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Morning Buzz: Three people killed in East Elmhurst fire, Shalimar Diner demolished

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Thursday, July 11

Weather
• Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms. High of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• ICE is prepared to conduct raids and arrest thousands of undocumented family members on Sunday.

• Facing calls for his resignation, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defended his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case.

• USWNT celebrated their World Cup victory in New York City, capped off by Megan Rapinoe dropping the f-bomb on live television.

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Shirley Alston Reeves Thurs July 11th 7:30-9pm Join us as the former lead singer of the Shirelles performs her most famous hits! George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Dr. & Woodhaven Blvd., Woodhaven.
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Queens News
Three people, including a 6-year-old child, were killed by a fire that ripped through an East Elmhurst home.

• A grand jury indicted 13 people accused of running a sprawling gift card scamin Queens.

• The Shalimar Diner in Rego Park was demolished after relocation plans fell through.

Politics
• Speaker Nancy Pelosi scolded progressives and asked them to not publicly criticize moderate Democrats in a closed-door meeting.

• Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is filing a lawsuit challenging New York’s new law barring parents from refusing to vaccinate their kids on religious grounds.

Entertainment
Taylor Swift is the world’s highest-paid celebrity this year, but Kylie Jenner isn’t far behind.

• After playing Blair Waldorf on “Gossip Girl,” actress Leighton Meester became a fashion designer.

Buzzing Back

• In 1960, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is published. In 1961, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

• In 1953, movie actress Mindy Sterling is born in Paterson, NJ. She became famous for her role as Frau Farbissina in this hit movie series.

Opinion
• USA Today says how America is treating its migrant children is a national disgrace.

• The Post says de Blasio’s comments on pay parity is hypocritical because of the pay gap in his own administration.

In the Blogs
• Flushing soup dumpling spot Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao is moving to One Fulton Square in the fall.

• The Gantry Parent Association in Long Island City received $30,000 in state funding.

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Scoreboard
• Both the Yankees (57-31) and Mets (40-50) are off until Friday for the All-Star break.

• Former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton has died at the age of 80.

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Beatles in Bayside! Sat July 13th 7:30-10:30pm Hosted by Yesterday and Today: NYC’s tribute to the music of the Beatles. Cash bar, free parking, plenty of dancing. $15. Bay Terrace Country Club, 217-14 24th Ave., Bayside.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a seven-story, 33-unit residential building in Long Island City.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat July 13th 11am-1pm. 83-30 98th Street, #1B, Woodhaven – Large 1 BR, 1 bath co-op on 1st floor w/ yard view. EIK w/ breakfast nook. Low monthly maintenance, utilities included.  2 cats ok, no dogs.  $220,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sun July 14th 12:30-2pm. 1580 Church Road, Wantagh – Custom brick Colonial has grand entry foyer, 4 BRS, 3 custom bath, master suite w/ Jacuzzi and walk-in closet.  EIK, family room w/ fireplace, central air, wood floors.  Outdoor paradise w/ resort style pool.  $999,999. Maria Giacalone 516-318-0488

• Sold – Glendale – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,330-square-foot house at 78-17 76th Street for $630,000. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
• These are the best bikinis for hot and humid days this summer.

• Forget man bags. Murses are the hot new accessories for men.

Events
Jackson Heights – 9 a.m. – Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Speed Networking Event. 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

Kew Gardens – 10:30 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz holds land use public hearing. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

LIC – 1 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, NYCHA cut ribbon on new playground at Queensbridge Houses. 40-06 12th St.

Fresh Meadows – 1:30 p.m. – Northeast Queens elected officials, civic groups celebrate passage of utility responsibility bill, urge Governor Cuomo to sign it into law. 188th St. and 81st Ave.

Sunnyside – 4 to 7 p.m. – Beats in Bliss Plaza w/ Queensboro Dance Festival. Bliss Plaza, 46th St & Queens Blvd.

Ozone Park – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Mobile Office Hours. Queens Library, 92-24 Rockaway Blvd.

LIC – 6 to 8 p.m. – Live @ the Landing: Tom Shaner. LIC Landing, 52-10 Center Blvd.

LIC – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – The T.K. Blue Quintet. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

Woodside – 7 p.m. – Live from Woodside Concert Series: Jenny Marino & Friends (Top 40). Sgt. Collins Park Triangle, Broadway & 58th St.

Rego Park - 7 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: “Moon Over Manhattan.” La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

LIC – 7 to 9 p.m. – CityParks Foundation SummerStage. Queensbridge Park, Vernon Blvd & 41st Ave.

Astoria - 7:30 p.m. – Waterfront Concert Series: The Swing Time Big Band. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & the pool.

Woodhaven – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Shirley Alston Reeves. George Sueffert Bandshall, Forest Park Dr. & Woodhaven Blvd.

Ozone Park – 7:30 p.m. – Ozone Park Block Association monthly meeting. Nativity BVM Church Hall, 101-41 91st St.

Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP General Membership Meeting. Atlas Park Community Meeting Room, Suite 8308, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

Written by QTadmin

July 11th, 2019 at 8:50 am

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