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Wednesday, December 4

• Mostly cloudy with a high of 41 degrees.

Top Stories
• House Democrats released a scathing impeachment report accusing Trump of abusing his presidency for political gain.

Google’s co-founders are stepping down from management roles at Alphabet, and Google’s top executive will take their place.

• Governor Cuomo has signed legislation strengthening tenant protections against landlord harassment.

Major League Wrestling: 2019 Opera Cup Tournament Thurs Dec 5th 7pm MLW presents the 2019 Opera Cup Tournament and MLW Fusion TV taping. Tickets. Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd St., LIC.

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Queens News
• The new subway signal technology on the 7 line failed during Monday’s snowstorm.

• A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty to stabbing a Far Rockaway victim to death with an ice pick.

• Victims of the sewage backup flooding in South Ozone Park are now seeking federal aid.

• California Senator Kamala Harris, once in the top tier of presidential candidates, has dropped her 2020 bid.

• A Bronx assemblyman running for Congress pleaded for campaign donations on Giving Tuesday, a day meant for charitable contributions.

Kristin Chenoweth will star in a comedy series currently in the works at Disney Plus.

• It’s the end of an era: Willie Nelson has quit smoking weed due to breathing problems.

Buzzing Back

• In 1961, this song by Gene Chandler is released, becoming a #1 US hit by February 1962 and would wind up selling over a million copies worldwide.

• In 1949, actor Jeff Bridges is born in Los Angeles. He starred as “The Dude” in this 1998 cult classic.

• USA Today says the absence of Team Trump at impeachment hearings is a damning argument in itself.

• The Post says the Trump campaign denying media access to Bloomberg LP reporters is actually Bloomberg’s fault.

In the Blogs
• Queens Borough Hall is hosting another opioid overdose training at Health + Hospitals/Queens in Jamaica.

• Don’t miss the tree lighting ceremony in Middle Village on December 6.

Trending in New York

• The Islanders (18-6-2) fell to the Montreal Canadiens, 4-2.

• The Nets (10-10) visit the Atlanta Hawks at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (7-2) topped Saint Peter’s, 79-69.

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Christmas in the Garden Sun Dec 8th 12-5:30pm Get into the holiday spirit with fun for the whole family! Free! Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

Real Estate
• Pirate Studios signed a lease for a nearly 14,000-square-foot space in Ridgewood, good for sixth on this list.

• For Sale - 225-06 88th Avenue #38-3, Queens Village - 600 s/f co-op has 2 BRs, 1 bath.  HOA fee of $681 per month.  $ 219,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• For Sale -25-64 34th Street, Astoria – Huge 2 family home w/driveway & 2 car garage.  3 BR apt over 2 BR apt, plus full finished basement w/ 2 baths. Pvt yard.  $1.9M. Lou Pastorini. 917-797-7567. 

• Sold – Glendale – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,312-square-foot house at 77-55 78th Street for $700,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Goldman Sachs will launch new technology-based products and services on Amazon’s cloud next year.

Cyber Monday online sales hit a record $9.4 billion, boosted by a late-night spending spree.

Forest Hills - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Blood Drive. LIJ Forest Hills Hospital, 102-01 66th Rd., 8th Floor.

Corona – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – New York Mets host Kids Holiday Party. Foxwoods Club at Citi Field, 41 Seaver Way.

East Elmhurst – 11:30 a.m. – LaGuardia Airport 80th anniversary celebration. Terminal A, 1 Marine Terminal Rd.

Flushing – 2 p.m. – NYC Emergency Management presents 7th annual Ready New York Senior Center of the Year Award. Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd.

Corona – 6 to 11 p.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year Award Dinner. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

• LIC – 6 p.m. – 12th Annual Theresa Mona Adams Holiday Tree Lighting. Vernon Mall, Vernon Blvd btwn 50th & 51st avenues.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – The Nutcracker: The Salzburg Marionettes Theatre (Austria). Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

December 4th, 2019 at 9:51 am

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