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Morning Buzz: Junior ROTC at Francis Lew HS disbanded after hazing incident, Indonesian plane crashes into sea

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Monday, October 29

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 58 degrees.

Top Stories
• Here are the stories of the victims in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. After killing 11 people and injuring six, the gunman told a SWAT officer that “I just want to kill Jews.”

• An Indonesian plane carrying 189 passengers crashed into the sea 13 minutes after takeoff.

• Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday.

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Ranger’s Choice: Gather Around the Campfire  Sun Nov 4th  6-7:30pm Join us around a campfire for an evening of stories, songs, and fun activities.  To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register.  Alley Pond Park – location to be determined.
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Queens News
• An Astoria co-op building is facing foreclosure after years of mismanagement.

• The FDNY rescued two people from floodwaters in Flushing.

• The Junior ROTC at Francis Lewis High School has been disbanded after cadets allegedly branded a student on the butt with a hot iron.

Politics
• Council Speaker Corey Johnson wants the city’s insurance plans to cover HIV-prevention drugs.

• Trump defended hosting a political rally following the Pittsburgh shooting by falsely claiming that the New York Stock Exchange reopened a day after the 9/11 attacks. Meanwhile, Jewish leaders wants the president to stay away unless he denounces white nationalism.

Entertainment
• Brooklyn artists have created a Halloween experience that reflects the potential horrors in daily life.

Weekend Box Office
• Halloween (2018): $32 million
• A Star is Born (2018): $14.1 million
• Venom (2018): $10.8 million
• Goosebumps 2: $7.5 million
• Hunter Killer: $6.7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1929 the Stock Market crashes. As a result, America and the rest of the industrialized world spiraled downward into the Great Depression.

• In 1972 TV actress Tracee Ellis Ross is born in Los Angeles, CA.  She is the daughter of this famous Supremes singer.

Opinion
• The Times says it’s time to ask more from our leaders and our communitiesfollowing the Pittsburgh shooting.

• A Post columnist argued that neither of the recent attacks will affect the midterms.

In the Blogs
• A senior center is seeking volunteers for a Christmas Day event.

• A Middle Village school was evacuated on Friday due to a nearby construction site fire.

Trending in New York
• Indonesia
• #NationalCatDay
• Merkel
• #DamageDone
• Lion Air

Scoreboard
•  The Red Sox have won their fourth World Series title in 15 years.

• The Giants fell to a 1-7 record after losing to the Washington Redskins, 20-13.

• The Jets (3-5) lost to the Chicago Bears, 24-10.

• The Rangers (3-7-1) lost to the Los Angeles Kings, 4-3.

• The Islanders (5-4-1) beat the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1.

•  The Knicks (1-5) and the Nets (2-4) face off tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Mets and Brodie Van Wagenen have agreed to a contractwhich will make Van Wagenen the team’s new GM.

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Carnival Macabre Halloween Ball  Wed Oct 31st 8pm-1am   Celebrate the best day of the year and prepare to take part in the Danse Macabre (The Dance Of Death), a grim ritual dating back to the Middle Ages.  $36-$60   The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Avenue, LIC.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 83-12 Broadway in Elmhurst.

• For Sale – Glendale – Great Starter Home! Detached one family on large 21×120 s/f lot. 1 BR, 2 full bath, private driveway.  Asking $399,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• For Sale – Elmont - Detached one family Cape totally renovated.  3 BRs, 3 bath, full finished basement, private driveway, 1.5 car garage, private yard.  Asking $499,000. Lou Pastorini 718-326-3900 ext 111

• Sold – Flushing – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1260-square-foot home at 6939 175th St. for $800,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday, at approximately 7:05 a.m., police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious infant at 22-11 New Haven Avenue. An 11-day-old boy was found unconscious and unresponsive. He was transported to St. John’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
• Elmhurst – 10 a.m. – Queens Borough President Melinda Katz to deliver remarks at the opening ceremony for a renovated school playground. I.S. 227 – The Louis Armstrong Middle School, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

• Ravenswood – 3 p.m. – Ravenswood Community Drug-Free Coalition meeting. Ravenswood Library, 35-32 21st St., 2nd Fl.

 College Point – 5 p.m. – Elected officials and community leaders rally against proposed homeless shelters in College Point. 127-03 20th Ave.

• Kew Gardens - 5:30 p.m. – Queens Against Hate Candlelight Vigil. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

 Forest Hills – 6 p.m. – Immigration: A Deep Dive into its History and Current Laws – An exploration into  immigration laws and how they have been applied over the years. Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Ave.

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October 31st, 2018 at 4:10 pm

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