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Wednesday, May 13
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 63 degrees.

Top Stories
• A federal judge has put off ruling on the Department of Justice’s request to dismiss the criminal case against Michael Flynn.

• House Democrats introduced a $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, but Senate Republicans feel no urgency to act.

• New York will face hefty funding cuts to schools and hospitals unless it receives $61 billion in federal aid.

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Queens News
• An 8-year-old boy from Richmond Hill made a triumphant return home after beating an inflammatory disease linked to coronavirus.

• An on-duty MTA employees from Queens is facing charges of driving while intoxicated after crashing into a truck near Times Square.

• A Bayside Hills woman celebrated her 100th birthday with a car cavalcade.

Politics
• Joe Biden sailed to an easy victory in Nebraska’s in-person primary.

• AOC was knocked off the Working Families Party’s ballot line by her Democratic challenger.

Entertainment
• A reboot of “Head of the Class” from producer Bill Lawrence is in the works at HBO Max.

• The CW has ordered a “Kung Fu” reboot and “The Republic of Sarah” for the 2020-2021 season.

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Virtual Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong Wed May 13th 7pm To watch live, tune in to Facebook or Zoom. To participate, email [email protected] and identify the 3- to 4-minute tune you intend to play.
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Buzzing Back
• In 1966, The Rolling Stones release this song, one of the first rock records to use a sitar.

• In 1950, singer Stevie Wonder is born in Saginaw, MI. He is known as a Motown prodigy and multi-instrumentalist who broke the record for Grammys.

Opinion
• USA Today says Donald Trump won’t beat COVID-19 by sidelining scientists.

• The Post says de Blasio’s nonstop gushing about the success of cleaning subways is over the top.

In the Blogs
• The Bel Aire Diner in Astoria is hosting a drive-in screening of the film “Dirty Dancing” tonight.

• The Court Square Blog put out a call for free ads for local businesses.

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Scoreboard
• The MLB delivered its opening presentation to start the shortened-season, but did not include an economic proposal.

• NBA players will be anonymously polled by the union on restarting the season.

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Real Estate
• Preliminary renderings have been released for a planned 50-story tower near Sunnyside Yard in Long Island City.

• For Sale – 79-29 68th Road, Middle Village – Renovated 2 family on 3 levels w/ backyard & garage.  Both units have new kitchen w/ SS appliances, 2 BRs, office space, open layout. Finished basement w/ separate entrance, full bath, laundry room.  $1.075M  Capri Jet Realty 917-288-0660

• Sold – Bellerose – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,756-square-foot house at 92-24 241st Street for $678,000. Zillow.

Business News
Hyatt Hotels has announced 1,300 layoffs worldwide as it deals with the coronavirus crisis.

• Uber is in negotiations to buy online food delivery company Grubhub.

Events
Virtual – 9:30 a.m. – Marketing Strategies for Your Business. Register here.

Virtual – 11 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joins virtual press conference to call for reduction in NYPD budget. Register here.

Virtual – 11:30 a.m. – Councilman Antonio Reynoso, Councilman Keith Powers and environmental groups launch effort to preserve composting and recycling site. Participate here.

Jackson Heights – 1 p.m. – New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) and unions feed immigrant workers while calling attention to wage theft in wake of COVID-19. NICE Workers Center, 71-21 Roosevelt Ave.

Virtual – 2 p.m. – Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair. Live stream here.

Virtual – 4 p.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce hosts roundtable discussion with OATH Commissioner Joni Kletter. Register here.

Virtual – 5 p.m. – Assemblyman Ron Kim hosts post-COVID economy town hall with national experts. Facebook Live.

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hosts virtual “Coffee & Conversation Hour” with constituents. Facebook Live.

Virtual – 7 to 9 p.m. – Flushing Town Hall’s 2nd Virtual Louis Armstrong Legacy Jazz Jam. Participate here.

Virtual – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 monthly virtual meeting. Watch here.

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May 13th, 2020 at 10:12 am

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