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Morning Buzz: Lead found in school water fountains, Northern Blvd. is the new ‘Boulevard of Death’

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Wednesday, September 12

• Scattered thunderstorms with a high of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• Puerto Rican leaders criticized President Trump for his claim that the federal response to Hurricane Maria was an “unsung success.

• Coastal residents are bracing for the worst as Hurricane Florence gains power equivalent to that of Katrina.

• City education officials found elevated lead levels at 730 public school water fixtures.

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Queens News
• A transit advocacy group believes Northern Boulevard is the new “Boulevard of Death.

• City officials are trying to ease the path for some 9/11 first responders to gettheir pension.

• Housing Works is opening a new thrift shop on Austin Street in Forest Hills later this month.

• State Senate candidate Julia Salazar says she was sexually assaulted by the Israeli prime minister’s spokesman.

• An email from a top Cuomo aide casts doubt on who approved a mailer accusing Cynthia Nixon of anti-Semitism.

• Halle Berry is set to make her directorial debut on the MMA drama “Bruised.”

• Drew Barrymore has reunited with her ex Justin Long.

Buzzing Back

• In 1953, John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island. See their wedding photos here.

• In 1981, singer Jennifer Hudson was born in Chicago. In 2006, she won an Academy Award for her role in this movie.

• The Daily News says the process to select New York City court judges is terribly undemocratic.

• The Times says to fix the broken subways, vote in this state election on Thursday.

In the Blogs
• Catch these dancing performances every Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bliss Plaza in Sunnyside.

• Resorts World Casino has an array of events and promotions this September.

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• The Yankees (90-55) fell to the Twins, 10-5. They wrap up the series in Minnesota at 8:10 p.m.

• The Mets (65-78) lost to the Marlins, 5-3. They continue their home series against the Marlins at 4:10 p.m.

• Brian Costello explains in the Post why Sam Darnold is different than Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith.

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9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony  Wed Sept 12th 7:30pm
17th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. “Never Forget.” McManus Memorial Park, 81st St. & Grand Central Service Rd., Astoria Heights.

Real Estate
• Blackstone Group is buying a Forest Hills apartment complex, with 1,327 total units, for roughly $500 million.

• For Sale – Plainedge, Long Island - Corner property, secluded w/ privacy fencing all around. Close to Jones Beach and Bethpage Golf Course. Open floor plan, 3BRs, DR, large basement, 2 full newly renovated baths, recessed den w/ fireplace, EIK. In-gound swimming pool (pool furnishings included). Formal rock garden, vegetable garden w/ bird sanctuary. Best officer – By Appointment Only. Call 516-731-1776

• For Sale – Maspeth – 2 BR co-op in Ridgewood Gardens has kitchen, LR, DR, bath, great closet space, laundry room in building.  Asking $329,000. The “A” Team – Joe 917-952-2156 or Jackie 917-952-2792

• Sold – College Point – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,100-square-foot condo at 120-20 Riviera Court for $650,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Ericsson has inked a multi-year, $3.5 billion 5G deal with T-Mobile US.

• Tesla is eliminating two color options for its electric cars to speed up production.

• Corona – 8 a.m. – State Senate candidate Jessica Ramos and First Lady Chirlane McCray greet residents. 57th Ave. and Junction Blvd.

• LIC – 9:30 a.m. – Cynthia Nixon, Jumaane Williams and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer greet voters at 21st Street/Queensbridge subway stop. 21st St. and 41st Ave.

• Corona – 11 a.m. – State Senate candidate Ramos and First Lady McCray visit a senior center. 95-18 Northern Blvd.

• St. Albans – 11 a.m. – Senior Appreciation Month Breakfast. Thomasina Catering Hall, 205-35 Linden Blvd.

• Glendale – Noon – Grand opening of C + C Italian Deli 2. 80-19 Myrtle Ave.

• Flushing – 12:30 p.m. – Opening ceremony for IS 250Q’s new playground. 158-40 76th Rd.

• Bayside – 1 p.m. – Mets legend Doc Gooden visits chronically sick children. St. Mary’s Hospital, 29-01 216th St.

• Flushing – 1:15 p.m. – Queens Democratic GOTV rally to support Andrew Cuomo. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing – 3 p.m. – Assemblyman Ron Kim, Attorney General candidate Zephyr Teachout discuss importance of antitrust policies. 39-16 Prince St.

• Ozone Park – 4 p.m. – Ozone Park Block Association, local elected officials speak at rally against plan to open shelter for mentally ill homeless adults. 85-15 101st Ave.

• Flushing – 5 p.m. – The Flushing YMCA Flyers Tryouts (swim team). YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd.

• LIC – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Fall Networking Night. Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge, 23-10 41st Av.

• Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – Van Morrison and Willie Nelson & Family. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• Fresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting. Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike.

• Astoria Heights – 7:30 p.m. – 9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony. McManus Memorial Park, 81st St. & Grand Central Pkwy.

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September 12th, 2018 at 1:10 pm

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