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Wednesday, February 12
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Lincoln’s Birthday.
Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 43 degrees. Periods of rain at night.

Top Stories
Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary, with Pete Buttigieg coming in second. Both Andrew Yang and Michael Bennet dropped out of the race.

• The Justice Department is scaling back its own sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone after Trump slammed it as unfair. Four prosecutors quit the case in response.

Kobe and Gianna Bryant were laid to rest in a private Los Angeles funeral.

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Wednesday Films: Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis at Monterey Wed Feb 12th 8pm In 1967, Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding arrived in California virtually unknown, until this festival. Featuring entire sets of these legendary musicians. Free! Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave., Ridgewood.
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Queens News
• Governor Cuomo and the Port Authority have announced a massive makeover of JFK Airport’s Terminal 4.

• A robber violently punched a 60-year-old man in Ozone Park.

• Young auto technicians put their car repair skills to the test in a Queens competition.

Politics
• Mike Bloomberg is in hot water after a 2015 audio clip surfaced of the former mayor defending stop-and-frisk policing.

AOC has yet another Democratic challenger, this time a former business news anchor.

Entertainment
• Harvey Weinstein won’t take the stand on his sex abuse and rape trial, bringing the case closer to a verdict.

• NBC has renewed the sitcom “Superstore” for a sixth season.

Buzzing Back

• In 1961, this song by The Miracles becomes Motown Record’s first million-selling single.

• In 1968, actor Josh Brolin is born in Santa Monica, CA. He is the stepson of this famous actress.

Opinion
• Cecilia Gaston writes in the Daily News that Queens voters should reject domestic abuser Hiram Monserrate’s attempted political comeback.

• The Post examines why it’s so hard to run a small business in New York City.

In the Blogs
• RIOULT Dance NY has named a new executive director after opening an Astoria dance center.

• LaGuardia Community College is one of the country’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars.

Trending in New York
#NHprimary2020
#YangGang
Lloyd
Daniel
#WestminsterDogShow

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (28-23-4) topped the Winnipeg Jets, 4-1.

• The Islanders (33-16-6) bested the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-3.

• The Knicks (17-37) host the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (24-28) welcome the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors to Brooklyn. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• St. John’s (13-11) faces Providence at Carnesecca Arena at 8:30 p.m.

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NYSCI After Dark: Science of Sex Thurs Feb 13th 7-9:30pm Learn things you don’t know, ask questions you’ve always wanted to ask, get tips and guidance for the talks you might need to have (sooner than you think!) with the young people in your life. Adults only! Tickets. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona.
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Real Estate
• The nonprofit Dress for Success Worldwide has opened their new office in Jamaica.

• For Sale - 69-32 68th Street, Glendale - One family home features 3 BRs, oak floors, new windows, garage and yard. Close to Myrtle Avenue.  $598,000 Lou Pastorini 917-797-7567 

• For Sale - 52-21 65th Place Unit #6K, Maspeth - 725 s/f renovated Co-Op has 1 BR, 1 bath, LR/DR combo.  $335,000 CB Kueber Realty 347-806-8407 

• Sold – Maspeth – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,100-square-foot house at 60-02 60th Street for $715,000. Zillow.

Business News
• The T-Mobile-Sprint merger is one step closer to reality after a federal judge approved the deal.

• The Federal Reserve warned that the novel coronavirus outbreak will “very likely” affect the U.S. economy.

Events
Jamaica – 8:30 a.m. – Women’s Power Networking Breakfast. Greater Jamaica Development Corp, 90-40 160th St.

Jamaica – 10 a.m. – Low-Impact Chair Aerobics with Dwayne. Roy Wilkins Rec Center, 177th St & Baisley Blvd.

Corona – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Port Authority Job Fair. Elmcor, 33-16 108th St.

Woodhaven – 10 a.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Woodhaven Roundtable. Woodhaven Manor, 96-01 Jamaica Ave.

Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. – A Tribute to Mae Jemison. Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.

Hillcrest – 10:40 a.m. to noon – Documentary film “Blacks Can’t Swim.” St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy, Room 2-145.

Flushing – 3 p.m. – Elected, city officials discuss rise of xenophobia and racism amid coronavirus outbreak. Glow Community Center, 133-29 41st Ave.

Hillcrest – 6:30 p.m. – Hoops & Networking: St. John’s Pre-Game Networking Event. St. John’s University Faculty Club Hall, 8000 Utopia Pkwy.

Kew Gardens – 7 p.m. – Community Board 6 Monthly Meeting. 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Room 202.

Astoria - 7:30 p.m. – Paint Nite + Tune Tuesday. Bohemian Beer Hall, 29-19 24th Ave.

Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

Fresh Meadows - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting. Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike.

Ridgewood – 8 p.m. – Wednesday Music Films: “Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis at Monterey”.  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

Written by QTadmin

February 12th, 2020 at 9:12 am

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