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Morning Buzz: East Elmhurst man killed in house fire, Kayaker rescued after boat capsizes

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Monday, May 18
Alternate-side parking rules are in effect. Meters are also in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high around 70 degrees.

Top Stories
• Former President Obama criticized the country’s leaders for fumbling the coronavirus pandemic response in virtual commencement addresses.

• New York City beaches will remain closed for the foreseeable future, including Memorial Day weekend.

• CityMD will provide free coronavirus tests for uninsured New Yorkers as part of a partnership with the city.

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Queens News
• A 57-year-old man died after a fire tore through an East Elmhurst home.

• A kayaker was rescued after his boat capsized off the Jamaica Bay shoreline.

• The Aqueduct Racetrack will reopen on June 1, but without the fans.

Politics
• Governor Cuomo took a coronavirus test on national television to encourage New Yorkers to do the same.

• Justin Amash has pulled the plug on his libertarian third-party run for president.

Entertainment
• Fred Willard, a comic actor who delighted audiences in “Best in Show” and other sitcoms, died at age 86.

• CBS All Access has green-lighted a new “Star Trek” spinoff series.

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Let’s Make Fire Cider Mon May 18th 5:30-7pm Fire Cider is a traditional tonic that herbalists have used for generations to ward off colds, flu, ease inflammation, pain and a myriad of other ailments. $22.
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Buzzing Back

• In 2012, Facebook raises $16 billion in largest tech IPO in U.S. history.

• In 1946, baseball player Reggie Jackson is born in Wyncote, PA. He is known as “Mr. October” for his World Series heroics.

Opinion
• The Times says Trump has expressed skepticism about COVID-19 fatality figures from his own experts.

• The Daily News says de Blasio must start making responsible cuts in light of the pandemic’s fiscal impact.

In the Blogs
• Grassland Dairy donated 2,000 pounds of butter to City Harvest in Long Island City.

• Four multi-lingual webinars are planned this week for building owners, managers and real estate brokers.

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Scoreboard
• Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker was released from jail after posting bail, but was told to stay away from virtual team meetings.

“The Last Dance” has changed the way the public thinks of Michael Jordan.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building on 111th Street in Corona.

• For Sale – 62-64 Saunders Street, Rego Park - Renovated 1 BR Co-op 2 blocks to transportation. EIK w/ SS appliances, washer/dryer, pet friendly. $319,000  Capri Jet Realty  914-255-7284

• Sold – Howard Beach – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,300-square-foot condo at 151-36 79th Street for $420,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 call of two people shot in front of 108-02 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica. Upon arrival, cops saw two men with gunshot wounds. The first victim, 22-year-old Michael Navarrette from Kew Gardens, was shot in the head. He was pronounced dead. The second victim, a 28-year-old man, was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital in stable condition. There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

Events
Virtual – 9 a.m. – The State of Black and Brown TGNC Communities in New York Virtual Rally. Register here.

Virtual – 11 a.m. – Frontline Fitness Fundraiser workout, Force Fitness Club x North Brooklyn Angels. Make a donation via Venmo to @Force-Force-Club for the class link.

Virtual – 5:30 – 7 p.m. – Let’s Make Fire Cider.

Virtual – 5:30 p.m. – Utility companies to brief Queens Borough Board on COVID-19 response and summer preparations. Public live stream here.

Virtual – 6 p.m. – Queens elected officials, formerly incarcerated advocates, community groups demand state-level response to growing COVID-19 crisis in prisons at virtual town hall. Register here.

Virtual – 6 p.m. – Community Education Council (CEC) District 26 virtual business meeting. Join here.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Queens Public Library kicks off “Beat the Blues Concert” series. Facebook Live.

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May 18th, 2020 at 9:49 am

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