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Monday, January 15
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 31 degrees

Top Stories
• There are conflicting memories from a White House meeting where President Trump was accused of saying his now infamous “sh*thole countries” comment.

• Due to an employee’s error, a false alarm emergency alert notification claiming a “ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii” went out to the entire state on Saturday.

• Dozens of male models and assistants claimed that prominent photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber sexually exploited them.

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Annual Ceremony Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy  Mon Jan 15th 1-5pm  Celebrating the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with tributes in song, dance, the spoken word and words of inspiration. Hosted by Council Member I. Daneek Miller.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
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Queens News
• A hot halogen lamp left too close to a flammable item led to a blaze that injured 17 people in Rockaway Beach.

• A teen was fatally shot by his friend over an iPhone, his mom claims.

• Elias Husamudeen, president of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, said the closing of Rikers Island is a “land grab” and “political con game.”

Politics
• Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is expected to testify this week over Russian involvement in the 2016 election.

• In the last decade, the state has spent millions to settle sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits.

Entertainment
• Creators of the popular ABC comedy Modern Family say that the series will likely end soon.

Weekend Box Office
• Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: $27 million
• The Post: $18.6 million
• The Commuter: $13.5 million
• Insidious: The Last Key: $12.1 million
• The Greatest Showman: $11.8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2009 Sully Sullenberger performs Miracle on the Hudson.  In 2016, Tom Hanks portrayed Captain Sullenberger in this film.

• In 1929  Martin Luther King Jr. born in Atlanta, Georgia.  He is most remembered for his riveting “I Have a Dream” speech, in which he calls for an end to racism in the United States.

Opinion
• The president may want Norwegians to come to the US, but a Post columnist argued why Norwegians should steer clear of the invitation.

• A Times columnist argued that the very center of racism is denial.

In the Blogs
• The Central Queens Y is hosting a blood drive today.

• A new restaurant, Bachata Rosa Lounge, has opened in Long Island City.

Trending in New York
• #MLKDay
• #MartinLutherKingJr
• #AusOpen
• #LivingWithDepressionIs
• Baghdad

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (19-24) lost to New Orleans Pelicans, 123-118. The Knicks and the Nets (16-27) face off today at 3 p.m.

• The Rangers (22-17-5) fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-2.

• The Islanders (22-18-4) play the Montreal Canadiens tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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Gingerbread Lane Give-Away  Mon Jan 15th  Gingerbread houses from the exhibit will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring a box or bag (flat-bottomed shopping bags/paper grocery bags work best) to carry your gingerbread loot home.  Giveaway is from 2 – 5 pm; line starts at 1 pm.    NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use community facility at 30-14 Crescent Street, in Astoria.

• For Rent – Forest Hills – Large 2 BR, 2 bath apt facing Austin St in pet friendly pre-war building.  Close to all. Asking $2,400/month  Halstead Real Estate  718-520-0303

• For Sale – Forest Hills – One family brick home in a wonderful location features 4 BRs, 2 full bath, full finished attic & basement.  Hardwood floors, Florida sunroom, oversized detached garage.  Close to all.  Asking $1,099,000 O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Jamaica – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,264-square-foot house at 123-32 146th St. for $440,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• A15-year-old boy was found unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the torso in the stairwell of 40-20 Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway. A 31-year-old man is considered to be a person of interest and a firearm has been recovered.

• A 33-year-old woman was found unconscious and unresponsive with no sign of trauma on Saturday around 11:22 a.m. at 41-16 Fuller Place in Flushing.

Events
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – 40th Anniversary screening of “The Wiz”.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue

• Forest Hills – 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Volunteers of all ages will serve and join Queens seniors, ages 65 to 95, for an intergenerational lunch as part of UJA-Federation of New York’s second community-wide MLK Day of Service. Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St.

 Far Rockaway – 12 p.m. – Far Rockaway Street to be Renamed in Memory of Local Hero Manuel “Manny” Fiallo Jr. Corner of Mott Ave and Beach 22nd St.

• Corona – 1 p.m. – Gingerbread Lane Give-Away.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street

• Jamaica – 1 to 5 p.m. – Ceremony Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-0 Jamaica Avenue

 Cambria Heights – 2 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer will deliver remarks at Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Mount Moriah AME Church Martin Luther King Jr. Panel Discussion. Mt. Moriah AME Church, 116-20 Francis Lewis Blvd.

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January 15th, 2018 at 1:29 pm

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