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Morning Buzz: Former prosecutor will lead case against Councilman Barry Grodenchik, Chanel Lewis’ mom moved by Vetrano family statement

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Wednesday, April 24

• Sunny with a high of 67 degrees.

Top Stories
• Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said that the family separations policy is “not worth it.”

• An ISIS suspect arrested in India warned authorities about the Sri Lanka bombings by naming one of the bombers in advance of the Easter attacks.

• Chanel Lewis was sentenced to life without parole for the sexual assault and murder of Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano.

Spring Break Fun @ Rainey Park  Wed Apr 24th 12-3pm Balloon art, face painting, popcorn, puppet show, music garden show, splatter painting and more! Hosted by Central Astoria LDC. Rainey Park, Vernon Blvd & 34th Avenue, Astoria

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Queens News
• The Astoria library and nine schools in western Queens won over $900,000 in funding from this year’s participatory budgeting cycle.

• Former federal prosecutor Carrie Cohen will draft formal charges against Councilman Barry Grodenchik after he was accused of being too affectionate to a female staffer.

• The mother of Chanel Lewis said the Vetrano family’s statement in court “broke my heart.”

• Joe Biden is expected to announce his 2020 presidential bid on Thursday.

• The White House ordered an administration-wide boycott of the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

• If you think the Night King will be at Winterfell in next week’s “Game of Thrones” episode, one popular fan theory suggests you might be mistaken.

The “Avengers: Endgame” opening weekend is set to shatter box officerecords.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976 Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels makes an on-air offer to pay the Beatles $3,000 to reunite on the show.

• In 1964 movie actor/comedian Cedric the Entertainer is born in Jefferson City, MO.  In 2018, he began starring on this CBS comedy.

• The Post argued that in order for Biden to win the presidency, he must stand up to the left and quit apologizing for past positions.

• The Guardian doesn’t feel that Donald Trump deserves to dine with Queen Elizabeth II on his UK visit.

In the Blogs
• The MTA is seeking your input on new Queens bus routes.

• Hopefuls for the affordable housing lottery are now facing a one-in-600 chance to win.

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• The Mets (13-10) crushed the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-0.

• The Yankees (13-10) defeated the Los Angeles Angels, 7-5.

• The Nets failed to advance in the playoffs after losing 122-100 to the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Kids Week in Juniper Valley Park – Spring Recess: Softball Day!  Thurs Apr 25th 12-3pm  – Learn the fundamentals of softball. Enter park at 80th Street entrance & Ranger Games  1-2:30pm  – Spend an afternoon of fun with the Urban Park Rangers playing and learning new and exciting nature games. Geared for ages 12 & under, but all are welcome!  Juniper Park, 78th Street & Juniper Blvd North, Middle Village

Real Estate
• While some politicians fell a few rungs after Amazon pulled out of LIC, State Senator Michael Gianaris’ successful effort landed him at the number 40 spoton the Commercial Observer’s Power 100 list.

• For Sale – 60-70 Woodhaven Blvd, #6B, Middle Village – 3 BR, 2 bath co-op offers EIK, LR/DR combo, balcony, 1 car garage.  $779,000. Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Sale – Forest Hills Gardens – Pre-war Colonial brick offers 4 BRs, 3 full bath, EIK, grand FDR, sun room w/ fireplace, huge basement w/ laundry, 2 car garage.  $1,899,000  Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• Sold – Jamaica – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,360-square-foot house at 133-01 Cranston St. for $563,000. Zillow

Business News
• Elon Musk has some ambitious plans for next year, including adding one million robo-taxis on the road.

• Businesses such as Ring, Eco Nuts and Coffee meets Bagel were once rejected on Shark Tank but are now making millions.

Astoria – Noon to 3 p.m. – Spring Break @ Rainey Park.  Vernon Blvd & 34th Avenue

• Brookville – Noon – DDC Commissioner Lorraine Grillo and DEP Commissioner Vincent Sapienza will join Council Member Donovan Richards to break ground on an $84 million project that upgrades infrastructure. Corner of 230th St. and 147th Ave.

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

Flushing – 2 to 4 p.m. – Spring Break Activities for Kids.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street

Kew Gardens – 7 p.m. – Public hearing on proposed community jail in Kew Gardens. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

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April 24th, 2019 at 9:08 am

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