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Tuesday, October 29

Weather
• Scattered showers with a high of 62 degrees.

Top Stories
• White House national security official Lt. Col Alexander Vindman will testifyabout Trump’s call to the Ukraine.

• Firefighters in northern California struggle to contain a more than 74,300-acre fire.

• The EU grants the UK another Brexit extension, this time until Jan. 31.

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Children’s Halloween Costume Party  Thurs Oct 31st 5:30-8:30pm Party is for children 12 & under and must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Central Restaurant/Lounge, 20-30 Steinway Street, Astoria
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Queens News
• Police are looking for the teen gunman who shot a 16-year-old girl outside a charter school in Jamaica.

• The brand new Hunters Point Library is having some structural issues.

• The Legal Aid Society asked the Queens DA to throw out the conviction of a Queens man in a 1993 murder.

Politics
• Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is strongly considering jumping into the race for his old Senate seat in Alabama

• Trump’s former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman defied a subpoena to appear before House impeachment investigators.

Entertainment
• Tom Hanks presented his costar Geena Davis with an Honorary Oscar at this year’s Governors Awards.

• Jennifer Aniston talks to E! News about her role behind the scenes of Apple TV+’s The Morning Show.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971, Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle while trying to swerve to avoid a tractor-trailer.

• In 1971, actress Winona Ryder is born in Winona, Minnesota. She had her breakthrough role playing Lydia Deetz in this 1988 film.

Opinion
• The Guardian outlines its view on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death and the impact of this on the Islamic State.

• Slate discusses what evangelical Christians think of Kanye West’s new album.

In the Blogs
• The renovated Astoria Park track and soccer field reopened seven months early.

• Check out this year’s Trunk or Treat at The Shops in Atlas Park.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (1-3) beat the Chicago Bulls 105 to 98, grabbing their first win of the season.

• The Rangers (3-5-1) host the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30 p.m.

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The Big Halloween Quiz Thing  Tues Oct 29th  7:30-9:30pm  The ultimate test of useless knowledge on all things All Hallows’ Eve.  $10  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
Flood insurance coverage has dropped in NYC’s outer boroughs since Hurricane Sandy, leaving homeowners there more vulnerable.

• For Sale – 60-72 70th Street, Maspeth – Well maintained one family brick features large LR, DR, modern kitchen, 2 BRS, 2 bath, finished basement, yard & garage.  Close to all.  $699,000. Eliot Hill Realty.  718-672-4444

• For Rent - Maspeth – 2 BR apt has LR, DR, kitchen, 1 full bath, hardwood flooring.  Heat & hot water included.  $2,000/month. ID # 1359984. Carollo Real Estate. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Glendale- A six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 970-square-foot apartment at 7137 66th Place for $999,000.

Technology
• Apple released its new iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2, which includes interesting new features.

• Watchdogs from a project called the Open Observatory of Network Interference track secret online censorship around the world.

Events
Kew Gardens - 9:30 a.m. – Borough Cabinet hears presentation on City Planning’s Land Use Applications portal. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• East Elmhurst – 11 a.m. – Delta Airlines opens first new concourse. LaGuardia Airport, Terminal D

• Jackson Heights – 11 a.m. – Assembly members Catalina Cruz and Ron Kim host ranked-choice voting rally. Diversity Plaza, 37th Rd. & Broadway

• Jamaica - 11 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams addresses shooting of 14-year-old boy. Foch Blvd. & Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

• Bayside – 1 p.m. – Councilman Paul Vallone hosts “CW5 Howard C. Haider Way” street renaming ceremony. Northern Blvd. & 207th St.

• East Elmhurst - 1:30 p.m. – Community coalition protests luxury condo tower plan. 114th St. & Northern Blvd.

• Flushing – 2:30 p.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic announces funding for Beacon Program. Parson Community School, 158-40 76th Rd.

Astoria – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – The Big Halloween Quiz.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

• Jamaica – 8:30 p.m. – Williams receives award at “Celebrating a Creative Jamaica” event. 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

Written by QTadmin

October 29th, 2019 at 9:22 am

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