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Morning Buzz: Fires rip through church, public housing in Queens, Pol pushes bill to save elite high schools

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Monday, June 17

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with showers in the evening. High of 78.

Top Stories
Iran will break the uranium stockpile limit, set by the nuclear deal, in 10 days.

• Hong Kong protesters continued massive demonstrations against the government’s extradition bill.

• An emotionally disturbed man attacked an MTA worker at a Harlem subwaystation.

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Metropolitan Opera Recital Mon June 17th  7-8:30pm Featuring talented young Met singers performing arias and duets from a variety of operas. Seating is limited – first come, first served. Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
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Queens News
• A D.C. man was charged with trespassing after refusing to leave a Jackson Heights building that happens to house AOC’s district office.

• A massive fire burned through a church in Rosedale, while a separate blaze at the Pomonok Houses left one critically injured.

• A Queens state senator is pushing legislation to create more specialized high schools and expand test prep.

Politics
• Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez believes pressure to impeach Trump is mounting with growing evidence.

• The State Senate is hashing out legislation to legalize marijuana and is prepared to introduce the bill soon.

Entertainment
Tiffany Haddish canceled her Atlanta performance over the state’s abortion law.

Weekend Box Office
Men in Black International: $28.5 million
The Secret Life of Pets 2: $23.8 million
Aladdin (2019): $16.7 million
Dark Phoenix: $9 million
Rocketman: $8.8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1994, O.J. Simpson was arrested after flight from justice.

• In 1943, singer Barry Manilow was born in Brooklyn. In his early days, he played piano for this singer.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the Port Authority should scrap the LaGuardia AirTrain, and extend the N train instead.

• The Post urges moderate Democrats to revoke the progressive green light bill in Albany.

In the Blogs
• Here are the winners of a Mothers Day Essay Contest in northeast Queens.

• Enjoy free yoga every Saturday morning at The Shops at Atlas Park until August 31.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (34-37) fell to the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-3. They head to Atlanta for a three-game series with the Braves at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees (43-27) topped the Chicago White Sox, 10-3. They return home for a three-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

• Noah Syndergaard has been placed on the IL for a strained right hamstring.

• The Yankees traded for slugger Edwin Encarnacion, and made room for himby demoting Clint Frazier to AAA.

Gary Woodland held off Brooks Koepka to win the U.S. Open.

• The U.S. Women’s National Team topped Chile, 3-0, including two goals from Carli Lloyd.

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Queens Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing & Dinner Mon June 24th 10:30am Admission includes Greens fee, cart, breakfast, lunch, cocktails and dinner buffet. Call 718-898-8500 ext 123 or email [email protected]org. Garden City Country Club, 206 Stewart Ave., Garden City.
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Real Estate
• The Hotel Trades Council has filed plans for a new $75 million health center in Long Island City.

• For Sale – 111-19 111th Street, S. Ozone Park – One family home w/ private driveway & garage offers 2 levels of living space w/ LR/DR combo, EIK, FDR on 1st flr, 3 BRs & full bath on 2nd flr. Unfinished basement w/ separate entrance.  $699,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Sale – 60-39 Maspeth Avenue, Maspeth – Renovated 2 family Townhouse on large 30×100 lot offers 8 BRs, 3 bath, full basement, 2 car garage.  $1.399M. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Rosedale – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,296-square-foot condo at 258-16 149th Road for $395,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday morning, in the vicinity of 1040 Beach 21st Street in Far Rockaway, police responded to a 911 call of unresponsive man. Cops discovered a 67-year-old man, who was pronounced dead on scene. The medical examiner was determine the cause of death. An investigation is ongoing.

Events
Flushing – 1 p.m. – Congresswoman Grace Meng, Boys Club of New York and Flushing Bank to announce resume and interview tips workshop for high school, college students. 133-01 41st Rd.

LIC – 2:30 p.m. – Queens DA candidate Tiffany Caban greets parents at PS 111 with Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. 37-15 13th St.

LIC – 4 p.m. – Caban canvasses in Queensbridge with Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner. 21st St. and 41st Ave.

Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz chairs Queens Borough Board. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

LIC – 6 p.m. – VOCAL-NY Queens DA Forum. 10-25 41st Ave.

Hempstead – 7 p.m. – Borough President Katz accepts award from St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. The Seawane Club, 1300 Seawane Club Dr.

LIC – 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Metropolitan Opera Recital. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

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June 17th, 2019 at 8:58 am

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