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Thursday, October 12
Alternate side parking is suspended for Shemini Atzereth. Meters rules are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with a slight chance of rain and a high of 66 degrees.

Top Stories
• Mandalay Bay staffers didn’t immediately call the cops after a security guardwas shot by mass murderer Stephen Paddock.

• Just don’t call them Scout-ettes! The Boy Scouts have decided to admit girls into their ranks and allow them to reach the rank of Eagle Scout.

• The death toll has risen to 23 and more than 100 are missing as massive wildfires continue to rip through California’s wine country.

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Wine & Chocolate Pairing  Sun Oct 15th 1-3:15pm Guided tasting pairing exceptional artisan chocolates from around the world with delicious wine. Adults 21+. $40. Register by visiting www.alleypond.com.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston.
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Queens News
• Advocates are pushing for separate bike and pedestrian lanes on the Queensboro Bridge.

• Residents say Select Bus Service-related construction in Ozone Park is causing nightmare commutes.

• Two brothers in Flushing were arrested after raids at their apartment and upstate storage facility netted $150,000 and 10,000 pills.

Politics
• After a narrow defeat in the Democratic Primary, Paul Graziano will again challenge Paul Vallone, this time in November’s general election.

• A GOP senator slammed President Donald Trump for his attacks on the press after his fascist-like threat to use the federal government to shut down NBC.

Entertainment
 Taylor Swift announced a new entertainment and social media app for fans.

• Rapper Eminem released a Trump-bashing freestyle. 

Buzzing Back

• In 1810, Oktoberfest is officially created.

• In 1968, actor Hugh Jackman is born in Sydney, Australia.

Opinion
• The executive director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce explains why Amazon needs Queens.

• The Post says Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “upstate Hollywood” plan is just the latest of his – massively expensive – failures.

In the Blogs
• Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley endorsed Mike Scala in the District 32 council race. 

• Assemblyman Edward Braunstein is hosting his annual Halloween essay and drawing contest. 

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees are moving on! The Bronx Bombers overcame a 2-0 series deficit, topping the Indians, 5-2, to advance in the MLB playoffs.

• The Islanders (1-2-1) fell to the Anaheim Ducks, 3-2.

• The Nets fell to the 76ers, 133-114, in the last preseason game of the year.

• The Rangers (1-3) are in Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks are taking on the Wizards in a pre-season matchup at 7:30 p.m.

• The Eagles and the Panthers are facing-off in Thursday Night Football on NBC at 8:25 p.m.

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Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch  Sun Oct 15th  11am-5pm  Live music, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting, tours, composting demonstrations and craft and food vendors, beer and wine tent and Pumpkin Patch.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing.
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Real Estate
• New condo inventory is on the rise in Queens.

• OPEN HOUSE – Thurs Oct 12th 4-6pm  80-31 Margaret Place, Glendale Beautiful 1 family home features wood floors throughout porch, LR, FDR, Kitchen and half bath on mail level, 3 BRs and full bath upstairs. Full basement, driveway, carport and yard. Asking $739,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 14th 12-3pm  1736 Starr Street, Ridgewood – A Must See.  Beautiful one family home, move in ready. Formal DR, 3 BR, LR, new kitchen, granite-stainless, new baths, full finished basement, ceramic and wood floors throughout, grand entry w/ terra-cotta roof tiles. Asking $948,888  The “A” Team  917-952-2156 or 917-952-2797.

• Sold – Forest Hills – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment on Dartmouth Street for $298,000. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
• Taco Bell and Forever 21 teamed up for a tasty collaboration. 

• Boilersuits are the new power suits according to Vogue.

Events
• Astoria – 9 a.m. – Ribbon-cutting for mental health center. Goodwill Integrated Health & Wellness Center, 4-21 27th Ave.

• Jamaica – 9 a.m. – Community leaders protest influx of junkyards. 154-20 Tuskagee Airmen Way

• LIC – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Independent Charter School Symposium. Ravel Hotel, 8-08 Queens Plaza South

• Ozone Park – 11 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Farina visit workshop. Queens Explorers Elementary School, 90-07 101st Ave.

• East Elmhurst 11 a.m. – State Senator Jose Peralta announces capital improvement project. Lexington School for the Deaf, 25-26 75th St.

• Sunnyside – 2:30 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, community leaders demand traffic light at busy intersection. 42nd St. and 47th Ave.

• Flushing – 3 p.m. – Restaurant workers, Flushing Workers Center announce complaint issued by National Labor Relations Board. New Shi Lin Xiang, 135-32 40th Rd.

• Springfield Gardens – 4 p.m. – New York Knicks to donate new sports court to family homeless shelter. Saratoga Family Inn, 175-15 Rockaway Blvd.

• Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association Meeting. St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22 44th St.

• LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th St.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP Monthly Meeting. Saint Pancras School, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

• Jackson Heights 8:40 p.m. – Mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis visits North Queens Homeowners Association. Lexington School for the Deaf, 25-26 75th St.

• Bellerose Manor 8:40 p.m. – Malliotakis visits Queens County Civic Association. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 246-55 87th Ave.

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October 12th, 2017 at 4:01 pm

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