Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: NYPD rookie saves baby inside Queens precinct, New LaGuardia overpass unveiled

without comments

Wednesday, August 1

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms all day with a high of 86 degrees.

Top Stories
• All 103 passengers aboard a Mexican jetliner that crashed into a field survivedand escaped before the plane went up in flames.

• The Manhattan district attorney’s new policy of now prosecuting low-level marijuana offenses goes into effect today.

• In a wild day of gun shootings in four boroughs, one person died while six have been injured.

••••••••••••
10th Annual Kids Fun Day  Fri Aug 3rd 11am-2pm  Lots of FREE giveaways! Bounce House, Face Painting, Crafts & Games. Special Guest Appearances! Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 23-25 Newtown Ave, Astoria.
••••••••••••

If you are interested in advertising in the Newsticker, click here.

Queens News
• An NYPD rookie revived a baby who was suffering a seizure inside the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights.

• A burglar who tried to rob a house in Jamaica but was killed by two brothers was also wanted for a shooting in Baltimore.

• The state has unveiled a new overpass between LaGuardia Airport and Grand Central Parkway to ease congestion.

Politics
• President Trump has asked John Kelly to stay on as chief of staff through 2020.

• City and State has an updated breakdown of likely 2021 mayoral contenders.

Entertainment
• Tiffany Haddish revealed that she was raped by a police cadet when she was 17 years old.

• Jennifer Lopez will be honored with the 2018 VMA Video Vanguard Award this year.

Buzzing Back

• In 1981, MTV launchesThis was the first music video to play on the new cable channel.

• In 1942, rock singer/guitarist Jerry Garcia was born in San Francisco. For 33 years, he was the guiding force behind this band.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the Trump administration has not contained the threat of 3D-printed guns.

• The Post says Cuomo’s stand in the lemonade wars is ironically against his own health department.

In the Blogs
• Catholic Charities’ 10th annual Kids Fun Day is set for Friday afternoon in Astoria.

• Come to 696 Build Queensbridge on August 7 for an important Know Your Rights workshop.

Trending in New York
• Game
• Donald Trump
• Reyes
• #YoungerTV
• #EveryonesWelcomeAtFilmStruck

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (68-37) topped the Orioles, 6-3. They wrap up their brief home series with Baltimore at 1:05 p.m.

• The Mets (44-60) were embarrassingly demolished by Washington, 25-4, the worst defeat in franchise history. They take on the Nationals again at 12:05 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

••••••••••••
Free Summer Concert  Wed Aug 1st  7:30pm   Satisfaction – A Rolling Stones Tribute. Maspeth Federal Pkg Lot, 56-18 69th Street, Maspeth.
••••••••••••

Real Estate
• Signage has already come up for The Craftsmen, a residential project in Long Island City.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Spacious 1BR co-op in quiet area w/ low maintenance.  Manhattan skyline view, well maintained building, close to all.  Asking $305,000. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

• For Sale – Middle Village North – Semi detached 2 family, 7BRs, full finished basement w/ half bath, private fenced in yard, two separate hot water heaters.  Asking $928,000. Lou Pastorini 917-797-7567. 

• Sold – Ozone Park – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,160-square-foot house at 134-11 96th Street for $640,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Chipotle’s shares fell 9 percent after 100 people got sick from food poisoning in Ohio.

• MoviePass is increasing its basic monthly subscription to $15 a month in the next 30 days.

Events
• Astoria – 9 a.m. – Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, Up-Stand host World Breastfeeding Week event and legislation. Columbus Triangle, 31st St. and Astoria Blvd.

• LIC – 10 a.m. – Summer Kids @ The Landing: OWLbert Einstein. Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.

• Jackson Heights – Noon – Assembly candidate Yonel Letellier Sosa presents evidence of “deceitful scenario” against incumbent. 82-11 37th Ave.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Outdoor Cinema: “Loveling.” Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

• Maspeth – 7:30 p.m. – Free Summer Concert: Satisfaction (A Rolling Stones Tribute). Maspeth Federal Savings Parking Lot, 56-18 69th St.

• Astoria – 9 p.m. – Yellow Tape: A True Crime Trivia Show. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Written by QTadmin

August 1st, 2018 at 12:51 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply