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Wednesday, February 19

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 43 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump granted clemency to 11 people who served prison sentences for high-profile crimes, including former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik.

• Attorney General William Barr has told people close to him he’s considering quitting over the president’s tweets.

• Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign will seek a recount of the Iowa caucuses.

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Wednesday Films: Dead Man Wed Feb 19th 8pm Neil Young’s expressive music accompanies a wounded Blake (Johnny Depp) as he is guided further into a wet and forested wilderness. Free! Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.
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Queens News
• Port Authority police put the breaks on speed racers burning rubber near JFK Airport.

• Cops busted a suspect for allegedly raping and robbing a masseuse in Richmond Hill.

• A man convicted of shooting an NYPD detective in Queens in 1989 was released from prison.

Politics
• Mike Bloomberg proposed a tax on all financial transactions in an effort to distance himself from Wall Street.

• Local Bernie Sanders supporters shrugged off Bill de Blasio’s endorsement as opportunistic.

Entertainment
• “Boyz n the Hood” actress Esther Scott died at the age of 66 after a heart attack last week.

Kenan Thompson and Hasan Minhaj will headline this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner.

Buzzing Back

• In 2010, Tiger Woods apologizes for extramarital affairs.

• In 1963, singer Seal is born in London. He became popular for this sultry 1994 love song.

Opinion
• The Post says it hopes the Boy Scouts’ bankruptcy winds up saving the youth organization.

• The Daily News gives Bloomberg advice on what he should say to fellow Democrats on the debate stage.

In the Blogs
• Queens Public Library is launching a new workshop series to introduce formerly incarcerated individuals to the tech industry.

• Northeast Queens’s 24th annual Valentines for Vets gift drive produced a record amount of donations.

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Scoreboard
• The Rangers (30-24-4) visit the Chicago Blackhawks at 8 p.m. They acquired forward Julien Gauthier from the Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Joey Keane.

• The Islanders (33-19-6) take on the Avalanche in Colorado. Puck drops at 10 p.m.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (12-14) topped LIU Brooklyn (12-15), 87-77.

• Nets star Kyrie Irving is out indefinitely with an reaggravated shoulder injury.

• The Mets’ Seth Lugo fractured his left pinky toe in his hotel room, while the Yankees will shut down Aaron Judge for a week with shoulder soreness.

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Fantastic Flowers Wed Feb 19th 1-2:30pm Participants visit our Greenhouse, dissect flowers and create a floral-inspired sun catcher. Registration Required – $10. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a nine-story residential building in Far Rockawaynear the Mott Avenue subway station.

• For Sale - Middle Village – Semi detached 2 family home offers 6 rooms w/ 3 BRs over 6 rooms w/ 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, full finished basement, garage on 2 car driveway.  $1.299. Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• For Rent – Whitestone – Apt for rent in private home offers a private entrance, 1 BR, 1 full bath, large kitchen area, newly renovated w new wood flooring.  $1,800/month. ID # 1368307. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Forest Hills – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,600-square-foot house at 93-44 71st Drive for $1.33 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Apple shares fell after the company said the fallout from the coronavirus would cause it to miss its sales targets this quarter.

• HSBC is shedding $100 billion in assets, shrinking its investment bank and revamping its businesses in an overhaul that will lead to cutting 35,000 jobs.

Events
LIC – 8 a.m. – Long Island City Partnership Business Breakfast on Business Ownership Transfer and Continuity. LIC Conference Center, 41-21 27th St.

Jackson Heights – 9:30 a.m. – MTA Bus officials, Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz and Riders Alliance go on Q49 bus ride-along and fact-finding mission. 74th St. and Roosevelt Ave.

South Jamaica – 10 a.m. – Police Athletic League’s annual Tournament of Champions. PAL Edward Byrne Center, 116-25 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

Jamaica - 10:30 a.m. – Black Spectrum Theatre Film Festival. Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.

Edgemere – 11 a.m. – Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks at ribbon-cutting for 100 percent affordable housing development. Beach Green Dunes II, 45-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Oakland Gardens - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Kids Week: Gather Around the Campfire. Alley Pond Park Adventure Center.

• Flushing - 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Fantastic Flowers. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.

Glen Oaks – 1:15 p.m. – Creative Aging: Choral Music Lessons. Queens Library, 256-04 Union Tpk.

Jamaica - 1 to 4 p.m. – Midwinter Craft Day. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave.

Flushing – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Fantasy Terrariums. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave.

LIC – 3 p.m. – Department of Healthy Community Services Board Meeting. 42-09 28th St., Room 15-12.

Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

Forest Hills – 6:30 p.m. – Mayor de Blasio hosts District 29 town hall with Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz. Russell Sage JHS 190, 68-17 Austin St.

Ridgewood - 8 p.m. – Wednesday Music Movies: Dead Man (featuring the music of Neil Young). Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

Bayside – 8:30 p.m. – Bloomberg Democratic presidential primary debate watch party. Bloomberg Bayside campaign office, 39-36 Bell Blvd.

Written by QTadmin

February 19th, 2020 at 9:21 am

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