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MORNING BUZZ (5/28): Deadly car fire on Grand Central Pkwy, Jamaica principal under investigation & 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 28

• Cloudy, a high of 72 degrees with a 30 percent chance of showers.

Top Stories
• Members of a chemical weapons fact-finding mission in Syria came under attack and were briefly held in rebel territory.

• A Beverly Hills media company is planning to create a comic book bio of Edward Snowden.

• Cooper Unions students and faculty sued to block the university from charging tuition for the first time in 155 years.

• Citi Bike is preparing for an expansion in hopes to begin turning a profit after Mayor de Blasio said he will not publicly fund the program.

• The City is stepping up its fight against rats.

Vision Zero Pedestrian Safety Workshop – Thurs. May 29th 6:30PM QUEENS–Tell Us About Your Streets! Together, we can save lives. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue.

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Queens News
• A Yonkers man died in a car fire on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens, two others escaped with only minor injuries.

• The principal at the Queens Gateway to Health Sciences School is under investigation after complaints of mistreating students, misallocating funds. 

• A driver who hit and killed a cyclist while driving with a suspended license will likely get no more than a slap on the wrist.

• Three Romanian natives living in Queens admitted to taking part in a massive card skimming scheme

• 50 Cent threw wide when he tossed a first pitch at Citi Field

• Pharrell is teaming up with Spike Lee for the direction of live streaming during his June 3 show at the Apollo.

• Novelist and Brazilian newspaper columnist Vanessa Barbara says Brazil is sick of the naughty child treatment from FIFA and the IOC.

• amNY says Citi Bike needs to learn from the rough road its traveled in its first operating year.  

• Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez to be arraigned today on double murder charges.

• After sinking the Pirates 4-2 in yesterday’s match, the Mets will face them again today in a home game at 1:10 p.m. 

• The Yankees will again play the Cardinals tonight at 8:15 p.m. in St. Louis after suffering a humiliating 6-0 shutout loss to the team yesterday.

• After an upsetting 7-4 defeat last night, the Rangers-Canadiens series continues tomorrow at 8 p.m. See the recap here.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Apartments in the newly-developed, Astoria-based Milan Condo are now on the market.

• For sale – Glendale – This two-family home at 78-51 79th St. has six large rooms over 5, can be vacant on title. Near Forest Park and Atlas Park. Asking $589,000.
Coldwell Banker Kueber Realty.

• For sale – Forest Hills - Large five room in co-option sixth floor of the building. Large living and dining area, kitchen, three bedrooms and two full baths. Asking $429,000

• Sold - Kew Gardens – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 775 sq. ft. apartment at 8374 Talbot St. sold for $255,000.

Help Wanted

• Sewing machine operators wanted.  Immediate openings.  Good pay.  Grand Basket Co. 53-06 Grand Ave., Maspeth, NY. 718-386-6400

Health Awareness
• A new study from the University of Pittsburgh suggests that US cancer center ads may be creating inappropriate demand and setting unrealistic expectations.

• An American journal entitled “Obesity” has released a study claiming soda aids in weight loss, though critics remain skeptical. 


• Queens Village – 11 a.m. – Councilman Ruben Wills addresses allegations against him made by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Maranatha Baptist Church, 112-42 Springfield Blvd.

• Elmhurst – 1 to 3 p.m. – Women’s voter Drive. Queens Center Mall, JCPenney Wing, 90-15 queens blvd.

• Long Island City – 4:30 p.m. – Excellence in School Wellness Award Ceremony. Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 42-09 28th St.

• Rosedale – 6:15 p.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards and Library CEO Thomas Galante give update on library upgrades. Queens Library, 144-20 243rd St.

• Forest Hills – 6:45 p.m. – Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event. 108-19 71st Ave.

• Queens Village – 8 p.m. – 105th Precinct Community Council monthly meeting. 92-08 222 St.

Written by QTadmin

May 28th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

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