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Wednesday, August 12

Weather
• Cloudy early with thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High of 89.

Top Stories
• Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris to be his vice presidential nominee, making her the first Black woman to land on a major party’s ticket.

• Governor Cuomo added Hawaii, South Dakota and the U.S. Virgin Islands to New York’s travel advisory list.

• Nearly 40 more New York City bars had their liquor licenses suspended due to COVID-19 violations.

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Queens News
• A mugger choked two elderly women in the lobbies of Rego Park homes.

• NYPD bodycam footage showed cops tasing a bipolar Queens man in gladiator gear during a fatal arrest.

• Dozens of maskless partiers packed an MTA bus to smoke, drink and smoke hookah.

Politics
Trump blasted Bill de Blasio for doing a “horrible” job and believes New York City is “going bad.”

• The virtual Democratic National Convention will feature high-profile New Yorkers like Cuomo, Schumer, AOC and the Clintons.

Entertainment
“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is being rebooted as a drama, with Will Smith as an executive producer.

• Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn are reportedly expecting their first child.

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Queens World Wednesday Night Wed Aug 12th 9pm Queens World Film Festival goes virtual with a free series that streams via Facebook. This week: Seed & Spark, a crowdfunding platform which supports indie filmmakers, & work by QWFF alumni who were funded through Seed & Spark. Watch Here.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1970, Janis Joplin performs her final concert at Harvard Stadium to a packed house of 10,000. She would die of a drug overdose less than two months later.

• In 1971, TV actress Yvette Nicole Brown is born in Ohio. In 2015, she landed a role on this CBS comedy starring this actor.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Kamala Harris will make a strong second to Joe Biden on the campaign trail and the White House.

• The Post says people are making a mad rush to leave New York City due to its many problems.

In the Blogs
• A Richmond Hill priest raised $20,000 in a bike ride fundraiser for his church pantry.

• More than 100 people contributed to an annual blood drive in Bay Terrace.

Trending in New York
#DameTime
#BidenHarris2020
Maya Rudolph
#WorldOfDance
#Greenleaf

Scoreboard
• The Mets (7-11) fell short against the Nationals, 2-1. They host the Nats again today at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (9-6) topped the Atlanta Braves, 9-6. They square off again at Yankee Stadium with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.

• The Islanders will visit the Washington Capitals at 3 p.m. to kick off the first game of their playoff push.

• The Nets (35-36) beat the Orlando Magic, 108-96.

• The Giants’ agreement with free agent corner Ross Cockrell fell through.

• The Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences postponed the fall football season.

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Real Estate
• Pi Capital Partners’ Elm West on Queens Boulevard has begun leasing.

• For Sale – 63-31 72nd Street, Middle Village – Updated one family home, one block to Juniper Park. 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, spacious backyard w/ deck, 1 car garage. Close to schools & public transportation.  $879,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100

• Sold – Far Rockaway – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 800-square-foot condo at 156 Beach 62nd Street for $330,000. Zillow.

Business News
Canada Goose is cutting production after coronavirus affected their sales.

• Kodak is expecting sales to rebound after taking a hit from COVID.

Events
Ridgewood – 4 p.m. (film starts @ sundown) – Outdoor Film: “I Am Not Your Negro.” Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

Virtual - 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Active Listening, Presence & Assertive Communication. We can’t control the way others communicate – just how we respond to them. $25.

Virtual - 7p.m. – Louis Armstrong Legacy Virtual Jazz Jam, presented by Flushing Town Hall. Watch here.

Virtual - 9 p.m. – Queens World Wednesday Night. Watch here

Written by QTadmin

August 12th, 2020 at 8:37 am

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