• Mostly cloudy today with ah high of 49. Expect morning showers and a high of 47 on Saturday with partly cloudy skies and a high of 36 on Sunday.
• Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz clashed in the first Republican debate in 2016.
• Three men were arrested in the Jakarta bombings that killed seven people. ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing.
• Just hours after officials declared the Ebola outbreak over in West Africa, a case was reported in Sierra Leone.
Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Sat. Jan 16th 2:15pm Performers use the traditional movements, clothing, and instruments. flushingtownhall.org for tickets. 137-35 Northern Blvd.
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• Two suspects pushed their way into an Ozone Park home and shot and killed a man.
• A police officer was arrested for slapping his girlfriend while she was holding their baby.
• Councilman Ruben Wills was implicated by a friend in court for corruption.
• Governor Andrew Cuomo backed off his budget proposal asking the city to pay $800 million for CUNY and Medicaid.
• Mayor Bill de Blasio agrees to a raise for City Council members in exchange for a ban on outside jobs.
• Alan Rickman, who played Snape in the Harry Potter movie series, died after battling with cancer.
• Celine Dion’s husband Rene Angelil, 73, also passed away. He was fighting throat cancer.
• Charles Blow of the New York Times describes President Obama’s other legacy.
• S.E. Cupp of the Daily News says Obama was unrecognizable in his last State of the Union.
In the Blogs
• Queens’ own Run-DMC will be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.
• Dozens of students at a Woodside school were sent home from a possible outbreak of Nurovirus.
• The Islanders beat the Rangers, 3-1, at the Barclays Center.
• LIU Brooklyn narrowly defeats Wagner, 71-70.
• St. Francis lost a close one to Bryant, 61-59.
Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Nets are at home for a 7:30 p.m. meeting with the Trail Blazers.
• St. John’s heads to Indiana to take on Butler at noon.
• The Rangers meet the Flyers in Philadelphia for a 1 p.m. matinee.
• St. Francis is at home to face Sacred heart University at 4 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn is in Rhode Island for a 4 p.m. matchup with Bryant.
• The Nets head to Atlanta to take on the Hawks. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
• The Knicks are in Memphis for a 8 p.m. meeting with the Grizzlies.
• The Islanders welcome Vancouver to Brooklyn for a 4 p.m. contest.
• The Rangers take on the Capitals in Washington. Puck drops at 5 p.m.
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Long Island City Tour: Queens Cool Uncovered Sun. Jan 17th 1:30-4:30pm Explore Queens on this trip through the hottest areas in Long Island City! Directions and exact meeting location will be provided by e-mail following ticket purchase: http://www.bqetours.com
• The development at Hallets Point will generate its own electricity on site.
• OPEN HOUSE – SUN. JAN 17TH 1:30-3:30PM - Large pre-war studio with separate kitchen in the heart of Forest Hills. Part-time doorman, close to express subway and Austin Street shopping. Asking $299,000. Madeleine Realty 718-520-0303
• OPEN HOUSE – SUN. JAN 17TH 2-4PM – 61-62 67th Street, Middle Village. 3 bedroom brick “Sidehall”, large yard, 120ft deep, 3 baths, PS128. Asking $658,000 Dave Pastorini 718-757-5881 Coldwell Banker Phillips
• Sold – Whitestone – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 900-square foot co-op at 16-44 163rd Street for $146,000. Zillow.
• It’s Queens magazine tried eight slices in Queens and ranked them from best to worst.
• Here’s the scoop on what’s replacing the old Oyster Cafe of New York in Astoria.
Restaurant ABC’s – Sunnyside
Grade A – Esan Thai Food, 51-20 Skillman Ave. – Evidence of mice, live roaches.
Grade B – Jacks Ale House, 39-46 Skillman Ave. – Not vermin proof, evidence of mice, filth flies.
Grade C – Turkish Grill Restaurant, 42-03 Queens Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, not vermin proof, evidence of mice, live roaches.
• Astoria – 10 a.m. – Elected officials and DOT announce traffic lights along 21st Avenue. 23rd St. & 21st Ave.
• Bayside – 1 p.m. – State Senator Tony Avella unveils ethics reform package. District Office, 38-50 Bell Blvd., Ste. C
• Jamaica – 11a.m. to 1 p.m. – Real Dads Club Meeting. Eagle Academy, 171-10 Linden Blvd.
• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Elected officials stand with homeowners to call on LPC to landmark neighborhood. 33-05 157th St.
• Forest Hills – 11:30 a.m. – Foundation for Fighting Blindness. Queens Library, 108-19 71st Ave.
• Flushing – 12 to 3 p.m. – Healthy Mart, Smart Shopper Event. H&Y Marketplace, 150-51 Northern Blvd.
• Woodhaven – 12 p.m. – WRBA Town Hall Meeting. American Legion Post 118, 89-02 9st St.
• Ridgewood – 2 to 8 p.m. – Saturday Morning Cartoons. Bad Old Days, 1684 Woodbine St.
• Flushing – 2:15 p.m. – Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Richmond Hill – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Richmond Hill Flea Market. 117-09 Hillside Ave.
• Forest Hills – 1 to 5 p.m. – Holistic Bazaar. Genesis Tree of Life Yoga & Wellness Center, 102-06 Metropolitan Ave.
• Flushing – 4 to 6:30 p.m. – BeBe Winans. Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.