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Monday, August 20

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 78 degrees.

Top Stories
• On Sunday, Catholics reacted to the latest report accusing more than 300 Catholic priests of abuse in Pennsylvania dioceses.

• Michael Cohen is being investigated for loans in excess of $20 million.

• Long Island residents are angry over an upcoming NRA fundraiser at The Inn at New Hyde Park.

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Queens News
• An off-duty FDNY EMT was killed in a motorcycle crash along Utopia Parkway late Sunday.

• The Queens man who faced deportation after trying to save his family’s doghas received a stay of deportation.

• A seven-car wreck on the Van Wyck Expressway left five hospitalized and one dead on Saturday.

Politics
• State Senate candidate Slawomir Platta is trying to launch the “No Homeless Shelter Party” to protest the mayor’s plans for shelters in Queens.

• A White House speechwriter was fired after revelations that he spoke at a conference attended by well-known white nationalists.

Entertainment
• “Crazy Rich Asians” exceeded expectations, earning $34 million in five days, while Kevin Spacey’s new film earned just $126 on its opening day.

Weekend Box Office
Crazy Rich Asians: $25.2 million
The Meg: $21.2 million
Mile 22: $13.6 million
Mission: Impossible – Fallout: $10.5 million
Disney’s Christopher Robin: $8.9 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1966 14,000 fans crowded into the Forest Hills Music Festival in Queens to hear The Supremes, Stevie Wonder and The Temptations.

• In 1992 pop singer Demi Lovato is born in Albuquerque, NM.  We all wish her well on her road to recovery.

Opinion
• The Post argued that Park Slope is Mayor de Blasio’s ground zero for quotas on city schools.

• The Times is throwing their support behind Zephyr Teachout for Attorney General for the Democrats.

In the Blogs
• The Forest Hills Asian Association teamed up with Cinemart Cinemas and Aigner Chocolates to promote the release of the film “Crazy Rich Asians.”

• A Parks Department worker was arrested for throwing a chair at his colleague in Woodside.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees (78-46) outscored the Toronto Blue Jays, 10-2.

• The Mets (54-69) beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-2, in the Little League Classic.• The Staten Island team is one step closer to the title for the Little League World Series.

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Movies on the Waterfront: Black Panther  Mon Aug 20th  Sundown   Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & the pool.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a hotel at 97-18 Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica.

• For Sale – 137-46A 68th Drive, Kew Gardens – 2BR in Hyde Park Apartments w/ low maintenance of $888 includes all utilities.  Renovated EIK & bath, 5 closets & large walk-in closet, 24 hr security, on-site laundry & storage facility.  Windows in every room.   Asking $299,000  [email protected]

• For Sale - Maspeth - Located in Ridgewood Gardens.  2BR, kitchen, DR, LR, bath.  Great closet space, new laundry room in bldg, outside play ground.  Asking $329,000 The “A” Team. Joe – 917-952-2156 or Jackie 917-952-2792.O’Kane Realty.

• Sold – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,050-square-foot co-op at 67-35 Yellowstone Blvd. for $505,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday at 11:56 p.m., police responded to a report of a man shot at Saint John’s Hospital.  Upon arrival, officers learned that the 28-year-old  was dropped off at the hospital by private conveyance where he was pronounced deceased.  There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
Bayside – 10:30 a.m. – A rally to speak out about the NYS Senate GOP/IDC’s refusal to fund public schools through the Campaign for Fiscal Equity. PS 159, 205-01 33rd Ave.

• Jamaica – 1 p.m. – Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott welcomes Assemblywoman Vivian Cook to the Baisley Park Library to thank her for her $75,000 allocation to the branch. 117-11 Sutphin Blvd.

Howard Beach – 3:30 p.m. – Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato presents the Howard Beach Library  with $100,000 in funding. 92-06 156th Ave.

Astoria – Sundown – Movies on the Waterfront: Black Panther.  Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge and pool.

Written by QTadmin

August 20th, 2018 at 9:55 am

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