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Morning Buzz: Fourteen Americans on quarantined cruise test positive for coronavirus; Off-duty cop commits suicide in Middle Village home

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Tuesday, February 18

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with occasional showers throughout the day. High of 49 degrees.

Top Stories
• Fourteen Americans who were on a quarantined cruise ship off Yokohama, Japan, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

• Weeks of heavy rain have inundated a large portion of the southern U.S., bringing near-record flooding to portions of Mississippi and Tennessee.

• Jeff Bezos has committed $10 billion to combat climate change.

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George Washington Carver Workshop  Tues Feb 18th 1-2:30pm  Kids learn about George Washington Carver and follow in his footsteps, using plants to paint and create a healing lotion to take home.  Registration Required – $10   Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Queens News
• Graffiti artists tagged subway cars at Jamaica Yard from top to bottom.

• An off-duty NYPD detective committed suicide at his mother’s home in Middle Village.

• Police are searching for a man who stole more than $6,000 from an Astoria bar in an early morning heist.

Politics
• Nearly 80 years later, the state of California will formally apologize to Japanese Americans for internment during WWII.

• Nevada’s changing demographics can be used as a roadmap for Democrats on how to win elections.

Entertainment
• Adele teased her upcoming album on Twitter, letting fans know the body of work will be released in September.

• British DJ and music producer Andrew Weatherall, died in a London hospital at age 56..

Buzzing Back

• In 1885, Mark Twain publishes this famous – and famously controversial novel.

• In 1957 game show host Vanna White is born in Conway, SC.  She appeared on several game shows, including this one.

Opinion
• The Post sites issues at Marie Curie MS in Bayside as proof that the mayor is failing to keep the city’s schools safe.

• Slate argues that rather than courting black voters, Michael Bloomberg is using his wealth to buy name recognition.

In the Blogs
• “Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit,” coming to SculptureCenter in LIC, is the New York based artist’s first museum survey exhibition in the U.S.

• A former sanitation employee who spent 20 years working for the city is putting his hat in the ring to challenge State Senator Michael Gianaris in this year’s Democratic primary.

Trending in New York
• #TheBachelor
• #PresidentWarren
• #Manifest
Jake Paul
• #TuesdayThoughts

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (33-19-6) fell to the Arizona Coyotes, 1 to 2.

• St John’s (14-12) lost to Xavier, 74 to 77.

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Charcuterie Masters 2020  Sat Feb 22nd 6-9pm  Join us for the 5th Annual Charcuterie Masters. Enjoy unlimited tasting of over 60 varieties of sausages, pates, hams, salami and more.  Tickets  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Queens was the most popular area in NYC for homebuyers, according to real estate experts from PropertyClub.com.

• For Sale – 60-79 71st Street, Maspeth - Single family brick townhouse offers 3 BRs, 2 bath, full finished basement, kitchen w/ breakfast nook, garage, rear terrace, near all.  $708,000. Lou Pastorini. 917-757-7567

• For Rent – Middle Village - Apartment features LRDR combo, EIK, small office, full bath, hardwood flooring, lots of windows.  $2,200/month. ID #1367416.  Carollo Rentals  718-366-6636 

• Sold – Queens Village – A six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,700 square foot multi family home at 20815 94th Ave. for $800,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Mark Zuckerberg met with the EU’s competition chief in Brussels, as regulators in region are due to unveil new rules on Artificial Intelligence that could impact Facebook.

• SpaceX launched its fifth batch of Starlink communication satellites from Cape Canaveral.

Events
Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. – 2020 Black Spectrum Theatre Film Festival.  Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.

Fort Totten Park – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Nature puppet show. Fort Totten Visitors Center.

Flushing – 12 p.m. – Announcement of upcoming Pre-K information session. Office of the Council Member Peter Koo, 135-27 38th Ave.

Flushing – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – George Washington Carver Workshop.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street

Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting.  Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.

Kew Gardens – 1 to 9:30 p.m. – Queens Night Market Series: Session 1, First Steps and Business Ideas. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

February 18th, 2020 at 8:59 am

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