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Friday, December 7

Weather
• Sunny and a high of 38. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high of 35 degrees. Sunday is partly cloudy and a high of 36.

Top Stories
• Robert Mueller will reveal more details about his Russia probe today as he faces a court deadline.

• CNN evacuated its offices in Columbus Circle because of a bomb threat last night.

• Kevin Hart stepped down as the 2019 Oscars host after refusing to apologizeover past homophobic tweets.

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Tree Lighting Ceremony  Fri Dec 7th 6pm Ceremony includes free raffles, entertainment & a visit from Santa! Co-sponsored with Maspeth Chamber of Commerce. Maspeth Memorial Square, 69th St. & Borden Ave., Maspeth.
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Queens News
• A 60-year-old paraplegic man was killed after a fire broke out in his Bayside home.

• A Queens man got 18 years in prison for his hate-filled firebombing spree in 2012.

• Two men posing as utility workers robbed a 77-year-old woman in Astoria.

Politics
• A committee of comptrollers recommended raising pay for state lawmakers, but also limiting outside income and eliminating lulus.

• Public advocate candidates are already fighting over how to spend money raised from potentially legalizing marijuana.

Entertainment
• Ariana Grande addressed her personal life in an emotional speech at the Billboard Awards.

• Here’s the complete list of nominations for the 2019 Golden Globes.

Buzzing Back

• In 1941, Pearl Harbor was bombed. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States into World War II.

• In 1979, singer Sara Bareilles was born in Eureka, CA. She achieved mainstream success with this 2007 hit song, and recently appeared on stage in this Broadway musical.

Opinion
• The Post says Andrew Cuomo is hypocritical by slamming Charter Communications but supporting Amazon.

• The Times says Albany’s pay increase committee made the right call by limiting outside income.

In the Blogs
• See the winners of this year’s annual Halloween essay and drawing contest.

• Have breakfast with Santa at a participating Applebee’s this Sunday.

Trending in New York
• Oscars
• #FridayFeeling
• Luis Valbuena
• Pearl Harbor
• #SKINS

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (8-18) were routed by the Boston Celtics, 128-100.

• The Islanders (13-11-3) fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-2.

• The Tennessee Titans slammed the Jacksonville Jaguars, 30-9.

• Here’s who the Yankees may pursue next to complete their starting rotation.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Nets (8-18) take on the Toronto Raptors at home. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Knicks host the Nets at 7:30 p.m.
• The Rangers (13-12-3) visit the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders head to Detroit to face the Red Wings at 7 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn (4-4) plays Saint Peter’s on the road at 1 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn (5-3) faces NJIT at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks welcome the Charlotte Hornets to MSG at 7:30 p.m.
• The Jets (3-9) hit the road to Buffalo to take on the Bills at 1 p.m.
• The Giants (4-8) face the Redskins in Washington at 1 p.m.
• St. John’s (8-0) looks to continue their hot start at home against Princeton at 1 p.m.

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Breakfast with Santa  Sun Dec 9th 10:30am-1:30pm Admission includes a hot buffet breakfast, DJ playing holiday music, face painting and Santa! $10-$12. Call 718-326-2185 or [email protected] St. Stan’s Gym, 61-17 Grand Ave., Maspeth.
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Real Estate
• Trendy hotel chain Yotel is opening a new location in Long Island City in 2020.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 9th 11am-1pm – By Appointment Only –  Forest Hills Gardens – Fully renovated Luxury Studio with stunning light & views. Brand new Chef’s kitchen w/ professional grade appliances, open concept, 24-Hr doorman, close to transportation.  Asking $399,000.  Call Chris Milson at 646-321-3886.  Halstead Real Estate 

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Dec 8th 11am-12:30pm. 68-32 65th Place, Glendale – Semi detached 1 family has 3 BRs, full finished basement, private yard.  Close to M train.  Asking $699,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• Sold – Ridgewood – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 3,120-square-foot house at 16-16 Putnam Avenue for $1.182 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Check out these Queens restaurants that are decked out for the holidays.

• Eater recommends Forest Hill Bagels on Queens Boulevard for your next meal.

Restaurant ABC’s –  Middle Village
Grade A – Rico’s Chicken, 74-27 Metropolitan Ave. – Food not cooled by approved method.
Grade B – Burger King, 66-26 Metropolitan Ave. – Filth flies, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade Pending – Golden Harbor Restaurant, 82-16 63rd Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Personal cleanliness inadequate, Wiping clothes soiled.

Events
• Flushing – 9 a.m. – Flushing Town Hall Legislative Breakfast. 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Rockaway Beach – Noon to 4 p.m. – Veterans Job & Resource Fair. Daniel M. O’Connell Post 272, 330 Beach 90th St. 718-523-3069

• Maspeth – Noon to 4 p.m. – O’Neills Restaurant hosts Christmas party for NYPD widows and orphans. 64-21 53rd Dr.

• Maspeth – 6 p.m. – Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Maspeth Memorial Square, 69th Street & Borden Avenue

• Woodhaven – 7 to 9 p.m. – Annual Christmas Tree & Menorah Lighting.  Forest Pkwy & Jamaica Ave.

Saturday
• Elmhurst – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea Market.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Woodhaven – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – St. Thomas the Apostle Flea Market.  Monsignor Mulz Hall, 88th St & Jamaica Ave.
• Rego Park – 10 a.m. – FREE 6-piece Toiletry Kit for the 1st 500 guests (18+ and older). Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Jamaica Estates – 10 a.m. – UNIS Open House.  United Nations International School – Queens Campus, 173-53 Croydon Road
• Astoria - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Church of the Redeemer Flea Market & Holiday Gift Fair.  30-14 Crescent Street
• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Wreath Making Workshop.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
• Rockaway Beach – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Christmas Boutique.  St Camillus Catholic Academy, 185 Beach 99th Street
• Rego Park – Noon to 4 p.m. – Free Meet & Greet w/ Santa Claus & Friends. Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Flushing – 2:15 p.m. – The Rainbow Fish by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Sunnyside - 3 p.m.  – Santathon Pub Crawl for Charity.  Along Queens Blvd starting @ 46th St.
• Bayside – 6 to 10 p.m. – Holiday Party.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
• Bayside – 8 p.m. – Saturday Night Stand Up!  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue
Sunday
• Rockaway Beach – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Christmas Boutique.  St Camillus Catholic Academy, 185 Beach 99th Street
• Woodhaven – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – St. Thomas the Apostle Flea Market.  Monsignor Mulz Hall, 88th St & Jamaica Ave.
• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Church of the Redeemer Flea Market & Holiday Gift Fair.  30-14 Crescent Street
• Bayside – 10 a.m. – St. Mary’s Hospital for Children celebrates the holidays. 29-01 216th St.
• Maspeth – 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Breakfast with Santa.  St. Stan’s Gym, 61-17 Grand Avenue
• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Wreath Making Workshop.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
• Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Pet Photos w/ Santa.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
 Astoria – Noon to 4 p.m. – Santa is Coming to Steinway Street! Sol Dance Center, 30-16 Steinway Street
• Ridgewood - Noon to 5 p.m. – St. Nicholas Day.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.
• LIC – Noon to 5 p.m. – Queens Craft Brigade.  VFW Hall, 31-35 41st Street
• Astoria - Noon to 6 p.m. – Holiday Market.  Bohemian Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave
• Flushing – 1 to 5 p.m. – Holiday Historic House Tour.  Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Avenue
• Rockville Centre – 3 p.m. – Swingtime Big Band: Swing in the Holidays!  Madison Theatre @ Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave
• Flushing – 6 p.m. – Queensboro Symphony Chamber Music Society. St. Ann’s Church, 58-02 146th Street
• Flushing - 8 p.m. – Ken Jeong Live!  Colden Auditorium @ Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

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December 7th, 2018 at 10:53 am

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