Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Construction workers injured at Astoria site, AG sues pro-life protesters threatening patients

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Wednesday, June 21

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 86 degrees.

Top Stories
• Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in a hotly-contested and expensive House race in Georgia.

• Michael Brown’s family has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the city of Ferguson. Meanwhile, authorities released dashcam video of Philando Castile’s shooting.

• Iconic rapper Prodigy, one half of the Queensbridge duo Mobb Deep, died from sickle cell anemia at the age of 42.

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Make Music New York Wed June 21st   Now in it’s 11th year, Make Music New York, the largest music event is a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the 5 boroughs.
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Queens News
• Two construction workers were injured and another was trapped after heavy materials fell several floors at an Astoria site.

• Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing pro-life protesters for allegedly harassing patients at a Jamaica women’s clinic.

• A plane with mechanical problems landed at JFK Airport, but no injures have been reported.

Politics
• As the state legislative session wraps up, mayoral control is still up in the air, the Child Victims Act is dead and Cuomo wants more authority over the MTA.

• The controversialhead of the city’s Department of Design and Construction is stepping down.

Entertainment
• Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis announced he is retiring from acting.

• Foo Fighters’ new album will drop in September, accompanied by a tour and self-curated music festival.

Buzzing Back

• In 1965 Mr. Tambourine Man is released, and the folk-rock revolution is on

• In 1982 the Duke of Cambridge Prince William is born in London, England

Opinion
• The Daily News says it’s hypocritical for the City Council to ban heavily regulated circuses while putting captive animals on display at the zoo.

• The Post says Cuomo can help solve the subway crisis by putting more money into signal problems and picking an MTA chair.

In the Blogs
• Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood will be home to a full day of live music today. Check out the schedule.

• Six Queens students were chosen by Congresswoman Grace Meng to attend U.S. service academies.

Trending in New York
Jon Ossoff
#QueenSugar
#WorldOfDance
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Dwight Howard

Scoreboard
• The Mets (31-39) were blanked by the Dodgers, 12-0. The Amazins’ take the Dodgers in Los Angeles again at 10:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (38-30) extend their losing streak after falling to the Angels, 8-3. They face the Angels at Yankee Stadium. First pitch at 7:05 p.m.

• The Brooklyn Nets acquired D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov for Brook Lopez and a draft pick.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Summer Solstice Festival Wed June 21st 5pm – Sundown Celebrate the longest and most light-filled day of the year! Also, the unveiling of our Folly/Function exhibit. Socrates Sculpture Park, Vernon Blvd & Broadway, LIC
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Real Estate
• Nonprofit organization Alphapointe has acquired its new $21.9 million, three-story headquarters in Richmond Hill.

• For Sale – Floral Park – One bedroom co-op in a great location.  New bath, oak floors.  Close to LIRR and shopping.  Maintenance includes heat, hot water and cooking gas.  Asking $239,000  Dave Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

• For Sale – Glendale – Semi detached 2 family home features wood floors, LR, kitchen, 1 BR, full bath and porch on 1st floor.  EIK, LR, 1 BR, full bath on 2nd floor.  Full basement, driveway, 1.5 car garage.  Asking $749,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Beechhurst – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,300-square-foot house at 724 166th Street for $345,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Uber is adding in-app tipping to every U.S. city by the end of the month.

• Captain Morgan won a trademark lawsuit against another booze company called Admiral Nelson.

Events
Queens - All Day Event – Make Music New York!

Jackson Heights – 10 a.m. – Elected and city officials host Day of Action to promote immigrant and tenants rights. Diversity Plaza, 37th Rd. and 74th St.

Bayside – 11 a.m. – Save the Sound launches Unified Water study of Long Island Sound. 28-05 Cross Island Parkway.

Willets Point – 1 p.m. – City Council candidate Hiram Monserrate, community groups unveil Willets Point 21st Century Plan. 126th St. and Willets Point Blvd.

Glendale – 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. – Ridgewood Reservoir Community Listening Meeting.  St. Pancras School, 68-20 Myrtle Avenue

Bellerose – 6:15 p.m. – Mayoral candidate Paul Massey endorses GOP City Council candidate Joe Concannon. PS 191, 85-15 258th St.

Corona – 6:30 p.m. – Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Legal Aid Society host Know Your Rights forum. Plaza del Sol, 37-16 108th St.

Bay Terrace – 7 p.m. – Paul Massey speaks at Northeast Queens Republican Club’s annual summer barbecue. 202-12 Willets Point Blvd.

New Hyde Park – 7:30 p.m. – Alive & Kickin’ perform. Sponsored by Maspeth Federal Savings. Memorial Field, Lincoln Avenue

Jamaica – 9 p.m. – The Rod Stewart Experience.  Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

June 22nd, 2017 at 7:09 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Senate GOP to present health care bill this week, Man shot inside illegal gambling club

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Tuesday, June 20

Top Stories 
• Senate Republicans will present their health care bill this week as they push for a Senate vote next week.

• Rapper Prodigy, a member of the duo Mobb Deep, died at the age of 42 due to complications from sickle-cell anemia.

Queens News
• A man was shot during an argument inside an illegal gambling club in Hollis.

• A man died after he jumped off an elevated train platform in Jackson Heights.

• Archbishop Molloy High School will be hosting a walk and run to honor alumni Karina Vetrano.

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Relay for Life of Middle Village Sat June 24th & Sun June 25th 3pm to 7am Set-Up begins: Sat June 24 at 10 a.m. (Volunteers Needed!) The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is a unique celebration of life in honor and in memory of those whose lives have been touched by cancer. Juniper Valley park Track, 74-01 Juniper Blvd North, Middle Village
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Subway Status 
• Some northbound F trains are running on the A line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St-Washington Sq due to a train with mechanical problems at York St.

• Some northbound F trains are running on the G line from Bergen St to Court Sq then via the E line to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av.

• Expect delays to northbound A, C, E, F and G train service.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expy and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Disabled truck on I-278 westbound approaching Broadway; I-278 right lane blocked.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy westbound between Exit 6 – 94th St and START ROUTE Grand Central Pkwy; I-278; Exit – 29th St.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Linden Pl; I-678and Queens; Bronx County Line – Whitestone Bridge Toll Plaza.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between Exit 11 – Jewel Ave; Ramp and Union Turnpike.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Exit 4 – Liberty Ave and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 30 – Flushing Ave and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
• The Mets take on the Dodgers in Los Angeles again at 10:10 p.m.

• The Yankees hope to snap their losing streak with a home series against the Angels. First pitch at 7:05 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Pretty Little Liars(FREFM, 8PM) – The Liars are convinced they know A.D.’s identity and gear up for a confrontation. Meanwhile, Spencer, Hanna and Caleb team up to investigate and discover new information about Charlotte’s death.

• Downward Dog (ABC 8PM) – Martin has a birthday, but wants to nap in celebration, but Jenn visits with her new puppy and the two end up staying for a few days.

• Animal Kingdom (TNT, 9PM) – The bar is set to open, but Deran worries about telling Smurf about it. Meanwhile, Pope and Amy go on a date as Nicky must choose between Craig and J.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: Scandal Season 6- The presidential election results are announced.

• Hulu: Community Season 3 – From looking ahead to new relationships and careers to dealing with their checkered pasts, everyone is spreading their wings in new, hilarious ways.

• Amazon Video: 10 Cloverfield Lane – After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Floral Park Village – One family brick on over sized lot. Oak floors throughout, large LR w/ wood burning fireplace, huge EIK w/ center island, bath on every floor, finished walk-up attic and basement, private yard w/ 2 car garage.  Asking $799,000  Dave Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

• For Sale – Maspeth – Detached 2 family home. Features 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full basement, 2 car detached garage. Asking $869,000 O’Kane Realty  718-799-1111

Local Eats of the Day

• No. 1 Flower Drum House 
Located at 2105 31st St.

Enjoy a pint size Chicken Broccoli with white or brown rice for $6.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• Glendale – 7:30 p.m. – 104th Precinct Community Council Meeting with Police Commissioner James O’Neill. Sacred Heart, 84-05 78th Ave.

• Howard Beach – 8 p.m. – Mayoral candidate Paul Massey greets voters at Ronald Reagan Republican Club meeting. Lenny’s Clam Bar, 161-30 Cross Bay Blvd.

Tech Tip of the Day 
 Illustrator CC Shortcuts: Click here for a list of keyboard shortcuts to enhance your Adobe Illustrator CC experience.

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June 20th, 2017 at 4:39 pm

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Morning Buzz: Springfield Gardens man busted for flashing teen lifeguard, Arverne housing complex to be renovated

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Tuesday, June 20

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 86.

Top Stories
• The American college student freed by North Korea who was in a coma has passed away at age 22.

• The Supreme Court agreed to hear a potentially impactful case on partisan gerrymandering.

• NASA announced it has discovered 10 new planets outside of the solar system that could sustain life.

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Group Ride to Billy Joel’s 20th Century Cycles Sat June 24th Registration @ 10amJoin us for a group ride to Billy Joel’s 20th Century Cycles. Please come ready to ride with a full tank of gas! The breakfast, ride and museum entry are complimentary. Harley Davidson of New York City, 42-11 Northern Blvd, LIC
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Queens News
• A Springfield Gardens man was busted for flashing a 17-year-old lifeguard at a Long Island pool.

• An affordable housing complex in Arverne that was ravaged by Superstorm Sandy received a multi-million dollar restoration.

• Governor Cuomo ordered a probe into landlords discriminating against immigrants after tenants in Corona received a letter asking to prove their citizenship.

Politics
• A Queens state senator’s switch to the Independent Democratic Conference would hurt him if he runs for an open City Council seat.

• The brother of Kalief Browder, who killed himself after spending years on Rikers Island, is launching a mayoral bid against de Blasio.

Entertainment
• An autopsy revealed that Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin and alcohol in her system when he died.

• Jay Z’s new album 4:44‘ will drop exclusively on Tidal on June 30.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975 the movie Jaws is released

• 1967 actress Nicole Kidman is born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Opinion
• The Daily News says the Supreme Court made the right ruling allowing offensive trademarks on a First Amendment basis.

• The Post asks why de Blasio won’t compromise to save mayoral control, even though he doesn’t hate charter schools.

In the Blogs
• Astoria rental prices have dropped compared to last year, according to a new report.

• East Elmhurst dog owners are banding together to ask for a dog run in the area.

Trending in New York
• Kershaw
• #BetterCallSaul
• #TheBachelorette
• #AddAWomanImproveASong
• Dan Gilbert

Scoreboard
• The Mets (31-38) fell to the Dodgers, 10-6. They take on the Dodgers in Los Angeles again at 10:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (38-29) hope to snap their losing streak with a home series against the Angels. First pitch at 7:05 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Relay for Life of Middle Village Sat June 24th & Sun June 25th 3pm to 7am Set-Up begins: Sat June 24 at 10 a.m. (Volunteers Needed!) The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is a unique celebration of life in honor and in memory of those whose lives have been touched by cancer. Juniper Valley park Track, 74-01 Juniper Blvd North, Middle Village
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Real Estate
• Mehran Enterprises is asking for $238 million for a Flushing retail portfolio on Main Street.

• For Sale – Floral Park Village – One family brick on over sized lot. Oak floors throughout, large LR w/ wood burning fireplace, huge EIK w/ center island, bath on every floor, finished walk-up attic and basement, private yard w/ 2 car garage.  Asking $799,000  Dave Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

• For Sale – Maspeth – Just Listed!  Two family home, 2 BRs over 1BR, full basement, large yard.  Asking $745,000  Ania Sikorski Home Hunters Real Estate  917-224-0659

• Sold – Briarwood – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700-square-foot co-op at 144-21 79th Avenue for $179,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Virtual and augmented reality headsets are expected to hit 100 million units sold by 2021.

• Snapchat’s stock has surged since its $100 million merger with Time Warner.

Events
• Astoria – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – LIC Summit 2017: Innovating Community.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue

• Hillcrest – 11 a.m. – Councilman Rory Lancman and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3 denounce Charter Communications’ use of out-of-state contractors. Charter/Spectrum Headend Location, 76-45 164th St.

• Jamaica – 12:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman make an announcement. 148th St. and Jamaica Ave.

• Beechhurst – 4 p.m. – NYC Parks and Councilman Paul Vallone cut ribbon on $1.6 million renovation of soccer fields. Little Bay Park, parking lot under Throgs Neck Bridge off Cross Island Parkway Service Road.

• Glendale – 7:30 p.m. – 104th Precinct Community Council Meeting with Police Commissioner James O’Neill. Sacred Heart, 84-05 78th Ave.

• Howard Beach – 8 p.m. – Mayoral candidate Paul Massey greets voters at Ronald Reagan Republican Club meeting. Lenny’s Clam Bar, 161-30 Cross Bay Blvd.

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June 20th, 2017 at 4:33 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Russia issues warning after U.S. downs Syrian jet, Landlord demanding tenants’ immigration status faces complaint

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Monday, June 19

Top Stories 
• Russia issued a warning to the U.S. after a Syrian military jet was shot down by an American fighter jet.

• The MTA will no longer use certain prerecorded messages and instead use live announcements.

Queens News
• Senator Jose Peralta filed a complaint on a Queens landlord who demanded the immigration status of his tenants.

• ICE agents arrested three people outside the Queens Criminal Courthouse.

• Police are searching for a man accused of robbing a bagel shop’s tip jar and attacking a worker.

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LIC Summit 2017: Innovating Community Tues June 20th 8am – 2pm Focusing on how we knit the community together through innovating at every level and exploration of the most relevant issues affecting our present and shaping our future. Tickets Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria 
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Subway Status 
• 1, 2, and 3 trains are running with delays in both directions due to an unauthorized person on the tracks at 96 St.

• A, C, and F trains are running with delays after an earlier incident at High St.

• Court Sq bound G trains are running with delays due to signal problems at Metropolitan Av.

• Northbound R and W trains are running express from Canal St to 34 St-Herald Sq due to a train with mechanical problems at 34 St-Herald Sq.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-678 southbound between I-495 Long Island Expy and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between START ROUTE I-678; JFK Expy near JFK Airport and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Disabled truck on I-278 eastbound approaching Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge left and center lanes blocked until further notice.

• Accident on I-278 westbound just past Exit 26 – Hamilton Ave left lane blocked.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Shore Pkwy; Belt System – Shore Pkwy and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports

• The Mets are traveling to Los Angeles tomorrow to take on the Dodgers at 10:10 p.m.

• The Yankees host the Angels at 7:05 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• The Bachelorette (ABC 8PM) – Rachel and the guys head to Hilton Head Island, S.C., where one bachelor struggles with a fear of heights on the Goodyear Blimp. Later, Rachel and her date attend a private concert and the guys participate in a spelling bee.

• American Ninja Warrior (NBC, 8PM) – A qualifying round from San Antonio features the Spinning Bridge and Sky Hooks obstacles.

• Better Call Saul (AMC, 10PM) – In the Season 3 finale, Kim takes time off, while Jimmy tries to make amends; Nacho gambles with his future; and Hamlin pushes Chuck to make a decision.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 – One of Grey Sloan’s own lands in the hospital.

• Hulu: Star Trek: Beyond – The USS Enterprise crew encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

• Amazon Video: Gone Baby Gone – Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl’s kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Jamaica – One family home w/ 3 BRs, large LR w/ fireplace, full DR, 1.5 bath, large enclosed porch.  Huge basement w/ full bath, built in bar, office, summer kitchen, large entertainment area, two car garage.  Asking $939,000  O’Kane Realty  718-799-1111

• For Sale – Elmhurst / Maspeth – One family brick, 3 BR, pvt driveway, large yard w/ access from 1st floor. Full walk-in basement w/ full bath.  Asking $798,000  Lou Pastorini Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

Local Eats of the Day

• Cafe 52 Restaurant
Located at 5129 43rd Ave.

Enjoy a Grilled Chicken Club for $8.75.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• Woodside – 5 p.m. – ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Sculpt for Adults.Queens Library at Woodside, 54-22 Skillman Ave.

• Middle Village – 5:15 p.m. – Family Fun Night. Queens Library at Middle Village, 72-31 Metropolitan Ave

• Long Island City – 5:30 p.m. – Flower Arrangements by Anna Kao. Queens Library at Long Island City, 37-44 21st St.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Google Maps: You can access Smarty Pins, a Google Maps based geography and trivia game. Click here to play.

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Written by QTadmin

June 20th, 2017 at 4:30 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by The Banad Law Offices P.C., Immigration & Nationality Law

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Monday, June 19

Weather
• Thunderstorms throughout the afternoon and evening with a high of 85 degrees.

Top Stories
• One was killed and several were injured in a terror attack outside a London mosque. 

• Missing sailors were found dead in sleeping compartments after a US Navy destroyer collided with another ship. 

• Multiple casualties are reported after gunman attacked a resort in Mali. 

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10th Annual Martin Luther School Cougar Golf Classic Mon June 19th Full BBQ lunch, Shotgun Start at 1pm. Dinner Reception and much more! Contact Chris Brown 718-894-4000 ext 221. Douglaston Golf Course & Manor, 63-20 Marathon Parkway, Douglaston
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Queens News
• A 9/11 recovery worker from Queens was targeted by immigration agents for deportation. 

• A man was found stabbed to death in a Rockaway public housing complex.

 Police released surveillance footage of a man that stole a tip jar in Astoria.

Politics
• Congressman Steve Scalise’s condition was upgraded after he underwent an additional surgery on Saturday.  

• Trump’s lawyer says he’s not under investigation, even though the president said he was on Twitter.

Entertainment
• Jay-Z and Beyonce welcomed twins this weekend. 

Weekend Box Office
 Cars 3 – $53 million
• Wonder Woman – $40 million
• All Eyez on Me – $23 million
• The Mummy (2017) – $13 million
• 47 Meters Down – $11 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2013 James Gandolfini, TV’s Tony Soprano, dies at 51

• In 1962 singer, songwriter and choreographer Paula Abdul is born in San Fernando, California

Opinion
• Team Trump has been successful in their battle against the violent MS-13 gang, the NY Post says.

• The City should consider raising the ferry price for beachgoers and tourists to ease the burden on commuters, the NY Daily News says.

In the Blogs
• A Queens woman is suing Resorts World Casino over a unpaid $43 million jackpot.

• Disco Paws pet store is coming to Ditmars Boulevard. 

Trending in New York
• #FinsburyPark
• #BroadwayBares
• #nbc4ny
• #BB19
• #SHINE_FOREVER

Scoreboard
• The Mets (31-37) beat the Nationals, 5-1. They’re traveling to Los Angeles tomorrow to take on the Dodgers at 10:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (38-29) ended their west coast trip with a loss to the A’s, 4-3. They’re hosting the Angels at 7:05 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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LIC Summit 2017: Innovating Community Tues June 20th 8am – 2pm Focusing on how we knit the community together through innovating at every level and exploration of the most relevant issues affecting our present and shaping our future. Tickets Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria 
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Real Estate
• Donald Trump’s childhood home in Jamaica Estates has already found a renter.

• For Sale – Elmhurst/Maspeth – One family brick, 3 BR, pvt driveway, large yard w/ access from 1st floor. Full walk-in basement w/ full bath.  Asking $798,000  Lou Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

• For Sale – Jamaica – One family home w/ 3 BRs, large LR w/ fireplace, full DR, 1.5 bath, large enclosed porch.  Huge basement w/ full bath, built in bar, office, summer kitchen, large entertainment area, two car garage.  Asking $939,000  O’Kane Realty  718-799-1111

• Sold – Jamaica – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on 161st Street for $685,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Police arrested a 15-year-old in connection with last weekend’s shooting in Laurelton. According to police, the suspect was a victim himself in a Fridayshooting within the confines of the 113th precinct.

Events
• Rockaway -11 a.m. – Elected officials celebrate the restoration kickoff of Ocean Bay Apartments , 434 Beach 54th St.

• Douglaston – 1 p.m. – 10th Annual Martin Luther School Cougar Golf Classic.  Douglaston Golf Course, 63-20 Marathon Pkwy.

• Flushing – 1 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo to announce Flushing waterways community visioning workshop. Office of Council Member Peter Koo, 135-27 38th Ave., Suite 388.

• Flushing – 1:30 p.m. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng holds reception for her nominees who will attend the U.S. Service Academies. Congresswoman Meng’s Northeast Queens office, 40-13 159th St.

Written by QTadmin

June 19th, 2017 at 8:14 am

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Afternoon Buzz: Trump announces revisions to Obama’s Cuba policy, Death of 3-year-old boy deemed a homicide

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Friday, June 16

Top Stories 
• President Trump announced revisions to Obama’s Cuba policy, including travel and economic restrictions.

• The New York State Commission of Forensic Science approved theuse of familial DNA to solve crimes.

Queens News
• The death of a 3-year-old boy who was covered in bruises was deemed a homicide.

• Police released photos and video of a suspect accused of shooting a man outside a deli last month in Murray Hill.

• Queens residents are concerned LIRR summer service changes will cause overcrowding on the 7 train.

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Sigur Ros Sat June 17th 7pm The awe-inspiring live visuals make for some of the most intimate performances the band has presented in years. $49.50 – $99.50 Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills 
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Subway Status 
• Southbound C trains are running express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to W 4 St-Washington Sq.

• Southbound E trains are running express from 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal to W 4 St-Washington Sq.

• Expect delays on A and D trains.

• F trains are running with delays after an earlier incident at Ditmas Av.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.
Weekend Service Changes

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Saturday.

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Sunday.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 17E – I-278 and Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound 82nd St to I-678 – Van Wyck Expy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound Exit 12B – I-495; Ramp to Linden Blvd.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge and Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

• Disabled vehicle on I-278 eastbound Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expy Exit left lane blocked.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit – 38th St; Sunset Park Industrial Park and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
Friday
• The Mets continue their four-game set with the visiting Nationals at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yanks take on the As in Oakland at 9:35 p.m.
Saturday
• The Amazins face the Nationals at Citi Field at 4:10 p.m.
• The Yankees play the Athletics at 4:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their crucial series against the Nats with a 1:10 p.m.matinee.
• The Bombers finish their four-game series with the Athletics. First pitch at 4:05 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Ginormous Food (FOOD, 8PM) – Josh goes to Pittsburgh looking for massive meals at Emporio, Primanti Bros, and Bakn Quake.

• Reign (CW, 9PM) – In the series finale, Mary changes the course of history with a decision she makes, and her perilous move for survival causes her to have a stunning realization.

• Space Jam (VH1, 10PM) – Basketball’s Michael Jordan teams up with Bugs Bunny after aliens plot to kidnap Bugs for their failing theme park, Moron Mountain.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: Aquarius Season 2- Detective Sam Hodiak of the LAPD served his country during World War II, and now protects his city in the late 1960s.

• Hulu: Parks and Recreation Season 4 – Leslie is finally approached with the possibility of mounting a political campaign for public office.

• Amazon Video: Contact – Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 18th 2pm-4pm 46-49 189 St, Flushing – Colonial 2 family home. Features 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, finished basement, finished walk-up attic, private driveway, and backyard. Asking $949,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale – Maspeth – Detached 2 family home, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,  full finished basement, private driveway. Asking $889,000 O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

• Burger Club 
Located at 32-02 30th Ave.

Enjoy their Burger Club Classic with Cheese for $8.50.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• Forest Hills - 6:30 p.m. – Darryl Hall and John Oates & Tears for Fears.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.
• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Screening of A.I. Artificial Intelligence.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Astoria – 8 p.m. – Murder at the Prom: A Comedy Murder-Mystery Dinner Show.  Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Kevin Spacey’s one-man play “Clarence Darrow”. $59 Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Saturday
• Glendale – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Rain Barrel Giveaway.  Glendale Yeshiva, 74-10 88th St.
• Jackson Heights – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Assemblyman Michael DenDekker hosts SAFE event to dispose harmful household products. Jackson Heights Shopping Center, 75-35 31st Ave.
• Rego Park - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Pirates & Princesses Family Fun Day.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Kew Gardens – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Civil War Re-enactment.  Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd.
• Astoria – Noon – Forgotten NY: Mid-Astoria. Meet at Astoria’s Flatiron Blvd, 27th Ave & Astoria Blvd.
 Astoria – Noon to 2 p.m. – Get Your $hit Together: Personal Finance for Women.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Ridgewood – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Meet John Adams.  Onderdonk House, 18209 Flushing Ave.
• Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – Veterans of Foreign Wars Meeting.  John V. Daniels Post #2813, 47-53 43rd St.
• LIC – 2 to 4 p.m. – LIC Cultural Alliance Art Stroll.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
• Douglaston – 6 p.m. – Family Camping.  Alley Pond park, 69-70 230th St.
• Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – Sigur Ros performs.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Dance the Night Away.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: SING  Crocheron Park, 133-39 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

Sunday
• Astoria – 10:30 a.m. & 3 p.m. – Virtual Bike Ride with E.T.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Astoria – 12:30 p.m. – Screening of: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Flushing – 1 to 4 p.m. – Family Fun Day.  Albert H. Mauro Playground, Park Drive East & 73rd Ave Terrace.
• Flushing - 2 to 4 p.m. – Quintet of the Americas.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Astoria – 3 p.m. – Screening of: A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Part of Spielberg Summer). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Flushing – 4 p.m. – Pan Asian Repertory Theatre: Lost in Shanghai.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Woodhaven – 5 to 6:30 p.m. – History of Rock & Roll featuring Pauly & The Goodfellas.  George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park.
• Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Screening of: Minority Report. (Part of Spielberg Summer) Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Woodside – 8 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: The Pink Singer. Windmuller Park, 52nd St & 39th Drive.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Google Docs: You can access a list of shortcuts on Google Docs by using CTRL + / (PC) or CMD + / (Mac).

Have a tech tip to share? Contact us at queensnewsticker@queensledger.com.

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June 16th, 2017 at 4:10 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by SMS Stone Floor & Countertop Restoration Services

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Friday, June 16

Weather
• Overcast with rain showers at times. High of 73. Saturday will be cloudy with a high of 82. Expect some sun on Sunday with a high of 85 degrees.

Top Stories
• Democrats and Republicans united for an emotional baseball game a day after a congressman was shot while practicing.

• The Pentagon will send an additional 4,000 more American troops to Afghanistan, hoping to break a stalemate in the war.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio thinks the city should run the MTA if the state can’t fix the subway crisis.

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Sigur Ros Sat June 17th 7pm The awe-inspiring live visuals make for some of the most intimate performances the band has presented in years. $49.50 – $99.50 Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills 
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If you are interested in advertising in the Newsticker, click here.

Queens News
• A Queens woman got up to 22 years in prison for a wrong-way crash that killed a mother and her two daughters in 2015.

• The New York Mets are adding more protective nets to Citi Field to improve safety for fans.

• Kew Gardens residents are upset about spike strips outside their buildingwhere kids play.

Politics
• Faith leaders were furious after Bill de Blasio, Paul Massey and Nicole Malliotakis all skipped a mayoral forum.

• IDC leader Jeff Klein hit back at the DNC and national Democrats for not appealing to middle-class voters.

Entertainment
• A judge granted Karrueche Tran a five-year restraining order against ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

• Aisha Tyler is leaving CBS’s “The Talk” after six seasons.

Buzzing Back

• In 1884 First roller coaster in America opens

• In 1971 rapper and actor Tupac Shakur is born in East Harlem, New York

Opinion
• The Daily News says an angry Donald Trump is now waging war against on special counsel Robert Mueller.

• The Post says subway riders should blame the governor for the MTA’s crisisand funding shortfalls.

In the Blogs
• Take a look at how the recently-passed city budget will impact Astoria.

• A “Trash Kingpins” site details the issues with the private waste industry.

Trending in New York
• #AllEyezOnMe
• Beautiful Thugger Girls
• Chris Sale
• #SHOF2017
• #DailyShowLibrary

Scoreboard
• The Mets (30-35) fell to the rival Nationals, 8-3.

• The Yankees (38-26) lost again in walk-off fashion to the Athletics, 8-7.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets continue their four-game set with the visiting Nationals at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yanks take on the As in Oakland at 9:35 p.m.
Saturday
• The Amazins face the Nationals at Citi Field at 4:10 p.m.
• The Yankees play the Athletics at 4:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their crucial series against the Nats with a 1:10 p.m.matinee.
• The Bombers finish their four-game series with the Athletics. First pitch at 4:05 p.m.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Get Your $hit Together: Personal Finance for Women Sat June 17th 12-2pm Anyone holding student loan and/or credit card debt, struggling to build a savings account, or dealing with stagnant income would benefit from this class. $25 Q.E.D., 27-16 23rdAvenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Donald Trump’s childhood home in Jamaica Estates will hit the rental market this week.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 17th & Sun June 18th 11am-5pm  66-34 Jay Avenue, Maspeth  Two family stone house features 3 BRS, 2 bath on each floor.  Central air & heat, oak floors throughout, modern water heaters, spray foam insulation, sound proof.  Parking for 2 cars. Asking $1,275,000  Call Mike  347-210-2159

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 17th 1-3pm  62-48 65th Street, Middle Village  Semi detached one family home 3 blocks to Metro M station.  3 BRs, 1 car detached garage, nice yard w/ back deck, full finished basement.  Asking $619,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Bayside – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 50-19 207th Street for $928,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• The Village Voice provides a guide to the city’s best bodegas, including Tokyo Market in Astoria and Cherry Valley Deli in Whitestone.

• Forest Hill’s Shake Shack float is among the best ice cream options this summer, Eater says.

Restaurant ABC’s – South Ozone Park
Grade A – Long Shots, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. – Filth flies.
Grade B – Jay’s Roti Hut, 135-09 Lefferts Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, evidence of rats, evidence of mice.
Grade C – Don Peppe, 135-58 Lefferts Blvd. – Filth flies, Personal cleanliness inadequate.

Events
• Elmhurst – 10 a.m. – State Senator Jose Peralta and ACE announce new cleaning services for Roosevelt Avenue. 83rd St. and Roosevelt Ave.

• Woodside – 10 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer announces 108 new trash bins in western Queens. 60th St. and Woodside Ave.

• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Councilman Costa Constantinides celebrates funding to transform Hallets Peninsula. 4-25 Astoria Blvd.

• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo and Charles B. Wang Community Health Center announce seminar on understanding depression and seeking support. Koo’s District office, 135-27 38th Ave., Suite 388.

• LIC – 2:30 p.m. – Councilman Van Bramer, parents and students announce long-awaited stop sign at intersection. 51st Ave. and 5th St.

• Forest Hills 6:30 p.m. – Darryl Hall and John Oates & Tears for Fears.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Screening of A.I. Artificial Intelligence.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue

• Astoria – 8 p.m. – Murder at the Prom: A Comedy Murder-Mystery Dinner Show.  Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Avenue

• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Kevin Spacey’s one-man play “Clarence Darrow”.  $59 Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Saturday
• Glendale – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Rain Barrel Giveaway.  Glendale Yeshiva, 74-10 88th Street
• Jackson Heights – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Assemblyman Michael DenDekker hosts SAFE event to dispose harmful household products. Jackson Heights Shopping Center, 75-35 31st Ave.
• Rego Park 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Pirates & Princesses Family Fun Day.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
• Kew Gardens – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Civil War Re-enactment.  Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road
• Astoria – Noon – Forgotten NY: Mid-Astoria. Meet at Astoria’s Flatiron Blvd, 27th Ave & Astoria Blvd.
 Astoria – Noon to 2 p.m. – Get Your $hit Together: Personal Finance for Women.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
• Ridgewood – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Meet John Adams.  Onderdonk House, 18209 Flushing Avenue
• Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – Veterans of Foreign Wars Meeting.  John V. Daniels Post #2813, 47-53 43rd Street
• LIC – 2 to 4 p.m. – LIC Cultural Alliance Art Stroll.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
• Douglaston – 6 p.m. – Family Camping.  Alley Pond park, 69-70 230th Street
• Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – Sigur Ros performs.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Dance the Night Away.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Jamaica – 8 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: SING  Crocheron Park, 133-39 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Sunday
• Astoria – 10:30 a.m. & 3 p.m. – Virtual Bike Ride with E.T.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave
• Astoria – 12:30 p.m. – Screening of: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave
• Flushing – 1 to 4 p.m. – Family Fun Day.  Albert H. Mauro Playground, Park Drive East & 73rd Ave Terrace
• Flushing 2 to 4 p.m. – Quintet of the Americas.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
• Astoria – 3 p.m. – Screening of: A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Part of Spielberg Summer). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave
• Flushing – 4 p.m. – Pan Asian Repertory Theatre: Lost in Shanghai.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Woodhaven – 5 to 6:30 p.m. – History of Rock & Roll featuring Pauly & The Goodfellas.  George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park
• Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Screening of: Minority Report. (Part of Spielberg Summer) Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave
• Woodside – 8 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: The Pink Singer. Windmuller Park, 52nd Street & 39th Drive

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June 16th, 2017 at 2:26 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Blimp crashes near US Open in Wisconsin, Police impersonator targeting victims through Craigslist

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Thursday, June 15

Top Stories 
• A blimp caught fire and crashed near the US Open golf tournament in Wisconsin, leaving the pilot injured.

• An SUV struck two people after it jumped a curb in Hell’s Kitchen.

Queens News
• Police are searching for a police impersonator who has been groping and robbing victims through Craigslist ads.

• One person was injured after a fire broke out in a building in Murray Hill.

• A dozen Astoria shops will offer discounts to MTA riders during the N train shutdown in August.

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Pirates & Princesses Family Fun Day Sat June 17th 11am-2pm Meet and greet with pirates and princesses, make Father’s Day crafts, performances by Candy Twisted Balloons and more! Don’t forget your camera! Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd, Rego Park
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Subway Status 
• Northbound D and N trains are running with delays due to a sick passenger at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvd to Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound 69th Rd; Ramp to Linden Blvd.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expy to Exit 23 – Cross Island Pkwy Winchester Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound Linden Blvd to Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 westbound Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge  to Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound Exit 29B – Tillary St to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expy to Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

• Delays on Belt System – Shore Parkway eastbound Stillwell Ave to Exit 14 – Pennsylvania Ave.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
• The Mets host the Nationals for the start of a four-game set at home with first pitch at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees continue their west coast swing in Oakland at 10:05 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• The Help (TNT, 7 p.m.) – A débutante in 1960s Mississippi sends her community into an uproar by conducting a series of probing interviews with the black female servants of the area’s most-prominent families.

• The First 48 (A&E, 9 p.m.) – A New Orleans teenager is gunned down while walking home from the store.

• Queen of the South (USA, 10 p.m.) – Teresa and crew rig a high-stakes narco horse race, but old enemies—and old flames—threaten to tear everything apart.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: Marvel’s Agents of Shield Season 4 – The Ghost Rider arrives at S.H.I.E.L.D.’s doorstep.

• Hulu: The Girls in the Band – The untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their journeys from the late 1930’s to the present day.

• Amazon Video: Covert Affairs Season 3 – Annie’s mission in Stockholm turned deadly and she returns to the one person who has always been there for her – Auggie.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE -Sat June 17th 12:30pm- 2pm  79-68 77th Rd, Glendale  Semi-detached home. 1st Fl Living room/dining room, Eik, .5 Bath. 2nd Fl Has 3 Bedrooms and 1 Bath. Asking $638,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 18th 11am-1pm  99-60 63rd Road, Rego Park  Spacious 1 BR co-op, 3 blocks to 63rd Road subway. Parquet flooring throughout, large windows, great closet space. 24 hour doorman, all utilities included. Asking $219,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

Home Made Taqueria
Locations:
45-09 34th Ave.
71-03 Grand Ave.
40-10 Junction Blvd.

Enjoy their Taco, Quesadilla, Tostada Combo for $9.95.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
 LIC – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – QEDC Workshop: Legal Clinic. The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th St.

• Richmond Hill - 6 p.m. – Big Top Science.  Buddy Monument, Park Lane South and Myrtle Ave.

• Jamaica - 6:30 p.m. – Queens Library meetings of the Executive Committee and the Buildings And Grounds Committee. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association Meeting. St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22 44th St.

• East Elmhurst – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 3 Meeting.  Louis Armstrong Middle School, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

• Fresh Meadows – 8 p.m. – NY Philharmonic Concert in the Park.  Cunningham Park, 193rd St. and Union Turnpike.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Google Easter Egg – You can unlock and play “PAC-MAN” by searching “pacman” on Google using your computer or cellphone.

Have a tech tip to share? Contact us at queensnewsticker@queensledger.com.

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June 15th, 2017 at 4:07 pm

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Zara Realty

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Thursday, June 15

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 73 degrees.

Top Stories
• Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice. 

• After yesterday’s shooting, the congressional baseball game will go on as a sign of unit. 

• A gunman killed three people and himself in a San Francisco UPS facility.

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Pirates & Princesses Family Fun Day Sat June 17th 11am-2pm Meet and greet with pirates and princesses, make Father’s Day crafts, performances by Candy Twisted Balloons and more! Don’t forget your camera! Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd, Rego Park
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If you are interested in advertising in the Newsticker, click here.

Queens News
• A church in Ridgewood may be used to provide overnight beds for street homeless. 

• The NYPD’s new noise rule may have prevented cops from stopping a shooting in Queens. 

• Police are looking for a Queens man in connection with a string of burglaries. 

Politics
• Legislators want all references in state laws to firefighters or police officers to be gender neutral.

• The former Brooklyn assemblyman busted in a Medicaid scam was hit with additional charges. 

Entertainment
• The victim at the center of the Bachelor in Paradise sexual assault investigation has finally spoken publicly about the incident. 

• The Grammys are introducing online voting.

Buzzing Back

• In 1965 U.S. planes bomb North Vietnam

• In 1973 actor Neil Patrick Harris is born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Opinion
• Ross Douthat looks for a better Shakespearean allegory for Trumpism than Julius Ceaser, in the NY Times.

• Taxpayers are also getting shafted by failing New York City schools, the NY Post says.

In the Blogs
• Check out photos from the Forest Hills Festival of the Arts. 

• Rim thieves are targeting cars in southeast Queens. 

Trending in New York
• #RHONY
• El Gary
• #MayweatherMcGregor
• #NiagaraFalls
• Jerry West

Scoreboard
• The Mets (30-34) beat the Cubs 9-4. They host the Nationals for the start of a four-game set at home with first pitch at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees fell to the Angels, 7-5. They continue their west coast swing in Oakland at 10:05 p.m.

• The Rangers announced that they have bought out longtime defenseman Dan Girardi. 

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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Virtual Bike Ride with E.T. Sun June 18th 10:30am & 3pm Participants will take turns pedaling through their collective outer space world using a stationary bike and Google Cardboard virtual reality viewers. Part of the See it Big! Spielberg Summer Series$50 for parent and child, $35 for each additional child  Redstone Theater @ MoMI, 36-01 35thAvenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• South Jamaica studios at less than $400 a month are up for grabs in an affordable housing lottery.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 17th 1-3pm  78-33 64th Street, Glendale   Detached one family offers 3 BRS, modern kitchen w/ granite countertops, wood floors.  Comes with 2 wall mounted flat screen TVs, nice yard w/ above ground pool.  Asking $699,000 Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun June 18th 11am-1pm  99-60 63rd Road, Rego Park   Spacious 1 BR co-op, 3 blocks to 63rd Road subway. Parquet flooring throughout, large windows, great closet space. 24 hour doorman, all utilities included. Asking $219,000 O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Whitestone – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom home on Willets Point Boulevard for $1.07 million. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
• The women making Ivanka Trump’s clothing earn Asia’s lowest wage. 

• See all the best looks from Max Mara’s garden party. 

Events
• LIC – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – LIC Expo.  45th Avenue between Jackson Avenue and 23rd Street.

• Kew Gardens 10:30 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz will hold a regular public hearing on land use. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard.

 Elmhurst – 4 p.m. – New York Secretary of State Rossana Rosado host discussion on state’s immigrant communities. Queens Public Library, 86-07 Broadway.

 LIC – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – QEDC Workshop: Legal Clinic. The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th St.

• Richmond Hill 6 p.m. – Big Top Science.  Buddy Monument, Park Lane South and Myrtle Avenue.

• Jamaica 6:30 p.m. – Queens Library meetings of the Executive Committee and the Buildings And Grounds Committee. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard.

• Astoria 7 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer attends the Ridgewood Democrat’s annual dinner and dance. Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave.

• Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association Meeting. St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22 44th Street

• Corona 7 p.m. – Local radio stations, newspapers and advocacy groups host a town hall meeting ahead of mayoral debates, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

• Astoria 7:30 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer attends the Al-Amin Jems Masjid Islamic Center’s Iftar celebration. Al-Amin Jems Masjid Islamic Center, 35-19 36th Ave.

• East Elmhurst – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 3 Meeting.  Louis Armstrong Middle School, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

• Fresh Meadows – 8 p.m. – NY Philharmonic Concert in the Park.  Cunningham Park, 193rd St. and Union Turnpike.

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June 15th, 2017 at 2:04 pm

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Afternoon Buzz: Lawmaker critically injured in GOP baseball shooting, Bangladeshi diplomat accused of holding housekeeper captive

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Wednesday, June 14

Top Stories 
• A gunman shot and injured five people including lawmaker Steve Scalise at a congressional baseball practice.

• Fatal drug overdoses in New York increased last year by 46 percent with opioids largely to blame.

Queens News
• A Bangladeshi diplomat was arrested for allegedly holding his housekeeper captive for five years.

• Police are searching for a man who stole $47,000 worth of jewelryfrom five Kew Gardens apartments.

• The city plans to install Slow Zones on three Hunters Point streets but rejected requests to install a stop sign.

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Darryl Hall & John Oates and Tears For Fears Fri June 16th 6:30pm $79.50-$199.50Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills 
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Subway Status 
• Some southbound 3 trains are running local from 96 St to Times Square-42 St due to signal problems at 59 St-Columbus Circle.

• 6 trains are running with delays after an earlier water main break at E 143 St-St Mary’s.

• Northbound R trains are running express from 36 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr due to a sick passenger at Union St. Expect delays on D and N trains.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 lower level westbound to Exit 17E – I-278.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expy and Fingerboard Road; Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between 48th St; Ramp and Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd and Exit 8 – Main St.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
• The Mets finish their series with the Cubs in Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees will complete their three-game set in Los Angeles at 10:07 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• MasterChef (FOX, 8 p.m.) – The Top 20 chefs compete in the first mystery-box challenge of the season, which involves preparing a dish using a dozen popular ingredients found on many American home cooks’ shopping lists.

• The Carmichael Show (NBC, 9 p.m.) – Jerrod survives a tragedy, then fights against being labeled a victim and being coddled by his family. Complications result when he’s forced to tell the police exactly what he saw.

• Fargo (FX, 10 pm.) – Emmit sits down with Gloria and Nikki negotiates a deal.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: Quantico Season 2 - Alex arrives at The Farm, the CIA’s secret facility.

• Hulu: Control Room – A documentary on perception of the United States’s war with Iraq, with an emphasis on Al Jazeera’s coverage.

• Amazon Video: Creed – Former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Middle Village – Semi detached 2 family brick features 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms each apt.  Finished basement w/ entrance to private yard, 1 car garage, 1/2 block to Juniper Park.  Asking $1.499M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale – Woodside – Renovated 2 family home, 3 bedrooms, 3 full bath, 2 car garage and driveway. Asking $899,000 Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

Local Eats of the Day

• The Maspeth Pizza House
Located at 55-60 60th St.

Enjoy a 10″ Margherita Pizza for $7.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• Astoria – 6 p.m. – Housing Workshop with Queens Legal Services.  Central Astoria LDC, 25-69 38th St.

• Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – Jack Johnson performs.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Councilman Van Bramer attends Ravenswood Houses Tenants Association meeting. Ravenswood Community Center, 35-40 21st St.

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Meeting.  Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• Rockaway Park – 8:45 p.m. – GOP mayoral candidate Paul Massey speaks at Rockaway GOP Club Summer BBQ. Belle Harbor Yacht Club, Beach 126th St. and Belle Harbor Dr.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Safe Browsing: Due to different threats on the Internet, it is essential to learn how to protect yourself online. Click here for a list of safe browsing tips.

Written by QTadmin

June 15th, 2017 at 1:59 pm

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