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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.

Weather
• 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.

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Katt Williams  Fri Feb 16th  8pm  Comedian Katt Williams returns to the stage for his latest national comedy tour.  Tickets start at $58.  Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Downtown
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Brooklyn News
• A driver who fatally struck a man in East Flatbush was told by his doctor to avoid driving due to his multiple sclerosis.

• Friends and family are in shock over the gruesome murder of a Brooklyn couple outside their Prospect-Lefferts Gardens home as investigators look for the masked attacker who stabbed them both in the neck.

• More than 100 people flocked to Bar Sepia in Prospect Heights to show support for the owner as she tries to hold onto her 14-year-old business.

Politics
• 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.

Entertainment
• 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.

Opinion
• 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
• In 2017, a total of 85,000 parking tickets were issued in Bushwick. You can say there’s a bit of a parking problem in the neighborhood.

• The restaurant Annicka opened in Greenpoint. It’s the first time a restaurant has opened under New York State’s farm brewery license.

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

Scoreboard
• 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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“Mozart in the Jungle” Season 4 Release Party  Tues Feb 13th 7:30pm  The festive evening will showcase live music commissioned by the Golden-Globe award-winning Amazon Original Series as well as colorful commentary from show runner Will Graham.  $35  National Sawdust, 80 N6th Street, Williamsburg
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 321 Franklin Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant near a G train subway station.

• For Sale – Times Square, Manhattan – Four room, 1 BR condo features high ceilings, custom furniture, high-end appliances, multiple roof decks, gym lounge and more!  Asking $1.2M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• For Rent – Graham Avenue, Williamsburg – Spacious 1 BR, 1 bath apt available for March 1st move in!  Great location.  Heat/Hot Water included.  Asking $2,000/mo  Castoria Real Estate  718-388-9830

• Sold – Madison – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,192-square-foot single family home at 2095 E 22nd Street for $995,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• 12-year-old Jaylen Howard was reported missing on Friday. He was last seen in his home located at 1620 Pacific Street around 12:20 p.m. He is black, 5’5″ tall and 125 lbs., and was last seen wearing a black jacket, blue shirt and tan pants.

Events
• Downtown Brooklyn – 6:30 p.m. – Cheryl Wills: A Family Story of Slavery and Freedom. Join BHS for this talk and book signing. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

• Ditmas Park – 8 p.m. – Aquarius Party.  Sycamore bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd.

Written by BKTicker

February 12th, 2018 at 11:08 am

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