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Tuesday, June 18

Weather
• Rain with a high of 71 degrees.

Top Stories
• Hong Kong’s leader makes a public apology for the extradition bill, but says she will not resign.

• A millionaire in DC was sentenced to nine years in prison after a man died while building tunnels underneath his house.

• Dominican prosecutors have identified a fugitive who paid for the killing of former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz.

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The Lumineers  Sat June 22nd 5pm  With The Revivalists, Sharon Van Etten and Catfish & The Bottlemen.  $59.50 – $99.50   Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills
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Queens News
• A man was arrested at JFK Airport for smuggling in 24 live songbirds trapped in plastic hair curlers.

• A recent report shows that Queens residents wait the longest for paramedics to show up.

• Tiffany Cabán has raised over $233,000 in the last threes weeks for the Queens DA race.

Politics
• Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the Green Light Bill granting undocumented immigrants access to New York driver’s licenses.

• Amid tensions with Iran, the US is sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East.

Entertainment
• Cara Delevingne opens up about dating Ashley Benson

C Glizzy, a rapper with ties to the slain XXXTentacion, was shot in the head in Florida.

Buzzing Back

• In 1983, Sally Ride is the first American woman in space.

• In 1942, Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool. In June of 2018, he joined James Corden for “Carpool Karaoke”.  Watch it here.

Opinion
• The Post says despite being born in the top 1 percent, Gloria Vanderbilt was a true New York great who overcame obstacles, including a bitter childhood.

• CNN says Africa is doing better on LGBTQ rights than you think after Botswana’s High Court ruled in favor of LGBTQ rights.

In the Blogs
• Sunnyside’s Celtic Park Complex will have an open house this Saturday showing off 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

• Rumors are swirling that Robert De Niro’s real estate development company is looking to turn Astoria’s Steinway Factory lot into a film studio.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees (44-27) topped the Rays, 3-0. They meet again tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• The Mets (34-38) fell to the Atlanta Braves, 12-3. The Mets will look to get a win in Atlanta tonight at 7:20 p.m.

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Relay For Life of Middle Village  Sat June 22nd & Sun June 23rd 3pm  Opening Ceremony 4pm, Luminary Ceremony 10pm , Closing Ceremony 7am  Juniper Valley Park Running Tack, Middle Village
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Real Estate
• A vacant lot for sale in Elmhurst is home to an African-American burial ground.

• For Sale – 50-52 44th Street, Woodside – Two family home vacant on title offers 5 BRs, 2 bath, 2 car garage.  $1.199M. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Middle Village – Renovated apt features open concept LR/DR, EIK w/ SS appliances, 1 BR, 1 full bath.  $1,500/mo. Carollo Rentals 917-780-6142

• Sold – Middle Village – A 9-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,376-square-foot multi-family home located at 62-44 62nd Rd. sold for $915,000. Zillow. 

Technology
• Microsoft is adding its To-Do app to the Mac app store with core features including working offline, sharing lists and the ability to create and manage tasks.

• J.P. Morgan is rumored to be working on a secretive digital banking project out of London.

Events
Kew Gardens – 9:30 a.m. – Borough Board Meeting. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Flushing – 10 a.m. – TWN Su-Casa Senior Film Screening. Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center, 34-30 137th St.

• Sunnyside – 5 p.m. – Girl Scout Troops, 4222, 4182 and 4547 hold Get Out the Vote event for Queens DA race. Bliss Plaza, 46th St. & Queens Blvd.

Forest Hills – 6 p.m. – Celebrate Jerusalem Concert. Macdonald Park, Queens Blvd. & 70th Ave.

• Kew Gardens – 6 p.m. – NYC Commission on Gender Equity hosts summit. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting. Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.

• Jackson Heights – 6:30 p.m. – Bangladeshi New Yorkers endorse Tiffany Caban for Queens DA. 72-24 Broadway, 4th Floor

Jamaica – 7 p.m. – Community Board 8 Parks Committee Meeting. District Office, 197-15 Hillside Ave.

• Middle Village – 7 p.m. – District 24 Community Education Council Meeting. PS/IS 87, 67-54 80th St.

Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 7 Committee Meeting. Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.

• Ridgewood – 7:30 p.m. – 104th Precinct Community Council Meeting. 104th Precinct, 64-02 Catalpa Ave.

Written by QTadmin

June 18th, 2019 at 9:03 am

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