Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Afternoon Buzz: Army honors JROTC cadets killed in Florida shooting, Extensive subway delays cause nightmare commute in Queens

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Tuesday, February 20

Top Stories 
• A former attorney pleaded guilty to lying to the special counsel in the Russia investigation.

• The US Army awarded medals of heroism to three JROTC cadets who were killed in last week’s school shooting in Florida.

• The LIRR revealed a performance improvement plan to prevent seasonal delays after last month’s on-time performance proved to be the worst in decades.

Charcuterie Masters
Sat Feb 24th  6-9pm
The best of the best artisans will compete for top honors.  Attendees will have a chance to taste these exquisite dishes prepared by NYC top chefs. $65  VIP hour is from 5-6pm with tickets priced at $125.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing.

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Queens News
• Extensive delays on the N and W subway lines forced Queens commuters to seek alternate routes during the morning rush.

• Police are searching for a man who attacked a woman and stole her purse outside her Flushing home.

• DOT is officially issuing fines for drivers caught in the Q52 and Q53 Select Bus Service lanes.

Subway Status 
• 2, 3, 4 and 5 train service has resumed following earlier FDNY activity at Hoyt St.

• Southbound E, F, R and Broadway Junction bound M trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Forest Hills-71 Av.

• Some northbound B trains are running local from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park because of signal problems at Avenue H. Expect delays in B and Q train service.

• Northbound D and N trains are running local from 36 St (Bklyn) to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr because of a sick passenger at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. Expect delays in D, N and R train service.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Morgan Ave.

• Delays on I-495 westbound between Exit 22B – Van Wyck Expwy I-678 / College Point Blvd and Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / QueensBlvd.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Blvd and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 26 – Hamilton Ave and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge

• Disabled vehicle on I-278 westbound approaching Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit left lane blocked.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
• The Islanders (29-26-6) fell to the Minnesota Wild, 5-3.

• The Jets are going all-in on Kirk Cousins, and are willing to pay whatever it takes.

• Stefan Bondy from the Daily News gives the Knicks their midseason report card for each player and coach.

What’s On TV Tonight

Olympics 2018 Prime Time: Snowboarding, Bobsled Alpine, Figure Skating (NBC,8PM) – Women’s figure skating; Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn ski the downhill; men’s Big Air snowboarding debuts; and a women’s bobsled re-air of heats 1 and 2.

The Curse of Oak Island (HIST, 9PM) – It’s all hands on deck in the Money Pit as the team hits something in the DMT shaft that may prove to be the last thing standing between it and the answers below.

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, 10PM) – Desperate to repair his friendship with Tyler, Kevin enlists the help of Kristin to pull off a grand gesture to win him back.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: The Frankenstein Chronicles Season 1- Inspector John Marlott investigates a series of crimes in 19th Century London, which may have been committed by a scientist intent on re-animating the dead.

Hulu: The Long Road Home Season 1 – American forces occupying Iraq are ambushed in a Baghdad neighborhood.

Amazon Video: Vegas Season 1 – When rancher Ralph Lamb reluctantly accepts the role of sheriff in 1960s Las Vegas, he now has the authority to take on the mobsters looking to cash in on the casinos.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Maspeth – One family solid brick home features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living room, dining room, modern kitchen, finished basement, lovely yard patio, and a garage. Asking $699,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Middle Village – Solid brick legal two family home features 6 room, 3 bedroom owner’s duplex apartment and a 3 room, 1 bedroom on first floor. Private driveway in front, and laundry room. Asking $998,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

• Jax Inn 
Located at 72-12 Northern Blvd.

Enjoy their Spicy Chicken Sandwich made with spicy buffalo sauce, lettuce tomatoes, melted pepper jack cheese and french fries for $11.95

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• East Elmhurst – 6 p.m. – Congressman Joseph Crowley hosts Black History Month celebration. Bruno’s on the Boulevard, 88-25 Astoria Blvd.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
2FA: Two-Factor Authentication is an essential tool to guard your personal profiles and emails. Click here to learn more about 2FA and which websites offer it.

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Written by QTadmin

February 20th, 2018 at 4:18 pm

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