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Thursday, December 12

Weather
• Partly sunny with a high of 35.

Top Stories
• The Jersey City shooters were a pair of lovers who lived out of a van. New footage shows them running at the kosher store with guns drawn.

• A two-year-old boy was killed in the Fulton Street station after he slipped away from his mother and was pinned between the platform and a train.

• A Barnard College freshman was stabbed to death in a Manhattan park by a group of men who tried to rob her.

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Thursday Night Jazz Series  Thurs Dec 12th  8pm  Anna Webber Septet See one of the most exciting  arrivals on the avant-garde jazz scene. $10 Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
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Queens News
• A little bit of morning slush on Wednesday shut down the expensive new signaling system on the 7 train.

• The mother of a Forest Hills girl who was killed at her upstate college keeps her memory alive by combating substance abuse among students.

• A former Sanitation worker has joined another candidate in announcing they will run against State Senator Michael Gianaris in the Democratic Primary.

Politics
• The de Blasio administration announced a new NYPD hate crime unit in the aftermath of the Jersey City shootings that killed two Brooklyn natives.

• Seven Republican members of the State Senate are calling it quits ahead of the 2020 elections, ceding even more ground to Democrats in Albany.

Entertainment
• From Baby Yoda to Da Baby to “Baby Shark,” it’s been a banner year for babies. Here’s a look back, baby!

• Fellow hosts on “The View” look mortified after Joy Behar grills former New Jersey governor Chris Christie about his sex life.

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, this song by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles earned the group their first #1 pop hit.

• In 1970, actress Regina Hall is born in Washington, DC. Her breakthrough performance came in this 1997 Fox drama-comedy.

Opinion
• A guest op-ed writer for the Daily News says the NYPD should abolish its gang database because the information can’t be kept safe.

• A columnist for Slate argues that if Joe Biden doesn’t want to serve two terms, he shouldn’t even be running for president.

In the Blogs
• Here’s the skinny on Bench Flour Bakers, which is opening in the former Ani’s Pizza spot in Astoria.

• A swim school is moving into Tangram, a mega mixed-use project in downtown Flushing.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (5-20) edged the Warriors, 124-122, in overtime, which at least means they aren’t the worst team in the NBA.

• The Nets (13-11) fell to the Hornets, 113-108.

• The Rangers (15-12-3) are in San Jose to take on the Sharks. Puck drops at 10:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (20-7-2) head to Florida for a 7 p.m. matchup with the Panthers.

• The Jets (5-8) look to stop the Ravens (11-2) in a Thursday Night Football contest. Kick-off is at 8:20 p.m. and Baltimore is a 14.5-point favorite.

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Winter Celebrations: An Evening of Classical Chamber Music  Fri Dec 13th 6:30-8:30pm Featuring Clementi & Co and chamber music from the time of Rufus King. Tickets King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
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Real Estate
• See which Queens building made Curbed’s list of the best of 2019 (and which one ended on the worst list).

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 15th 1-3pm. 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village – One family Tudor. 4 Bs, 2.5 bath, hardwood floors, fireplace, FDR, large patio. $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Dec 15th 12-2pm. 85-04 67th Road, Rego Park – Two family with finished basement, completely renovated.  2 BRs over 2 BRs, 3 bath. $999,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Two-bedroom, ,one-bath, 1,000-square-foot penthouse at 168-01 12th Avenue in Beechhurst for $329,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the best holiday gifts for that woman in your life, from city-chic to country-cool.

• Chanel has a new pop-up at the Standard, and the Observer calls it a “high-tech winter wonderland.”

Events
Howard Beach – 2 to 3 p.m. – Celebrate the Holiday Season with Gabriele Transchine & Musicians. Queens Library, 92-06 156th Ave.

• Hollis – 2:30 p.m. – Workshop on responding to business summonses. Queens LIbrary, 202-05 Hillside Ave.

Ridgewood - 5 to 7 p.m. – State Senator Joe Addabbo Mobile Office Hours. Queens Library, 20-12 Madison St.

• Douglaston - 5 p.m. – Bayside Business Association Holiday Party. Douglaston Club, 600 West Dr.

Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Evening Cocktail & Craft: Holiday Wreaths. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

Astoria – 7 to 9 p.m. – The Holidays in Astoria. Rocco Moretto VFW, 31-35 41st St.

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

Kew Gardens – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 6 Monthly Meeting. 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202

Jamaica – 8 p.m.- Thursday Night Jazz Series. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

• Glendale – 8 p.m. – COP104/GCOP General Membership Meeting. Saint Pancras, Pfeifer Hall, 72-22 68th St.

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December 12th, 2019 at 9:09 am

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