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Tuesday, May 14

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 52 degrees.

Top Stories
• Saudi Arabia says oil infrastructure sites have been attacking, at least one with a drone, amid tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

• U.S. officials have listed over $300 billion more of Chinese goods that will possibly face higher tariffs.

• Activists who have been protesting at the Venezuela Embassy in Washington for over a month have been served an eviction notice.

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Oratorio Society of Queens Annual Spring Concert  Sun May 19th 4pm   Celebrate the miracle of Mozart with his sublime “Requiem” and thrill to Vivaldi’s “Gloria”.  $10-$40 or call 718-279-3006.  Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 110-06 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills
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Queens News
• Flushing Yeshiva is the first school in Queens to be closed over a measles outbreak.

• A Queens woman has been convicted of strangling her nine-year-old stepdaughter in a bathtub over two years after the incident occurred.

• Police are looking for the guardian of a child who sent him to steal a package from a stoop in Ozone Park.

Politics
• With Joe Biden’s recent presidential announcement, many say its campaign reset season for those candidates in danger of falling behind in the race.

• Governor Steve Bullock of Montana has announced that he is running for president.

Entertainment
Issa Rae and Hasan Minhaj are two of the winners at last night’s 23rd annual Webby Awards.

“Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel claimed the show doesn’t always accurately portray reality in a custody battle yesterday.

Buzzing Back

• In 1998. legendary singer Frank Sinatra dies at the age of 82.

• In 1944, George Lucas is born in Modesto, California. Known for this science fiction franchise, he first received acclaim for this 1973 “coming of age” movie.

Opinion
• The Post says Harvard scarified a dean over protests for agreeing to be the lawyer for Harvey Weinstein.

• The Times says that as Baltimore faces a murder crisis, plainclothes cops are also bad guys with guns.

In the Blogs
• Sunnyside’s P.S. 150 to get hydroponics science lab thanks to residents who voted to spend $200,000 on the project.

• Cakes by Nerwan, Toast & Roast and Steinway & Sons are among Astoria businesses looking to hire.

Trending in New York
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (19-20) will take the field against the Washington Nationals tonight at 7:05.

• The Yankees (24-16) game against the Baltimore Orioles was postponed. They’ll try again tonight at 6:35 p.m.

• The NBA Draft Lottery is tonight, and Knicks fans are hoping for a bit of good news.

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Forgotten NY Tour: Long Island City, Queens  Sun May 19th  12-2:30pm A lot of change has occurred in Hunters Point of late, and we will take a look at some of the changes.  $20  Meet at center mall, Vernon Blvd & 50th Ave, LIC
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Real Estate
• Flushing and Jackson Heights saw the largest monthly rent increases in April as prices in Rego Park and Forest Hills dropped.

• For Rent – Flushing – Apt for rent in private home has 2 BRs, 1 bath, LR/DR, kitchen. Heat/water included.   $2,000 month. Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

• For Sale – 59-23 59th Road, Maspeth – Detached one family on 24×150 lot. 1st flr has laundry room, 1/2 bath, access to deck.  2nd flr has 3 BRs, full bath, access to finished stand-up attic. $759,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Queens Village – A 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,320-square-foot one-family home located at 89-62 215th Pl. sold for $656,000.

Technology
• Facebook may soon agree to 20 years of oversight of its privacy policies to the US government.

• Walmart now offers next day shipping through their website, similar to Amazon Prime. 

Events
Kew Gardens - 11 a.m. – Advocates rally to provide more support for kids in foster care. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Rockaway – 1 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio announces beach will reopen in time for summer. Rockaway Boardwalk, Beach 94th St.

Jackson Heights - 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Key to the City Community Resource Event. P.S. 69, 77-02 37th Ave.

• LIC - 5:30 p.m. – Grand opening celebration for new hotel. Microtel Inn & Suites, 29-12 40th Ave.

Long Island City - 6 to 8 p.m. – Privacy for Small Businesses course. The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th St.

Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Rochdale Village Academy Summer Camp Open House. Rochdale Village Community Center, 169-65 137th Ave.

Corona - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 4 Monthly Meeting. VFW Post #150, 51-11 108th St.

Kew Gardens – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 213

Written by QTadmin

May 14th, 2019 at 9:06 am

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