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Morning Buzz: Protesters rally outside Queens Courthouse; More than 100 evacuated in LIC following construction incident

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Tuesday, July 14
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
• Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours.

• California and Oregon have rolled back on reopening plans, as new coronavirus cases surge across the two states.

• Governor Cuomo announced new measures that will be taken to enforce quarantine regulations for travelers coming from COVID hot spots.

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Queens News
• Protesters rallied outside the Queens Criminal Courthouse to demand that Queens DA Melinda Katz fulfill promises made during her campaign.

• More than 100 people were evacuated following a construction-related incident in Long Island City.

• St. John’s University joined an amicus brief in support of Harvard and MIT’s lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration threatto international students.

Politics
• Tens of thousands of absentee primary ballots in the U.S. have been rejected because they arrived past the deadline.

• A U.S. District Court judge stayed the executions of Daniel Lee, which would have been the first federal execution in 17 years.

Entertainment
• The body of “Glee” star Naya Rivera was found in Lake Piru, five days after she disappeared on a boating trip there.

• Elvis Presley’s grandson Benjamin Keough has died at age 27.

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Buzzing Back
• In 1979 Donna Summer had two songs on Billboard’s Top Ten.  This song came in at #3 while this song came in at #1.

• In 1988 MMA Fighter Conor McGregor was born in Dublin, Ireland.  In December 2015 he became the UFC Featherweight Champion.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate says employers are sick of the pandemic, and their employees are now paying the price.

• In the NY Times, a former White House Secretary of Health and Human Services sends a PSA to women that Trump is coming for their health care.

In the Blogs
• The Queens Public Library has opened some of its local branches for the first time in nearly four months.

• In a reversal of an earlier decision by the mayor to close all NYC pools for the summer, the Astoria Pool is now set to open back up on August 1.

Trending in New York
• Naya
• Cuomo
• Dr. Fauci
• #Isles
• #armyisoverparty

Scoreboard
• The Washington Redskins will retire its controversial name, but the path to trademarking the new name might be difficult thanks to one man’s “hobby.”

• J-Lo and A-Rod’s bid to purchase the Mets just gained some NFL star power.

• Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook has tested positive for coronavirus.

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Real Estate
• Some developers want to forge ahead with major projects they say could help the city recover, but are blocked by an ongoing halt in the land use process.

• For Sale – Whitestone - Colonial style home w/ professional office space features 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, LR, FDR, EIK, finished basement has family room, boiler room & laundry. 2 car garage, private driveway.  $1.188M. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636

• Sold – Laurelton- A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,382 square foot home at 138-24 232nd St. for $425,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Since the Chinese market is closed, tech giants like Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon are now investing billions into India.

• Tesla is scrapping its plans for a bargain Model Y SUV, tweeted Elon Musk this weekend.

Events
Virtual - Noon – All Ages Sushi Rolling.  $25

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Live @ The Gantries: Kalunga - The Duo Sessions. 

Written by QTadmin

July 14th, 2020 at 8:23 am

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