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Morning Buzz: Lightning sparks blaze in South Ozone Park church, Queens couple busted trying to sell elephant-feet stools

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Thursday, July 23

Weather
• A high of 91 with scattered thunderstorms becoming more widespread in the afternoon.

Top Stories
• The State Liquor Authority announced that “substantial” food must be served at establishments serving alcohol, which means chips and snacks won’t cut it.

• A new coroanvirus strain is causing the virus to spread more quickly in parts of the world, according to a genome expert in the UK.

• President Donald Trump announced more federal forces will be dispatched to four more cities, but New York isn’t one of them (yet).

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Queens News
• A Queens couple was busted for trying to sell two stools that were made out of elephant feet on the Internet.

• Msgr. McClancy High School in East Elmhurst has its first lay leader, as Nicholas Melito takes the reins from Brother Rocco.

• Yesterday’s severe weather sparked a blaze that tore through a church on Sutter Avenue in South Ozone Park.

Politics
• Despite help from the Assembly Campaign Committee, six long-serving Democrats lost their races and now new faces are set to shake up Albany.

• Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez introduced legislation to prevent the military from recruiting on Twitch or any video games.

Entertainment
• Wallflowers rejoice! Insiders predict that dance floors will be a thing of the past in the NYC nightlife scene post-coronavirus.

• “Jeopardy” is unable to film episodes because of the pandemic, but classic reruns of the show are killing original ones from earlier this year in the ratings.

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Online Sex and the City Trivia: FundraiserSun July 26th 7pm.  A portion of ticket sales will go to Huntington Meals and other organizations who are helping Front Line workers with Meals/Support during this Pandemic.  $10
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Buzzing Back

• In 1966, The Troggs led the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with their version of this song.

• In 1972, actor Marlon Wayans is born in New York City. He first became known to audiences on this 1990 FOX comedy. 

Opinion
• A writer for Slate argues that Republicans will come to regret the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant policies.

• The Long Island City Journal makes the case for landmarking a home linked to prominent members of the abolitionist movement.

In the Blogs
• Queens Botanical Garden finally reopened its gates to the public this week.

• Maspeth Pizza House – not Maspeth Pizzeria as was reported in some news outlets – was the restaurant that lost its liquor license due to large crowds.

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Scoreboard
• Major League Baseball is back! The Yankees (0-0) are in Washington to take on the Nationals. First pitch is at 7:08 p.m., but it might be postponed.

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Real Estate
OPEN HOUSE – Thurs July 23rd 6:30-8pm. 66-64 71st Street, Middle Village- Semi-detached two-family home with 3 BR/ 1 bath units. Finished basement, garage, backyard. $988,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

OPEN HOUSE – Sat July 25th 12-2pm. 115-70 155th Street, Jamaica – One family home, 2 stories plus stand-up attic, 4 large BRs, 2 full bath. Finished basement, garage, backyard. $589,000. CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,200-square-foot single-family home at 99-91 Russell Street in Old Howard Beach for $365,500.

Style & Fashion
• Designer Christian Cowan is calling out Khloe Kardashian for selling a dress he loaned her.

• An Italian Instagram account is turning fast food wrappers and other packaging into stylish handbags.

Events
Woodhaven – 3 p.m. – Free Food Distribution Event. Reserve your box by calling 718-296-3735 or by email. WRBA Office, 84-20 Jamaica Avenue

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Online Sex and the City Trivia: Fundraiser.

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July 24th, 2020 at 8:39 am

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