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Thursday, February 27

• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 45.

Top Stories
• A former Molson Coors employee killed himself and five others inside a Milwaukee brewery.

• A coronavirus patient of “unknown origin” has been identified in California. Meanwhile, 83 people in Nassau County are being monitored for the virus.

• A second New York City death linked to vaping has been identified by the medical examiner.

2nd Annual Cocktails for Canines Fundraiser  Sat Feb 29th 6-9pm Proceeds will be used to update the Forest Park Barking Lot.  $40 in advance, $50 at door. Austin’s Ale House, 82-70 Austin Street, Kew Gardens

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Queens News
• Despite a stalled variance before the Board of Standards and Appeals, Astoria Sports Complex is still looking to expand.

• A teacher in Oakland Gardens has been charged with sexually abusing a nine-year-old autistic girl.

• New York’s plastic bag ban starts this week. Councilman Peter Koo will partner with DSNY for a reusable bag giveaway this weekend.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked Albany lawmakers to open the state budget and allow emergency funds to fight the coronavirus.

• Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani complains that he only has “five friends left” after forgetting to hang up on a Daily News reporter.

• Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell are dealing with the aftermath of the train wreck that was this week’s Democratic debate.

• The New York Hall of Science is putting survival skills to the test with a new exhibit.

Buzzing Back

• In 1980, this song wins the first – and last – Grammy ever awarded for Best Disco Recording.

• In 1986, reality star JWoww is born in Franklin Square, New York. She gained fame for appearing on this 2009 MTV hit realty show.

• So should you panic about coronavirus now? A staff writer for Slate examines the facts and what you should do to prepare.

• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star urges people to get involved in local politics with help from the group RepYourBlock.

In the Blogs
• Are you looking for a new job or an additional one to supplement your income? Here’s where you can find employment in Astoria.

Discounts for Queens LIRR riders will take effect on May 1.

Trending in New York
Jayson Tatum

• The Knicks fell to the Hornets, 107-101. New York (17-41) is back in action in Philadelphia for a 7 p.m. contest with the 76ers.

• The Nets (26-31) lost to the Wizards, 110-106.

• Villanova topped St. John’s (14-14), 71-60.

• The Rangers (34-24-4) are in Montreal to take on the Canadiens. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (35-20-7) are in St. Louis for an 8 p.m. skate with the Blues.

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A Quirky Afternoon Celebrating 2020’s “Bonus Day”  Sat Feb 29th 2pm  Leap year only comes around once every 4 years, so let’s celebrate with food, booze, and music!  Tickets  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria

Real Estate
• A new bill could stop condo and co-op boards from evicting tenants.

OPEN HOUSE –  Sat Feb 29th 12-2pm. 66-61 73rd Place, Middle Village – Two family home with two 5 room, 2 BRs units, finished basement, spacious private yard, garage. $1.139M. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 29th 12-2pm. 79-29 68th Road, Middle Village - Two family on 3 levels w/ backyard and garage. 1st flr has kitchen, 2 BRs & office. 2nd flr has 2BRs, kitchen. $1.075M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Three-bedroom, one-bath, 1,440-square-foot semi-attached single-family home at 47-18 59th Place in Woodside for $915,000.

Style & Fashion
• Tyra Banks has a new modeling theme park, the aptly titled ModelLand. It’s notas absurd as it sounds.

• The knitted  “nipple” sweater that was worn by Whitney Cummings is now sold out.

• Astoria – 11 a.m. – Children’s author Artie Bennett reads from his new book. Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St.

• South Ozone Park – 1 p.m. – Black History Month Celebration. Our Lady’s Catholic Academy, 109-55 128th St.

• Cambria Heights – 2 p.m. – EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care hosts Medicare orientation session. AdvantageCare, 206-20 Linden Blvd.

• Maspeth – 6:30 p.m. – 104th Precinct Community Council Cop of the Year Award Dinner. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.

• Oakland Gardens – 7 p.m. – District 26 Community Education Council meeting. MS 74, 61-15 Oceania St.

• Jamaica – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Library Board of Trustees Meeting. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

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February 27th, 2020 at 8:56 am

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