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Tuesday, February 12

Weather
• Snow with brief sleet and a high of 34 degrees.

Top Stories
• Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement to prevent another government shutdown, with far less money for Trump’s wall than he wanted.

• More than 100 million people in the northern US are under a winter warningtoday, with New York set to get 4 inches and ice today.

• Over 200 Baptist ministers, deacons and other leaders have been found guiltyof sexual abuse that spanned over 20 years.

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Fabulous Funny Females Sat Feb 16th 8pm  Featuring Karen Bergren, Ophira Eisenberg & Kerri Louise – you’ve heard their brilliant comedic voices on late-night TV, now come see them live on stage.  $35  Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre
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Queens News
• Rep. Carolyn Maloney and a dozen others rallied outside Queensbridge Houses yesterday, in full support of Amazon’s plan to come to Long Island City.

• A 31-year-old man was fatally shot while leaving a karaoke bar in Flushinglast night, police are searching for the suspect.

•A man’s body was found in apartment in Jackson Heights over the weekend, his identity and cause of death are still unknown.

Politics
•Beto O’Rourke and Trump held dueling rallies in El Paso last night, proving O’Rourke has the ability to take on the president on a national level.

• Mayor Bill de Blasio headed to the early primary state of New Hampshire last night as he contemplates a 2020 presidential bid.

Entertainment
• The Oscars are up next in award season, but awards for cinematography, film editing and more will be presented during commercial breaks.

• Will Smith’s genie character from the upcoming ‘Aladdin’ movie was revealed during Sunday’s Grammys, but Twitter users declare it “sad.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1989, Tiny Tim declares himself a NYC mayoral candidate, but will drop our shortly after saying the campaign was his manager’s idea.

• In 1980, movie actress Christina Ricci is born in Santa Monica, CA. She is best known for her role as Wednesday in this 1991 film.

Opinion
• The Times says that voters want more open borders, not a wall, saying illegal entries to the US have fallen since the turn of the century,

• The Post says that Amazon’s reconsideration of HQ2 in Long Island City may be a ploy to target politicans and others who have opposed the deal.

In the Blogs
• The MTA has removed decorate tiles along the 7 line after chunks of the tile fell and pierced a car windshield last month.

• From Singles Pottery Wheel Lessons to crafts for the entire family, here are even more ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Astoria.

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Scoreboard
• The Brooklyn Nets (29-29) fell to the Toronto Raptors, 127-125.

• The Knicks (10-46) lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 107-104.

• The Rangers will take on the Winnipeg Jets tonight at 8.

• The Islanders will battle the Buffalo Sabres tonight at 7.

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Botanical Valentines  Wed Feb 13th  6-8pm Craft a valentine for your special someone and let your love-light shine with a botanical cocktail!  Adults 21+  $20-$25   Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Although Amazon may ditch their plans for their HQ2 to be in Long Island City, Queens real estate will have a major shakeup if plans are greenlighted.

• For Sale – Forest Hills - Just Listed!  Fully updated 1 BR convertible to 2. High ceilings, walk-in closet, hardwood floors, P/T doorman, pet friendly.  Close to all.  Asking $375,000. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• For Sale – 164-22 97th Street, Howard Beach – Renovated 1 family on 2 levels w/ basement. 3 BRs, sunroom, backyard w/ deck. Finished basement w/ separate entrance & 1/2 bath. $639,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold – Flushing – A 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 800-square-foot condo located at 133-38 Avery Ave. sold for $500,000. Realtor. 

Technology
• Reports say Apple’s plans for the next iPad mini still include the lightning jack and doesn’t look much different, but it will be much faster.

• Trump breaks his silence on AI technology by signing the ‘American AI Initiative’ which aims to redirect federal funding and resources for AI, but lacks additional funding and details.

Events•  Long Island City – 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  – Energy Tech Networking Fair. Energy Tech High School, 36-41 28th St.

• Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Rent Freeze Enrollment. 89-70 162nd St.

• Jamaica – 4 p.m. – African American Stories and Songs with Bobaloo.  Queens Library, 117-11 Sutphin Blvd.

• Fresh Meadows – 5 p.m. – Q&A with CBS News chief White House corespondent Major Garrett. St. John’s D’Angelo Center, Room 307, 80-00 Utopia Parkway

• Cambria Heights – 6:30 p.m – 105th Precinct Sector C build the Block Meeting. Campus Magnet High School Library, 207-11 116th Ave.

• Jamaica – 6:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts community roundtable. Harvest Room, 90-40 160th St.

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

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

•  Glendale – 8 p.m. – Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol membership meeting. Saint Pancras School’s Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

• Jamaica - 8 p.m. – Stringer delivers remarks at Southeast Queens Civic Association Meeting. Robert Ross Johson Family Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

February 12th, 2019 at 12:10 pm

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