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Thursday, January 23

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 45.

Top Stories
• One person was killed and seven more injured in a mass shooting in downtown Seattle.

• China announced a quarantine of Wuhan – a city of 11 million people – to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

• Three U.S. firefighters were killed in a plane crash while battling wildfires in Australia.

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Black Love  Jan 24th – 26th Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 4pm An Adult Drama Class First Presentation. $20 Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd, Jamaica
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Queens News
• A Queens Civil Court judge was the first to win a competitive Democratic Primary in the borough in five decades.

• A bedbug sighting inside a subway control tower led to a nightmarish evening commute on subway lines along Queens Boulevard.

• Kew Gardens residents continue to push back against the city’s efforts to build a jail there, even after City Council approval.

Politics
• A bill that is expected to pass the City Council today would require stores in the city to accept cash as a form of payment.

• Political newcomers Kristina Naplatarski, Jesse Pierce and Samy Nemir-Olivares are running for district leader posts in Brooklyn.

Entertainment
Game of Thrones fans might get something they have been clamoring for - a new ending to the series.

• An accomplished fencer with a track record for training champions has opened his first academy in Queens.

Buzzing Back

• In 1956, rock-and-roll fans under 18 were banned from dancing in public in Cleveland unless accompanied by an adult.

• In 1951, pilot Chesley Sullenberger is born in Denison, Texas. In 2009, he safely landed his plane in the “Miracle on the Hudson.”

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says Republicans have grown bored with their impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

• The Long Island City Journal writes the FAA is doing a disservice by not considering options to a proposed LaGuardia Airport AirTrain.

In the Blogs
• A new French restaurant is opening on 71st Road in Forest Hills this weekend. Take a sneak peek at the menu.

• The public will have a chance to weight in on the proposed Queens Bus Resign plan at a workshop in Jamaica tonight.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (12-33) fell to the Lakers, 100-92.

• The Nets (18-24) get their turn against the Lakers tonight in Brooklyn at 8 p.m.

• Giants quarterback Eli Manning has announced that he is retiring from the NFL.

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Lunar New Year Tinker Festival  Sat Jan 25th 2:30-5:30pm Join us for a special Lunar New Year Celebration! All ages welcome. Free – RSVP Required. Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• Rego Park was named one of the Historic Districts Council’s “Six To Celebrate” communities for 2020.

• For Sale – 162-34 99th Street, Howard Beach – One family w/ garage and backyard features 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, fireplace. Lower floor is a 1 BR, 1 bath walk-in apt. $699,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• For Rent – Glendale – Renovated 1 BR apt features LR, DR, EIK, 1 full bath. All utilities included. Hardwood floors, yard access.  Convenient to transportation. $1,700/month. ID #1364600. Carollo Rentals. 347-248-6530

• Sold – Four-bedroom, three-bath, 2,128-square-foot home at 85-31 90th Street in Woodhaven for $595,000.

Style & Fashion
• Missed out on the Vagina Candle? Not to worry, here’s five more Goop-y and Gwyneth Paltrow-approved products to tide you over until the restock.

• Here’s five ways to take a turtleneck from basic to bombshell.

Events
• Corona – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Councilman Francisco Moya hosts pop-up court with OATH to resolve city summons. District Office, 106-01 Corona Ave.

Jamaica - 2 to 4 p.m. – Classic Movie Thursday: The Talk of the Town (1942).  Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Queens Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Howard Beach – 8 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will be honored at the SSEU Local 371 Schoalrship Foundation Celebration. Russo’s on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd.

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January 23rd, 2020 at 9:06 am

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