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Morning Buzz: Elmhurst Foodtown workers settle sexual harassment suit, Child Victims Act goes into effect today

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Wednesday, August 14

• Scattered thunderstorms with a high of 81 degrees.

Top Stories
• The warden at the prison where Jeffrey Epstein died has been temporarily reassigned and two others were placed on administrative leave.

• New York is bracing for a surge of cases under the new Child Victims Act that goes into effect today.

• The Hong Kong International Airport returned to normal following two days of clashes between protesters and police.

Juniper Park Live Music Festival  Wed Aug 14th 7pm Celebrating Woodstock’s 50 Anniversary with “Back to the Garden”.   Bring your own chair.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street & Juniper Blvd North, Middle Village

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Queens News
• Two Elmhurst Foodtown workers who said they were fired after reporting sexual harassment by a supervisor have settled with the store for $285,000.

• A Maspeth steel company must return $6 million in stolen wages to welders and iron workers.

• People are boycotting a Connecticut sushi restaurant after two employees, both Queens residents, were fired after refusing a 36-hour work shift.

• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy clashed over the subject of organized labor on Twitter.

• Trump backs former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling in his bid to run for Congress.

• Tickets to the first BravoCon, featuring some of your favorite housewives, sold out in less than a minute when tickets went on sale Tuesday.

• CBS has reached an agreement to acquire Viacom after days of marathon negotiating sessions.

Buzzing Back

• In 2003 a blackout hits Northeast United States. Estimated loss…over $500 million.

• In 1983 movie & TV actress Mila Kunis is born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.  She gained recognition for her role in this 1998 Fox comedy series.

• A columnist from the Times attempts to understand the religious hunger of the radical right and other extremists.

• The Washington Post encouraged Chinese leaders to discuss the demands from the Hong Kong protests or face political consequences.

In the Blogs
• Latin restaurant La Oficina Grill & Bar opened last week on Jamaica Avenuein Woodhaven.

• Queens subway stations are in a state of disrepair with nearly half of all structural components either worn out or damaged.

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• The Mets (61-58) fell to the Atlanta Braves, 5-3. They face each other tonight at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees (80-41) defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 8-3. They play again at 1:05 p.m.

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Movie Night in Maspeth  Wed August 14th 8pm  “Small Foot”. Free. Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th Street, Maspeth

Real Estate
• When it comes to shuttered small businesses, Queens has a lower vacancy rate than Brooklyn and Manhattan.

• For Sale – 88-68 62nd Drive, Rego Park – One family brick Tudor features front porch, 3 BRs, 1 full bath, pvt backyard w/ patio, kitchen w/ breakfast nook, FDR, decorative fireplace in LR, detached 2 car garage.  $985,000. O’Kane Real Estate. 718-779-1111

• For Sale – 105-24 87th Street, Ozone Park - Gorgeous one family home w/ pvt driveway & garage.  Two levels of living space. 1st flr has EIK, family/living room, FDR.  2nd flr has 3 BRs, full bath, unfinished attic space for storage.  $585,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Queens Village – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700-square-foot co-op at 227-02 Hillside Ave. for $219,000. Zillow

Business News
• Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has unveiled a new set of Spectacles which will hit stores this November for $380.

• Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte has a $100 million plan to create another entertainment phenomenon.

Kew Gardens – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Aviation Job Fair.  Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

LIC – 1:30 p.m. – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris will announce funding for materials at the Queensbridge Library during a visit to the facility. 10-43 41st Ave.

Ridgewood – 6 p.m. – Patty Cake Theater presents Donkey Note.  Highland Park, Elton Street & Jamaica Avenue

LIC – 7 p.m. – International Films: La Cienaga (Argentina). Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

Glendale – 7 p.m. – Beatles Under the Stars.  The Shop @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Avenue

Middle Village – 7 p.m. – Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock with Back to the Garden.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street & Juniper Blvd North

Astoria – 7 p.m. – The League of Extraordinary Funny Women. Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st Street

Ridgewood - Sundown – Summer Film: Woodstock.  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue

Flushing – 8 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Dumbo.  Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Maspeth – 8 p.m. – Movie Night in Maspeth: Small Foot.  Maspeth Federal Pkg Lot, 56-18 69th Street

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August 14th, 2019 at 8:58 am

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