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Morning Buzz: Groups oppose liquor license for Chipotle in Queens mall, Lawyer to challenge Assemblyman Mike Miller in primary

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Thursday, January 9

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 35.

Top Stories
• Some business owners on 14th Street say the new busway is hurting their bottom line.

• In his State of the State address yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed local governments pay more for Medicaid to close a budget gap.

• A Mexican asylum-seeker slit his own throat at a border crossing after he was denied entry into the United States.

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Astronomy: The Night Sky  Sat Jan 11th 6-7:30pm The history and folklore of the solar system and using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Fort Totten Visitor Center, Ordinance Road, Bayside
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Queens News
• Councilman Robert Holden is calling for an ethics probe into Mayor Bill de Blasio’s use of his NYPD security detail during his presidential bid.

• Community members – from education to union leaders – are calling on the state to refuse a liquor license for a new Chipotle at Queens Place Mall

• Police now say the 92-year-old woman who was found dead on a street in South Richmond Hill was likely murdered.

Politics
• Jenifer Rajkumar is looking to be the first South Asian in the state elected to office when she challenges Assemblyman Mike Miller in this year’s primary.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo dodged the thorny issue of bail reform during his State of the State address in Albany yesterday.

Entertainment
• This time he survived! Leonard DiCaprio saved a man who fell off a Club Med yacht and was treading water for 11 hours before he was found.

• Ricky Gervais still seems anxious about his stint hosting the Golden Globes if his Twitter account is any indication.

Buzzing Back

• In 2007, Steve Jobs debuts the iPhone.

• In 1982, Kate Middleton is born in Reading, England. In 2012, she was one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Opinion
• Did “fake news” just stop a real war? A columnist for Slate believes that’s exactly what happened.

• The Forest Hills Times writes that justice reform advocates should give Melinda Katz time to make changes in the Queens District Attorney’s office.

In the Blogs
• The candidates for Queens borough president will take part in a debate at Sunnyside Community Services next week.

• A rally against anti-Semitism will take place in MacDonald Park in Forest Hills on Sunday afternoon.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-24) fell to the Jazz in Utah, 128-104

• The Rangers (20-18-4) host the Devils at MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Holiday Bar Bingo  Fri Jan 10th 8pm More prizes and more fun with a community of friends and turning strangers into friends. Bingo cards at no charge! Neir’s Tavern, 87-48 78th Street, Woodhaven
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Real Estate
• A developer has secured a $181 million loan to build a 25-story mixed-use development on 94th Avenue in Jamaica.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 11th 1-3pm. 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village - One family with 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, fireplace, large patio. Close to PS 49 and Juniper Valley Park. $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 11th 12-1:30pm. 83-20 98th Street, #2D, Woodhaven - Large 2 BR co-op. Maintenance of $725 includes heat, water, electric and gas. Close to Forest Park. $279,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath 1,300-sauare-foot apartment at 110-45 71st Road in Forest Hills for $495,000.

Style & Fashion
• A 30-year-old fashion designer is hoping to change the world one pair of underwear at a time.

• Is 2020 the year of the Youtuber? Social media influencer Emma Chamberlin will grace the cover of the February issue of Cosmopolitan.

Events
Jamaica – 2 to 4 p.m. – Classic Movie Thursday: You Can’t Take it With You. Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP Monthly Meeting. St. Pancras, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

Written by QTadmin

January 9th, 2020 at 9:31 am

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