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MORNING BUZZ (5/29): Ruben Wills claims mark status, Ferry runs aground in Queens & 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 29

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 59.

Top Stories
• At a Westpoint commencement ceremony speech yesterday, President Obama outlined his plan for a more conservative military policy.

• Maya Angelou, civil rights activist and voice of a generation, has died at 86.

• Edward Snowden says he trained as a spy.

• Three former Soviet Bloc states form a trade alliance to counter Western influence in the region.

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Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Fund Raiser – Sat. June 7th 7PM “Laughter is The Best Medicine”. Live auction to follow. $20 tickets available atwww.comedytogoinc.com or call 718-793-2055. Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Tpk, Forest Hills.

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Queens News
• Indicted Queens Councilman Ruben Wills says he was targeted by the Attorney General because he refused to wear a wire during conversations with fellow elected officials.

• The family of mentally disabled man who died in a Queens Village care facility two years ago sent them an $11.67 million bill through the NY State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

• A ferry ran aground in Queens while in the middle of a safety demonstration.

• Video: A 73-year-old woman was robbed and punched in the face in Lindenwood

Entertainment
• Brad Pitt was attacked at the Hollywood premier of Maleficent.

• LeVar Burton reached his $1 million Kickstarter goal to reboot Reading Rainbow.

Opinion
• Time columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Thompson asks, “Why Declare When U.S. Troops Will Leave Afghanistan?

• The Post calls President Obama’s speech at Westpoint, “The Long Grey Whine.”

Scoreboard
• Mets shut out the Pirates in a 5-0 victory last night. Read the recap here. Tonight at 7:05 p.m., they will go on to face the Phillies in Pennsylvania.

• After dropping the Cardinals in a 7-4 victory yesterday (recap), the Yankees will face the Minnesota Twins at 7:05 p.m. in a home game.

• The Rangers continue their playoff series against the Canadiens tonight in game six at 8 p.m. in New York.

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Signarama Forest Hills - Your full Service Sign Center! Exterior & Interior signage; Window/Door lettering, Banners, Vehicle Graphics & more! 116-59 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, 718-268-8180 www.signarama-foresthills.com

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Abandoned castle in Jamaica dubbed an eyesore.

• For sale – Bayside – Bayside Terrace, two-bedroom co-op, lots of closet space and windows, formal dining room, parking included, large rooms, over 1,000 sq. ft. school district 26. Asking $218,000.
Lou Pastorini

• For sale – Jamaica – Detached one-family on a large 40×100 lot, three bedrooms, private driveway, finished basement with bath, short walk to trains, schools and stores. Asking $349,000.
Lou Pastorini
• Sold - Astoria – A 1,982 sq. ft. two-family home at 29-10 Hoyt Ave. S. sold to a developer for $1.8 million.

Help Wanted

• Student Seasonal Landscape Maintenance Worker needed.  Call Mount Olivet Cemetery, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact David Gigler at 718-326-1777

Family/Parenting
• A new study suggests that parenting rewires the male brain, and that the maternal instinct isn’t unique to women.

• Kate Gosselin, who will star in the upcoming reality show Kate Plus Eight, tellsPeople about her strict parenting style. 

Events

• Flushing – 9 a.m. – Queens College’s 90th Commencement. Queens College, Campus Quadrangle, 65-30 Kissena  Blvd.

• Forest Hills – 9:30 a.m. – Volunteers build new playground. Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St.

• Bayside – 6 p.m. – “Getting the Most Out of Today’s Healthcare System” sponsored by Councilman Paul Vallone and NYHQ. Best Western, 220-33 Northern Blvd.

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

• Jamaica – 6:30 p.m. – Vision Zero Pedestrian Safety Workshop. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

• Long Island City - 5 to 7 p.m. – Art Show. Goodwill’s Citiview Connections Clubhouse, 33-24 Northern Blvd., 3rd Floor

• Fresh Meadows – 7 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella to announce allotment of $200,000 for renovations at PS 26 PTA meeting. 195-02 69th Ave.

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May 29th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

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