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Friday, November 17

• Sunny with a high of 48 degrees. Saturday will be cloudy in the morning, with rain expected at night. High of 55. On Sunday, expect rain the morning but clouds later on with a high of 52.

Top Stories
• The House passed a sweeping bill that cuts taxes for corporations and some individuals, but eliminated deductions for state and local taxes.

• Senator Al Franken is facing criticism and likely an ethics probe after a radio anchor accused the Democrat of forcibly kissing and groping her in 2006.

• The City Council passed legislation to allow New Yorkers to register to vote online.

Autumn Wine and Paint Night  Fri Nov 17th 7-9pm  Enjoy a glass of wine and crudités while you get in touch with your artsy side.  All supplies included.  Adults only.  $34  Please pre-register by visiting www.alleypond.com  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston

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Queens News
• The Port Authority unanimously approved a $55 million boost for a project to create a LaGuardia AirTrain.

• A pro-life student group has ended a legal battle against Queens College.

• Police are looking for a man who kissed and fondled a 14-year-old girl in north Corona.

• Public Advocate Letitia James is calling on NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye to step down after the lead paint lie reports.

• The corruption case against New Jersey Senator Bob Melendez ended in a mistrial.

• Actor Sylvester Stallone and porn star Ron Jeremy were the latest to be accused of sexual assault.

• I guess it’s official! Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were spotted smoochingat a hockey game.

Buzzing Back

• In 2003 “The Terminator” becomes “The Governator” of California.  Click to see the Schwarzenegger Inauguration.

• In 1944 SNL producer Lorne Michaels is born in Toronto, Canada.

• The Daily News says more stories about harassment from members of Congress are likely to surface, and they should be told.

• The Post says the tax reform bill will juice up the economy and provide relief for everyday Americans.

In the Blogs
• An Astoria middle school student won a Veterans Day essay contest. Read an excerpt of her work.

• The Queens borough president is now accepting applications to join your local community board.

Trending in New York
• Warriors
• #Scandal
• Dilly Dilly
• CHANGE to 52182

• The Islanders (10-6-2) topped the Hurricanes, 6-4.

• The Pittsburgh Steelers crushed the Tennessee Titans, 40-17.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Rangers (9-8-2) head to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks (8-6) travel to Toronto to play the Raptors. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets (5-9) welcome the Utah Jazz to Barclays at 7:30 p.m.
• The Islanders go to Tampa Bay to face the Lightning at 7 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Ottawa Senators at MSG. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders are in Carolina to square off against the Hurricanes at 5 p.m.
• The Nets take on the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in Brooklyn at 6 p.m.
• The Giants (1-8) are at home against the Kansas City Chiefs. Kick-off is at 1 p.m.

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Finding Your Ancestors Occupations in Genealogy Research  Sat Nov 18th 1pm Tony Laurino, Genealogist returns to the Onderdonk House for a workshop on genealogy research.  $5.00 Suggested Donation.  Onderdonk House, 1830 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood

Real Estate
• Related Companies doesn’t believe NYC will land Amazon’s headquarters, but still wants to be the developer.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Nov 18th 1-3pm  64-42 58th Road, Maspeth  Perfect starter home in Maspeth horseshoe.  New siding, skylight & cement work. Wood floors and garage.  Asking $459,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Nov 18th 12-1:30pm  917 N6th Street, New Hyde Park  Beautiful 2 family w/ driveway, garage, backyard & pool.  4 BRs, 1.5 bath, renovated kitchen w/ SS appliances & granite countertops.  Capri Jet Realty  917-704-5147

• Sold –  Rego Park – A one-bathroom, 525-square-foot studio at 97-07 67th Avenue for $142,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater provides a guide to where to eat at John F. Kennedy Airport.

• Food Network host Willie Degel is opening Uncle Jack’s Meat House on Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria.

Restaurant ABC’s – Dutch Kills
Grade A – John Brown Smokehouse10-43 44th Dr. – Filth flies.
Grade B – Lunchbox LIC42-27 35th Ave. – Cross-contamination, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Blend47-04 Vernon Blvd. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method, Evidence of mice, Filth flies, Food not protected from contamination.

• Flushing – 8 a.m. – Queens College Business Forum Breakfast features a panel of health care industry leaders. 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Flushing – 10 a.m. – Councilman Peter Koo, community organizations distribute more than 300 turkeys. CPC Nan Shan Senior Center, 133-14 41st Ave.

• Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz, Councilman I. Daneek Miller, Trust for Public Land break ground on new playground. PS 140, 166-01 116th Ave.

• Glendale 5 to 8 p.m. – Holiday PJ Night!  The Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue

• Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Basket Bonanza.  St. Stan’s, 61-17 Grand Avenue  SOLD OUT

• Douglaston – 7 to 9 p.m. – Autumn Wine & Paint Night.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.

• Flushing – 8 p.m. – Astoria Big Band: Memories of Jazz in Queens.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Corona – 8 p.m. – Frida Libre (Spanish performance).  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.

• LIC – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Thanksgiving Box of Love Packing Party – sponsored by CB2.  44th Road btwn 9th & 11th Streets
• Middle Village – 9 a.m. to Noon – Turkey Trot Fun Run.  PS/IS 49, 63-60 80th Street
• Ridgewood – 1 p.m. – Finding Your Ancestors Occupations in Genealogy Research.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.
• Corona – 2 p.m. – Frida Libre (Spanish performance).  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave So.
• Forest Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Musica Reginae Chamber Players.  The Church-in-the-Garden, 50 Ascan Avenue
• East Elmhurst – 8 p.m. – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
• Bayside – 8 p.m. – Little Shop of Horrors.  Theatre by the Bay, 1300 209th Street
• Bayside – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Autumn Vintage Car Show.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
• Bayside – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Holiday Flea Market.  St. Josaphats RC Church, 34-32 210th Street
• Bayside 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Decorate the Castle for the Holidays.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
 Astoria – Noon to 5 p.m. – Queens Craft Brigade.  RSVP  VFWPost #2348, 31-35 41st Street
• Flushing – 1 to 3 p.m. – Floral Design Workshop: Holiday Centerpieces.  Register  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Debbie Boone: Swing This!  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue
• Bayside – 3 p.m. – Little Shop of Horrors.  Theatre by the Bay, 1300 209th Street.

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November 17th, 2017 at 12:27 pm

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