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Tuesday, March 14
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow removal. Meters will remain in effect.

Weather
• Blizzard warning in effect all day. High winds and up to 18 inches of snow expected. High of 33.

Top Stories
• Schools are closed and above-ground train service is shut down as the northeast is slammed with up to 18 inches of snow.

• A nonpartisan report concluded that the Obamacare repeal would cause 24 million Americans to lose health insurance in a decade.

• The city is spending $38 million in an effort to combat the growing opioid epidemic.

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Queens World Film Festival Mar 14th - 18th 6-12pm View films from around the world and around the corner, includes an annual festival, industry panels, special screening events, and popular youth-oriented educational initiatives. Click here for venues and film screening schedule.
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Queens News
• A Queens toddler died after choking at her grandmother’s house in the Lower East Side.

• Two people were injured after being struck by a train in Jackson Heights.

• Classroom trailers are being removing from a Woodside elementary school’s yard.

Politics
• Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara received an emotional farewell while leaving his Manhattan office.

• Trump will donate his $400,000 salary to a charity of the media’s choice.

Entertainment
• NBC named Tyra Banks as the new host of “America’s Got Talent.”

MTV is revamping its annual awards show as the “MTV Movies & TV Awards.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1922 Mack Truck founder killed in car crash

• In 1948 actor/comedian Billy Crystal is born in Long Beach, California

Opinion
• The Daily News criticizes “Trumpcare” for the projected 24 million people who will lose coverage.

• The Post blasts de Blasio for allowing a ritual that has led to an uptick in newborns contracting herpes.

In the Blogs
• Carvel Ice Cream is coming back to Grand Avenue in Maspeth.

• Dante Basco is joining BoroughCon’s roster this Memorial Day Weekend.

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Scoreboard
• The Rangers (44-24-2) fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2.

• The Islanders (32-25-11) were blown away by the Hurricanes, 8-4.

• The Knicks (26-41) host the Indiana Pacers at MSG. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (12-53) welcome the Oklahoma City Thunder to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.

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Queens Chamber of Commerce Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon and Celebration at Terrace on the Park has been CANCELED due to weather, and has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 21st.
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Real Estate
• The top home sale in Queens last month was a Murray Hill house for $2.7 million.

• For Sale – Middle Village North – Detached brick Cape on huge corner 4,000 sq/ft lot. New EIK, new full bath on 1st floor, 4 bedrooms.  Private driveway, garage, yard.  Asking $1.1M  Lou Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

• For Rent – Glendale – Beautiful 2 bedroom duplex featuring large family room, DR, EIK, dishwasher, 2 full bath.  Full finished basement with washer/dryer. Heat/Hot Water included.  Ample street parking. Asking $2400/month  Carollo Real Estate  718-366-6636

• Sold – Rego Park – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,250-square-foot co-op at 6125 98th Street for $479,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Intel bought self-driving technology firm Mobileye for $153 billion in a game-changing move.

• Startup company Nio, which is challenging Tesla, unveiled what its electric car could look like in 2020.

Events
Queens – All Day Event – Queens World Film Festival. 

Bayside – 12:15 p.m. – Yoga @ The Castle.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue

LIC - 6:30 p.m. – Small Business Seminar: Marketing 101 & Social Media Marketing. LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave.

Ozone Park – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting.  Majestic Marquis, 88-03 101st Ave.

Written by QTadmin

March 14th, 2017 at 8:07 am

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