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Morning Buzz: A record breaking fire broke out in California; Queens taxi drivers and advocates rally for fair treatment.

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Tuesday, August 7

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• A fire broke out in California and has broken the record for the largest fire the state has ever seen.

• Council members have been requesting the removal of Trumps star from the West Hollywood Walk of Fame.

• Parkland school shooter told detectives that he heard a demon in his head.

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2018 Summer Concert Series  Tues Aug 7th  7-9pm National Night Out Against Crime with Generations.  Bring your own lawn chair.  Juniper Park, 80th Street and Juniper Blvd North, Middle Village
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Queens News
• An arrest was made after a fight broke out at a Queens halfway house that resulted in the death of a 70 year old man.

• Taxi drivers and advocates rallied in Queens for fairer treatment.

• Neighbors rescued a toddler that was hanging out a fourth story window in Queens.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo tried to enlist other U.S. governors in his continuous war with the National Rifle Association.

• Here are the reasons why the tweets Trump made this weekend about his son’s meeting in Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer are significant.

Entertainment
• Bo Burnham’s movie “Eighth Grade” is said to be the first movie to accurately depict the teenage experience of a person who has only existed during the digital era.

• Beyoncé opens up to Vogue about everything including the difficult delivery of her twins and her new outlook on life.

Buzzing Back

•  In 1971 the The Bee Gees finally scored their first Billboard number one with this song.

• In 1927 actor Carl Switzer is born in Paris, IL.  He gained fame as this character in the original Our Gang +series.

Opinion
• The New York Times urges Democrats not to give up on the Senate and thinks that the odds get increasingly better for them.

• The Daily News thinks that placing a cap on app cars such as Uber will save lives and improve the livelihoods of city dwellers.

In the Blogs
• Corte condominiums at 21-30 44th Drive reach the market and play a part in Long Island City’s evolution.

• NYPD have arrested a Florida man for attempting to rape a 21-year-oldoutside her Woodside home.

Trending in New York
• Becca
• Garrett
• Blake
• Lance Lynn
• Bachelor

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (69-42) beat the Chicago White Sox last night 7-0. They play them again tonight at 8:10 pm.

• The Mets (46-64) lost to the Cincinnati Reds 4-6 and will be playing them again tonight at 7:10 pm.

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Night Out Against Crime 2018   Tues Aug 7th   A community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships to help make our neighborhoods safer, seeking to strengthen the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement.  Find your location here!
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Real Estate
• Here are ten of Queen’s biggest real estate deals in the second quarter of 2018.

• For Sale – Far Rockaway – Detached two family home has 1BR over 2BRs, private driveway, full finished basement, private yard.  Asking $459,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Renovated 2 BR features LR/DR combo, EIK w/ new counter tops and appliances, 1 full bath.  Heat/Water included.  Close to all.  ID #1321374 Carollo Real Estate. 718-366-6636

• Sold – Jamaica - A four bedroom, two bathroom, 2,200 square-foot single family home at 12053 170th St for $460,000. Zillow.

Technology
• A huge, glowing, planet, free from any orbit around a parent star, was spottedusing a radio telescope.

• Facebook asked U.S.banks for financial information, including card transactions and checking account balances, to increase user engagement.

Events
• Queens – Various Times & Locations – National Night Out Against Crime 2018.  Find your precinct/location. 

• LIC – 10 a.m. – Summer Kids @ The Landing: Music w/ Andy & Suzanna.  Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.

• Elmhurst – 10 a.m – Catalina Cruz to Unveil Affordable Housing Platform, Announce Endorsement from Prominent Tenant Rights’ Leader. Dunningham Triangle, Corner of 82 St. and Baxter Ave

• LIC – 4 p.m. – Summer Kids @ The landing: Animal Show!  Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.

• Sunnyside – 4 to 9 p.m. – The 18th Annual Bix Beiderdecke Memorial Jazz Concert starring Cait and the Critters, Swing Dance Astoria, and The Sunnyside Wolverines. Children’s crafts and face painting will precede the performances. Bliss Plaza: 46th street under the elevated 7 train.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: Spirit of the Beehive.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

• Middle Village – 7 to 9 p.m. – Summer Concert Series: Generations.  Juniper Park, 80th St & Juniper Blvd North

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Live @ The Gantries: Maestro Khan “East Meets West” Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Road

• Jamaica – 7 to 10 p.m. – Night Out Against Crime.  Rochdale Village Community Center, 169-65 137th Avenue

Written by QTadmin

August 7th, 2018 at 4:29 pm

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