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Morning Buzz: Richmond Hill school leads in positive lead tests, Aigner Chocolates in Forest Hills robbed

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Thursday, August 13

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms increasing throughout the day. High of 84.

Top Stories
• Connecticut issued its first $1,000 fines to two residents for violating the state’s travel advisories.

• A new report says that New York nursing home residents sick with the coronavirus were dumped at local hospitals to die.

• Scientists in California say they have invented a nasal spray, that if taken once a day, could prevent coronavirus transmission.

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Queens News
• Aigner Chocolates on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills was just one of several stores robbed along the retail strip.

• A Richmond Hill elementary school tested positive for lead paint over 1,100 times – including 150 in pre-K classrooom – making it the worst in the city.

• The mayor and schools chancellor toured a school in Far Rockaway as powerful unions are now opposing in-person learning for the fall.

Politics
• Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be given just 60 seconds to deliver a pre-recorded message at the virtual DNC.

• With a new batch of progressive elected officials headed to Albany, some seasoned elected officials offer advice on navigating the state capital.

Entertainment
• Howard Stern once again took to the airwaves to slam President Donald Trump, saying the U.S. is now a third-world country.

• Angelina Jolie is concerned that “something untoward” is afoot in her divorcewith Brad Pitt.

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Queens Drive-In: Tesla  Thurs Aug 13th 7:30-11pm. Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition. Tickets NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St, Corona.
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Buzzing Back

•  In 1965, The Beatles‘ second film, Help!, opens in New York two weeks after its London premiere.

• In 1860, gun slinger Annie Oakley is born in Ohio. She was a talented sharpshooter who was admired by this president.

Opinion
• A columnist for Slate argues calls of the military to remove President Donal Trump from office if he won’t leave are “dangerous and misguided.”

• A contributor to the Queens Examiner writes that New York City needs to reduce fees and fines to help the city’s small businesses recover.

In the Blogs
• A group of residents in Jackson Heights has installed a “community refrigerator,” where people can take and leave food as they like.

• Two more candidates have joined the race to replace Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz in Forest Hills.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets topped Washington, 11-6. New York (8-11) wraps up its series with the Nationals today at 1:10 p.m. in  Flushing.

• The Yankees beat Atlanta, 6-3. The Bombers (12-6) are off tonight before starting a home series with Boston.

• The Islanders beat Washington, 4-2, to take a 1-0 series playoff lead. Game two is tomorrow night at 8 p.m.

• The Nets (35-36) take on the Trailblazers at 9 p.m.

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Real Estate
• A judge ruled that eviction proceedings filed pre-COVID can now move forward.

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• Sold – Four-bedroom, 1.5-bath, 1,230-square-foot home at 248-11 Van Zandt Street in Little Neck for &818,000.

Style & Fashion
• Rouland Mouret shared a DIY project on Instagram showing how to turn a silk scarf into a halter top.

• Paragon Sports announced that it will stop selling fur after the winter season.

Events
Woodside - 10:30 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer will join homeless advocacy group ACE to announce a deep cleaning of Roosevelt Avenue. 58th St. & Roosevelt Ave.

• Virtual – 7 p.m. – ACP Live Presents: Marcus Yi. Watch here. 

Corona - 7:30 to 11 p.m.  Queens Drive-In: Tesla. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.

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August 13th, 2020 at 8:42 am

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