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Wednesday, May 4

Weather
• Occasional showers throughout the day with a high of 54 degrees.

Top Stories
• Senator Ted Cruz has suspended his campaign after a crushing defeat in Indiana. Meanwhile, Sanders eked out a win over Clinton.

• The FDNY is investigating whether the blaze that destroyed a Greek Orthodox church in Manhattan is connected to church fires in Russia and Australia.

• Planning on traveling this summer? Make sure you budget hours not minutes to get through security because lines are getting longer with no end in sight.

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Drive Wed. May 4th 8pm-12am A Cars Tribute band. Bar 360, Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica
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Queens News
• The mayor visited Queens to officially announce the borough would be getting a new police precinct.

• The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32 swore in a new president and honored a Middle Village resident working to build a Vietnam vets memorial.

• A former cop at the 111th Precinct pleads guilty to his involvement in an Oxycontin ring.

Politics
• The mayor recently said April had the fewest shootings in modern NYC history, but he was wrong.

• Disgraced former Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison on corruption charges.

Entertainment
• Afeni Shakur, the mother of hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur, died at the age of 69.

• Once banned from the tony Met Gala, the Kardashians now rule the event.

Opinion
• The Post says the City Council’s proposed “bag tax” will overburden the city’s poor while having minimal gains.

• The Daily News rips ACS after a damning report by DOI revealed a severe lack of oversight and a failure to provide even basic services to protect kids.

In the Blogs
• A Mapseth high school student won a prestigious scholarship, chosen from 53,000 applicants.

• Police busted four johns in a prostitution sting on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (16-9) were blanked by Atlanta, 3-0. The Mets wrap up their series with the Braves at 1:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (8-16) losing streak continued, falling 4-1 in Baltimore. The Yankees and Orioles meet again at 7:05 p.m.

• The Islanders now trail 2-1 in their second-round playoff series to the Lightning, losing 5-4 in Brooklyn.

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2016 Best of Astoria Bash! Mon. May 9th 7-9pm Celebrating the best of Astoria’s restaurants, shops, cultural institutions and other place you love. $55 includes food, drink and entertainment. The Pomery, 36-12 Ditmars Blvd.
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Real Estate
• Plans for Hunters Point South phase two had to be altered after construction crews discovered an Amtrak tunnel.

• For Sale – Middle Village – 2 family detached Colonial, 3 bedroom duplex/2 bedroom on 25×100 lot.  Pirillo Realty Inc.  718-418-9500

• For Sale – Freeport – Waterfront Condo, move in condition.  Ground floor unit with private patio overlooking the water.  Outdoor parking available.  Asking $180,000  Landmark International Real Estate  718-898-8300

• Sold – One-bath, 865-square-foot studio at 27-28 Thompson Avenue in Long Island City for $775,000.

Money News
• Despite Apple CEO Tim Cook’s assurances that everything is going to be okay, the company’s stock continues to fall.

• It turns out pharma bro Martin Shkreli is in a lot bigger trouble than he originally thought.

Events
Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. – UniverSoul Circus. Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick Blvd. & Baisley Blvd.

LIC – 12 to 4 p.m. – Veterans Resource Fair. LaGuardia Community College, E Bldg Atrium, 31-10 Thomson Ave.

Flushing – 1 p.m. – Creative Movement. Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd.

Queens Village – 3 p.m. – Commissioner Bil Bratton speaks at a memorial service for Detective Brian Moore. 212th St. & 104th Rd.

Kew Gardens Hills – 7 p.m. – CEC District 25 Meeting. PS 164, 138-01 77th Ave.

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May 4th, 2016 at 8:46 am

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