Several important local and regional stories broke late last night that are worth catching up on today in Patch.
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1. The JFK Boys Basketball Team made the playoffs for the first time in eight years. They were beaten by Hicksville Thursday night in the first round.
2. There's a big push at the county level to fight prescription forgery. See our story from Thursday night.
3. New York Mets great Gary Carter died Thursday evening. Share your memories of the Hall of Famer in our "Question of the Day" today.
4.The Cultural Arts Playhouse presents another weekend of the musical "Annie," including a performance tonight at 8 p.m.: $20.
5. Have you claimed your listing? It's free and can make a huge difference in how you get the word out to the public. See our previous story for details.