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Tuesday, April 23

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 72 degrees.

Top Stories
• If Congress does not act soon, Social Security won’t be able to pay out full benefits by 2035.

• Myanmar’s Supreme Court rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists, upholding their 7 year prison sentence for reporting on their crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

• Sri Lanka’s minister of defense says that the Easter terror attacks were a response to the shooting massacre in the New Zealand mosques last month.

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Writing Workshop Competition for Young Adults – Part of the Maspeth Book Festival!  – Open to students in 9th-12th grades.  Accepting completed short stories (700-1400 words) in Word or rtf document, double-spaced with the students name on it . Deadline is Fri May 9th. Send submission to: [email protected] with “MBF Writing Competition” in the subject line.
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Queens News
• Sentencing is set for Chanel Lewis in the murder case of Karina Vetrano after the original sentencing was postponed due to speculated juror misconduct.

• A car was engulfed in flames on Main Street in Flushing yesterday.

• Four shootings last Tuesday, including one in Jamaica and another in Long Island City, shows the difficulty cracking down on gun violence.

Politics
• The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over the controversial citizenship question on the 2020 census.

• Nancy Pelosi urges against impeachment as Democrats are pushing to go forward with the process.

Entertainment
• Fans have started using the #FreeBritney hashtag after speculation that Britney Spears is being held in treatment against her will.

Rapper YNW Melly faces the death penalty for the murder of two of his friends last year as police find financial gain as his motive.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, Sirhan Sirhan is sentenced to death in the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

• In 1936, singer Roy Orbison is born in Vernon, Texas. In the 1980’s he joined this super group.

Opinion
• The Post says that the impeachment of Trump gives way to Democrat’s fantasy after shock over his 2016 win.

• The Times says that Mueller found the most resistance to Trump in his own subordinates as they blocked all of his attempts to halt the investigation.

In the Blogs
• Long Island City’s Noguchi Museum is set to undergo a major expansion, including a sculptor’s studio.

• Police have released photos of the shooter who shot a worker at a pharmacy at Skillman Avenue.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (12-10) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-1. They meet again at Citi Field today at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (12-10) beat the Los Angeles Angels, 4-3. Tonight’s game between the two teams starts at 10:07 p.m.

• The Nets look to keep their playoff hopes alive, down 3-1 to the 76ers. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

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Rita Rudner with Special Guest Sal Richards  Sun Apr 28th 3pm   Comedian Rita Rudner holds the title for the “longest running solo comedy show in Las Vegas” and Sal Richards was voted the “entertainment industry’s hottest comic”. $40-$50  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside
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Real Estate
• The latest census data shows that people are fleeing Queens more than any other borough.

• For Sale – 109-23 71st Road, #1H, Forest Hills – Spacious 1 BR, 1 bath co-op features LR, DR, efficiency kitchen, full bath.  Currently being used as a Dr’s office, kitchen must be installed by professional.  $309,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• For Sale – 270-10 Grand Central Pkwy, #7R, Floral Park – One BR co-op has hardwood floors, walk-thru kitchen, open concept dining/living space, balcony, renovated bath, indoor shopping concourse.  $250,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold – Sold – Richmond Hill – A 7-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3,000-square-foot single family home located at 91-15 116th St. sold for $765,000.que

Technology
• Samsung is recalling their Galaxy Fold after problems arose with its foldable screen.

• Apple’s 5th generation Apple Watch is expected to integrate sleep tracking and may possibly come at a lower price.

Events
Douglaston – 11 a.m. – Tuesday Morning Music Club’s Young Artist Competition.  Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway

Corona – Noon to 4 p.m. – Sustainable Spring Break.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

Woodhaven – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Kids Week: Insect Exploration.  Forest Park Visitors Center, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive

Maspeth - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Crystal Wolfe: Author Talk/Book Signing. Maspeth Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Ave.

Flushing – 2 to 4 p.m. – Spring Break Activities for Kids. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

Middle Village – 7:15 to 9 p.m. – Boy Scout Troop 119 Meeting. St. Margaret’s Parish, 66-05 79th Pl.

Written by QTadmin

April 23rd, 2019 at 9:01 am

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