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Wednesday, July 8
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 87.

Top Stories
• The Trump administration has officially begun to withdraw the U.S. from the World Health Organization.

• International students are criticizing the Trump administration for a rule forcing them to leave the U.S. if their classes are online this fall.

• New York City’s 3,000 daycares will be allowed to reopen as soon as Monday.

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Queens News
• A 12-year-old was arrested and charged in connection with an attempted rapeof a Ridgewood woman.

• The man who was held in a chokehold by police in the Rockaways has been arrested in the Bronx for slashing someone in the face.

• A Delta flight was forced to make an emergency stop at JFK Airport after hail damaged the plane’s nose.

Politics
• Joe Biden won the presidential primaries in New Jersey and his home state of Delaware.

• Mayor de Blasio won’t fire police commissioner Dermot Shea despite calls for his removal.

Entertainment
Jude Law will play Captain Hook in Disney’s live-action remake of “Peter Pan.”

• Radio star Charlamagne tha God has inked a deal with Comedy Central to host a talk show.

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Virtual Jazz Jam presents: Our Road to Change Wed July 8th 7pm Acknowledging the current movement for racial justice and equality and the need to make change. The event is free, but artists and audiences can support the organization’s STEP UP for Flushing Town Hall campaign online. View at FTH @ Home Facebook page.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1978, after a six-month stay, this soundtrack is knocked off the top spot on Billboard with this album, which contains this song.

• In 1958, actor Kevin Bacon is born in Philadelphia. In 1994, he won a Golden Globe award for his role in this movie.

Opinion
• The Post pleads for action from the mayor after describing scenes of NYC’s “gun madness.

• S.E. Cupp writes in the Daily News that the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” should not be cancelled.

In the Blogs
• To beat the heat, the city is opening fire hydrants on several streets in Queens.

• Here are 13 spots where you can get frozen boozy drinks in Astoria.

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Scoreboard
• Nets forward Taurean Prince tested positive for COVID-19, and will be out for the season. Guard Spencer Dinwiddie also tested positive, so he won’t join the Orlando restart.

• The Mets and Yankees will face off in a pair of exhibition games before the regular season kicks off.

• New York Liberty star Asia Durr is opting out of the WNBA season after battling the coronavirus.

• ESPN Radio is moving on from Mike Golic in a reshuffling of shows, representing the end of an era.

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Real Estate
• BlackRock Realty Advisors sold a multi-family building in Forest Hills for $26.5 million.

• For Sale – 79-29 68th Road, Middle Village – Renovated 2 family on 3 levels w/ backyard & garage.  Both units have new kitchen w/ SS appliances, 2 BRs, office space, open layout. Finished basement w/ separate entrance, full bath, laundry room.  $1.075M  Capri Jet Realty 917-288-0660

• Sold – Sunnyside – A five-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,232-square-foot house at 47-16 39th Street for $1.25 million. Zillow.

Business News
• Levi Strauss & Co., which saw a 62 percent drop in sales in the second quarter, is cutting 15 percent of its corporate workforce.

• SiriusXM is reportedly nearing a $300 million deal to buy the podcast servicestitcher.

Events
Elmhurst – 8 a.m. – NYC Test & Trace Corps host citywide “COVID-19 Testing Day of Action.” NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, 79-01 Broadway.

Virtual – 3 p.m. – Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens hosts Virtual Housing Expo 2020. Register here.

Virtual – 6:30 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams speaks at Civilian Complaint Review Board virtual public board meeting. Register here.

Virtual – 7 p.m.- Virtual Jazz Jam presents: Our Roads to Change. Flushing Town Hall.

Virtual - 7:30 p.m. – Jukebox Bingo Wednesday: Online Event.

Virtual – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 monthly meeting. Watch here.

Written by QTadmin

July 8th, 2020 at 9:07 am

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