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Morning Buzz: Gotti grandson gets eight years for involvement in Queens drug ring, Blizzard hits NYC forcing school closures

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Thursday, February 9
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow removal. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Snow is expected to continue until about 5 p.m. with accumulations reaching 8-12 inches.

Top Stories
The blizzard hitting New York City forced schools to be closed and could bring up to a foot of snow.

• Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions was confirmed as Attorney General receiving 51 votes in the Senate. 

• ‘Water protectors’ have returned to Standing Rock, North Dakota as work on the Dakota Access Pipeline moves ahead. 

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Queens News
• The grandson of infamous mobster John Gotti got eight years in a plea deal for drug charges.  

A homeless man was robbed and sexually assaulted while looking for scrap metal.

• Cops are looking for thieves suspected to responsible for at least 19 burglaries in Jackson Heights and Corona.

Politics
• Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch called Trump’s comments on judges ‘disheartening.’ 

• Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and State Democrats unveiled a voting reform bill on Wednesday.

Entertainment
• Fresh off her Super Bowl performance, Lady Gaga released a new music video for her song “John Wayne.”

See which former cast members are returning for the 34th season of “Survivor.”
Buzzing Back

• In 1964, America meets the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show.

• In 1942, singer/songwriter Carole King is born in New York City.

Opinion
• Mayor Bill de Blasio’s efforts to guide the crackdown on Airbnb are suspicious because of his fundraising efforts, the Daily News says.

• It’s increasingly evident Republicans have no workable plan to replace Obamacare, the NY Times says.

In the Blogs
• An accident snarled traffic on Woodhaven Boulevard. 

• New York State is looking for partners on a new AirTrain connection to Willets Point. 

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Northeast

Scoreboard
• The Nets (9-44) lost to the Wizards in overtime, 114-110.

• The Knicks (22-32) lost to the Clippers at the Garden, 119-115. At the game, former Knick Charles Oakley was removed by security and arrested after a reported incident involving Knicks owner James Dolan.

• The Islanders (23-18-10) are in Philadelphia to take on the Flyers at 7 p.m.

• The Rangers (34-18-1) look to continue their win steak at home against the Predators. Puck drop is 7 p.m.

• Queens College (12-9) topped Roberts Wesleyan, 65-62.

• LIU Brooklyn (14-11) is looking to snap their three-game losing steak on the road at Bryant. Tip-off is 7 p.m.

• St. Francis College (4-21) is traveling to Sacred Heart. Game time is 9 p.m.

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Candlelight Tour Sat Feb 11th 5-8pm Live Music, Tours by Candlelight, mulled cider and other libations and treats.  $5 Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood
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Real Estate
The new 421a program could be a huge boost for developers if construction costs don’t rise too sharply.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 11th & Sun Feb 12th  1-3pm  55-19 Andrews Avenue, Maspeth.  Semi detached 2 family. 3 bedrooms each floor, semi finished basement, 1 car garage, yard. 1st floor vacant on title.  Asking $899,000 Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 11th 1-3pm  63-48 Pleasantview Street, Middle Village.  One family Ranch, 2 bedrooms, updated kitchen w/ granite, upgraded bathroom, full basement, private yard. Asking $619,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Forest Hills – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op on Burns Street for $360,000. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
President Trump took to Twitter to lambast Nordstrom after they dropped his daughter Ivanka’s clothing line.

• Here’s all the story lines to watch as New York Fashion Week approaches. 

Events
• Bayside - 11:30 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella hosts press conference on snow removal legislation. Senator Avella’s District Office: 38-50 Bell Blvd.

• Kew Gardens - 6 p.m. – School Construction Authority to give update on capital projects. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Middle Village Relay for Life Kickoff. O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Dr.

LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th St.

Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104th Precinct Civilian Patrol Meeting. St. Pancras Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

Written by QTadmin

February 9th, 2017 at 8:15 am

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