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Morning Buzz: East Elmhurst pastor dies from coronavirus, Lawmakers call for ouster of health commissioner

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Monday, April 6

Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
• Sunny with a high of 65 degrees.

Top Stories
• The nation’s top doctor warned Americans to brace for the “hardest, saddest” week of their lives.

• Nearly 600 New Yorkers died of coronavirus in one day, but the death toll increased by a smaller amount than the day before.

• New York City has amassed enough ventilators to stay ahead of the virus, but only for a few more days.

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Queens News
• A 60-year-old pastor of an East Elmhurst church has died of the coronavirus.

• A Whitestone DJ hosted a “porch party” for his neighbors.

• Jamaica tenants are infuriated by an insensitive letter from their management company demanding rent.

• Joe Biden says the Democratic National Convention might be a virtual event.

• Two Queens lawmakers want the mayor to oust the health commissioner over the city’s coronavirus response.

Queen Elizabeth II gave a rare televised address offering hope in the fight against the coronavirus.

• Netflix will release an extra episode of the hit docu-series “Tiger King.”
Buzzing Back

• In 1974, a seven piece group called Blue Swede became the first Swedish act to top the US charts when their version of this song went #1.

• In 1976, Candace Cameron-Bure is born in Los Angeles. She was nominated 6 times for her portrayal of Donna Jo Tanner on this 1987 TV comedy.

• The Post says we should hail the heroes of New York City’s coronavirus struggle.

• The Daily News thanks Oregon’s governor for donating much-needed ventilators to New York.

In the Blogs
• Enjoy special film screenings from the Museum of the Moving Image through their “virtual cinema.

• The Secret Theatre is offering online classes during the COVID-19 crisis.

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• All MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA games have been suspended.

Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan are entering the Hall of Fame as part of an historic class.

• The NBA and ESPN are working on televising a HORSE tournament.

• Trump told sports commissioners he hopes for fans in stadiums by August, and for the NFL season to begin in September.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a five-story residential building in Astoria.

• For Sale – 65-37 79th Place, Middle Village – Semi detached Colonial ranch offers sunken front porch area, LR/DR combo, 2 BRs, updated bath, EIK w/ access to rear porch.  $698,000   Trulia.com

• For Sale – 492 Heberton Avenue, Richmond Hill – Single family home on large 3,001 s/f lot offers 3 BRs, 2 bath.  $400,000  Trulia.com

• Sold – Bellerose – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,500-square-foot house at 82-39 247th Street for $800,000. Zillow.

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April 6th, 2020 at 8:34 am

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