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Monday, December 9

Weather
• Cloudy with periods of rain. High of 57 degrees.

Top Stories
• The FBI is investigating the Pensacola naval base shooting as an act of terrorism after finding tweets from the gunman.

• Hundreds of New Yorkers spent the night sleeping in Times Square to raise awareness for the homelessness crisis.

• Carrol Spinney, the puppeteer and voice behind Big Bird, has died at 85 years old.

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Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration Mon Dec 9th 7pm Featuring the St. Nicholas Church Children’s Choir. Hot chocolate & cookies provided by Brooklyn Bagels & Coffee Co. McManus Memorial Square, 81st St. & Grand Central Service Rd, Astoria Heights.
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Queens News
• A crazed straphanger whacked a stranger over the head with an umbrella in a Far Rockaway station.

• The NYPD has determined that the razor blade found in the sandwich at a Rockaway Park eatery was an accident.

• Community members hosted a charity basketball tournament and fundraiser to honor the teen killed by a stray bullet.

Politics
• Jerry Nadler believes a jury would convict Trump in “three minutes flat” based on evidence gathered by House lawmakers.

• Elizabeth Warren disclosed making $1.9 million in private legal work since 1986.

Entertainment
• The first trailer for the highly-anticipated “Wonder Woman 1984″ has been released.

Weekend Box Office
Frozen II: $85.9 million
Knives Out: $26.7 million
Ford v Ferrari: $13 million
• Queen & Slim: $11.8 million
• A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: $11.7 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1983, Al Pacino stars in “Scarface” and receives a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

• In 1980, actor Simon Helberg is born in Los Angeles. He is best known for his role as Howard Wolowitz on this CBS hit comedy.

Opinion
• The Times says the best course for the House is to present an impeachment case focused on Ukraine and dangers to the 2020 election.

• The Post says de Blasio has bungled the homelessness crisis yet again.

In the Blogs
• The group that puts on the Maspeth Memorial Day Parade is hosting a holiday event tonight.

• The Queens College Choral Society is performing “Carmina Burana” next weekend.

Trending in New York
#WatchmenHBO
#MissUniverse2019
#RHOA
#90DayFiance
#MrRobot

Scoreboard
• The Jets (5-8) edged the Miami Dolphins, 22-21.

• The Giants (2-10) visit the Philadelphia Eagles at 8:15 p.m.

• After firing head coach David Fizdale, the Knicks (4-19) fell to the Indiana Pacers, 104-103.

• The Nets (13-10) topped the Denver Nuggets, 105-102.

• The Rangers (15-11-3) blanked the Vegas Golden Knights, 5-0.

• The Islanders (19-7-2) take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Queens Borough President Candidates Education Forum Tues Dec 10th 7-8:30pm Sponsored by Zone 126. Open to the Community. Food & refreshments will be served. Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30th Rd., LIC.
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Real Estate
• A&E Real Estate Holdings scored $97.5 million in refinancing from Deutsche Bank for its massive Rego Park portfolio.

• For Sale – 60-43 77th Place, Middle Village - Two family brick has open modern kitchen, new full bath.  LR, FDR w/ oak hardwood floors, large covered terrace, extra attic storage.  2nd floor is a 1 BR apt. w/ modern kitchen. $878,000.Lou Pastorini. 917-797-7567

• For Sale - 60-67 Putnam Avenue, Ridgewood – Two family brick close to trains, stores & restaurants.  5 BRs, 2 bath total. Full basement, nice backyard.  $1.199M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188 

• Sold – Maspeth – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 648-square-foot condo at 57-45 74th Street for $365,000. Zillow.

Events
Woodside - 3 to 5 p.m. – Classic Movie Monday: “China Seas” (1935). Sunnyside Plays, 43-09 48th Ave.

Glendale – 5 to 8 p.m. – Pet Photos with Santa. The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave.

Kew Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 9 hosts a public discussion regarding criminal justice and bail reform. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. Rm 213.

Astoria Heights – 7 p.m. – Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. McManus Memorial Square, 81st St. & Grand Central Pkwy Service Rd.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting. Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.

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December 9th, 2019 at 9:50 am

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