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Afternoon Buzz: Teen dies during football practice in the Bronx, Nine gang members charged for Queens and Brooklyn shootings

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Tuesday, August 22

Top Stories 
• The Treasury Department set sanctions on Russian and Chinese companies that advanced North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

• A 14-year-old teen died during football practice at Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx.

Queens News
• Nine Brooklyn gang members were charged for seven separate shootings in Brooklyn and Queens.

• A man who disguised himself as a woman to ambush a rival was shot in Corona.

• The popular “guy with the straightener at the Queens Center Mall” announced his departure after working there for 13 years.

Subway Status 
• No M trains between Myrtle Av and Metropolitan Av

Due to switch problems at Astoria-Ditmars Blvd, the following service changes are in effect:

• N and W trains are running with delays in both directions.

• Some northbound N trains terminate at Queensboro Plaza.

• Northbound W trains are running on the Q line from 57 St-7 Av to 96 St.
Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 29B – Tillary St.

• Accident on I-678 southbound just past Northern Blvd; NY 25A  center lane blocked.

• Accident on I-495 westbound at Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge left lane blocked.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Linden Blvd and Exit 8 – Main St until further notice.

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

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between 59th St and Exit – 38th St; Sunset Park Industrial Park.

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


• The Mets (54-69) fell to the Diamondbacks, 3-2. They face the D-Backs again at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (66-57) head to Detroit for a three-game series with the Tigers. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.

• The New York Giants lost to the Cleveland Browns in a preseason match, 10-6.

Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day @ US Open
Saturday August 26th  9:30am
Kids can explore the grounds, take part in free tennis activities, listen to acts such as Aja9 and Summer Valentine performing on the AAKD Festival Stage powered by Radio Disney. http://www.arthurashekidsday.com/   USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center, Flushing Meadow Corona Park.

What’s On TV Tonight

• The Fosters (FREFM, 8PM) – Mariana tries to innocently get closer to Logan, but her plan backfires when Logan’s girlfriend finds out. Meanwhile, Brandon’s jealous of Courtney and Gabe’s budding romance, making him question his relationship with Grace.

• Animal Kingdom (TNT, 9PM) – With Smurf in jail, Baz makes his move to run the family, but his brothers have other plans.

• Hollywood Game Night (NBC, 10PM) – The celebrity players are Mel B, Darius Rucker, Sherri Shepherd, David Feherty, Derek Hough and Andy Richter.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: That ’70s Show Season 3 – Red decides he’s been too lenient, so he sets up a few house rules.

• Hulu: Broad City Season 1 – Broad City follows two women throughout their daily lives in New York City, making the smallest and mundane events hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time.

• Amazon Video: The Wire Season 4 – As the vitriolic mayoral race continues, four boys from West Baltimore balance attending school with the temptations of crime.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Corona – Large one bedroom Co-op.  Low maintenance of $376 includes all.  Large LR & BR, lots of closets, walk to M or R trains & shopping.  Asking $189,000 Dave Pastorini @ Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

• For Sale – Glendale – Detached one family home features 4 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 partial bath, kitchen with breakfast nook, finished attic and basement, private driveway, garage, and yard. Asking $718,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

Local Eats of the Day

• Snowdays
72-24 Austin St.
37-20 Prince St.
214 Flatbush Ave.

Cool down with their delicious shaved ice cream with a variety of toppings and flavors.

Click here to view their menu.

Local Events 

• Astoria - 6 to 8 p.m. – Drink-Paint-Love. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

• Hillcrest – 7 p.m. – Mayoral candidates Nicole Malliotakis and Bo Dietl attend candidate forum. St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Live at the Gantries: Dan Martin Ensemble. Gantry State Park, 4-09 47th Rd.

• Corona – 8 p.m. – Free Movie Night: Moana. Corona’s Playground for Children, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Public Wi-Fi: If you use public Wi-Fi often, it is important to secure you device from potential hackers. Click here to read 14 tips for public Wi-Fi security.

Have a tech tip to share? Contact us at [email protected]

Written by QTadmin

August 22nd, 2017 at 3:59 pm

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