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Wednesday, July 15
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• Amid lawsuits, the Trump administration has dropped plans to deport international students taking online-only classes.

• Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg was hospitalized and treated for a possible infection.

• Cuomo added four more states to New York’s quarantine list, so travelers from nearly half of the country’s states must isolate upon arriving.

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Queens News
• A father and stepson shot each other to death during a dispute in Far Rockaway.

• An NYPD lieutenant received threatening phone messages after arresting a Black Lives Matter protester in Bayside.

• The Lefferts Boulevard Bridge in Kew Gardens was transformed into an outdoor art gallery.

Politics
Mondaire Jones has officially won the Democratic primary in an upstate New York congressional district.

• Joe Biden unveiled a $2 trillion climate plan that aims to boost investments in clean energy.

Entertainment
• Ghislaine Maxwell pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and sex abuse charges.

• “Glee” star Naya Rivera’s cause of death was revealed to be accidental drowning.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1972, Elton John started a five-week run at #1 on the Billboard album charts with this album, his first US chart topper.

• In 1998, rapper JayDaYoungan is born in Louisiana. His music video for this song surpassed 1.5M views in 2017.

Opinion
• USA Today says Trump muzzling Anthony Fauci during COVID-19 would be hazardous.

• The Post says Cuomo is in no position to bash Trump on coronavirus, given the nursing home debacle.

In the Blogs
• Flushing Town Hall received a donation of 5,000 face masks from a longtime supporter.

• The virtual Queens job recruitment fair is returning this afternoon.

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Scoreboard
• New Nets forward Michael Beasley tested positive for COVID-19, making him the eighth player on the team with the virus.

• Tom Thibodeau remains the Knicks’ top choice to be the next head coach.

• Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is unsure if he’ll be ready for Opening Week due to his curry injury.

• Golden Eagles, the Marquette alumni team, won the $1 million, winner-take-all The Basketball Tournament.

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Real Estate
• June’s biggest loan in Queens was $89 million to Shorewood Real Estate for a mixed-use development in Jamaica.

• For Sale – 81-07 229th Street, Queens Village – Single family home w/ private driveway & one car garage. 3 levels of living space – renovated kitchen, LR & full bath on first floor; 3 large BRs, 1 full bath on 2nd floor. Renovated basement w/ separate entrance and full bath.  $799,999. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577 

• Sold – East Elmhurst – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,202-square-foot house at 30-51 71st Street for $1.04 million. Zillow.

Business News
• NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service, which launches today, is facing a crowded field.

• Airbnb bookings are picking up as they cross the one million mark in a single day.

Events
Flushing – 11 a.m. – Flushing Greenmarket to launch fifth season. Maple Playground, 136-50 Maple Ave.

Virtual – 2 p.m. – Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair. Livestream here.

Virtual - 5 p.m. – Dungeon High: An Immersive Storytelling Experience. Register @ [email protected].

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jamaal Bowman and Housing Justice for All host eviction defense training. Register here.

Written by QTadmin

July 15th, 2020 at 8:40 am

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