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MORNING BUZZ (5/14): Four arrested for stealing $12 million from a preschool, Rep. Rangel’s office involved in the CM Wills scandal & Wednesday events

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Your 3 minute, NYPA award-winning read at 8 a.m. every day. 20 top news items in 20 words + events of the day.

Wednesday, May 14

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 67 and a chance for isolated showers in the evening.

Top Stories
• The Oscar Pistorius trial was delayed after a judge ordered he undergo psychiatric evaluation.

• Take a three-dimensional tour of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, set to ceremonially open tomorrow.

• The Supreme Court denied Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s lawsuit with Airbnb in order to crack down on illegal hotels.

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Queens News
• Four men were charged with stealing $12 million dollars from a special needs preschoolin Far Rockaway.

• Rep. Charles Rangel’s campaign manager was involved in creating the nonprofit under investigation in the Councilman Ruben Wills corruption case.

• South Asian leaders in the 24th Assembly District look for recognition in upcoming elections.

• M. Wells Steakhouse owners present their proposal for an outdoor music festival in LICat a Community Board 2 meeting tonight.

Entertainment
• Alec Baldwin was arrested for arguing with police after riding his bike the wrong way on a Manhattan street yesterday.

• Barbara Walters steps away from The View and says goodbye to television after decades in the spotlight.

Opinion
• Find out why the NY Post says the Affordable Care Act left 8.5 million veterans out of the equation.

• The NY Times says New York officials have an opportunity to lead the way in smarter sustainable energy.

Scoreboard
• Rangers clinch a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals with a 2 – 1 win over the Penguins last night. Watch the recap here.

• Mets beat the Yankees 12 – 7 in Game 2 of the subway series. Watch the recap here. They play again tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• Nets look to keep their playoff hopes alive in the 3 – 1 series against the Miami Heattonight at 7 p.m.

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Real Estate

• Latest news- Residents at two Ridgewood apartment buildings accuse their landlords ofletting their building fall into disrepair.

• For sale – Flushing – Five-bedroom, one full-bath, one half-bath, colonial style single family home with a two-car garage. Asking $829,000.
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• For sale – Bayside – Three-bedroom, three full-bath, expanded brick ranch-style home. Asking $1,248,888.
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• Sold - Three-bedroom, one-bath, 1,020-square-foot single family home at 11902 Springfield Blvd. in Jamaica for $158,783.

Health Awareness
• Dozens of studies show e-cigarettes do not help smokers knock the habit.

• Scientists say the benefits of red wine have been oversold and do not stop heart disease of prolong life. 

Events

• Flushing – 12:30 p.m. – Press conference following NYS Attorney General’s office arrest of Bibi Nail’s Salon boss for sweat shop conditions. Flushing Working Center, 135-32 38th Ave.

• Sunnyside – 12:30 p.m. – Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Showcase Luncheon. Copper Kettle, 50-24 Skillman Ave.

• Long Island City – 6 p.m. – Appalachian Mountain Club Open. The Cliffs at LIC, 11-11 44th Dr.

• Woodside – 7 p.m. – Community Board 2 City Services and Public Safety Committee meting. CB2 office, 43-22 50th St.

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 monthly meeting. Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• Kew Gardens – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 6 monthly meeting. 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.

• Fresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 monthly meeting. Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike.

Written by QTadmin

May 14th, 2014 at 4:12 pm

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