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Wednesday, August 21

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms and humid with a high of 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump is postponing his Denmark trip after their leader called the sale of Greenland “absurd.”

• Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte will step down, blaming a backstabbing deputy for the collapsing government.

• New York’s attorney general sued the Trump administration to block the new public charge rule.

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Annual Honey Harvest Festival Wed Aug 21st 1-3:30pm Don’t miss the annual celebration of all things honeybees! Informative, fun and tasty activities for all ages. $5. Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing.
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Queens News
• A Queens man was found shot dead outside his apartment building in Jamaica.

• A man dragged a woman under a train trestle in Jamaica over the weekend and raped her.

• A Rochdale woman was sentenced to 23 years in prison for hacking her aunt to death with a meat clever and raping an underage relative.

Politics
• Trump said Jews who vote Democratic have a “total lack of knowledge” or are disloyal to Israel.

• Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro is the 10th candidate to qualify for the next Democratic debate.

Entertainment
“Matrix 4″ is now in the works with Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Lana Wachowski all returning.

• HBO’s “Succession” has been renewed for a third season.

Buzzing Back

• In 1959, Hawaii becomes the 50th state.

• In 1989, actress Hayden Panettiere is born in Palisades, NY. From 2006-2010, she starred on this NBC science fiction series.

Opinion
• Ross Barkan writes in the Daily News that leaders should call the PBA’s Patrick Lynch on his threat of a police slowdown.

• The Times says Trump has retreated once again on guns.

In the Blogs
• Astoria Park Alliance is hosting its summer social fundraiser Thursday at Singlecut Brewery.

• Hunters Point groups are collecting school supplies for area students.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (65-60) routed the Cleveland Indians, 9-2. They will host the Indians at Citi Field. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (83-44) fell to the Oakland Athletics, 6-2. They face the A’s in Oakland at 10:07 p.m.

• Former Mets Luis Castillo and Octavio Dotel are linked to a drug trafficking ring in the Dominican Republic.

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Movie Night in Maspeth Wed Aug 21st 8pm “Dumbo.” Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th St., Maspeth.
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Real Estate
• Cape Advisors has unveiled new renderings of a sprawling waterfront residential complex in Astoria.

• For Sale – 64-85 83rd Street, Middle Village – Single family brick Tudor features 3BRs, 1.5 bath, large LR, FDR, kitchen w/ breakfast nook, fenced in back porch, 1 car garage.  $788,000. Lou Pastorini. 917-797-7567

• For Sale – 70-18 266th Street, Glen Oaks – Beautiful 3 BR Ranch home on oversized corner 100×104 lot  features LR, dining area, kitchen, 1.5 bath, partially finished basement, enclosed porch, attic and storage space.  $889,888. Carollo Real Estate. 718-747-7747

• Sold – South Ozone Park – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,444-square-foot house at 128-07 Sutter Avenue for $969,000. Zillow.

Business News
• A banking regulator approved an overhaul of the “Volcker Rule,” which restricts risky bank moves.

• Home Depot beat quarterly profit estimates by selling more big-ticket items to high-spending builders and handymen.

Events
Jamaica – 11 a.m. – Mets third baseman Todd Frazier to read aloud to kids during storytime. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

LIC – 11 a.m. – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, New York nonprofits call on Congress to follow priorities established in recently-passed House appropriations bill. Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement, 10-25 41st Ave.

Corona – 11 a.m. – Assemblyman David Weprin, elected officials attend unveiling of Queens tourism kiosk for U.S. Open. Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Flushing – 1 to 3:30 p.m. – Annual Honey Harvest Festival. Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave.

 Corona – 3 p.m. – Closing ceremony for STEM program sponsored by Port Authority, Delta, Skanska and LaGuardia Gateway Partners. Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.

LIC – 7 p.m. – International Movies: March of the Penguins (France). Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

Maspeth - 8 p.m. – Movie Night in Maspeth: Dumbo. Maspeth Federal Pkg Lot, 56-18 69th St.

Glendale – Dusk – Movies on the Green: The Lego Movie 2. The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave.

Ridgewood – Sunset – Summer Film Series: Giorgio Moroder presents Metropolis. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

Written by QTadmin

August 21st, 2019 at 9:36 am

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