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Wednesday, March 14

Weather
• Mostly cloudy and windy with a high of 42 degrees.

Top Stories
• A Democratic candidate in a deep-red Pennsylvania district claimed victory in a House race that was too close to call.

• Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will step down at the end of the month after he was ousted by Trump, and will be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

• Theoretical physicist and renowned author Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76.

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St. Patty’s Day Benefit  Sat Mar 17th 8-12pm  Join HAAR and BRAT Rescues for our annual St Patty’s Day benefit. DJ , food, raffles, 50/50, kids allowed. Hosted by Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue Inc.  Gussy’s Bar, 20-14 29th Street, Astoria
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Queens News
• A construction worker who feared the perils of his job was killed in a forklift accident at a Jamaica site.

• A Glendale man was indicted for posing as an attorney and ripping off inmates by telling them he could overturn their convictions.

• More than 100 young kids tried out for the Mets’ annual anthem search competition at Citi Field.

Politics
• Joe Percoco, a former top aide to the governor, was found guilty of fraud and bribery, leading observers to question the decision’s impact on Cuomo’s political ambitions.

• First Lady Chirlane McCray confirmed her interest in running for office after de Blasio’s term ends in 2021.

Entertainment
• Singer Zayn Malik and model Gigi Hadid have called it quits after two years of dating.

• New York rapper Craig Mack, who rose to fame in the 1990s, died at the age of 47.

Buzzing Back

• In 1950 The FBI debuts it’s 10 Most Wanted.  As of 2011, 465 of the criminals included on the list have been apprehended or located, 153 as a result of tips from the public.

• In 1933 composer/singer Quincy Jones Jr is born in Chicago, Illinois.  In 1985, he produced this song - bringing together a who’s who of musicians that forever changed American collaborations.

Opinion
• The Daily News says students who walk out for gun safety should also register and show up to vote.

• USA Today says Trump was right to fire Rex Tillerson, but he did it for the wrong reason.

In the Blogs
• Take a look at the participatory budgeting proposals up for consideration in Astoria.

• Community Education Council 24 is discussing school safety at its next meeting.

Trending in New York
• Lamb
• #ThisIsUs
• Seth Rich
• #TheFosters
• Steve Kornacki

Scoreboard
• The Rangers (31-32-7) host the Pittsburgh Penguins at 8 p.m.

• The Knicks (24-44) fell to the Dallas Mavericks, 110-97.

• The Nets (21-47) squandered a second-half lead to the Toronto Raptors, 116-102.

• LIU Brooklyn lost in their NCAA Tournament matchup against Radford, 71-61.

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Luck of the Irish St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl  Sat Mar 17th 1pm  Visit the best bars in Bayside while enjoying Irish drink specials for seven hours. A pass will grant you access to multiple establishments and a guided map. The full list of participating bars will be distributed at registration. $10  Various Venues in Bayside
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a two-story community facility two blocks from the Laurelton LIRR station.

• For Sale – Howard Beach – 2 family home features 6 rooms, 3 BRs each apt.  1st flr has modern kitchen w/ granite counters & SS appliances.  Corner property, yard, parking for 2 cars, full finished basement.  Asking $929,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Sale – Woodside – One family w/ 3 BRs, 36 ft long “Sidehall”, 1/2 bath on 1st flr.  Large pvt yard, driveway & garage.  Move in condition.  Asking $788,000  Lou Pastorini @ Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

• Sold – Ozone Park – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 732-square-foot house at 84-22 108th Avenue for $440,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Ride-hailing app Lyft surpassed the $1 billion revenue mark in 2017.

• Toys ‘R’ Us has missed payments to some suppliers as its U.S. division headstoward liquidation.

Events
• LIC – 9:45 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joins students for national school walkout to protest gun violence. Academy of American Studies, 28-04 41st Ave.

• Bayside – 10 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz joins students for national school walkout to protest gun violence. Cardozo High School, 57-00 223rd St.

• Woodhaven – 4 p.m. – Irish Step Dancing. Queens Library, 85-41 Forest Parkway.

• Corona 6 to 10 p.m. – Spring Bridal Showcase. Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St.

• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Christ the King H/S, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

Written by QTadmin

March 14th, 2018 at 12:57 pm

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