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Monday, June 22
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 89 degrees.

Top Stories
• U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman agreed to step down, ending a tug-of-war with Attorney General William Barr.

• A Rikers Island inmate was apprehended after attempting his second escape, this time by scaling the wall onto the roof.

• A statue of Teddy Roosevelt will be taken down in front of the American Museum of Natural History’s main entrance.

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Queens News
• A cop was suspended without pay after being caught on video using a banned chokehold during an arrest in Far Rockaway.

• A man and a woman died after plummeting off the roof of a building in Jamaica.

• A “Black Man March” was hosted in St. Albans on Father’s Day.

Politics
• Trump was furious about the underwhelming crowd at his campaign rally in Tulsa.

• Former National Security Adviser John Bolton called Trump “naive and dangerous,”and hoped that he will be a “one-term president.”

Entertainment
Tom Petty’s family members denounced Trump for using “I Won’t Back Down” at his latest rally.

• Actor Ansel Elgort denied an allegation of sexual assault through an Instagram post.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1974, this song by The Stylistics was released and would be their biggest hit, peaking at #2 for 14 weeks.

• In 1949, actress Meryl Streep is born in Summit, NJ. She earned her first Academy Award nomination for this 1978 drama film.

Opinion
• The Post says shootings are soaring across New York City due to the disbanding of the plainclothes anti-crime unit.

• The Times says OSHA needs to protect workers from getting coronavirus on the job.

In the Blogs
• Zone 126, based in Astoria and Long Island City, has appointed a new executive director.

• The city has launched a new COVID-19 testing site at Windsor Park Library on Bell Boulevard.

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Scoreboard
• The MLB Players Association postponed a vote as talks continue over a shortened season.

• The Yankees are leaving Tampa after four employees at their spring training complex tested positive for coronavirus.

• St. John’s basketball star LJ Figueroa is officially transferring to Oregon.

• Here are three takeaways from Tiz the Law’s win in the Belmont Stakes.

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Real Estate
• This is what Phase 2 of New York City’s reopening will mean for the real estate community.

• For Sale – 58-02 84th Street, Middle Village – Renovated 2 family on corner lot features 4 levels of living space, semi-finished basement, hardwood floors.  9 rooms 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, full basement, semi finished basement w/ separate entrance.  $1.099M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Astoria – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 980-square-foot condo at 31-10 28th Road for $1.048 million. Zillow.

Events
Virtual – 11 a.m. – NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea to testify for Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation into interactions between police and the public. Livestream here.

Written by QTadmin

June 22nd, 2020 at 10:20 am

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