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Top Stories
• Two students who attended Stuyvesant High School after 9/11 will hold a press conference today to urge their fellow classmates to get tested for cancer.

• Six months after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an emergency plan to fix the subways, there has been little improvement for riders.

• A U.S.-led coalition launched airstrikes on government-backed troops in eastern Syria, with dozens reported dead.

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Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar  Sat Feb 10th 11am  Bring your family to enjoy live performances, traditional crafts, and fusion foods and celebrate the Year of the Dog. $5   Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• Police believe a murder last week in Jamaica Hills may be connected to the growing MS13 gang problem on Long Island.

• A school official a Christ the King told a student he couldn’t get “Malcolm X” on the back of his senior sweater, even though his name is Malcolm Xavier.

• The aunt of a boy who died in an icy Forest Park pond called for more safety measures to keep kids out of harm’s way.

Politics
• The fed’s top witness in the trial of a Cuomo aide has a history of running scams of his own.

• A Bronx elected official is being investigated by a City Council Ethics Committee after allegedly making creep advances on a female staffer.

Entertainment
• Ben Affleck has been banned from a Las Vegas casino after he was bustedtrying to count cards at a Blackjack table.

• Quincy Jones said Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando once hooked up in the 1970s, and Pryor’s widow has confirmed the tale.

Buzzing Back

• In 1968, The Band Of Joy, featuring John Bonham and Robert Plant, made their first London appearance. Later that year they formed this group.

• In 1931, stage and film actor James Dean is born in Marion, Indiana. He is most remembered for his role in this iconic movie.

Opinion
• An op-ed writer for the Queens Examiner says Club Pride, a mental health program in Douglaston, is in peril.

• An Alzheimer’s Ambassador who lost his grandmother to the disease urges Congress to support the BOLD Act in an op-ed for the Queens Ledger.

In the Blogs
• A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for the family of the boy who died saving a friend from an icy pond in Forest Park on Tuesday.

• A 120-year-old Kew Gardens home will be demolished to make way for an eight-story apartment building.

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Scoreboard
• The Nets (19-37) fell to the Pistons, 115-106.

• The Rangers (25-24-5) were crushed by the Bruins, 6-1.

• St. John’s did it again! Fresh off an upset of fourth-ranked Duke, the Red Storm (12-13) knocked off top-ranked Villanova, 79-75.

• The Prozingis-less Knicks (23-32) host the Toronto Raptors at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (26-22-6) are in Buffalo for a 7 p.m. meeting with the Sabres.

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Botanical Valentine’s  Thurs Feb 8th  6-8pmCraft a hand-made valentine and get in the mood with a cocktail. Registration required $15-$18  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Check out this big one bedroom in Jackson Heights that just hit the market for under $450K.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 10th 1-3pm  61-36 65th  Street, Middle Village  One family brick features 3 BRs, pvt driveway, large pvt yard w/ views of Manhattan.  Full finished basement w/ full bath.  Walk to train.  Asking $778,000  Dave Pastorini Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 10th 12-2pm  60-27 78th Street, Middle Village  Solid brick one family offers FDR, 3 BRs w/ Queen Sized Master, fully finished basement, yard/patio & garage.  Close to shopping & transportation.  Asking $799,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 805-square-foot apartment at 141-10 28th Avenue in Flushing for $300,000.

Style & Fashion
Drake’s dad has his own suit line, and it’s actually pretty snazzy.

• Looking for a new beau? Here’s 46 models – boys and gals – to look out for at New York Fashion Week.

Events
LIC8:30 a.m. – Women’s Power Networking Breakfast: A Panel w/ Food Entrepreneurs. The Local, 13-02 44th Ave.

Flushing11 p.m. – Flushing Chinese business Association announces details of upcoming Lunar New Year Parade. Sheraton LaGuardia, 135-20 39th Ave, 2nd Floor

• Ozone Park1 p.m. – Elected officials announce changes to Select Bus Service. C-Town Supermarkets, 107-66 Cross Bay Blvd.

Astoria4:30 p.m. – Local elected officials rally for better service and access at Ditmars Boulevard Station. Ditmars Blvd. and 31st St.

LIC5:30 p.m. – Open House. WeWork Studio Square, 35-37 36th St.

• Corona6 p.m. – NAACP hosts African-American Heritage Month event. Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing6 p.m. – Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli hosts Lunar New Year Celebration. Queens Library, 41-17 Main St.

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

Forest Hills6 to 9 p.m. – Psychic Night Dinner. The Other Place, 103-19 Metropolitan Ave.

• Corona7 p.m. – 110th Precinct Community Council Meeting. Eternal Love Baptist Church 54-07 99th St.

LIC7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Assoc. Meeting. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th St.

• Glendale8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP Meeting, St. Pancras, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

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February 8th, 2018 at 1:26 pm

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