terrace in the Barclay Plaza. Short walk to the subway. $725,000. Madeleine Realty of Queens, (718) 520-0303 or www.madeleinerealty.com

• Sold – Queens Village- A three-bedroom, one-bathroom single-family fixer-upper on 212th Place for $350,000. Zillow

Technology
• A test flight of a flying car prototype didn’t end so well in Slovakia yesterday.

• NPR investigates how new technology is helping to reinvigorate Hawaii’s Koa Forests.

Events
• Kew Gardens - 9:30 a.m. – Queens Borough Cabinet gets update on the city’s domestic violence prevention initiatives. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Laurelton – 1:30 p.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards and residents celebrate victory over Verizon cell tower. 230th St. & Merrick Blvd.

Maspeth – 2:30 p.m. – Come Fly With Me.  Songs from the 1920s-1980s.  Queens Library, 69-70 Grand Ave.

• Jamaica – 3:30 p.m. – Public school parents and education advocates call on state to raise cap on charter schools. High School for Law Enforcement & Safety, 116-25 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

• Corona – 6 p.m. – Queens Taste 2015. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

Written by QTadmin

May 12th, 2015 at 8:05 am

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