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A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Afternoon Buzz: Rev. Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Two preteens arrested for plotting to blow up school

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Friday, November 17

Top Stories 
• Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse L. Jackson announced that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

• The mayor’s monuments commission held its first public meeting in Queens Borough Hall.

Queens News
• Two preteens were arrested after a notebook was found with a plan to blow up their school in Elmhurst.

• Police arrested a man accused of stabbing his rival to death in a Jamaica home.

• An undocumented immigrant is being deported after living in Queens for 37 years, leaving his family behind.

Subway Status 
• E,F,M train service has resumed following an earlier injured passenger at 21 St-Queensbridge.

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

Weekend Service Changes

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Saturday.

• Click here for planned subway service changes for Sunday.


• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy westbound between Northern Blvd; NY 25A and 94th St.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between Roosevelt Ave and Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy; Jackie Robinson Pkwy.

• 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-678 northbound between 20th Ave and Queens; Bronx County Line – Whitestone Bridge Toll Plaza.

• Disabled vehicle on I-278 westbound approaching Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge right lane blocked.

• Delays on I-278 westbound Lee Ave to Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 30 – Flushing Ave and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

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

• The Rangers (9-8-2) head to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks (8-6) travel to Toronto to play the Raptors. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets (5-9) welcome the Utah Jazz to Barclays at 7:30 p.m.
• The Islanders go to Tampa Bay to face the Lightning at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Ottawa Senators at MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders are in Carolina to square off against the Hurricanes at 5 p.m.
• The Nets take on the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in Brooklyn at 6 p.m.
• The Giants (1-8) are at home against the Kansas City Chiefs. Kick-off is at 1 p.m.

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Finding Your Ancestors Occupations in Genealogy Research
Sat Nov 18th 1pm
Tony Laurino, Genealogist returns to the Onderdonk House for a workshop on genealogy research.  $5.00 Suggested Donation.  Onderdonk House, 1830 Flushing Ave, Ridgewood.

What’s On TV Tonight 

Once Upon a Time (ABC, 8PM) – In pursuit of revenge, Hook seeks a dark and powerful magic, but an encounter with Rapunzel could alter his fate forever.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, 9PM) – Junior and Adam back up McGarrett when a bank heist in progress forces Steve to make a potentially heartbreaking mistake.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (FOOD, 9PM) – Guy Fieri’s search of A+ cuisine puts the spotlight on dishes from college towns he’s rolling into, like Ohio and Colorado.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Marvel’s The Punisher Season 1 – After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle becomes a vigilante known as “The Punisher”, who aims to fight crime by any means necessary.

Hulu: 13 Going on 30 – A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman.

Amazon Video: Girl, Interrupted – Based on writer Susanna Kaysen’s account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Forest Hills – Large 2 BR, 2 bath apt facing Austin Street  in pet friendly building.  Close to express subway & shopping.  Asking $2,500/monthHalstead Real Estate  718-520-0303

• For Sale – Flushing – New Listing!  Lovely 6 room, 3 BR end unit co-op has hardwood floors throughout, plenty of windows and closets, updated bath.  Asking $388,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

• Petey’s Burger
Located at 30-17 30th Ave.

Enjoy their Combo Cheeseburger #2 served with 100% pure USA beef patty with lettuce, tomato, onion, and a slice of real American cheese on a freshly baked bun. Includes fries and a drink for $10.95.

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

Local Events 
• Glendale - 5 to 8 p.m. – Holiday PJ Night!  The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave
• Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Basket Bonanza.  St. Stan’s, 61-17 Grand Ave  SOLD OUT.
• Douglaston – 7 to 9 p.m. – Autumn Wine & Paint Night.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Astoria Big Band: Memories of Jazz in Queens.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Corona – 8 p.m. – Frida Libre (Spanish performance).  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.

• LIC – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Thanksgiving Box of Love Packing Party – sponsored by CB2.  44th Road btwn 9th & 11th Sts.
• Middle Village – 9 a.m. to Noon – Turkey Trot Fun Run.  PS/IS 49, 63-60 80th St.
• Ridgewood – 1 p.m. – Finding Your Ancestors Occupations in Genealogy Research.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.
• Corona – 2 p.m. – Frida Libre (Spanish performance).  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Forest Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Musica Reginae Chamber Players.  The Church-in-the-Garden, 50 Ascan Ave.
• East Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America,83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Bayside – 8 p.m. – Little Shop of Horrors.  Theatre by the Bay, 1300 209th St.

• Bayside – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Autumn Vintage Car Show.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave
• Bayside – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Holiday Flea Market.  St. Josaphats RC Church, 34-32 210th St.
• Bayside - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Decorate the Castle for the Holidays.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.
 Astoria – Noon to 5 p.m. – Queens Craft Brigade.  RSVP  VFWPost #2348, 31-35 41st St.
• Flushing – 1 to 3 p.m. – Floral Design Workshop: Holiday Centerpieces. Register  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Debbie Boone: Swing This!  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Little Shop of Horrors.  Theatre by the Bay, 1300 209th St.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
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Written by QTadmin

November 17th, 2017 at 4:00 pm

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