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Morning Buzz: 80-year-old arrested for murders in 1973, Bodies resembling missing NY couple found in Dominican Republic

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Wednesday, April 10

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 59 degrees.

Top Stories
• Police in the Dominican Republic have recovered two bodies from a car crash who resemble a missing New York couple.

• A New Jersey principal died after donating bone marrow to save a stranger.

• Lori Loughlin, her husband and 14 other parents were indicted for participating in the college admissions scam and face new charges that could imprison them for up to 40 years.

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Tree Giveaway with NY Restoration Project   Sat Apr 13th 11am-1pm  QBG and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) will give away 150 trees to NYC residents.  Sign up to take a tree home.   Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Queens News
• More than 100 people have signed a petition to make the Queens County Democratic Party more transparent.

• An 80-year-old Queens man was arrested for the murder and rape of two teens in Virginia Beach in 1973.

• Christopher Slutman, a FDNY firefighter who once served in Jamaica, was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

Politics
• Despite the mayor declaring a public health emergency, Governor Cuomo said it’s “legally questionable” whether people can be forced to get vaccinated.

• The acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security, Claire Grady, is leaving the department.

Entertainment
The Crown has casted a newcomer to play Princess Diana for the fourth season on Netflix.

Game of Thrones returns on Sunday and there are places in Brooklyn and Queens where you can celebrate its return.

Buzzing Back

• In 1866 the ASPCA is founded.

• In 1992 movie actress Daisy Ridley is born in London, England.  In 2015, she gained widespread recognition for her starring role in this movie.

Opinion
• The Post dives into the background of the first-ever images of a black hole, which astronomers are set to debut to the public today.

• The Washington Post urged Britain’s members of all parties to work for a negotiated compromise in order to accomplish the Brexit deal.

In the Blogs
• While New Yorkers want more funding for its libraries, cuts may loom for the service, advocates warn.

• Celebrate Spring at Rego Center’s Family Fun Day this Saturday.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (6-4) fell to the Minnesota Twin, 14-8.

• The Knicks (17-64) beat the Chicago Bulls, 96-86.

• The Yankees (5-6) fell to the Houston Astros, 6-3.

• The Nets (41-40) face the Miami Heat tonight at 8 p.m.

• The Islanders take on the Pittsburgh Penguins for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• Former Met Lenny Dykstra hit ex-teammate Ron Darling with a lawsuit over claims of racist taunts.

• Magic Johnson has stepped down as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Real Estate
The city has a dearth of senior housing and the neighborhoods with the largest concentration of seniors over 65 are the Upper West Side and Upper East Side in Manhattan, and three neighborhoods in Queens.

• For Sale – 58-16 83rd Place, Middle Village – Detached home on 60×100 buildable lot offers six generous rooms on 1st flr w/ 2 baths, 2 BR unit on 2nd floor.  Great location.  $1,300,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444 

• For Sale – 83-15 116th Street #1K, Kew Gardens - 1 BR / 1 bath co-op on 1st floor in Windsor Court development.  LR/DR combo, updated kitchen, laundry on premises, pet friendly.  $229,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• Sold – Jamaica – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1348-square-foot home at 176-17 137th Ave. for $580,000. Zillow

Business News
• New York’s “millionaire tax” was meant to be temporary but it has just been extended for another five years.

• These are the best places to work in health care and biopharma around the country.

Events
Kew Gardens – 10:30 a.m. – Queens Borough President Melinda Katz hosts the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week ceremony with Queens DA Richard Brown. Borough Hall, Helen Marshall Cultural Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Flushing – 11 a.m. – Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making Workshop for Seniors.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Long Island City – 1 p.m. – Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new sensory playground at [email protected] 24-30 Skillman Ave.

• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Council Member Peter Koo will join community groups to announce an upcoming reusable bag giveaway at participating Flushing supermarkets on Earth Day. Office of Council Member Peter Koo, 135-27 38th Ave.

Maspeth - 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Bereavement Group.  Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd Street

 Kew Gardens – 6 p.m. – Assemblyman David Weprin speaks at Katz’s Indian Vaisakhi Celebration. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Briarwood – 6:30 p.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza attends a town hall meeting of District 28’s Community Education Council. MS 217 Robert A. Van Wyck, 85-05 144th St.

Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting.  Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

Fresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting.  Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.

Kew Gardens – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 6 Monthly Meeting.  80-02 Kew Gardens Road, #202

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April 10th, 2019 at 9:52 am

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