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Tuesday, February 25th
• Partly cloudy with a high of 32.
• U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel revealed plans to cut military personnel to their lowest numbers since World War II.
• An upstate farmer set up a camera to watch his cows and found two men had been sexually abusing them and filming it.
• Uganda’s President Museveni signed off on a new anti-homosexuality law that carries a lifetime prison sentence for offenders.
• Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested early this morning for felony weapons possession.
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• A popular Queens Library construction manager also serves as project manager at a L.I. branch where director Thomas Galante is heftily paid for part-time work.
• Police have nabbed the suspect they think set small fires at nearly six national retailers at two Queens malls.
• Dozens of employees at Off Broadway Carwash in Elmhurst went on strike yesterday in search of fair wages.
• The real-time bus tracking system is slated for implementation along Brooklyn and Queens routes on March 9.
• Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel revealed that he and his wife are expecting a baby.
• Former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes will serve three years probation following a plea deal to settle 2012 DUI charges.
• The NY Times warns that while Ukrainian protestors have found some success in Independence Square, Russia could just as easily turn the tide.
• The NY Post knocks Mayor de Blasio for taking the damaging attributes of former President Bill Clinton.
• The Knicks narrowly lost 110–108 to the streaking Dallas Mavericks following Dirk Nowitzki’s buzzer-beating field goal. Watch the recap here.
• The second-place Brooklyn Nets take on the Portland Trail Blazers tomorrow night at 10 p.m.
• St. John’s looks for 20 wins and a trip to the NCAA Tournament as they take on Xavier tonight at Madison Square Garden at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders look to break a two-game slump as they hit the ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers face off against a top-ranked Chicago Blackhawks squad on Thursday at 7 p.m.
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• Latest news - Not one home damaged by Hurricane Sandy has been rebuilt or repaired through the $700 million recovery project Build it Back.
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• The newest trends in mobile technology have been unveiled at a recent trade global trade show.
• T-Mobile is now offering customers a chance to upgrade their phones to any new phone at anytime - but with a small catch.
• Woodside - 8 a.m. – Elected officials denounce the DOE’s recommendation to relocate P.S. 11 kindergarteners to P.S. 171 in Astoria. P.S. 11, 56th St. & Skillman Ave.
• Douglaston – 11 a.m. - The Tuesday Morning Music Club of Douglaston presents cellist Ilsa Greenwald playing “Sonata #3″ by Vivaldi and “Adagio” by Alboni and others. Douglaston Community Church, 39-15 Douglaston Pkwy.
• Manhattan - 1 p.m. – Councilman Daniel Dromm and School Chancellor Carmen Fariña address LGBTQ issues in public schools. City Hall
• Bayside – 5:30 p.m. - Bayside Business Association Presents: Networking and Business Card Exchange. Vivaldi Restaurant, 201-10 Cross Island Pkwy.
• Kew Gardens - 6 p.m. - Queens Borough President Melinda Katz hosts an African American History Month event. Queens Borough Hall, Room 213, 120-55 Queens Blvd.
• Douglaston – 6 p.m. - Little Neck/Douglaston Lions Club annual 300 club raffle. Il Bacco Restaurante, 253-24 Northern Blvd.