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A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: NYC will see another curfew tonight at 8 p.m.; Gunfire in St. Albans leaves two dead and one seriously injured

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Tuesday, June 2
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 76 degrees.

Top Stories
• Mayor De Blasio confirmed an extension of the NYC curfew implemented by Governor Cuomo, which will be in place starting 8 p.m. tonight.

• An independent autopsy ordered by George Floyd’s family- led by a former NYC medical examiner- found his death was a “homicide caused by asphyxia.”

• The U.S. began its first human trial of potential antibody treatment for COVID-19, which could be available by fall if the tests are successful.

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Queens News
• Two men were killed and a third was critically wounded after a gunman opened fire across the street from a public school in St. Albans.

• Crowds gathered at the Queens Center Mall, as vandals wreaked havoc and allegedly attempted to loot stores.

• Liquor licenses were suspended for two bars in Astoria and Kew Gardens following  social distancing violations and illegal alcohol sales.

Politics
• Mayor De Blasio defended his daughter at a press conference, following her arrest during weekend protests.

• The first federal data released counts more than 25,000 coronavirus deaths in U.S. nursing homes.

Entertainment
• In the wake of George Floyd’s death, the music industry will pause in observance of “Black Out Tuesday” and in solidarity of nationwide protests.

• Walt Disney World is enlisting the help of Stormtroopers form “Star Wars” to enforce social distancing guidelines in the park.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1935 Babe Ruth retires. 

• In 1977 TV actor Zachary Qunito is born in Pittsburgh, PA. He was cast as Spock in this 2009 sci fi reboot. Opinion
• A contributor to the New York Times shares her findings on what it’s like to wear a face mask in the South during the pandemic.

• The Daily News says the protests taking over NYC are proof that the lockdownis already over.

In the Blogs
• Four Queens lawmakers pledged to donate campaign funds to bail out protesters arrested demonstrating against the death of George Floyd.

• Hundreds of jobs are up for grabs as part of an online recruitment fair spearheaded by Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee.

Trending in New York
•  Macy
• Bible
• Fordham
• #BlackOutTuesday
• Whitestone

Scoreboard
• Floyd Mayweather has reportedly offered to pay for the funeral services of George Floyd in four cities across the country.

• The MLB is considering a shorter season, as union negotiations continue to wage on.

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Real Estate
• For Sale – 94-33 Park Lane, Woodhaven – Move-in ready one family with garage updated from inside and out. New kitchen with granite countertops, SS appliances, beautiful island, new stucco and private parking.  $700,000 Trulia.com  917-420-4420

• Sold – St. Albans – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,245 square foot detached tudor at 205-22 Murdock Ave. for $600,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apps that listen to police scanners are becoming popular in the wake of protests against the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis officers.

• Facebook employees staged a virtual walkout in protest of company’s stance on recent posts from President Trump.

Events
Virtual – 8:30 p.m. – How to Meditate: An Introduction to Mindfulness. 

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June 2nd, 2020 at 8:55 am

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