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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

Weather
• 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.

Politics
• 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.

Entertainment
• “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.

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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. 
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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. 

Opinion
• 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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Scoreboard
• 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
Friday
• 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.
Saturday
• 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.
Sunday
• 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.

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

Saturday
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.

Sunday
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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