MORNING BUZZ (2/12): NYS Senator Avella wants Queens Library head to step down, BP Katz wants to put Queens back on the map & Wednesday events

Wednesday, February 12th

Alternate side parking rules are suspended. Meters still in effect

Weather
• Increasing clouds, with a high near 27.

Top Stories
• The eastern seaboard is gearing up for another potentially deadly snow and ice storm due to hit the NYC area early Thursday morning.

• Legendary anchorman Tom Brokaw announced that he was diagnosed with cancer.

• Toyota is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars following the discovery of faulty software in the car’s hybrid-control system.

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Support Our Troops – Stephen Shklanko, Maspeth resident and member of Boy Scout Troop 312 is working to complete his Eagle Service Project and is looking for donations to send to our troops overseas. For a full list of supplies, click on the link: bit.ly/MrEEZJ
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Queens News
• NYS Senator Tony Avella wants the head of the Queens Library to step down after the revelation of his exorbitant salary. 

• At a recent breakfast held by the Queens Chamber of Commerce Queens BP Melinda Katz vowed to make Queens a major tourist and resident destination.

A man has charged with the murder of Queens rapper Mazaradi Fox, a friend of rap mogul 50 Cent, along with wounding three others back in January.

Entertainment
• Bob Costas is taking a break from covering the Sochi Olympics as his pink eye infection spreads.

• Samuel L. Jackson scolded a T.V reporter for confusing him with Laurence Fishburne

Opinion
• One NFL veteran calls newly outed football star Michael Sam the Rosa Parks of the NFL.

• The NY Times says Americans are losing confidence in their ability to find and hold down a good job.

Scoreboard
• Knicks take on the Kings tonight at 7:30 at the Garden.

• Nets face the Bobcats tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Brooklyn.

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The Wizard of Oz – Presented by the St. Stan’s Players. Fri. Feb 14 @ 7PM, Sat. Feb 15 @ 1 PM & 7PM Tickets $8.00 & $5.00 St. Stanislaus Kostka School 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth 718-326-1585
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Real Estate
• Latest news – Demand for homes across all five boroughs were high in for the fourth quarter as all boroughs saw a rise in residential sales.

• For sale – Maspeth – One family home that features six spacious 2nd Fl rooms, large living room, queen size master bedroom, modern kitchen, and shared yard. Dishwasher hook up available. Asking $1,800.
Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444
• For sale – Howard Beach – Beautiful one family hi ranch style home. Three bedrooms and full finished basement. Private yard, driveway and garage. Asking $649,000.
Crifasi Real Estate

• Sold - A two bed, one bath condo located at 10615 Queens blvd. in Forest Hills for $325,000.

Health Awareness
• The NY Times delves into the devastating effects heroin has on a small town in America.

• Take a look at this man who quit drinking and smoking and lost 200 pounds.

 

Events

Bayside – 4:30 p.m. - Korean storyteller and multi-genre performer Soh Young Lee-Segredo and percussionist Nydia “Liberty” Mata take audiences on a musical journey of Korea’s history. Bayside Public Library. 214-20 Northern Blvd.

• Astoria - 7 p.m. - Author Kevin Walsh and Rich Melnick of the Greater Astoria Historical Society discuss their new book of local history, ‘Forgotten Queens.’ Astoria Bookshop. 31-29 31st St.

• Middle Village - 7:30 p.m. – Community board 5 monthly meeting. Christ the King HS. 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

• Kew Gardens - 7:30 p.m. – Community board 6 monthly meeting. 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.

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