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Morning Buzz: Man sentenced to six months in jail for killing girlfriend’s dog, Trump launches 2020 reelection bid

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Wednesday, June 19

Weather
• Thunderstorms later today with a high of 73 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump launched his 2020 re-election bid with a rally in Orlando on Tuesday night.

• A tourist said many passengers aboard a flight from the Dominican Republicwere sick and suffering from similar symptoms.

• The MTA and the Department of Transportation reached an agreement last week to work together on implementing the congestion pricing program.

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Queens Jazz Orchestra: It Ain’t Over Yet  Fri June 21st  8pm  A testimony to composer Jimmy Heath’s life and legacy of great music.  Tickets Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• The Queens man who killed his girlfriend’s dog will spend six months behind bars.

• A former Flushing doctor pleaded guilty to charges for the fatal overdoses of three patients.

• Officials said that the dead baby found near Crocheron Park turned out to be just a realistic-looking doll.

Politics
• Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan decided to not go forward with his confirmation process amid a domestic dispute report.

• Senator Chuck Schumer wants Jon Stewart to keep pressing politicians over the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

Entertainment
• “Will and Grace” star Debra Messing is returning to Broadway for the new play “Birthday Candles.”

• “Queer Eye” has been renewed for two more seasons and season 4 will premiere on July 19.

Buzzing Back

• In 1961 Ben E. King enjoys his biggest hit when this song reaches #4 on the Billboard singles chart.

• In 1897 movie actor Moe Howard is born in NYC.  In 1925 he married Helen Schonberger, who was the cousin of this legendary illusionist.

Opinion
• The Post argued that state lawmakers will claim the Climate and Community Protection Act as a win when it’s just “another dog’s breakfast.”

• The Los Angeles Times explores whether cities will give into Google’s push for more housing in Silicon Valley.

In the Blogs
• Are you a brunch fan? If so, you can hit up any of these Astoria establishments for bottomless brunch this summer.

• Police are looking for two men who dragged a Ridgewood man out of a taxi, assaulted him and then stole $2,000 from him.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (35-38) crushed the Atlanta Braves, 10-2. They face each other again tonight at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees (45-27) defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-3. The two teams meet again at 1:05 p.m.

• The Jets hired former Colts VP of player personnel Rex Hogan as their assistant GM.

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The Head and the Heart  Sun June 23rd 5pm  Young the Giant,  Fitz & The Tantrums, a special acoustic performance by Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional and Smith & Thell.  $39.50 – $89.50 Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills
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Real Estate
• The Queens MediaWorks project, a content production hub, is looking at two Long Island City sites for its possible home.

• For Sale – 64-20 83rd Street, Middle Village - One family home offers 3 BRs, FDR, EIK w/ breakfast nook, 1/2 bath. in finished basement, one car garage, close to Juniper Park.  $779,000. Lou Pastorini @ Coldwell Banker Phillips. 917-797-7567

• For Rent – Whitestone - 1 BR apt features LR/DR area, kitchen, 1 full bath.  Ample street parking, close to shopping & transportation. Pets OK.  $1,800/mo. Carollo Rentals. (718) 224-3083

• Sold – Whitestone - A two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 162-01 Powells Cove Blvd. for $388,000. Zillow

Business News
• The list of top ten airlines with the best customer service doesn’t feature a single US carrier.

• There are some out there who still have faith in Boeing, like British Airways-owner IAG who signed a letter of intent to order 200 of the planes.

Events
• Bayside – 9 a.m. – Queens Borough President Melinda Katz attends P.S. 162Q’s graduation ceremony. P.S. 162Q, 201-02 53rd Ave.• Oakland Gardens – 9:30 a.m. – Katz attends P.S. 213Q’s graduation ceremony. P.S. 213Q, 231-02 67th Ave.

• Oakland Gardens – 10 a.m. – P.S. 46Q’s graduation ceremony. P.S. 46Q, 64-45 218th St.

• Jamaica – 10:20 a.m. – P.S. 48Q’s graduation ceremony. P.S. 48Q, 108-29 155th St.

•  Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Katz hosts annual pride month celebration with Councilmen Daniel Dromm and Jimmy Van Bramer. Queens Borough Hall (Helen Marshall Cultural Center), 120-55 Queens Blvd.

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

Ridgewood - Sunset – Film Night @ Nowadays: “Labryinth”.  56-06 Cooper Avenue

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June 19th, 2019 at 8:42 am

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