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Morning Buzz: More video of Forest Hills arsonist, Fourth Flushing cop loses shield

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Friday, December 11

Weather
• Friday and Saturday are partly cloudy with highs in the low 60s, but Sunday has a chance to break a record with highs approaching the upper 60s.

Top Stories
• A jury found former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw guilty of rape and sexual assault.

• The governor of Connecticut will issue an executive order prohibiting terror suspects from buying guns in the state.

• Arkansas State University was locked down as an armed man entered campus, but no shots were fired.

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Queens News
• Police released more surveillance video of the suspected arsonist behind the Forest Hills fires.

• Comptroller Scott Stringer called Riker’s Island an “urban shame” and said it should be shut down.

• A fourth police officer lost his gun and shield in the Flushing karaoke bar bribe scandal.

Politics
• Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a law to create the Department of Veteran’s Services.

• Political insiders give Mayor Bill de Blasio a mid-term report card.

Entertainment
• The Daily News looks at the surprises and the snubs of this year’s Golden Globe nominees.

• Bill Cosby’s alma mater Temple University’s faculty voted to condemn him over the sex assault allegations.

Opinion
• The New York Times explains the Trump effect and how it spreads to politicians.

• The Daily News says politics in this country has hit a low point when our staunchest ally in the Middle East tells a presidential candidate to stay home.

In the Blogs
• The Ridgewood Holiday Market is taking place this Sunday.

• A toy drive in Forest Hills is helping kids with special needs.

Trending in New York
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#Melo
#Rondo
#DanielHoltzclaw
#HumanRightsDay

Scoreboard
• The Knicks lose a close one to the Sacramento Kings, 99-97.

• The Nets topped the Philadelphia 76ers at home, 100-91.

• St. Francis fell to NJIT in overtime, 92-86.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers travel to Edmonton for a meeting with the Oilers. Puck drops at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
• LIU Brooklyn travels to Niagara for a 3 p.m. matchup.
• The Nets welcome the Clippers to Brooklyn. Tip-off is 5 p.m.
• The Islanders travel to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers wrap up their road trip with a 10 p.m. meeting in Calgary.
• The Knicks are in Portland to take on the Trail Blazers in a 10 p.m. contest.
Sunday
• St. John’s takes on Syracuse at noon at MSG.
• The Jets take on Tennessee at MetLife Stadium at 1 p.m. The Giants are in Miami for Monday Night Football.
• The Islanders host the Devils at 5 p.m. in Brooklyn.

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Meet & Greet with Santa Claus AND Pocoyo! Sat. Dec. 12th 12-4pm Don’t forget your camera! Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd, Rego Park
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Real Estate
• A Flushing lawyer pocketed more than $4 million through the EB-5 program, which offers developer a green card in exchange for a $500,000 investment.

• For Sale - Maspeth – Large brick two-family with walk-in apartment. Attached one-car garage, balcony overlooking spacious backyard.  Asking $980,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Douglaston – Large two family, 3 bedroom, 2 bath over large one bedroom apt.  Finished basement with bath, private driveway.  Asking $888,000 Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

• Sold – Ozone Park – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom 1,344-square foot house at 107-48 77 Street in Ozone Park for $450,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• We Heart Astoria gives new Indian restaurant Kurry Qulture a try.

• Try this spicy pork porridge at Zabb Elee in Jackson Heights on a cold, rainy night.

Restaurant ABC’s – College Point
Grade A – White Point Pizzeria, 132-13 14th Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees
Grade B – Wenzhou Cuisine, 121-17 14th Ave. – Filth flies, Food not protected from possible contamination, Wiping cloths soiled
Grade Pending – Benateri’s Italian Gourmet Deli, 129-21 14th Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies, Wiping cloths soiled

Events
Corona – 9:30 a.m. – Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland announces start of Cleanup NYC. Food Bazaar Supermarket, 97-27 57th Ave.

• Flushing - 9:50 a.m. – Yellow Belt Taekwando Graduation Ceremony. PS 163, 159-01 59th Ave.

• Queens Village - 10 a.m. – Street Co-naming for Detective Brian Moore. 222nd St. & 92nd Rd.

• Jamaica – 10 a.m. – Opening of “China Today” photo exhibit. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Flushing - 11 a.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic announces enrollment details for IDNYC Bayside Pop-Up. District Office, 159-16 Union Turnpike

• Forest Hills – Noon – Seniors march college applications to Post Office. MELS School, 91-30 Metropolitan Ave.

• Maspeth - 3 p.m. – TD Bank and school present check to help recently orphaned student. PS 58, 72-24 Grand Ave.

• Long Island City - 4 p.m. – Elected and library officials open Court Square expansion. Queens Library, 25-01 Jackson Ave.

• LIC – 6:30 p.m. – NYC Chief Digital Officer Jessica Singleton speaks at 10th Anniversary Kickoff Event for NYDesigns. LGCC, 29-10 Thomson Ave.

Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Christmas Concert. Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.

Astoria – 8 p.m. – Almost, Maine. Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd.

Saturday
Jamaica - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Winter Craft Market. Jamaica Market, 159-15 Jamaica Ave.
• Ozone Park – 11 a.m – Holiday Party. Ozone Howard Little League Hall, 97-14 135th Dr.
• Jamaica – Noon to 3 p.m. – Hands on History: Winter Wonderland. Free. King Manor Museum, 150th St. & Jamaica Ave.
• Rego Park – 12 to 4 p.m. – Meet & Greet with Santa and Pocoyo!.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
LIC – 1 p.m. – “The Great Rupert” movie showing.  Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway
• LIC – 1 p.m. – The Story of the Stones: A Record of Obsession in Four Vignettes. Free. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd.
Douglaston – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Nutty Squirrels. For ages 3-4.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
Corona – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Evidence, A Dance Company.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations So.
• Flushing – 4 p.m. – Corona Youth Music Orchestra’s Concert of Light. Queens Museum
• Jamaica – 5 p.m. – Tree-Lighting Ceremony and Toy Drive Distribution. Det. Keith Williams Park, 173rd St. between 106th & 107th Avenues
Astoria – 8 p.m. – Almost, Maine. Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Rd.
• Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Rhythm Revue Roseland Reunion with Felix Hernandez. RWNY Casino, Central Park Event Space, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Lou Donaldson Quartet. $42. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Queens Choral Society presents Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Bach’s “Magnificat.” Queens College Colden Auditorium, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Sunday
Maspeth – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Breakfast with St. Nick. St. Stan’s Gym, 61-17 Grand Ave.
Ridgewood – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Ridgewood Market & Holiday Bazaar. Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave.
• Flushing – 1 to 5 p.m. – Warming Up Winter Holiday Market. Free. Queens Museum
• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. $15. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Astoria – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – Almost, Maine. Ophelia Theatre, 21-12 30th Road
Corona – 3 p.m. – Evidence, A Dance Company. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations So.
• Jamaica – 3 p.m. – Discussion: The Saint Who Became Santa. Free. King Manor Museum, 150th St. & Jamaica Ave.
• Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – Annual Christmas Concert. $30. Our Lady of Martyrs Church, Ascan Ave. & Queens Blvd.
Bayside – 5 p.m. – Holiday Celebration. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.
• Flushing – 6 p.m. – New York Chinese Chorus presents A Splendor of Blossoms. $30. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

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December 11th, 2015 at 9:05 am

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