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Tuesday, June 30

Weather
• Partly cloudy and scattered afternoon thunderstorms. High of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Supreme Court defended abortion rights in a major ruling, striking down a Louisiana law placing restrictions on doctors who perform the procedure

• Governor Cuomo warned he might tap the brakes on NYC’s reopening after a weekend of “troubling” sidewalk gatherings and social distancing rule-flouting.

• Mayor De Blasio announced a proposal to shift $1 billion away from the NYPD, but police reformers say the city’s plan is little more than a budget trick.

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Queens News
• Days before NYC beaches are to open for swimming, a shark washed up on Rockaway Beach.

• A Long Island man is clinging to life in a coma after he was punched out during a street fight in Astoria.

• Following a nearly two-year search, Queensborough Community College has named Dr. Christine Mangino as its next president.

Politics
• Approximately 13,400 employees of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will be furloughed beginning in August.

• China passed a controversial security law giving it new powers over Hong Kong, deepening fears for the city’s freedoms.

Entertainment
• A film by Julian Marshall tells a two-part story of New York City’s protests in the days after George Floyd was killed by a police officer.

• According to a national trade association, Broadway shows will not be returning to the stage until at least January of next year.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 Paul Revere And The Raiders receive a Gold record for this song, their only US #1 hit.

• In 1985 swimmer Michael Phelps is born in Baltimore, MD.  He destroyed the Olympic record held by this swimmer and finished his Olympic career with 23 Gold medals.

Opinion
• In an interview with Vox, a Serbian journalist warns about American authoritarianism.

• The Daily News says New Yorkers should be allowed to vote absentee in November, and ballots should be sent well in advance of the elections.

In the Blogs
• The city released a map of restaurants across the five boroughs offering outdoor dining, including more than 1,200 in Queens.

• A virtual meeting will give the public an opportunity to weigh in on preliminary plans for developing the LIC waterfront.

Trending in New York
• Jada
• Virgil
• Macy’s
• Apple Music
• Akademiks

Scoreboard
• Jets season-ticket holders have the option to sit out this uncertain season.

• The Nets’ chances of missing the playoffs have increased, as Spencer Dinwiddie tested positive for COVID-19.

• Three players have decided to opt out of the rescheduled MLB season due to health concerns amid coronavirus outbreak.

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Real Estate
• A look back at four featured listings on Brownstoner and where they’re at now.

• For Sale – 61-49 78th Street, Middle Village – Single family brick features spacious LR, FDR, EIK w/ SS appliances and sliders out to rear balcony, 2 updated baths, renovated basement w/ new gas boiler & water heater, 1 car garage.  $769,888. Realtor.com 

• Sold – East New York – A five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 3,300 square foot two family home at 316 Etna St. for $990,000. Zillow.

Technology
• “The New York Times” announced it will no longer distribute articles through the Apple News app.

• Both Twitch and Reddit have made moves against political content, citing violations of terms of service.

Events
• Virtual – 1 p.m. – Riders Alliance Launches New #JustService Campaign For Transit Equity. Zoom.

Woodhaven – 2 p.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce and Woodhaven BID host free mask pickup event for Queens small businesses. 89-07 Jamaica Ave.

Virtual - 2 to 2:45 p.m. – Spectrum Reach Virtual Learning Series: Marketing Secrets of Top Brands.  Webinar. 

• Virtual – 3 p.m. – NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer Hosts Roundtable on Prevailing Wage and Economic Justice for Workers. Zoom.

Virtual - 7 p.m.- Game Night Tuesday: Online Event.  $8

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June 30th, 2020 at 9:55 am

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