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Tuesday, July 28
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with afternoon showers. High of 94 degrees.

Top Stories
• Several states have issued warnings, after reports that residents received unsolicited packages containing seeds, that may have originated from China.

• A group of six mayors penned a letter to Congress asking it to pass legislation blocking the White House from deploying federal law enforcement to cities without consent.

• Defense attorneys for Ghislaine Maxwell want to keep x-rated evidence in her trial from going public.

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Queens News
• Piles of unopened GetFoodNYC boxes, filled with emergency coronavirus meals, were found dumped on the side of the road underneath the Queens Midtown Expressway.

• After being picked up by authorities on Woodhaven Boulevard, a homeless man was charged withchoking and trying to rape a woman in Forest Park.

• A motorcyclist died in Holliswood, after losing control and crashing into a fire hydrant.

Politics
• Politicians and the American public paid respects to the late Congressman, Rep. John Lewis, who is now the first Black lawmaker to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

• The Senate GOP’s new coronavirus relief bill proposes cutting weekly pandemic unemployment benefits from $600 to $200.

Entertainment
• Drake has broken the record for most top 10 hits in the history of the Billboard Hot 100.

• Amid the pandemic, many films slated for 2020 were rescheduled. Here’s a list of those moviesshifted by coronavirus, and their new release dates.

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Buzzing Back

In 1978 National Lampoon’s  “Animal House” is released in theaters and stars this actor. The film  centered around the disreputable Delta House fraternity.

• In 1990 rapper Soulja Boy is born in Chicago.  He is best known for this song, which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate wonders whether the Black Lives Matter movement will be able to accomplish what the Me Too movement could not.

• New York Magazine says America’s public schools are currently facing a “triple crisis.”

In the Blogs
• An online petition has been launched calling for a stretch of Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside to be co-named “Little Manila” Avenue.

• The Queens Public Library will reopen a second batch of its local branches in August.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (2-2) beat the Boston Red Sox, 7 to 4. They will remain at Fenway for the second game in the series tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• After the Yankees (2-1) vs. Phillies series opener was postponed due to Marlins players and stafftesting positive for COVID-19, it is unclear if tonight’s game will go on as scheduled for 6 p.m.

• Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker has been placed on the commissioner’s exempt list, essentially forced by the NFL to take a paid leave of absence while waiting for his legal situation to resolve.

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Real Estate
• This Astoria couple has dreamed up a cozy interior for their apartment while under quarantine.

• For Sale – 62-59 108th Street, #4U, Forest Hills – Good sized Studio co-op w/ separate kitchen w/ window, 1 bath, hardwood floors. Convenient to shops & transportation.  $209,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

• Sold – Laurelton – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 3,200 square foot multi family home at 135-25 234th Pl. for $420,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Jeff Bezos will finally be grilled by Congress, as he joins the CEOs of Apple, Facebook, and Google at Wednesday’s antitrust hearing.

• According to FBI documents, senior Sinaloa cartel leaders were using a network of highly sophisticated encrypted phones, which was compromised by law enforcement earlier this year.

Events
Virtual – 6 p.m. – Creative Endurance: Online.  Learn how to stay inspired and connected during times of uncertainty.  $26 

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Live @ The Gantries Online: Brooklyn Raga Massive.  Watch Here. 

Virtual - 8 p.m. – New American Voices: The Innkeeper.  Free-RSVP 

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July 28th, 2020 at 8:56 am

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