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Morning Buzz: Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation, Baruch fraternity members plead guilty

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Wednesday, May 17

Weather
• Sunny and humid with a high of 87.

Top Stories
• Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to shut down a federal investigation into Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia, according to a memo.

• Israel was the source of classified information that Trump shared with Russian officials last week.

• Search crews found debris while hunting for a small plane carrying three New York City residents that vanished near the Bahamas.

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Queens News
• Four former Baruch College fraternity members from Queens pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for their role in the hazing death of a freshman.

• The founder of the Long Island City Academy of Music was busted for sex trafficking minors as young as 8 years old.

• Springfield Gardens High School is set to receive a new athletic field thanks to a $250,000 grant.

Politics
• IDC leader Jeff Klein is defending the passing of lulus for vice chairs, while Stewart-Cousins calls for an investigation.

• Former State Senator Hiram Monserrate is seeking a political comeback by challenging his former chief of staff for City Council.

Entertainment
“Roseanne” is returning with a revival on ABC, while “Scandal” announced it will end after Season 7.

• Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars in 2018.

Buzzing Back

• In 2012 Donna Summer, queen of disco, dies

• In 1962 actor, writer and comedian Craig Ferguson is born in Glasgow, Scotland

Opinion
• The Daily News says Congress must hold Trump accountable by subpoenaing Jim Comey’s memos, which may implicate the president.

• The Post says Trump’s lack of control over his public communication is putting his presidency at risk.

In the Blogs
• A Maspeth man is wanted in connection to a room for rent scheme targeting Polish speakers.

• Middle Village Prep is hosting a parents forum tonight to address questions about the Brooklyn Diocese lawsuit.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (16-22) fell to the Diamondbacks, 5-4. They wrap up the series at Arizona with first pitch at 3:40 p.m.

• The Yankees (23-13) topped the Royals, 7-1. The Bombers continue their three-game set with the Royals at 8:15 p.m.

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Ridgewood Market: Sunday Brunch Bazaar Sun May 21st 11am-5pm Our first Sunday brunch market of the year! Join us! Kids! Dates! All welcome! Bring friends! Free Entry! Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Avenue, Ridgewood
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Real Estate
• The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a Chinese developer’s plans to convert Flushing’s RKO Theater into luxury condos.

• For Sale – Jamaica – House has 3 large bedrooms, LR w/ fireplace, full dining room, 1.5 bath, large enclosed porch.  Huge basement w/ full bath, built in bar, summer kitchen, large entertaining area. Asking $979,000 O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Apartment has 2 BRs, LR, DR, EIK w/ brand new counter, 1 bath, hardwood flooring throughout.  Heat/Hot Water  included.  Close to buses and shops.  Asking $1900/month  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

• Sold – LIC – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,000-square-foot house at 14-01 26th Avenue for $1.1 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Ford Motor Company is planning to cut about 10 percent of its global workforce to increase its stock price.

• Teen clothing retailer Rue 21 has filed for bankruptcy, but will continue operating its 1,179 stores across the country.

Events
Flushing – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 2017. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.

Elmhurst – 1 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio tours safety improvements on Queens Boulevard and makes Vision Zero announcement. Woodhaven Blvd. and Hoffman Dr.

Corona – 2 to 5 p.m. – Spring Film Series: Some Like It Hot.  Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Ozone Park – 4:30 to 7 p.m. – Health & Wellness Fair.  PS 65, 103-22 99th St.

Middle Village – 6:30 p.m. – Middle Village Prep to holds parent forum to discuss Brooklyn Diocese lawsuit. 68-02 Metropolitan Ave. Door #4.

South Ozone Park – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Public Transit Committee hosts town hall meeting with mayoral candidate Paul Massey. Knights of Columbus Hall, 135-45 Lefferts Blvd.

Jamaica - 9 p.m. – Gangster Squad: Classic Hits Tribute.  Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

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May 18th, 2017 at 11:51 am

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