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Wednesday, May 15

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• Alabama lawmakers passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the country, banning nearly all abortions.

• The search continues for four-year-old Texas native Maleah Davis, whose stepfather was recently charged in her disappearance after first reporting her missing.

• Several photos show children sleeping on the rocky ground with Mylar blankets as they waited outside a crowded US Border Patrol station.

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4th Annual Greek Festival  Thurs May 16th– Sun May 19th  All are welcome for a Taste of Greece featuring Greek music and offering traditional fare from Greece and Cyprus. Click here for daily festival times.  Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of St. Nicholas, 196-10 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• Two of the three men wanted in an alarming Little Neck home invasion robbery have been caught.

• After a $10.7 million revitalization effort by the city, Rockaway Beach will fully reopen this summer.

• A Richmond Hill pharmacist and assistant were charged with using fake prescriptions to push $4 million worth of oxycodone pills.

Politics
• In order to avoid a full disciplinary hearing, Councilman Barry Grodenchik admitted to sexually harassing and discriminating against one of his staffers.

• Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are feuding about Biden’s stance on climate change.

Entertainment
• Stars like Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Selena Gomez walked the red carpet to kick off the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

• Kylie Jenner is planning on expanding her empire by starting a baby clothing and home line.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972 Alabama governor and Presidential candidate George Wallace is shot.

• In 1936 American activist & clown prince of “Hippiedom” Wavy Gravy is born in East Greenbush, NY. In 1993 Ben & Jerry created this flavor in honor of him.

Opinion
• The Post suggested that the weather ruining Mayor de Blasio’s Green New Deal’s announcement at Trump Tower was “pure poetic justice.”

• The Daily News argues that there isn’t any upsides to Trump’s trade war with China.

In the Blogs
• Five units in an Astoria affordable housing lottery are going for the monthly rent of $2,320.

• Julie Schwietert Collazo, co-founder of Immigrant Families Together, was honored as a 2019 NYS Senate Women of Distinction by State Senator Michael Gianaris.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks got the third pick in the NBA Draft Lottery, missing out on Zion Williamson.

• Noah Syndergaard dominated as the Mets (20-20) defeated the Washington Nationals, 6-2.

• The Yankees (24-16) and Baltimore Orioles game was postponed due to inclement weather.

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St. Demetrios Festival  Thurs May 16th & Fri May 17th @ 5pm, Sat May 18th & Sun May 19th 1pm   The four day festival will have exciting carnival rides for all ages, delicious food including Greek cuisine, traditional Greek music and dancing, raffles, games, and much more!  Hellenic Orthodox Community of Astoria, 30-11 30th Drive, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Progressives are attempting to enact universal rent control in Long Island Cityand throughout the country.

• For Sale – 73-24 Penelope Avenue, Middle Village North - One family home on 49×90 lot offers 5 BRs, 2 full bath, full finished basement.  are private yard. 1.5 car garage, steps to Juniper Park.  $1.098M. The Pastorini Team 917-797-7567

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Spacious 3 BRs boxed features LR, FDR, kitchen, 1 full bath. Heat/water included.  $2,350/month. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

• Sold – Flushing – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2016-square-foot two-family home at 4230 193rd St. for $1,165,159. Zillow

Business News
• The technology from a security firm in Israel was the center of the massive WhatsApp hack.

• Lidia Yan is taking on the $800 billion trucking industry with her new venture NEXT Trucking, which she has already managed to raise $125 million for.

Events
Jamaica – 8:30 a.m. – Councilman Daneek Miller announces the results of the Participatory Budgeting vote for winning Council District 27 projects. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Queens.

Jamaica – 10 a.m. – TWA Hotel ribbon cutting. JFK Airport, Terminal 5

Astoria – 7 p.m. – Sauced Cinema: John Wick.  Bar Italia, 35-03 Broadway

Written by QTadmin

May 15th, 2019 at 8:59 am

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