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Wednesday, December 12

• 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.

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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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

• 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

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.

• 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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