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Monday, November 19

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Christopher Watts was sentenced to life in prison for killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters.

• Sixteen Democrats announced that they will not vote for Nancy Pelosi to become the next House Speaker.

• Mayor de Blasio announced a commitment to repair 62,000 NYCHA apartments.

IN QUEENS
• Closing arguments were heard in the murder trial of the man accused of killing Karina Vetrano.

• A home health aide was arrested for using her elderly client’s credit cards for purchases.

• The Shalimar Diner, which has been in business for 45 years in Rego Park, is closing on Sunday.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Southbound 4 trains are running at slower speeds between Bedford Park Blvd-Lehman College and Kingsbridge Rd because of a signal problem at Bedford Park.

• F train service has resumed following earlier signal problems at Lexington Av-63 St.

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.

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

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

• 31 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 (4-13) fell to the Orlando Magic, 131-117.

• The Islanders (10-7-2) lost to the Dallas Stars. 6-2.

• The Rangers (10-8-2) will host the Dallas Stars. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• The Giants (3-7) won their second in a row against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 38-35.

• St. John’s (3-0) visits the California Golden Bears at 7 p.m.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (2-2) topped Lafayette, 84-72.

• LIU Brooklyn (3-1) was crushed by San Francisco, 84-52.

ENTERTAINMENT
• The Rolling Stones announced a North American tour for next year.

• Actress Mandy Moore married musician Taylor Goldsmith in an intimate wedding ceremony.

• Paris Hilton ended her 11-month engagement with fiancé Chris Zylka.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Arrow (CW, 8PM) – Slabside becomes even more dangerous after a guard is murdered and everyone is a suspect. Felicity enlists help from a surprising source in her pursuit of Diaz, and Laurel flexes her muscles as the District Attorney.

• 9-1-1 (FOX,9PM) – Hen relives her evolution into the firefighter she is today as she recalls the first times she met Chimney and Athena.

• Manifest (NBC,10PM) – Ben forms an unlikely partnership with Vance in a high-stakes race to locate the missing passengers of Flight 828. Meanwhile, Michaela helps a suicidal passenger who believes he is the Angel of Death.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: The Last Kingdom Season 3 – As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred — born a Saxon but raised by Vikings — seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.

• HULU: Rescue Dawn – A U.S. fighter pilot’s epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

• AMAZON PRIME: Gymkhana Files: Season 1 – An eight-episode unscripted series featuring famed motorsports star and entrepreneur Ken Block and the making of Gymkhana 10.

TECHNOLOGY
• The DOW closed down 396 points due to reports of trouble at Apple and Facebook.

• Instagram announced that it will remove fake likes and follows.

• Alexa can now make Skype calls.

#TRENDINGNY
• #SurvivorSeries

• #ThanksgivingWeek

• #MondayMotivation

• Mark Sanchez

• #InternationalMensDay

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Middle Village – Detached Home 35X38 Sitting On A 55X90 Lot. Features 6 Bed,3 Full Baths, Built In 1945 Altered In 2007.Above Ground Pool, Private Drive And Garage. Finished Basement With Gas Fireplace. Plenty Of Closet Space Inc. Walk In Closet. Hardwood Floors Through Out. Beautiful Den. Asking $1,698,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Howard Beach – Two Family Cape Cod features include: Huge Lot (50 x 100 ft), Renovated from top to bottom, Beautiful Sun Room/ extension, Nice Backyard, Finished basement, Private Driveway (will fit up to 4 cars), Great location! Only 1 Block to the Cross Bay Blvd. Asking $799,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
• Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Charter Revision Commission to brief Queens Borough Board. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Forest Hills - 6 p.m. – Author Talk & Book Signing: Crystal Wolfe’s “Where the Shadows Meet”. Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Ave.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting. Union Plaza Senior Center, 33-23 Union St.

• Bellerose – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 13 general meeting. Bellerose Assembly of God, 240-15 Hillside Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

November 19th, 2018 at 4:47 pm

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