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Morning Buzz: Sentencing delayed for man convicted of killing Howard Beach jogger, Francis Lewis ROTC kids face criminal hazing charges

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Thursday, April 18
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Holy Thursday. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with occasional showers and a high of 57.

Top Stories
• A New Jersey man was arrested after he walked into St. Patrick’s Cathedral with four cans of gasoline and a lighter.

• Judith Clark, the getaway driver in a armored car robbery that killed one security guard and two Nyack police officers, was granted parole.

• Michael Jackson’s two kids are quietly investigating the two men who accuse their father of sexual abuse in the Netflix documentary Leaving Neverland.

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15th Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival  Sat Apr 20th 11am-1pm Live drum performances, Japanese folk dance, and tea ceremony. Pavillon & Astral Fountain in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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Queens News
• A seven-year-old boy was killed in Far Rockaway after he stepped off his school bus and was hit by a church van sent to pick him up.

• Two Queens teens face criminal charges over a violent sexual hazing ritual associated with Francis Lewis High School’s award-winning ROTC program.

• The sentencing of a man convicted of killing Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano has been suspended amid allegations of juror misconduct.

Politics
• Here’s six things to look for when the redacted Mueller report becomes public today.

• An advocacy group says Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mixed message to President Donald Trump is sowing fear among immigrants.

Entertainment
• A “Jeopardy” contestant broke his own single-day cash winnings record, taking home over $130,000 in a single episode.

• Here is the full lineup for this year’s Summer Concert Series at Forest HillsStadium.

Buzzing Back

• In 2012, the host of “American Bandstand” and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” Dick Clark dies at 82.

• In 1962, ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is born in Dallas. Meet his family of “characters” here.

Opinion
• A real estate expert writes in the Queens Ledger that Amazon’s decision to pull out of HQ2 won’t stymie development in Long Island City.

• And a local historian writes in This is Queensborough magazine that Amazon put the spotlight on all that Long Island City has to offer.

In the Blogs
• Community Board 9 will hold a public hearing on the proposed jail in Kew Gardens on April 24.

• Kinship Coffee on Broadway in Astoria will have a soft opening today.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets lost to the Phillies, 3-2. New York (10-8) are off tonight before starting a weekend series in St. Louis.

• The Yankees competed an April sweep of the BoSox, 5-3. The Bombers (8-9) begin a four-game home series with Kansas City. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.

• The Nets host Philadelphia for Game 3 of their first-round playoff series at 8 p.m. The series is tied, 1-1.

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Queens International Night Market Sneak Preview #1  Sat Apr 20th  5pm-12am  Delicacies from around the world as well as handmade merchandise. Tickets Required  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St, Corona
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Real Estate
• The Noguchi Museum is planning a major expansion in Long Island City.

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• For Sale – Forest Hills – 1 BR co-op offer full-service onsite management, 24-hr doorman, gym, bike and storage rooms, valet/garage parking, outdoor swimming pool. Close to all. $369,000 Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• Sold – Six-bedroom, three-bath, 2,967-square-foot one-family home at 117-55 122nd Place in South Ozone Park for $855,000.

Style & Fashion
• How should you dress if you’re pregnant? Fashion icon Anna Wintour has some thoughts on that.

From radiant yellow to envy-inducing green, here’s the best spring color trends of 2019.

Events
Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association Meeting. St. Teresa’s Parish, 50-22 44th St.

East Elmhurst – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Louis Armstrong MS, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

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April 18th, 2019 at 9:09 am

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