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Afternoon Buzz: Tempers erupt at Thursday night LIC homeless shelter meeting, Fire near train tracks causes LIRR service suspension

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Friday, March 16

Top Stories 
• Officials expect to find more bodies under the rubble of a newly-constructed pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed at least six people at a university in Miami.

• New York Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, who was the first female chair of the House Rules Committee, died at the age of 88.

• Two FDNY members were among seven soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq.

Multicultural Celebration!  
Sun Mar 18th 12:30-5:30pm
Traditional music & dance from around the world! Free-space is limited. RSVP
The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St #104, LIC.

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Queens News
• Blissville residents expressed their anger over a plan to open a third homeless shelter in the area during a community meeting.

• LIRR service was suspended for four branches after a fire broke out near the train tracks in Hollis.

• An off-duty firefighter rescued a grandmother and two children from a burning home in Jamaica.

Subway Status 
• M and R trains are running with delays in both directions because track maintenance at Forest Hills-71 Av.

• Southbound D trains are running express from Tremont Av to 145 St because of a train with mechanical problems at 167 St.

• 7 Flushing-bound trains make local stops at 33, 40, 46, 52, 69 and 74 Sts.

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.

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

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound between Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Jackie Robinson Pkwy Split.

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

• Fire department activity on Jamaica Ave both directions between 184th St and 202nd St all lanes blocked until further notice.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge and 39th St.

• 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.

Sports
Friday
• The Islanders face the Washington Capitals on the road at 7 p.m.
• The Nets (21-47) travel to Philadelphia to take on the Sixers at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers (32-32-7) head to St. Louis to play the Blues at 8 p.m.
• The Knicks welcome the Charlotte Hornets to MSG at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets host the Dallas Mavericks in Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday
• The Islanders host the Carolina Hurricanes at 5 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

Once Upon a Time (ABC, 8PM) – Rogers strikes a deal with Eloise despite Tilly’s fair warning, while Ivy struggles to find herself after Victoria’s death. Meanwhile, in a faraway realm, Hook confronts Captain Ahab over a legendary magical talisman that can free Alice, only to learn his quest may have unintended consequences.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9PM) – The team goes in search of Gravitonium in order to help save the world.

Jane the Virgin (CW, 9PM) – When Jane, Rogelio and Alba learn what is going on with Xo, they all try to comfort her, but Xo insists they let her live her life.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Wild Wild Country- When the world’s most controversial guru builds a utopian city deep in the Oregon desert, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal. A true story.

Hulu: Prison Break Season 4 – Michael uncovers unbelievable news in Los Angeles when he seeks revenge against Whistler and Gretchen for Sara’s death.

Amazon Video: the Collection Season 1 – A gripping family drama and entrepreneurial fable, set in a post-war Paris fashion house. It exposes the grit behind the glamour of a rising business, spearheaded by two clashing brothers.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Rego Park- Apartment is under renovation, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, new kitchen, tons of natural light, stainless Steel Stove & Fridge, spacious living room, brand new hardwood floors, 7 minutes from the Queens Center Mall. Asking $2,175/month. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Glendale – One family semi det colonial features 3 bdrms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, hardwood flrs, frml dining rm W/ stained glass accent windows new designer Eik with granite counter tops, stainless apls, storage. lrg f bsmt, pvt drwy with 2 Car Garage. Asking $770,000. Coldwell Banker Phillips 718-326-3900

Local Eats of the Day

• Home Made Taqueria
Locations:
45-09 34th Ave.
71-03 Grand Ave.
40-10 Junction Blvd.

Enjoy their Taco, Quesadilla, Tostada Combo for $9.95.

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

Local Events 
• Jamaica – 7 p.m. – Creating Better Airports Part II Town Hall. New Jerusalem Worship Center, 122-05 Smith St.
• Woodside – 8 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer attends LGBTQ Bingo Night. Aubergine Cafe, 49-22 Skillman Ave.
• Astoria – 9:30 p.m. – Shame! Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Saturday
• Astoria - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Free Community Shredding Event.  St. Frances of Assisi Parking Lot, 21-17 45th St.
• Bayside – 1 p.m. – Luck of the Irish St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl. Various venues in Bayside.
• Ridgewood – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Ranger’s Choice: Photography.  Highland Park, Vermont Pl & Highland Blvd.
• Astoria - 7:30 to 9 p.m. – The Sham Rock Comedy House.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
• Astoria - 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. – St. Patty’s Day Benefit: Hosted by Heavenly Angels Rescue.  Gussy’s Bar, 20-14 29th St.
• Bayside – 8:30 p.m. – “Beau Jest”.  Theatre by the Bay.  1300 209th St.

Sunday
• LIC – 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Multicultural Celebration!  The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St.
• Corona – 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. – The Lightning Thief.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. So.
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – In the Mood.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center,222-05 56th Ave.
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – “Beau Jest”.  Theatre by the Bay.  1300 209th St.

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Written by QTadmin

March 16th, 2018 at 3:54 pm

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