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Morning Buzz: Burglars ransacked 10 Queens homes, Armed officer did nothing to stop Florida shooting

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Friday, February 23

Weather
• Cloudy with rain in the afternoon. High of 43. Saturday will be cloudy with a high of 56 degrees. Expect rain on Sunday and a high of 50.

Top Stories
• An armed officer at the Parkland high school resigned after a video surfaced of him standing outside during the mass shooting and doing nothing to stop it.

• Meanwhile, President Trump doubled down on giving bonuses to teachers who undergo gun training.

• Special Counsel Robert Mueller handed down new fraud charges against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.

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Kids Week Queens: Nature Exploration  Fri Feb 23rd  1-2:30pm  The natural world is the best playground in NYC.  Join our Park Rangers on a hike though the wonders of Forest Park.   Forest Park Visitor’s Center, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive, Woodhaven
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Queens News
• Police are searching for two burglars who have ransacked 10 homes in western and central Queens.

• Cops are still looking for a suspect who randomly punched a straphanger as the 7 train pulled into Main Street.

• U.S. Marshals caught a Connecticut man who injured two officers during a traffic stop and then fled to Queens.

Politics
• D’oh! Ted Cruz compared the GOP to Homer Simpson and the Democrats to the brainy Lisa Simpson.

• De Blasio tapped former MIT professor J. Philip Thompson to replace Richard Buery as deputy mayor.

Entertainment
• Actor Brendan Fraser was groped by a Hollywood Foreign Press executive, leading to depression and time off from filming.

• What a year for Tiffany Haddish! The rising comedian will host the MTA Movie and TV Awards this year.

Buzzing Back

• In 1997, an estimated 65 million people tune in to watch Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning Holocaust drama on the NBC television network.  Click here for 14 fascinating facts about this movie.

• In 1944 American blues guitarist Johnny Winter is born in Leland, Mississippi.  First recorded in 1970, this song has become synonymous with JohnnyWinter, then later by Rick Derringer.

Opinion
• The Daily News lists why arming teachers with guns would not deter shootersfrom mass killings.

• USA Today draws three lessons from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

In the Blogs
• The St. Stan’s Players are presenting their rendition of “Alice in Wonderland”in March.

• African American veterans will be honored at a local Black History Month celebration next week.

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Knicks

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (27-29-5) continue their losing streak with a loss against the Canadiens, 3-1.

• The Islanders (29-26-7) fell to Toronto Maple Leafs in a shootout, 4-3.

• The Knicks (24-36) snap their skid with a win against Orlando, 120-113.

• The Nets (19-41) were blown out by the Charlotte Hornets, 111-96.

• LIU Brooklyn (14-16) topped St. Francis Brooklyn (13-16) in the Battle for Brooklyn, 81-76.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers host the Minnesota Wild at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Islanders face the New Jersey Devils on the road at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks take on the Boston Celtics at The Garden at 7:30 p.m.
• St. John’s (14-14) hosts Seton Hall at MSG. Tip-off is at noon.
• LIU Brooklyn wraps up their regular season at home against Sacred Heart at2 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn ends their season on the road against Central Connecticut State at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday
• The Rangers welcome the Detroit Red Wings to MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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See It Big! Best Cinematography in Black & White and Color  Feb 24th – Mar 11th  This series highlights films from 1936-1966 in black & white and color with films that offer some of the greatest images in Hollywood history.  Clickhere for a list of films and show times.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Supply is beginning to outpace demand for renters in Long Island City, according to a new report.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 25th  12-2pm  60-27 78th Street, Middle Village  1 family brick offers FDR, 3 BRs w/ Queens size Master, full finished basement, yard/patio & garage.  Close to all.  Asking $799,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 25th 2:30-4pm  160-44 96th Street, Howard Beach  2 family home on large 80×100 s/f lot features 4 BRs, 2 bath total.  Finished basement w/ separate entrance, washer/dryer, large backyard.  Walking distance to Charles Park.  Asking $899,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• Sold – Forest Hills – A one-bathroom, 325-square-foot studio co-op at 10 Station Square for $170,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Queens is home to many of the top Vietnamese restaurants, including District Saigon, JoJu, Thai Son and Summer.

• Bareburger in Forest Hills has released an updated lunch and dinner menu with healthier options.

Restaurant ABC’s – Astoria
Grade A – BZ Grill, 27-02 Astoria Blvd. – Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade B – Roti Boti, 27-09 21st St. – Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade C – MMM…That’s a Wrap, 38-01 30th Ave. – Evidence of mice, Filth flies.

Events
Astoria11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Mid-Winter Recess Family Workshop. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Bayside11:30 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella to honor longtime community leader with Liberty Medal. Avella’s district office, 38-50 Bell Blvd.

JamaicaNoon – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Assemblyman David Weprin address congregants. Jamaica Muslim Center, 85-37 168th St.

Corona12:30 p.m. – State Senator Jose Peralta, advocates call for more tenant protections at housing seminar. PS 19, 98-02 Roosevelt Ave.

Woodhaven1 to 2:30 p.m. – Kids Week Queens: Nature Exploration. Forest Park Visitor’s Center, Woodhaven Blvd. & Forest Park Dr.

Astoria7 p.m. – Intersecting Identities. Astoria Performing Arts Center, 30-44 Crescent St.

Bayside8 p.m. – The New Shanghai Circus. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.

Saturday
Elmhurst10 a.m. – Lunar New Year Celebration 2018.  Queens Library, 86-07 Broadway
Corona - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Paper Clay Sculpture.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
Astoria 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Mid-Winter Recess Family Workshop.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Jamaica1 to 4 p.m. – Councilman I. Daneek Miller hosts Black History Month celebration. New Jerusalem Worship Center, 122-05 Smith St.
Laurelton2:30 p.m. – Art & Poetry in the Struggle Against Racism.  Queens Library, 134-26 225th Street
Flushing6 to 9 p.m. – Charcuterie Masters.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd
• Astoria7 p.m. – Intersecting Identities.  Astoria Performing Arts Center, 30-44 Crescent Street
Jamaica7:30 p.m. – Black History Month Celebration: “United African Dance”.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Sunday
Forest Hills8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Blood Drive.  Our Lady of Mercy Church, 70-01 Kessel Street
• Astoria 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Mid-Winter Recess Family Workshop.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
BaysideNoon to 3 p.m. – Jazz Brunch.  Bayside Historical  Society, 208 Totten Avenue
Corona1 p.m. – The Beauty of Ballet.  Queens theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
Flushing2 p.m. – Dance Gala of Lunar New Year.  Queens Library, 41-17 Main Street
Astoria2:30 p.m. – Get Your $hit Together: Personal Finance for Women.  Q.E.D, 27-16 23rd Avenue
Bayside3 p.m. – Teatro Lirico D’Europa: Madama Butterfly.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue
Astoria – 7 p.m. – Intersecting Identities.  Astoria Performing Arts Center, 30-44 Crescent Street.

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February 23rd, 2018 at 2:05 pm

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