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Wednesday, December 19

• Partly cloudy with a high of 45 degrees.

Top Stories
• The president and his children will dissolve the Trump Foundation charity due to a lawsuit that claims “persistently illegal conduct.”

• Facebook allegedly gave tech giants access to its users’ private messages.

• The MTA finance panel is really liking the idea of congestion pricing to fund the agency.

Renegade Craft Fair  Sat Dec 22nd  & Sun Dec 23rd  11am-5pm   Renegade Craft is the world’s largest curated showcase of independent craft and design. Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint

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Brooklyn News
• The Community Education Council for District 15, which covers Cobble Hill to Sunset Park, does not want more charter schools in New York.

• State Senator Kevin Parker apologized after he tweeted “Kill yourself!” to a Republican senate staffer.

• A Brooklyn man and four others could face the death penalty for a murder-for-hire scheme that led to the assassination of a mobster.

• A federal judge ripped into Michael Flynn, but delayed his sentencing.

• Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has apparently recruited an African-American woman to challenge Congressman Hakeem Jeffries in 2020.

• Actress Penny Marshall, known for her role in “Laverne & Shirley,” has died at the age of 75.

• Actress Shirley MacLaine will receive the AARP’s annual Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award.

Buzzing Back

• In 1998 President Clinton is impeached, but vows to finish his term.

• In 1972 TV actress Alyssa Milano is born in NYC, NY.  She rose to fame as a teen actress in this 1984 TV series.

• The Post argued that Trump shouldn’t extradite Fethullah Gulen but rather keep Turkish despot Recep Tayyip Erdogan waiting.

• USA Today wants to know why is there a big budget fight when Mexico was supposed to pay for the wall?

In the Blogs
• Lorimer Street is lit for the holidays.

• Find out where the six most affordable bike shops are.

Trending in New York
• Netflix and Spotify
• #TheVoice
• Pro Bowl
• #MyFinal5Words
• Ray J

• The Islanders (17-12-4) beat the Arizona Coyotes, 3-1.

• The Rangers (15-13-5) also won over the Anaheim Ducks, 3-1.

• The Nets (14-18) beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 115-110.

•  The Knicks (9-23) face the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at 7 p.m.

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Christmas Tree Trimming & Holiday Karoke  Sat Dec 22nd 1-5pm  Come help us trim our tree!  You can make your own ornaments to hang or use one of ours!  Afterwards, Karaoke!  Marion Hopkinson Playground, btwn Rockaway Ave & S. Boyland St, Bed-Stuy

Real Estate
• Brooklyn Real Estate Board’s annual holiday party honored eight at the Rex Manor.

• For Sale – 1042 Decatur Street, Bushwick - 3 family brick w/ finished basement and potential parking for 2 cars. Each unit is a 4 BR, 2 bath unit.  Nice backyard.  Asking $1,499,0090. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Powers Street, Williamsburg – 3 BR apt features open LR which flows into kitchen w/ skylight & SS appliances, hardwood floors, each BR has closet & window facing garden view.  Pets approved on a case-to-case basis.  Asking $2,700/month. Castoria Real Estate 718-388-9830

• Sold – Mill Basin - A six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,670-square-foot two-family home at 2737 Strickland Ave. for $975,000. Zillow

Business News
• A floral-supply business in Michigan gave its 200 workers a whopping $4 million in year-end bonuses at the company holiday lunch.

• George Lucas leads the list of America’s wealthiest celebrities.

• Prospect Park - 10:30 a.m. – Public Advocate candidate Jumaane Williams announces his plan to help end housing displacement in New York City. 1800 Albemarle Rd.

 Downtown Brooklyn – 5:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosts a ceremony to celebrate dozens of NYPD Explorers and their commanding officers. Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

• Prospect Heights – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Chinese Takeout Favorites.  Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

Written by BKTicker

December 19th, 2018 at 2:43 pm

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