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Monday, February 12
Alternate Side Parking rules will be suspended today for Lincoln’s Birthday. Parking meters will be in effect.

• Partly cloudy with a high of 46 degrees.

Top Stories
• California is launching an investigation into Aetna after a former medical director admitted that he never looked at patients’ records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.

• NBC has fired analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo for a controversial on-air remark he made during the Winter Olympics coverage regarding Japan and South Korea.

• Five inmates at Rikers Island left a city correction officer with a fractured spine after a planned beatdown.

The Costume Art of Imperial Peking Opera Opening Reception Sat Feb 17th 2pm  This exhibit resents carefully selected pieces from some of the most famous episodes in Peking Opera.  $5 Suggested Donation. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing

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Queens News
• Deputy Inspector Janice Holmes drew criticism after she posted a tweet containing #blacklivesmatter in a tweet for Black History Month on the 100th Precinct’s official Twitter page.

• A Christ the King student who wasn’t allowed to wear a sweater with “Malcolm X” written on the back met the civil right icon’s daughter on Saturday.

• Cops arrested two teens for the gang-related slaying of 15-year-old Yussef Soliman in the Edgemere section of Far Rockaway.

• A disability activist is urging New York state to charge higher fees for Uber and Lyft than yellow cabs when it comes to any congestion pricing plan.

• White House Chief of Staff John Kelly may get the boot following the Rob Porter abuse scandal.

• New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing Harvey Weinstein and his former company, which could derail the sale of the Weinstein’s film studio.

Weekend Box Office
• Fifty Shades Freed: $38.8 million
• Peter Rabbit: $25 million
• The 15:17 to Paris: $12.6 million
• Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: $9.8 million
• The Greatest Showman: $6.4 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1976 Actor Sal Mineo is killed in Hollywood.  A famous teen actor in the 1950’s, he co-starred with this actor in both Rebel Without a Cause and Giant.

• In 1980 actress Christina Ricci is born in Santa Monica, California.  She played this character in this movie franchise.

• The Post wonders if the city will bypass the best firefighters in order to meet its diversity goals.

• A Times columnist debunks popular Valentine’s Day myths.

In the Blogs
• Contractors have already begun filling out the basin in the Astoria Park Diving Pool Project.

• Beacon Eldercare is looking for a full-time Registered Nurse.

Trending in New York
• Mirai Nagasu
• Adam Rippon
• #StarTrekDiscovery
• Good Monday
• #AlternativesToChildren

• The Knicks (23-34) fell to the Indiana Pacers, 121-113.

• The Nets (19-38) face the Los Angeles Clippers tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (27-24-5) beat the Winnipeg Jets, 3-1.

• The Islanders (27-24-6) lost to the Calgary Flames, 3-2.

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The Langston Hughes Project “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz”  Sat Feb 17th 7:30pm  A multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’s homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s.  $10-$20  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

Real Estate
• Normandy Real Estate Partners and Keystone Equities have secured financing for 25-11 49th Avenue in Long Island City and a new rendering shows how the developers will plan to incorporate green space into the 11-story conversion.

• For Sale – Maspeth – New Listing!  Detached 2 family w/ finished basement, driveway & 2 car detached garage.  Full stand-up attic.  Asking $1,049,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Middle Village – One family home features LR, FDR, EIK & 1/2 bath on 1st floor,m 3 BRs and full bath on 2nd flr.  Full basement, pvt yard.  Near All!  Asking $618,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• Sold – Flushing – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom single family house at 1429 154th Street for $1,435,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday, a fire erupted within a home located at 28-44 262 Street around 7:36 p.m. A man was found dead on the second floor of the home.

• 28-year-old Daniel Ungureanu has been missing since Friday. He was last seen in his home  within the confines of the 108th Precinct around 8:20 p.m.and is described as 5’9″ tall, with a thin build, brown eyes, short dark hair and balding.


 Jackson Heights – 5:30 p.m. – Free Screening: La La Land.  Queens Library, 35-51 81st Street

• Fresh Meadows – 6 p.m. – Broken Heart: The Words We Say, The Pictures We See.  Queens Library, 193-20 Horace harding Expy

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February 12th, 2018 at 11:07 am

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