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Wednesday, September 9

Weather
• Cloudy with a high of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• Drug giant AstraZeneca has halted its coronavirus vaccine testing after a study participant suffered a serious side effect.

• Top police officials in Rochester announced their retirements amid nightly protests over the death of Daniel Prude.

• The de Blasio administration will move homeless people from an Upper West Side hotel after backlash from local residents.

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Queens News
One man was fatally shot and two others were wounded after a gunman opened fire in a Far Rockaway courtyard.

• A 29-year-old muralist was stabbed to death in Far Rockaway during a senseless street fight.

• A public art project by the MTA and Queens Museum honors service workers.

Politics
• Scott Stringer officially launched his mayoral campaign with a string of endorsements from progressive lawmakers.

• Kathryn Garcia resigned as sanitation commissioner and trashed de Blasio’s record on climate change as she eyes a mayoral run.

Entertainment
“Keeping Up With The Kardashians” will end in 2021 after concluding its 20th season.

• Ellen DeGeneres will address accusations of her show’s toxic work environmentwhen it returns on September 21.

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Queens Drive-In: All In: The Fight for Democracy Wed Sept 9th 7:30pm With less than three months before November’s election, this documentary explores the history of voter suppression, the barriers to voting and rising wave of activism. Tickets. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1956, Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

• In 1980, actress Michelle Williams is born in Rockford, Montana. Her portrayal of this actress in this 2011 movie earned her a Golden Globe Award.

Opinion
• USA Today says rushing the coronavirus vaccine could turn into a curse.

• State Senator Jessica Ramos writes in the Daily News that New York schools should issue a moratorium on suspensions this year.

In the Blogs
• A MetroCard mobile sales van is coming to Fresh Meadows twice this month.

• A Richmond Hill street will be co-named after a WWII vet and civic leader.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (19-24) were throttled by the Baltimore Orioles, 11-2. They host the Orioles again at Citi Field. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (21-21) continued their losing streak against the Blue Jays, 2-1. They will look to avoid the sweep tonight in Buffalo at 6:37 p.m.

• Yankees GM Brian Cashman met with the team to reiterate expectations.

• The Islanders look to rebound in Game 2 of the East Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at 8 p.m.

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Real Estate
Retail rent payments inched toward normal in August, according to a report.

• For Sale – 112-24 Northern Blvd #2C, Corona – 2 BR, 1 bath garden apartment offers kitchen w high-end quartz countertops & SS appliances, open living room w/ original oak hardwood floors, light & bright w/ view of courtyard. $220,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Bayside – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,191-square-foot house at 53-24 Clearview Expressway for $895,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Apple filed counter claims against “Fortnite” creator Epic Games in an ongoing dispute over the App Store.

Lululemon’s quarterly sales topped expectations, and its CEO is cautiously optimistic for the rest of 2020.

Events
Flushing – 11:30 a.m. – AAFE, Councilman Peter Koo launch final push for 2020 Census. ICNA Relief/Flushing Pantry, 140-32 Cherry Ave.

Virtual – 3 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders hosts: “Chaos in Kenosha, Wisconsin: Why it Matters to you & your Civil Rights.” Facebook Live.

Virtual Jazz Jam – 7 p.m. – “September: the Season, the Composers, the Artists Reflections.” Presented by Flushing Town Hall. Watch here.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Team AOC co-hosts virtual ICE workshop with Make the Road and Immigrant Defense Project. Watch here.

Corona – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Drive-In: All In: The Fight for Democracy. Tickets. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

Virtual – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Watch here.

Virtual - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting. Link.

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September 9th, 2020 at 8:16 am

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