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Wednesday, August 7

Weather
• Thunderstorms today with a high of 85 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FBI has launched a domestic terror probe into the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting.

• Queens district attorney candidate Tiffany Cabán conceded the Democratic race on Tuesday night, officially marking Melinda Katz’s slim victory.

• Lawyers claim that the Boy Scouts of America are covering up a “pedophile epidemic” and have found nearly 800 unreported sexual abuse cases.

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Katz Concert Series Summer 2019  Sun August 11th 5pm  Alive N’ Kickin’ playing classic rock and pop.  Fort Totten, Cross Island Pkwy & Totten Avenue, Bayside
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Queens News
• A state correction officer was charged with animal cruelty and lying to police after he shot a raccoon in his backyard in 2018.

• A Queens woman claims she was strip-searched and harrassed by cops after she reported threats from her state trooper neighbor to his employer.

• The fourth person, a 35-year-old mom, has died following a blaze caused by an unstable firebug back in July.

Politics
• Trump and the RNC filed lawsuits against a new law that would bar Trump from appearing on California’s primary ballot next year if he declines to disclosehis tax returns.

• Mitch McConnell’s campaign has no problem with disturbing pictures campaign supporters took with a cardboard cut-out of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Entertainment
• Alicia Silverstone and Mark Feuerstein are joining the upcoming live-action reboot of “The Baby-Sitters Club” at Netflix.

• FX has renewed “Atlanta” for its fourth season.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 after having half-a-dozen Top 20 hits in the US, The Bee Gees finally scored their first Billboard number one with this song.

• In 1975 movie actress Charlize Theron is born in Benoni, South Africa. She won an Academy Award for her role as a disturbed murder in this 2003 film.

Opinion
• The Daily News honored author Toni Morrison and her impressive body of work.

• The Post argued that the acts of the El Paso shooter could not be related to Trump’s words and actions at all.

In the Blogs
• You can help to take down illegal postings in Glendale and Ridgewoodtonight.

• Japanese eatery Gaijin will be closed for a few weeks while they work on a concept update and some renovations.

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Grand Island

Scoreboard
• The Mets (58-56) cruised to a 5-0 victory over the Miami Marlins. The two teams face off at 12:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (74-39) crushed the Baltimore Orioles, 9-4. They play again tonight at 7:05 p.m.

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Captain Fantastic  Wed Aug 7th 7:30pm  The Elton John Experience.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th Street, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• Critics can’t stop Amazon’s plan for potential warehouse locations in Maspeth or Industry City. The company may also open a new distribution center in southern Brooklyn, the Bronx or Staten Island.

• For Rent – 67-107 Burns Street, Forest Hills – Spacious 1 BR apt w/ private balcony, hardwood floorings, SS kitchen appliances. Close to all.  $2,200/month. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

• For Rent – Glendale - Spacious 2 BR apt features LR, DR, EIK, 1 bath, updated oven & fridge.  Master BR w/ walk-in closet, hardwood flooring throughout, Heat/Hot Water included.  $2,000/month. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636

• Sold – Flushing – A three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom, 2,418-square-foot house at 5750 Mazeau St. for $830,000. Zillow

Business News
• In wake of the deadly shootings, Walmart is planning a security review but will continue to sell guns.

• Barneys New York has filed for bankruptcy protection and closed most of it’s stores.

Events
Ridgewood - 6 p.m. – Hudson Vagabond Puppets presents Cap for Sale/The Billy Goats Gruff.  Highland park, Elton Street & Jamaica Avenue

LIC – 6:30 p.m. – The 2019 Queens Power 100 reception. The Bordone LIC, 43-10 Ninth St., fifth floor

Maspeth – 7:30 p.m. – Captain Fantastic – An Elton John Tribute.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th Street

Written by QTadmin

August 7th, 2019 at 9:34 am

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