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Tuesday, March 7

Weather
• Rain expected early with overcast later in the day. High of 55.

Top Stories
• Trump’s new executive order leaves out Iraq in the six-country travel ban. Visa holders would be allowed to enter the US.

• House Republicans released their long-awaited plan to replace Obamacare, which includes cutting funding for Planned Parenthood.

• An East Harlem man has been convicted of killing Officer Randolph Holder last year. He faces up to life in prison.

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Business Forum Breakfast Fri Mar 10th 8-10am Guest Speaker will be Dennis Walcott,CEO, Queens Library. Please register for this event at Business.Forum@qc.cuny.edu,call Kristen Simonsen at 718-997-5252. Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing
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Queens News
• A city sanitation worker was arrested for groping a teen inside a Long Island City hotel room.

• A Laurelton man randomly slashed a postal worker as she tried to drop off his mail.

• Fire crews responded to a vehicle set ablaze at JFK Airport. No injuries were reported.

Politics
• In his first speech as HUD secretary, Ben Carson declared slaves were immigrants.

• Trump wouldn’t accept the FBI director’s conclusion that Obama didn’t order a wiretap on Trump Tower.

Entertainment
American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino suffered second-degree burns, causing her to cancel a concert in Tennessee.

Chrissy Teigen opened up about her battle with postpartum depression in a new essay for Glamour.

Buzzing Back

• In 1876 Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone

• In 1956 actor Bryan Cranston is born in Canoga Park, California

Opinion
• Trump’s new travel ban is not any better than his original plan because it doesn’t prevent terrorist attacks, the Daily News says.

• The Post says the Trump administration should focus on a vetting policy after the travel ban expires.

In the Blogs
• DOT is taking a second look at changes to the intersection of Flushing and Onderdonk avenues.

• A Long Island City restauranteur and pottery studio are teaming up for a fundraiser to combat hunger.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (26-38) edged the Orlando Magic, 113-105.

• The Nets (11-51) exploded in the 4th quarter to beat the Grizzlies, 122-109.

• The Rangers (42-22-2) beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in overtime, 1-0.

• The Islanders (30-23-11) head to Edmonton to take on the Oilers at 9 p.m.

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Taste of the World Sun Mar 12th 2:30-5pm International Food Festival and restaurant showcase. $25 at door, includes sample plates from more than a dozen local restaurants. For advance tickets ($5 discount), call the church rectory, 718-268-6251. Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School Auditorium, 72-55 Austin Street, Forest Hills
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Real Estate
• Ridgewood’s Box Factory, a creative office complex, hopes to lure companies away from Williamsburg and Manhattan.

• For Sale – Glendale – Semi detached 2 family, 6 rooms w/ 3 bedrooms each apt. Full finished basement, high ceilings, large private yard, 2 private driveways, garage.  Asking $1,059,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Rent – Astoria – Two bedroom apt w/ LR, FDR, EIK w/ updated appliances, 1 bath.  Cat friendly.  Asking $2300/month.  Carollo Real Estate  718-747-7747

• Sold – Whitestone – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 1614 160th Street for $189,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Fitbit is adding new features that will better track your sleeping habits and provide tips on how to improve them.

• The 2019 iPhones are rumored to have completely new screens.

Events
Kew Gardens - 9:30 a.m. – City presents evacuation route signage program and new small business initiative to Borough Cabinet. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Corona – 12:30 p.m. – Community leaders demand elected officials honor agreement in Willets Points Redevelopment Plan. 126th St. and Willets Point Blvd.

Forest Hills – 2:15 p.m. – Elected officials cut the ribbon for renovations to Forest Park’s Joe Devoy Playground. Union Turnpike and 71st Ave.

Elmhurst – 7 p.m. – Beginner Italian Classes for Adults.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.

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March 8th, 2017 at 8:46 am

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