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Afternoon Buzz: Senate GOP unveils revised health care bill, Spectrum worker on strike accused of causing service outage

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Thursday, July 13

Top Stories 
• Senate Republicans unveiled a revised health care bill but were immediately met with opposition from two GOP senators.

• A federal appeals court overturned the conviction of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver citing a Supreme Court ruling.

Queens News
• A Spectrum worker on strike was arrested for allegedly cutting fiber optics cables that left thousands without service in June.

• Three men in connection with the sexual assault of a 50-year-old churchgoer in Jamaica are being questioned.

• Police are searching for a man who slashed a woman in the facewith a box cutter in Flushing.

Subway Status 
• No M trains between Myrtle Av and Metropolitan Av.

• F Manhattan-bound trains skip 75 Av.

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

Traffic 
• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 17E – I-278 to Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge.

• Delays on I-278 westbound from Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expy to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound from Roosevelt Ave to I-678 – Van Wyck Expy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from I-495 Long Island Expy to Linden Blvd.

• Delays on I-495 westbound from 164th St to Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / Queens Blvd.

• Downed pole on Grand Central Pkwy westbound at 69th Rd right lane blocked until further notice.

• Accident investigation on JFK Expy northbound ramp to Belt Pkwy all lanes blocked.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Belt System – Southern Pkwy to Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 30 – Flushing Ave to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expy Exit to Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

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

Sports
• The Yankees start their second half at Boston on Friday at 7:10 p.m.

• The Mets return with a home series against the Rockies. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Penn & Teller (CW, 8PM) – Aspiring magicians perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller, as Season 4 begins. Featured: Richard Turner; Young & Strange; Kayla Drescher; and Mike Super.

• The First 48 (A&E, 9PM) – In Tulsa, a running street battle leaves a young father dead. In Atlanta, a man defending his mother’s honor gets shot in the back.

• Zoo (CBS, 10PM) – Abraham and Dariela consider making a deal with Reiden Global for personal reasons; Jamie and Clementine perform a risky surgery on Mitch.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: The Get Down Part 2- Tensions between Shao and the boys threaten to destabilize the group.

• Hulu: Kitchen Nightmares Season 5 – Chef Ramsay hits the road, in each episode tackling a restaurant in crisis and exposing the stressful realities of trying to run a successful food business.

• Amazon Video: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Woodhaven – Detached one family home, features 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen with breakfast nook, finished attic and basement, private driveway, garage, and yard. Asking $738,888. CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun July 16th  12-2pm  60-72 70th Street, Maspeth/Middle Village  Well maintained one family brick home features large LR, DR, modern kitchen, king sized master bedroom, finished basement, yard & patio.  Located off Eliot Ave and convenient to all.  Asking $699,999  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

Local Eats of the Day

• Jax Inn 
Located at 72-12 Northern Blvd.

Enjoy their Spicy Chicken Sandwich made with spicy buffalo sauce, lettuce tomatoes, melted pepper jack cheese and french fries for $11.95

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• College Point – 6 p.m. – Katz’ Concert Series: Yesterday & Today – A Beatles Tribute. MacNeil Park, Poppenhusen Ave & 119th St.

 Flushing – 6 to 8:30 p.m. – Master Marketing Workshop & Networking. Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, 144-61 Northern Blvd.

• LIC – 7 to 9 p.m. – Latin free-stylers Judy Torres and Cynthia. Queensbridge Park, 4100 Vernon Blvd.

• Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Waterfront Concert Series: Strawberry Fields – The Ultimate Beatles Tribute. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd. & Hell Gate Bridge

• Woodhaven - 7:30 p.m. – Nikki Torres & Rhythm Machine Band. Forest Park, George Seuffert Bandshell.

• LIC – 8 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: 2001 – A Space Odyssey. Hunters Point So Park, Center Blvd. & 50th Ave.

• Maspeth – 8 p.m. – 104 COP/G-COP General Memership Meeting. The Maspeth Pizza House, 55-60 60th St.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Excel Shortcuts: Enhance your Excel knowledge by learning keyboard shortcuts for Windows users as well as Mac users.

Have a tech tip to share? Contact us at queensnewsticker@queensledger.com.

Written by QTadmin

July 13th, 2017 at 4:00 pm

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