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Monday, December 3

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 54 degrees.

Top Stories
• George H.W. Bush’s casket will be flown to Washington D.C. on Air Force One ahead of three days of tribute.

• The Pentagon believes Vladimir Putin tried to meddle in the midterm elections.

• A tourist couple who lost their wedding ring down a Times Square grate will be reunited with the diamond.

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Queens News
• A hammer-wielding man assaulted a masseuse in Flushing after she refused him sexual favors.

• A police officer shot at but missed a man armed with a knife outside an Ozone Park deli.

• Anti-Amazon vandals scrawled “Scamazon” inside a Long Island City building.

Politics
• Three former presidents honored George H.W. Bush in a candid “60 Minutes” segment.

• Andrew Cuomo was elected the top Democrat on the National Governors Association.

Entertainment
• Take a look inside Priyanka Copra and Nick Jonas’ three-day weddingcelebration.

Weekend Box Office
• Ralph Breaks the Internet: $25.7 million
• Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018): $17 million
• Creed II: $16.8 million
• Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: $11 million
• Bohemian Rhapsody: $8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1979, 11 people were killed in a stampede outside a Who concert in Cincinnati.

• In 1960, actress Julianne Moore was born in Fort Bragg, NC. She received an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress in this 2014 film.

Opinion
• USA Today says George H.W. Bush was not only a great American and a class act, but an underrated president.

• The Times says a special committee should recommend no pay raise for New York state lawmakers.

In the Blogs
• A Maspeth resident has brought up complaints about a garbage problem near PS 153.

• Bid farewell to 2018 at this restaurant at Kaufman Astoria Studios.

Trending in New York
• Steelers
• Victoria
• #LifeSize2
• Halsey
• Adriana

Scoreboard
• The Giants (4-8) topped the Chicago Bears in overtime, 30-27.

• The Jets (3-9) blew a large lead against the Tennessee Titans, 26-22.

• The Rangers (13-12-3) fell to the Winnipeg Jets in a shootout, 4-3.

• The Knicks (8-16) host the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (8-16) are home against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (7-0) beat Georgia Tech, 76-73.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (4-3) hosts St. Joseph’s Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

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Real Estate
• A Miami-based real estate lender has closed on his first deal for a 20-unit apartment in Astoria.

• For Sale – Forest Hills – One family brick home features 3 BRs, 1/2 bath on 1st flr, back terrace with Electric awning, gas heat, garage, PS 144.  $878,000. Lou Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips 917-797-7567

• For Rent – Glendale – 1 BR apt w/ office space, LR/DR, EIK, 1 full bath.  Heat & hot water included.  Hardwood flooring throughout. Close to all.  $1,800/month.  ID # 1327924. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

• Sold – Floral Park – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,368-square-foot house at 262-12 83rd Avenue for $735,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday afternoon, inside the Jamaica-179 St station, a booth clerk opened the door for another MTA employee when an unidentified man approached from behind. The suspect pushed the employees inside, trying to pull the door open. The MTA workers slammed the door shut, prompting the man to take out his gun and threaten the employees. After the workers refused, the suspect fled the scene.

• On Saturday, 29-year-old school safety agent Sheira Thornton was arrested and charged with assault and harassment within the confines of the 103rd Precinct.

Events
• LIC – 11 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer cuts ribbon to celebrate opening of new basketball court and playground at Queensbridge South. 10th St. and Vernon Blvd.

• LIC – 3 p.m. – School Construction Authority, elected officials host groundbreaking for new Academy of American Studies. 28-01 41st Ave.

• Glendale – 6 to 9 p.m. – Pet Photos with Santa.  Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave.

• LIC – 6 p.m. – 11th annual Hunters Point Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony. Vernon Mall, 50th Ave. and Vernon Blvd.

• Bayside – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 11 monthly meeting. MS 158, 46-35 Oceania St.

• Queens Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 13 Land Use Committee Meeting. 219-41 Jamaica Ave.

Written by QTadmin

December 3rd, 2018 at 1:11 pm

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