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Tuesday, December 4

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Emails from top officials at the National Republican Congressional Committee were hacked during the 2018 midterm elections.

• France has suspended the proposed fuel-tax hike that led to the violent ‘Yellow Jacket’ protests.

• Lawmakers briefed by CIA Director Gina Haspel accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of being responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

IN QUEENS
• Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced that she is running for Queens District Attorney.

• A fire broke out on the roof of  P.S. 132 in Laurelton.

• Subway service was disrupted after a dog wandered onto the tracks.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Good Service on all subway lines as of 3:45 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (8-17) fell to the Washington Wizards 110-107.

• The Nets (8-17) lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 99-97.

• The Islanders (13-9) face the Winnipeg Jets tonight at 7 p.m.

• Yep, Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz are Mets.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Netflix will pay $100 million to continue to stream Friends throughout 2019.

• Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are continuing to celebrate their nuptials in Delhi, India.

• Ariana Grande has begged her fans to leave her ex-boyfriend, Pete Davidson, alone on social media.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Flash (CW, 8PM) – Barry and Team Flash come up with a plan to stop Cicada. The plan calls for Barry and Nora to travel back in time to gather some key necessities, however, and Barry hesitates, concerned about his daughter seeing certain parts of his life.

• NCIS (CBS, 8PM) – The lead suspect of an unsolved and high-profile robbery case is released from prison, and the NCIS team resumes their investigation with an undercover stakeout.

• The Rookie (ABC, 10PM) – Sergeant Grey informs Officer Nolan and Officer Bishop that they are going to have a movie director as a ride-along during their patrol after a fun afternoon granting the wish of a Make-A-Wish kid as honorary police officer Kaydence Patton.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Terminator Salvation – In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?

• HULU: Reservoir Dogs – A crime boss assembles a team of six experienced criminals to pull off a large jewelry heist.

• AMAZON PRIME: Groundhog Day – A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

TECHNOLOGY
• Microsoft is reportedly replacing its graphical web browser, Edge with a Chromium-based browser.

• Epic Games, the company behind the wildly successful Fortnite, today revealed it’s opening its own digital game storefront.

• Apple is reportedly trying new marketing strategies to boost iPhone sales.

#TRENDINGNY
• #NationalCookieDay

• Tariff Man

• #NHLSeattle

• Bob Dole

• #TuesdayThoughts

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Middle Village – 3 Bedroom house rental features a spacious living room and dining room with modern open layout kitchen, modern bath, and generous yard deck. Convenient to shopping, transportation, and Juniper Park. Mint throughout. Asking $3,000/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Astoria – Gorgeous Penthouse Apartment With Porch And Balcony. City Skyline Views. Washer & Dryer. Asking $4,500/month. Carollo Real Estate 718-747-7747

LOCAL EVENTS
• Kew Gardens – 4:30 p.m. – Katz hosts her annual Chanukah Menorah Lighting Ceremony.  Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Sunnyside – 6 p.m. – Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Snowflake & Tree Lighting Ceremony.  46th St & Queens Blvd.

• Long Island City – 7:45 p.m. – Katz accepts an award from Flux Factory at its art auction and gala. Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

December 4th, 2018 at 4:06 pm

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