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Wednesday, July 1

Weather
• Isolated thunderstorms in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon. High of 81.

Top Stories
• The Senate passed an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program until August 8 hours before it expired.

• Fifteen city pools across the five boroughs will open to the public on August 1.

• The City Council passed an $88 billion budget, but activists say it didn’t do enough to cut NYPD funding.

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Queens News
• A motorist was killed in Middle Village after being struck by a stolen box truck.

• Teachers in Corona helped feed the families of their students during the pandemic.

• An injured shark washed up on Rockaway Beach after getting caught in a jetty.

Politics
• The Board of Elections won’t start counting absentee ballots for another week.

• City Council members’ personal information was doxxed by activists pushing for the defunding of the NYPD.

Entertainment
• Stars celebrated the life of Carl Reiner, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” creator who died at 98 years old.

• “Curb Your Enthusiasm” has been renewed for an eleventh season on HBO.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1979, the first Sony Walkman goes on sale.

• In 1961, Princess Diana is born in England. If not for her death in 1997, she would have been celebrating her 59th birthday.

Opinion
• USA Today says the COVID pandemic is no time to ask the Supreme Court to kill Obamacare.

• The Post says protesters and politicians are slapping the NYPD for a quarter century of saving lives.

In the Blogs
• More COVID-19 testing sites are coming to Long Island City.

• A pop-up food pantry in South Ozone Park delivered 200 boxes of groceries.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets laid off 25 employees, including some longtime ticket office workers.

• Yankees GM Brian Cashman thinks Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton will be game-ready by Opening Day.

• The Minor League Baseball season has been officially cancelled.

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Real Estate
• Innovo Property Group has launched leasing at “The Bridge,” a commercial property in Long Island City.

• For Sale – 62-64 Saunders Street, Rego Park - Renovated 1 BR Co-op 2 blocks to transportation. EIK w/ SS appliances, washer/dryer, pet friendly. $319,000  Capri Jet Realty  914-255-7284

• Sold – Kew Gardens – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 900-square-foot co-op at 83-40 Austin Street for $365,000. Zillow.

Business News
Uber is looking to buy Postmates for $2.6 billion after the collapse of its takeover deal with GrubHub.

Airbus will cut 15,000 jobs to survive the coronavirus crisis.

Events
Virtual – 1 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams speaks at National Gun Violence Training on best practices for faith leaders. Register here.

Virtual – 4 p.m. – Public Advocate Williams performs in “The Book of Job Project” with Theater of War. Register here.

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Written by QTadmin

July 1st, 2020 at 9:15 am

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