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Monday, September 16

• Partly cloudy with a high of 78 degrees.

Top Stories
• Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy amid a spate of nationwide lawsuits.

• Rock singer Ric Ocasek, the frontman of The Cars, died at the age of 75.

• Governor Cuomo announced an emergency ban on most e-cigarette flavors.

Frights and Phantoms of Flushing Sat Sept 21st 7:30pm The tour will examine the fascinating history of the neighborhood, as well as its abundant ghoulish and ghostly stories. $25– Advance purchase required. Flushing Quaker Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd., Flushing.

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Queens News
• A Jamaica street was renamed in honor of an NYPD detective who was killed 30 years ago.

• A Queens woman defeated her husband in a New York Road Runners race by just two seconds.

• Police are seeking three suspects accused of robbing a teenager in Ridgewood.

• New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand promised a “full court press” for gun control measures.

• Several Democratic candidates for president are calling for impeachment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh in wake of new reports of sexual misconduct.

• See the full list of winners from this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Weekend Box Office
It: Chapter Two: $40 million
Hustlers: $33 million
Angel has Fallen: $4.4 million
Good Boys: $4.2 million
The Lion King (2019): $3.5 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, Melody Maker named Led Zeppelin as England’s “Best Group,” replacing The Beatles, who had held that honor for eight years.

• In 1981, actress Alexis Bledel is born in Houston. You may remember her for playing Rory on this 2000 TV series.

• The Post says New York City should just ban the costumed creeps in Times Square.

• amNY says Bahamian refugees of Dorian need America’s helping hand.

In the Blogs
• We Hear Astoria tells the story of how four Astoria couple planned their weddings.

• A new fundraising push aims to support a VFW building in Queensboro Hill.

Trending in New York
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• The Mets (77-72) lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2. They head to Colorado to face the Rockies at 8:40 p.m.

• The Yankees (98-53) fell to the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-4. The Bombers have Monday off.

• The Giants (0-2) were blasted by the Buffalo Bills, 28-14.

• The Jets (0-1), without QB Sam Darnold, host the Cleveland Browns at 8:15 p.m. on Monday Night Football.

Spain won the FIBA World Cup, with Ricky Rubio getting Tournament MVP honors.

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Kiwanis Club of Ridgewood – A Fun Day at Belmont Park Race Track Sun Sept 29th 11:30am $50 per adult, includes food and drinks. RSVP by Sept 20th by calling 718-456-5437 ext 221Belmont Park Picnic Area, 2150 Hempstead Tpk, Elmont.

Real Estate
• A new StreetEast analysis found that NYC’s luxury condo glut is leading to thousands of unsold apartments.

• For Sale – 61-88 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village – 2 BR co-op has spacious LR, kitchen/dinette, king sized master, bath.  Pet friendly w/ attractive outdoor common area. $379,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – 54-08 64th Street, Maspeth – Detached one family in “move-in condition” has 3 BRs, 1 bath w/ granite, new hot water heater & boiler, full finished basement, stand up attic.  $779,000. Marie Breslin @ O’Kane Realty. 917-623-6306

• Sold – Richmond Hill – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,664-square-foot house at 114-07 131st Street for $670,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday night, inside the 80th Street subway station in Ozone Park, a 40-year-old man was approached by four unidentified suspects, who repeatedly punched and kicked the victim. They forcibly removed $200 and a cell phone from his back pocket. The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center with cuts to his face.

• On Saturday night, 30-year-old off-duty NYPD communications technician Tamara Webster was arrested within the confines of the 104th Precinct. She was charged with assault and harassment.

Flushing – 10 a.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, State Senator Kevin Thomas announce passage of legislation creating Empire State Cricket Task Force. Kissena Corridor West Park, Booth Memorial Ave. and Kissena Blvd.

Hollis – 11:30 a.m. – OATH, local elected officials announce neighborhood pop-up court for city-issued summonses. Hollis Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave.

Sunnyside – 5 p.m. – Third public meeting of master planning process for Sunnyside Yard. Aviation High School, 45-30 36th St.

Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – School Construction Authority briefs Queens Borough Board on capital projects. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – Oratorio Society Rehearsals. Temple Beth Sholom, 172nd St. & Northern Blvd.

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September 16th, 2019 at 9:07 am

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