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Wednesday, February 15

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 47.

Top Stories
• Intercepted calls show that members of Trump’s presidential campaign had contacts with Russian intelligence officials before the election.

• An evacuation order has been lifted for nearly 200,000 California residents living near the damaged Oroville Dam.

• A jury found suspect Pedro Hernandez guilty of the kidnapping and murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979.

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Introduction to Queens Walking Tour of LIC Wed Feb 15th 12-2pm Delve into Queens with an excursion through Long Island City – one of NYC’s hottest new districts. Call (866) 431-5393 for more information. $32 2700 Queensboro Plaza South, LIC
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Queens News
• Scammers pretending to be immigration agents in Woodside threatened a Latino man with deportation and took $250.

• A customs officer tried to help two cocaine-carrying passengers sneak through screeners at JFK Airport.

• A cop got part of his finger severed after he was hit by a food delivery truck in Astoria.

Politics
• Harlem Senator Bill Perkins won a special election to take back his old City Council seat.

• Governor Cuomo signed a bill that will halt the city’s plastic bag fee in favor of a task force.

Entertainment
• Harrison Ford got into another plane incident that could lead to the suspension of his pilot’s license.

• Scarlett Johansson told Playboy she thinks monogamy is unnatural.

Buzzing Back

• In 1903, the first Teddy bear goes on sale.

• In 1954, “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening is born in Portland, Oregon.

Opinion
• Michael Flynn’s scandal isn’t over because Trump’s administration still has major questions to answer about Russia, the Daily News says.

• The Post says Mayor de Blasio’s jobs plan is laughable.

In the Blogs
• The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition is hosting a housing workshop tonight.

• State Senator Joseph Addabbo is hosting free prostate cancer screenings in his office.

Trending in New York
• LeBron
Mike Pence
Bailey
#Hannity
#Tucker

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (25-20-10) were crushed by the Maple Leafs, 7-1.

• The Knicks (23-33) head to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder at 9:30 p.m.

• The Nets (9-46) host the Milwaukee Bucks. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (12-14) faces Butler at 8:30 p.m.

• LIU Brooklyn (16-11) takes on St. Francis (4-23) in the Battle for Brooklyn at 6 p.m.

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Venetian Carnival Thurs Feb 16th 7-10pm Join Queens Council on the Arts in honoring two legendary Queens artists. Buy tickets here. The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• Low-income tenants suing the Briarwood Organization for shoddy construction face a tough legal battle.

• For Rent – Grandview Avenue at Himrod Street, Ridgewood – Two bedrooms, EIK w/ LR combo, use of backyard.  Heat/Hot Water included.  Asking $1650/month  Capri Jet Realty  718-389-2188

• For Rent – Glendale – Fully renovated 2 bedroom apt w/ hardwood floors, EIK, dishwasher.  Good credit & income required.  Asking $2000/month  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

• Sold – Astoria - A seven-bedroom, three-bathroom house at 31-32 42nd Street for $1.65 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway dropped $900 million in Walmart stock and chose to invest in billions in airlines instead.

• Toshiba declined to a 10-month low after revealing a $6.3 billion loss in its nuclear power unit.

Events
South Ozone Park – 10 a.m. –  JFK Airport workers call on Terminal 4 managers to ensure contractors stop harassment of Muslim workers. JFK Terminal 4, AirTrain station.

St. Albans – 10 a.m. – Students from PS 253 in Brooklyn deliver Valentine’s Day cards and gifts to veterans. St. Albans Living Center, 179-00 Linden Blvd.

Bayside – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – 16th Annual Bayside Historical Society Art Show.  208 Totten Ave.

LIC – Noon to 2 p.m. – Introduction to Queens: Walking Tour of LIC. 27-00 Queensboro Plaza South

LIC – 1:30 p.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio tours Joint Industry Board of the Electrical Industry’s Training Center. 48-40 34th St.

LIC – 5:30 p.m. – QEDC Legal Clinic.  Call 718-263-0546 to RSVP.  The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th St.

Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Queens Borough Board votes on Fiscal Year 18 budget priorities. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Astoria – 6 p.m. – Housing Workshop w/ Queens Legal Services. Central Astoria LDC, 25-69 38th St.

Corona - 6:30 p.m. – Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry celebrate Black History Month. Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities Center, 107-20 Northern Blvd.

LIC - 7 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer hosts Queens Values town hall meeting. MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave.

Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Gangster Squad w/ Vincent Pastore. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

February 15th, 2017 at 9:29 am

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