Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

MORNING BUZZ (6/4): Grover Cleveland High School teacher charged with rape, activists worry about the Ridgewood Reservoir & Wednesday events.

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Your 3 minute, NYPA award-winning read at 8 a.m. every day. 20 top news items in 20 words + events of the day.

Wednesday, June 4

Alternate side parking rules are suspended for today.

• Partly cloudy with a high of 82.

Top Stories
• Reports suggest that six American soldiers lost their lives in the search for Sgt. Bow Bergdhal.

• NYC allocates $4.4 billion to reduce class size and increase public school seats by 39,500 over the next five years.

• The New York Public Library seeks an additional $65 million in their budget this year to make, “big changes for the better.”

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Queens News
• A Grover Cleveland High School gym teacher is charged with rape for having a relationship with her 16-year-old student.

• Tenants PAC announced their support for former NYC Comptroller John Liu’s bid to unseat Sen. Tony Avella in the Democratic primary.

• Activists worry the city’s plan to cut culverts into the Ridgewood Reservoir could lead to reviving old development plans.

• The newly renovated Pan American Hotel includes hostel-style bedrooms for under $40 a night as well as modernized common areas.

• Julia Stiles returns to Broadway for the first time in five years in Scott Organ’s dark romantic comedy, Phoenix.

• Virginia medical examiners report that Gwar front man David Brockie died of a heroin overdose on March 23.

• See why the NY Post says the Working Families Party is at the center of Albany corruption.

• This NY Times op-doc shows how a small fishing island off the coast of Louisiana isground zero for climate change.

• Rangers prepare for Game 1 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals against the Kings tonight at8 p.m.

• Mets lose 2 – 1 to the Cubs in the bottom of the 9th last night. Watch the recap here. They look for redemption tonight at 8 p.m.

• Yankees lost 5 – 2 in extra innings against the top-ranked A’s last night. Watch the recap here. New York looks to end a three-game slump against Oakland tonight at 7:05 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Latest news- Check out what makes this four-story, 2,900-square-foot home at 44 Tennis Pl. in Forest Hills the Queens Brownstoner Listing of the Day.

• For sale – College Point – Eight-bedroom, three full bath, 2,773-sqaure-foot newly renovated multi-family home. Asking $849,000.
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• For sale – Fresh Meadows – Three-bedroom, one full bath, semi-detached, single-family home. Asking $579,000.
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• Sold - One-bedroom, one-bath, 850-square-foot apartment at 12335 82nd Road in Kew Gardens for $170,000.

Help Wanted

• Student Seasonal Landscape Maintenance Worker needed.  Call Mount Olivet Cemetery, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact David Gigler at 718-326-1777

Health Awareness
• Health officials underestimated the number of MERS related deaths last year by more than 100 cases.

• A recent study suggests that bilinguals have healthier brains later in life than those who speak just one language. 


• Laurelton – 9 a.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards holds a press conference in opposition to a proposed Verizon cell tower. 230th Street and Merrick Boulevard.

• Flushing – 10:30 a.m. – State Senator Toby Stavisky inducts Coalition for Queens founder Jukay Hsu into the NYS Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Stavisky’s District Office, 142-29 37th Ave.

• Rego Park – 12:30 p.m. – Shavout luncheon. Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.

• Kew Gardens – 6 p.m. – Caregiver support group. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.

Written by QTadmin

June 4th, 2014 at 2:44 pm

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