MORNING BUZZ (5/8): Councilman arrested for missing money, Ridgewood is radioactive and Thursday events

Thursday, May 8

Weather
• Cloudy with a 60 percent chance of rainstorms and a high of 68. Thursday, May 8

Top Stories
• In a peacekeeping move, Putin calls on Pro-Russian groups to delay referendums that could force civil war on a divided Ukraine.

• The HRA is failing to comply with its own standards, according to a new report by an Urban Justice Center Safety Net Project report.

• CNN analyzes Monica Lewinski’s Vanity Fair essay.


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Queens News
• Councilman Ruben Wils of southeast Queens was arrested on charges related to $30,000 that went missing from a charity he used to run.

• Bees swarmed an Astoria block by the thousands Wednesday.

• A man who was allegedly shot in the leg over a parking space has died from his wounds.

Entertainment
• Chris Brown alleged fan assault photos released have been released

• Four bodies were found, two adults and two teens, after a fire in former tennis star James Blake’s Florida home

Opinion
• amNY believes the City Council should put its disdain for charter schools to bed.

• NY Post questions Bill de Blasio’s math.

Scoreboard
• After losing 1-0 to the Marlins yesterday, the Mets prepare to face the Phillies at home tomorrow night.

• After smashing the Angels 9-2 yesterday, the Yankees head to Milwaukee to face the Brewers tomorrow night.

• Nets head into game two against the Heat tonight at 7 p.m. in Florida after losing 107-92 on Tuesday.

• Rangers fall further behind in their series against the Penguins after losing last night 4-2 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Next game tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Pittsburgh.


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Real Estate
• Latest news – A garage in Ridgewood is the most radioactive site in New York.

• 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 - Springfield Gardens - A five-bedroom, two-bathroom, single-family home at13755 Thurston St. sold for $423,864.

Family/Parenting
• HuffPost features everything you need to know about parenting in 16 Louis CK quotes.

• PBS asks whether kids’ happiness should be a goal of parenting techniques.

Events

• Flushing – 10 a.m. – Elected officials announced increase in Tuition Assistance Program funding. Queens College, Cooperman Plaza, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• East Elmhurst – 3 to 6 p.m. & 7 to 9 p.m. – Information Session and Hearing on LGA Central Terminal Redevelopment. New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott. 102-05 Ditmars  Blvd.  

• Ozone Park – 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. – State Senator Joseph Addabbo Mobile Office Hours. Queens Library, 92-24 Rockaway Blvd. 

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

• Forest Hills – 6 p.m. – FH Chamber of Commerce “Meet and Greet” to discuss upcoming concert series.  West Side Tennis Club, 1 Tennis Place

• Queens Village – 6 p.m. – Community Education Council District 26 Meeting. Martin Van Buren H.S., 230-17 Hillside Ave.

• Long Island City – 6:30 p.m. – The Working Families Party hosts its 16th annual gala, with this year’s honorees being NAACP CEO Ben Jealous and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. MOMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave.

• Woodside - 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association Meeting. St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22 44th St.

• Glendale - 8 p.m. – 104thCOP/G-COP Meeting. St. Pancras School, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-02 Myrtle Ave.

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