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Morning Buzz: One dead in Jamaica fire, Brutally cold temps to follow two rounds of snow

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Thursday, January 17

• Mostly cloudy with a high of 30. Snow will start overnight and is expected to continue into Friday morning’s commute.

Top Stories
• Brutally cold temps – think wind chills of minus-20 – are expected to hit New York City on Sunday following two rounds of snow, which begins tonight.

• Thanks to his declaration of a state of emergency, Governor Andrew Cuomo can force through his L train plan regardless of how the MTA board votes.

• The MTA has reactivated the screeching warning on emergency exit doors, saying it is losing millions of dollars in fares.

Let’s Compose!  Sat Jan 19th 11am  Create music and hear other music written by Queens residents. A community concert for kids and their families. Free! The Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills.

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Queens News
• Police took down a mob-linked drug gang that flooded the streets of Ridgewood, Corona and Jamaica with fentanyl-laced heroin and cocaine.

• A man was indicted for the fatal stabbing of his wife and slashing his daughter when she tried to intervene during the attack in their Fresh Meadows home.

• One person is dead and two seriously injured after a fire ripped through a Jamaica home last night. Three others were also treated at the scene.

• “You screwed the city up!” Whoopi Goldberg tore into Mayor Bill de Blasio over bike lanes during his appearance on “The View.”

• Speaker Nancy Pelosi upped tensions over the government shutdown, calling on President Donald Trump to skip his own State of the Union address.

Now we know why they’re no longer friends! An ex-pal of Lauren Sanchez says Amazon head Jeff Bezos would be crazy to marry her.

• A local author has penned a new book devoted to the history and influence of seltzer.

Getting Around
• The ramp on the Southbound Clearview Expressway at Union Turnpike will be partially closed until 3 p.m.

• NYC Emergency Management has issued a travel advisory for Thursday evening due to anticipated inclement weather.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977, Gary Gilmore, who was convicted in the double murder of an elderly couple, is killed by firing squad.

• In 1922, actress Betty White is born in Oak Park, Illinois. In May of 2010, at 88 years old, she became the oldest person to host this late-night TV show.

• A woman who used to work for Trump in the construction business explains why the president can’t handle Speaker Pelosi.

• The Queens Ledger argues the mayor should sign the Awnings Act the City Council passed to provide relief to small businesses.

In the Blogs
• Edge of the City ranks the five best places to get a pizza in Forest Hills.(Spoiler Alert: The best place is actually in Kew Gardens!)

• Amazon is expected to send another letter to Queens residents urging them to call State Senator Michael Gianaris and let him know they support HQ2.

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• The Nets (23-23) edged the Rockets, 145-142, in overtime.

• St. John’s (15-3) bounced back from two straight losses to top Creighton, 81-66.

• The Knicks (10-33) are on the road to face the Wizards in a 3 p.m. matinee.

• The Rangers (19-20-7) host the Blackhawks. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (26-15-4) host the Devils at 7 p.m. on their old home ice at Nassau Coliseum.

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Intro to Podcasting  Sat Jan 19th 2pm  Learn how to record, mix and upload your podcast to iTunes.  $30  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria

Real Estate
• Is it better to rent of buy in New York City? Curbed breaks down which option is best for you.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 19th 2:30-4:30pm  61-01 78th Street, Middle Village – One-family on corner property, 3 BRs, Queen-sized master. Finished basement, garage, close to all. $849,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 19th & Sun Jan 20th 12-1:30pm  59-15 Cooper Avenue, Glendale – One-family has 3 BRs, 1.5 baths, wood floors, side & back yard, 1 car garage. $747,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-821-5999

• Sold – Four-bedroom, three-bath, 1,608-square-foot two-family home with in-ground pool at 137-25 96th Place in Ozone Park for $719,000.

Style & Fashion
• Nike this week unveiled its new $350 app-powered sneakers that use Bluetooth technology to tighten themselves on your feet.

• See every cheeky piece from Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty new lingerie collection released just in time for Valentine’s Day.

 Jamaica – 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Breakfast Tax Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs. Harvest Room, 90-40 160th St.

 Broad Channel - 10 a.m. – Students from MELS discuss how government shutdown has affected their studies. Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd.

• Flushing - 11 a.m. – State Senator Toby Stavisky recognizes Korean American Day. District Office, 142-29 37th Ave.

• Forest Hills – 12:30 p.m. – Forest Hills Kiwanis Club meeting with Susan Browning, CEO Northwell Forest Hills. Acey Ducey, 101-17 Metropolitan Ave.

• Cambria Heights – 12:30 p.m. – Dr. Guillermo Linares delivers State of the State and Budget presentation. Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Center, 2220-01 Linden Blvd.

 LIC – 1 p.m. – Groundbreaking ceremony for new elementary school. 56th Ave. & 2nd St.

 Kew Gardens – 3 p.m. – First Lady Chirlane McCray commemorates first year of mental health program. NYC Family Justice Center, 126-02 82nd Ave.

 Jamaica - 3:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz attends induction of Judge Ira Greenberg. Queens County Civil Courthouse, 89-17 Sutphin Blvd.

 LIC – 4 p.m. – Department of Transportation celebrates new stop signs. 46th Ave. & 5th St.

 Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Attorney General Letitia James hosts meet-and-greet. York College, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

 Jamaica Estates – 6:30 p.m. – Chancellor Richard Carranza attend District 29 CEC meeting. IS 238, 88-15 182nd St.

• Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association Monthly Meeting. St Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22 44th St.

• East Elmhurst - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Louis Armstrong Middle School, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

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January 17th, 2019 at 1:22 pm

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