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Morning Buzz: Oregon shooter singled out Christians, Queens residents brace for possible hurricane

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Friday, October 2
• Who the heck knows at this point? A finicky Joaquin has the forecast up in the air, but there will be plenty of rain up to Sunday with highs around 60.

Top Stories
• Welcome to the world of Peeple, an app that lets you rate humans, a “Yelp for people.” A Post columnists says a better name would be “Dumpees.”

• The gunman who opened fire on an Oregon campus wrote “the more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight.” He also singled out Christians.

• Forecasters continue to keep a wary eye on the uncertain path of Hurricane Joaquin.

East Coast Car Assoc. Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show. Sun. Oct. 4th 11AM-3PM All proceeds go to St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children. Forest Park Bandshell, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive, Woodhaven

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Queens News
• Signal problems shut down service on entire 7 train for more than an hour yesterday evening.

• Queens residents prepare for the possibility of another hurricane.

• The Queens Botanical Garden celebrated the completion of its $5.5 million project to reconstruct its pathways.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio might have to cancel his trip to Washington if Hurricane Joaquin hits New York City this weekend.

• A broad bipartisan coalition of senators introduced a bill in Washington to roll back minimum sentences.

• John Gotti’s grandson raked in $2.5M in wedding gifts, with guests asked to pony up a minimum of $5,000.

• O.J. Simpson contemplated killing himself in his friend’s daughter’s bedroom just before the Bronco chase. That daughter happened to be Kim Kardashian.

• The Post calls Mayor Bill de Blasio planned bipartisan event in Iowa “silly” and says it’s just more bad news for New Yorkers.

• And de Blasio won’t find any love in the Daily News, as a columnist writes that New York needs a “pothole mayor.”

In the Blogs
• An elementary school in Flushing has been designated a Blue Ribbon School by the federal government.

• A pedestrian triangle in Howard Beach was dedicated to the local Kiwanis Club.

Trending in New York
Oregon Shooting

• The Mets lost to the Phillies, 3-0. They are tied with the Dodgers for home field advantage in the playoffs.

• The Yankees clinched a wild card berth with a 4-1 win over the Red Sox.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Mets close out the year with a series at home against the Nationals. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees wrap up the season in Baltimore at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets and Nationals meet again at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees and Orioles square off at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets and Washington close out the regular season at 3:10 p.m.
• The Yankees and Orioles put a bow on the 2015 season. First pitch is at 3:05 p.m.
• The Jets head to London for a game with the Miami Dolphins. Kickoff is 9:30 a.m. local time.
• The Giants head to Buffalo for a 1 p.m. matchup with the Rex Ryan-led Bills.

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Kickoff to Fall – Sun. Oct. 4th 11AM – 4PM Come on out today – or any October weekend – to buy a variety of Hudson Valley apples, fresh cider, and apple pie. Queens Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park

Real Estate
Halstead opened its first Queens office in a bid to tap into the booming LIC real estate market.

OPEN HOUSESat. Oct 3rd 12:30-3:30PM – 64-23 75th Street, Middle Village.  Solid brick ranch home, living room, modern kitchen with dinette, two bedrooms, finished basement.  Convenient to all!  Asking $529,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSESun. Oct 4th 3-5PM – 99-30 59th Ave. Apt 2K, Corona.  Large 1 bedroom, 1 bath, approx 980 sq ft, lots of windows, formal dining room, walk-in closets.  Private security and parking space available. Close to Rego Center mall.  Call 347-455-3438  Brooklyn Real Property 

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 680-square-foot single-family home at 179-25 146th Drive in Springfield Gardens for $309,316.

Eating Out
• If you find yourself wandering Forest Hills and work up an appetite, here’s how to eat like a local.

• In time for the start of pumpkin season, the best pumpkin dishes in Astoria.

Restaurant ABC’s – College Point
Grade A – Cascarino’s Pizza, 14-60 College Point Blvd. – Personal cleanliness inadequate, Food contact surface not properly washed
Grade B – Pollos a la Brasa Mr. Mario, 18-04 College Point Blvd. – Evidence of mice, Food not protected form possible contamination
Grade Pending – Canaan Restaurant, 14-56 College Point Blvd. – Personal cleanliness inadequate, Wiping cloths soiled

Woodside - 10 a.m. – City officials unveil redesign plans for Big Bush Park. 61st St. & BQE

Flushing - 11 a.m. – Flushing Chamber of Commerce unveils innovative new credit-building program. Chamber of Commerce Building, 39-01 Main St., Suite 511

Glendale – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – State Senator Joseph Addabbo hosts annual Job Fair.  Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave.

Flushing - 5:30 p.m. – Korean American Family Service Center holds 18th Silent March Against Domestic Violence. 109th Precinct, 37-05 Union St.

• Corona – 6 to 8 p.m. – Pajama Time: Visit the zoo after hours. Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St.

Howard Beach – 6:30 p.m. – Columbus Day Foundation 10th Annual Gala Dinner Dance. Russo’s on the Bay, 162-45 Crossbay Blvd.

Howard Beach – 7 p.m. – WRBA Fundraiser & Dinner Dance. Roma View Catering, 160-05 Crossbay Blvd.

Fresh Meadows – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Bazaar and Homemade Ethnic Foods Sale. Annunciation of The Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 171-21 Underhill Ave.
• Long Island City – 2015 LIC Community Carnival. Hunters Point Park South, Center Blvd. & 50th Ave.
• Corona – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Moo at the Zoo festival of farm life. Queens Zoo, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – The Amazing Maize Maze. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Flushing – 2:30 to 4:20 p.m. – Smithsonian Museum Day Live! Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave.

Woodhaven – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – East Coast Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show. Forest Park Bandshell, Forest Park Dr. & Woodhaven Blvd.
• Corona – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Moo at the Zoo festival of farm life.Queens Zoo, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – The Amazing Maize Maze. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Kickoff to Fall…Apples for sale! Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Flushing – 1 to 3 p.m. – Watercolor Painting Workshop: Botanicals. Queens Botanical Garden. 43-50 Main St.
Forest Hills – 1:30 and 4 p.m. – The Magic Fish. The Community House. 15 Borage Pl.
Bayside – 2 p.m. – Art Exhibition & Auction. $10 admission. Bayside Historical Society, 207 Totten Ave.

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October 2nd, 2015 at 8:56 am

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