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Monday, February 17
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for Washington’s Birthday. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• China reported a rise in novel coronavirus cases, as the death toll grows to a total of 1,770 since the outbreak began.

• More than 1,100 former DOJ employees called on William Barr to resign after he intervened in the Roger Stone case.

• The NYPD have arrested a second teenager who is believed to have stabbed18-year-old Tessa Majors.

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2020 BSTC Film Festival Feb 18th – 22nd Tues – Fri 10:30am; Sat 2pm & 8pm A retrospective of groundbreaking films created by Black Spectrum Theater, 1979-2019. $10-$25. Black Spectrum Theatre, 177-01 Baisley Blvd.
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Queens News
• A man threatened to shoot cops if the 114th Precinct in Astoria didn’t check in on his daughter in one hour.

• A new “Exploring Gateway” photo exhibit is on display at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez kicked off her re-election campaignwith an event in Corona.

Politics
• Bill de Blasio endorsed and rallied for Bernie Sanders in Nevada.

• The hotel workers union is backing Donovan Richards for Queens borough president.

Entertainment
• Jennifer Hudson, Common and other stars paid tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant at the NBA All-Star Game.

Weekend Box Office
Sonic the Hedgehog: $57 million
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn: $17 million
Fantasy Island: $12.4 million
The Photograph: $12.2 million
Bad Boys for Life: $11 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1966, The Beach Boys begin recording sessions for this song, which is considered Brian Wilson’s masterpiece.

• In 1991, singer Ed Sheeran is born in England. He first gained attention for this 2001 song.

Opinion
• The Post says George Washington was a founding father for all Americans.

• Harry Siegel writes in the Daily News that voters should not trade authoritarian billionaire, Trump, for another in Bloomberg.

In the Blogs
• Douglaston Library will close from February 22 to March 16 for an interior maintenance project.

No-cost mammograms are coming to Ozone Park next month.

Trending in New York
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Chance

Scoreboard
• Team LeBron topped Team Giannis in an exciting finish to the NBA All-Star Game, 157-155. Kawhi Leonard wins the first NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award.

• The Rangers (30-24-4) fell to the Boston Bruins, 3-1.

• The Islanders (33-18-6) visit the Arizona Coyotes at 4 p.m.

• St. John’s (14-11) host Xavier at MSG. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• An early childhood center inked a deal to take 10,000 square feet in Long Island City where a restaurant used to be.

• For Sale - 64-43 79th Street, Middle Village – One family brick offers 6 rooms, 3 BRs, 1 full bath, open floor plan kitchen & dining room, large LR w/ gas fireplace, rear balcony off kitchen, front patio, garage, 1 block to Juniper Park.  $799,000. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-894-8700 

• For Rent – Maspeth – I BR apt for rent offers LR/DR combo, EIK, I full bath, hardwood floors, all utilities included. $1,600/month  ID # 1366512. Carollo Rentals 917-780-6142

• Sold – Ridgewood –  A six-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,700-square-foot house at 17-43 Grove Street for $1.05 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday morning, an individual entered PS 175 in Forest Hills and engaged an NYPD school safety agent in conversation. The suspect then punched the agent in the face, cutting her lip. The agent was taken to an area hospital with a laceration.

Events
Jamaica – 1 to 4 p.m. – Midwinter Craft Day. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave.

Written by QTadmin

February 17th, 2020 at 9:14 am

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