Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Construction worker crushed by forklift, Fire in Corona apartment building injures 14

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Monday, February 13
Alternate side parking is suspended for Lincoln’s birthday. Meters are in effect.

• Windy with a high of 39 degrees.

Top Stories
• Immigration raids across the country led to over 150 arrests including 40 in New York City.

• Nearly 200,000 residents of Northern California are being forced to evacuate due to damage to the Oroville Dam. 

• Famed jazz legend Al Jarreau passed away at 76. 

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Queens News
• At least 14 were injured, including children, after a fire tore through a Corona apartment building. 

A construction worker was crushed to death by a forklift in Long Island City.

• A Queens Village gym teacher was arrested for allegedly groping a student. 

• Tensions continue to grow between top national security advisor Michael Flynn and the intelligence community. 

• After the City’s plastic bag fee was postponed, a Brooklyn lawmaker is looking to make the proposed fee statewide. 

• Adele was the big winner at the Grammy Awards taking home song and album of the year. 

Weekend Box Office
• The LEGO Batman Movie - $55 million
• Fifty Shades Darker – $46 million
• John Wick: Chapter Two – $30 million
Split – $9.3 million
Hidden Figures - $8 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2008 Actor Mel Gibson completes DUI probation

• In 1944 talk show host Jerry Springer is born in London, England

• High school graduation rates in NYC are rising but there’s still areas that need to improve, the NY Daily News says.

• Republicans are using the voter fraud myth to suppress future voters and hold onto power, the NY Times says.

In the Blogs
• The City passed a law to guarantee legal counseling to low-income tenants in housing court. 

• Shia LaBoeuf’s art exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image was shut down after drawing threats of violence from neo-Nazis. 

Trending in New York

• The Knicks (23-33) ended their losing streak with a home win of the Spurs, 94-90.

• The Nets (9-45) are hosting the Grizzlies at home. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m.

• Islanders (25-19-10) topped the Avalanche at home, 5-1.

• The Rangers (36-18-1) are traveling to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets. Puck-drop is 7:30 p.m.

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16th Annual Art Show Feb 11th – Feb 19th Mon-Fri 10am-4pm Sat/Sun 12-4pm The work of more than thirty local artists will be on display. Special Thursday night evening hours 7-9pm. $5 Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Bayside

Real Estate
• A developer dropped plans for a controversial tower in Forest Hills over community opposition.

• For Sale – 17-30 Stephen Street, Ridgewood.  Six family brick.  Total of 18 bedrooms, 6 baths, brick interior. 5712 sq/ft of living space. Yard on extra large lot.  Asking $1,500,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Sale – Elmhurst - Jr 4 co-op apt.  Large bedroom, 5 closets, lots of light, access to backyard and outdoor garden, laundromat and extra storage in basement.  Close to transportation.  Asking $288,000  Lou Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

• Sold – Woodhaven – A five-bedroom, two-bathroom home on 89th Street for $730,000. Zillow.

Bayside - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – 16th Annual Bayside Historical Society Art  Show.  208 Totten Avenue

LIC - 4 to 8 p.m. – Made in Queens Valentine’s Shop.  27-24 Queens Plaza South

• LIC – 6 p.m. – District 30 Community Education Council Meeting. PS 234, 30-15 29th St.

• Ridgewood – 6:30 p.m. – DOT hosts public transit workshop. IS 77, 976 Seneca Ave.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Public Hearing. Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union Street

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February 14th, 2017 at 8:11 am

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