Queens Newsticker - MORNING BUZZ (6/5): Maspeth marijuana operation shut down, Comrie wants new subway for borough & Wednesday events
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• Mostly sunny with a high near 74.

Top Stories

• N.J Gov. Chris Christie has called for a special election in October to fill Senator Frank Lautenberg's seat.

• Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government forces claimed victory in a major battle for a strategically important city.

• The Post claims that three of mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn's fundraiser's are connected to people with not-so-clean pasts.


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Queens News

• Councilman Leroy Comrie launched his bid for borough president this week by saying he wants a new subway line in Queens.

• Westchester mom busted for running million-dollar pot-growing operation in a Maspeth warehouse.

• Kevin McClinton, the man police believe shot and killed 14-year-old D'aja Robinson on a Queens bus, was tracked down in South Carolina and arrested this week.


• Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, 25, was found hanged at her home in Mumbai yesterday.

• Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is expecting her first child with "Client List" co-star Brian Hallisay.


• The Daily News reflects on the life of N.J Senator Frank Lautenberg.

• Fox News says President Obama is still an amateur president.


• Yankees topped the Indians, 4-3. Check the recap here. Both teams play today again at 1:05 p.m. in the Bronx.

• Mets fell to the Nationals, 3-2. Check the recap here. Both teams face off again tonight at 7:05 p.m. in D.C.

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Real Estate

• For sale – Woodside - One-family semi-detached brick home features a modern kitchen, finished wooden floors throughout the house. Rear deck & patio in private backyard. Parking for two cars. Convenient location. Close to shops & transportation. Asking $678,000.

Okane Realty

• For sale – Ridgewood - Semi-detached five-family home with three garages. Boxed rooms, wood floors and full basement. Call for income and expenses. Asking $799,000.

Crifasi Real Estate

• Recently Sold - One-bedroom, one-bath, 750-square-foot co-op at 33-24 93rd Street in Jackson Heights for $122,000.

Health Awareness

• Townsend Farms is recalling bags of a frozen fruit mix regularly used in smoothies because they could be contaminated with the Hepatitis A virus.

• Researchers have found that sunscreen actually helps slow down the skin's aging process.

Jobs Listings

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• Jackson Heights - 9:30 a.m. - Free foreclosure prevention class. Chhaya CDC, 37-43 77th St., 2nd Fl.

• Astoria - 10 a.m. - Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. helps launch Astoria White Roof Project. Trinity Lutheran Church, 31-18 37th St.

• East Elmhurst - 11 a.m. - Car wash workers and RWDSU members celebrate historic car wash union contract, Hi-Tek Car Wash & Lube, 83-03 24th Ave.

• Flushing - 4 p.m. - Rally to save youth programming. Queens Community House Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd.

• Flushing - 4 p.m. - Peter Vallone, Jr. opens borough president campaign field office. Flushing Mall, 133-31 39th Ave.

• Flushing - 5 p.m. - Free jazz clinics for high school students. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Hollis - 5 p.m. - Introduction seminar to the college admissions process for high school students and their parents. Windsor Park Library, 79-50 Bell Blvd.

• Flushing - 6 p.m. - Queens Borough President Helen Marshall swears in 51 new community board members. New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

• Astoria - 7 p.m. - Co-founder and programmer who helped create MTV, Bob Pittman, will discuss his work. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Flushing - 7 p.m. - Queens Borough President Candidates Debate. Queens Library, 41-17 Main St.

• Flushing - 7:30 p.m. - How Will “Obamacare” Affect You? Free Synagogue of Flushing, 40-60 Kissena Blvd.
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