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Friday, March 3

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 39. Saturday is windy and chilly, with a high of just 30. Sunday warms back up to 41 with sunny skies.

Top Stories
• Attorney General Jeff Sessions will recuse himself from any investigations into Russia’s ties with the Trump campaign.

• As governor of Indiana, Mike Pence used a private email to conduct public business and was also hacked.

• Port Authority Bus Terminal was shut down after a man told officials he may have ebola.

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Queens News
• A bigot carrying an umbrella swung at a Hispanic woman in Astoria and told her she should be deported.

• A burglar tried breaking into an Elmhurst bar but got stuck in the air vent shaft for several hours.

• John Gotti’s grandson was sentenced to 8 years in prison for running a drug ring in Howard Beach.

Politics
• The U.S. Senate confirmed Ben Carson as HUD secretary and Rick Perry as energy secretary.

• An embattled Queens councilman avoided being arrested after he missed his court date.

Entertainment
• This is how Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are handling their breakup.

• Jane Fonda opens up about being a victim of rape and sexual assault.

Buzzing Back

• In 1887, Helen Keller meets her miracle worker.

• In 1847, inventor Alexander Graham Bell is born in Scotland.

Opinion
• Immigrants are an asset to the country economically, the Daily News says.

• The Post says Democrats are starting to sound like Joe McCarthy with their pursuit against Jeff Sessions.

In the Blogs
• The management at a Maspeth Key Food is in negotiations to take over a Duane Reade site nearby.

• Police in Forest Hills are looking for a suspect behind a string of robberies in the area.

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Scoreboard
• The Rangers (42-21-2) edged the Boston Bruins, 2-1.

• The Islanders (30-22-10) came back to beat the Stars, 5-4.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (25-36) are in Philly for a 7 p.m. meeting with the 76ers.
• The Islanders are in Chicago to take on the Blackhawks. Puck drops at 8:30 p.m.
• The Nets (10-49) continue their West Coast swing with a stop in Salt Lake to take on the Jazz. Tip-off is at 9 p.m.
Saturday
• St. John’s (13-17) wraps up its regular season at noon against Providence at MSG.
• The Rangers and Canadiens skate at 7 p.m. at MSG.
• The Nets are in Portland for a 10 p.m. matchup with the Trail Blazers.
Sunday
• The Knicks return to MSG to host the Kevin Durant-less Golden State Warriors at 3:30 p.m.
• The Islanders and Flames meet in Calgary at 4 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Two Queens-based real estate companies were indicted and charged in a deed fraud scheme.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Mar 4th 12-2pm  99-60 63rd Road #1P, Rego Park – Spacious one bedroom co-op w/ beautiful parquet floors throughout, large windows, great closet space.  Gym on lobby level. All utilities included, 24-hr doorman.  Asking $229,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Mar 4th  12-2pm  83-15 98th Street #2H, Woodhaven – Renovated 2 bedroom.  Close to Forest Park. Close to bus stop, zoned for PS113.  Asking $255,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Glen Oaks – A five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,872-square-foot house at 7017 267th Street for $980,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater pays a visit to the city’s only full-blown Guatemalan restaurant, tucked away in former pizzeria in Jamaica.

• The Village Voice samples Korean comfort food at Joah in Flushing.

Restaurant ABC’s – Kew Gardens Hills
Grade A – Carlos & Gabby’s, 67-11 Main St. – Filth Flies
Grade B – Grill Point, 69-54 Main St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees
Grade Pending – Hapisgah, 147-25 Union Turnpike – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food not protected from possible contamination, Food contact surface not properly washed

Events
Flushing – 8:30 a.m. – Queens Council on Developmental Disabilities legislative breakfast. Queens College, 62-30 Kissena Blvd., 4th Fl.

Murray Hill – 9 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella hosts ribbon cutting for new bicycle rack. IS 25, 34-65 192nd St.

Sunnyside – 10 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and DOT unveil safety improvements. 48th St. and Northern Blvd.

Woodside – 2 p.m. – Councilman Van Bramer and ACE announce new and expanded street cleaning service. Woodside Plaza, Woodside Ave. and Roosevelt Ave.

Maspeth – 6:30 p.m. – A Night with Elvis. O’Neills, 64-21 53rd Dr.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – Twelfth Night. Kupferberg Center, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – American legion Post 1424 Monthly Meeting. 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.

Maspeth – 7 p.m. – St. Stan’s Players present: Seussical. St. Stanislaus Kostka, 61-17 Grand Ave.

Astoria – 7 p.m. – Screening of The Color of Money. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Astoria – 8 p.m. – Some Night. Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.

Saturday
Elmhurst – 8 to 10 a.m. – Spring is Almost Here!  Queens Center Food Court, 90-15 Queens Blvd.
Fresh Meadows – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Cunningham Park Forest Restoration. Oceania St. & 67th St.
Jamaica – 10 a.m. – Prom Dress Drive & Giveaway. The Harvest Room, 90-40 160th St.
Astoria – 1 p.m. – Career Symbols in the Birthchart. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
Rockaway – 1 p.m. – St. Pat’s Day Parade.  Beach 130th St. & Newport Ave.
Corona – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – A Spirit of Another Sort. Queens Theatre, 14 United National Ave. South
Ridgewood – 5 p.m. – Ridgewood Market. Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave.
Middle Village – 7 p.m. – Irish Dinner Dance. St. Margaret’s Parish, 66-05 79th Pl.
Maspeth – 7 p.m. – St. Stan’s Players present: Seussical. St. Stanislaus Kostka, 61-17 Grand Ave.
Flushing – 8 p.m. – Twelfth Night. Kupferberg Center, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Astoria – 8 p.m. – Some Night. Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.
Flushing – 8 p.m. – The Chieftains with Paddy Moloney. Kupferberg Center, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Sunday
Floral Park – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Compost Build with GROWNYC. Queens County Farm, 75-30 Little Neck Pkwy.
Corona – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Historic New York: The World’s Fair. Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Whitestone – 1 to 5 p.m. – Div 15 Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Celebrate 75th Anniversary. St. Mel’s Church, 26th Ave & 154th St
Maspeth – 1 p.m. – St. Stan’s Players present: Seussical. St. Stanislaus Kostka, 61-17 Grand Ave.
Woodside – 1 p.m. – St. Pat’s For All Parade.  Skillman Avenue and 43rd St.
Corona – 2 to 5 p.m. – Legal Aid Society: Know Your Rights! event.  St. Leo Academy, 104-19 49th Ave.
Corona – 3 p.m. – A Spirit of Another Sort. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. South
Flushing – 3 p.m. – Twelfth Night. Kupferberg Center, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Astoria – 3 p.m. – Screening of The Hustler. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
• Kew Gardens – 4 p.m. – Unity Rally. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

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March 3rd, 2017 at 2:08 pm

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