MORNING BUZZ (6/11): P.S. 15 principal is sued for hiring attractive female teachers, a bicyclist was killed near Citi Field

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Wednesday, June 11

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 70. Rain developing late in the evening.

Top Stories
• Second-ranking Republican Congressman Eric Cantor was defeated in the Virginia primaries by a little-known Tea Party candidate.

• NYC landlords launch a six-figure ad campaign to convince residents that the “rent is too damn low.”

• A Bronx landlord pled not guilty in State Supreme Court for the 2012 death of a missing 35-year-old woman.


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Queens News
• The principal at P.S. 15 in Jamaica is being sued for attempting to clear space for attractive female teachers

• A bicyclist was killed after being struck by a minivan outside of Citi Field late last night.

• A Manhattan prop studio that worked on blockbusters like Noah and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have moved to Maspeth.

• Two firefighters were injured while responding to a two-alarm fire in Astoria that started with a rooftop charcoal grill.

Entertainment
• NYC-born pop star Jennifer Lopez is on her way to Brazil to perform at the opening World Cup opening ceremony on Thursday

• Kevin Roper, 35, is charged with vehicular homicide and auto assault in the crash that sent actor Tracy Morgan to the hospital.

Opinion
• A NY Post contributor makes a case for why NYC should reconsider allowing Wal-Mart to set up shop.

• After finding a broader base, the NY Times suggests Republicans will regret placing expansive voter restrictions.

Scoreboard
• It’s do or die for The Boys in Blue as they face off against the Kings in Game 4 tonight at8 p.m.

• Mets topple the Brewers 6 – 2 with a Teagerden grand slam in the 6th inning. Watch the recap here. They play Milwaukee again tonight at 7:10 p.m.

• Yankees get a much-needed 3 – 2 win against the Mariners last night. Watch the recap here. They look to continue the trend in Seattle tonight at 10:10 p.m.

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Real Estate
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• Sold - Four-bedroom, two-bath, 2,340-square-foot single family home at 16439 90th Street in Howard Beach for $641,000.

Health Awareness
• FDA and EPA officials release an updated list on mercury levels in fish and caution against several found from the Gulf of Mexico.

• Two healthy twins were born three weeks apart in a Boston hospital.

Events
• Laurelton – 11 a.m. – Parks Department cuts ribbon on playground improvements. Laurelton West Playground, Brookville Boulevard between 136th & 137th Avenues.

• Whitestone – 6 p.m. – NYC Council Speaker and Borough President Melinda Katz hold a birthday fundraiser for Councilman Paul Vallone. Verdi’s of Whitestone, 149-58 Cross Island Pkwy.

• Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James joins the Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club for the 20th Anniversary Pride Party. Pride Bar, 70-15 Austin St.

• Flushing – 6:30 p.m. – EPA hosts public meeting on city’s plan to remove PCB’s from schools. P.S. 020 John Bowne, 143-20 Barclay Ave.

• Middle Village 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• Kew Gardens 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 6 Monthly Meeting. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 202

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