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Tuesday, June 25

Weather
• Light rain showers with a high of 81 degrees.

Top Stories
• The government has removed most of the 300 migrant children from a remote Border Patrol station after poor conditions and bad treatment were exposed.

• An intense fight in a Bronx apartment left a father killed and his son is in custody.

• Rocco Morabito, an Italian mafia boss, has escaped an Uruguayan prison he was being held in for extradition to Italy.

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Juniper Park Live Music Festival  Tues June 25th  7pm  Featuring the Queens Symphony Orchestra “Tribute to America”.  Bring your own chair.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street & Juniper Blvd North, Middle Village
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Queens News
• A Queens Uber driver has been sentenced to three years for kidnapping his sleeping passenger.

• The LIRR’s program that provides $5 tickets to those who ride between Brooklyn and Queens has been extended for another year.

• A Queens pregnant mother of two is caught in an immigration tangle as she faces a rushed deportation deadline.

Politics
• House Democrats say they have found more of Trump’s political motivation for including the controversial citizenship question on the upcoming census.

• From lighter campaign schedules to studying their own records, here’s how the Democratic candidates are preparing for the upcoming debates.

Entertainment
• Recently released video footage relatied to the Jussie Smollett attack shows the actor wearing a noose around his neck while talking to police.

Michael Jackson’s estate and many more have paid tribute to the singer on the 10th anniversary of his death.

Buzzing Back

• In 2009, the King of Pop Michael Jackson dies at age 50.

• In 1956, Chef Anthony Bourdain is born in New York City. He was the chef and host of this food and culture TV show.

Opinion
• The Times says that after a year of the Supreme Court voting to uphold Trump’s travel ban, the situation looks even worse.

• The Post says that ten years after Michael Jackson’s death, his legacy and music are much more complicated.

In the Blogs
• From Katch Astoria to Mojave, here are 10 places to grab bottomless brunch in Astoria this summer.

• The Smells Like Summer Music Festival is coming back to Forest Park this Saturday for a fourth year.

Trending in New York
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#TheBachelorette
#TheInvestigation 
#NBAAwards 
#TheHillsNewBeginnings 

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (50-28) beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 10-8. They face the Blue Jays again tonight at 7:05 p.m..

• The Mets (37-42) fell to the Phillies, 13-7. They try again in Philadelphia tonight at 7:05 p.m.

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Screening of “Hairspray”  Sat June 29th & Sun June 30th 12pm  Musical comedy tells of Tracy Turnblad and her quest to be on an American Bandstand-type program. $15 Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
•  Mayor de Blasio says that the rumored real estate development on Rikers Island after the jail’s closure is not happening.

• For Sale – 144-52 The Boulevard, Malba – New brick construction offers 6 BRs, 6.5 bath, island kitchen, family room, DR, EIK, office, atrium, patio, in-ground pool.  $3.788M. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-894-8700

• For Rent – Middle Village – Renovated 1 BR, 1 bath apt features open concept layout LR/DR, EIK w/ SS appliances.  $1,500/month. Carollo Real Estate. 718-366-6636. ID #1349314

• Sold – Glendale – A three-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2,160-square-foot single-family home located at 83-19 Doran Ave. sold for $755,000. Realtor. 

Technology
• Hackers have tapped into at least ten cell networks, stealing years of call records to conduct surveillance on targeted individuals.

• The public beta for Apple’s iOS 13 software has dropped, with features including dark mode, a more in-depth photos app and faster downloading speeds.

Events
Queens - 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Polls are open across the borough for Queens District Attorney Democratic Primary.

LIC – 8 a.m. – LIC Partnership Business Breakfast. LIC Conference Center, Queensboro Room, 41-21 27th St.

• Jackson Heights – 8:15 a.m. – State Senator Jessica Ramos votes in Queens DA primary. Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st St.

• Astoria – 9 a.m. – State Senator Michael Gianaris votes in DA primary. PS 84, 22-45 41st St.

• Richmond Hill - 9 a.m. – Greg Lasak votes in Queens DA primary. PS 90, 86-50 109th St.

• Astoria – 9:30 a.m. – District attorney candidate Tiffany Caban votes. PS 122, 21-21 Ditmars Blvd.

• Queens Village – 9:30 a.m. – State Senator John Liu attends graduation ceremony. PS 135, 207-11 89th Ave.

• LIC – 10 a.m. – Gianaris announces funding for arts program. Hunters Point Community Middle School, 1-50 51st Ave.

Cambria Heights – 10 a.m. – Lasak visits with seniors. Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Center, 220-01 Linden Blvd.

• Forest Hills – 10:15 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz votes in Queens DA primary. PS 144, 93-02 69th Ave.

Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. – Liu attends graduation ceremony. PS 131, 165-65 48th Ave.

• Astoria – 10:45 a.m. – Ramos and Gianaris urge commuters to vote. Ditmars Blvd. Station

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Press conference to announce details of summer programming. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Hollis - 11:30 a.m. – Chancellor Richard Carranza and Councilman Daneek Miller visit students. PS 360, 199-10 112th Ave.

• Forest Hills – 1 p.m. – Lasak makes phone calls to undecided voters. Campaign Office, 116-10 Queens Blvd.

• Queens Village – 2:15 p.m – Katz visits with voters. PS 34, 104-12 Springfield Blvd.

• Jackson Heights – 6 p.m. – Ramos and state senators Luis Sepulveda and Julia Salazar canvas voters. Roosevelt Ave. Station

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• Jackson Heights – 7 p.m. – Ramos speaks with voters on a #SeenIn13 district walk. 74th St. & Roosevelt Ave.

Corona – 7 p.m. – Queens Center for Progress Summer of ’69 Gala. Terrace On The Park, 52-11 111th St.

Middle Village – 7 p.m. – Juniper Park Live Music Festival: Queens Symphony Orchestra. Juniper Valley Park, 80th St. & Juniper Blvd. North

Bayside - 9 p.m. – Lasak hosts Election Night watch party. Bourbon Street, 40-12 Bell Blvd.

• Woodside – 9:30 p.m – Caban hosts Election Night watch party. La Boom, 56-15 Northern Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

June 25th, 2019 at 8:48 am

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