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Wednesday, December 12

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 43 degrees.

Top Stories
• At least three people are dead and a dozen more injured after gunfire erupted near a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France.

• A former fraternity president was indicted on four counts of sexual assault but won’t spend a single day in prison.

• A Manhattan nanny has been found guilty of trying to kill an infant by stuffing a baby wipe down his throat.

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The Nutcracker  Sat Dec 15th 7pm  Performed by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia, “The Nutcracker” is the perennial favorite of generations of children and “children at heart”.   $23-$42  Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• A 14-year-old was slashed in the forehead by another student at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School.

• A 65-year-old woman has died after a fire broke out in a Flushing apartment building.

• Amazon has hired lobbyists for its Long Island City campus and are hitting the streets themselves to drum up support.

Politics
• State Senator Simcha Felder, who caucused with Republicans for years, was shut out of committee leadership posts by fellow Democrats.

• Trump’s wild encounter with Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer showed what a divided government looks like.

Entertainment
• Two Variety critics listed the best movies of 2018 in their opinion.

• Michelle Obama inspired a toddler to write a book of her own.

Buzzing Back

• In 1989 the “Queen of Mean” Leona Helmsley receives a four-year prison sentence, 750 hours of community service and a $7.1 million tax fraud fine.

• In 1975 TV actress Mayim Bialik is born in San Diego,  CA.  She plays a leading role as Amy Farrah Fowler in this CBS comedy hit.

Opinion
• The Post insisted that there are more people at fault in the Brooklyn ‘baby-snatching’ nightmare than just the NYPD.

• The Washington Post argued that Google needs regulation.

In the Blogs
• Sample Spanish wines, chocolate and cheese in Forest Hills this Thursday.

• A Turkish coffee shop will open on Queens Blvd. in Sunnyside.

Trending in New York
• Strasbourg
• Theresa May
• Mamamoo
• #earthquake
• #wannaone

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (8-20) face the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (10-18) take on the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (14-11-4) play the Vegas Golden Knights tonight at 7 p.m.

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New York’s Holiday History  Sat Dec 15th  3-4pm  Find out which of NY’s early 19th century artists & writers were the first to depict the modern Santa Claus and discover where NY Santa got his sleigh. $10  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Photos and documents show what the Amazon LIC campus will look like and how officials convinced Amazon to come here.

• For Sale - Elmont – Detached one family Cape totally renovated in 2012.  3BRs, 3 bath, full finished basement, pvt driveway, 1.5 car garage.  Asking $499,000  Lou Pastorini @ Coldwell Banker Phillips. 718-326-3900 ext 111

• For Rent – Ridgewood – 2 BR apt has LR/DR combo, EIK w/ new appliances, 1 full bath, hardwood flooring.  Heat/hot water included.  Asking $1,850/month. ID # 1331283. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

• Sold – Floral Park – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,255-square-foot single family home at 79-47 264th St. for $600,000. Zillow

Business News
• Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian thinks we need to focus innovation and education to prepare for an age of automated jobs.

• The world’s highest-paid authors in 2018 include Michael Wolff.

Events
• Maspeth – 2:30 to 4 p.m. – Bereavement Meeting “Handling the Holidays”.  Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd St.

• Howard Beach – 4 p.m. – Gingerbread House Day.  Queens Library, 92-06 156h Ave.

• Corona – 6 p.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza joins Mayor de Blasio and participates in Parent Leader Forum. PS 19  Marino P. Jeantet School, 98-02 Roosevelt Ave.

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting.  Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• Fresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting.  Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.

Written by QTadmin

December 12th, 2018 at 8:48 am

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