Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Harvey Weinstein convicted; Man arrested after trying to dispose of a loaded gun

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Tuesday, February 25

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

Top Stories
• Harvey Weinstein was convicted on one rape and one criminal sex act, and he is now facing up to 29 years in prison. The jury found him not guilty on charges of predatory sexual assault.

• The Dow Jones plunged 1,000 points, as a rise in coronavirus cases outside China causes fear among investors.

• The MTA will buy nearly one thousand new “open gangway” subway cars that will enable riders to walk the length of the train without passing through doors.

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2020 Black History Month Celebration  Wed Feb 26th 6-8pm  Join Queens Borough President and District Attorney Melinda Katz in awarding student scholarships & recognizing outstanding community members.  RSVP or call 718-286-2661,  Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens
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Queens News
• A Jamaica man was arrested after trying to get rid of a loaded gun on a Brooklyn train track.

• City officials will present plans for the BQX, a $2.7 billion streetcar that would run between Brooklyn and Queens, at a public workshop in Astoria.

• “Taco Literacy,” a course at St. John’s University, uses the popular dish to teach students about Mexican culture an issues facing the community.

Politics
• Pete Buttigieg’s campaign is claiming irregularities in the Nevada Democratic caucus.

• The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a dispute involving Philadelphia’s refusal to place children with an agency that bars same-sex foster parents.

Entertainment
• Pixar debuted what will be its first openly gay character, to be voiced by Lena Waithe, in the upcoming film “Onward.”

• “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in a new criminal case connected to allegations he staged a hate crime on himself.

Buzzing Back

• In 1963 the first Beatles single is released in America featuring this song as the Side “A”, but the name of the band is misspelled “Beattles”.

• In 1971 movie actor Sean Astin is born in Santa Monica, CA.  He is best known for his portrayal of Samwise Gamgee in this movie trilogy.

Opinion
• The NY Post says the Mayor’s next bike lane will bring trouble to Sixth Avenue.

• Journalist Merrill Brown writes on CNN’s website that Bloomberg News is the nation’s most unusual large news organization.

In the Blogs
• The Queens Public Library announced it will remove a controversial exhibitionabout Tibet from its Elmhurst branch.

• A new campaign, Fix It, Don’t Fine It, announced by the mayor’s office aims to provide more financial relief to small business owners.

Trending in New York
#TheBachelor
• #BTSTakeOverNYC
• Bradley Beal
• #CNNTownHall
• #FatTuesday

Scoreboard
• The Nets (26-30) fell to the Orlando Magic, 113 to 115.

• The Knicks (17-40) lost to the Houston Rockets, 112 to 123.

• The Rangers (33-24-4) face the Islanders (35-20-6) at Nassau Coliseum. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Survival: The Exhibition  Sat Feb 15th thru Sun Sept 13th  Weekdays 9:30am-5pm; Weekends 10am-6pm Consisting of 10 simulated environments, the interactive show teaches visitors to use science-based techniques to solve the problems of Mother Nature.  $7  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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Real Estate
• The Real Estate Board of New York announced it is backing Council Member Donovan Richards in the race for Queens Borough President.

• For Sale – 79-29 68th Road, Middle Village – Renovated 2 family on 3 levels w/ backyard, finished basement & garage.  1st flr has open layout kitchen, spacious LR, 2 BRs & office.  2nd flr has 2 BRs + office, renovated kitchen w/ SS appliances, open layout combo w/ LR. $1.075M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• For Rent – Ridgewood - Renovated 3 BR apr features LR/DR combo, EIK, I full bath.  Hardwood flooring throughout, heat & hot water included.Close to transportation & shops.  $2,450/mo. Carollo Rentals 718-366-6636. ID # 1368424

• Sold – Flushing – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 770 square foot apartment at 14489 38th Ave. for $758,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Facebook’s former sustainability chief launched an organization to help big company employees press for more aggressive climate change policies.

• The head of America’s only black telecom company, Figgers Wireless, wants to change the mobile landscape with an innovative wireless charger.

Events
Woodside – 10 a.m. – Groundbreaking for Hart Playground. 37th Avenue & 65th Street.

Flushing – 10 a.m. – Queens College hosts event to thank sponsors and supporters of Knights Table Food Pantry. Student Union Building, Room 29. 65-30 Kissena Boulevard

Flushing Meadows Corona Park - 4 p.m. – Ribbon cutting for new walkway at Panorama of the City of New York. Queens Museum.

Sunnyside – 7 p.m. – 108th Community Council Meeting.  Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th Street

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February 25th, 2020 at 9:28 am

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