Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: NE Queens residents will get 20 percent deal on LIRR, Three more accuse Biden of inappropriate touching

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Thursday, April 4

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 57.

Top Stories
• A teenager told police in Ohio that he was the boy who went missing in Illinois seven years ago and that he had just escaped from his captors.

• New Jersey has stopped training its K-9 force to sniff out marijuana.

• Three more women have come forward to accuse presidential candidate Joe Biden of inappropriately touching them, bringing the total number to seven.

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NY Mets Opening Day at Citi Field  Thurs Apr 4th 1:10pm  Treat the family to opening day! New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing
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Queens News
• To win support for congestion pricing, the governor agreed to 20 percent discounts on the LIRR for NE Queens residents not serviced by the subway.

• A Hurricane Sandy relief worker was found guilty of pocketing over $100K in relief funds earmarked for victims of the superstorm.

• A Queens man who assaulted and robbed a woman outside her church as part of a gang attack was sentenced to 12 years behind bars.

Politics
• The Post’s maniacal obsession with all things AOC continues with this story about a tweet to the president and another about her unfurnished D.C. pad.

• The new state budget also includes language giving Governor Andrew Cuomo greater control over a board that had the power to crush the Amazon deal.

Entertainment
• Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new Instagram account broke a record for the number of followers, blowing past the previous mark set by Pope Francis.

• Can’t get enough Game of Thrones? The Queens Examiner was at Fort Totten last week with fans who waited hours for a glimpse of the Iron Throne.

Buzzing Back

• In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated.

• In 1973, magician David Blaine is born in Brooklyn. A famous illusionist, he has been compared to this performer.

Opinion
• A columnist for the USA Today writes that NATO saved the world, and the president should stop taking it for granted.

• Professor Dongsei Kim of NYIT writes in the Queens Ledger that instead of a southern border wall, the U.S. should build a park and common ground.

In the Blogs
• Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside will remain one lane, despite some residents saying it causes congestion and is dangerous.

• The Queens Craft Brigade returns to Long Island City this Sunday.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets topped the Marlins, 5-3. It’s Opening Day at Citi Field, as the Mets (5-1) host the Nationals at 1:10 p.m.

• The Yankees fell to the Tigers, 2-1. The Bronx Bombers (2-3) are in Baltimore to face the Orioles. First pitch is at 3:05 p.m.

• The Nets (39-40) dropped one to the Toronto Raptors, 115-105.

• The Knicks (15-63) lost to the Orlando Magic, 114-100.

• The Rangers (31-36-13) fell to Ottawa, 4-1.

• The Islanders (46-27-7) are on the road for a 7 p.m. skate with the Panthers.

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Global Mashup 3: Latin Boogaloo Meets Klezmer  Sat Apr 6th  8pm We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! $10-$16 Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• A real estate expert gives advice in the Forest Hills Times on what to do if you out find the home you are trying to sell has asbestos.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 6th 3-5pm 72-31 Metropolitan Avenue, Unit 1C, Middle Village – Sunny condo has King-sized Master BR, balcony. Garage spot, private storage, close to all. $489,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 7th 1-4pm 254 Bayshore Road, Greenport – Beautiful home on 3/4 acres offers large LR, DR, EIK, 3 BRs, 2 baths, 2 car garage, water views.  $899,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 1,085-square-foot co-op apartment at 77-12 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights for $620,000.

Style & Fashion
• Just because the weather is yucky doesn’t mean you have to look like a slob. Here’s some rainy day outfit ideas that will provide the sunshine.

• Supreme’s cult following has helped fuel an e-commerce war and the rise of shopping bot apps.

Events
LIC – 7:30 to 10 a.m. – Annual Real Estate Breakfast. Ravel Hotel, 8-08 Queens Plaza South

LIC – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Bringing Steel to Life. LIC Arts Open Gallery, The Factory LIC, 30-30 47th Ave.

• Corona – 10 a.m. – State Senator Jessica Ramos released report on relationship between street vendors and stores. Roosevelt Ave. & Junction Blvd.

Flushing – 1:10 p.m. – NY Mets Opening Day. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

Bayside – 3 p.m. – Elected officials speak out against placement of sex offenders in hotel. The Anchor Inn, 215-34 Northern Blvd.

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

Corona – 7:20 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz delivers remarks at Alley Pond Environmental Center Green Gala. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

Holliswood – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Village Republican Club Meeting. Young Israel of Holliswood, 86-25 Francis Lewis Blvd.

South Ozone Park – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 10 Monthly Meeting. Knights of Columbus Hall, 135-45 Lefferts Blvd.

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April 4th, 2019 at 8:58 am

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