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Morning Buzz: Advocates call for reopening of Vetrano murder case, NYPD mourns Deputy Chief Steven Silks at funeral mass

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Wednesday, June 12

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 74 degrees.

Top Stories
• Jon Stewart tore into Congress after a few lawmakers showed up to hear first responders plead for the reauthorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

• Strand Bookstore and six nearby buildings were designated as New York City landmarks.

• Albany lawmakers have reached a significant deal on rent protections for the city’s apartment dwellers.

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Thursday Night Jazz Series  Thurs  June 13th   8pm  Kalia Vandever is a trombonist, composer, and educator.   $10 Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
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Queens News
• A Queens man who was drugged and robbed is afraid to go out again.

• Advocates called on the Queens District Attorney’s Office to reopen the controversial Karina Vetrano murder investigation with a petition of 26,000 signatures.

• As the NYPD and community said goodbye to Deputy Chief Steven Silks, questions remain within the department on how they could’ve helped.

Politics
• Vice President Mike Pence defended the Trump administration’s choice to reject requests from U.S. embassies to fly rainbow pride flags during June.

• Donald Trump Jr. will meet with the Senate Intel Committee behind closed doors on Wednesday.

Entertainment
• Meghan Markle will guest edit the September issue of British Vogue.

The “Frozen 2″ trailer has dropped and it unveiled that the movie will explore Elsa’s magical past.

Buzzing Back

• In 1987 Reagan challenges Gorbachev.  This speech by Ronald Regan has become his most famous Cold War speech.

• In 1929 non-fiction author Anne Frank is born in Frankfurt, Germany.  This actress won an Oscar for her 1959 film adaptation of this book.

Opinion
• The Post is displeased with Joe Biden’s stance on China.

• The Daily News applauded Mayor de Blasio for embracing education integration efforts.

In the Blogs
• Bayside’s Korean Community Services has been chosen as an early voting site in northeast Queens.

• Check out the list of farmers markets in western and central Queens.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees (41-25) walloped the Mets (33-34) in the first game of a split doubleheader of the Subway Series, winning 12-5. However, the Mets came back strong during the second game, defeating the Yanks by a score of 10-4.

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Danny Mixon Quartet featuring Antoinette Montague  Thurs June 13th 6:30-8pm Presented in partnership with The Jazz Foundation of America.  Free!  Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd, LIC.
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Real Estate
• As people struggle to afford rising rents, the adult version of student housing is becoming more popular.

• For Sale – 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village – One family Tudor across from Juniper Park features 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, fireplace, FDR, sliding doors to large patio on 20×100 lot.  $1.198M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Sale – 85-09 67th Road, Rego Park – Semi detached 2 family brick features parking for 3 cars, fully alarmed w/ new roof.  Home will be vacant on closing.  $988,000 Lou Pastorini @ Coldwell Banker Phillips. 917-797-7567

• Sold – Whitestone – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 164-32 Willets Point Blvd. for $250,000. Zillow

Business News
• FedEx announced that it will not renew its US air contract with Amazon.

• There’s a new security warning for Google’s 1.5 billion Gmail and Calendar users as threats are interested in targeting users with a credential-stealing attack.

Events
Woodside – 10 a.m. – Councilman Costa Constantinides, school officials unveil new schoolyard. PS 151, 50-05 31st Ave.

Forest Hills – 3:30 p.m. – Queens Borough President Melinda Katz hosts a rally to lay out her agenda for protecting women’s rights as district attorney. MacDonald Park, 8720 Queens Blvd.

Astoria – 6 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer serves as the master of ceremonies for the 14th Annual Taste of LIC. Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St

Jamaica – 7:30 p.m. – Thelma & Bernice.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

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

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

Ridgewood - 8 p.m. – Film Night @ Nowadays: “Babylon”.  56-06 Cooper Ave.

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June 12th, 2019 at 8:53 am

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