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Morning Buzz: Man arrested in deadly Queens Village fire, Dorian strengthens again to Cat 3 storm

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Thursday, September 5

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 76.

Top Stories
• Hurricane Dorian strengthened to a Category 3 storm as it took a northeast turn and heads for the Carolinas.

• A new Jersey man scammed women out of more than $2 million through popular online dating sties.

• Automakers are set to equip new vehicles with warning systems that would prevent hot car deaths.

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9/11 Memorial Ceremony  Sat Sept 7th 11am  Maspeth Memorial Park, 69th Street & Grand Avenue, Maspeth
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Queens News
• Police have arrested a man in connection with a house fire in Queens Villageon Tuesday that killed a wheelchair-bound woman.

• City officials are seeking a court order to allow them to clean up a Jamaica home that has become a makeshift landfill.

• A masked man stole $10,000 worth of jewelry from an Astoria home.

Politics
• President Donald Trump used a doctored weather map to back up his assertion that Hurricane Dorian was a threat to Alabama.

• Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to stay at a Trump-owned resort during his trip to Ireland is becoming a bigger scandal.

Entertainment
• Some viewers at the screening of a new movie about the Holocaust at the Venice Film Festival couldn’t leave the theater fast enough.

• Brad Pitt revealed that he began attending AA meetings after his split with Angelina Jolie.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, Gerald Ford survives first assassination attempt. The assailant, Lynette “Squeeky” Fromme, was a member of the Manson Family.

• In 1946, Freddie Mercury is born in Zanzibar City, Tanzania. This song by Queen was listed as one of the Top 500 greatest songs of all time.

Opinion
• The New York Post says the NYPD should be doing more to prevent officersuicides.

• The Daily News says National Grid’s claim that it can’t add new customers because of a natural gas shortage is just a load of “hot air.”

In the Blogs
• The demolition of a 90-year-old house on 48th Avenue in Sunnyside has been halted due to unsafe conditions.

• We Heart Astoria offers a route for a pleasant early fall tour of breweries in Astoria and Long Island City

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Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Nationals, 8-4. New York (71-68) is off before starting a weekend series at Citi Field with the Phillies.

• The Yankees beat the Rangers 4-1. The Bombers (92-49) also have the night off before starting a three-game set with the Red Sox in Boston.

• The NFL season gets underway tonight in Chicago, as the Bears play host to the Packers. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.

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Grape Harvest  Sat Sept 7th 9:45am-3pm  Experience the grape harvest – volunteer for the day – no stomping involved! Contact (718) 359-6227 or [email protected]. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing
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Real Estate
• A local realtor in Forest Hills discusses ways to add value to your home that won’t break your own bank.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 7th 1-3pm. 52-36 62nd Street, Maspeth Plateau – Detached one-family brick has open layout on 1st flr,  3BRs, bath on 2nd flr. Finished basement, yard, garage. $899,000. Eliot Hill Realty 917-209-5686

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 7th 12-3pm. 71-38 Cooper Avenue, Glendale – Renovated one family near transportation. 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, hardwood floors throughout. $780,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 800-square-foot apartment at 89-35 155th Avenue in Howard Beach for $222,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the designers to keep an eye on during the upcoming New York Fashion Week.

• Nike’s futuristic new sneaker allow Siri to control your shoelaces.

Events
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Elected officials announce legislation to increase diversity in Gifted & Talented Programs. East West High School, 46-21 Colden St.

• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Parks Department begins work on $2.2 million reconstruction project. Hallets Cove Playground, Vernon Blvd. & Welling Ct.

• Elmhurst – 1:25 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio visits on the first day of school. IS 5, 50-40 Jacobus St.

• LIC – 3:30 p.m. – Newtown Creek Alliance and Hunters Point Parks Conservancy announce urban ecology educational program. Hunters Point South Park, 2nd St. Boat Launch

Glendale – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – State Senator Joe Addabbo Mobile Office Hours. Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

LIC - 6 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival. Hunter’s Point Park, 4-10 Center Blvd.

Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 Monthly Meeting. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

Ridgewood – 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Fresh Pond Road Street Festival. Fresh Pond Road from Palmetto to Menahan Streets

LIC – 7 p.m. – Annie Jr. The Secret Theater, 44-02 23rd St.

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September 5th, 2019 at 8:56 am

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