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Wednesday, December 5

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 39 degrees.

Top Stories
• Special counsel Robert Mueller is not seeking jail time for former national security adviser Michael Flynn due to his “substantial assistance” with several ongoing investigations.

• A missing Florida woman’s body was identified in Costa Rica and a 32-year-old local man was arrested for her murder.

• The federal government will pause today to honor former President George H.W. Bush.

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Pitchfest Pitch Night  Thurs Dec 6th 5-8pm  Teams showcase and pitch their ideas to a panel of established entrepreneurs/industry leaders for seed capital & have an opportunity to turn their ideas into reality.  Click here to RSVP.  Queens College Rosenthal Library 230, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• A fire broke out on the roof of P.S. 132 in Laurelton on Tuesday.

• Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is running for district attorney on the ‘hard on hate’ criminal justice reform platform.

• A Brooklyn lawmaker slammed the $2.7 billion BQX streetcar plan.

Politics
• Amazon has hired a powerhouse consulting firm that has close ties to Governor Cuomo and top Democrats.

• Will Joe Biden run for President? He won’t decide until early 2019.

Entertainment
• Comedian Kevin Hart will host the 2019 Oscars.

• Actress Priyanka Chopra and singer Nick Jonas shared a few snaps from their elaborate wedding.

Buzzing Back

• In 1933 the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified bringing an end to the prohibition of alcohol.

• In 1901 entrepreneur Walt Disney is born in Chicago, IL.  In 1923, he founded the Walt Disney Company and in 1928 debuted this iconic character.

Opinion
• The Washington Post is standing by Google employees that are against Project Dragonfly, the company’s development of a censored search engine for the Chinese market.

• The Post argues that the Landmarks Preservation Commission should leave the Strand alone.

In the Blogs
• A new bill proposal aims to reduce building emissions by 2030.

• A new barbershop is opening on 37th Ave. this weekend.

Trending in New York
• Flynn
• Tom Wilson
• Saoirse Ronan
• Cardi
• Philip Bosco

Scoreboard
• The Nets (8-17) face the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (13-10-3) fell to the Winnipeg Jets, 3-1.

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Pet Photos with Santa Sun Dec 9th 11am-2pm  Domestic, well-behaved only. Please bring proof of current vaccinations. Pets must be leashed or crated when transported through the mall.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd, Rego Park
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Real Estate
• State Senator Michael Gianaris wants to crack down on insider dealing in real estate following the Amazon deal.

• For Sale – Glendale – Unique 1 family house in excellent condition! LR, FDR, kitchen on main level, 3 BRs and full bath upstairs. Full finished basement, nice yard, driveway & 1 car garage.  $698,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• For Sale – Maspeth – One family brick handyman special has 3 BRs, one full bath, full basement, community driveway.  Lots of potential.  $725,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold - South Ozone Park – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,300-square-foot home at 11702 Sutter Ave. for $495,000. Zillow

Business News
• Bitcoin prices have plummeted nearly 70% so far this year.

• David Levy, president of media giant Turner, said content is still king but the TV industry needs to evolve.

Events

 Long Island City – 5:30 p.m. – Queens subway riders to rally for ‘Fair Funding, No Fare Hike.’ Queens Plaza,  E/M/R subway station, eastbound platform toward Forest Hills and Jamaica

Written by QTadmin

December 5th, 2018 at 1:07 pm

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