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Morning Buzz: FDNY investigates overnight fire in Jamaica, Good Samaritan saves suicidal woman

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Monday, April 22

• Cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• A string of bombings at churches and hotels killed at least 290 people and injured 500 others in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

• A Ukrainian comedian and actor who played a president on a sitcom won the presidency in a landslide.

Stop & Shop and its workers have reached a tentative agreement to increase wages while maintaining health coverage.

Sustainable Spring Break  Apr 22nd– 26th 12-4pm A weeklong spring break with a focus on the environment, ecological sustainability and how people in STEM are developing solutions to global environmental challenges. Click here for daily schedule. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona.

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Queens News
• The FDNY is investigating the cause of an overnight fire in Jamaica that injured three people.

• A hearing on alleged jury impropriety in the case of Karina Vetrano’s convicted killer is scheduled for today.

• A Good Samaritan saved a suicidal woman from the waters below the Hell Gate Bridge in Astoria.

• Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and other lawmakers will wait tables to push for an end to lower wages for tipped workers.

• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being targeted by a mysterious multimillionaire donor in her district.

Kanye West took Coachella to church with his Easter “Sunday Service.”

Weekend Box Office
The Curse of La Llorona: $26 million
Shazam!: $17 million
Breakthrough: $11 million
Captain Marvel: $9 million
Little: $8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, the first Earth Day is celebrated in the US.

• In 1950, singer/songwriter & guitarist Peter Frampton is born in Bromley, England. A pre-teen band of his included this up-and-coming musician.

• The Times says key roles in de Blasio’s administration are still vacant while he ponders a presidential run.

• The Daily News says there should be no exceptions to who pays for congestion pricing.

In the Blogs
• A Queens councilman wants the city to create a new director of ferry operations position.

• The LIC Springs block festival is set for Saturday, May 11.

Trending in New York
Impeach Donald Trump

• The Yankees (11-10) topped the Kansas City Royals in 10 innings, 7-6. They head to Los Angeles to face the Angels tonight at 10:07 p.m.

• The Mets (11-10) fell to the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-4. They’re home to host the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:10 p.m.

• Down 3-1 in the series, the Nets may lose to the 76ers, but their future is bright.

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Spring Break Activities for Kids Tues Apr 23rd – Fri Apr 26th  2-4pm Self-guided nature activities, where children get their hands dirty as they sift and search through Exploration Stations. Appropriate for children of all ages. Free w/ garden admission. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.

Real Estate
• An Elmhurst property that was once part of St. John’s Hospital is now in foreclosure and will be auctioned off next month.

• For Sale – 70-09 67th Street, Glendale – Two family home w/ hardwood floors throughout. Each apt has EIK, FDR, LR, full bath and 2/3 BRs, full basement, driveway, 2 car garage.  Close to all.  $949,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• For Sale – 61-60 78th Street, Middle Village – One family home has brand new custom kitchen, 3 BRs, 2 bath, terrace for BBQs, garden w/ automatic sprinklers, 1 car garage.  $838,000. Lou Pastorini  917-757-7567 

• Sold - Howard Beach – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,125-square-foot house at 159-25 84th Street for $899,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Sunday afternoon, off-duty police officer Marlena Nelson was arrested within the confines of the 113th Precinct. She was charged with two counts of assault.

Corona – 10 a.m. – State Senator Jessica Ramos, community groups make criminal justice announcement. Corona Plaza, 40-04 National St.

Astoria – 10:30 a.m. – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul volunteers with One Tree Planted for Earth Day. Playground Thirty-Five, 40-16 35th Ave.

Corona – Noon to 4 p.m. – Sustainable Spring Break. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

LIC – 12:30 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio makes announcement about New York City’s Green New Deal. Hunter’s Point South Park, Center Blvd.

Glen Oaks – 1 to 4 p.m. – Earth Day Bee A Pollinator Program. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.

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April 22nd, 2019 at 9:00 am

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