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Morning Buzz: Gang member charged in Corona bar shooting, Statewide coronavirus cases spike past 26,000

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Wednesday, March 25
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Weather
• Overcast with rain showers at times. High of 45 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump hopes to lift coronavirus restrictions by Easter. He also urged people who leave NYC to self-quarantine for 14 days.

• The White House and Congress have agreed to a $2 trillion deal to provide aid to businesses and workers hurting from the pandemic.

• New York officials are pleading for more federal help with ventilators as coronavirus cases spike past 26,000 statewide.

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Queens News
• A Black Stone Gorilla Gang member was charged in a fatal shooting at a Corona bar.

• The Campaign Finance Board suggested that the city should hold the Queens borough president special election on June 23.

• A Forest Hills coronavirus relief group is helping neighbors in need.

Politics
• State officials are eyeing emergency loans to keep the government open during the coronavirus crisis.

• Good government groups are calling on Governor Cuomo to rethink New York’s primary plans.

Entertainment
• Playwright Terrence McNally died of COVID-19 complications at the age of 81.

• Warner Bros. has pushed back the release of “Wonder Woman 1984″ to August.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their seven day “bed-in” to promote world peace at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam.

• In 1947, singer Elton John is born in England. He is considered a rock & roll legend who has sold over 250 million albums worldwide.

Opinion
• The Times advocates for a national shelter-in-place lockdown as the novel coronavirus advances.

• The Daily News says a $2 trillion fiscal stimulus is an essential attempt to hold back a recession.

In the Blogs
• An off-duty Port Authority police officer helped save a suicidal woman near Astoria Park.

• These Bayside restaurants are still open for takeout and delivery.

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

• Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard will need Tommy John Surgery after tearing his UCL.

• The Giants signed a new running back straight out of the XFL.

• The Jets have signed wide receiver Breshad Perriman to replace Robbie Anderson.

• Knicks owner James Dolan has sold The Forum in Los Angeles to Clippers owner Steve Ballmer.

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Real Estate
• Construction was temporarily halted at LaGuardia Airport’s overhaul of Terminal B after a worker tested positive for coronavirus.

• For Sale – 61-48 82nd Street, Middle Village – Attached single family brick w/ enclosed garage in rear of building.  Front porch, living room lead to formal dining area, 2 BRS, modern bath. Fully finished basement, central air, rare double alley.  $769,000 Homes.com. 212-235-1725

• For Rent – Oakland Gardens – 2nd floor 2 BR apt features LR, DR, open & updated kitchen, full bath, hardwood floors throughout.  $2,250/month. Carollo Rentals 718-366-6636

• Sold – Auburndale – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,980-square-foot house at 189-34 46th Avenue for $900,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Boeing plans to restart production for 737 MAX planes by May.

Nike’s sales beat analysts’ estimates, but earnings still fell due to the pandemic.

Events
• Virtual – Queens World Film Festival.

Virtual – 10:30 a.m. – Black mothers call on elected officials to say no to bail rollbacks and reduce incarceration amid COVID-19 pandemic. Participate here.

Virtual – 4 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders hosts Rochdale Village COVID-19 virtual conversation. Follow the conversation here.

Written by QTadmin

March 25th, 2020 at 8:54 am

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