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Morning Buzz: Faulty ventilation systems mean 10 NYC school buildings won’t open; Man killed in Oakland Gardens motorcycle crash

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Tuesday, September 8

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 84 degrees.

Top Stories
• Eight defendants have been jailed by a Saudi court after a final rulingconcerning the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

• Ten New York City school buildings will not reopen today, as inspections revealed the ventilation systems are not safe.

• Both the mayor of Rochester and the city’s police chief are promising reform after five nights of protests against Daniel Prude’s death.

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Queens News
• A man was thrown from his motorcycle and killed in Oakland Gardens, making the fourth motorcycle fatality in three days.

• After a bout with breast cancer, a Queens woman created a head wrap company to make other women feel confident despite hair loss.

• Homeless people who moved into rooms in Manhattan and Queens after leaving jail or prison could be back on the streets by the end of October.

Politics
• The labor movement in New York City has a historic opportunity to expand its ranks during the coronavirus crisis.

• The mayors of the Niagara Falls sister cities reveal what it’s like to lead border towns during amid pandemic lockdowns.

Entertainment
• Bruce Williamson, a former lead singer for the R&B group The Temptations, has died from a battle with coronavirus at age 49.

• Tyler Perry shot 19 episodes of his new sitcom”‘Bruh” in just four days.

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Blindspot: The Road to 9/11 PodcastTues Sept 8th Over eight episodes, Blindspot: The Road to 9/11brings to light the decade-long “shadow struggle” that preceded the attacks. This podcast is a co-production of HISTORY and WNYC Studios. Click here for more information.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1973 Marvin Gaye enjoyed his second #1 hit on the Billboard Pop chart with this song.

• In 1979 pop singer Pink is born in PA. Her collaborative rendition of this 1974 song rose to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned her a Grammy Award.

Opinion
• In a Labor Day 2020 reflection piece, the Daily News notes that American workers have it particularly rough this year.

• Contributors to the New York Times say kids can learn to love learning, even if it’s virtual.

In the Blogs
• Council Member Robert Holden considers himself to be a “common sense” elected official.

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Scoreboard
• The Islanders took a loss in Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, 8 to 2.

• The Mets (19-23) lost to the Phillies, 9 to 8. They take on the Baltimore Orioles at 7 p.m.

• The Yankees (21-20) fell to the Toronto Blue Jays, 12 to 7. They face the Blue Jays again tonight at 6:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Citing coronavirus-related delays, Mayor De Blasio has punted the decision on a Brooklyn-Queens Connector light rail line to his successor.

• For Sale – 60-25 70th Street, Maspeth – One family brick home w/ front porch & patio, LR, DR, kitchen, 3 BRs, full bath, fully finished basement w/ bath, large open layout.  $755,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Glendale – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,400 square foot ranch home at 79-74 77th Rd. Zillow.

Technology
• TikTok is trying to remove graphic videos circulating the app that show a man shooting himself with a gun.

• Facebook will pay some users as much as $120 to not use the app or Instagram ahead of the 2020 election as part of a study.

Events
Richmond Hill – 12 p.m. – Elected officials, restaurant owners and advocates rally to demand NYC permit limited capacity indoor dining. Atlantic Diner, 111-16 Atlantic Ave.

Middle Village – 12 to 3 p.m. – Back to School Hygiene Giveaway.  Robert Holden District office, 64-69 Dry Harbor Road

Virtual- 7 p.m. – Global Mashup #3:Mexico Meets Guinea.  Watch here.  Presented by Flushing Town Hall.

Ridgewood - 8 p.m.  Outdoor Films: Black Wax: Gil Scott Heron in 1982.  Reserve here.  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue

Zoom - 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting.  RSVP here.  

• Virtual - 8:30 p.m. – Back to the Future: Online Trivia.  $10

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September 8th, 2020 at 11:27 am

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