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Morning Buzz: FBI, NYPD race to home after finding bomb-making materials, Man who shot at cops faces life in prison

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Wednesday, September 16

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 76 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump denied on a television town hall that he downplayed the threat of COVID-19, and later cast doubt on the effectiveness of face masks.

• Mayor de Blasio announced a three-pronged plan to clean up city streets amid complaints about increased garbage.

• Blended learning students will no longer be required to get live teaching on the days they learn remotely.

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Queens News
• The FBI and NYPD’s bomb squad raced to an Astoria home after firefighters found bomb-making materials while responding to a fire.

• A Corona man attempted to smuggle two dogs from Russia through JFK Airportand get another nine past customs.

• A man who fired at cops from a College Point home after they responded to a domestic violence call is facing life in prison.

Politics
• Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has unveiled his own public safety reform proposal that de-emphasizes the NYPD.

• City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s decision on Industry City could affect his mayoral ambitions.

Entertainment
• The entire “Saturday Night Live” cast is set to return for Season 46.

Cardi B has filed for divorce from Offset after nearly three years of marriage.

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Queens Drive-In: The Farewell Wed Sept 16th 7:30 pm Queens native Awkwafina stars in this moving and funny hit about a family that withholds a big secret from their sick matriarch. Tickets. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1970, England’s Rock and Roll magazine, Melody Maker, named Led Zeppelin as England’s “Best Group,” replacing The Beatles, who had held that honor for eight years.

• In 1986, actor Ian Harding is born in Germany. He is best known for this role on this TV show, which garnered him multiple Teen Choice Awards.

Opinion
• USA Today says Trump puts his supporters’ lives at risk by hosting indoor rallies.

• The Times says Congress must ensure Stars and Stripes, the military newspaper, does not fall through fiscal cracks.

In the Blogs
• Long Island City Partnership’s Real Estate Breakfast is taking place virtually this morning.

• The city is spraying adulticide treatment to reduce mosquito activity in a large swath of Queens.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (21-27) fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1. They take on the Phillies again with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees (27-21) clobbered the Toronto Blue Jays, 20-6. They host the Blue Jays in the Bronx tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• The Islanders (2-3) topped the Tampa Bay Lightning in double overtime, 2-1, to stave off elimination in Game 5.

• The Jets placed a trio of players in injured reserve, including running back Le’Veon Bell.

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Real Estate
• Renderings have been revealed for a 21-story mixed-use office tower in Long Island City.

• For Sale – 68-28 65th Street, Glendale – Detached, renovated two family home w/ backyard & garage. Each flr has 3 BRs, 1 bath, kitchen w/SS appliances, plenty of closet space. Basement has an entrance to a massive yard, huge office, and full bath. Shared driveway, 1 car garage. $1.099M. Capri Jet Realty 347-450-3577.

• Sold – St. Albans - A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,393-square-foot house at 205-06 115th Avenue for $850,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Apple rolled out a virtual fitness service and subscription bundle to cater to working from home.

• Kraft Heinz is looking to revamp the Oscar Mayer brand and cut 20 percent of its products.

Events
Ridgewood – 10 a.m. – Councilman Robert Holden announces cleaning services to district to offset budget cuts. Fresh Pond Rd. and Myrtle Ave.

Virtual – 10 a.m. – City Planning Commission hosts hearing on Special Flushing Waterfront District. Watch here.

Rosedale – 1 p.m. – SBS Commissioner Jonnel Doris, Councilman Donovan Richards visit small businesses and distribute PPE. 234-26 Merrick Blvd.

Virtual – 6 p.m. – Community Conversation for CEC District 26 families. Join here.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Ready, Set, Go! An overview of what you need to start a business. Register here. Sponsored by Queens Economic Development Corp.

Virtual –  7 p.m. – Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hosts virtual workshop on organizing workplaces for COVID-19 safety. Facebook Live.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Latin American Rhythms Night. Watch here. Presented by Flushing Town Hall.

Ridgewood – Film at Sundown. Outdoor Films: Fela: Music Is The Weapon and Fela Kuti Live. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

Written by QTadmin

September 16th, 2020 at 11:48 am

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