Queens Daily News Ticker

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Wednesday, December 6

Weather
• Cloudy skies early, but more sun in the afternoon. High of 48.

Top Stories
• Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics for doping, but its clean athletes can compete under a neutral flag.

• President Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital despite warningsthat the move could spark unrest.

• Donald Trump Jr. asked a Russian lawyer during the campaign for dirt on any illegal donations to the Clinton Foundation.

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Breakfast with Santa  Sun Dec 10th  9:30am-12:30pm  Hot breakfast buffet, games, raffles, pictures w/ Santa, crafts & more.  $12 Contact Kerri for tickets 917-502-3424.  Sacred Heart Catholic Academy, 84-05 78th Avenue, Glendale
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Queens News
• A tip led police to arrest an Elmhurst man who groped a straphanger on the 7 train last month.

• A fentanyl dealer who ran an operation in the Queensbridge Houses whined about his bottom line after a young mother overdosed.

• Queens Crossing in Flushing unveiled its annual holiday art attraction display.

Politics
• Embattled Congressman John Conyers announced his immediate retirement amid sexual misconduct claims, and endorsed his son to take his spot.

• City Council members grilled NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye in a hearing over falsified lead paint inspections.

Entertainment
• Netflix has fired actor Danny Masterson from The Ranch amid allegations of sexual assault.

• Singer John Mayer was hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969 The Altamont Festival brings the 1960s to a violent end. See thedocumentary of the Stones’ tour, with much of the focus on the tragic events at Altamont.

• In 1956 heavy metal guitarist Randy Rhoads is born in Santa Monica, California. This song is the most known of Randy Rhoads’ discography.

Opinion
• The Daily News says John Conyers’s resignation should set the standard for what happens to Washington’s harassers.

• The Post says the latest revelations about an anti-Trump FBI agent makes the collusion probe look like a partisan hit.

In the Blogs
• A student from John Bowne High School was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar.

• A Queens state senator is hosting a toy drive for children in need.

Trending in New York
• Steve Bannon
• Garden
• Adams
• Cobb
• Syracuse

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (15-10-2) beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3.

• The Islanders (16-9-2) fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 6-2.

• The Knicks (11-12) host the Memphis Grizzles at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (8-1) topped Grand Canyon, 68-60.

• A new streak begins! Eli Manning will start for the New York Giants again.

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LIC Partnership Annual Meeting & Legislative Breakfast  Fri Dec 8th 8-10am  Hear from our local, city, and state elected officials share their insights on the current legislative landscape with community and business leaders.  $50  LIC Conference Center, 41-21 27th Street, LIC
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Real Estate
• Real estate experts in Long Island City aren’t concerned about oversupply for office space.

• For Sale – Woodhaven – 2 BR (Junior 4) in great Forest Park co-op close to transportation, park and recreation areas.  Asking $229,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Sale - Astoria – Semi detached 4 family brick exceptionally well maintained. Two 2BR apts, Two 1BR apts, large finished basement, 2 car garage.  Near all.  Asking $2,200,000  Landmark International Realty  718-898-8300

• Sold – LIC – A nine-bedroom, six-bathroom, 2,767-square-foot house at 34-07 41st Street for $1.875 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Disney is closing in on a deal to buy 21st Century Fox’s TV business.

• Regal Cinema has agreed to be bought by the UK’s Cineworld for $3.6 billion.

Events
• Flushing – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Coat Drive. Sisterhood of Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike.

• LIC – Noon – City health officials open new GetCoveredNYC health insurance enrollment center. 25-05 Queens Plaza North.

• LIC – 5:30 p.m. – New York City Commission on Human Rights holds public hearing on sexual harassment in the workplace. CUNY Law School, 2 Court Sq.

 LIC – 6:45 p.m. – New York Irish Center Christmas Show. 1040 Jackson Ave.

• Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Jack of Clubs – A 60s/70s Tribute Band. Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

December 6th, 2017 at 9:38 am

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