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Thursday, February 22

Top Stories 
• NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre pushed back against calls for gun control in the group’s first public response to the Florida school shooting.

• President Trump continued to push his proposal to arm highly trained teachers, but rejected active shooter drills in schools.

• New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are forming a coalition in order to share information and combat gun violence.

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Queens News
• Police are searching for a duo who stole about $46,000 in a string of residential burglaries throughout Queens.

• A woman who carried her dead newborn baby in a shopping bag at a Victoria’s Secret was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

• Police are searching for suspects in two separate subway attacks in Queens and Brooklyn.

Subway Status 
• Southbound 1 trains are running with delays because of signal problems at 137 St-City College.

• F train service has resumed following earlier NYPD activity at 75 Av.

• 7 Express trains make local stops in both directions at 33, 40, 46, 52, 69 and 74 Sts.

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

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

• Delays on I-678 southbound from Union Turnpike to Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Rockaway Blvd to Queens Blvd; NY 25.

• Delays on Belt System – Southern Pkwy eastbound from I-678- Van Wyck Expwy;Ramp to Springfield Blvd.

• Disabled vehicle on I-278 westbound at Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge right lane blocked.

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

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.
Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

• The U.S. women defeated Canada in a shootout thriller to win the gold medal in hockey. Here’s an updated medal count.

• A four-game winning streak for St. John’s (14-14) was snapped with an 85-73 loss to Marquette.

• The Islanders (29-26-6) are in Toronto for a 7 p.m. contest with the Maple Leafs.

• The Rangers (27-28-5) head north to take on Montreal. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

• The Knicks (23-36) are in Orlando to take on the Magic. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

•The Nets (19-40) are in Charlotte for a 7 p.m. meeting with the Hornets.

What’s On TV Tonight

Olympics 2018 Prime Time: Short Track, Figure Skating(NBC, 8PM) – The highly-anticipated ladies’ figure skating final; plus short track speedskating finals (men’s 500m and 5000m relay; women’s 1000m).

Project Runway All Stars (LIFE, 9PM) – RuPaul and Jesse Tyler Ferguson join the judging panel for an avant-garde runway.

Killing Fields (DSC, 9PM) – After countless hours of work on the Johnnie Tynes Sr. homicide case, investigators at the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office are finally ready to make an arrest.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Freaks and Geeks Season 1 – A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

Hulu: Detroit – Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.

Amazon Video: The Twilight Zone Season 1 – Rod Serling’s seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Middle Village – Brick one family home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, private driveway, basement. Few short blocks to the train. Asking $778,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700

• For Rent – Ozone Park – Apartment features 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, fully finished attic, working gas fireplace, renovated kitchen, dishwasher plenty of closet space, hot water included. Asking $1,650/month.Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

Local Eats of the Day

• Cumbia & Sabor 
Located at 45-06 Greenpoint Ave.

Enjoy a Bandeja Paisa made with Grilled steak or ground beef, pork skin, Colombian sausage, fried eggs, sweet plantain, rice and beans for $15.95.

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

Local Events 
 Kew Gardens 4:30 p.m. – Make Your Own Book. Queens Library, 72-33 Vleigh Pl.

• Douglaston – 7 to 9 p.m. – Chinese Dumpling Making: Demo & Tasting. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Douglaston Pkwy.

 Jamaica – 7:15 p.m. – Queens Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

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Written by QTadmin

February 22nd, 2018 at 4:19 pm

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