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MORNING BUZZ (6/25): Queens teacher admits to relationship with teen, Nursing home workers abused disabled man & Thursday events

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Thursday, June 25
• Mostly sunny with a high of 84.

Top Stories
• A second guard has been charged in the upstate prison break. Meanwhile, authorities say the two escaped murderers may be heavily armed.

• At his sentencing hearing, the Boston Marathon bomber - who a jury said should be put to death – apologized. #Tsarnaev

• President Barack Obama kicked a rowdy transgender woman out of the White House. #BarackObama

Astoria Park Carnival June 25th - 28th Th 4-10PM, Fri 4-11PM, Sat 12-11PM, Sun 12-10PM Rides, Games, Food, Entertainment Astoria Park Parking Lot, 19th St & Hoyt Ave. North

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Queens News
• Three Queens nursing home workers have been charged with abusing a disabled man. Disturbing video backs up the charges.

• A teaching assistant at PS 9 in Maspeth admitted to having a relationship with a 14-year-old student.

• The LIC Partnership hosted its annual “LIC Summit” yesterday to discuss the fast-growing neighborhood’s future.

• And then there were…well, there’s still a lot. Add Bobby Jindal to the list of GOP presidential hopefuls.

• Managers with the city’s Board of Elections – largely considering do-nothing party patronage jobs - just gave themselves big raises, with some making close to $200,000.

• PBS is suspending the series “Finding Your Roots” in the wake of the Ben Affleck slave-owning controversy.

• It’s possible twerking has been breaking up marriages for some 200 years. #twerking

• The Daily News argues New Yorkers should thank the police commissioner for 1,300 new cops, not the mayor.

• The Post says statements by the marathon bombing victims show the terrorists didn’t win.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria has a look at the best street art project in Queens.

• A civic group is upset over a permit to allow a recycling facility to ship even more debris by rail through Queens neighborhoods.

Trending in New York

• The Mets (36-37) fell below .500 with a 4-1 loss to the Brewers. The Mets wrap up their three-game visit to Milwaukee at 2:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (39-33) got one back from the Phillies with a 10-2 rout. They are now off to Houston for four with the Astros. First pitch is at 8:10 p.m.

• The NBA draft gets underway at 7 p.m. WFAN host John Jastremski ponders three scenarios – from best to worst – for the Knicks, who will pick fourth. #NBADraft

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Rockaway Health Festival and Transition Convergence Sat. June 27th 10AM-6PM Free health screenings and HIV testing. Also, Re-Claimed: Stories from the Storm; Recovery and Re-Building Life in the Rockaways. 454 Beach 67th St, Arverne

Real Estate
• Here’s the 20 biggest power players in NYC real estate.

• For Sale – Maspeth Plateau – 1 Family 2 Kitchens, 2 Full Baths, 2 Bedrooms, garage, Central A/C, finished basement.  Asking $549,000   Call Joann C. Realty 917 371 4034

• For Sale – Cozy, quiet Studio Co-Op in dog friendly building in the heart of Forest Hills. Asking $145,000.  Madeleine Realty of Queens Ltd.  (718) 520-0303 or go to www.madeleinerealty.com.

• Sold – Four-bedroom, three-bath, 4,400-square-foot home at 160-31 80th Street in Howard Beach for $950,000.

Style & Fashion
• E-commerce site Net-a-porter is partnering with designer Tom Ford for a new ready-to-wear line.

• Check out the street fashion at Art Basel.

Woodhaven - 9 a.m. – First UPK class celebrates graduation. Queens Library, 85-41 Forest Parkway

• Springfield Gardens - 10 a.m. – Former governor David Paterson delivers 2015 Commencement address. Merrick Academy, 136-25 218th St.

• Glendale – 1 p.m. – Sacred Heart Food Pantry Meeting.  Zum Stammtisch, 69-46 Myrtle Ave.

• Astoria – 2 p.m. – Mt. Sinai celebrates its 16th anniversary. Church of the Redeemer Parking Lot, 30-14 Crescent St.

• Astoria – 4 to 10 p.m. – Central Astoria Festival. Parking Lot, 19th St. & Hoyt Ave.

Ridgewood – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Joseph Addabbo Jr. Mobile Office Hours. Queens Library, 20-12 Madison Street

Forest Hills – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses. Haveli, 116-29 Queens Blvd.

Richmond Hill – 6 p.m. – Shrek the Musical.  Buddy Monument, Park Lane South & Myrtle Ave.

• Jackson Heights – 6:30 p.m. – Queens Communities Vigil for Charleston. Diversity Plaza, 37th Rd. & 74th St.

Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – 2nd Annual Interfaith Ramadan Dinner.  Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St.

Written by QTadmin

June 25th, 2015 at 8:46 am

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