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MORNING BUZZ (5/30): New passenger spacecraft, Illegal hiring agency in Queens & Weekend events

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The NYPA award-winning Morning BUZZ: In 3 minutes – top 20 news items in 20 words or less at 8 a.m. daily.

Friday, May 30

Weather
• For Friday, high of 75 with a 40 percent chance of t-storms.

• Saturday forecast is cloudy with a chance of storms and a high of 77.

• Sunday should be relatively cloud-free with a high of 79.

Top Stories
• NSA claims to find only one email from Edward Snowden expressing constitutional concerns, dated three months after leaking began.

• Donald Sterling is determined by experts to be “mentally incapacitated,” clearing the way for his wife to sell the team.

• Google will have to comply with the EU’s court ruling that people have the right to be forgotten.

• SpaceX unveils their new passenger spacecraft. (Video)

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Grand Avenue Festival – Sun. June 1st 12-5PM Entertainment by Joe Fucco Music School, Song & A Dance plus much more! From 65th Street to 71st Street.

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Queens News
• A woman allegedly running an illegal employment agency in Queens is confronted by investigators from Channel 7.

• The 73-year-old woman who was robbed and punched in the face in Lindenwood vows to bounce back.

 

Entertainment
• KISS band members are denying accusations of bullying Eric Stonestreet’s mother on a flight.

• Izzy Azalea is the first to match one of The Beatles’ records.

• MPAA bans Eva Green poster for the upcoming Sin City movie because it shows underboob

Opinion
• NY Post weighs in on LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign.

• amNY thinks the City needs to be fully informed before implementing a free school lunch program.

Scoreboard
• It only took one goal for the Rangers to defeat the Canadiens in game six of the semis, clearing the way for their first Stanley Cup finals appearance in 20 years. Watch the recap.

• Mets beat the Phillies 4-1 yesterday, and will face them again tonight at 7:05 p.m. in Pennsylvania. Read the recap from yesterday’s game.

• Yankees clipped the Cardinals with a 7-4 win yesterday (recap), and will set their sights on doing the same when they battle the Twins at 7:05 p.m. tonight at home.

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Forgotten Queens – Fri May 30th 7PM Enjoy wine and cheese while exploring through photographs of a Queens that barely exists today. $8 Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Bayside 718-352-1548

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Permits are issued for new seven-story building in Rego Park.

• 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.
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• 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 – Kew Gardens – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 850 sq. ft. apartment at 12335 82nd Rd. sold for $170,000. 

Help Wanted

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

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• John Lennon artwork is set to be auctioned in NYC.

• The Met Museum is now offering 400,000 works of art as free downloads.
Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A – Kew Gardens – Tu Casa Restaurant
Grade: B – Hollis Hills – La Baguette Shop
Grade: C – Floral Park – A-chiban Japanese Restaurant

 

Events

• Kew Gardens – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – State Senator Joseph Addabbo host job fair for people 50 years and older. Queens Community House, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.

• Long Island City – 10:30 a.m. – Queens Library celebrates 50 new adult high school grads who prepped for exams at the library. Queens Library, 37-44 21st St.

• Long Island City – 10:45 a.m. – LeAp social-activist students discuss their public works of art. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

• Queens Village – 12:05 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio tours child care center and makes announcement. A to Z Center, 220-24 Jamaica Ave.

• Long Island City – 3 p.m. – Elected officials and school children help install stop sign and crosswalk. Intersection of 48th Ave. & Center Blvd.

• Flushing – 3 p.m. – Discussion with MTA NYC Transit President Carmen Bianco and State Senator Toby Stavisky on 7 train improvements. Stavisky’s District Office, 142-29 37th Ave.

• Bayside – 4:30 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella pushes for passage of Religious Corporations Bill. Avell’s District Office, 38-50 Bell Blvd.

• Flushing – 4:30 p.m. – State Senator Toby Stavisky kicks off her petitioning campaign to get on the 2014 ballot. 155th St. & Sanford Ave.

• Maspeth – 7 to 10 p.m. – Fundraiser for Assembly candidate Dmytro Fedkowskyj. American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY
• Woodside – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Congressman Joseph Crowley and Assemblywoman Marge Markey host E-Recylcing Day. Boulevard Gardens, 30th Ave. just off 57th St.

• Flushing – 10 a.m. – Policy Discussion on Small Business and Economic Contributions of Asian American. Queens Library, 41-17 Main St.

• Glendale – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Free pet adoption event. Bobbi & The Strays, 80-36 Cooper Ave.

• Middle Village – 6:30 p.m. – Celebrity basketball game to benefit The Eagle Academy. Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

SUNDAY
• Maspeth – Noon to 5 p.m. – Grand Avenue Street Festival. Grand Ave.

• Glendale – Noon to 4 p.m. – Free pet adoption event. Bobbi & The Strays, 80-36 Cooper Ave.

• Jackson Heights - Noon – Queens Pride Parade. 37th Ave. from 84th to 75th St.

 • Jackson Heights - Noon to 6 p.m. – Queens Pride Festival. 37th Road from 74th to 77th St.

• College Point – 1 p.m. – Sunday Concert featuring Beatles tribute band Yesterday & Today. MacNeil Park, Poppenhusen Ave. & College Pl.

• Middle Village – 5 p.m. – Free Sunday Performance: Ernest Baker & Alessia Della Casa. Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre Academy, 66-85 73rd Pl.

Written by QTadmin

May 30th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

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