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Wednesday, May 27
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 74 degrees.

Top Stories
• For the first time, Twitter flagged some of Trump’s tweets with a fact-checking warning.

• Four Minneapolis cops were fired after video captured one of them kneeling on the neck of a black man who later died.

• A New York City finance firm fired the “Central Park Karen” who called the police on a black man after he asked her to leash her dog.

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Queens News
• Police are looking for three suspects connected to a string of 10 bike robberiesin Rockaway Beach.

Catholic churches in Queens have reopened with social distancing measures in place.

• Queens parents want their money back after their kids’ scheduled trip to Barcelona was cancelled.

Politics
• Joe Biden called Trump an “absolute fool” for stoking controversy around the use of face masks.

• State and city lawmakers are pushing back against Cuomo’s proposed budgetcuts to education.

Entertainment
• Jimmy Fallon apologized for wearing blackface in a 2000 “Saturday Night Live” skit that recently resurfaced.

Amazon is developing a series centered on Lisbeth Salander from “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

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Buzzing Back

• In 2017, Gregg Allman, guitarist and keyboard player for The Allman Brothers Band, died due to complications from liver cancer at the age of 69.

• In 1971, rapper Lisa Lopes is born in Philadelphia. She was known as Left Eye and was a member of this hip-hop group.

Opinion
• The Post details the hidden risk in President Trump’s tweets of baseless accusations.

• The Daily News is calling on 2021 mayoral candidates to show how they will fixthe city’s fiscal nightmare.

In the Blogs
• Congresswoman Grace Meng handed out face masks to Glendale and Elmhurst residents in her district.

• Community leaders gave free coffee and bagels to essential workers at the Lindenwood Shopping Center.

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Scoreboard
• The NHL will go right into the playoffs with a 24-team format if it can resume its suspended season.

• Here’s how the MLB’s proposed economic plan would affect the Yankees and the Mets.

• Two New York Liberty players plan to stay abroad and forgo the 2020 season amid the pandemic.

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Real Estate
• Piermont Properties has landed $29 million in construction financing for a new mixed-use development in Jamaica Estates.

• For Sale –  Maspeth – Two family semi detached home offers two 3 BR, 2 full bath units plus terraces. Full finished basement w/1/2 bath, private driveway & yard.  $1.248M.  Eliot Hill Realty 917-209-5686

• Sold – Forest Hills – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,084-square-foot house at 90-24 70th Drive for $780,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Apple will reopen 100 more U.S. retail stores this week, but most won’t let customers inside.

• Amazon is in advanced talks to buy the self-driving startup company Zoox.

Events
Virtual – Noon – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joins virtual rally on “Building Back: How a Green New Deal can help New York recover from COVID-19.” Join here.

• Virtual – 1 p.m. – First Lady Chirlane McCray hosts “Bring Your Light: Faith and Mental Health in COVID-19.” Facebook Live.

Virtual – 2:30 p.m. State lawmakers, 32BJ SEIU members demand passage of Healthy Terminals Act. Join here.

Virtual – 3 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders hosts “The Future of Public Education in Southeast Queens after COVID-19.” Facebook Live.

Virtual – 3 p.m. – CEC 30 hosts virtual special meeting. Participate here. Password: 103661.

Virtual – 4:30 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts phonebank to Get Out the Vote for the 2020 Census. Register here.

Virtual – 5 p.m. – Comptroller Stringer delivers remarks at virtual discussion on impact of COVID-19 on Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities with Assemblywoman Nily Rozic. Join here.

Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Old Astoria Neighborhood Association hosts May online meeting. Facebook Live.

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May 27th, 2020 at 10:11 am

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