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Morning Buzz: Flushing bus driver went twice the speed limit, LGBT youth drop-in center to be built in Jamaica

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Wednesday, September 20

Weather
• Cloudy and windy with a slight chance of shower. High of 80 degrees.

Top Stories
• A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico, killing at least 149 people and collapsing buildings into rubble.

• Just weeks after Irma, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are preparing for the Category 5 storm Hurricane Maria.

• Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are pushing again for an Obamacare repeal bill as a key deadline approaches.

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Queens News
• The private coach bus in Flushing that collided with an MTA bus was driving double the speed limit as officials called for stronger regulations.

• A new city initiative to bring services to LGBT youth will open a new 24-hour drop-in center in Jamaica.

• In the trial of an alleged Al Qaeda member, a Queens man testified that he was trained to use weapons to attack the U.S.

Politics
• Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is thinking over challenging Governor Cuomo in 2018.

• Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and three members of Congress were arrested protesting outside Trump Tower over DACA.

Entertainment
• Ryan Phillippe’s ex-girlfriend sued the actor for physically assaulting her in a drunken rage.

• John Stamos and Weird Al are starring in a live concert version of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1973 tennis star King triumphs in Battle of Sexes

• In 1929 Ben Stiller’s mom, actress and comedian Anne Meara is born in Queens, New York

Opinion
• The Daily News says although Trump was rightfully firm on North Korea and Iran, the rest of his UN speech was incoherent.

• The Post says minority and women owned businesses will suffer from the City Council’s construction safety bill.

In the Blogs
• Queens mourns the passing of women’s rights activist Martha Baker.

• CBS series “Elementary” is shooting in Sunnyside this week.

Trending in New York
• #AHSCult
• Jimmy Kimmel
• St. Croix
• Mother Nature
• #BeingMaryJane

Scoreboard
• The Mets (65-86) fell to the Marlins, 5-4. They wrap up their series in Miami at 1:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (84-67) beat the Twins, 5-2. They look to sweep the Twins in Yankee Stadium at 1:08 p.m.

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Oktoberfest, Flushing Style:  Sauerkraut & Kimchi  Sat Sept 23rd  5:30pm  Uniting German cabbage with Korean cabbage and other dishes. Norman Curtis on keyboards. $35   Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave, Flushing
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Real Estate
• See the renderings for a sleek, 27-unit residential building in Jamaica.

• For Sale – Middle Village – One family brick, all modern w/ completely finished basement, new baths. Great location!  Asking $1,100,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• For Sale – Kew Garden Hills – Large, detached 1 family features a total of 12 rooms, 5 BRs, 4.5 bath, beautifully landscaped on 59.25 x 90 s/f lot.  Asking $1.9M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Howard Beach – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,704-square-foot house at 161-16 85th Street for $769,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Toys ‘R’ Us collapsed into bankruptcy thanks to crippling debt and stiff competition from Amazon and Walmart.

• Drugstore chain Walgreens received the clearance to buy 1,932 Rite Aidstores for $4.38 billion.

Events
• Elmhurst – 12:30 p.m. – Mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis criticizes de Blasio’s homeless policies and offers solutions with Elmhurst United. Pan Am Shelter, 79-00 Queens Blvd.

• Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Killer Joe – A Tribute to Old Time Rock & Roll, Motown & the Blues. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

September 20th, 2017 at 10:16 am

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