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A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

MORNING BUZZ (5/15):Four men steal money from disabled children, Freight derailment causing LIRR hiccups & Thursday events

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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, May 15

Weather
• A high of 75 with a chance of rain.

Top Stories
• President Barack Obama will join victims’ families for the ceremonial opening of the 9/11 Museum at Bedrock.

• A pimp charged with forcing Mexican immigrant women into prostitution will have plenty of time to think about what he’s done during his life sentence.

 A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies shows that the US government has released more than 36,000 immigrants charged with crimes, including hundreds of felons.

The New York Times fired top editor Jill Abramson yesterday.

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LIC Springs! Sat. May 17th 1:00PM Vernon Blvd will be closed to vehicle traffic btwn 50thAve & 46th Ave to create a free community block festival. Come explore the neighborhood!FREE!

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Queens News
• A freight train derailment just east of Jamaica station yesterday is causing delays and reroutes to LIRR lines.

• Officers of the 112th Precinct participated in a Twitter ride along yesterday.

• A missing 16-year-old mother and her 1-year-old child have been located.

Entertainment
• After going missing a few days ago, Casey Kasum has been spotted in Washington state

• Alec Baldwin gets a scolding from the NY Hispanic Society for his behavior towards arresting officers, and for not carrying his ID.

• HBO film crews will be coming to West Maspeth to shoot for their upcoming series, The Leftovers, tomorrow and Saturday.

Opinion
• amNY believes those with educated debts should get lower interest rates.

• NY Observer praises Comptroller DiNapoli’s management of pensions after a 13 percent annual return.

Scoreboard
• Mets lose game three to the Yanks in a 4-0 shutout yesterday, and will continue the subway series against the wealthier team at 7:10 p.m. tonight in Flushing.

• Nets are out of the kitchen after losing to the Heat by a two-point margin yesterday.Watch the recap here.

• Rangers prep for their Eastern Conference finals showdown with the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. Watch the recap from game 7 against the Penguins here.

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Big Apple Circus presents LUMINOCITY May 18th – June 15th Electrifying Entertainment for All! Cunningham Park, 196-22 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows.Www.bigapplecircus.org

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Real Estate
• Latest news – After several delays, construction begins on Flushing Commons.

• 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.
Lou Pastorini
• 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.
Lou Pastorini

• Sold – Jamaica – A four-bedrom, two bathroom, 1,266 sq. ft. detached home at 14807 130th Ave. sold for $349,000.

Family/Parenting
• Dr. Shimi Kang makes a case for Dolphin, not Tiger, parenting.

 Learn which country most shares your values on parenting in a PBS survey.

Events

• Fresh Meadows - 9 a.m. – Free yoga and tennis lessons for seniors. Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike & 193rd St.

• Forest Hills – 11 a.m. – Launch of dental clinic for children in foster care. Forestdale, 67-35 112th St.

• Flushing – 1:30 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo to announced details of May 17th Armed Forces Day Concert. Koo’s District Office, 135-27 38th Ave., Suite 388

• LIC – 5 p.m. – Opening reception for the LIC Arts Open. The Falchi Building, 31-00 47th Ave.

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

• Flushing – 6 p.m. – Flushing Council on the Culture and the Arts Gala. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Bayside – 6 p.m. – Cigar Night Fundraiser for the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church. Vivaldi Restaurant, 201-10 Cross Island Pkwy.

Written by QTadmin

May 15th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

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