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Friday, September 8

Weather
• Mostly sunny all weekend. High of 74 today, 70 on Saturday and 73 on Sunday.

Top Stories
• As Hurricane Irma rips through the Caribbean and Puerto Rico, Florida coastal residents are rushing to evacuate. In Miami’s airport, a knife-wielding man was shot by police after a confrontation.

• Hackers stole the names and social security numbers of 143 million Americans after a breach of credit-reporting agency Equifax.

• Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is planning to scrap Obama-era rules on campus sexual assault.

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9/11 Memorial Service  Sat Sept 9th 2pm  Join us for a Memorial Service to remember the First Responders of 9/11 and those who died working on the pile.  St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst
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Queens News
• A Queens businessman was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for exporting metal powders to Iran.

• A former boxer was sentenced to 25 years to life behind bars for killing his ex-girlfriend in Jamaica in 2014.

• A cyclist was struck by an MTA bus in Flushing, sending him to the hospital.

Politics
• Women’s groups and elected officials slammed City Council candidate Hiram Monserrate’s attempted political comeback.

• GOP mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis says de Blasio should use his given “German” name.

Entertainment
• Check out some of the best looks from the runway and celeb street style looksfrom New York Fashion Week.

• Big Brother: Celebrity Edition is coming to CBS this winter.

Buzzing Back

• In 1900 Deadly hurricane batters Texas

• In 1979 singer Pink is born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania

Opinion
• The Daily News endorses Eric Gonzalez for Brooklyn DA, praising him for his able service and wisdom.

• The Post says de Blasio is sacrificing the education of students at yeshivas for his own political ambitions.

In the Blogs
• Hundreds of runners will participate in the Hellgate 5K Fun Run this weekend.

• A Court Square Park cleanup is scheduled for September 16.

Trending in New York
• Rihanna
• Patriots
• #BB19
• Venus
• #ProjectRunway

Scoreboard
• The Mets (61-79) topped the Reds, 7-2.

• The Yankees (75-64) crushed the Orioles, 9-1.

• The Kansas City Chiefs topped the New England Patriots, 42-27, to kick off the NFL season.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets take on the Reds at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees head to Texas to begin a three-game series with the Rangers. First pitch at 8:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Amazins’ host the Reds at Citi Field. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees face the Rangers at 1:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their series with the Reds with a 1:10 p.m. matinee.
• The Bronx Bombers finish their series with the Rangers at 3:05 p.m.
• The Jets head to Buffalo to take on the Bills at 1 p.m.
• The Giants start their season in Dallas against the Cowboys. Kickoff is at 8:05 p.m

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Enchanted Formosa  Fri Sept 8th 7:30pm  Enchanted Formosa travels over one hundred years of Taiwanese history, from the Qing imperial era, to the Japanese colonial decades, and to the current republic.FREE (Click HERE for RSVP required); suggested donation $10 at the door   Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing  www.flushingtownhall.org   718-463-7700
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Real Estate
• The City Council approved the Far Rockaway rezoning, bringing $288 million to the neighborhood.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 10th 12-2pm  109-14 Ascan Avenue, Apt 1G, Forest Hills  Cozy one BR in Tudor pre-war building features EIK, high ceilings, hardwood floors, PT doorman, pet friendly.  Close to express subway and Austin Street shopping & restaurants.  Contact Joe Marx @ 917-627-6332or Debbie LaMacchia @ 631-691-9771  Halstead Real Estate  

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Sept 10th 12-3pm  153-25 88th Street, Apt 6G, Howard Beach-Lindenwood  Beautiful 1 BR co-op features large LR, renovated kitchen and DR.  Lots of closets, terrace w/ great view.  Can be furnished or unfurnished.  Low maintenance includes all.  1 Parking spot!  Asking $179,000 CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Forest Hills – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 597-square-foot co-op at 68-10 108th Street for $240,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• We Heart Astoria provides a roundup of Astoria’s food news to start the fall.

• Eater maps the hottest restaurants in Queens for September 2017.

Restaurant ABC’s – Richmond Hill
Grade A -Golden Fountain Chinese Restaurant, 116-16 Metropolitan Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – Bicheiro’s Cafe, 105-05 Jamaica Ave. – Cross-contamination, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Aca Te Espero, 129-20 Hillside Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method, Cross-contamination, Evidence of mice, Filth flies.

Events
• LIC – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Court Square Pop-Up Food Fair. 45th Ave. between Jackson Ave. and 23rd St.

• Sunnyside – 11 a.m. – Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa, Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, Regent Judith Chin, Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan and Staunton Family Foundation announce curriculum materials to teach children about sepsis prevention. PS 150, 40-01 43rd Ave.

• Sunnyside – Noon – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, students and parents celebrate installation of traffic light and crosswalk. 43rd Ave. and 47th St.

• Flushing – 1 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo, Flushing BID announce additional sanitation workers in downtown Flushing. Lippmann Plaza, between Roosevelt Ave. and 39th Ave.

• Maspeth – 6:30 p.m. – Designer Handbag Bingo. Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.

• Jamaica – 6:30 p.m. – Religious coalition hosts “Faith Over Fear” Southeast Queens candidates forum. Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York, 111-54 Merrick Blvd.

• Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – American Legion Post #1424 Monthly Meeting. 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.

• Douglaston – 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Paint Night for Adults. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Enchanted Formosa. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Maspeth – 8 p.m. – Free Outdoor Movie: Good Fellas. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.

Saturday
• Middle Village 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Queens Bocce Tournament.  Bocce Courts in Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Blvd North & 79th St.
• Maspeth – 11 a.m. – 9/11 Memorial Ceremony.  Maspeth Memorial Square, 69th St & Grand Avenue
• Flushing 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – World’s Fair History Tour.  Meet at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
• Elmhurst – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Red Cross Donation BBQ.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Ridgewood – Noon to 10 p.m. – Fresh Pond Road Festival.  Fresh Pond Road from Palmetto St to Menahan St
• East Elmhurst – 2 p.m. – 9/11 Memorial Service.  St Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd.
• Sunnyside 2 to 8 p.m. – Skillman Fall Festival Weekend Walk.  Skillman Ave btwn 43rd & 51st Streets
Sunday
• Astoria – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Astoria Alive Festival.  31st Street from Ditmars Blvd to 21st Avenue
• Ridgewood – Noon to 9 p.m. – Fresh Pond Road Festival.  Fresh Pond Road from Palmetto St to Menahan St
• Jamaica – 1 p.m. – “Run for Richie” 9/11 Motorcycle Run. Register. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd
• Glendale – 1 p.m. – 9/11 Memorial Service.  9/11 Memorial Garden in Dry Harbor Playground, Myrtle Ave & 80th Street
• College Point – 2 p.m. – 9/11 Remembrance Concert.  Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road.

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September 8th, 2017 at 10:38 am

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