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Tuesday, April 9

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 53 degrees.

Top Stories
• Thirteen parents, including actress Felicity Huffman, pled guilty in the college admissions scandal as prosecutors are pushing for prison time.

• Israel is voting for a new Prime Minister today, after Benjamin Netanyahu led the country for ten interrupted years.

• Confusion reigns in the emerging CBD edibles business after NYC health inspectors seized thousands of dollars worth of products despite being told by NYS officials that it was legal.

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Brooklyn News
• The mayor defended a $173 million real estate deal with two slumlords that involved a high-ranking member of the Brooklyn Democratic party

• A Brooklyn school is changing its name over its connections to slavery.

• A man is in critical condition after being shot at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Brooklyn.

Politics
• The White House is stepping up their attackson Democrats as the release of the full Mueller report gets closer.

• The constant flow of migrants at the southern border and more led to 12 days of turmoil that ended with the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Entertainment
• Seymour Cassel, an Oscar-nominated actorwho appeared in three Wes Anderson movies, has died at the age of 84.

• Actress Allison Mack of ‘Smallville’pled guilty for recruiting woman to “sex cult” Nxivm.

Buzzing Back

• In 2005 Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles wed in a civil ceremony.

• In 1926 entrepreneur Hugh Hefner is born in Chicago, IL.  In 1953, he founded Playboy Enterprises.

Opinion
• The Times says Kirstjen Nielsen will be remembered for the forced separationof thousands of migrant families but her replacement may be a lot worse.

• The Post says black Americans may save Democrats from the lunatic left as they have helped elect the last 3 Democrat presidents.

In the Blogs
• Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is becoming Brooklyn’s Jazz corridor as venues haven been offering live music and more since 2014 and the momentum has yet to stop.

• As Easter approaches, the Agnellini Pasquale, lams made for marzipan, are making their annual appearance at the Monteleone Pastry Shop.

Trending in New York
• #GoodDayDC
• #Fox35
• One Shining Moment 
• #TuesdayMotivation
• #TuesdayThoughts

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (5-5) lost to the Houston Astros, 4-3. The teams play again tonight in Houston at 8:10 p.m.

• The Mets (6-3) host the Minnesota Twins tonight at 7:10.

• The Knicks (16-64) are in Chicago to take on the Bulls.

• The Rangers (32-36-14) topped the Penguins in overtime, 4-3.

• Virginia took home the NCAA Title with a 85-77 win over Texas Tech.

• Chris Mullin will reportedly step down as head coach at St. John’s.

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Real Estate
• The top 10 Brooklyn real-estate listings this month include Brooklyn Heights co-op at $549,000 and a Park Slope brownstone at $5.285 million.

• For Sale – 135 Maspeth Avenue, Williamsburg – One family brick Colonial has 2 BRs, 1 bath, 1 car garage w/ parking for additional 2 cars, private driveway, front porch w/ view of park, private backyard. $1,075,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Sale - 214 Frost Street, Williamsburg – Completely renovated home with 3 floors of open layout including terrace, outside enclosed patio w/ hot tub & fireplace.  5 BRs, 3 bath total. $2,495,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Bath Beach – A 7-bedroom, 3-bathrooom, 3,032-square-foot two-family home located at 70 Bay 46 St. sold for $1.179 million. Zillow.

Technology
• The UK has released a detailed proposal to crack down on the tech industry, including companies like Google and Facebook, citing the spread of terrorist content online.

• A man has duped the Touch ID feature on the Samsung Galaxy S10 by using a 3D print of his own finger to unlock the device.

Events
Williamsburg – 6 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting.  Swinging Sixties, 211 Ainslie Street

Coney Island – 6 to 8:30 p.m. – Employment Workshop for Job Seekers (summer help). Carey Gardens Community Center, 2315 Surf Avenue @ W24th Street

Prospect Heights – 6:30 p.m. – From Napster to Netflix: A History of Media from 1999 to Today. Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue

Written by BKTicker

April 9th, 2019 at 9:04 am

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