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Morning Buzz: Queens Democratic Party backs Donovan Richards, NYC man exonerated of murder after nearly three decades in prison

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Tuesday, December 31

• 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.

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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.’

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• Happy New Year’s Eve
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• 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

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.

• 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.

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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