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Morning Buzz: Russian hackers targeted organizations linked to 2020 U.S. elections; Tiffany Cabán announces run for City Council

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Friday, September 11

• Partly cloudy with a high of 77 degrees.

Top Stories
• Russian government hackers have targeted at least 200 organizations tied to the 2020 U.S. election in recent weeks, according to Microsoft.

• As the city braces for an unprecedented school year, yet another DOE official has jumped ship.

• A special three-judge court in New York has ruled to block the Trump administration’s efforts to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census.

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Queens News
• Tiffany Cabán officially announced her bid to replace Costa Constantinides on the City Council.

• St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point officially reopened its doorsto students.

• Ridgewood experimental hub Woodbine has doubled down on its mutual aid efforts amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

• Senate Democrats blocked Republicans’ efforts to pass a “skinny” $500 billioncoronavirus relief bill.

• Google has made changes to its search engine in order to curb misleading info about the upcoming U.S. election.

• “Game of Thrones” and “The Avengers” star Diana Rigg has died at 82.

• COVID-19 could bring Ibiza’s 40-year party to a screeching halt.

Virtual Candlelight Vigil  Fri Sept 11th Due to the pandemic, this year’s vigil usually held in Juniper Park, will be held virtually.  Log onto our website 911vigil.org any time on 9/11 for the link to watch the presentation. Presented by the 911 Candlelight Vigil Committee. 

Buzzing Back

• In 1962 The Beatles return to Abbey Road Studios where they record this song. 

• In 1987 TV actress Elizabeth Henstridge is born in England.  In 2013 she starred in this Marvel TV series. 

• The Daily News says now that Governor Cuomo has allowed indoor dining in NYC, Mayor De Blasio must step up to the plate on safety enforcement.

• The NY Times predicts Trump could win Pennsylvania once again in the upcoming presidential election.

In the Blogs
• Volunteers with Commonpoint Queens will help deliver Rosh Hashana care packages to seniors throughout the borough this weekend.

• The cost to rent an apartment in Queens has dropped by more than 5 percent from a year ago, according to a new report.

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• Bayless
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• The Yankees’ series opener against the Baltimore Orioles was postponed due to rain. The teams will face off tonight for a double-header, with the first game starting at 4 p.m.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Mets (20-24) face the Toronto Blue Jays at 6:30 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Orioles at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders (0-2) play the Tampa Bay Lightning at 8 p.m.
• The Mets take on the Blue Jays at 6:30 p.m.
• UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs. Hill. Main Card starts at 8 p.m.
• The Yankees and Orioles go at it again at 1 p.m.
• The Mets end their saga with the Blue Jays at 3 p.m.
• The Islanders play Game 4 against the Lightning 3 p.m.

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Real Estate
• A final rendering has been released for a slated two-building condo development at 37-24 30th Street and 37-28 30th Street in Dutch Kills.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 12th & Sun Sept 13th 12-2pm. 165 E. Zoranne Drive, Farmingdale – Dormered Cape style home features EIK w/ granite countertops & SS appliances, 4 BRs, 2 bath, LR, FDR, full finished basement, 1.5 car garage.  $559,000. Joann C. Realty. 917-371-4034

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Sept 12th 12-2pm. 78-57 81st Street, Upper Glendale – Three family home being used as a 2 family offers 7 BRs, 4 full bath, private driveway, parking for 4-5 vehicles. Close to transportation & schools.  Vinny @ Campione Realty. 917-435-3035

• Sold – Flushing – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,326 square foot 14407 Holly Ave. for $998,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Kora, a new Filipino bakery selling intricate doughnuts in Woodside, already has an 800-person waitlist, despite being online-only for now.

• A new interactive website documents the history of Mexican restaurants, food trucks, and tamale pushcarts in New York City.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ridgewood
Grade A – Zenith Thai, 7002 Fresh Pond Rd. Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Cafe Mocha, 6408 Myrtle Ave. Evidence of mice; Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided or used; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – La Rubia Restaurant, 861 Wyckoff Ave. Hot food item not held at or above 140º F; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Personal cleanliness inadequate; Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.

• Corona – 6:30 p.m. – Queens Drive-In: Bulletproof/Stray (Double Feature) NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street

Jamaica – 4 p.m. – Southeast Queens Jam Fest.  RSVP Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Corona – 7 p.m. – Queens Drive-In: Videodrome/The Thing (Double Feature) NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
LIC – 12 to 4 p.m. – Queensbridge Cutz, to provide children with free back-to-school haircuts. 12-09 40th Ave.

Corona – 12 to 6 p.m. – Carnival of Latin Culture.  Junction Blvd btwn Roosevelt Ave & 37th Ave.
Virtual – 7 p.m. – Special ZOOM Event: Ben Vareen.  Event is Free, but Donations are Required.
Corona – 7 p.m. – Queens Drive-In: The Wizard of Oz.  $35. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street

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September 11th, 2020 at 9:33 am

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