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Wednesday, February 14

Weather
• Mostly sunny, but light rain in the evening. High of 51.

Top Stories
• A second federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s move to end the DACA program.

• Israeli police recommended corruption charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but he vowed to remain in office.

• After a scathing report by the comptroller’s office, New York City will construct 490 affordable homes on vacant city-owned lots.

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The Perfect Couple: A Game Show  Wed Feb 14th  7:30pm  A mash-up of old school favorite TV shows like the “Newlywed Game” and the “Match Game.” Three couples compete in three various rounds to find out who is … THE PERFECT COUPLE!  $8  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Queens News
• The Trump administration wants to fund a new cemetery in St. Albans for at least 50,000 veterans.

• Forest Hill residents are fed up with semi-trailer trucks parking on local streetslike a rest stop.

• Police are looking for a cell phone thief who punched a teen in the head in Astoria.

Politics
• De Blasio’s State of the City proposed voting and election reforms, but did not address issues like NYCHA, homelessness or transportation.

• Positioning herself as a progressive for a 2020 run, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will no longer accept corporate PAC money.

Entertainment
• Chris Rock’s first Netflix special is dropping today, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

• HBO’s “The Deuce” is filming its second season with the embattled James Franco still on board as the star and executive producer.

Buzzing Back

• How did Valentine’s Day originate?  Read here.

• In 1992 actor Freddie Highmore is born in London, England.  In 2005, he played Charlie in this movie, and has since played Norman Bates in this A&Eshow and Dr. Murphy on this show.

Opinion
• The Daily News Trump’s plan to slash food stamps funding in favor of a government-picked box of food is the opposite of conservatism.

• The Post says de Blasio and Cuomo’s election reforms are missing the point.

In the Blogs
• A Black History Month celebration in LIC will honor the NYPD’s Queens North commander.

• The city is beginning to issue bus lane camera violations along the Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevard SBS.

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Scoreboard
• The Rangers (27-25-5) fell to the Minnesota Wild, 3-2.

• The Islanders (27-25-6) were crushed by the Blue Jackets, 4-1

• The Knicks (23-35) host the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (19-39) welcome the Indiana Pacers to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.

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Caribbean Carnival 2018 Gala  Thurs Feb 15th  7-10pm   Our guests will take part in a festive celebration complete with stilt walkers, steel drummers, dancing and a silent auction.  Hosted by the Queens Council on the Arts.Tickets  Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth
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Real Estate
• A state tax break meant to protect manufacturing companies has been used on hotels.

• For Sale – Fresh Meadows – Detached 1 family home offers 3 BRs, 1 car garage, full basement, pvt driveway and pvt yard.  Asking $819,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale - Forest Hills – 2 BR, 2 bath condo features EIK, casual LR & DR, parking space, pvt storage.  24 Hr Doorman, shuttle to subway, pet friendly.  Asking $850,000  Tornike Sinauridze 347-770-3003

• Sold – Glen Oaks – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 518-square-foot co-op at70-38 260th Street for $185,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Amazon is cutting hundreds of jobs in its customer business in Seattle. Meanwhile, JC Penney is shutting down a distribution center, cutting 670 jobs.

• Sky Sports has agreed to pay $3.6 billion pounds to show 128 English Premier League soccer matches a season.

Events
Astoria9 a.m. – NYCHA releases 2017 end of year report on $3 billion FEMA grant at Astoria Houses. 1-10 Astoria Blvd.

Astoria10 a.m. – Queens World Film Festival opening. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Flushing11 a.m. – Assemblyman Ron Kim, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Asian-American groups call for legislation to fund state’s preparations for 2020 Census. Queens Crossing Mall, 136-37 39th Ave.

Jackson HeightsNoon – Make the Road New York calls on Governor Cuomo, state lawmakers to advance policies to resist Trump’s attack on immigrants. 92-10 Roosevelt Ave.

Flushing3 to 6 p.m. – Hearts & Crafts Day. Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave.

Ridgewood3 p.m. – Allied Veterans Memorial Committee receives donation from Kids Care Club. PS 68, 59-09 St. Felix Ave.

Forest Hills4 p.m. – My Funny Valentine Craft. Queens Library, 108-19 71st Ave.

Ridgewood4 p.m. – Valentine’s Day Party. Queens Library, 20-12 Madison St.

Sunnyside7 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer attends “Queens of the Night/Reinas de la Noche” opening night. Thalia Hispanic Theatre, 47-17 Greenpoint Ave.

Astoria - 7:30 p.m. – The Perfect Couple: A Game Show. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Written by QTadmin

February 14th, 2018 at 11:03 am

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