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Morning Buzz: Fatal car fire in Bayside appears to have been intentional, Queens man gets 22 years for strip joint shooting

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Thursday, April 20

• Rain throughout the morning with a high of 68 degrees.

Top Stories
• New video shows the state appeals judge that died mystery last week walking along the Hudson River 12 hours before her body was found. 

TV Host Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox News amid sexual harassment allegations and advertising boycotts.

• Ex-baseball player Derek Jeter and former presidential hopeful Jeb Bush are reportedly combining their efforts to buy the Miami Marlins. 

Celebrating Earth Day: Wine Glass Painting Fri Apr 21st 7-9pm Create your own unique Earth Day inspired wine glass, hand painted by you. All supplies and light refreshments included. This class is for Adults. $28 Pre-Reg at www.alleypond.com Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston

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Queens News
• The car fire that claimed the life of a man on a Queens parkway appears to have been set intentionally. 

• Signal problems caused the 7 train to be suspended right before the Mets game last night.

A Queens man was sentenced to 22 years in a 2013 fatal shooting outside a Woodside strip club.

• Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state will invest $213 million to fight the statewide opiod epidemic. 

• Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his support for a City Council bill that would raise cigarettes to $13 per pack. 

Netflix released their May series schedule, including the return of the popular shows Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Master of None.

• Fitness guru Richard Simmons spoke directly to his fans for the first time in three years.

Buzzing Back
• In 1999 the Columbine High School massacre occurred

• In 1949 actress Jessica Lange is born in Cloquet, Minnesota

• The New York Daily News looks at the lessons to be learned from Bill O’Reilly’s ouster at Fox News.

• Arick Wierson argues that Mayor Bill de Blasio is the worst mayor in America, but offers him some advice on how to turn things around in the NY Observer.

In the Blogs
• The Forest Hills library will temporary close starting this weekend. 

• A Glendale chef is hosting a (100% legal) prohibition-style cannabis dinner in Bushwick today.

Trending in New York
• #WTTFigure
• Happy 420
• Rockets
• #StonedComicBooks

• The Mets (8-7) topped the Phillies, 5-4. They continue their home series against the Phillies at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (10-5) blew out the White Sox, 9-1.

• The Rangers (2-2) are in Montreal for game 5 of their first round series against the Canadiens. Puck-drop is 7 p.m.

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Mamas Expo Sun Apr 23rd 10am-2pm The seventh annual Mamas Expo by the Mamas Network offers parents information, samples, local resources and kid-friendly activities. Free w/ NYSCI Admission. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona

Real Estate
• LeFrank reportedly sold its Rego Park office complex for $140 million. 

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 22nd 12-2pm  59-22 Madison Street, Ridgewood  Two family brick semi detached in Historic Ridgewood! Home is in good condition and has 6 rooms over 5 rooms, full basement and yard.  Vacant on Title.  Asking $1,198,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 23rd 12-1pm  99-60 63rd Road, Rego Park  Spacious one bedroom co-op.  3 blocks from 63rd Road subway.  Parquet floors throughout, large windows, great closet space.  Gym on lobby level, all utilities included, 24 hr. doorman.  Asking $219,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Queens Village – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on 217th Street for $550,000. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
Calvin Klein proves there no age limit to modeling underwear in the company’s new campaign.

• Former Miss USA Olivia Culpo has signed on to be DSW’s first style ambassador. 

Astoria – 9 a.m. – NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Greek community breakfast. Stathakion Cultural Center, 22-51 29th St.

Queens Village – 10:15 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella presents grant to SNAP seniors. SNAP of Eastern Queens- 80-45 Winchester Blvd. Building #4.

Jamaica – Noon to 5 p.m. – American Red Cross Blood Drive.  Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Douglaston – 1 p.m. – Senator Tony Avella and Douglaston residents renew call for vacant lot to be transformed into park. Corner of 39th Avenue and 234th Street.

Astoria – 4:15 p.m. – NYC Department of Youth and Community Development Commissioner Bill Chong will visit the New York Tibetan Service Center’s City-funded afterschool program. New York Tibetan Community Service Center, 30-81 Steinway Street, 2nd Floor.

Kew Gardens - 6 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz’s parent advisory board to discuss college admissions and financial aid. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard.

Douglaston - 6 to 9 p.m. – Alley Pond Environmental Center 2017 Green Gala.  228-06 Northern Blvd.

Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association Meeting.  St. Teresa’s Parish, 50-22 44th Street

East Elmhurst - 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting.  Louis Armstrong Middle School, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

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April 20th, 2017 at 9:05 am

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