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Morning Buzz: Far Rockaway man sentenced for murdering fiancee, Police search for missing Jamaica toddler

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Thursday, April 26

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 69 degrees.

Top Stories
• The “Golden State Killer,” a former cop who terrorized California with rapes and murders decades ago, was finally jailed thanks to DNA evidence.

• Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen will assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in the Stormy Daniels lawsuit.

• New York City landlords plan to ask for a 4 percent rent hike on one-year leases and a 7 percent increase on two-year leases.

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The Polar Bears Go Up  Sat Apr 28th  Interactive Workshop @ 12:30pm: A workshop with music and dancing, using the music created for the show. $8; Family Performance @ 2:15pm: Two intrepid explorers are going up in the world, especially when they find a precious balloon. A fun treat for young audiences.  $8-$14  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• A drug-addled Far Rockaway man was sentenced to 45 years to life in prison for murdering his fiancee and shooting her neighbor.

• Police are searching for a missing 2-year-old Jamaica boy last seen being picked up by his father at an ACS building.

• An Astoria councilman passed a bill mandating all city-owned buildings to use green energy by 2050.

Politics
• GOP gubernatorial candidate John DeFrancisco has shut down his campaignafter losing support to a rival.

• Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind, an influential figure in the Jewish community, won’t seek reelection after 36 years in office.

Entertainment
• Hank Azaria is willing to stop voicing The Simpsons’ Apu after a documentary criticized the impact of the character.

• Kim Kardashian defended her husband Kanye West after the artist went on a Twitter rant about his love for Donald Trump.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977 Studio 54 opens.  Take a look at some of the famous and infamous people who hung out there.

• In 1933 actress and comedian Carol Burnett is born in San Antonio, Texas.  From 1967 to 1978, she starred in her own show, which has been hailed as one of the greatest comedy shows in history.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the judicial system has rebuked Trump’s senseless and cruel policies again.

• The Post says the new chancellor’s decision to keep a failing school open is another way to protect adults over kids.

In the Blogs
• The Forest Hills Youth Athletic Association is opening registration for its soccer program soon.

• Atlas Park in Glendale is hosting a job fair this weekend, so come preparedwith your resume!

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees (14-9) topped the Twins, 7-4. They wrap up the series with the Twins with a 1:05 p.m. matinee.

• The Mets (15-7) fell to the Cardinals, 9-1. They finish their three-game road set with the Cardinals at 1:15 p.m.

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Queens International Night Market Sneak Peak  Sat Apr 28th 6pm-Midnight  Feast on food from all over the world and purchase a variety of handcrafted items.  Sneak Peek Tickets cost $5 – $8 and can be purchasedonline.  NY Hall of Science Parking Lot, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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Real Estate
• A new report found one-bedroom prices in New York City remaining stagnant, while two-bedrooms are going up.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 28th 12-3pm  76-18 69th Place, #3D, Glendale  Beautiful Condo, 3rd flr corner unit in gated community w/ security system.  982 s/f of living space includes central a/c, new washer/dryer, SS appliances, LR/DR combo, 2 BRs and 2 newly renovated full baths.  Asking $519,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 28th 11am-12pm  63-35 60th Place, Ridgewood  Corner 2 family brick on 3 levels w/ 2 car garage.  3,300 s/f of living space, 7 BRs, 3 bath total.  Asking $1,499,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Flushing – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 704-square-foot condo at43-18 Robinson Street for $606,000. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the story behind Melania Trump’s all-white outfit for the White House’s state visit.

• The new American Apparel look resembles the old iteration of the brand.

Events
Astoria11 a.m. – Pavilion grand opening of Mount Sinai Queens. 25-20 30th Ave.

Cambria Heights11 a.m. – Councilman I. Daneek Miller announces results of participatory budgeting. Campus Magnet Complex Football Field, 207-01 116th Ave.

College Point11 a.m. – Police Commissioner James O’Neill presides over swearing-in ceremony for new police recruits. Police Academy, 130-30 28th Ave.

Jamaica Estates1 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella presents local student with winning Earth Day poster design. PS/IS 178, 189-10 Radnor Rd.

Kew Gardens Hills - 4 p.m. – Financial Goal Setting for Teens. Queens Library, 72-33 Vleigh Pl.

Corona4 p.m. – Financial Goal Setting for Teens. Queens Library, 38-23 104th St.

LIC4 p.m. – Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Community Services Board Substance Abuse Subcommittee and Municipal Drug Strategy Advisory Council meet. 42-09 28th St.

Sunnyside5 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks at Sunnyside Community Services volunteer recognition celebration. 43-31 39th St.

Fresh Meadows6 p.m. – Shape Up NYC: Yoga for Adults. Queens Library,193-20 Horace Harding Expy.

Jackson Heights6:45 p.m. – New Visions Democratic Club Spring Gala. Lima Restaurant, 85-07 Northern Blvd.

Astoria7 p.m. – Best of Astoria Bash. Katch, 31-19 Newtown Ave.

Arverne7 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer announces launch of Making Rent Count pilot program. Ocean Bay Apartments, 57-10 Beach Channel Dr.

Flushing7:30 p.m. – The Marriage of Figaro. Goldstein Theatre, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Middle Village7:45 p.m. – Juniper Park Civic Association Meeting. Our Lady of Hope Auditorium, 71st St. and Eliot Ave.

 

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April 26th, 2018 at 4:19 pm

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