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MORNING BUZZ (6/13): Fake grenade found at Glendale school, Birds go Hitchcock in Woodside & 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, June 13

• A high of 79 with a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms.

Top Stories
• Thousands of Iraqi citizens are flocking to Baghdad to defend the city against ISIS militants, according to Iraqi officials.

• Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived safely in Texas, where he will continue to be treated at an Army Medical Center. 

• Neighbors of abandoned, Sandy-damaged homes are saying the mold in those housesis making them sick

Family Fun Day Sat June 14th 11AM-2PM First 100 children to meet Pocoyo will receive a storybook and crayons! Face Painting, Game & Giveaways. FREE! Rego Center 61-35 Junction Blvd & Queens Blvd, Rego Park

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Queens News
•Queens Library head Thomas Galante wants board members to have to submit requests for access to business records.

• PS 91 in Glendale was evacuated after a novelty grenade was found on the premises. 

• Woodside is living out a Hitchcock nightmare, with birds attacking people and trying to nest in their hair.  

• Lil’ Wayne and Drake will be performing at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium on Aug. 19 as part of their co-headlining tour. 

• Kim Kardashian shares photos from her Mexico Honeymoon with Kanye.

• amNY says Mayor de Blasio should support the Taxi of Tomorrow, and that his reluctance is tied to campaign contributions.

• NY Times supports tenure law changes in California, hailing the decision as a new battle for equal education.

• Rangers go into game five with the championship on the line at 8 p.m. in Los Angeles.

• Mets to face the Padres at home after a 5-1 loss against the Brewers yesterday. Recap.

• After drowning the Mariners 6-3, the Yankees head to Oakland to face the A’s at 10:05 p.m. Recap.

• Spurs dug into the Heat with a 107-86 game three win in the NBA Finals. Recap.

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Pups & Pints – Sun. June 15th 1-5PM Fundraiser & Adoption event. Profesional pet photographers will be on site to take photos of YOU AND YOUR PET. All dogs are welcome! Singlecut Brewery, 19-33 37th Street, Astoria (718) 606-0788

Real Estate
• Latest news – Google’s street art program is preserving the work of 5Pointz.

• For sale – Upper Glendale – Detached one-family, three bedrooms, EIK, garage and yard. Gas heat. Asking $438,000.
Lou Pastorini
• For sale – Rego Park – Semi-detached one-family, three bedrooms, 1/2 bath on first floor, finished basement with garage, full yard, gas heat. Asking $458,000.
Lou Pastorini

• Sold - South Ozone Park – A five-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, detached two-family colonial at 12711 150th Ave. for $550,000. 

Arts and culture/Restaurant reviews
• The Met is celebrating the spirit of creative kids in city schools.

• A Cambria Heights teen had his art contest win taken out from under him by Representative Gregory Meeks.
Restaurant ABC’s 
Grade: A – Glendale – Pisa Pizzeria

Grade: B – Flushing – Catherine Bakery: Hot food item not kept above 140F; Cold food item not held below 41F; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed; Single service item reused. 

Grade: C – Forest Hills – MoCA Asian Bistro: Cold food item not kept below 41F; Employee did not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive proper heat treatment; No facilities to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment; Food not protected from potential contamination in storage; Food contact surface not properly maintained.


• Flushing – 9 a.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic winners in C-SPAN StudentCam Competition. Townsend Harris HS, 149-11 Melbourne Ave. 

• Flushing – 11:30 a.m. – Elected officials announce assistance of public health insurance enrollment. Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, 136-26 37th Ave.

• Bayside – 12:30 p.m. Former comptroller and State Senate candidate John Liu visits with seniors. Bayside Senior Citizens Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway

• Flushing – 12:30 p.m. – Parents Day Celebration. Taiwan Center, 137-44 Northern Blvd.

• Neponsit – 1 p.m. – Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announces plan to combat vacant and abandoned properties. 145-08 Neponsit Ave. 

• Flushing – 4 p.m. – Press conference on legislation to change admissions practices of specialized high schools held by Assemblyman Ron Kim. 136-20 38th Ave., Suite 10A.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – John Liu receives award from the New York United Women Association. Mudan Celebration Center, Queens Crossing, 136-17 39th Ave.

• Flushing – 8 to 10 p.m. – Queens and Brooklyn Jazz Party. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the world-renowned hit song and dance “The Twist.” Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. 

Weekend Events

• Kew Gardens – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Kew Gardens Summer Flea Market. LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin St.

• Forest Hills – 9:30 a.m. – 7th Annual Father’s Day Celebration. Forestdale, 67-35 112th St.

• Ridgewood – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Gotham Thrift Shop Grand Opening Celebration. 60-21 Myrtle Ave. 

• Bayside – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Vienna Music Open House. 41-08 Bell Blvd., second floor. 

• Sunnyside – 11 a.m. – Flag Day Parade. Greenpoint Ave. from 41st to 48th Streets.

• Woodhaven – Noon to 4 p.m. – Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association hosts BBQ for veterans. American Legion Post 118, 89-02 91st St.  

• Astoria – 3 to 6 p.m. – Free, public Nielsen 2014 viewing of the Costa Rica v. Uruguay FIFA World Cup game. Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd St. 

• Little Neck – 4:30 to 6 p.m. – Children Dancing 26th annual year-end performance. Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Pkwy. 

• Jamaica – 6 to 10 p.m. – Grand Opening of new pan-Caribbean restaurant. Garden Inns & Suites, 151-20 Baisley Blvd.

• Rockaway Beach – 7 p.m. – Local Summer Kickoff Party. 302 Beach 87th St.

• Corona – Noon – Science and the Fair. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St. 

• Sunnyside – Noon to 5 p.m. – Art Fair. Queen of Angels, 44th St. & Skillman Ave. 

• Flushing – 2:30 to 4 p.m. – Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St. 

• Jamaica – 4 & 6:30 p.m. – Father’s Day Comedy Shows. Free admission include dinner. Black Spectrum Theatre, 177th St. & Baisley Blvd.

• Middle Village – 5 p.m. – Free outdoor dance performance. Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre, 66-85 73rd Pl.

Written by QTadmin

June 13th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

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