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Morning Buzz: Raw sewage floods South Ozone Park basements, Off-duty firefighter charged with drunk driving

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Monday, December 2
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow operations.
Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Rain mixed in with some snow in the afternoon. High of 42 degrees.

Top Stories
• A deadly winter storm hit the northeast, cancelling hundreds of flights and delaying travelers heading home. New York could see three inches of snow.

• New York’s Public Campaign Financing Commission released its final report, setting up a possible vote by state lawmakers.

Shelley Morrison, who played Rosario on “Will & Grace,” has passed away at age 83.

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Winter Lights Festival Mon Dec 2nd Santa Claus! Raffles! Entertainment! Donations to food pantries! TWO LOCATIONS! 43rd Ave. & 44th St. @ 5pm; Skillman Ave. & 48th St. @ 6pm., Sunnyside.
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Queens News
• A raw sewage spill has left hundreds of basements flooded in South Ozone Park, frustrating residents.

• An off-duty FDNY firefighter was charged with drunk driving after he was found sleeping in his car on the side of the Belt Parkway.

• A bank robber trying to escape police fell from an elevated subway platform in Astoria.

Politics
• The White House will not participate in the House Judiciary Committee’s first impeachment hearing.

• On his first day on the job, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea preached prevention, professionalism and respect for officers.

Entertainment
• NBC responded to claims of a toxic workplace at “America’s Got Talent” and say they’re now working with Gabrielle Union.

Weekend Box Office
Frozen II: $85 million
Knives Out: $27 million
Ford v Ferrari: $13 million
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: $11.8 million
Queen & Slim: $11.7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, this song by The Temptations gave the Motown group their fourth US #1 song.

• In 1983, football player Aaron Rodgers is born in Chico, CA. In 2011, he led the Green Bay Packers to victory in Super Bowl XLV.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the NYPD is relaxing its body camera policy, but doesn’ttake it far enough.

• Gavin Newsham writes in the Post that a move to ban kids from playing tackle football is based on fear, not facts.

In the Blogs
• Assemblyman David Weprin is teaming up with a local middle school for a holiday toy drive.

• You can tour six historic Flushing landmarks next weekend as part of #HollyTour2019.

Trending in New York
#WorldAIDSDay
#Watchmen
#90DayFiance
#MrRobot
Shelley Morrison

Scoreboard
• The Giants (2-10) were routed by the Green Bay Packers, 31-13.

• The Jets (4-8) fell to the previously winless Cincinnati Bengals, 22-6

• The Knicks (4-16) lost to the Boston Celtics, 113-104. They head to Milwaukee to face the Bucks at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (10-10) dropped a close game to the Miami Heat, 109-106.

• The Rangers (13-9-3) host the Vegas Golden Knights at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (17-5-2) visit the Detroit Red Wings. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

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Stefani Forever Foundation Fund Raising Event Tues Dec 3rd 7-9:30pm Live music, raffles, appetizers & drinks. RSVP via text 718-309-9133. West Side Tennis Club, 1 Tennis Pl., Forest Hills.
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Real Estate
• Alma Realty has nabbed $107 million in refinancing for a trio of apartment buildings in Far Rockaway.

• For Sale - 69-21 Fleet Street, Forest Hills – Detached brick w/ 4/5 BRs, separate 2 car garage, EIK, FDR wood burning fireplace, finished basement, nice backyard. $1.699M.  Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303 

• For Sale - 60-43 77th Place, Middle Village – Renovated two family brick has open modern kitchen , new full bath.  1st flr has LR, and FDR.  2nd flr is a 1 BR apt w/ modern kitchen.  Large covered terrace plus extra attic storage.  $878,000. Lou Pastorini  917-797-7567 

• Sold – St. Albans – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,274-square-foot house at 115-54 200th Street for $475,000. Zillow.

Events
Woodside - 3 to 5 p.m. – Classic Movie Mondays: “Marty” (1955). Sunnyside Plays, 43-09 48th Ave.

 Sunnyside – 5 p.m. – Winter Lights Festival. 43rd Ave. & 44th St.

Sunnyside – 6 p.m. – Winter Lights Festival. Skillman Ave. & 48th St.

Maspeth - 6:30 p.m. – Friends of the Maspeth Library Group Meeting. 69-70 Grand Ave.

Queens Village – 9 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams attends Queens County Democratic Party’s holiday party. Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd.

 

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December 2nd, 2019 at 9:07 am

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