Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Queens residents call out Mayor for massive sewage spill, Drunk driver plays bumper cars with police fleet.

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Tuesday, December 3

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 39 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FBI will look into FaceApp, which it labels a potential counterintelligence threat, and asses if it was used by Russia to interfere with elections.

• A statue of Rosa Parks was unveiled in Montgomery, Alabama, marking the 64th anniversary of the civil rights pioneer’s arrest for refusing to give up her bus seat.

• The U.S. aimed several protectionist trade actions toward longtime allies, including Brazil and Argentina.

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Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Snowflake & Tree Lighting  Tues Dec 3rd 6pm  Featuring the Sunnyside Drum Corps!  Joe Sabba Park, 50th Street & Queens Blvd, Sunnyside
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Queens News
• Residents in South Ozone Park blast Mayor De Balsio’s response to a clogged sewer main that flooded more than 80 basements.

• A drunk driver in Maspeth was arrested after turning an NYPD fleet into a gameof bumper cars.

• The relatives of a convicted murderer insulted his victim during a sentencing hearing.

Politics
• The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments in a major Second Amendment case which questions a NYC gun transport law.

• Donald Trump’s campaign asserted it will no longer give press credentials to Bloomberg reporters for campaign events citing “coverage biases.”

Entertainment
• Robert De Niro is defending Anna Paquin’s seven-word role as his daughter in “The Irishman.”

• Musician Questlove will make his directorial debut with a documentary about the historical Harlem Cultural Festival.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 The Montreaux Casino caught fire and burned during a show by Frank Zappa And The Mothers of Invention.  It was later immortalized by Deep Purple’s1973 hit, “Smoke on the Water“.

• In 1980 movie actress Jenna Dewan is born in Hartford, CT.  Before her acting, she was a back up dancer for such groups as NSYNC and Pink.

Opinion
• Rolling Stone ponders why Spotify’s new tool Marquee toes the line between advertising and pay-for-play.

• A Slate writer discusses how AI (artificial intelligence) could change the waypeople experience religion.

In the Blogs
• The “All Misfits Welcome Here’ winter market takes place in Court Square this weekend.

• There are plenty of tree lightings around Queens to get you in the holiday spirit this year.

Trending in New York
• #blackwidowtrailer
• #GivingTuesday2019
• #TuesdayThoughts
• #ROCtheDay
• #TuesdayMotivation

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (13-10-3) fell to the Vegas Golden Knights, 1 to 4.

• The Islanders (18-5-2) crushed the Detroit Red Wings, 4 to 0.

• The Knicks (4-17) lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, 88 to 132.

• The Islanders head to Montreal to take on the Canadiens at 7 p.m.

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Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Blood Drive  Wed Dec 4th 7am-7pm  Your donation will help to save up to THREE lives!  Our community hospitals need your help. Please share this life saving gift.  Call 718-925-6600 for more info.  102-01 66th Road – 8th Flr, Forest Hills
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a four-story school building on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst.

• For Sale – Whitestone – Ranch style corner property home offers 3 BRs, 2 full bath, FDR, LR, EIK w/ SS appliances, full famished basement w/ separate entrance.  $899,000. Carollo Real Estate. 718-747-7747 

• For Sale – 52-36 62nd Street, Maspeth – Detached one family in Maspeth Plateau features 3 BRs, 2 bath, fully finished basement, modern kitchen, pvt yard, detached garage.  $899,000. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• Sold – LIC – A six-bedroom, six-bathroom, 2,646 square-foot home at 3710 23rd Ave. for $1,700,000. Zillow.

Technology
• IKEA has been working to redesign simulated Mars habitats with Earth-based research facility, Fast Company.

• Scientists have found that endangered coral reefs could be potentially be savedwith the use of sounds from healthy reefs.

Events
Jamaica – 3:30 p.m. – Swearing in of Judge Phil Hom to NY Supreme Court. Queens Civil Court Courtroom 101, 89-17 Sutphin Blvd.

Sunnyside – 6 p.m. – Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Snowflake & Tree Lighting.  Joe Sabba Park, 50th Street & Queens Blvd.

LIC – 6 p.m. – LIC Lights Up! A Holiday Celebration of Lights.  Hunters Point Community Park, 48th Avenue & Vernon Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

December 3rd, 2019 at 1:55 pm

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