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Wednesday, January 30

Weather
• Cloudy with possible snow showers in the afternoon. High of 33 degrees.

Top Stories
• A majority of Americans favor “Medicare-for-all,” but only if not all plans are the same and there is more support for some than others.

• The FBI ended their investigation into the 2017 Las Vegas massacre with no motive found.

• You might be surprised to hear that the town of Kiryas Joel has the state’s youngest residents.

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The Man Who Fell to Earth: A Film and Book Tribute to David Bowie and Nicolas Roeg.  Wed Jan 30th 5-8pm  Join Culture Connection in celebrating two British artistic geniuses. Free tickets. Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica
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Queens News
• The Queens resident who was trapped in a Upper East Side elevator for three days isn’t planning on suing her billionaire boss.

• A manhole fire knocked out power for hundreds in Flushing earlier this week.

• NYCHA tenants in northwest Queens are considering a rent strike in order to force the authority to make repairs.

Politics
• The parents of a teacher gunned down during the Parkland shooting were present as the state Legislature approved a gun control package in Albany.

• Hillary Clinton won’t be running for president in 2020, despite rumors about a possible third attempt.

Entertainment
• The CBS drama “God Friended Me” has been renewed for another season.

• “Empire” star Jussie Smollett was the victim of a possible racist and homophobic attack in Chicago.

Buzzing Back

• In 2013 Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of this group, died of natural causes at the age of 94.  They are most remembered for this 1940 hit song.

• In 1980 TV actor Wilmer Valderrama is born in Miami, FL  He is best known for his role as Fez on this popular sitcom.

Opinion
• The Post argues that the de Blasio administration is still failing to pay nonprofits who desperately need the funding to help some of the city’s most vulnerable.

• USA Today is throwing their support behind William Barr for attorney general.

In the Blogs
• The State of the Forest Hills Civic Community is taking place tonight.

• The MTA will give a presentation on the upcoming renovation and closures at the Astoria Blvd. station tonight.

Trending in New York
• Rudy Gay
• Mino
• Sixers
• Brandon Ingram
• #WednesdayWisdom

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (21-21-7) fell to the Philadelphia Flyers, 1-0.

• The Nets (28-24) defeated the Chicago Bulls, 122-117.

• The Knicks (10-39) play the Dallas Mavericks tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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New Idea to New Venture Mon Feb 4th 6-7:30pm   This workshop helps participants develop their business idea, organize their start-up process and create a strategy to launch their business.  RSVP  Queens Borough Hall, Room G10, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens.
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Real Estate
• Tishman Speyer has finalized lease agreements for all 1.2 million square feetof its office development in Long Island City.

• For Sale – Maspeth – Beautiful 1 family offers 4 BRs, 2 baths, 2 kitchens w/ SS appliances, LR, DR, wood floors, full finished basement, 3 car parking. Asking $795,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Sale – Forest Hills – Just listed – 900 sq/ft 1 BR co-op in pre-war Forest Hills South garden-like setting.  Fully renovated kitchen w/ new appliances and new bath.  Large entry foyer and raised dining area. 9 ft ceilings, striking archways, inlaid hardwood floors.  Close to all.  Asking $349,000. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• Sold – Flushing – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 3165 138th Street for $195,000. Zillow

Business News
• Restoration Hardware CEO Gary Friedman is supersizing stores in various locations, including one in New York City.

• Fiat Chrysler has received approval from U.S. regulators to sell its new 2019 Ram 3500 pickup truck.

Events
• Woodhaven – All Day Event – Valentine’s for Veterans.  Assemblyman Mike Miller’s office, 83-91 Woodhaven Blvd.

• Oakland Gardens – 11:30 a.m. – Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza will attend a Lunar New Year Celebration and delivers brief remarks. PS 203 Oakland Gardens, 53-11 Springfield Blvd.

• Astoria – 5 to 7 p.m. – Breast Health & Education.  By appt only 718-808-7727.  Mount Sinai Queens, 31-60 21st Street

•  Jamaica – 5 to 8 p.m. – The Man Who Fell to Earth: A Film and Book Tribute to David Bowie and Nicholas Roeg.  Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Astoria –  7 p.m. – The public advocate forum is held among 15 candidates for public advocate and residents. Cretan Association, 32-33 31st St.

Written by QTadmin

January 30th, 2019 at 12:36 pm

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