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Tuesday, January 8

Weather
• High of 45 degrees with rain showers.

Top Stories
• Trump is set to address the nation from the Oval Office tonight, but his credibility is as questionable as ever.

• Governor Andrew Cuomo told the Daily News that the L train debacle shows it’s time to “blow up” the MTA.

• Four NYPD officers in a “love rectangle” had their guns stripped over fearsthey might kill each other.

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Monthly Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong  Wed Jan 9th 7pm  A fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers.  All are welcome!  $10  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• A banker from Far Rockaway has been sentenced to six months in prison and faces hefty fines for swiping $600,000 from his deceased sisters.

• A Queens women charged with hoarding dozens of cats and dogs in inhumane conditions, found still in possession of pets.

• Eleven people were left homeless after two-alarm fire ripped through several residential buildings on 159th Street in Jamaica on Monday morning.

Politics
• As the government shutdown enters day 17, Americans are feeling the effectsof what may become the longest government shutdown in history.

• Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed Supreme Court arguments for the first time in over 25 years following her surgery.

Entertainment
• First photos of Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine behind bars have been released as his girlfriend visits him in prison.

• R. Kelly responds to the controversial docu-series alleging him of sexual assault  by launching the “Surviving Lies” website to “expose” his accusers.

Buzzing Back

• In 1935, Elvis Aaron Presley is born East Tupelo, Mississippi. A twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley, is stillborn.

• In 1985, the US Postal Service issues a stamp marking what would have been Elvis Presley’s 50th birthday.

Opinion
• The Post questions how the Golden Globes managed to be so boring this year.

• The Times says we should be able to take Facebook to court for ongoing privacy violations against its users.

In the Blogs
• Get to know up and coming band Greta Van Fleet, the next band to perform at Forest Hill’s Stadium in May.

• Riders Alliance is holding a community action meeting at the Astoria Library to discuss transit issues impacting locals.

Trending in New York
• Bama
• Trevor Lawrence
• #NationalChampionship
• Nick Saban
• Colton

Scoreboard
• The Brooklyn Nets (20-22) fell to the Boston Celtics, 116-95.

• Clemson crushed Alabama, 44-16, in the college football title game to win its third national championship.

• The Rangers (17-17-7) will battle Golden Knights tonight at 10 p.m.

• The Islanders (23-13-4) will face off against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Knicks (10-30) will take the court against Golden State Warriors (26-14) tonight at 10:30 p.m.

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UNIS Open House  Fri Jan 11 9am Providing an inclusive and diverse learning environment. Find out more at our Open House. Call (718) 658-6166  Queens Campus, 173-53 Croydon Road, Jamaica Estates
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Real Estate
•  This reporter checked out Trump’s childhood neighborhood, Jamaica Estates, and got a taste of what Queens neighborhoods and real estate are really like.

• For Sale – 156-21 96th Street, Howard Beach – Renovated 1 family on 2 levels. 4 BRs, 2 bath, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, private driveway, terrace, large backyard. $659,000. Capri Jet Realty (718) 388-2199

• For Rent – Ridgewood – Renovated 2 BR apt features LR/DR combo, 1 full bath. Hardwood floors throughout, heat & hot water included. Ample street parking. $2,500/month. ID #1331132. Carollo Realty & Mgmnt (718) 366-6636

• Sold – Bayside – A renovated 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom, corner apartment located at 22422 Union Tpke sold for $343,000. Zillow. 

Technology
• GE has made The Kitchen Hub, a 27-inch smart display that streams Netflix and Spotify, to replace your traditional exhaust vent above your stove.

• Experts say these 11 pieces of technology, including the conventional light switch, could be obsolete in just a few decades.

Events
• Queens – 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Mulchfest.

• Jamaica – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Jamaica Center for Arts & Learnin’s Artist Co-op exhibition. JCAL, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

• Flushing – 1:30 p.m – Councilmen Rafael Espinal and Peter Koo rally to support the Awnings Act. 36-41 Union St.

• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz attend Korean American Business Council of New York New Year celebration. KumGangSan, 138-28 Northern Blvd.

• Corona – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 4 Monthly Meeting. VFW Post #150, 51-11 108th St.

• Queens Village - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 13 Youth Education and Libraries Committee meeting. 219-41 Jamaica Ave.

• Kew Gardens – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 213

• Long Island City – 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.- Tyrannosaurus, a free comedy show bringing together some of NYC’s finest comedians. RaR Bar, 30-01 35th Ave.

Written by QTadmin

January 8th, 2019 at 11:48 am

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