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Morning Buzz: East Elmhurst man arrested for slaying homeless man, Residents rally against jail plan

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Monday, June 24

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 85 degrees.

Top Stories
• A Long Island man died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic, the 10th tourist to have died on the island.

• A Staten Island man was arrested and charged with murdering his wife, an Air Force service member, and their two children.

• Two siblings from the Flying Wallendas safely crossed Times Square on a high wire.

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LIC Partnership Business Breakfast Tues June 25th 8-10am Please join us for a panel discussion on trade, tariffs & taxes. Tickets. LIC Conference Center – Queensboro Room, 41-21 27th St., LIC.
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Queens News
• Police arrested an East Elmhurst man accused of slaying a homeless manearlier this month.

• Queens residents held another rally over the weekend to oppose the city’s borough-based jail plan.

• “Love & Hip Hop” star Teairra Mari was arrested in Long Island City and hit with a variety of charges.

Politics
• Last minute endorsements and negative attack ads are defining the last daysof the Queens district attorney race.

• Trump says Mike Pence will “100 percent” be his running mate in 2020.

Entertainment
• Here’s the full list of winners from this year’s BET Awards, which honored Nipsey Hussle with a posthumous Humanitarian Award.

Weekend Box Office
Toy Story 4: $118 million
Child’s Play (2019): $14 million
Aladdin (2019): $12 million
Men In Black International: $10.75 million
The Secret Life of Pets 2: $10 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1967, Procol Harum released this song, inspired by the chord progression of Bach’s “Orchestral Suite in D.”

• In 1979, actress Mindy Kaling was born in Cambridge, MA. She appeared on this sitcom before starring in her own show.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the state’s climate bill has too many to-be-determined elements.

• The Post says NYCHA’s new chief has been set up to fail.

In the Blogs
• Resorts World Casino is hosting a slot tournament for a chance to win a $1 million prize.

• We Heart Astoria recounts the 10-year history of the Sol Dance Center.

Trending in New York
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#90DayFiance
Tyler Perry
Ella Mai

Scoreboard
• The Mets (37-41) fell to the Chicago Cubs, 5-3. They head to Philadelphia to kick off a four-game series with the Phillies at 7:05 p.m.

• Mets manager Mickey Callaway and pitcher Jason Vargas almost got into an altercation with a beat reporter, resulting in a team apology.

• The Yankees (49-28) lost to the Houston Astros, 9-4. They host the Toronto Blue Jays in the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.

• Earlier in the day, Mariano Rivera was the star of the annual Old Timers’ Day game.

• Nets fans are still split on whether to sign Kyrie Irving or keep D’AngeloRussell.

• The U.S. Women’s National Team will take on Spain in the Round of 16 starting at noon.

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Moving Image Awards 2019: Honoring National Geographic Mon June 24th 6pm The evening will feature cocktails, program and awards presentation and seated dinner. Tickets. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
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Real Estate
• Mayor de Blasio said real estate development is not coming to Rikers Island.

• For Sale – 105-27 87th Street, Ozone Park – One family home w/ private driveway & garage.  1st flr has EIK, family/living room, FDR.  3 BR, full bath upstairs.  Basement w/ pvt entrance, large yard.  $585,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Sale – 110-31 73rd Road, Unit #5J, Forest Hills – I BR, 1 bath co-op w/ EIK, hardwood floors, pre-war features.  Great location.  $335,000. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

• Sold – Kew Gardens – A seven-bedroom, five-bathroom, 6,300-square-foot house at 83-34 116th Street for $1.14 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Saturday morning, police responded to calls of a crash involving a pedestrian at Main Street between 59th and 60th avenues in Flushing. Cops found an unidentified man lying on the roadway with trauma to his body. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. An investigation determined the pedestrian was crossing Main Street mid-block when he was struck by a car operated by a 62-year-old man, who remained at the scene. There are no arrests. The investigation remains ongoing.

Events
Jackson Heights – 8 a.m. – Queens DA candidate Tiffany Caban speaks with voters at PS 69 with State Senator Jessica Ramos. 77-02 37th Ave.

College Point – 8:30 a.m. – State Senator John Liu attends graduation at PS 29. 125-10 23rd Ave.

Whitestone – 9 a.m. – State Senator Liu attends graduation at PS 193. 152-20 11th Ave.

Bayside – 9:35 a.m. – State Senator Liu attends graduation at PS 31. 211-45 46th Rd.

Jamaica – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – State Senators John Liu, Leroy Comrie and USTA host job fair for upcoming US Open. Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Oakland Gardens – 10:10 a.m. – State Senator Liu attends graduation at PS 188. 113-64 Hartland Ave.

Garden City – 10:30 a.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing & Dinner. Garden City Country Club, 206 Stewart Ave.

Bayside – 10:40 a.m. – State Senator Liu attends graduation at Cardozo High School. 57-00 223rd St.

Elmhurst – 10:40 a.m. – Congresswoman Grace Meng hosts House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for community discussion on immigration. Elmhurst Hospital, 79-01 Broadway.

Auburndale – 11:10 a.m. – State Senator Liu attends graduation at World Journalism Preparatory School. 34-65 192nd St.

Jackson Heights – Noon – Immigrant groups stand together in response to Trump administration’s threat to undocumented immigrants. Diversity Plaza, 37th Rd. and 74th St.

Ridgewood – 2:30 p.m. – Caban speaks with voters at PS 239. 17-15 Weirfield St.

Forest Hills – 3:30 p.m. – The Ciara Greene School of Irish Step Dance. Queens Library, 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

 Jamaica – 5 p.m. – Caban speaks with voters at Jamaica-179th St. station. 179th Pl. and Hillside Ave.

Astoria - 6 p.m. – Moving Image Awards 2019: Honoring National Geographic. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

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June 24th, 2019 at 9:09 am

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