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Thursday, June 25
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are still in effect.

Weather
• A slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm with a high of 85.

Top Stories
• The number of coronavirus cases in the United States hit a single-day record yesterday with over 36,000 new infections.

• Protestors are camping outside City Hall demanding cuts to police funding.

• U.S. Marshals have been told they should be prepared to defend national monuments across the country after several were vandalized.

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Queens News
• The cop who placed a man in a chokehold on the Rockaway Beach boardwalk will likely face criminal charges.

• A woman delivering food to people impacted by COVID-19 was killed when a drunk driver slammed into her around 4 p.m. yesterday on Northern Boulevard.

• The Queens Ledger takes an in-depth look at the toll remote learning is having on the city’s special needs students and their families.

Politics
• A Slate columnist says the likely defeat of Democratic New York congressman Eliot Engel shows what happens when power brokers lost touch with voters.

• The mayor said to close a $1 billion budget gap, as many as 22,000 workers could be laid off or furloughed.

Entertainment
• Here’s a look back at the career of Michael Jackson on the 11th anniversary of his death.

• Mike Tyson warned Jamie Foxx that getting inside the former heavyweight champ’s head for a new biopic is “not going to be pretty.”

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Buzzing Back

• In 2009, the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson dies at age 50.

• In 1956, chef Anthony Bourdain is born in New York City. In 2013, he began hosting this CNN show. 

Opinion
• Even a Post columnist concedes that President Donald Trump is headed for defeat if he doesn’t change course.

•  A veep for Fiverr writes in the Forest Hills Time that businesses must embrace the digital age to survive coronavirus and beyond.

In the Blogs
• Jenifer Rakjumar is on the verge of unseating Assemblyman Mike Miller, whose district includes Richmond Hill and Woodhaven.

• Amazon has reportedly inked a deal for a new warehouse on a seven-acre property in Maspeth.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets believe Yoenis Cespedes will be in the lineup on Opening Day when MLB resumes play at the end of July.

• Jamal Adams has made it clear he wants out of New York. In his weekly column, WFAN’s John Jastremski says fans shouldn’t blame the Jets.

• The St. John’s men’s basketball team has lost its leading scorer. LJ Figueroa announced he is transferring to Oregon.

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Real Estate
• Here’s everything you need to know about the state’s eviction moratorium, which the governor has extended, but with some modifications.

• For Sale – 33-64 21st Street, Unit C, Astoria – Two BR, 1 bath condo tastefully renovated. LR w/ partial views of Manhattan, pet friendly, move in ready! $508,000 Realtor.com 

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,120-square-foot single-family home at 88-12 91st Avenue in Woodhaven for $610,000.

Style & Fashion
• Amazon’s “Big Style Sale” began on Tuesday. Here’s everything you need to know to take advantage.

• More sales! Swing into summer with these 25 on-sale summer essentials.

Events
• Bellerose – 10 a.m. – Drive-through Graduation Ceremony. PS 23, 74-30 Commonwealth Blvd., Building 57

Virtual - 7:30 p.m. – Queens Comedy Hour (for mature audiences)

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June 26th, 2020 at 8:29 am

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