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Morning Buzz: Woman dies in South Jamaica Houses fire, Firefighters’ unions back Crowley for Queens BP

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Monday, February 24

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 55 degrees.

Top Stories
• Bernie Sanders’s win in Nevada solidified his status as the Democratic front-runner as candidates look to blunt his momentum.

B. Smith, a model-turned-lifestyle guru and TV host, died at the age of 70 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

• New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will undergo surgery to remove a likely cancerous tumor.

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Queens News
• A 35-year-old woman died from a fire that broke out inside an apartment in the South Jamaica Houses.

• Brazen bandits have been targeting e-bike deliverymen on the Queensboro Bridge.

• Plaza College in Forest Hills has been offering free dental care to children in February.

Politics
• Former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson is backing Bernie Sandersafter his Nevada victory.

• Two firefighters’ unions have endorsed Elizabeth Crowley for Queens borough president.

Entertainment
• Here are all the winners from this year’s NAACP Image Awards.

Weekend Box Office
Sonic the Hedgehog: $26 million
The Call of the Wild: $24 million
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn: $7 million
Brahms: The Boy II: $5.9 million
Bad Boys for Life: $5.8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1973, Roberta Flack achieved her second Billboard #1 hit with this song.

• In 1966, actor Billy Zane is born in Chicago. He became known to audiences as Caledon Hockley in this 1997 movie.

Opinion
• The Post says AOC’s war on fellow Democrats might lead to the political establishment eliminating her seat after redistricting.

• The Daily News says Tish James’s lawsuit against the city on taxi medallionsputs blame in the wrong place.

In the Blogs
• A Queens state senator is seeking entries for a poster contest on Earth Day.

• Ten Queens leaders are being honored at this annual Black History Month celebration.

Trending in New York
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Marianne Williamson
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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (17-39) face the Rockets in Houston at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (26-29) host the Orlando Magic at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (35-20-6) topped the San Jose Sharks, 4-1.

• St. John’s (14-13) fell to 16th-ranked Seton Hall, 81-65.

• LIU Brooklyn (13-16) lost to St. Francis University, 74-71.

• St. Francis Brooklyn (12-16) was edged by Wagner, 75-71.

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Real Estate
• Developer Gary Tsan bought one of Downtown Flushing’s last remaining large land parcels for $60 million.

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• Sold – Ridgewood – A nine-bedroom, six-bathroom, 2,500-square-foot house at 17-11 Himrod Street for $1.1 million. Zillow.

Events
Sunnyside - 3 to 5 .m. – Classic Movie Monday: “Indiscreet” (1958). Queens Library, 43-06 Greenpoint Ave.

Woodhaven – 4 p.m. – Learn the Blues. Woodhaven Library, 85-41 Forest Pkwy.

Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Queens Borough Board to vote on FY21 budget priorities. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

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February 24th, 2020 at 9:36 am

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