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Friday, June 26
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• A Georgia grand jury indicted the three men arrested and charged in connection with the alleged murder of Ahmaud Arbery.

• Governor Cuomo says New York will monitor the list of flights entering the state to ensure passengers quarantine for coronavirus.

• The Senate passed a sweeping sanctions bill targeting China’s violations of Hong Kong’s independence

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Queens News
• The NYPD officer seen on video putting a man in an apparent chokehold at Rockaway Beach was arrested and faces charges of strangulation and attempted strangulation.

• A Queens judge tossed a legal effort by Trump’s younger brother to block a tell-all book by the president’s estranged niece.

• Local officials say the city never told them it was housing more than 100 recently releasedinmates at a Fresh Meadows hotel.

Politics
• According to a watchdog report, the White House sent almost $1.4 billion in coronavirus stimulus payments to deceased Americans.

• After blocking a DACA repeal, the Supreme Court enhanced the Trump administration’s ability to quickly deport illegal immigrants.

Entertainment
• The U.S. Postal Service is releasing its first series of stamps that celebrate hip-hop culture.

• Disney’s iconic Splash Mountain is getting a “Princess and the Frog” theme makeover.

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Josh Groban: An Intimate Concert Event – Online  Sat June 27th 4pm  Join Josh Groban & Friends for an intimate, full-length concert.  $21.50 
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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 this 8:36 long epic song by Don McLean debuts on WNEW-FM radio and would rise to #1 in the US.

• In 1970 TV actor Nick Offerman is born in Joliet, IL.  In 2003, he married this “Will & Grace” star. 

Opinion
• In an op-ed for the New York Times, a food historian says food pantries are not a substitutefor the SNAP program.

• One CNN contributor says a European ban on U.S. travelers would send a humbling message amid an uptick of COVID-19.

In the Blogs
• The Queens Public Library will reopen some of its local branches on July 13 with restrictions.

• Police are looking for a man who robbed a woman outside a deli near the Queensbridge Houses.

Trending in New York
• Liverpool
• Jenna Marbles
• Chelsea
• Bubba
• Tom Cotton

Scoreboard
• NBA star Vince Carter officially retired from basketball after playing a 22-year career.

• The 2023 Women’s World Cup will be played in Australia, FIFA’s ruling council voted.

• Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the NFL will be kicking off a voting education and registration initiative.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• PGA Tour: Travelers Championship. See the tee times schedule.
Saturday
• UFC Fight Night: Austin begins at 8 p.m.
• PGA Tour: Travelers Championship. See the tee times schedule.
Sunday
• PGA Tour: Travelers Championship. See the tee times schedule.

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Real Estate
• Elm West, a 142-unit building on the corner of Queens Boulevard and Broadway is one of the first rental buildings to open during the COVID-19 era.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat June 27th 12-3pm & Sun June 28th 12-2pm. 79-74 77th Road, Glendale - 2 BR, 2 bath home, gut renovated – all modern updates.  All new appliance, LR, DR, full finished basement w/ LR & bath. In wall a/c, garage, swimming pool in yard.  Price reduced to $750,000 Joann C. Realty. 917-371-4034

• Sold – Flushing – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 750 square foot apartment at 2512 Union St. for $235,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Mayor De Blasio assures the city is on track to begin indoor dining at half-capacity starting July 6.

• New York’s takeout cocktail law is expiring soon, and restaurants are worried.

Restaurant ABC’s – Kew Gardens
Grade A – Homestead Gourmet Shop, 8145 Lefferts Blvd. Food not protected from potential source of contamination.
Grade B – Agra Palace, 116-33 Queens Blvd. Food not cooled by an approved method; Evidence of mice; Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized.
Grade C – Roast & Co, 8260 Austin St. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor.

Events
Virtual- 6 p.m. – Name That Tune. 

Virtual - 7 p.m. – The Children’s Television Revolution in the ’70’s: Focus on ZOOM.

Saturday
Virtual - 4 p.m. – Josh Groban & Friends. 
Virtual – 7 p.m. – Step Up Soiree’ – A Virtual Gala. 
Virtual – 8 p.m. – Shake, Rattle & Roll: Dueling Pianos. 

Sunday
Virtual – 10:30 a.m. – Homemade Ice Cream. 

Written by QTadmin

June 26th, 2020 at 8:30 am

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