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Friday, March 9

Top Stories 
• Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a new set of gun regulations, three weeks after a school shooting that claimed 17 lives.

• “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli was sentenced to 7 years in prison after being convicted of fraud.

• A veteran’s care facility in California was placed on lockdown after reports of an active shooter and hostage situation.

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Queens News
• Police believe a gunman wanted in connection to a string of gas station robberies struck again in Corona.

• Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin visited Jet Blue’s Long Island City Support Center.

• An annual St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl is expected to help businesses impacted by the temporary shutdown of Astoria subway stations.

Subway Status 
• Northbound 4 and 5 trains are running local from Franklin Av to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr because of NYPD activity at Crown Hts-Utica Av.Expect delays in 2, 3, 4 and 5 train service.

• 7 Express trains make local stops in both directions at 33, 40, 46, 52, 69 and 74 Sts

• Northbound A trains are running with delays because of signal problems at 34 St-Penn Station.

• Some southbound R trains are stopping along the Q line from Canal St to DeKalb Av.

• Some southbound W trains are stopping along the R line from Whitehall St-South Ferry and end at Court St.

• Some southbound W trains are stopping along the R line from Whitehall St-South Ferry to DeKalb Av then via the D line and end at 9 Av.

• W trains are running with delays in both directions. Expect delays in D, N, Q, R and W train service.

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

Weekend Service Changes

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Saturday.

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Sunday.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and 39th St.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Vehicle fire on I-278 eastbound at Exit 33 – Mcguinness Blvd; Humboldt St right and center lanes blocked.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 30 – Flushing Ave and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Accident on I-278 westbound approaching Exit 27 – Atlantic Averight lane blocked.

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

• The Knicks take on the Bucks in Milwaukee. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
• The Rangers travel to Florida to take on the Panthers at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders visit the Calgary Flames for a 7 p.m. matchup.
• The Knicks host the Toronto Raptors at the Garden for a 1 p.m. matinee.
• The Nets welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Once Upon a Time (ABC, 8PM) – On the day of Tiana’s coronation, a confrontation with Dr. Facilier compels her to take a trip through the Bayou, where a surprising encounter changes her life and the hunt for an alligator takes a dark turn.

• Marvel’s Agents of SH.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9PM) – Coulson finally reveals the mysterious deal he made with Ghost Rider, which will impact everyone on the S.H.I.E.L.D. team. The series’ 100th episode.

• Hawaii Five-O (CBS, 9PM) – Adam’s mission to take down organized crime on the Island goes sideways when deadly chlorine gas he was using to bait a big fish falls into the wrong hands. Also, Adam begins to doubt Jessie’s allegiance.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: Love Season 3 – After a long, complicated, and somewhat messy journey, Gus and Mickey enter this season of Love in a place we’ve never seen them before: a fully committed relationship.

• Hulu: Power Rangers – A group of high-school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.

• Amazon Video: Sneaky Pete Season 2 – Marius sees an opportunity when he is seized by two mercenaries searching for Pete’s mother Maggie and the eleven million dollars she stole from their employer.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 11th 12:30-2:30pm  99-07 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills – Attached, 2 family brick townhouse w/ 3 BRs, 3 bath, renovated kitchens & bath.  Open layout, new electric, plumbing & boiler, garage and backyard. Asking $1,199,000. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Mar 11th 12-3pm  65-39 51st Road, Woodside – Corner brick, semi detached 2 family home features pvt driveway,  attached garage, balcony and backyard.  Asking $925,000. O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

• Burger Club 
Located at 32-02 30th Ave.

Enjoy their Burger Club Classic with Cheese for $8.50.

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

Local Events 
• Maspeth 6:30 p.m. – Night at the Races.  St. Stan’s School Gym, 61-17 Grand Ave.
• Douglaston – 7 p.m. – Shamrocks & Clovers Paint Glass Night.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Douglaston Pkwy.

• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – March Into Wellness.  Al Oerter Rec Center,131-40 Fowler Ave.
• Flushing – 1 p.m. – The Dragon King.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Ridgewood – 1 to 5 p.m. – Early American Music & Art.  Onderdonk House,1820 Flushing Ave.
• Flushing – 1:30 to 3:30 – Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark w/ Watercolor. Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave.
• Flushing – 2 to 4 p.m. – The Art of Chinese Paper Cutting.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
• Corona – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – The Mountaintop.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Astoria – 3 p.m. – MidCentury Stereopanorama.  Q.E.D, 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Whitestone – 5:30 p.m. – Pot Luck & Art.  Grace Church, 1415 Clintonville St.
• Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Saturday Night Dances.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Bayside – 8 p.m. – Kim Russo – The Happy Medium.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.
• Bayside – 8:30 p.m. – “Beau Jest”.  Theatre by the Bay, 13-00 209th St.

• Glendale – 9 a.m. to Noon – Allied Veteran’s Breakfast.  American Legion Post $1815, 68-01 Cooper Ave.
• Forest Hills – 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.  Our Lady of Mercy Church, 7001 Kessel St.
• Flushing Noon to 3 p.m. – She’s On Point! Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave.
• Kew Gardens Hills – 1 p.m. – The Seuss-A-Thon Celebration.  Queens Library, 72-33 Vleigh Pl.
• Forest Hills – 2:30 to 5 p.m. – 7th Annual Taste of the World International Food Festival.  Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, 72nd Rd off Austin St.
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – A Twist of Lemmon.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.
• Corona – 3 p.m.  – The Mountaintop.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – “Beau Jest”.  Theatre by the Bay, 13-00 209th St.

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Written by QTadmin

March 12th, 2018 at 6:07 pm

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