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Friday, August 16

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 81 degrees. Saturday will be cloudy and 85 degrees while Sunday will be slightly warmer at 87 degrees with clouds.

Top Stories
• “Hollywood Ripper” Michael Gargiulo was convicted of killing two women, including Ashton Kutcher’s friend, and attempting to kill another woman.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio shared his experience of his father’s suicide in a letter to the NYPD.

• July was the hottest month on record for the planet.

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Family Fun Day: Going to the Dogs Balloon Show  Sat Aug 17th 11am-2pm  Dog (and cat) crafts, bounce house, face painting, balloon twister and more!  Don’t forget your camera!  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd, Rego Park
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Queens News
• A 45-year-old Queens man was part of a group of five charged with stealing over $500,000 in retail goods.

• The bogus doctor who administered a deadly butt injection in Queens has been extradited from England to face charges.

• Flushing leaders celebrated the grand reopening of the $5.8 million Bowne Playground.

Politics
• The pro-Israel group American Israel Public Affairs Committee opposed Israel’s move to bar Democratic Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country. Since then, Israel has allowed Tlaib to enter the country.

• Brooklyn activists and Democratic groups want to hear from Assemblyman Felix Ortiz after one of his aides was arrested for stealing $80,000 in campaign funds.

Entertainment
• “Saturday Night Live” star Aidy Bryant has launched a plus-size fashion line.

• Four women are suing actor Danny Masterson, the Church of Scientology and leader David Miscavige after accusing Masterson of sexual assault.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977 music icon Elvis Presley dies at the age of 42 due to a heart attack, likely brought on by addiction.

• In TV actor Cameron Monaghan is born in Santa Monica, CA. In 2015, he played the role of The Joker on this FOX TV Drama series.

Opinion
• A Daily News columnist recalls her the mud, music and friendship at Woodstock.

• A Times columnist argued that world leaders have ruined the global economy.

In the Blogs
• From Sunday to Tuesday, you can catch a performance about one woman and her love for a vodka bottle in Astoria.

• Starting in September, both Bushwick and Ridgewood will lose multuple B38 bus stops.

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Finally Friday

Scoreboard
• The Jets (1-1) defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 22-10, in a preseason matchup.

• The Mets (62-59) beat out the Atlanta Braves, 10-8.

• The Yankees (81-42) were sorely crushed by the Cleveland Indians, 19-5.

• Brett Yormark will step down as CEO of the Brooklyn Nets after more than a decade.

• Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family survived a fiery plane crash.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets take on the Kansas City Royals at 8:15 p.m.
•The Yankees and the Indians play at 7:05 p.m.
• The Giants and the Chicago Bears compete in a preseason game at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets and the Royals face off at 7:15 p.m.
• The Yankees and Indians game starts at 1:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets end their series with the Royals at 2:15 p.m.
• The Yankees end their series with the Indians at 1:05 p.m.

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Katz Concert Series Summer 2019  Sun Aug 18th 5pm  The Bartlett Contemporaries – Queens funk from BeBop to Hip Hop! Cambria Heights Playground, Francis Lewis Blvd & 121st Avenue, Cambria Heights
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Real Estate
• MDG Real Estate’s David Marx is building on a Queens site he bought from his own company.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 18th 1-3pm. 84-44 116th Street, Kew Gardens - Detached home offers 4 BRs, 1.5 bath, separate 1 car garage, basement w/ laundry.  New windows, attic storage.  Close to transportation.  $839,000. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 17th 11am-1pm. 63-85 Woodhaven Blvd, #6E2, Rego Park - Large 1BR condo, beautiful wood floors, laundry room, close to everything, pets OK.  $492,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Flushing – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,632-square-foot single family home at 146-37 21st Ave. for $890,000. Zillow

Eating Out
• Jackson Diner in Jackson Heights is still innovating dishes 39 years after opening up.

• Garam Masala might be the go-to restaurant for Indian food in Ridgewood.

Restaurant ABC’s – Queens Village
Grade A – Caribbean Delights, 215-21 Jamaica Ave. – Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
Grade B – Adelitas, 221-03 Jamaica Ave. – Cold food item held above 41º F, Evidence of mice
Grade C – El Patio, 218-21 Jamaica Ave. – Food not cooled by an approved method, Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present, Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room.

Events
Hollis – 2 p.m. – The Department of Transportation will join Council Member I. Daneek Miller and local stakeholders to announce the installation of a new traffic signal. 99th Avenue and 195th Street

Sunnyside – 7 p.m. – Sunnyside Outdoor Movie: Coco.  Noonan Park, 47th Ave & Greenpoint Ave

Bayside - 7:30 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: The LEGO Movie 2.  Crocheron Park, 35th Ave & Cross Island Pkwy.

Saturday
Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day: Going to the Dogs Balloon Show.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Flushing – 2 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  Queens Library, 41-17 Main Street
Forest Hills - 5 p.m. – Beck & Cage the Elephant with Spoon.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
Glendale – 8 p.m. – Saturday Live Music Night: Good Grief.  Cooper Beer Garden, 8000 Cooper Avenue
Rockville Centre – 8 p.m. – The Sixties Show: A Woodstock 50-Year Celebration!  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave

Sunday
Jackson Heights – 11 a.m. – India Day Parade.  37-05 74th Street
Flushing – 1:30 p.m. – Sushi & Steamed Egg Workshop.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Cambria Heights – 5 p.m. – Katz Concert Series: The Bartlett Contemporaries – Queens Funk from BeBop to Hip Hop!  Cambria Heights Playground, Francis Lewis Blvd & 121st Avenue
Rockaway Beach - 5 p.m. – Arts, Culture & Fun: City Stompers.  Beach 17th Street
LIC – 5:30 p.m. – LIC Concert Summer Series: Jazz.  Gantry State Park, 47th Road & Center Blvd.

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August 16th, 2019 at 9:12 am

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