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Morning Buzz: Queens cop ninth to commit suicide this year, Delta Airlines worker killed by tug

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Thursday, August 15
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for the Feast of the Assumption. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 81.

Top Stories
• A gunman finally surrendered, ending a standoff in Philadelphia that wounded six cops.

• An autopsy found that Jeffrey Epstein had several broken neck bones. One broken bone is more common in homicides, not suicides.

• Hundreds of civil lawsuits were filed on the first day the Child Victims Act took effect.

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Upcycled Illuminated Paint and Sip Night  Thurs Aug 15th 7-9pm  Create illuminated wine bottle décor. All supplies provided.  $22 – Register  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston
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Queens News
• An NYPD officer shot himself inside his Laurelton home, making him the ninth cop to commit suicide this year.

• The principal of Hillcrest High School, who was busted years ago graduating failing students through bogus online courses, has finally been ousted.

• A Delta Airlines worker was killed at JFK Airport after he was struck by an airplane tug.

Politics
• The City Council is proposing an even more ambitious plan to provide free healthcare to uninsured New Yorkers.

• President Donald Trump used official channels – i.e. Twitter – to request a meeting with Xi Jinping amid Hong Kong and market unrest.

Entertainment
• While top brass are standing behind him, insiders say CNN’s rank-and-file newsroom members are embarrassed by the Chris Cuomo “Fredo” flap.

Restaurant Week is back on Grand Street in Williamsburg. Get a meal for anywhere from $12 to $35 until August 25.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, The Woodstock Music and Art Festival begins on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm in Bethel, New York.

• In 1970, actor Anthony Anderson is born is Compton, California. He currently stars as the family patriarch on this ABC comedy.

Opinion
• A lawyer from Forest Hills shares what he learned when he was given the chance to visit Palestine.

• The Queens Ledger argues in light of the issues surrounding the district attorney’s race in Queens, voting reforms are more necessary than ever.

In the Blogs
• A new Chipotle on Steinway Street is slated to open later this month.

• Alternate-side parking regulations will be coming to Old Astoria. Residents hope it will make for a cleaner neighborhood.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets fell to the Braves, 6-4. The Mets (61-59) wrap up their series with the Braves at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees topped the Orioles, 6-5. New York (81-41) heads to Cleveland to begin a four-game set with the Indians.

• The Jets continue preseason play against the Falcons in Atlanta. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

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Waterfront Concert Series: New York Bee Gees  Thurs Aug 15  7:30pmBringing you back to the disco days. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool.
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Real Estate
• Over 100,000 people have signed a petition to rename part of 5th Avenue, which would Trump Tower’s address 725 President Barack Obama Way.

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs Aug 15th 6-7:30 p.m. – Parc Plaza Building, 39-60 54th Street, 6th Floor, Woodside – Large 1 BR, 1 bath across from Doughboy Park. Call broker for information. Nancy Montagano 347-739-7438

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 18th 12-2pm. 52-36 62nd Street, Maspeth Plateau – One-family brick with 3 BRs, full bath upstairs.  Finished basement, pvt yard, detached garage. $959,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,000-square-foot apartment at 213-02 42nd Avenue in Bayside for $640,000.

Style & Fashion
• Selena Gomez filed documents to patent her name, leading many to speculate she is about to launch her own beauty line.

• Seven designers discuss the future of fur in the fashion industry with Vogue.

Events
Flushing - 11 a.m. – Parks Department cuts ribbon on renovations. Bone Playground, Sanford Ave. & Union St.

Astoria – 3 p.m. – Ribbon-cutting for new Michaels MAKE Space. Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.

• Sunnyside – 5 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  Bliss Plaza, 46th St. & Queens Blvd.

Woodside – Live from Woodside Concert Series: Spitfire. Sgt Collins Park Triangle, Broadway & 58th St.

Douglaston – 7 to 9 p.m. – Upcycled Illuminated Paint & Sip Night. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Douglaston Parkway

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Waterfront Concert Series: The New York Bee Gees. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd.

Woodhaven – 7:30 to 9 p.m. – Kiss Army – Kiss Tribute Show. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Dr. & Woodhaven Blvd.

Rockville Centre – 8 p.m. – Mom’s Night Out! Madison Theater at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave.

Flushing – 9 to 11 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Green Book. Cunningham Park Pkg Lot, Union Turnpike & 196th St.

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August 15th, 2019 at 9:19 am

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