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Thursday, February 7

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 45 degrees.

Top Stories
• Cindy McCain, the wife of the late John McCain, reported a case of human trafficking at an airport because she saw a child and adult of different ethnicities

• A top DEA agent who hunted El Chapo says Sean Penn should be in jail for interviewing the drug kingpin just as the feds were closing in on him.

• The Commonwealth of Virginia has been thrown into a state of chaos over recent blackface and sexual assault scandals.

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Sip, Dip & Paint  Thurs Feb 7th  7-9pm Valentine’s Day Fundraiser for our Animal Ambassadors.  A canvas to paint – a drink to sip! Adult only. $10 Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Little Neck
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Queens News
• A top police union blasted the NYPD for allegedly hiding the MS-13 gang member suspected in the weekend murder on the 7 train.

• Two members of a Queens-based drug crew called “Black Rain” were arrested for their connection to a 1992 murder in South Ozone Park.

• The mayor’s controversial waterfront streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn took a step forward yesterday with the hiring of a new consultant.

Politics
• The candidates in last night’s public advocate debate spent much of their two hours criticizing the deal to bring Amazon to Queens.

• Meanwhile, Councilman Jumaane Williams was attacked for his controversial view on marriage equality and abortion at last night public advocate’s debate.

Entertainment
• The Post says Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon have been silent on the issues in Virignia because of their own uncomfortable past with blackface.

• Former “Fixer Upper” star Joanna Gaines has just penned her first children’s book.

Buzzing Back

• In 1964, The Beatles arrive in New York.

• In 1965, comedian Chris Rock is born in Andrews, South Carolina. He created and narrated this TV series, which was based on his youth.

Opinion
• A columnist for the Greenpoint Star mourns the loss of neighborhood mainstay Enid’s.

• A business owner on Long Island explains in the Queens Ledger how congestion pricing will help his lighting business.

In the Blogs
• At next week’s Community Board 5 meeting, members will discuss a proposal to build a daycare near a potential homeless shelter in Glendale.

• Congresswoman Grace Meng invited the first DREAMer Rhodes Scholar to this week’s State of the Union speech.

Trending in New York
• Kevin Durant
• #TheMaskedSinger
 Harrison Barnes
• Kim Petras
• #WasMyFirstMistake

Scoreboard
• The Nets (29-27) edged the Nuggets, 135-130.

• The Rangers (23-22-8) topped the Bruins, 4-3.

• The Islanders (30-16-6) are in New Jersey to take on the Devils. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• His short-term future is up in the air, but in the long term the Knicks are high on Anthony Davis’ list.

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Chris Cornell Musical Legacy  Thurs Feb 7th 7-11:30pm A Live Tribute Concert. Blackthorn 51, 80-12 51st Avenue, Elmhurst
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Real Estate
• A real estate expert based in Forest Hills explains the easiest ways to leave real estate to you children when you pass away.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 9th 12-2pm 61-01 78th Street, Middle Village – One family with 3 BRs w/ Queen sized Master, full bath. Detached garage, walk up attic storage, private yard. $849,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444 

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 9th 12-1:30pm. 83-20 98th Street, Unit #2F, Rego Park – Sunny 1 BR co-op in good condition.  24 hr laundry room, storage, private backyard.  Close to all.  Asking $445,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

• Sold – Three-bedroom, one-bath, 1,260-square-foot single-family home at 117-35 227th Street in Cambria Heights for $512,000.

Style & Fashion
• Here’s the best pop-ups and parties for New York Fashion Week 2019.

• And Page Six Style goes back to the 2000’s to see Fashion Week looked like almost 20 years ago.

Events
• Flushing – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Plant Sale. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.

• Corona – 11:30 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz attendsd groundbreaking ceremony. Make the Road New York Community Center, 104-19 Roosevelt Ave.

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Congressman Joseph Crowley donates his congressional papers. Queens College, Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Whitestone – 1:30 p.m. – Elected officials discuss inequities in state education budget. Queens Library, 151-10 14th Rd.

• LIC – 6 to 9 p.m. – Pups & Pints Fundraiser. LIC Bar, 45-48 Vernon Blvd.

• Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 Monthly Meeting.  Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.

• Queens Village – 6:30 p.m. – Councilman I. Daneek Miller Discretionary Funding Workshop. C.W. Mixon Center, 112-50 Springfield  Blvd.

• Floral Park – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Village Republican Club Meeting. Flavor of India, 259-17 Hillside Ave.

• Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – A Heart’s Desire – Wine pairing with chocolates and cheese. The Wine Room, 96-09 69th Ave.

• Little Neck – 7 to 9 p.m. – Sip, Dip & Paint: A Valentine’s Day Fundraiser for our Animals. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.

 Rego Park – 7 to 9 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: Winter Night. La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

• Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Queens Council on the Arts 2019 Gala. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.

• Elmhurst – 7 to 11:30 p.m. – Chris Cornell Musical Legacy. Blackthorn 51, 80-12 51st Ave.

 LIC – 8 p.m. – A performance of Queen. Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd.

Written by QTadmin

February 7th, 2019 at 12:50 pm

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