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Morning Buzz: Queens Borough President elections set for March, District 28 parents speak out against education diversity plan

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Friday, January 3

Weather
• Showers through the morning, picking up again at night. High of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FDA announced a temporary ban on many candy- and fruit-flavored e-cigarette products.

• The white NYPD officer who broke into the home of a black woman in Tennessee in 2018 resigned from the force.

• Photos of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad reveal extensive damage following days of violent siege by an Iran-supported militia.

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Mulchfest: Chipping Saturdays  Sat Jan 4th  10am-2pm  Bring your tree to a chipping site and take home a bag of mulch to use in your backyard or make a winter bed for a street tree.  Click here for a site near you.
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Queens News
• Parents of Queens School District 28 are speaking out against a potential education diversity plan.

• Mayor De Blasio declared the special election for Queens Borough Presidentwill take place on March 24.

• The Queens Public Library’s Court Square location will close next month after failing to negotiate a new lease with the building’s landlord.

Politics
• Julián Castro announced he will be dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.

• Bill Taylor, a key witness in the House impeachment inquiry, has departed his post as the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine.

Entertainment
• Newly released ‘Uncut Gems,’ starring Adam Sandler, has the seventh-most f-bombs in movie history.

• Guns N’ Roses is threatening a lawsuit against a superfan who they claim leaked 97 of the band’s unreleased songs on the internet.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969 Thirty thousand copies of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s album “Two Virgins” were seized at a New Jersey airport because the cover showed the couple naked.

• In 1972 Don McLean received a Gold record for this single which reached #1, selling over 3 millions copies.

Opinion
• Three NY Times readers rebut an Op-Ed that criticized Alcoholics Anonymous.

• NPR predicts grim and hopeful trends to watch for in 2020.

In the Blogs
• Two streets in Richmond Hill will be co-named in order to pay homage to the neighborhood’s growing Sikh and Punjabi communities.

• Parking meters in areas of Sunnyside were not accepting credit cards due to an unspecified malfunction.

Trending in New York
• #Soleimani
• #WWIII
• Dear Iran
 #FridayThoughts
• Rose McGowan

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (25-11-3) fell to the New Jersey Devils, 1 to 2.

• The Nets (16-17) lost to the Dallas Mavericks, 111 to 123.

• The Rangers (19-17-4) were taken by the Calgary Flames, 3 to 4.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (10-24) play the Phoenix Suns at 9 p.m.
Saturday
• The Nets host the Toronto Raptors at 6 p.m.
• The Islanders go up against the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers face the Vancouver Canucks at 10 p.m.

NFL WILD CARD ROUND:Buffalo Bills @ Houston Texans, 4:35 p.m.
Tennessee Titans @ New England Patriots, 8:15 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks head to L.A. to take on the Clippers at 3:30 p.m.NFL WILD CARD ROUND
Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints, 1:05 p.m.
Seattle Seahawks @ Philadelphia Eagles, 4:40 p.m.

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Candlelight Evening  Sat Jan 4th 6-9pm  Music by local groups, candlelight tours of Onderdonk House.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood
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Real Estate
• Curbed NY outlines the major ways NYC’s landscape will change in 2020, from Sunnyside Yard to bus redesign.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Jan 5th 12-2pm. 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village - One family brick Tudor on oversized 20×40 lot across from Juniper Park.  4 BRs, 2.5 bath, fireplace, FDR, sliding door off dining area to large patio. $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 4th 12-3pm. 61-32 Palmetto Street, Ridgewood – Two family brick in good conditions features 6 rooms over 5 rooms with full basement. Nice backyard for gardening & entertaining. Close to shopping, transportation. $1.150M. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Woodside – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700 square-foot apartment at 3165 51st St. for $399,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater NY compiled its editors’ most memorable meals of 2019, and the list is littered with Queens spots.

• The impending ban on foie gras in NYC contributed to a 30 percent boost in sales of the dish throughout the city.

Restaurant ABC’s – Flushing
Grade A – Tofu House, 13617 39th Ave. Food not cooled by an approved method; Food contact surface not properly maintained; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Party Point, 4033 Main St. Live roaches present; Food contact surface not properly washed; Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Facility not vermin proof; Toilet facility not maintained and provided with toilet paper; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – First Lamb Shabu, 13672 Roosevelt Ave. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Sanitized equipment or utensil improperly used or stored; Proper sanitization not provided for utensil ware.

Events
Flushing- 12:30 to 2 p.m. – Friday Movie Matinee: “The Blind Side” (2009).  Queens Library, 31-32 Union Street

Forest Hills - 7 p.m. – American Legion Post 1424 Monthly Meeting.  107-15 Metropolitan Avenue

Glendale – 7 p.m. – Karaoke Night.  The Avenue, 71-22 Myrtle Avenue

Saturday
Queens – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – MulchFest.  NYC Parks
Bayside - 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Saturday Morning Movie: “Aladdin” (2019) Queens Library, 214-20 Northern Blvd.
Ridgewood - 6 to 9 pm. – Candlelight Evening.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue

Sunday
Astoria - 7 to 11:30 p.m. – Golden Globes Watch Party.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

Written by QTadmin

January 3rd, 2020 at 8:55 am

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