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Tuesday, December 31

Weather
• Partly cloudy skies with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• The volunteer security member who fatally shot the gunman in a Texas church was identified as a former reserve deputy sheriff and firearms instructor.

• A NYC man was exonerated after 27 years of wrongful imprisonment for the murder of a mother of three.

• The suspect in this weekend’s Hanukkah stabbings was charged with several hate crimes after pleading not guilty to five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary.

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New Year’s Eve Party  Tues Dec 31st  6pm  Watch the ball drop on our large screen TVS, enjoy our New Years menu, all-night drink specials.  Complimentary noisemakers, party hats & DJ playing all night long.  O’Neill’s 64-21 53rd Drive, Maspeth
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Queens News
• The Queens Democratic Party announced its backing of borough president candidate Donovan Richards.

• A routine traffic stop on the LIE turned into a car chase as the suspect fled into the Queens-Midtown Tunnel

• Two people were reportedly struck and killed by trains in two separate incidents, starting with a woman hit by an E train at the Jamaica-Van Wyck station.

Politics
• President Trump and Barack Obama tied for the title of 2019’s most admired man, according to an annual Gallup poll.

• As the year-end approaches, Politico remembers the deaths that shook politics in 2019.

Entertainment
• The songwriter for Monty Python, Neil Innes, passed away suddenly at the age of 75.

Hasbro is poised to become a huge player in entertainment, after completing its $3.8 billion acquisition of Entertainment One.

Buzzing Back

• In 1985 teen idol Rick Nelson dies in a plane crash.

• In 1977 pop singer Psy is born in Seoul, South Korea.  This 2012 K-pop single brought him international fame.

Opinion
• The LA Times analyzes its mass shootings database to determine why people attack places of worship.

• The Post’s editorial board criticize Governor Cuomo’s call for a reexamination of bringing high speed rail to New York.

In the Blogs
• Registration is now open for the 2020 Queens Marathon, with a record-breaking number of participants expected to run.

• Book Culture LIC will host author Nicole Zelniker for the launch of her new short story collection, ‘Last Dance.’

Trending in New York
• Baghdad
• #LanaLashleyWedding
• #CapitalOneOrangeBowl
• Happy New Year’s Eve
• #happynewyear2020

Scoreboard
• The Nets (16-16) fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 115 to 122.

• The Islanders (24-10-3) head to D.C. to take on the Washington Capitals at 1 p.m.

• The Rangers (19-15-4) face the Edmonton Oilers at 9 p.m.

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It’s a Rip Roaring ‘20s New Year’s Evening  Tues Dec 31st 9pm-12am  Party favors, hor d’oeuvres, secret cocktails, champagne toast at midnight, music by DJ Chambray.  Prize for best speakeasy style. $90 – For reservations: [email protected]TheBonnie.com   The Bonnie, 29-12 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• The non-profit developer Community Builders is ready to break ground on a an affordable apartment building in Far Rockaway as part of the City’s Downtown Rezoning and Roadmap for Action initiative.

• For Sale – 25-64 34th Street, Astoria – Huge 2 family brick w/ driveway and 2 car garage.  3 BR apt over a 2 BR apt plus full finished basement, 2 full bath, private yard. Close to all.  $1.9M. The Pastorini Team. 917-757-7567 

• For Sale – 58-16 83rd Place, Middle Village – Large detached 2 family on 60×100 lot . 1st flr has 6 rooms, 2 baths, 3 BRs.  2nd flr has 2 BRs, 1 bath.  Quiet location yet close to transportation.  $1.3M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• Sold – Jamaica – A four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,500 square-foot home at 15913 88th Ave. for $620,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Tesla delivered its first China-made cars, and the company plans to ramp up its global expansion efforts in January.

• Vanity Fair ponders how the technological tsunami of the coming decade will change life as we know it.

Events
Maspeth – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Brunch.  O’Neill’s, 64-21 53d Drive

Astoria – 3 p.m. – A Family Friendly Stand-Up Comedy Show.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave

Maspeth - 6 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Party.  O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Drive

Astoria – 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Spectacular.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave

Astoria - 9 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. – It’s a Rip Roaring ’20s New Year’s Evening.  The Bonnie, 29-12 23rd Ave

Astoria – 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. – New Year’s Eve Celebration.  Bohemian Beer Hall, 29-12 24th Ave

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December 31st, 2019 at 8:56 am

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