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Monday, July 20

Weather
• Partly cloudy with possible stray shower. High of 99 degrees.

Top Stories
• New York City has entered Phase 4 of reopening, but indoor activities in malls, restaurants or cultural institutions are still not permitted.

• This past weekend marked the lowest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York since mid-March.

• A woman who live-streamed the defacing of the Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower went at it again in Harlem and Brooklyn.

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Queens News
• An Astoria restaurant defied the city’s orders to temporarily stop outdoor diningamid massive gatherings on Steinway Street.

• Police are looking for a suspect who stole $20,000 worth of tools and furniture from a construction site in Astoria.

• A convoy of cars and residents hosted a pro-police parade with signs, flags and cheers in Forest Hills.

Politics
• Trump declined to say whether he’ll accept the results of the 2020 election, sowing doubt in mail-in voting.

• A petition calls for renaming the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma after John Lewis. Others say the best tribute is passing a stronger voting rights act.

Entertainment
• Kanye West broke down in tears while talking about abortion at his first campaign rally.

• Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake welcomed their second child this week.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1969, Neil Armstrong walks on the moon.

• In 1971, actress Sandra Oh is born in Canada. She is best known for playing Dr. Christina Yang on this hit TV series.

Opinion
• The Post says the failure of the attempted Goya boycott is telling.

• The Daily News says reforms are still needed at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

In the Blogs
• Juniper Valley Park has new shuffleboard equipment courtesy of the local councilman.

• Thousands of PPE were distributed in Glen Oaks and Fresh Meadows to local residents.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees blanked the Mets to complete an exhibition sweep, 6-0.

• Suspended Yankees pitcher Domingo German reverses course and says he isn’t retiring.

• NFL players blitzed the league’s social media accounts with messages of concern about safety.

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Real Estate
• A rendering has been revealed for a seven-story, mixed-use building on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst.

• For Sale – Middle Village – One family Tudor style home across from Juniper Park features 4 BRs, 3 bath, hardwood floors, fireplace, FDR, sliding door off DR to large patio.  $1.127M. Eliot Hill Realty. 917-209-5686

• Sold – St. Albans – A three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,440-square-foot house at 136-34 Westgate Street for $650,000. Zillow.

Events
Virtual – 5:30 p.m. – Department of Education, City Planning to present reopening plants to joint Queens Borough Board and Borough Cabinet. Live stream here.

Written by QTadmin

July 20th, 2020 at 8:44 am

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