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Friday, March 30
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Good Friday. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Cloudy with occasional showers all day. High of 64. Saturday will be sunny with a high of 60. Sunday dips down to 56 degrees.

Top Stories
• Protests erupted and blocked the streets in Sacramento after the funeral of Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old man shot to death by local police.

• Robert Mueller’s team is now questioning witnesses about events attended by Russian diplomats during the 2016 Republican National Convention.

• Fox News host Laura Ingraham apologized for mocking Parkland survivor David Hogg after advertisers began pulling out.

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Meet & Greet with the Bunny  Sat Mar 31st 11am-2pm  Spring Has Sprung!  Balloon Show, Bounce House, Face Painting, Walk-Around Characters and more!  Don’t forget your camera!  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd, Rego Park
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Queens News
• An F train conductor performed life-saving CPR on a passenger who had a heart attack in a Jackson Heights station.

• A Queens man allegedly collected his dead mother’s government benefits for 18 years, making over $150,000.

• The Zen Lounge in Richmond Hill had its liquor license suspended after the bar owner messed with a recent shooting investigation.

Politics
• Ousted VA Secretary David Shulkin slammed the Trump administration’s plan to privatize veterans health care.

• A Brooklyn state senator is holding up state budget talks by pushing for a moratorium on investigations into yeshivas.

Entertainment
• Tiffany Haddish can’t reveal who allegedly bit Beyonce because she signed a non-disclosure agreement.

• Sarah Jessica Parker endorsed “Sex and the City” co-star Cynthia Nixon’s run for governor.

Buzzing Back

• In 1981 Ronald Reagan is shot by John Hinckley, Jr.  During the trial, Hinckley claimed to have seen this movie dozens of times and was obsessed with the lead actress.

• In 1968 singer Celine Dion is born in Charlemagne, Canada.  She won the Chopard Diamond Award for selling over 200 million copies of this song , the main theme song to this movie.

Opinion
• USA Today says the continued unjustified shootings of unarmed black men by police is tragic and inexcusable.

• The Post says Cuomo can’t get over his bizarre obsessions with his New York highway tourism signs.

In the Blogs
• Rego Center is hosting its Family Fun Day this weekend, including a meet-and-greet with the Bunny.

• Passage Irish Bar & Kitchen in Astoria is hosting a “Friends” trivia night next week.

Trending in New York
• Be Careful
• Cardi
• #Scandal
• #AtlantaFX
• #Blackhawks

Scoreboard
• The Mets (1-0) kicked off their 2018 season with a 9-4 trouncing of the St. Louis Cardinals.

• The Yankees (1-0) got two home runs from Giancarlo Stanton as they topped the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-1.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers (33-35-9) host the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders (32-35-10) welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs to Brooklyn. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• The Yankees face the Toronto Blue Jays on the road at 7:07 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers hit the road to take on the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders visit the New Jersey Devils at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks (27-49) host the Detroit Pistons at 5 p.m.
• The Nets (24-51) head to Miami to play the Heat at 8 p.m.
• The Mets host the Cardinals at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees take on the Blue Jays. First pitch at 4:07 p.m.
• Michigan faces 11th-ranked Loyola Chicago in the Final Four. Tip-off is at 6:09 p.m.
• In the battle of the 1 seeds, Kansas takes on Villanova at 8:49 p.m.
Sunday
• The Nets take on the Detroit Pistons at the Barclays Center. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.
• The Mets wrap up their series with the Cardinals at 1:10 p.m.
• The Yankees conclude their four-game series with the Blue Jays at 1:07 p.m.

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Barnyard Egg Hunt  Sat Mar 31st  11am-3pm  Bring your baskets to this celebrated event for kids! Egg hunts will be ongoing. Whiskers the Bunny will be hopping about, ready for photo-ops. Try your luck at our games, visit our farm animals, take a hayride! $10  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park
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Real Estate
• Developer Ai Yun Chen is bringing a 90-unit, mixed-use development to Corona.

• OPEN HOUSE   Sat Mar 31st  Noon-1:15pm  62-58 71st Street, Middle Village  Brick, one family home features 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, full finished basement, 1 car garage, pvt driveway, wood floors, balcony,  Facing Juniper Park.  Asking $975,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Mar 31st  Noon-2pm  52-75 70th Street, Maspeth  1 family semi attached home has 3 BRs, LR, DR, Kit, front & back porch, basement, pvt drive, new siding, new windows & roof.  Asking $650,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Richmond Hill – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 4,256-square-foot house at 120-20 101st Avenue for $1.9 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• As the baseball season begins, here’s a helpful guide to what and where to eat at Citi Field.

• Eater highlights the wursts, pierogi and goulash of Gottscheer Hall in Ridgewood.

Restaurant ABC’s – Broad Channel
Grade A – The Rock NYC, 92-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – Tommy Pizzeria, 915 Cross Bay Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Sant Salsa, 95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Filth flies.

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

 Maspeth – 3:30 p.m. – Easter Crafts for Kids.  Queens Library, 69-70 Grand Avenue

• Astoria – 11 p.m. – Liquid Light Lab presents “Any Colour You Like”.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue

Saturday
• LIC – 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. – Egg-stravaganza Egg Hunt.  Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge, 23-10 44th Avenue
• 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 @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue
• Far Rockaway – 2 p.m. – Far Rockaway Community Easter Egg Hunt.  Queens Library, 1637 Central Avenue
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Irish Step Dancing.  Queens Library, 214-20 Northern Blvd.
• Elmhurst – 3 p.m. – Build-A-Bear Workshop.  Queens Center Mall, 90-15 Queens Blvd.
• Jamaica – 3 p.m. – A Tribute to the Great Women of Soul.  Queens Library, 169-09 137th Avenue
• Queens Village - 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Stargazing Club: The Blue Moon.  Alley Pond Park, Union Tpk btwn Springfield Blvd & Douglston Pkwy.
Sunday
• Forest Hills – 10 a.m. – Ascension Church’s 12th Annual Easter Fest. PS 101, 2 Russell Place
• Forest Hills – 12:45 p.m. – Easter Day Celebration.  MacDonald Park, Queens Blvd.
• Astoria – 5 p.m. – Easter at the Journey Church.  Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Road

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April 8th, 2018 at 3:05 pm

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