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Thursday, January 10

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a move by Senate Democrats to get the chamber to vote on bills to reopen the government.

• Mayor de Blasio outlined several initiatives during his State of the City address, including mandatory paid time off.

• The New York City Council is considering legislation that would require fast food chains to post menu warnings for sugary foods.

IN QUEENS
• A man turned himself in after being accused of flashing a fake gun and raping a woman in South Ozone Park.

•  A Jamaica apartment fire that killed two men has been ruled a double murder.

• A video shows an MMA fighter hopping over a glass barrier and robbing a CitiBank in Astoria.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Hudson Yards-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Grand Central-42 St.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

TRAFFIC
• 37 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 39 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 23 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 36 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

SCOREBOARD
• The Nets (21-22) topped the Hawks, 116-100.

• The Rangers (17-18-7) host crosstown rivals the Islanders (23-14-4) at MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• The Jets hired Adam Gase to be their next head coach, and fans aren’t happy about it.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Lady Gaga has since apologized for collaborating with R. Kelly in 2013.

• The children’s song, “Baby Shark” reached number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.

• Al Pacino is close to closing a deal to star in the upcoming drama series “The Hunt” at Amazon.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Gotham (FOX, 8PM) – Gordon and Bullock investigate a location where several kids have been kidnapped. Barbara proves to be an unlikely ally to Gordon.

• The Big Bang Theory (CBS,8PM) – Penny’s ex-boyfriend, Zack, and his wife want a baby, but when Zack is infertile, they ask Leonard for help. Also, Koothrappali attempts to mend things with his ex-fiancée, Anu.

• The Orville (CBS,9PM) – Ed, Gordon and Alara visit Alara’s home planet.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Black Hawk Down – 160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

• HULU: Friday Night Lights – Based on H.G. Bissinger’s book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.

• AMAZON PRIME: Rwanda: The Royal Tour – Follow Peter Greenberg as he ventures to the country known as “land of a thousand hills.” For an entire week, Peter is taken on a tour hosted by Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame who showcases the visual gems his country has to offer.

TECHNOLOGY
• Google announced this week that its ad blocker for Chrome will be distributed worldwide starting in July.

• It has been confirmed that the Galaxy S10 release date will be on February 20th.

• Google is making it easier to continue your old searches by adding “activity cards”.

#TRENDINGNY
• #TheMaskedSinger

• Gase

• #Jets

• #LHHMIA

• #BlackInkCHI

REAL ESTATE
• For Sale – Middle Village – One Family Solid Brick Home Features A Large Living Room, Dining Room, Modern Kitchen, King Size Master Bedroom, Finished Basement, Lovely Yard Patio, And Garage! Located Off Eliot Avenue And Convenient To Shopping, Transportation, Schools And Park! Asking $699,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444
• For Sale – Howard Beach – 1 Family split home features include: Move-In Condition, Beautiful, unique layout, Finished basement, Front porch, Nice landscaping, Fully fenced and private backyard, Walk-up attic, 1 Car garage & full size private driveway. Asking $748,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188
LOCAL EVENTS
• Middle Village – 4 to 4:45 p.m. – Screening of A Dog’s Way Home. Queens Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Ave.

•  LIC – 4 to 5:30 p.m. – CANCELED - Read to a therapy dog with The Good Dog Foundation. Queens Library, 37-44 21st St.

• Queens Village – 7 p.m. – Community Board 13 Public Safety Committee Meeting. Board Office, 219-41 Jamaica Ave.

• LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th St.

• Jamaica - 8 p.m. – Thursday Night Jazz Series with Nick Dunston. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP General Membership Meeting. Saint Pancras School, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

January 10th, 2019 at 4:08 pm

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