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Wednesday, February 7

Top Stories 
• Senate leaders reached a budget deal that would boost military and domestic spending by about $300 billion over the next two years.

• White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned after allegations of physical and emotional abuse by his two ex-wives.

• A joint operation between the NYPD and federal authorities resulted in the arrest of 25 alleged gang members in the Bronx.

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Queens News
• A Pennsylvania man plead guilty to killing a 14-year-old Queens girl in 2008 after a DNA test helped police close the case.

• A Queens fugitive who was arrested for accidentally shooting a city teacher in LIC gave police a full confession.

• Senator Michael Gianaris introduced a bill that would toughen background checks on guns among other provisions.

Subway Status 
• Southbound 2 trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Nereid Av.

• Northbound 4 and 5 trains are running with delays because of a train with mechanical problems at 59 St.

• L train service has resumed following earlier signal problems at Sutter Av.

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

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between 48th St; Ramp and Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Union Turnpike.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Linden Blvd.

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

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Morgan Ave and 39th St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between 50th St and Exit 28A – Old Fulton St; Cadman Plaza West.

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

• The Rangers (25-23-5) host the Boston Bruins at 8 p.m.

• The Knicks (23-32) continue their losing streak after being blown out by the Bucks, 103-89. Kristaps Porzingis’ season is over after he tore his ACL in his let knee.

• The Nets (19-36) fell to the Houston Rockets, 123-113. They head to Detroit to face the Pistons at 7 p.m.

• Fresh off a win against Duke, St. John’s (11-13) faces top-ranked Villanova on the road at 7 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – Betty turns to Jughead for help when the consequences of a hasty decision come back to haunt her. Veronica organizes a face-to-face meeting after tensions between Hiram, FP and Jughead spiral out of control.

• The X-Files (FOX, 8PM) – Skinner goes AWOL when his past comes back to haunt him. As Mulder and Scully try to track him down, their growing mistrust of him reaches its apex.

• The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story(FX, 10PM) – Minneapolis architect David Madson is forced to go on the run with Andrew Cunanan.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: Impostors Season 1 – A dark comedy that focuses on a female con artist who marries people and then disappears with their money.

• Hulu: Archer Season 1 – Covert black ops and espionage take a back seat to zany personalities and relationships between secret agents and drones.

• Amazon Video: The Expanse Season 2 – In this noir thriller set two hundred years in the future, the case of a missing young woman leads a washed-up detective across the solar system to uncover the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Maspeth – Apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, newly polished wood floors, living room, dining room and kitchen. Convenient to transportation and shopping. Asking $1,900/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Richmond Hill – Brick Mixed Use Building.  Four family + 1700 s/f commercial space. Great location, near subway. Each apt has EIK, LR/DR, 1 BR, 1 full bath. Asking $1.598M. Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

Local Eats of the Day

• Cafe 52 Restaurant
Located at 5129 43rd Ave.

Enjoy their popular Chicken Caesar Wrap for $8.50.

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

Local Events 
• Jamaica – 6:30 p.m. – Queens County Young Democrats host “Let’s Talk: Race & Politics” panel with elected officials. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

• Corona – 6:30 p.m. – Councilman Francisco Moya’s inauguration. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Community Board 5 Meeting. Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
• Photography: It is important to keep your camera lens clean in order to ensure it lasts. Click here to learn how.

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Written by QTadmin

February 7th, 2018 at 10:29 pm

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