MORNING BUZZ (6/17): Ridgewood perp steals police cruiser, Bryant High School protests school principal

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Tuesday, June 17

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 86. 

Top Stories
• The GOP fears another 9/11-style attack on the U.S. will come from ISIS. 

• The Rent Guidelines Board is considering the first rent freeze in its 46-year history. 

• The NY State Assembly passed a three-year moratorium on fracking yesterday. 

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Queens News
• A manhunt is underway after a handcuffed suspect stole a police cruiser, dragging one officer down the street and forcing his partner to commandeer a vehicle. 

• Over 200 students and parents gathered to rally for the ousting of Bryant High School Principal Namita Dwarka in Astoria.

• The jury in Sen. Malcolm Smith’s corruption case is set to call a mistrial. 

Entertainment
• A brawl broke out during a post-game 50 Cent concert at Citi Field. 

• Tracy Morgan’s health condition has been upgraded to fair. 

Opinion
• NY Post says the city should scrap the Taxi of Tomorrow plan.

• NY Times says pro-gun members of Congress are legislating ignorance. 

Scoreboard
• After a 6-2 loss to the Cardinals last night, the Mets will face them again today at 8:15 p.m. in St. Louis. Recap.

• Yankees to kick off a three-game series against the Blue Jays at 7:05 p.m. in New York.

• The U.S. defeated Ghana 2-1, Germany shut out Portugal 4-0 and Iran and Nigeriagame goes scoreless in the World Cup yesterday. 


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Real Estate
• Latest News – TF Cornerstone completed its seventh and final residential tower on the LIC waterfront last week.

• For Sale - Maspeth Plateau - One bedroom condo, move-in condition, terrace garage, included storage, low common charges, $245 per month, includes heat, hot water and cooking gas. Asking $298,000.
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• 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, pets OK. Asking $218,000
Lou Pastorini
• Sold - Forest Hills - A two-bedroom, one bathroom, 1,100 sq. ft. apartment at 10615 Queens Blvd. for $405,000.

Technology
• A new Google Glass app allows wearers to broadcast their life for cash.

• Feds are seeking to regulate navigation apps.  

Events

• Astoria - 8:45 a.m. - Comptroller Scott Stringer speaks at LIC Partnership Summit. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Middle Village - 6 p.m. - Community Education Council District 24 Meeting. PS 128, 69-10 65th Dr.  

• Flushing - 6:30 p.m. - Queensboro Hill Civic Association Meeting. St. Ann Church, 58th Ave. & 146th St.

• Astoria - 7 p.m. - Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting. 45-02 Ditmars Blvd. LL Suite 125.

• Richmond Hill - 7 p.m. - 102nd Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting. Richmond Hill Library, 118-14 Hillside Ave. 

• Jackson Heights - 7 p.m. - 115th Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting. 92-15 Northern Blvd. 

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