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Wednesday, February 14

Top Stories 
• A shooter is still at large after opening fire at a Florida high school and injuring multiple people.

• President Trump’s personal lawyer said he paid $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels, who claimed she had an affair with Trump.

• Mayor de Blasio and the City Council reached a deal to replace Rikers Island with four community-based facilities.

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Queens News
• An exchange student from China was beaten and robbed by a thief who followed him at St. John’s Preparatory High School.

• A 68-year-old woman died after she suffered a heart attack and lost consciousness while driving in Jamaica.

• Elmhurst’s Georgia Diner is set to close its doors in March and will merge with the Nevada Diner located nearby.

Subway Status 
• J trains are running with delays in both directions because of track maintenance at Lorimer St, Broadway Junction and 121 St.

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

• Delays on I-278 westbound from Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge to Exit – 38th St; Sunset Park Industrial Park.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 19 – Woodhaven Blvd / QueensBlvd to Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Accident investigation on Woodside Ave westbound at 57 St all lanes closed until further notice.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound from Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy to Exit 13 – I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy; Jackie Robinson Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from Exit 12B – I-495; Ramp to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

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

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

• The Rangers (27-25-5) fell to the Minnesota Wild, 3-2.

• The Islanders (27-25-6) were crushed by the Blue Jackets, 4-1

• The Knicks (23-35) host the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m.

• The Nets (19-39) welcome the Indiana Pacers to Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Olympics 2018 Prime Time: Figure Skating, Alpine Skiing, Skeleton, Speed Skating (NBC,8PM) – Gold medal finals: pairs’ free skating, men’s Alpine super-G and women’s 1000m speedskating. Also: men’s skeleton.

The Magicians (Syfy, 9PM) – Quentin faces a formidable foe, as Julia helps Alice with a dangerous endeavor.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX,10PM) – Naval officer Jeffrey Trail meets Andrew Cunanan for the first time, and Gianni Versace reveals his sexuality to the world.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Chris Rock: Tamborine – Chris Rock takes the stage in Brooklyn for a comedy special filled with searing observations on fatherhood, infidelity, and American politics.

Hulu: Star Trek – The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father’s legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Amazon Video: Suits Season 7 – Now that Mike is officially recognized as a lawyer and has accepted Harvey’s offer to return to the firm, the team is back together again at Pearson Specter Litt.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Glendale – Apartment features 2 bedrooms, brand new kitchen, and deck. Location convenient to transportation and all the amenities of Myrtle Avenue. Asking $1,800. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Corona – Six families, new construction. Two 2 bedroom apartments and four 1 bedroom apartment. All utilities seperated. Asking $2,750,000. O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

• Sugar Club
Located at 8118 Broadway.

Enjoy their Romeo Toast made with chocolate ice cream, bananas, Nutella, Kit Kats, and a brownie for $10.

Click here to view their menu.

Local Events 
• Flushing – 3 to 6 p.m. – Hearts & Crafts Day. Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave.

• Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – My Funny Valentine Craft. Queens Library, 108-19 71st Ave.

• Ridgewood – 4 p.m. – Valentine’s Day Party. Queens Library, 20-12 Madison St.

• Sunnyside – 7 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer attends “Queens of the Night/Reinas de la Noche” opening night. Thalia Hispanic Theatre, 47-17 Greenpoint Ave.

• Astoria 7:30 p.m. – The Perfect Couple: A Game Show. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
Phone Carrier: Are you thinking about switching to a low-cost carrier?

Click here to read about some things you should consider before making the switch.

Written by QTadmin

February 14th, 2018 at 4:18 pm

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