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Thursday, April 11

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 66.

Top Stories
• Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London after the Ecuadorian embassy pulled his international immunity.

• The kids of a murdered Staten Island teacher rode in a car with her remains as their dad and his girlfriend drove to hide the remains.

• A Y2K-like bug knocked out the city’s troubled wireless system, affecting taskslike monitoring traffic lights, reading license plates and reading water meters.

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Queens News
• A black van with a DOT placard on its dash has been parked in the same spot in Glendale for nearly a year, angering residents.

• The mother of the man convicted for killing Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano says her son was set up.

• A Queens woman has pleaded guilty to animal abuse in the death of a urine-soaked pet terrier who was two weak to even eat.

Politics
• A city councilman is taking aim at the detox tea industry endorsed by celebrities after the family member of a staffer died from drinking them.

• The city’s district attorneys say that the state’s new cash bail reforms will put dangerous thugs back on the streets.

Entertainment
• “Full House” star Lori Loughlin is “freaking out” now that she realizes she might go to jail over the college admissions scandal. She could get 40 years.

• SEE IT: Disney has released the first full trailer of its new live-action remake of The Lion King.

Buzzing Back

• In 1976, rock singer Peter Frampton went to the top of the Billboard charts with this album.

• In 1987, actor Will Tudor is born in London. He is known for his portrayal of Olyvar on this HBO fantasy series.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star argues the state and city are deliberately ignoring safety concerns with Kosciuszko Bridge pedestrian and bike pathway.

• A guest columnist for the Queens Examiner writes that the city’s mature trees should be seen as an asset, not an obstacle to development.

In the Blogs
• A new poll shows that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is viewed favorably by most voters in her district.

• The team behind Gastroteca Astoria and Astoria Provisions have opened Astoria’s best pizza shop. It’s called Best Pizza Shop.

Trending in New York
Julian Assange
Wikileaks
#NationalPetDay
#ThursdayThoughts
#WGAStaffingBoost

Scoreboard
• The Mets (7-4) topped the Twins 9-6. The team head to Atlanta tonight to start a four-game series with the Braves. First pitch is at 7:20 p.m.

• The Yankees (5-7) fell to the Astros, 8-6. New York is off tonight before starting a weekend series with the White Sox in the Bronx.

• The Islanders won the first game of their playoff series with the Penguins, 4-3, in overtime

• The Nets (42-40) finish strong with a 113-94 win over the Heat. Brooklyn face the 76ers as the sixth seed in the NBA playoffs.

• The Knicks (17-65) officially finished the season with the worst record in franchise history after losing to the Pistons, 115-89.

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Real Estate
• The recently closed Shalimar Diner in Forest Hills can be yours for the low cost of $0.00…if you can move it!

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OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 14th 2:30-4pm  1824 Madison Street, Ridgewood- Extra-large 6 family w/ backyard & full basement. All 3 BR/1 bath units. Located in trendy section. $1,589,000. Capri Jet Realty (718) 388-2188

• Sold – Two-bed, two-bath, 1,500-square-foot apartment at 124-16 84th Roadin Kew Gardens for $548,000.

Style & Fashion
• These polo shirts for men will keep you looking handsome all summer long.

• Rent the Runway is now offering a service that will let you outfit your kids in the hottest designer styles.

Events
Kew Gardens - 10:30 a.m. – Borough President Land Use Hearing. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Flushing – 1 p.m. – Assemblyman Ron Kim and advocates push for ranked-choice-voting. Queens Library 41-17 Main St.

• East Elmhurst – 3:30 p.m. – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul gives presentation on fFY2020 State Budget. Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

• Jamaica - 4 p.m. – ARK Pet Oasis National Pet Day Celebration. JFK Terminal 4, Departures Area

• Maspeth – 5:30 p.m. – State Senator Joseph Addabbo hosts mobile office hours. Queens Library, 69-70 Grand Ave.

• Kew Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – State senators host forum on diversity in specialized high schools. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th S.

Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Thursday Night Jazz Series: Abdulrahman Amer. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP General Membership Meeting. Saint Pancras School, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

Written by QTadmin

April 11th, 2019 at 9:17 am

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