MORNING BUZZ (8/21): Investigation uncovers motive in father slaying, Astoria woman plagued by harassment & Thursday events

Your 3 minute, NYPA award-winning daily read on the M, 7 or J train at 8 a.m. 20 news items people will be talking about all day.

Thursday, August 21

Weather
• Chance of thunderstorms with a high of 77.

Top Stories
• The killing of reporter James Foley by ISIS is part of a larger terror initiative from the organization.

• An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed three Hamas commanders.

• Hospitalized American Ebola patients are set to be released.

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Rego Center Children’s Summer Entertainment – Sat. Aug 23rd 1PM Lena & The Happy Clam Band. Show will take place in the Galleria and is FREE! Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.

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Queens News

• Investigation uncovers the motive behind a son’s murder of his own father in Jamaica. 

• An Astoria woman says she has endured two years of sexual harassment, but can’t get any help from her local precinct.

• Activists gathered outside Chuch Schumer’s office last week to address airplane noise

Entertainment
• Ariana Grande, Nikki Menage and Jessie J will together kick off the VMA’s with a rendition of Bang Bang.

• Billy Crystal will honor Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards.

Opinion
• amNY suggests a way to bring transparency to Riker’s Island

• In an op-ed for the Queens Ledger, Flushing resident Tyler Cassell argues it’s time for NYC to ban the plastic bag

Scoreboard
• Mets defeated the A’s 8-5 yesterday, and will travel to Los Angeles to face the Dodgerstomorrow at 10:10 p.m.

• Astros beat the Yankees 5-2 last night. The two teams face off again today at 1:05 p.m.

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Movies Under the Stars – Thurs. Aug. 21st 7:30PM Philadelphia  Cunningham Park, Main Park House – 196th Street & Union Turnpike, Flushing. FREE!

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Real Estate
• Latest news- A new mixed-use building in Ridgewood is offering deep discounts to artists.

• For sale – Middle Village – Rare detached three-family on 50×100 lot, private driveway with four garages, great 1031 exchange, vacant at closing. Asking, $798,000.
Lou Pastorini
• For sale – Howard Beach – Six-bedroom, 3.5-bath, semi-detached two family home. Asking $649,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold - Rockaway – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,567 sq. ft. single-family home at439 Beach 142nd St. for $715,000.

Family/Parenting
• The scholarly journal Science has dedicated a new special issue to parenting.

• There are dangers involved with being an overachieving mother

Events

• Woodhaven – 10 a.m. – Hiring Event for Birch Family Services, which provides aid for the elderly and disabled.   Emanuel Church Hall, 93-20 91st Avenue.

• Forest Hills – 11 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer endorses State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky. MacDonald Park, Across From 106-06 Queens Blvd.

• Richmond Hill 11 a.m. – The NYPD celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 102nd Precinct. Precinct HQ, 87-34 118th St.

Richmond Hill – 1 p.m. – Assemblyman David Weprin discusses hate crime against Sandeep Singh and arrest of his attacker. Weprin’s Office, 111-12 Atlantic Ave.

• Kew Gardens – 4:15 p.m. – Community Board 9 hosts public meeting to discuss pedestrian plaza at Drew, 101st & Liberty avenues. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Forest Hills – 6 p.m. –  Learn beginners Chinese with Lin San. North Forest Park Library. 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

• Forest Hills – 6 p.m. – Jazz Thursdays. 70th Rd. Between Queens Blvd. & Austin St.

• Flushing – 6 p.m. – Greater Flushing Music (Tony O) & Movie Night (The Lego Movie). Kissena Park Corridor, Main St. & Elder Ave.

• Long Island City 6:30 p.m. – Community District Education Council 30 Meeting. Queens Integrated Service Center, 28-11 Queens Plaza North, 5th Floor

• Howard Beach – 7 p.m. – Bocce Ball Tournament. Charles Park, 98th St. & 165th Ave.

• Howard Beach – 7 p.m. – Arnie Mig Memorial Concert sponsored by State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Brady & Marshak, Esqs. St. Helen’s Father Dooley Hall, 83-15 157th Ave.

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