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Wednesday, February 13

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• President Trump intends to sign the border security deal to avoid another partial government shutdown.

• A former United States Air Force counterintelligence agent was charged with espionage after she defected to Iran and helped it target her former colleagues.

• NASA’s Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate for just three months but kept rolling across the rocky red soil, was pronounced dead after 15 years.

IN QUEENS
• The NYPD is mourning Detective Brian Simonsen, who was killed by friendly fire while responding to a robbery in Richmond Hill.

• A Flushing man was arrested in connection to the murder of a New Rochelle woman who was found stuffed inside a suitcase in Connecticut.

• A 45-story development is being planned for 23rd Street in Court Square.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Main St-bound 7 trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Queensboro Plaza.

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

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

• 24 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.

SCOREBOARD
• The Rangers (24-24-8) fell to the Winnipeg Jets, 4-3.

• The Islanders (33-17-6) were defeated by the Buffalo Sabres, 3-1.

• The Nets (29-29) face the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (10-46) take on the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at 7:30 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Disney has released the trailer for the highly anticipated film, “Frozen 2″.

• Sharon Osbourne revealed on The Talk that Ozzy Osbourne is “out of ICU” after being hospitalized following complications from the flu

• Joel “deadmau5” Zimmerman was suspended from Twitch following the use of a homophobic slur.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Chicago Med (NBC, 8PM) – Will’s personal issues continue to interfere with his relationship with Natalie and his life at the hospital.

• The Masked Singer (FOX, 9PM) – For the first time, the remaining six celebrity singers merge into one big group as they perform anonymously once more. J.B. Smoove joins as a guest panelist.

• Suits (USA, 10PM) – Harvey’s forced to choose a side when Samantha and Scottie go toe-to-toe; and Louis represents Lipschitz.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Jaws – When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach resort, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

• HULU: Space Jam – In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Matrix – A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

TECHNOLOGY
• Amazon and Google are now asking for non-stop data from smart home devices to the dismay of many current users.

• The tech company, Massless has raised $2 million dollars to build an Apple Pencil for virtual reality use.

• A strange Facebook glitch has revealed that users can use the search bar to track down pictures of female friends, but not male ones.

#TRENDINGNY
• Valentine’s Day

• Duke

• #RHOBH

• So Far Gone

• #BoomerangOnBET

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Richmond Hill – Two-Story Mixed-use Corner Building w/ 3 Stores & 2 Apartments. 1 Block to 111 St J train. Asking $1,888,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Middle Village – Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen AndSpacious Patio! Upstairs Two Generous Bedrooms, Office Room, And Full Bath. Pretty Quiet Block Convenient To Shopping And Transportation Including Express Buses To Manhattan And Subway! Ready To Move In, Utilities Included. Asking $2,300/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Evening Cocktail & Craft: Botanical Valentine’s.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Nicole Dorsey will be speaking a stabbing attack and lack of response at a NYPD “Build A Block” sector meeting, held by Police Service Area 9. 116-40 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

• Fresh Meadows - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting.  Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.

• Middle Village - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue

• Kew Gardens – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 6 Monthly Meeting.  80-02 Kew Gardens Road

• Jamaica – 8:30 p.m. – Public Advocate candidate Melissa Mark-Viverito participates in the South Asian American Voice public advocate forum. 166-26 89th Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

February 13th, 2019 at 3:52 pm

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