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Wednesday, May 4

• 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.

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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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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• 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.

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.

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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