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Morning Buzz: Doug Jones beats Roy Moore in Alabama, Police arrest St. Albans man for killing his older brother

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Wednesday, December 13

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of just 32 degrees.

Top Stories
• Democrat Doug Jones stunningly beat Republican Roy Moore for the Alabama Senate seat, though the accused child molester is not conceding.

• San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee suddenly passed away at age 65 from a heart attack.

• The City Council and City Hall have struck a compromise over a package of controversial police reform bills.

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Central Astoria Development Coalition Housing Workshop  Wed Dec 13th  6pm  We will discuss rent stabilization/rent control laws, leases, repairs etc.  Services available to Senior Citizens and the disabled.  RSVP by calling 718-204-1056    25-69 38th Street, Astoria
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Queens News
• Police arrested a St. Albans man for the killing of his older brother in a domestic dispute.

• Cops warned Ridgewood residents about a burglar who uses fire escapes to access unlocked windows to steal possessions.

• The mother of the Queens Village model who died on a trip in Jamaica is tearfully planning her daughter’s funeral.

Politics
• President Trump sent a sexually suggestive tweet about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and then refused to explain it.

• Republican Brian Kolb, the Assembly’s minority leader, announced his intention to run for governor.

Entertainment
• No Matt, no problem! “Today” show’s ratings continue to soar after Lauer’s exit from the morning program.

• Take a look inside Kate Upton and Justin Verlander’s wedding in Tuscany, Italy.

Buzzing Back

• In 2000 the “Texas Seven” prison break happens.  Here are their photos.

• In 1925 actor Dick Van Dyke is born in West Plains, Missouri. He played this beloved character in 1964’s Mary Poppins.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Trump tweet about Gillibrand isn’t sexist, but petulant and demeaning.

• The Post says de Blasio’s homeless policies are even crazier now that he’s using eminent domain to buy private properties.

In the Blogs
• The Department of Transportation will take a closer look at two Sunnyside avenues to make improvements.

• Two Queens lawmakers are pushing to expand the Korean dual language program into more schools.

Trending in New York
• Alabama
• Bannon
• Charles Barkley
• USA Today
• Sassy

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (16-11-3) are in Ottawa to take on the Senators at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (17-10-3) host the Dallas Stars at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (14-13) beat Lonzo Ball and the Lakers in overtime, 113-109.

• The Nets (11-15) outlasted the Wizards, 103-98.

• St. Francis (2-8) fell to Army, 76-64.

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Handling the Holidays: Bereavement Meeting  Wed Dec 13th 7-8:30pm  The holidays are a difficult time for those who have lost loved ones. All are welcome to this FREE “Handling the Holidays” presentation/discussion. Light refreshments provided.  Maspeth Town Hall,  53-37 72nd Street, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center picked up a three-story industrial building in Ozone Park for $14.6 million.

• For Rent - Middle Village North – Rental of private home features 3 BRs, 2 full bath, private drive, garage, move in condition, finished basement.  Asking $3,000/month  Lou Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips 718-326-3900 ext 111

• For Rent – Middle Village – House for Rent.  Lots of Room!  Home features spacious BRs, 2.5 modern bath, huge LR, ultra modern kitchen, finished basement, porch room, backyard.  Asking $4,000/month  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• Sold – Astoria – A six-bedroom, six-bathroom, 1,140-square-foot house at 12-02 27th Avenue for $1.4 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Disney is set to announce a deal to acquire a large portion of 21st Century Fox in the upcoming days.

• Toy maker Mattel warned investors that its holiday sales will be lower than projected.

Events
• East Elmhurst – 8 a.m. – Student safety and anti-bullying technology conference. LaGuardia Plaza Hotel, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd.

• Jamaica – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Mobile van offers free mammogram and clinical breast exams. Queens Health Center, 97-04 Sutphin Blvd.

• Corona – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – New York Mets, New York Cares host 12th annual Mets “Warm-Up” Holiday Coat Drive. Mets Team Store at Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

• Jamaica – 11:30 a.m. – Jamaica Rotary Club brings Santa, toys to children with developmental disabilities. Queens Centers for Progress Children’s Center, 82-25 164th St.

• Flushing – 3 p.m. – Community leaders announce details of holiday meal to help those in need. St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave.

• LIC – 5 to 8 p.m. – Community Menorah Lighting Ceremony & Party. Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Blvd. and 48th Ave.

• Astoria – 6 p.m. – Central Astoria Development Coalition Housing Workshop. 25-69 38th St.

• Maspeth – 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Handling the Holidays: Bereavement Meeting. Maspeth Town Hall, 53–37 72nd St.

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

• Jamaica 9 p.m. – Material Girl – A Tribute to Madonna. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

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December 13th, 2017 at 11:34 am

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