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Morning Buzz: Friend of slain jogger receives death threats, Gas prices expected to rise

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Thursday, April 25
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 59.

Top Stories
• Gas prices in California are now over $4 per gallon, and pump prices are expected to rise dramatically in New York before the start of summer.

• An NYPD narcotics detective has been arrested on charges that he outright lied on official documents and in court proceedings, leading to false arrests.

• A New Jersey mayor told a resident on Twitter to “call the cops” after he complained about too many Jewish people on the city’s beaches.

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Earth Day Recycle Event  Sat Apr 27th 1-4pm  Paper Shredding, Pet Adoption, Electronics Collections, VIN etching, rain barrel giveaways. Maspeth Federal Savings Parking Lot, 56-18 69th Street, Maspeth
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Queens News
• A friend of slain Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano received death threats on Instagram the day her killer was sentenced.

• The plan to fix the L train tunnel goes into effect Friday, and service will be so bad on nights and weekends the MTA is telling riders to avoid the train.

• A local historical society has solved the mystery of Forest Park’s 18th hole.

Politics
• The City Council is considering a citywide ban on the sale of fur garments.

• State Senator Jessica Ramos endorsed Tiffany Caban for Queens district attorney over Borough President Melinda Katz.

Entertainment
• Former “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson stormed out of a gala when funds earmarked for poor French children was instead given to Notre Dame.

• The team behind The Infatuation, a restaurant review website, is reviving Zagat’s just in time for the iconic restaurant guide’s 40th anniversary.

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, The Jackson Five achieve their second straight US #1 single with this song.

• In 1969, actress Renee Zellweger is born in Katy, Texas.  In 2001, she starred in this movie franchise.

Opinion
• A “proud car owner” argues in the Daily News that highways like the BQE that split neighborhoods are a thing of the past.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star argues that law enforcement has a double-standard when it comes to policing bicyclists and drivers.

In the Blogs
• There’s plenty of upcoming events in Astoria to satisfy the hardcore film buffs.

• Ascension Church hosted the popular EasterFest at MacDonald Park in Forest Hillsover the weekend.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets fell to the Phillies, 6-0. New York (13-11) is off today before beginning a weekend series with the Brewers.

• The Yankees came from five down to top the Angels, 6-5. The Bombers (14-10) wrap up their four-game series with the Angels tonight at 9:07 p.m.

• The NFL Draft begins tonight. First pick is at 8 p.m.

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Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Fr. Joseph Palackal’s Priestly Ordination  Sun Apr 28th 4pm Mass. Reception to follow.  St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 57-15 61st Street, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• Here’s your first look at TWA Hotel’s rooftop infinity pool that overlooks Jamaica Bayand the bustling runways of JFK Airport.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 27th 2-4pm  61-12 Menahan Street, Ridgewood – Two family home with 4/5 BRs, attic, basement w/ laundry, parking, huge backyard. $1.08M. Marisa at NY Metro Realty Group 718-544-2883

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 27th 12-3pm 70-09 67th Street, Glendale – Two family home w/ hardwood floors. Each apt has an EIK, one bath and 2/3 BRs. Full basement, 2 car garage. $915,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,224-square-foot townhouse at 19-42 81st Street in Astoria Heights for $775,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s a Mother’s Day gift guide for the stylish mom who has everything.

• Who wears short shorts? Actor Jeff Goldblum is inspiring men to don Daisy Dukes.

Events
Middle Village – Noon to 3 p.m. – Spring Recess: Softball Day! Juniper Valley Park, 80th St.

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

Middle Village - 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Kids Week: Ranger Games. Juniper Valley Park, 78th St. & Juniper Blvd. South

Flushing – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Green Garden/Green Planet. Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave.

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

Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Juniper Park Civic Association Meeting. Our Lady of Hope, 71st St. & Eliot Ave.

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April 25th, 2019 at 9:26 am

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