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Wednesday, January 17
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow operations. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Snow in the morning but cloudy in the afternoon. High of 36 degrees.

Top Stories
• A slushy winter storm hit the tri-state area overnight, which could bring an inch of snow to New York City.

• Dozens of victims testified to the sexual abuse perpetrated by Olympics gymnastics doctor Larry Nasser.

• A group of two dozen state attorneys general sued to keep net neutrality, while Senate Democrats almost have enough votes to repeal the FCC’s ruling.

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State 2018: NYC Region   Fri Jan 19th  8am  RSVP required.  RSVP with “LICP” in the subject line.  LIC Conference Center, Queensboro Room, 41-21 27th Street, LIC
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Queens News
• A person was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Sunnyside and brought to the hospital in critical condition.

• Police found a dead man with a massive head wound in Bayside.

• An Elmhurst landlord was charged with illegally converting a single-family home into a multi-unit dwelling.

Politics
• Cuomo’s budget proposal includes provisions to pass the Child Victims Act and create a commission to study legalizing pot.

• The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a re-trial of former Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver for corruption.

Entertainment
• It’s a girl! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their third baby into the world.

• Singer Seal is vehemently denying recent allegations of sexual misconduct.

Buzzing Back

• In 1966 NBC Television greenlights The Monkees. Out of the over 400 young men who came to audition, these four guys made it!

• In 1922 actress Betty White is born in Oak Park Illinois. Playing many roles in her career, her most beloved character is Rose from The Golden Girls.  Click here to hear some “Rose-isms”.

Opinion
• The Daily News says it’s about time Governor Cuomo takes on sexual abuse reform for statue of limitations.

• The Post says Cuomo’s problem is his refusal to address the state’s high taxes and wasteful spending.

In the Blogs
• LIJ Forest Hill’s postpartum unit, which has a “baby-friendly” designation, is now open for local families.

• The Real Estate Board of NY donated its historic documents to LaGuardiaCommunity College’s archives.

Trending in New York
• Fake News
• #BlackLightning
• Wisconsin
• #ThisIsUs
• #Celtics

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (23-17-5) topped the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-1.

• The Islanders (23-19-4) fell to the New Jersey Devils, 4-1.

• The Knicks (20-24) head to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (16-28) host the San Antonio Spurs at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (10-8) faces 11th-ranked Xavier on the road at 8:30 p.m.

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Winter Terrariums  Wed Jan 17th  6-8pm  Build a tiny green world and bring some delight into your home this winter. All materials provided. Warm up while you work with a botanical cocktail. Reg Req: www.winterterrariums.eventbrite.com  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• The Queens building with the most 311 heat complaints was 89-21 Elmhurst Avenue.

• For Sale – Richmond Hill – Brick mixed use building.  Four family home w/ 1,700 s/f of commercial space in a great location. Each apt has EIK, LR/DR, 1 BR and 1 full bath.  Asking $1.598M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale – 160-44 96th Street, Howard Beach – Two family home on 80×100 ft lot.  4 BRs, 2 bath total.  Finished basement, walking distance to Charles Park.  Close to all.  Asking $995,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Elmhurst – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,250-square-foot co-op at 92-31 57th Avenue for $525,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Nestle is selling its U.S. candy business to Ferrero for $2.8 billion amid its health push.

• Oil producer Hess Corp. is cutting 300 jobs this year to trim costs.

Events
• Flushing – 10:30 a.m. – Korean-American Family Service Center announces new emergency shelter capital project. Global Leadership Foundation, 46-20 Parsons Blvd.

• LIC – 2 p.m. – Councilman Van Bramer delivers food donated during annual holiday drive to Hour Children. 36-11 12th St.

• Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Evening Cocktails & Craft: Winter Terrariums.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

• Whitestone – 7:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Letitia James speaks at We Love Whitestone’s town hall. 150-05 12th Ave.

Written by QTadmin

January 17th, 2018 at 1:39 pm

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