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Monday, March 12

Weather
• A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies in the afternoon. Rain showers early transitioning to snow showers late. High of 44 degrees.

Top Stories
• Five people have died after a chartered helicopter crashed into the East River on Sunday night.

• Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg said that Mueller’s Russian investigation is not a “witch hunt.”

• The Trump administration unveiled several gun and school safety proposalsSunday night.

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Queens News
• A couple arguing while driving along the Grand Central Parkway resulted in tragedy when the man jumped out of the car and was fatally struck by another vehicle. His girlfriend was later charged with driving while intoxicated.

• Parents, teachers and students are outraged by the NYPD’s removal of a beloved officer from his post at Francis Lewis High School.

• A man has been busted for lighting nine cars on fire in South Ozone Park.

Politics
• After years of saying there’s a connection between the two, a spokesperson for Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney said she “does not believe there is a link between vaccinations and autism” now.

• Senator Chuck Schumer said there’s a major invasion of privacy with big airlines’ new potential “micro-target pricing” plan.

Entertainment
• After being accused of being verbally abusive to women on set, the creators of  Stranger Things released an apology.

Weekend Box Office
• Black Panther: $41.1 million
• A Wrinkle in Time: $33.3 million
• Strangers: Prey at Night: $10.5 million
• Red Sparrow: $8.2 million
• Game Night: $7.9 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1969 London police conduct a drug raid at home of George Harrison.  Click here to see their “walk of shame”.

• In 1946 singer/actress Liza Minnelli is born in Hollywood, California.  Noted for her memorable performance in this 1972 movie, she is the daughter of this famous actress.

Opinion
• A Times columnist argues that women need more money and power to create change.

• USA Today wonders if President Trump really has the “art of the deal” when it comes to the North Korea meeting.

In the Blogs
• Vite Bar and Egyptian Coffee Shop are both listed for sale in Astoria.

• A man who robbed multiple gas stations in Queens last struck in Corona.

Trending in New York
• #EastRiver
• #LookGOT7
• Tim McGraw
• Melania Knew
• Kathmandu

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (24-43) fell to the Toronto Raptors, 132-106.

• The Nets (21-46) fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 120-97.

• The Islanders (30-29-10) beat the Calgary Flames, 5-2.

• The Rangers (30-32-7) take on the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at 7 p.m.

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LIC Partnership Business Breakfast on Empowering Women Business Owners: Taking Calculated Risks  Tues Mar 13th 8-10am This informative panel discussion will focus on challenges and opportunities unique to women owned businesses.  $25  LIC Conference Center, 41-21 27th St, LIC
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Real Estate
• A new 22-story, partially-affordable housing project is almost ready to open at 10 Halletts Point in Astoria.

• For Sale - Woodside – Semi attached two family brick on corner lot features private driveway, balcony on 2nd floor, nice yard.  Asking $925,000  The “A” Team  Jackie 917-952-2797 or Joe 917-952-2156

• For Sale – Flushing – 2 story one family home offers EIK w/ sliders to backyard, FDR, LR, 1/2 bath on 1st flr, 3 BRs, full bath on 2nd + fully finished stand up attic.  2 car detached garage, pvt driveway, full finished basement.  Asking $919,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• Sold – Woodside – A 400-square-foot studio with one bathroom at 55-05 Woodside Ave. for $221,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• Police found three men stabbed at Palmetto Street and Saint Nicolas Avenue around 9:30 p.m. on Friday night. Two men were listed in stable condition but a 24-year-old was pronounced dead at Wyckoff Hospital.

• Early Friday morning, police found a deceased man inside a metal donation box with a belt around his neck. The donation box is located near 62nd St. and Northern Blvd.

Events
• Forest Hills – ReelAbilities Film Festival screening films about people with disabilities and their families. Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St.

• Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Borough Board discusses the state of homelessness in the borough. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting.  Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union Street

Written by QTadmin

March 12th, 2018 at 6:11 pm

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