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Friday, April 14
Alternate-side parking is suspended for holidays. Meters are still in effect.

• Partly cloudy with a high of 64. Expect showers late on Saturday with a high of 60. Sunday will warm to 82 degrees with thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Top Stories
• At least 36 ISIS members were killed after the U.S. dropped “the mother of all bombs” in Afghanistan.

• A misdirected air strike in Syria killed 18 fighters allied with the United States.

• A new report reveals faculty and staff at an elite boarding school were involved in decades of sexual abuse.

Spring Eggstravaganza Sat Apr 14th & Sun Apr 15th 10am-3pm Celebrate Easter weekend with an egg hunt, appearances by our Easter Bunny, and crafts for the kids!$5-$8 Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th Street, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Queens News
• A contractor was arrested for allegedly starting the massive Elmhurst apartment fire with a torch.

• Sunnyside residents are asking for street safety improvements after two deadly crashes at one intersection.

• A Queens mother was arrested for driving drunk with her young son in the back of her car.

• A former Brooklyn assemblyman turned himself in for his role in a Medicaid and painkiller scam.

• Mayor de Blasio capped off his week in Staten Island with a friendly town hall.

• The live-action adaption of Beauty and the Beast has surpassed $1 billion at the global box office.

• Jennifer Garner has officially filed for divorce from Ben Affleck.

Buzzing Back

• In 1912 the RMS Titanic hits iceberg

• In 1866 “The Miracle Worker” Anne Sullivan is born in Agawam, Massachusetts

• The Daily News says the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam is a loss of a star in New York’s legal system.

• The Post says cronyism and patronage still plague the court system.

In the Blogs
• Ridgewood Kids is hosting a spring festival on April 29.

• Rego Center is hosting a meet and greet with the Bunny this Saturday.

Trending in New York

• The Mets (7-3) topped the Marlins in a 16-inning game, 9-8.

• The Yankees (5-4) hold on to beat the Rays, 3-2.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Amazins’ are in Miami to play the Marlins again at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees head to St. Louis for a 3-game series with the Cardinals. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.
• The Rangers play Game 2 of their first-round playoff matchup at Montreal. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• The Mets take on the Marlins for a 7:10 p.m. matchup.
• The Yankees face the Cardinals again at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets conclude their series with the Marlins with a 1:10 p.m. matinee.
• The Bronx Bombers finish their set with the Cardinals at 1:05 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Canadiens for Game 3 at 7 p.m.

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Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival Sat Apr 15th 11am-1pm An annual festival to celebrate the spring blossoming of the cherry trees. Featuring live drum performances, a traditional Japanese chorus, folk dance and tea ceremony. Pavillion & Astral Foundation, Avenue of the States, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Real Estate
• A six-story, mixed-use building is being proposed across from the Roosevelt Avenue station in Jackson Heights.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 15th 12-3pm – 85-35 67th Drive, Rego Park – Two family brick home in the Crescent area. Asking $929,000  Joann C. Realty Corp  917-371-4034

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 15th 12-2pm  73-30 68th Avenue, Middle Village – Two family brick on 46×100 lot, private driveway, walk to train, vacant at closing.  Asking $828,000  Dave Pastorini Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

• Sold – Middle Village – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 2,080-square-foot house at 63-61 77th Place for $910,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• An Eater critics awards three stars to the Elmhurst shop Happy Stony Noodle.

• A new video delves into why Filipino soul food fans love the fast food chain Jollibee in Woodside.

Restaurant ABC’s – Glendale
Grade A – La Rubia Restaurant, 861 Wyckoff Ave. – Filth flies.
Grade B – Fresh To You, 7509 Woodhaven Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade C – Nacho Libre Bakery, 690 Seneca Ave. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method, Evidence of rats.

Glendale – Noon to 8 p.m. – Easter Bunny Photos.  The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue

Flushing – 1 to 4 p.m. – Spring Break Activities for Kid.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street

Flushing - 7:30 p.m. – Great Small Works Spaghetti Dinner.  Adults only.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Corona – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Spring Eggstravaganza.  Queens Zoo, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Corona - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival.  Pavilion Foundation, Avenue of the States, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Meet & Greet with the Bunny.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Barnyard Egg Hunt.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy
Glendale - Noon to 8 p.m. – Easter Bunny Photos.  the Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue
Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – Veterans of Foreign Wars Meeting.  John V. Daniels Post 2813, 47-53 43rd Street
Flushing - 7:30 p.m. – Queens Opera Theatre: Inaugural Season Preview.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Corona – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Spring Eggstravaganza.  Queens Zoo, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Corona – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Sun Catchers.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
Woodside – Midnight to 2 a.m. – Easter Night Religious Ceremony.  St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church, 45-03 48th Avenue

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April 14th, 2017 at 12:31 pm

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