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Top Stories
• Two students who attended Stuyvesant High School after 9/11 will hold a press conference today to urge their fellow classmates to get tested for cancer.

• Six months after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an emergency plan to fix the subways, there has been little improvement for riders.

• A U.S.-led coalition launched airstrikes on government-backed troops in eastern Syria, with dozens reported dead.

Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar  Sat Feb 10th 11am  Bring your family to enjoy live performances, traditional crafts, and fusion foods and celebrate the Year of the Dog. $5   Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing

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Queens News
• Police believe a murder last week in Jamaica Hills may be connected to the growing MS13 gang problem on Long Island.

• A school official a Christ the King told a student he couldn’t get “Malcolm X” on the back of his senior sweater, even though his name is Malcolm Xavier.

• The aunt of a boy who died in an icy Forest Park pond called for more safety measures to keep kids out of harm’s way.

• The fed’s top witness in the trial of a Cuomo aide has a history of running scams of his own.

• A Bronx elected official is being investigated by a City Council Ethics Committee after allegedly making creep advances on a female staffer.

• Ben Affleck has been banned from a Las Vegas casino after he was bustedtrying to count cards at a Blackjack table.

• Quincy Jones said Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando once hooked up in the 1970s, and Pryor’s widow has confirmed the tale.

Buzzing Back

• In 1968, The Band Of Joy, featuring John Bonham and Robert Plant, made their first London appearance. Later that year they formed this group.

• In 1931, stage and film actor James Dean is born in Marion, Indiana. He is most remembered for his role in this iconic movie.

• An op-ed writer for the Queens Examiner says Club Pride, a mental health program in Douglaston, is in peril.

• An Alzheimer’s Ambassador who lost his grandmother to the disease urges Congress to support the BOLD Act in an op-ed for the Queens Ledger.

In the Blogs
• A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for the family of the boy who died saving a friend from an icy pond in Forest Park on Tuesday.

• A 120-year-old Kew Gardens home will be demolished to make way for an eight-story apartment building.

Trending in New York
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• The Nets (19-37) fell to the Pistons, 115-106.

• The Rangers (25-24-5) were crushed by the Bruins, 6-1.

• St. John’s did it again! Fresh off an upset of fourth-ranked Duke, the Red Storm (12-13) knocked off top-ranked Villanova, 79-75.

• The Prozingis-less Knicks (23-32) host the Toronto Raptors at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders (26-22-6) are in Buffalo for a 7 p.m. meeting with the Sabres.

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Botanical Valentine’s  Thurs Feb 8th  6-8pmCraft a hand-made valentine and get in the mood with a cocktail. Registration required $15-$18  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing

Real Estate
• Check out this big one bedroom in Jackson Heights that just hit the market for under $450K.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 10th 1-3pm  61-36 65th  Street, Middle Village  One family brick features 3 BRs, pvt driveway, large pvt yard w/ views of Manhattan.  Full finished basement w/ full bath.  Walk to train.  Asking $778,000  Dave Pastorini Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Feb 10th 12-2pm  60-27 78th Street, Middle Village  Solid brick one family offers FDR, 3 BRs w/ Queen Sized Master, fully finished basement, yard/patio & garage.  Close to shopping & transportation.  Asking $799,000  Eliot Hill Realty  718-672-4444

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 805-square-foot apartment at 141-10 28th Avenue in Flushing for $300,000.

Style & Fashion
Drake’s dad has his own suit line, and it’s actually pretty snazzy.

• Looking for a new beau? Here’s 46 models – boys and gals – to look out for at New York Fashion Week.

LIC8:30 a.m. – Women’s Power Networking Breakfast: A Panel w/ Food Entrepreneurs. The Local, 13-02 44th Ave.

Flushing11 p.m. – Flushing Chinese business Association announces details of upcoming Lunar New Year Parade. Sheraton LaGuardia, 135-20 39th Ave, 2nd Floor

• Ozone Park1 p.m. – Elected officials announce changes to Select Bus Service. C-Town Supermarkets, 107-66 Cross Bay Blvd.

Astoria4:30 p.m. – Local elected officials rally for better service and access at Ditmars Boulevard Station. Ditmars Blvd. and 31st St.

LIC5:30 p.m. – Open House. WeWork Studio Square, 35-37 36th St.

• Corona6 p.m. – NAACP hosts African-American Heritage Month event. Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing6 p.m. – Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli hosts Lunar New Year Celebration. Queens Library, 41-17 Main St.

Flushing - 6 to 8 p.m. – Evening Cocktail & Craft: Botanical Valentine’s.Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

Forest Hills6 to 9 p.m. – Psychic Night Dinner. The Other Place, 103-19 Metropolitan Ave.

• Corona7 p.m. – 110th Precinct Community Council Meeting. Eternal Love Baptist Church 54-07 99th St.

LIC7:30 p.m. – Dutch Kills Civic Assoc. Meeting. Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-37 28th St.

• Glendale8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP Meeting, St. Pancras, Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

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February 8th, 2018 at 1:26 pm

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