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MORNING BUZZ (6/10): Veterans still waiting for care, Elite NYC high school admissions process under attack

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Tuesday, June 10

Weather
• Showers and a chance of storm with a high of 79.

Top Stories
• Taliban violence rocks the Karachi airport in Pakistan. 

• Almost 60,000 veterans have been waiting more than 90 days for care from VA hospitals.

• Lawmakers and teachers are pushing for an admissions overhaul in NYC’s elite high schools in hopes of boosting diversity.

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NYPD 104th Precinct Blood Drive – Tues. June 10th 12-6PM Your blood donation isalways needed! For more information, contact Sgt. Armando Insigne 718-417-2408armond.insigne@nypd.org 64-02 Catalpa Avenue, Ridgewood.

Queens News
• Two teens were shot multiple times in a hail of bullets at 149th Street on Jamaica Ave. 

• An estranged Far Rockaway wife found her husband with another woman via the Find My iPhone app and stabbed the woman several times

• A Queens College professor returned home from Peru to find the tombstone of an abolitionist in his back yard.

Entertainment
• The trucker responsible for a crash that put Tracy Morgan into critical conditionhadn’t slept for more than 24 hours

• Rapper Lil’ Kim gave birth to a baby girl, and named her Royal Reign.

Opinion
• amNY says the LIRR needs a better station at Belmont.

• NY Post supports Mayor de Blasio’s push to bring the Democratic National Convention to Brooklyn. 

Scoreboard
• Rangers continue to disappoint, losing game three in a 3-0 shutout. Watch the recap here

• Mets to face the Brewers tonight at 7:10 p.m. in a home game. 

• With last night’s game against the Royals postponed, the Yankees head to Seattle to face the Mariners at 10:10 p.m. 


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Real Estate
• Latest News – Permits were issued last week for an 11-story hotel at 40th Avenue and 29th Street in LIC.

• For sale – College Point – Eight-bedroom, three full bath, 2,773-sqaure-foot newly renovated multi-family home. Asking $849,000.
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• For sale – Fresh Meadows – Three-bedroom, one full bath, semi-detached, single-family home. Asking $579,000.
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• Sold – Jamaica – A three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom, 1,200 sq. ft. home at 10824 221st St. for $425,000.

Technology
• Sony announced a new GTA game and Playstation TV at E3.

• In an effort to boost rider moral, Amtrak is building a trackside WiFi network.  

Events

• Hollis – 10 a.m. – Forestdale celebrates the opening of a new Youth and Family Center. 203-09 Hollis Ave.

• Middle Village – 10 a.m. – LeAp students from PS 92Q install a socially conscious art piece in Juniper Valley Park. Juniper Boulevard S. at 78th Street. 

• Rockaway Beach – 10:30 a.m. – Queens Botanical Garden and National Grid Foundation plant Seeds of Hope. PS 183, 2-45 Beach 79th St. 

• Ridgewood – Noon – LeAp students from PS 75Q install a socially conscious art at Evergreen Park. St. Felix Avenue between 60th and 61st streets. 

• Ridgewood – Noon to 6 p.m. – Blood Drive. 104th Police Precicnt, 64-02 Catalpa Ave.

• Flushing – 5:00 p.m. – Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina delivers remarks at the Remarkable Achievement Awards recognizing high school seniors who overcame the odds to graduate. Citi Field Bullpen Plaza, 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue.

• Kew Gardens – Farina speaks to the Parent Advisory Board of Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. Queens Borough Hall Room 220, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 

• Forest Park – 6:30 p.m. – Council Member Liz Crowley hosts a public meeting regarding the proposed plan to renovate the Mary Whalen Playground, where the Parks department will reveal plans. Oak Ridge, Forest Park. 

• Ozone Park – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting. Borough President Melinda Katz is scheduled to attend. Majestic Marquise, 88-03 101st Ave.

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June 10th, 2014 at 3:51 pm

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