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MORNING BUZZ (6/26): Neighbors losing sleep over new Citi Field screen, Beaten Rikers counselor asked for door locks & Weekend events

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Friday, June 26

Weather
• An 80 percent chance of showers in the morning giving away to cloudy skies and a high of 74. Saturday is windy and cloudy with a high of 72. There is a chance of showers all day Sunday with a high of 87.

Top Stories
• French police are investigating a possible terror attack after a man was beheaded at a gas factory.

• More details on the second guard arrested in the upstate prison break, who was apparently goaded with art from one of the convicted killers.

• A Missouri man killed his second home intruder in the last four months.

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Free Movie Night Fri. June 26th 8PM Paddington! Bring your chair or blanket. Elmhurst Park, Grand Ave & 57th Ave btwn 74th St & 80th St.
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Queens News
• A Rikers Island counselor was brutally beaten just days after he asked his bosses to put locks on his office door.

• A new giant flashing billboard outside Citi Field is making it difficult for some neighbors to get a good night’s sleep.

• A man who waved a gun to cut in those long gas line post-Sandy was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Politics
• In the latest “I’m Republican and I’m running for president” news, NJ Governor Chris Christie will reportedly join the fray next week. #ChrisChristie

• Lawmakers in Albany finally passed the “Big Ugly,” so now they can all take a much-deserved break from not getting much done in the state capitol.

Entertainment
Amy Winehouse’s dad rips a new documentary about his daughter’s life. @AmyTheMovie

• Bristol Palin is pregnant with her second child, admits her former VP candidate mom will be “disappointed.

Opinion
• A Queens councilwoman writes in the Queens Ledger that the Rent Guidelines Board should hold off on any rent increase.

• The Times writes the Supreme Court ruling was a turning point for Obamacare – and its GOP opponents.

In the Blogs
• The owners of a new outdoor bar in Ridgewood say the superfund site next door is no big deal.

• Astoria is in consideration for a new floating pool, according to a post on We Heart Astoria.

Trending in New York
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#weknowtherealharry
#UrbanOutfittersBeLike
#SatnamSingh
#HappyBirthdayAriana

Scoreboard
• The Mets (37-37) finally picked up a win, beating the Brewers 2-0.

• The Yankees (39-34) fell to the Astros, 4-0.

• With the fourth pick of the NBA draft, the Knicks select…fans boo after the team picks a 7’1″ European player. #NBADraft

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The struggling Mets welcome the Reds to Citi Field for a three-game series. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees and Astros play game two of their four-game set at 8:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets and Reds play the second game of their series at 4:10 p.m.
• The Yankees and Houston meet at 4:10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets and Cincinnati wrap up with a 1:10 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees bid adieu to Houston with a 2:10 p.m. matchup with the Astros.

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Mad Science Saturdays Sat. June 27th 11AM-2PM  Marvels of Motion.  A spectacular science-theme show designed to amaze and entertain.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd, Rego Park
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Real Estate
• Thousands of NYCHA units in the city sit vacant because of delayed repairs.

• For Sale – OPEN HOUSE – June 28th, 12:30-2PM – 3 B/R, 2 Bath Co-Op w/terrace in Barclay Plaza, Forest Hills.  Near transportation, shopping & restaurants.  For more information, Madeleine Realty of Queens  http://www.madeleinerealty.com or call 718-520-0303

• For Sale – OPEN HOUSE – June 28th, 2-4PM – 78-51 75th Street, Glendale – Semi-detached two family, 5 B/R, 2 car garage.  Asking $738,000. For more information, Dave Pastorini  http://www.coldwellbankerphillips.com   http://718-757-5881

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,200-square-foot townhome at 102-43 63rd Drive in Forest Hills for $629,000.

Eating Out
• Here’s five highlights from the menu at Mamu Thai Noodle in Astoria.

• Get some chips – and a whole lot more – on your dog at this Queens Colombian joint.

Restaurant ABC’s – College Point
Grade A – College Point Diner, 14-32 College Point Blvd. – Sanitized equipment improperly stored
Grade B – El Sabor, 15-20 College Point Blvd. – Cold food items held above 41 degrees, Filth flies present
Grade Pending – Pizza Town, 18-27 College Point Blvd. – Raw food contaminated, Evidence of mice, Food surface not properly washed

Events
Springfield Gardens - 10 a.m. – Civil Rights leaders C. Virgina Fields addresses graduating class. Merrick Academy, 136-25 218th St.

• Astoria - 10 a.m. – DOT and elected officials unveil traffic safety improvements. Ravenswood Playground, 21st St. & 34th Ave.

• Flushing - Noon – Empire City Casino announces trash receptacle sponsorship. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Ave.

• Fresh Meadows – 2 to 6 p.m. – Community Board 8 Health Fair. Cunningham Park, 196th St & Union Turnpike

Astoria – 4 to 11 p.m. – Central Astoria Carnival. Parking Lot on 19th St & Hoyt Ave.

• Flushing – 6 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo and NY Mets honor “Readers Are Winners” challenge winners.  Citi Field Press Room,

Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Free Movie Night: Paddington.  Elmhurst Park, Grand Ave Between 74th & 80th Streets

• Long Island City – 8 p.m. – Summer Artists Party, MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave.

Saturday
Arverne – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Rockaway Health Festival and Transition Convergence. 454 Beach 67th St.
• College Point – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day. MacNeil Park, Poppenhusen Ave. & 115th St.
Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day. Rego Center, 6135 Junction Blvd.
Astoria – 12 to 11 p.m. – Central Astoria Carnival. Parking Lot on 19th St & Hoyt Ave.
• Rockaway – Noon – Rockstock and Barrels Surf Contest. Beach 90th Street Skate park
Rego Park – 1 p.m. – Mad Science Saturday: Marvels of Motion.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Opening reception for “Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens.” $5. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave.
Middle Village – 4 p.m. – Relay for Life. Juniper Valley Park Track, Juniper Blvd. No. & Lutheran Ave.
• Far Rockaway – 4 p.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards and Borough President Melinda Katz hosts reggae concert. O’Donohue Park, Seagirt Blvd. & Beach 17th St.
Astoria - 7:45 p.m. – Newtown Road Film Festival: Silkwood. 46th St. Between 31st Ave. & Newtown Rd.
• Jackson Heights – Dusk – Queens World Film Festival presents Street Play Street. Free. Travers Park, 78th St. & 34th ave.

Sunday
Middle Village - 8 a.m. – Relay for Life Closing Ceremonies. Juniper Valley Park Track, Juniper Blvd. No. & Lutheran Ave.
• Forest Park – 9 a.m. – Mexico Day Five-Miler. $30. Woodhaven Blvd.
• Bayside – 11 a.m. – A Cabaret Brunch. Bay Terrace Garden Jewish Center. 13-00 209th St.
• Hunters Point – Noon – Walking Tour. $20. Vernon Blvd. & 50th Ave.
Astoria – 12 to 10 p.m. – Central Astoria Carnival. Parking Lot on 19th St & Hoyt Ave.
• Flushing – 1 p.m. – International Mud Day. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
Flushing - 2 to 4:30 p.m. – Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave

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June 26th, 2015 at 1:29 pm

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