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Wednesday, August 29
Weather
• The heat wave continues. Mostly sunny with a high of 95 degrees.

Top Stories
• A progressive Democrat may be Florida’s first black governor, but he will have to defeat a Trump-backed Republican nominee.

• Puerto Rico has officially raised the death count from Hurricane Maria to nearly 3,000 people.

• Cuomo suspended a probe into the Manhattan DA’s handling of investigation of Harvey Weinstein for six months.

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Free Summer Movies: Coco  Wed Aug 29th 8pm Maspeth Federal Pkg Lot, 56-18 69th St, Maspeth.
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Queens News
• Police are looking for a thief on a bicycle who has been swiping cellphones out of people’s hands in Flushing.

• Residents living near the Austin Street underpass in Forest Hills are asking the city to clean it.

• A Jackson Heights street has been named after the influential mother of a Queens councilman.

Politics
• In a televised debate for New York attorney general, candidates went after Zephyr Teachout after she picked up crucial endorsements.

• Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon are now fighting about the temperature in the room where they will debate tonight.

Entertainment
• Eddie Murphy is expecting his 10th child, and second with girlfriend Paige Butcher.

• Abby Huntsman has joined “The View” as a co-host for its 22nd season.
Buzzing Back

• In 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into Gulf Coast. View images of the aftermath here.

• In 1958, “The King of Pop” Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana. He became the most successful singer in American history.

Opinion
• Errol Louis writes in the Daily News that both Cuomo and Nixon need to explain their economic agendas.

• The Post says Republican Marc Molinaro offers serious solutions to the subway crisis.

In the Blogs
• Macoletta Brick Oven Pizzeria in Astoria is offering a modern twist on a NYC favorite.

• Get ready for the Fall Fun Day at Ridgewood Library.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees (84-48) topped the White Sox in walk-off fashion, 5-4 They finish their three-game series with the White Sox at 7:05 p.m.

• The Mets (58-73) game against the Cubs was suspended at 1-1 in the 10th inning due to rain. They will resume play at 1 p.m. and face the Cubs immediately after at 2:20 p.m.

• Goodbye, Jose! The Mets trade Jose Bautista to the rival Phillies.

• Aaron Judge still feels pain in his wrist, and hasn’t swung a bat yet.

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Outdoor Film Night: The Gang’s All Here  Wed Aug 29th Sundown  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood.
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Real Estate
• Park Construction Corporation bought a pair of low-rise buildings in LIC for $11.5 million.

• For Rent – Maspeth – Lovely apt on Fresh Pond Road features LR/DR combo, EIK, 1BR, home office & 1 bath.  Lots of natural light & plenty of closet space.  Close to all.  Asking $1,650/month Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636.  ID # 1323177

• For Rent – Rego Park – 1BR, renovated kitchen & bath, all new appliances.  Close to subway & Queens Center Mall.  Asking $1,900/month Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• Sold – Auburndale – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,000-square-foot house at 190-06 37th Avenue for $918,000. Zillow.

Business News
Coke has agreed to buy Moxie, a New England-based soft drink company.

• Chipotle will partner with DoorDash to bring its meals on the road.

Events
Forest Hills – 10 a.m. to Noon – MetroCard Van. Maspeth Federal Savings, 101-09 Metropolitan Ave.

Middle Village – 1 to 3 p.m. – MetroCard Van. St. Margaret’s Senior Center, 66-05 79th St.

Flushing - 5 to 6 p.m. – “Discover Flushing” Walking Tour. Meet @ St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave.

Bay Terrace – 7 p.m. – Bay Terrace Community Alliance hosts annual Candidates Night forum. Bay Terrace Garden Jewish Center, 13-00 209th St.

Fresh Meadows – 7 to 9 p.m. – Jewish Music Under the Stars. Cunningham Park, 196-10 Union Tpk.

Maspeth – 8 p.m. – Free Summer Movies: Coco. Maspeth Federal Parking Lot, 56-18 69th St.

Written by QTadmin

August 29th, 2018 at 1:14 pm

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