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Illegal contraceptives bust in Queens, No charges in love triangle murder

Morning Buzz – A quick top-news synopsis every day at 8 a.m.

Monday, January 13th

Weather • Sunny with a high near 50.

Top Stories
• The guard who was impregnated by an inmate now faces prison time of her own.

• Officials in West Virginia are promising that the chemical spill that contaminated the area’s water supply will soon be cleaned up.

• The nuclear deal Iran and the rest of the world’s global powers agreed to begins onJanuary 20. 

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Queens News
• A Queens man pleaded guilty Friday to selling women’s contraceptive pills without a license from the back seat of his Mazda sedan, where he also sold his own brand of condoms.

• Hundreds of job seekers lined the streets of Queens for a shot at just a few union positions with District Council 19.

• No charges yet in shooting death over Corrections Department love triangle.  

Entertainment
• The real Spider-Man is back from the dead 13 months after Marvel officially squashed him in the comic book. 

• Weekend Box Office
1) Lone Survivor – $38.5 million

2) Frozen - $15 million

3) The Wolf of Wall Street – $9 million

4) The Legend of Hercules – $8.6 million

Opinion
• Paul Krugman thinks the Republican Party is going to have a tough time convincing Americans they are on the side of the poor.

• CNN calls the late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon a fierce warrior who later sought to bring about peace.

Scoreboard
• Knicks face Phoenix tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Garden.

• Rangers topped the Flyers, 4-1. Check the recap here.

• Islanders beat Dallas, 4-2. Check the recap here.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Tomorrow Community Board 3 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side will consider renaming the intersection of Ludlow and Rivington streets “Beastie Boys Square.”

• For sale – For sale – Middle Village – One-family brick home in mint condition. Move-in ready. High-quality renovations. 2.5 baths with half-bath on the main floor. Fully finished basement with sliding doors to backyard. Asking $659,000.
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• For sale – Middle Village North – Two-bedroom, two-bath condo, features terrace and garage. Mint condition, short walk to train, P.S. 128 and park. Asking $439,000

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• Sold - A three-bedroom, one-bath home located at 225-29 106th Ave. in Queens Village for $282,000.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Two men robbed a Bravo supermarket Sunday evening at 32-11 Beach Channel Dr. in Far Rockaway.

• A man was shot at 108-38 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in Jamaica early Sunday morning.

 

Events

• Far Rockaway – 10 a.m. –  State Senator James Sanders and Councilman Donovan Richards urge DOE to look into issues still facing school in wake of Superstorm Sandy. PS 160, 180 Beach 35th St.

• Far Rockaway – 2 p.m. – Relive Rock ‘n’ Roll, Motown and Disco: A free concert for all. Seaside Library, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

• Richmond Hill - 6:30 p.m. – Friends of Richmond Hill presents novelist Masha Hamilton and works from the Afghan women’s writing project. Queens Library, 118-14 Hillside Ave.

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

 

 

Thursday – January +9

Weather
• Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.

Top Stories
• Councilwoman Melisa Mark-Viverito was elected speak of the city council yesterday in an unanimous vote.

• Russia is again on gigh alert after five bodies with gunshot wounds and an explosive device were found in the southern city of Stavropol.

• Thanks to rising prices of oil and gas, every citizen in Norway is now a theoretical millionaire 

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Queens News
• Some Maspeth residents were hit unexpectedly with tickets for still having snow on their sidewalks just a few days after last weeks winter storm.

• Cat lovers in Astoria are concerned about the disappearance of the neighborhood strays• Former Met Tom Glavine will be inducted into this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

Entertainment
• In addition to a new black female cast member, “SNL” has added two more black females to its writing staff

• The Insane Clown Posse has filed a lawsuit with the FBI for allegedly violating their rights of free expression and association and due process.

Opinion
• The NY Post thinks New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could still recover from his latest scandal on the closing of traffics lanes on the G.W. bridge. 

• CNN looks at why President Obama and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates didn’t see eye to eye on certain issues

Reporters Notebook
Rockaway Park resident Philip McManus and members of the Queens Public Transit Committee joined Community Board 5 last night at Christ the King High School, located at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., to thank the board for supporting transportation revitalization on the abandoned Rockaway Beach Line, voted on at their previous meeting in December. “I believe transportation is the key to everything else,” McManus told the board. “We need to work together and I want to thank you for your support.”

Scoreboard
• Nets topped Golden State 102-98. Check the recap here.

• Knicks take on the Heat tonight at 8 p.m. at the Garden

• Rangers topped Chicago 3-2. Check the recap here.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – Home prices in Brooklyn have hit an 11-year-high, while home prices in Queens actually fell a little from 2012.

• For sale – Glendale – Very large two family could be seven bedrooms. Full finished basement. Two car detached garage. Asking $649,000

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• For sale – Maspeth - All modern condo right off Fresh Pond Road. Large living room, kitchen and dining area. One bedroom and bath. Laundry room included. Call for details.
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• Sold - A 60 square foot single family home with two bedrooms and two bathrooms located at 1021 116th St. in College Point for $412,000.

Family/Parenting
• Amy Chua, the author of the controversial book “Tiger Mom,” has stirred the pot again with her newest book.

Here are 10 ways to help get your kid to eat healthier.

 

Events

Flushing – 11 a.m. – Mayor de Blasio administers the oath of office to NYPD recruits, Colden Auditorium, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Flushing – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – New York Mets host annual Winter Blood Drive. Citi Field, Caesars Club

College Point – 4 p.m. – Free robotics workshop for children and teens. Poppenhusen Public Library. 121-23 14 Ave.

Forest Hills – 6 p.m. –  Learn beginners Chinese with Lin San . North Forest Park Library. 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – Melinda Katz inauguration as Queens borough president. Queens College, LeFrak Concert Hall, 65-30 Kissena Bvld.

Flushing – 7:10 p.m. – Mayor de Blasio administers the oath of office to Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Bellerose – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Village Republicans meeting with special guest Frank Scaturro republican candidate for U.S. congress, 4th district. Trattoria Lucia Restaurant. 247-63 Jericho Turnpike

Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104Cop/G-COP Meeting. St. Pancras School, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

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January 10th, 2014 at 12:23 am

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