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Monday, December 24

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• The order to withdraw US forces from Syria has been signed.

• A Brooklyn priest killed himself inside a church rectory right before Christmas.

• At least 222 people died after a tsunami struck Indonesia.

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Queens News
• The MS-13 gang has been linked to the death of a 23-year-old found in a Far Rockaway park. Five people, including a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, were arrested.

• Urban Dove Team Charter School wants to open a new transfer school in Queens.

• You can “own” a piece of New York City real estate by adopting a building on the The Panorama of the City of New York inside the Queens Museum.

Politics
• City Council members are finding it awkward to endorse a candidate for public advocate.

• Find out what to expect from the partial federal government shutdown.

Entertainment
• Singer Meghan Trainor married “Spy Kids” star Daryl Sabara.

Weekend Box Office
• Aquaman: $67.4 million
• Mary Poppins Returns: $22.2 million
• Bumblebee: $21 million
• Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: $16.7 million
• The Mule: $9.95 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1923 President Calvin Coolidge lights the first national Christmas tree to grace the White House grounds.

• In 1991 pop singer Louis Tomlinson is born in Doncaster, England. He was a member of this popular British-Irish boy band.

Opinion
• The Washington Post discussed the unlearned lessons following Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

• The Times argues that three Canadian citizens detained in China are being used as political pawns between China, Canada and the United States.

In the Blogs
• The Ridgewood House of the Week is a lovely semi-detached home.

• Still need a gift? Why not chocolate? Check out Aigner Chocolates hours to see when you can pick up some delicious and fresh chocolate.

Trending in New York
• #ChristmasEve
• #BirdBoxNetflix
• Happy Birthday Louis
• Nawaz Sharif
• Malorie

Scoreboard
• The Giants (5-10) lost to Indianapolis Colts, 28-27.

• The Jets (4-11) lost to the Green Bay Packers in overtime, 44-38.

• The Nets (16-19) beat the Phoenix Suns, 111-103.

• The Rangers (15-14-6) fell to the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2.

• The Islanders (18-13-4) beat the Dallas Stars, 3-1.

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Real Estate
• The Queens rental market continues to hand down an unprecedented number of concessions.

• For Sale – Glendale/Ridgewood – Two family 3 over 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, updated kitchen and baths, hardwood floors, finished basement.  Asking $899,000. Pirillo Realty 718-418-9500 

• For Sale – Kew Gardens – Large, updated 1BR in pre-war Art Deco co-op building.  Hardwood floors, all new appliances.  Close to all.  Asking $265,000. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303 

• Sold – Forest Hills – An eight-bedroom, five-bathroom,  3,774-square-foot two-family house at 6707 Austin St. for $1,770,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
•  Five people were arrested Saturday for shooting a 23-year-old man to death in Bayswater Point State Park on December 16. The suspects ranged from 13 years old to 22 years old.

• On Sunday at 3 p.m., there was a house fire located at 95-32 150 Street. The FDNY removed two unconscious and unresponsive men, a 64-year-old and an 86-year-old, from inside of the second floor apartment. The 64-year-old was pronounced deceased at Jamaica Hospital. The 86-year-old man’s condition was listed as critical. The investigation remains ongoing.

Events
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – A Muppet Family Christmas.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – A Christmas Family Service.  Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent Street

Written by QTadmin

December 24th, 2018 at 11:50 am

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