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Morning Buzz: Three dead in wrong-way crash on GCP, Kobe Bryant and daughter die in helicopter crash

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Monday, January 27

• Partly cloudy with a high of 45 degrees.

Top Stories
• Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash in California. Sports figures and fans from around the world posted tributes to the Black Mamba.

John Bolton’s new book claims Trump wanted to freeze aid to Ukraine until they investigated Democrats.

• China’s health officials say the coronavirus is accelerating and “much more contagious.” A fifth person has been diagnosed in the U.S.

Origin First Irish Festival: Appropriate Mon Jan 27th – Sun Feb 2nd 8pm A darkly comic tale of Sorcha who has been dreaming of her big wedding day, however she flees her own reception. Has she gone mad? Tickets. NY Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., LIC.

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Queens News
• A wrong-way driver triggered a two-car crash that killed three people on the Grand Central Parkway, leaving families searching for answers.

• A pregnant woman was shot in both hands while parked outside her Springfield Gardens home.

• Two vehicles were damaged after heavy rain and wind brought down a large tree in Briarwood.

• Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has dropped out of the mayoral race, and will leave public service after 2021.

• Brooklyn Councilman Rafael Espinal has resigned from the City Council to take a job with the Freelancers Union.

• Here is the full list of winners from the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.

Weekend Box Office
Bad Boys for Life: $34 million
1917: $15.8 million
Dolittle: $12.5 million
The Gentlemen: $11 million
Jumanji: The Next Level: $7.9 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1970, John Lennon writes and records this song in a single day.

• In 1850, ship captain Edward Smith, who was captain of the famous RMS Titanic, is born in England. He was portrayed by this actor in the 1997 film.

• Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says in the Daily News that face recognition is not the enemy.

• Karol Markowicz writes in the Post that Chancellor Carranza has to go after ignoring rightly-angry parents.

In the Blogs
• Here’s your chance to win cleats signed by soccer star and Queensboro FC founder David Villa.

• The 4th annual Lunar New Year FUNstival is coming up on February 1st in LIC.

Trending in New York

• The Knicks (13-34) topped the Nets (19-26) at MSG, 110-97.

• The AFC beat the NFC in the NFL Pro Bowl, 38-33.

• Mike Lupica writes in the Daily News that Kobe Bryant left behind one of sports’ most complicated legacies.

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Fused Glass Jewelry Workshop: Valentines Style Sun Feb 2nd 2-3:30pm A demonstration using pieces that features heart-shaped pieces and heart-shaped glass accessories. Tickets. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston.

Real Estate
• The Chetrit Group is planning an eight-story, 207-unit residential project at its Mary Immaculate Hospital site in Jamaica.

• For Sale – 162-41 Powells Cove Blvd #2K, Whitestone – 1200 s/f 1 BR, 1 bath co-op features a/c, terrace w/ bridge & water views, 2 walk in closets, pvt fishing dock, use of community room, seasonal pool available. $418,000. Lou Pastorini. 917-797-7567

• For Sale – 225-06 88th Avenue #38-3, Queens Village – 2 BR, 1 bath 600 s/f co-op in Bell Park Manor Terrace.  $219,000. CB Phillips. 718-757-5877

• Sold – Howard Beach – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,340-square-foot house at 8-215 158th Avenue for $795,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday morning, a 31-year-old woman was seated on an E train in Forest Hills when she noticed a passenger in front of her combing his beard with a knife while touching his genitals over his pants. He then sat next to her and placed his hands inside his pants and continued to masturbate. Police are now searching for the suspect.

• On Saturday evening, 28-year-old off-duty FDNY EMS worker Andrew Trujillo was arrested within the confines of the 114th Precinct. He was charged with criminal sale of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Jackson Heights – 10 a.m. – Assembly candidate Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas to unveil plan for “Green New Northern.” 80th St. and Northern Blvd.

Richmond Hill – 11 a.m. – NYPD recognizes Jamaica Hospital’s trauma department for its service to the community. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, 8900 Van Wyck Expwy.

Far Rockaway – 1 p.m. – Queens Public Library, American Heart Association launch new health initiative. Far Rockaway Library, 1003 Beach 20th St.

Forest Hills – 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. – Pre-Valentine’s Day Romantic Classic “Moonstruck.” Queens Library, 108-19 71st Ave.

LIC – 6 p.m. – Your LIC to host public workshop on community resources. The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave.

Jamaica – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Go Far Go Together: The Day Harlem Saved Dr King. Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

LIC - 8 p.m. – Origin First Irish Festival: Appropriate. NY Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave.

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January 27th, 2020 at 9:29 am

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