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Wednesday, November 7
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Diwali. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny and pleasant with a high of 61 degrees.

Top Stories
• Democrats regained the majority in the House, while Republicans picked up seats in the Senate.

• New York City voters approved all three ballot proposals to reform the City Charter.

• Elected officials are calling for an overhaul of the Board of Elections after widespread problems at polling sites.

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Lecture & Book Signing: COLORS OF WAR  Wed Nov 7th 6:30pm  The D-Day Invasion – The Battle of Normandy.  An in-demand tour guide of Bayeux in Normandy, France. Complete dinner & dessert, cash bar. 718-651-7888. $15. Kowalinski Post, 61-57 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth.
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Queens News
• An invasion of aggressive raccoons has taken over an MTA bus depot in Maspeth.

• One person was injured after a blaze ripped through a South Jamaica home.

• Community leaders have concerns about Amazon opening a second headquarters in LIC.

Politics
• Andrew Cuomo cruised to reelection as governor, while Tish James makes history as the first black attorney general.

• State Senate Democrats claim the majority once again, giving the party full control in Albany.

Entertainment
• Billboard has named Ariana Grande as its 2018 Woman of the Year.

• Universal Pictures is working on reboots for “Shrek” and “Puss in Boots.

Buzzing Back

• In 2011, Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, ending a complicated six-week trial.

• In 1943, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was born in Alberta, Canada. She wrote many 1960s ballads such as this song and this one.

Opinion
• The Times has a to-do list for Albany Democrats to accomplish, including election reform, codifying Roe v. Wade and congestion pricing.

• The Post says wooing Amazon to Long Island City will likely come with hidden costs.

In the Blogs
• Volunteer to plant trees at Alley Pond Park this weekend.

• A new Blink Fitness is opening in Ridgewood next week.

Trending in New York
• Texas
• Kansas
• Chris Collins
• Senate
• Dems

Scoreboard
• The Nets (5-6) beat the Phoenix Suns, 104-82.

• The Knicks (3-8) face the Hawks in Atlanta at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (7-7-1) topped the Montreal Canadiens, 5-3.

• Giants backup QB Kyle Lauletta won’t face suspension, but he won’t replaceEli Manning either.

• Ken Davidoff writes in the Post that the Yankees resigning Brett Gardner and CC Sabathia is a great start.

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Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Initiative  Thurs Nov 8th 8-10am  Attendees will learn everything they need to know to comply with new laws while ensuring a smooth transition in the workplace. Register here. LIC Conference Center, Room D, 41-21 27th St., LIC.
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Real Estate
• Check out the 10 biggest real estate projects coming to New York City, all in the outer boroughs.

• For Sale – Jackson Heights – Bright, well kept 1 BR co-op w/ good closet space.  Ex large LR & BR w/ balcony.  Monthly maintenance include all except a/c. Storage space available, laundry in basement, cats/dogs allowed w/ approval. Asking $317,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Sale - Kew Gardens – Spacious 1 BR co-op w/ terrace, open renovated kitchen w/ extra storage space, 30′ long LR/Dining area, mint bath, plenty of closets.  Amenities include: 24-hr doorman, gym, central a/c, gym, laundry, sundeck, garage.  Close to all.  Asking $279,000. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• Sold – Briarwood – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000-square-foot co-op at 144-26 Village Road for $210,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Amazon isn’t afraid of New York City’s high taxes if it chooses LIC for its second headquarters.

• The European Union approved Disney’s $71.3 billion offer to buy 21st Century Fox’s assets.

Events
• Queens – Various Times & Locations – NY Comedy Festival.

• LIC – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – New Idea to New Venture. WeWork, 27-01 Queens Plaza North, 13th Flr.

• Maspeth – 6:30 p.m. – Lecture & Book Signing: Colors of War. Kowalinski Post, 61-57 Maspeth Ave.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Monthly Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

November 7th, 2018 at 12:35 pm

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