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Morning Buzz: Retired detective sentenced for running prostitution ring, 2020 Census will not feature citizenship question

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Wednesday, July 3

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• The 2020 Census will be printed without the citizenship question.

• Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher was acquitted of several crimes, including shooting Iraqi civilians and killing an ISIS detainee.

• Legendary automotive executive Lee Iacocca died at the age of 94 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease.

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First Weekend: Deserts & Tropics   Sat July 6th 11am-4pm   Learn about plants in the garden that are native to other climates, enjoy Storytime & Crafts, a garden tour and other seasonal highlights.  Schedule  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Queens News
• A retired NYPD detective was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison for running a prostitution and gambling ring.

• Long Island City and Astoria are two of the top neighborhoods for younger New Yorkers.

• Two trans filmmakers described the attack on them while filming a documentary about trans violence on Roosevelt Avenue.

Politics
• Democrats demanded a probe into Trump’s botched response to Hurricane Maria.

• NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill took no issue with Mayor de Blasio’s debate remarks about teaching his son to protect himself from the NYPD.

Entertainment
• Many people seem to be ditching the movie theater this summer and the box office numbers confirm it.

Vicki Gunvalson will be returning to “The Real Housewives of Orange County”in a smaller role.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 while on sabbatical in France, The Doorslead singer, Jim Morrison died of heart failure and acute respiratory distress.

• In 1962 TV actor Thomas Gibson is born in Charleston, SC.  You may remember him for playing an uptight lawyer & husband to a “free spirit” on this 1997 sitcom.

Opinion
• The Post believes Marianne Williamson has become a Twitter darling thanks to her reference to “Make America Great Again.

• The Washington Post argued that the smoking age should be raised and enforced.

In the Blogs
• Here are a list of places in Queens where you can watch the 4th of July fireworks.

• The “Stop ’N’ Swap” community reuse event will take place in Sunnyside this Sunday.

Trending in New York
• Lee Iacocca
• #AskMeek
• Haiti
• #GoldCup
• Concacaf

Scoreboard
• The Mets (39-47) defeated the Yankees (54-29), 4-2. Meanwhile, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen had a grand time with the 7 Line Army at the game.

• USWNT advance to the Women’s World Cup final after defeating England.

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“Cielo” (Canada/Chile)  Wed July 3rd Starting with a cultural performance & food offering at 7pm, film begins at Nightfall.  Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd, LIC
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Real Estate
• Hunter’s Point Library is almost completed after years of work.

• For Sale – 103 Mowbray Drive, Kew Gardens – Large central hall w/ large LR & elegant DR.  Central a/c, hardwood floors, finished basement, wood burning fireplace, open EIK w/ SS appliances, Master BR suite w/ bath.  $1.899M. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

• For Rent – Middle Village - 2 BR, 1 bath apt has LR, DR, kitchen w/ SS appliances, central air.  Heat & water included.  $1,950/month. Carollo Rentals  718-366-6636

• Sold - Long Island City – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 865-square-foot co-op at 3365 14th St. for $497,000. Zillow

Business News
• Several major websites, including Buzzfeed, Pinterest, Dropbox and Soundcloud, were down Tuesday morning due to a hosting-platform outage.

• People are considering boycotting Home Depot after its billionaire co-founderendorsed Trump.

Events
Astoria – 10 a.m. – Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill will attend the funeral mass for Detective Luis Alvarez. Immaculate Conception Church, 2147 29th St.

•  Sunnyside- 11 a.m. – State Senator Michael Gianaris attends Sunnyside Community Services’ Fourth of July luncheon for seniors to announce funding for the agency’s women’s health programs. 43-31 39th St.

Flushing – 3 p.m. – Council Member Peter Koo and the Lower East Side Ecology Center will announce an upcoming e-waste recycling event in Flushing. Office of Council Member Peter Koo, 135-27 38th Ave.

LIC – 7 p.m. – International Films: “Ceilo” (Chile).  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

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July 3rd, 2019 at 9:13 am

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