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Monday, March 16

• Mostly sunny with a high of 44 degrees.

Top Stories
• The CDC recommended postponing or cancelling all events nationwide with 50 or more people for eight weeks.

NYC schools will shut down until at least April 20. All nightclubs, theaters and concert venues will close, while restaurants, bars and cafes can only do take-out.

• Catholic parishes throughout Brooklyn and Queens cancelled Mass after a parishioner tested positive for coronavirus.

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Queens News
• A supermarket worker heading home for the night was fatally struck by a motorcycle in Glendale.

• A school safety agent in Woodhaven has tested positive for novel coronavirus.

• JFK Airport saw large crowds under the new coronavirus “enhanced screenings.”

• Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders clashed over health care in a heated debateamid the coronavirus pandemic.

• The Queens borough president special election, originally set for March 24, has been suspended.

• The box office plunged to its lowest level in over two decades amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Weekend Box Office
Onward: $10.5 million
I Still Believe: $9.5 million
Bloodshot: $9.3 million
The Invisible Man: $6 million
The Hunt: $5.3 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1963, this song by Peter, Paul & Mary is released in the US and reaches #2. Although banned by some radio stations thinking it was drug related, it’s really a song about a little boy according to its writer, Peter Yarrow.

• In 1967, actress Lauren Graham is born in Honolulu, HI. She became best know for her role as Lorelai in this CW series.

• The Daily News says de Blasio made the difficult but sane choice to close New York City public schools.

• The Post says state lawmakers must pass a budget that sticks to what’s necessary.

In the Blogs
• The annual Queens Marathon has been postponed until November 15.

• Astoria’s Spring Retail Crawl has been pushed back to a later date.

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• NBA, NHL, MLB and NCAA games have been suspended due to the coronavirus.

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CANCELED – Pet CPR & First Aid – APEC Fundraiser Thurs Mar 19th 7-9pm Hosted by Paws N Claws 911, this workshop is designed for anyone with an interest in protecting the safety and wellness of animals. APEC will receive a portion of the class fee to be used towards our animal care. Tickets. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston.

Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a seven-story, mixed-use at 30th Avenue in Astoria.

• For Sale – Astoria – Multi family home on 3 levels 2 blocks to Hoyt Playground. 1sr flr has 2 BRs, 2 bath. 2nd flr has 2 BRs, 1 bath. Fully finished basement / separate entrance.  $1.350M Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• For Rent – Middle Village - Renovated 4 BR, 1 bath apt features LR, dining room, EIK. Hardwood floors, heat & water included.  Close to all. $3,00/month. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636. ID #1368880

• Sold – Woodhaven – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,412-square-foot house at 85-40 79th Street for $565,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On early Friday morning at a Popeyes at 94-00 Liberty Avenue, a suspect gained entry into the establishment by kicking in the front door. Once inside, the suspect forced open two empty cash registers. He then removed ten Popeyes uniforms from a back room and fled the location.

Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – NYCEDC to brief Queens borough board on Sunnyside Yard Master Plan. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

POSTPONEDFresh Meadows – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 8 Meeting re: MTA’s proposal for Queens bus design.  Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpk.

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March 16th, 2020 at 1:09 pm

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