Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

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

without comments

Wednesday, September 16

• 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.

If you are interested in advertising in the Newsticker, click here.

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.

• 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.

• 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.

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.

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.

• 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.

Trending in New York
Jamal Murray
Pandemic P

• 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.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

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.

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

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply