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Monday, February 12
Alternate Side Parking rules will be suspended today for Lincoln’s Birthday. Parking meters will be in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• California is launching an investigation into Aetna after a former medical director admitted that he never looked at patients’ records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.

• NBC has fired analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo for a controversial on-air remark he made during the Winter Olympics coverage regarding Japan and South Korea.

• Five inmates at Rikers Island left a city correction officer with a fractured spine after a planned beatdown.

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The Costume Art of Imperial Peking Opera Opening Reception Sat Feb 17th 2pm  This exhibit resents carefully selected pieces from some of the most famous episodes in Peking Opera.  $5 Suggested Donation. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• Deputy Inspector Janice Holmes drew criticism after she posted a tweet containing #blacklivesmatter in a tweet for Black History Month on the 100th Precinct’s official Twitter page.

• A Christ the King student who wasn’t allowed to wear a sweater with “Malcolm X” written on the back met the civil right icon’s daughter on Saturday.

• Cops arrested two teens for the gang-related slaying of 15-year-old Yussef Soliman in the Edgemere section of Far Rockaway.

Politics
• A disability activist is urging New York state to charge higher fees for Uber and Lyft than yellow cabs when it comes to any congestion pricing plan.

• White House Chief of Staff John Kelly may get the boot following the Rob Porter abuse scandal.

Entertainment
• New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing Harvey Weinstein and his former company, which could derail the sale of the Weinstein’s film studio.

Weekend Box Office
• Fifty Shades Freed: $38.8 million
• Peter Rabbit: $25 million
• The 15:17 to Paris: $12.6 million
• Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: $9.8 million
• The Greatest Showman: $6.4 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1976 Actor Sal Mineo is killed in Hollywood.  A famous teen actor in the 1950’s, he co-starred with this actor in both Rebel Without a Cause and Giant.

• In 1980 actress Christina Ricci is born in Santa Monica, California.  She played this character in this movie franchise.

Opinion
• The Post wonders if the city will bypass the best firefighters in order to meet its diversity goals.

• A Times columnist debunks popular Valentine’s Day myths.

In the Blogs
• Contractors have already begun filling out the basin in the Astoria Park Diving Pool Project.

• Beacon Eldercare is looking for a full-time Registered Nurse.

Trending in New York
• Mirai Nagasu
• Adam Rippon
• #StarTrekDiscovery
• Good Monday
• #AlternativesToChildren

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (23-34) fell to the Indiana Pacers, 121-113.

• The Nets (19-38) face the Los Angeles Clippers tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (27-24-5) beat the Winnipeg Jets, 3-1.

• The Islanders (27-24-6) lost to the Calgary Flames, 3-2.

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The Langston Hughes Project “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz”  Sat Feb 17th 7:30pm  A multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’s homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s.  $10-$20  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
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Real Estate
• Normandy Real Estate Partners and Keystone Equities have secured financing for 25-11 49th Avenue in Long Island City and a new rendering shows how the developers will plan to incorporate green space into the 11-story conversion.

• For Sale – Maspeth – New Listing!  Detached 2 family w/ finished basement, driveway & 2 car detached garage.  Full stand-up attic.  Asking $1,049,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Middle Village – One family home features LR, FDR, EIK & 1/2 bath on 1st floor,m 3 BRs and full bath on 2nd flr.  Full basement, pvt yard.  Near All!  Asking $618,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Flushing – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom single family house at 1429 154th Street for $1,435,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday, a fire erupted within a home located at 28-44 262 Street around 7:36 p.m. A man was found dead on the second floor of the home.

• 28-year-old Daniel Ungureanu has been missing since Friday. He was last seen in his home  within the confines of the 108th Precinct around 8:20 p.m.and is described as 5’9″ tall, with a thin build, brown eyes, short dark hair and balding.

Events

 Jackson Heights – 5:30 p.m. – Free Screening: La La Land.  Queens Library, 35-51 81st Street

• Fresh Meadows – 6 p.m. – Broken Heart: The Words We Say, The Pictures We See.  Queens Library, 193-20 Horace harding Expy

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February 12th, 2018 at 11:07 am

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