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Wednesday, September 26

Weather
• Cloudy in the morning but scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 81 degrees.

Top Stories
• Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.

• Dunkin is officially dropping “Donuts” from its name to focus on its coffee and breakfast meals.

• New York City has lost one million low-rent apartments since 2005, the comptroller reported.

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Screening of West Side Story Sat Sept 29th 1-3pm  “West Side Story’s” commentary on love and prejudice is relevant to any time and place. Free! Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, LIC.
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Queens News
• A Queens judge sentenced a killer to 25 to life in prison, declaring that he deserves no mercy.

• A new city report revealed that Maspeth, Glendale and Ridgewood have high levels of lead in drinking water.

• A Queens defense attorney was busted for allegedly bribing a witness to lie for his client.

Politics
• Andrew Cuomo spent $26 million on his Democratic primary win, while Cynthia Nixon used just $2.6 million.

• Councilman Rory Lancman has officially announced his bid for Queens district attorney.

Entertainment
• The final trailer for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” reveals a surprising character.

• Netflix has released details and a premiere date for “Making a Murderer” Part 2.

Buzzing Back

• In 1960, Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy took part in the first televised presidential debate.

• In 1948, singer and actress Olivia Newtown-John was born in Cambridge, England. She played this character in the 1978 film “Grease.”

Opinion
• USA Today says the Rod Rosenstein saga shows the need for Congress to protect Robert Mueller.

• The Post says despite the MTA’s promises, it still doesn’t feel like the subways are getting better.

In the Blogs
• The McDonalds on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills is undergoing major construction.

• A new Kumon math and reading center has opened up in Flushing.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees (97-60) topped the Rays, 9-2. They face the Rays in Tampa again at 7:10 p.m.

• The Mets (73-84) fell to Atlanta, 7-3. They host the Braves for a 7:10 p.m. matchup.

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Q.E.D. Celebrates 4 Years of Laughs, Classes and Fun!  Sun Sept 30th 7pm Over 50 comedians telling one joke each w/ a karaoke party to follow. Drink specials & light snacks. RSVP. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria.
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Real Estate
• Jasper Venture Group is converting this vacant Forest Hills hospital into a 351-unit rental building.

• For Sale - Elmont - Detached, one family Cape renovated in 2012 has 3 BRs, 3 bath, full finished basement, private driveway, 1.5 car garage, private yard.  Asking $538,000. Lou Pastorini @ Coldwell Banker Phillips 718-326-3900 ext 111

• For Sale – Little Neck - 1 family detached Ranch has 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, finished basement, detached garage, private driveway.  Excellent school district.  Asking $948,000  O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Floral Park – A four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,250-square-foot house at 80-51 266th Street for $938,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Arby’s owner, Inspire Brands, is buying drive-in chain Sonic for $1.57 billion in cash.

• Meanwhile, fashion company Michael Kors has agreed to buy Versace for $2.2 billion.

Events
Flushing – 10 a.m. – City to kick off borough push to help MWBEs win contracts. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Ave.

Glendale – 11 a.m. – Plaque dedication and street co-naming for Firefighter William Tolley. 66th Pl. and Myrtle Ave.

Kew Gardens – 6 p.m. – Public meeting to solicit input on closing of Rikers Island. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Woodside – 6 p.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce hosts event on steps to home ownership. 60-20 Woodside Ave.

Flushing – 6 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo, residents rally in support of legislation prohibiting sidewalk obstructions and street vending in Downtown Flushing. 133-47 Sanford Ave.

Jamaica - 7 to 9 p.m. – Swim Strong Foundation celebrates Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play 2018. Jamaica H/S, 168-01 Gothic Dr.

Flushing – 8 p.m. – Community Board 7 quarterly meeting on Willets Points redevelopment. 33-23 Union St.

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September 27th, 2018 at 1:11 pm

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