Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

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

without comments

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

Weather
• 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.

•••••
If you are interested in advertising on the Newsticker just click here

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

Entertainment
• 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.

Opinion
• 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.  

Scoreboard
• 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.

Get the Best Prices for Sports, Concert and Event tickets atNYDISCOUNTTICKETS.COM.

•••••
Isabella’s Spring is Here and We’re Open! Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies, Floats, Ice Cream Cakes, Egg Creams, Super Pretzels, Ices & More! 55-03 69th Street, Maspeth 718-205-4237
•••••
If you are interested in advertising on the Newsticker just click here

 

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. 

Events

• 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

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply