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Friday, January 4

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 47 degrees. Rain on Saturday with a high of 46. Sunday will be mostly sunny and a high of 45 degrees.

Top Stories
• Nancy Pelosi was elected as the speaker of the House, regaining a position she last held in 2011.

• On the 13th day of the shutdown, Democrats are passed a funding plan, but Trump is continuing his fight for border funding.

• The MTA has scrapped the 15-month L train shutdown in favor of a new planusing new technology.

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MulchFest  Fri Jan 4th – Fri Jan 11th 6am-1pm Don’t let your tree go to waste after the holiday season! Please remember to remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel etc. beforehand. Click here for a location near you!
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Queens News
• A Queens man who killed a burglar trying to shove his way into the Jamaica home has posted bail.

• The sentencing hearing has begun for a human trafficking ring that operated like a family business in Jackson Heights.

• Ozone Park residents are complaining about overnight parking problems caused by several auto shops.

Politics
• Melissa Mark-Viverito was the first public advocate candidate to file petitions, putting her at the top of the ballot.

• Anticipating Jumaane Williams’ departure, multiple candidates have already lined up to take his place in the City Council.

Entertainment
• Idris Elba will make his debut as DJ Big Driis at Coachella.

• Awkwafina will join Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart for the “Jumanji” sequel.

Buzzing Back

• In 1974, President Nixon refused to hand over tape recording and documents related to the Watergate Scandal.

• In 1964, actress Marisa Tomei was born in Brooklyn. She won an Academy Award for her role in this 1992 film.

Opinion
• USA Today offers three ideas to stop the American carnage of gun deaths.

• The Post says the governor’s L train play could either be brilliant or a disaster.

In the Blogs
• Get to know Greta Van Fleet, the next band to perform at Forest Hills Stadium.

• A Steinway Street building has hit the market for $2.25 million, which one broker says is a good deal.

Trending in New York
• Robert
• Spurs
• Aaliyah
• #TitanGames
• Barzal

Scoreboard
• The Islanders (22-13-4) topped the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime, 3-2.

• LIU Brooklyn (6-7) fell to Sacred Heart, 79-75.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (8-6) lost to Bryant, 76-66.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Knicks (9-29) head to Los Angeles to face the Lakers at 10:30 p.m.
• The Nets (18-21) fly to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies at 8 p.m.
• The Rangers (17-15-7) hit the road to Colorado to stop the Avalanche at 9 p.m.
Saturday
• The Islanders travel to St. Louis to face the Blues at 8 p.m.
• St. John’s (13-1) takes on Georgetown in Washington, DC at 1 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn plays Bryant on the road at 4 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn matches up with Wagner on the road at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Nets play the Bulls in Chicago. Tip-off is at 3:30 p.m.
• The Rangers’ road trip continues in Arizona against the Coyotes at 4 p.m.

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Red Envelope Show  Weekends Jan 5th – Jan 27th 12-5pm Featuring artwork by visual artists and community members. An homage to the red envelopes the Chinese community distributes during Lunar New Year. $5 suggested donation. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing.
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Real Estate
• BFC Partners has landed a $67 million loan for a 139-unit residential projectin Jamaica.

 OPEN HOUSE – Sat Jan 5th 12-3pm 52-48 62nd Street, Maspeth – One family brick Tudor w/ large, bright LR, FDR, modern kitchen w/ SS appliances, 3 BRs, large bath.  Hardwood floors, decorative molding, parking for 3 cars. Asking $795,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• For Sale – 1824 Madison Street, Ridgewood – Extra-large 6 family brick home w/ shared backyard and full basement.  All 3 BR/1 bath units are in excellent condition.  Located in Ridgewood’s trendy section.  Asking $1,629,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold – Oakland Gardens – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 219-34 75th Avenue for $313,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Trying to get over a hangover? Then the Eggs Benedict at Queens Comfort is a must have.

• An Eater critic highly recommends the burger at Shake Shake when flying outof JFK.

Restaurant ABC’s – Floral Park
Grade A – Nancy’s Restaurant, 255-41 Jamaica Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees.
Grade B – Momo’s Kitchen, 236-03 Braddock Ave. – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Evidence of mice.
Grade Pending – Chpoke Cafe, 248-43 Jericho Tpke. – Evidence of mice, Personal cleanliness inadequate, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
• Queens Parks – 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. – MulchFest.

• College Point – 11 a.m. – Police Commissioner James O’Neill presides over swearing-in ceremony for new police recruits. Police Academy, 130-30 28th Ave.

• Arverne – 3 p.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Councilman Donovan Richards encourage expanded use of RAD program. Ocean Bay Apartments, Beach Channel Dr. and Beach 54th St.

• Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Matt Koff & Friends (Stand-up Comedy) Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Saturday
• Queens Parks – 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. – MulchFest.
• Flushing – Noon to 5 p.m. – Red Envelope Show.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Sunday
• Queens Parks – 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. – MulchFest.
• Flushing – Noon to 5 p.m. – Red Envelope Show.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Elmhurst – 1 p.m. – People’s Court Speak Out against illegal construction of Target store. Dunningham Triangle, 82nd St. & Baxter Ave.

Written by QTadmin

January 4th, 2019 at 4:09 pm

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