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Morning Buzz: Woman stabbed outside KFC, Pedestrian injured crossing Northern Blvd.

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Monday, May 13

Weather
• Rain and wind all day. High of just 50 degrees.

Top Stories
• Governor Cuomo has signed a bill adding 600 new speed cameras near New York City schools.

• Former city corrections chief Joseph Ponte may have committed tax return fraud.

• The departmental trial for the cop who killed Eric Garner will begin today.

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LGBTQ Voices  Mon May 13th 5:30pm Featuring performing arts from LGBTQ-identified and LGBTQ-allied artists, and honors community leaders who have helped advance the cause of equality and justice. Queens Center Mall, 90-15 Queens Blvd., 2nd floor, Elmhurst.
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Queens News
• A woman was robbed and stabbed outside of a KFC in Woodside.

• A pedestrian was seriously injured crossing Northern Boulevard after a car rammed into him.

• An out-of-control driver was caught on video destroying a row of cars in Ozone Park.

Politics
Gothamist pens America’s Guide to Bill de Blasio, NYC’s mayor and a possible presidential candidate.

• Senator Schumer has backed a bill aimed at curbing those annoying robocalls.

Entertainment
• HBO’s “Veep” concluded the series in a finale that allowed the show to come full circle.

Weekend Box Office
Avengers: Endgame: $63 million
Pokemon Detective Pikachu: $58 million
The Hustle: $13 million
The Intruder (2019): $6.6 million
Long Shot: $6.1 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot in St. Peter’s Square, Rome.

• In 1986, Lena Dunham was born in NYC.  n 2012, she created this HBO comedy about life in The Big Apple.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Georgia’s abortion law brings up thorny moral questions.

• The Post says New York is pushing forward criminal justice reform too fast.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria has a roundup of who’s hiring this month.

• The World’s Fare is returning to Citi Field for a two-day food and drink extravaganza.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (19-20) game against the Miami Marlins was postponed due to rain.

• The Yankees (24-16) take two of three from the Tampa Bay Rays with a 7-1 win. They begin a three-game home series against the Baltimore Orioles at 6:35 p.m.

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Taste of Sunnyside  Tues May 21st VIP @ 6pm, General Admission @ 7pm This year’s Taste will be bigger and better than ever, with new participating restaurants/beverage purveyors, and an exciting raffle that will have you out exploring Queens all summer! $40-$75. P.C. Richards Parking Lot, Queens Blvd. & 50th St., Sunnyside.
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Real Estate
• The Bluestone Group spent $85 million to take back an Elmhurst property a foreclosure auction.

• For Sale – 63-60 Fitchett Street, Rego Park – Brick 2 family on 40×100 lot offers a “sip down” LR w/ working fireplace, DR plus EIK w/ breakfast nook, 3 BRs, 3 bath, full finished basement w/ bath & large private yard.  $1.288M. The Pastorini Team 917-797-7567

• For Sale – 51-51 Gorsline Street, Elmhurst – One family brick Ranch in prime location offers 2 BRs, 1.5 bath, 1 car garage, 2 car pvt driveway, updated heating & electric.  $839,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Glen Oaks – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,950-square-foot condo at 271-16 Grand Central Parkway for $850,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday afternoon, police responded to a call of a unconscious man at 25th Avenue and 46th Street in Astoria. Police found the man unresponsive lying on the ground. He was declared dead at the scene. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Events
Elmhurst – 5:30 p.m. – LGBTQ Voices. Queens Center Mall, 90-15 Queens Blvd

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

Written by QTadmin

May 13th, 2019 at 8:54 am

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