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Monday, January 14

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 34 degrees.

Top Stories
• The majority of Americans blame Trump and Republicans for the government shutdown now entering its fourth week.

• A federal judge has halted the Trump administration’s weakening of Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate.

• The planned demolition of the old Tappan Zee Bridge has been rescheduled for Tuesday morning.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem: A Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration  Sun Jan 20th 4pm  Multicultural dance institution providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that sets standards in the performing arts. $35. Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.
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Queens News
• A 51-year-old woman was killed by a fire that ripped through her Rego Parkapartment.

• Police are looking for a robber who has struck three women getting off the Q65 bus at night.

• A Flushing woman was shot through her apartment kitchen window after her boyfriend answered a knock on the door.

Politics
• With Democrats already announcing their 2020 bids, Kirsten Gillibrand is ramping up her options while de Blasio isn’t ruling out a run.

• Jumaane Williams is dominating the endorsement game in the public advocate race.

Entertainment
• Travis Scott and Big Boi will join Maroon 5 for the Super Bowl LIII halftime show.

Weekend Box Office
• The Upside: $19.6 million
• Aquaman: $17 million
• A Dog’s Way Home: $13 million
• Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: $9 million
• Escape Room: $8.9 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1997, The Beach Boys guest starred on an episode of Home Improvement and sang this song with the cast.

• In 1968, rapper LL Cool J was born on Long Island. He is considered one of the first true rap superstars.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the governor, whoever he or she is, should have ultimate control and responsibility of the MTA.

• The Post says New York lawmakers are the kings of “double dipping,” getting both a salary and pension.

In the Blogs
• Edge of the City lists its top five pizza pies in Forest Hills.

• A new mediterranean restaurant, CimCim, is opening on Ditmars Boulevard.

Trending in New York
• #GameOfThrones
• Larissa
• #90DayFiance
• Lakers
• Glenn Close

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-33) fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 108-105.

• The Nets (21-23) host the Boston Celtics at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (18-20-7) lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets, 7-5.

• The Islanders (25-15-4) routed the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-1.

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Breakfast Tax Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs Thurs Jan 17th 8:30-10:30am  Women’s Power Breakfast with a fast-paced presentation just in time for tax season! Free food and networking opportunities! RSVP. Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, Harvest Room, 90-40 160th St., Jamaica.
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Real Estate
• A kids entertainment company has signed a six-year lease for 26,000 square feet at the Factory in Long Island City.

• For Sale – Maspeth Plateau – One family brick Tudor w/ big front yard features large LR, FDR, modern kitchen w/ SS appliances, 3 BRs, large bath w/ separate shower. Perfect mother/daughter, parking for 3 cars.  Asking $795,000. The “A” Team Jackie 917-952-2797 or Joe 917-952-2156

• For Rent – Glendale – 3 BR duplex features LR, EIK & 1 full bath. Hardwood flooring throughout, partial use of basement, water included.  Asking $2,850/month. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636. ID #1332798

• Sold – Murray Hill – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,791-square-foot house at 32-39 166th Street for $985,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Thursday morning, off-duty sanitation officer Michael Holley Jr. was arrested within the 105th Precinct in Queens Village. He was charged with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

Events
• Astoria – 10 a.m. – Councilman Costa Constantinides opens hydroponic science lab. PS 84, 22-45 41st St.

• Jamaica - 5 p.m. – Free Job Readiness Training. Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Queens Library to brief Queens Borough Board. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting. Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St.

Written by QTadmin

January 14th, 2019 at 1:39 pm

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