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Friday, June 5
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

• Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• For the first time since mid-March, NYC recorded no new confirmed deathsfrom COVID-19.

• In Georgia, a judge ruled that the cases against all three defendants charged with murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery can advance to the trial court.

• A Manhattan judge denied Legal Aid lawyers’ request for the immediate release of hundreds of protestors held in custody for days.

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Queens News
• The “Wolverine” man who threatened Black Lives Matter protestors in Whitestone surrendered to authorities.

• Nearly two dozen Queens elected officials gathered outside Borough Hall to rally for the repeal of a law that shields police disciplinary records.

• A Jamaica man sleeping in his underwear woke up in time to catch a crook who broke into his home and stole his wallet.

• NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said that some officers could face suspension over violent interactions with protestors.

• Facebook has begun labeling content produced by media outlets it says are under state control.

• Gabrielle Union filed a complaint against the producers of “America’s Got Talent,” alleging she experienced discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

• A traveling pianist showed up in Minneapolis to spread a message of hope by playing music to protestors outside George Floyd’s memorial service.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 this song by James Taylor is released. Of the 14 US Top 40 hits he will achieve, this will be his only chart topper.

• In 1956 saxophonist Kenny G is born in Seattle, WA.  He gained recognition with this 1986 hit song. 

• Slate reports that the NY Times newsroom erupted into a revolt after the paper published an op-ed calling for military crackdown in the face of protests.

• USA Today says pandemic unemployment benefits should continue until the economy fully recovers.

In the Blogs
• The City unveiled its plan to expand outdoor seating for restaurants, which are expected to reopen for dining in July.

• For those who wish to support, here is a running list of Black-owned or managed businesses in Astoria.

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• While the MLB and its player’s union are still at a stalemate over the terms of returning to play, the Mets and Yankees both updated their coronavirus-impactedticket policy.

• The NBA’s proposal to resume the 2019-20 season in Orlando has been approved, with the season set tentatively to start on July 31.

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Real Estate
• The post office building on 31st Street by the Ditmars Blvd train station was sold for $7.35 million.

• For Sale – 75-34 60th Lane, Ridgewood – Newly renovated two family brick offers 7 Best, 3 bath total.  Basement has front & backyard access. Close to transportation.  $1.140M. Homes.com  917-456-8970

• Sold – LIC – A studio, one-bathroom, 529 square foot apartment at 11-25 45th Ave. for $650,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Xi’an Famous Foods is now selling at-home meal kit versions of its popularhand-pulled, tingly noodles.

• A group of neighbors is organizing an “Astoria at Home” Cookbook with recipes from favorite local restaurants.

Restaurant ABC’s – Auburndale
Grade A – Me Bakery, 19502 47th Ave. Personal cleanliness inadequate; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Bagel Club, 20521 35th Ave. Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Manna Catering, 19220 Northern Blvd. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Personal cleanliness inadequate.

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June 5th, 2020 at 9:10 am

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