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Tuesday, February 4th
Alternate side parking is suspended. Meters are still in effect.
• Partly cloudy with a high of 34. A winter storm warning goes into effect at at midnight as snow accumulations are expected to reach five inches tomorrow.
• Afghan President Hamid Karzai has denied a security agreement with the U.S., and sought peace talks with Taliban forces.
• The World Health Organization calls for a focus on cancer treatment as rates are expected to rise 57 percent over the next 20 years.
• New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie admits that his office has officially been subpoenaed over the George Washington Bridge lane closure allegations.
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• Bullets narrowly missed unsuspecting bystanders when a gunman opened fire on a graphic design store on Rockaway Boulevard.
• Rockaway residents are worried for the safety of their business district after sex-offenders moved into an SRO on Beach 116th Street.
• A woman was killed when a Q53 bus driver took his eyes off the road on Broadway in Jackson Heights last night.
• David Beckham is scheduled to announce his return to soccer tomorrow as the owner of the 22nd MLS team in Miami.
• A D.C. judge turned down a prosecutor’s motion to put Chris Brown in jail and allowed a continuation of his rehabilitation treatment.
• A contributing NY Post columnist says Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push to eliminate stop and frisk will make the city “much less safe.”
• The NY Times editorial board says leaving law writing to the hands of anonymous congressional staff members is a dangerous practice.
• The Brooklyn Nets ended a three-game losing streak with a 108–102 win over the Philadelphia 76ers last night. Watch the recap here.
• The Knicks drop two in a row with a 101–98 loss against the last place Milwaukee Bucks last night. Watch the recap here. They play the Portland Trail Blazers tomorrow night at 8 p.m.
• The Rangers look for their fourth straight win as they face off against the Colorado Avalanche at home tonight at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders look for their first win against the Capitals this year in Washington tonight at 7:30 p.m.
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• Latest news - Developers plan to convert the former Apple Building warehouse on Northern Boulevard into space for big box stores and rooftop restaurants.
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• Sold - Three-bedroom, one-bath, 1,344-square-foot single-family home at 176-11 Sunbury Road in Jamaica for $415,000.
• The U.S. will begin pushing automakers to include wireless car-to-car communications for all future vehicles.
• Facebook turns 10 this year. Here’s a look at the company by the numbers.
• Flushing - 9 a.m. - P.S. 242: The Leonard P. Stavisky Early Childhood School is holding an open house. 29-66 137 St.
• South Ozone Park - 9:30 a.m. - Community Board 10 holds its monthly cabinet meeting. CB 10 office, 115-01 Lefferts Blvd.
• Far Rockaway - 1:30 p.m. - Nutrition Workshop by Cornell University Cooperative Extension. Queens Library, 1637 Central Ave.
• East Elmhurst - 6 p.m. – Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras holds her State of the District address tonight with guest Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.
• Middle Village - 7 p.m. – St. Margaret’s Boy Scout Troop 19 Meeting. St. Margret’s Parish Hall, 66-05 79th Pl.