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Friday, February 9

Top Stories 
• President Trump praised former top aide Rob Porter, who resigned after he was accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives.

• Immigration activist Ravi Ragbir was granted an extended stay in the U.S. after he was previously detained by ICE last month.

• Officials confirmed a child died from the flu, marking the third child flu death in New York City this season.

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Queens News
• Police are searching for three men wanted for at least three armed robberies along Jamaica Avenue.

• Elected officials and residents criticized the planned improvements to an Astoria subway station as mostly “cosmetic”.

• The FDNY is investigating an Ozone Park fire that left a woman dead.

Subway Status 
• A and C train service has resumed following an earlier incident involving a sick passenger at 168 St.

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 I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy.

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between 48th St; Ramp and Exit 31 – Cross Island Pkwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on Belt System – Cross Island Pkwy southbound between Francis Lewis Blvd and Hempstead Ave.

• Delays on I-295 southbound between Northern Blvd; NY 25A and Union Turnpike.

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

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 24 – NY 27; Prospect Expwy Exit and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

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

• The Rangers (25-24-5) host the Calgary Flames at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders welcome the Detroit Red Wings to Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (19-37) are home against the New Orleans Pelicans at 6 p.m.

• The Rangers head to Winnipeg for a 3 p.m. matchup with the Jets.
• The Islanders host the Calgary Flames at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks are in Indiana to face the Pacers at 5 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Olympics 2018 Prime Time: Opening Ceremony (NBC, 8PM) – The 2018 Winter Olympics get underway as the Opening Ceremony lights up the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.

Jane the Virgin (CW, 9PM) – Jane and Rafael try to be friends, which works great until Jane goes on a date. Petra and Jane’s new partnership is off to a rocky start, but they both know they have to find a way to work together somehow.

Gold Rush (DSC, 9PM) – A father and son bring a group of greenhorns to Porcupine Creek, Alaska, to mine for gold in this reality series.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: The Cloverfield Paradox - Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.

Hulu: Brockmire Season 1 – A famed major league baseball announcer who suffers an embarrassing and very public meltdown decides to reclaim his career in a small town a decade later.

Amazon Video: GRAND PRIX Driver Season 1- This series offers unprecedented access to FORMULA ONE racing, a highly secretive and competitive world.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Astoria - Brick 2 family on large 24.42×1412 s/f lot. 2 BRs each apt, 2 car garage, huge yard, full finished basement. Asking $1.6M. Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale – Rego Park – Large sunny 1 BR condo w/ 24 hour laundry room, pvt backyard, storage room & garage. Walking distance to all. Asking $420,000.O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

Local Eats of the Day

• Butcher Bar
Located at 37-10 30th Ave.

Enjoy their Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich with a side of slaw and pickles for $12.99.

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

Local Events 
• Woodside – 6:30 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer attends art show and fundraiser. Aubergine Cafe, 49-22 Skillman Ave.
 Jamaica – 7:30 p.m. – Black History Month Celebration: “Finding Samuel Lowe”. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

• Flushing – 9:30 a.m. – Pre-Parade Reception.  St. George Episcopal Church,135-32 38th Ave.
• Flushing - 11 a.m. – Chinese New Year Parade.  Union Street & 37th Ave.
• Flushing - 11 a.m. – Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar.  Flushing Town Hall,137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Corona – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration.  Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St.
 Flushing – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with Watercolor.  Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave.
• Jamaica – 2 p.m. – Black History Month Celebration: “Henry Brown Box”.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.
• Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – John V. Daniels Jr Post 2813 VFW Meeting.  47-53 43rd St.
• Woodhaven – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Night Hike (light). Forest Park Visitor’s Center, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive.
• Forest Hills – 7:30 p.m. – An Evening of Romantic Opera and Song.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave.
• Rego Park – 10 p.m. – Almost Famous performs.  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.

 LIC – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – LIC Family Fun Day.  ProHealth Dental, 50-11 Vernon Blvd.
• Corona - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Rainbow Science.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
• Corona – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration.  Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St.
• Astoria – Noon to 2 p.m. – Bruises, Abrasions and Burns: Special Effect Make-Up Class. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Astoria – Noon to 5 p.m. – Queens Craft Brigade Heartbreakers Market.  Rocco Moretto Post 2348, 31-35 41st St.
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Lezfiaka Dance Company of Daghestan.  Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave.
• Astoria – 1 p.m. – Black History Month Storytime.  Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St.
• Forest Hills - 2 p.m. – Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra.  Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd.

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Written by QTadmin

February 9th, 2018 at 3:58 pm

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