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Tuesday, June 23
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 85 degrees.

Top Stories
• Three people were killed and at least 11 injured, after more than 100 shots were fired at a multi-day street party in Charlotte, North Carolina.

• The Justice Department is charging a U.S. soldier with planning a “mass casualty” attack on his own unit.

• Data shows that 4.3 million U.S. homeowners didn’t pay their mortgage in May, more than double the number from the previous month.

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Queens News
• After spending the night in the hospital, the man arrested with an illegal chokehold in Rockaway Beach will not face charges from the Queens DA.

• A pedestrian was struck and killed on the sidewalk in Ozone Park by a chain reaction collision caused by an SUV.

• The city will be painting a Black Lives Matter street mural on 153rd Street in Jamaica.

Politics
• The White House extended a freeze on green cards for new immigrants and signed an executive order to suspend new temporary work visas.

• Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced the creation of a new Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau.

Entertainment
• Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” is free to rent on several platforms all week, and AFI will host an online discussion with the director about the film.

• Live Nation announced a drive-in concert series for July as coronavirus lockdowns have canceled arena shows and music festivals nationwide.

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John J. Ciafone – Democrat for Queens Civil Court Judge.  Committed to serving everyone with equality, fairness and respect that is deserved.  Vote on June 23rd
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Buzzing Back

• In 1992 Mafia boss John Gotti, aka “Teflon Don,” is sentenced to life.

• In 1929 country singer June Carter Cash is born in Maces Spring, VA.  In 1968 she married this “man in black“.

Opinion
• How much further can Bill Barr push it? Slate says the Supreme Court may be tired of the attorney general.

• An article from Vox explores what the science of visual illusions can teach us about “reality” and our polarized world.

In the Blogs
• District leader posts in Sunnyside and Long Island City are in play in today’s Democratic Primary. Two candidates make their case for your vote.

• As Phase 2 of the city’s reopening rolls out, here is your guide to outdoor diningin Astoria.

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Scoreboard
• NASCAR has launched an investigation after a noose was found in the garage stall of driver Bubba Wallace.

• MLB owners voted unanimously to proceed with the 2020 season under the terms of their March 26 agreement with the Player’s Association.

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Real Estate
• Eviction cases are expected to soar in NYC as housing courts reopen and landlords seek to recoup income lost during the pandemic.

• For Sale – 260 Beach 81st Street, Unit 4F, Rockaway Beach – Spacious 1 BR condo 2 blocks from beach offers spa-like bath, private terrace, ample closets, elevator, intercom, laundry room, pet friendly.  $245,000 Realtor.com 

• Sold – St. Albans – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,000 square foot home at 179-15 Selover Rd. for $545,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple announced new software for its iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple TV and Apple Watch, as well as its departure from using Intel chips.

• Users on TikTok are claiming some credit for the disappointing turnout at the president’s rally in Tulsa over the weekend.

Events
All Day – Today is primary election day. If you did not vote absentee, find your in-person polling site here.

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Game Night Tuesdays: Online Event. 

Written by QTadmin

June 23rd, 2020 at 8:29 am

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