Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: New York’s coronavirus curve may be flattening; Pols call for replacement city Health Department lead

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Tuesday, April 7
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 62 degrees.Top Stories
• With the NY coronavirus body count holding steady for a second day, leaders are hopeful the state is flattening its curve. Meanwhile, Mayor De Blasio said the bodies of some virus victims may be temporarily buried in the Hart Island potter’s field

• More than 10,000 people have now died from COVID-19 in the U.S., and as the pandemic continues a new watchdog report shows hundreds of the nation’s hospitals are worried about supply shortages.

• Cardinal George Pell has been freed from prison after Australia’s High Court unanimously overturned his conviction on five counts of child sex abuse.

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Pizza Boxes of the World  Tues Apr 7th 8:30pm  A Guinness World Record collection of over 1,500 different pizza boxes from nearly 100 countries.  Online class via Zoom.  $5  Brooklyn Brainery
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Queens News
• Two Queens council members are urging Mayor De Blasio to replace the city’s Health Department leader.

• A Queens man’s family in California is worried after he disappeared in March.

• Police say a 42-year-old man died after he drove the wrong way up an exit ramp onto the BQE and crashed into an oncoming car.

Politics
• Wisconsin’s elections were thrown into chaos, following the state’s supreme court decision to reinstate them hours after Governor Tony Evers called it off.

• U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.

Entertainment
• Matthew McConaughey and his family played virtual bingo with senior living residents in Texas.

The Walt Disney Company launched a new free website, Disney Magic Moments, for families and kids to use while staying at home.
Buzzing Back

•  In 2008 66 year old Bob Dylan received an honorary Pulitzer Prize for his “profound impact on popular music and American culture.”

• In 1915 Jazz singer Billie Holiday is born in Philadelphia, PA.  This actress starred as the lead role in the 1972 biographical drama film.

Opinion
• CNN editor Chris Cillizza says there is no contest in the debate between Peter Navarro and Dr. Fauci over using an anti-malarial drug to treat COVID-19.

• Politico analyzes how a lack of racial data is obstructing the nation’s coronavirus fight.

In the Blogs
• A group of local volunteers are running errands and providing assistance to the elderly and sick who are having difficulty obtaining essential items.

• Governor Cuomo has increased the fine for violating the statewide social distancing order after officials witnessed crowding in city parks.

Trending in New York
• Arnold
• Buffy
• #Manifest
• #worldhealthday2020
• #TuesdayThoughts

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

• The NBA and its Players Association have been looking jointly into the viability of multiple blood-testing devices for the coronavirus.

• The MLB is discussing a plan to restart its season that involves all teams playing in Arizona.

• Jets GM Joe Douglas is tipping big at local restaurants in an act of coronavirus kindness.

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

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Andy & Suzanna will be live streaming music classes on Tuesday & Friday mornings at 10:15am. You can find the classes and more information on their Facebook and YouTube channels.
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Real Estate
• The Real Deal has the facts and figures on the city’s plan to build a massive affordable housing complex at Sunnyside Yard.

• For Sale – 88-28 Gettysburg Street, Bellerose – Completely renovated two-family home for sale.  1st flr has den, LR, EIK, 1 BR, full bath.  2nd flr has open concept living/dining area, 1 BR, EIK, full bath.  $768,000  Realtor.com

• For Sale – 45 Kew Gardens Road #6P, Kew Gardens – 1 BR, 1 bath co-op close to shopping & transportation.  Modern kitchen, FDR, large sunny LR, 1 large BR, pet friendly.  $309,999  Trulia.com

• Sold – Glen Oaks – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,240 square foot home at 79-57 265 St. for $712,000. Zillow.

Technology
• The NYC Department of Education has advised principals not to use Zoom after privacy concerns about the platform accelerated last week.

• As demand for mental health services soars, SonderMind is raising millions of dollars to expand its operations.

Events
Virtual – 12 to 1 p.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce and Queens Congressional Delegation Video Conference call on offering hope to small businesses. Register.

Virtual – 2 to 3 p.m. – Legislative Perspective on Coronavirus Pandemic Webinar Series 

• Virtual – 3 to 3:30 p.m. – Israel Insider with Ashley Perry, the Middle East Forum webinar series.

• Virtual – 4 p.m. – Coronavirus Community Conversation for Rochdale with Senator James Sanders Jr. Facebook Live.

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

Virtual – 8:30 p.m. – Pizza Boxes of the World.  Brooklyn Brainery

 

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April 7th, 2020 at 7:56 am

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