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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

Weather
• 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.

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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.

Politics
• “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.

Entertainment
• 
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.

Opinion
• 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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Scoreboard
• 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
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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.

Events
 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.

Written by QTadmin

January 17th, 2019 at 1:22 pm

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