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Morning Buzz: Veteran Queens cop arrested for drug dealing, Ridgewood Citi Bike expansion set to begin

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Thursday, Sept 19

Weather
• Autumn-like and sunny with a high of 72.

Top Stories
• Complaints against the NYPD hit a five-year high, more evidence of an anti-cop sentiment gripping the city, officials say.

• Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized after a photo surfaced of him in brownface and a turban, and admitted it happened another time.

• One of the city’s worst school bus companies is also the most expensive, thanks to a special subsidy approved by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Queens News
• A veteran Queens cop was arrested for taking bribes and dealing drugs.

• A Flushing doctor who was sentenced to jail for illegally peddling powerful prescription pills is now being sued by the widow of a patient who died.

• Citi Bike’s expansion into Ridgewood begins in earnest this month, with 85 new docking stations planned.

Politics
• Former national security advisor John Bolton ripped into President Donald Trump’s plan to invite the Taliban to Camp David.

• Councilman Costa Constantinides officially enters the race for Queens borough president, while former DA candidate Tiffany Caban makes a move.

Entertainment
• Here’s how the Bloods and rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine used each other.

• The Real Kitchen Nightmare: A new restaurant-themed escape room has opened its doors in Long Island City.

Buzzing Back

• In 1968, this song by Steppenwolf went Gold. Although the song is often used in films about bikers, it was originally written as a slow ballad.

• In 1928, actor Adam West was born in Walla Walla, Washington. From 1966-1968, he starred as this famous superhero.

Opinion
• First Lady Chirlane McCray’s effort to battle mental health problems, Thrive NYC, is an even bigger failure then first thought, the Post writes.

• With news of a grade-fixing scandal, the Queens Ledger wonders if everything at Maspeth H.S. – including the admissions process – was rigged.

In the Blogs
• Queens Place Mall welcomed some new tenants recently, including a new Chipotle and Teriyaki One.

• The Backlot Festival at Kaufman Astoria Studios returns this weekend and will feature the first-ever Queens Mutt Show.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets ralliled in the ninth to beat the Rockies, 7-4. The Mets (79-73) are off before starting a series in  Cincinnati with the Reds.

• The Yankees fell to the Angels, 3-2. New York (99-54) wraps up its series with the Angels in the Bronx tonight at 6:35 p.m.

• Tennessee (1-1) and Jacksonville (0-2) meet in Thursday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. The Titans are 2.5-point favorites.

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Real Estate
• The long-stalled Hunters Point Library will finally open next week, more than a decade after it was first announced.

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• Sold – One-bedroom, one-bath, 1,000-square-foot apartment at 76-15 35th Avenue in Jackson heights for $600,000.

Style & Fashion
• Is Alton Mason the hottest male model in the world? Discuss.

• Everlane’s first Brooklyn location features some high-tech design details.

Events
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Official opening of the Unity Garden. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• Flushing – Noon – Elected official cut ribbon on Flushing Creek Esplanade. Opposite of 131-04 40th Rd.

• Fresh Meadows - 4 p.m. – Opening reception for Diplomacy. Sun Yat Sen Hall, St. John’s University, 80-00 Utopia Parkway

• Middle Village – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – State Senator Joe Addabbo Mobile Office Hours. Middle Village Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Ave.

Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – Forest Hills Asian Association Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival. Ridgewood Savings Bank, 107-55 Queens Blvd.

Jackson Heights - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Diversity Plaza, 37th Rd. & 74th St.

Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Juniper Park Civic Association Meeting. Our Lady of Hope, 71st St. & Eliot Ave.

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September 19th, 2019 at 8:53 am

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