Queens Daily News Ticker

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Morning Buzz: DC 37 endorses Donovan Richards for Queens borough president as Melinda Katz is sworn in as Queens DA

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Tuesday, January 7

Weather
• Cloudy skies with possible light rain and snow. High of 41 degrees.

Top Stories
• Crowds swelled the streets of Tehran to pay respects to slain Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.

• Former national security advisor John Bolton made a surprise statement that he would testify as part of the Senate’s impeachment trial if subpoenaed.

• Governor Cuomo helped save a passenger from a tipped over vehicle on the BQE.

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Winter Care: An Aromatherapy Workshop  Sat Jan 11th 2:30-4pm Learn about the number of ways to use a selection of essential oils as well as safe practices and best modes of use for relief during a cold or flu.  Tickets   Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston
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Queens News
• The union DC 37 endorsed Councilman Donovan Richards for Queens borough president.

• A drive-by shooting in Queens over the weekend left a man wounded in the leg, according to police.

• Melinda Katz was sworn in as the Queens District Attorney.

Politics
• The Supreme Court ordered a quick response from the White House and states challenging Obamacare to an appeal filed by defenders of the health care law.

• Vox takes you inside the secretive Silicon Valley group that has funded more than $20 million to the Democrats.

Entertainment
• Netflix released promos for Gwyneth Paltrow’s “The Goop Lab” showing the star standing in a large vagina-shaped graphic; critics call the show “irresponsible.”

• A Harvey Weinstein’s trial begins, the Hollywood mogul is charged with four counts of sexual assault in L.A. County.

Buzzing Back

• In 1950 this song was the #1 song on the US pop charts.

• In 2000 TV actor Marcus Scribner is born in Los Angeles, CA.  In 2014, he landed his breakthrough role as the son on this ABC Sitcom.

Opinion
• The NY Post predicts lawmakers will have to deal with a wave of voter angerafter recent criminal justice reforms.

• Rebecca Bodenheimer from CNN thinks this year’s Golden Globes missed the mark.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria gives the inside scoop on opening and closings changing the neighborhood landscape in 2020.

• Delays on the 7 train Monday morning were caused by human error, not signal issues or weather.

Trending in New York
• Hannah B
• Hannah Ann
• #BachelorNation
• #Manifest
• #WithMyNextPaycheckIWill

Scoreboard
• The Nets (16-19) fell to the Orlando Magic, 89 to 101.

• The Islanders (26-12-3) beat the Colorado Avalanche, 0 to 1. The team takes on the New Jersey Devils tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Nets host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (19-18-4) play the Colorado Avalanche at 7:30 p.m.

• The Knicks (10-26) cross the country to take on the L.A. Lakers at 10:30 p.m.

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E-Waste Recycling Event  Sun Jan 12th 10am-4pm  Responsibly dispose of all your unwanted or broken gadgets.  Acceptable items.  Drop off at QBG Parking Lot, 42-80 Crommelin Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• State officials offered Amazon.com Inc. $800 million more in incentives as part of an initial bid to lure the tech giant back to NYC.

• For Sale – 147-96 Grand Central, Briarwood – 2,000 s/f home consists of 3 BRs, 1 bath, kitchen, DR, LR w/ fireplace, a/c.  $599,999. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Renovated 3 BR semi-box railroad apt for rent features original details I LR, FDR, EIK, modern bath.  Near transportation.  $2,500/mo. ID # 1363805. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Kew Gardens – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 950 square-foot apartment at 11811 84th Ave. for $280,000. Zillow.

Technology
• The DnaNudge wristband tells you how you should eat based on your genetics.

• Amazon announced partnerships with Lamborghini and Rivian, as well as other auto-related innovations.

Events
• Flushing – 1 p.m. – Council Member Peter Koo and Lower East Side Ecology Center announce e-waste recycling event. Office of Council Member Peter Koo, 135-27 38th Ave.

Arverne – 6 to 8 p.m. – Property tax exemption workshop. Battalion Pentecostal Church, 454 Beach 67th St.

Corona – 6:30 p.m. – CEC24 meeting. P.S. 110, 43-18 97 Pl.

Corona – 7 p.m. – CB4 liquor license hearing for Chipotle at Queens Place Mall. Call ahead with comments (718-760-3141) and/or attend at 4611 104th St.

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January 7th, 2020 at 9:17 am

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