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Morning Buzz: Con Ed can’t explain blackout, Chemical smell sickens passengers on JetBlue flight

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Monday, July 15

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• Tropical Depression Barry’s flood threat lingers as the storm slowly sweepsinland in Louisiana.

Con Edison officials still can’t explain what caused the west side of Manhattan to plunge into darkness.

• ICE agents were unsuccessful in three attempted raids in Brooklyn and Manhattan over the weekend.

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Queens Chamber of Commerce presents “Cruise Into Summer” Wed July 17th 5-8pm Tickets include 3-hour open bar, appetizers, carving station, prize giveaways & raffles. $75 (members), $85. Call 718-898-8500 ext 123 or email [email protected]org. 1 World’s Fair Marina, Flushing.
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Queens News
• A chemical smell sickened passengers on a JetBlue flight, forcing an unplanned landing at JFK Airport.

• Police are looking for a gray-haired burglar who has robbed at least six homesin Elmhurst and Jackson Heights.

• A 26-year-old man is fighting for his life after he was shot in the head over the weekend in Jackson Heights.

Politics
• AOC hit back at Trump after the president tweeted that the freshmen congresswoman should “go back” to their countries.

• An NBC News/WSJ poll shows that Trump would lose to Biden, Sanders, Warren or Harris.

Entertainment
• Lashana Lynch will make history as the new 007 in the next James Bond film.

Weekend Box Office
Spider-Man: Far From Home: $45 million
Toy Story 4: $20.6 million
Crawl: $12 million
Stuber: $8 million
Yesterday: $6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1997, Gianni Versace is murdered in Andrew Cunanan killing spree.

• In 2008, Iain Armitage is born in Georgia. He rocketed to fame for playing Ziggy in this 2017 HBO TV series and the title character on this show.

Opinion
• The Daily News says de Blasio being out of town campaigning during the Manhattan blackout is a major failure.

• The Post says state lawmakers need to reconvene to fix their botched criminal justice reforms.

In the Blogs
• Get ready for the Myrtle Avenue street festival, hosted by the Glendale Kiwanis club, on July 21.

• A new nursery and day care center has opened up on 39th Street in Sunnyside.

Trending in New York
Seth
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#90DayFiance
Kofi
#RHOP

Scoreboard
• The Mets (42-51) topped the Miami Marlins, 6-2.

• The Yankees (59-32) doubled up on the Blue Jays, 4-2. They begin a four-game home series against the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:05 p.m.

Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in a historic Wimbledon final, while Serena easily Williams lost to Simona Halep.

• Luis Severino has been cleared to begin his throwing program again.

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“Weird Al” Yankovic Sat July 20th 7pm “The Strings Attached Tour” with the Queens Symphony Orchestra $40-$125  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl., Forest Hills.
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Real Estate
• New York City landlords are coming up with tactics to get around the new rent laws.

• For Sale - 21-26 Bleecker Street, Ridgewood - Semi detached 2 family home on extra large lot w/ 3 car garage.  Renovated, 6 Brs, 3 bath total, kitchen w/ SS appliances. Huge backyard.  $1.475M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Glendale - 2 BR apt features LR, EIK, 1 full bath. Heat/Water included.  $2,000/month. ID #1351696. Carollo Real Estate. 718-366-6636

• Sold – Kew Gardens – A five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,059-square-foot house at 82-37 Grenfell Street for $1.25 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday night, in front of 117-17 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in South Jamaica, an unidentified person displayed a firearm and discharged one round at a group of men before fleeing. A further investigation revealed that a 76-year-old woman sitting in her parked car was shot in the back of her neck. She was not an intended target. She was taken to Jamaica Hospital and listed in stable condition.

• On Saturday morning, inside a nail salon at 810 Fairview Avenue in Ridgewood, an unidentified man attempted to pay with a counterfeit $100 bill. A 52-year-old female employees refused to accept the bill. The suspect then assaulted her and another employee. He stole three cell phones, $200 and a camera receiver before fleeing. Later that day, at Sunshine Foot Spa in Ridgewood, the same suspect attempted to pay with the same counterfeit bill. When a 39-year-old employee confronted him, the suspect grabbed her by the neck and took two cell phones. The employee was not seriously injured.

Events
Middle Village – 9:30 a.m. – Tiffany Caban campaign supporters rally to call for every valid vote to be counted in Queens DA race. 66-26 Metropolitan Ave.

Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Queens Borough Board, Borough Cabinet to review plans for 2020 Census, issue votes on land use items. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

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July 15th, 2019 at 8:57 am

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