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Tuesday, November 19

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 52 degrees.

Top Stories
• Congress is racing to pass a temporary funding bill before the deadline for government shutdown Thursday.

• Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest is at its highest rate in more than a decade.

• The Taliban released two hostages, one American and one Australian, who were held for more than three years.

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Free Legal Clinic – Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project  Tues Nov 19th 5:30-7:30pm  Sign up for a free 30-minute appointment with a pro-bono attorney to discuss pressing legal issues.  Call the QEDC office to make an appt  718-263-0546.  The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, LIC
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Queens News
• Police are searching for the suspect in a fatal stabbing that occurred in South Jamaica.

• The remains of a WWII pilot killed in battle oversees were finally returned to his home in Queens.

• Tenants of an apartment building in Far Rockaway are taking the property owners to court over claims of unsafe living conditions.

Politics
• The U.S. shifted its position on the legality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, no longer declaring them inconsistent with international law.

• The House of Representatives is looking into whether President Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller in his written statements during the earlier Russia investigation.

Entertainment
• Chick-fil-A announced it will cease making the donations to organizations that have angered LGBTQ activists for a long time.

Entertainment Tonight published a complete timeline of the ongoing feud between Taylor Swift and music executive Scooter Braun.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975 this film about a group of patients at a mental institution debuts and goes on to become the first film in four decades to win in all five Academy Award categories.

• In 1983 movie actor Adam Driver is born in San Diego, CA.  After 9/11, he created a non-profit organization called Arts in the Armed Forces, which puts on shows for the military.

Opinion
• In a piece for The New York Times, Senator- and presidential hopeful- Corey Booker writes about the dangers of being dogmatic when it comes to public charter schools.

• A Daily News writer poses that former Mayor Bloomberg’s apology for stop-and-frisk is a strategy for the politician to obtain black votes for his presidential campaign.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria is letting you know four ways to give back to the community this holiday season.

• A study released by Renthop indicates Middle Village as the neighborhood with the most dog poop complaints in NYC.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (4-10) beat out the Cleveland Cavaliers, 123 to 105.

• The Nets (5-8) fell to the Indiana Pacers, 86 to 115.

• The Islanders (14-3-1) head to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins at 7 p.m.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Drive  Help us reach our goal to bring Thanksgiving to seniors in your community by donating a 16-18 lb frozen turkey by Mon Nov 25th.  Drop off at Assemblyman David Weprin’s office: 185-06 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows between 10m – 4pm.
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Real Estate
• The former location Korean supermarket Assi Plaza in Flushing will soon be home to residential mega-development.

• For Sale – 61-88 Dry Harbor Road #5C, Middle Village – 2 BR, 1 bath co-op roofers spacious LR, kitchen/dinette area, pet friendly w/ attractive outdoor space. Close to shopping, transportation and Juniper Park. $379,000. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Woodhaven – Renovated 2 BR, 1 bath apt features LR, EIK w/ SS appliances, 1 full bath, hardwood flooring.  Heat/water included, ample street parking.  $1,990/month. Carollo Rentals. 718-747-7747

• Sold – Corona - A six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,000 square-foot multi-family home at 515 E 7th St. for $900,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple released iOS 13.2.3, an update that should address issues users were having with the previous version.

• NASA added five new companies to the list of vendors cleared to bid on contracts for its Commercial Lunar Payload Services program.

Events
•. Astoria – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – LIC Summit: Inspiring Innovation.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue

• Kew Gardens – 9:30 a.m. – Queens Borough Cabinet hears presentation on snow removal plan and QEDC. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

•. Flushing – 10 a.m. – A Better Way to LGA news conference.  World’s Fair Marina Park, 1 Marina Rd.

•. Flushing – 11:30 a.m. – Asian American Foundation holiday event.  AAF’s Office, 37-17 Union St.

Rockaway Park - 1:45 p.m. – Asset Preservation Workshop.  Seaside Library, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

LIC – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Free Legal Clinic – Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project.  The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street

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

Astoria – 8 p.m. –  Astoria Drink & Draw.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

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November 19th, 2019 at 9:16 am

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