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Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Wednesday, June 24

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms in the morning and partly cloudy later. High of 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• Results in many of the city’s primary races won’t be announced soon with hundreds of thousands of people casting absentee ballots.

• New alternate side parking rules for the summer allow drivers to move their cars just oncea week.

• New York City beaches are set to officially reopen on July 1.

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Queens News
• A retired NYPD officer shot an innocent bystander as he fought with another man at a Howard Beach bistro.

• Two Queens men were caught trying to slip into the city with $6,000 in fireworks bought out of state.

• A wrongfully convicted Queens man was exonerated after serving 25 years in prison.

Politics
AOC cruised to victory in the Democratic primary, and looks set to waltz to a second term in Congress.

• Donovan Richards leads all candidates in the race for Queens borough president, while Elizabeth Crowley is in second place.

Entertainment
• Jimmy Kimmel apologized for his use of blackface in “The Man Show” sketches in the 1990s.

• Adult film star Ron Jeremy was charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting another woman.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1967, this song by Procol Harum enters the Billboard chart, and peaks at #5. It was inspired by the chord progression of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Orchestral Suite in D”.

• In 1979, actress Mindy Kaling is born in Cambridge, MA. From 2012 to 2015, she starred in her own comedy show.

Opinion
• USA Today says face masks work, and should be made mandatory.

• The Post says the DOE should stop chasing ideology and focus on reopening schools this fall.

In the Blogs
• LIJ Forest Hills Hospital is now allowing visitors over the age of 18 on a limited basis.

Major curb restoration is coming to the streets of Bayside Hills.

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Scoreboard
• Play ball! The 2020 MLB season is officially a go. The 60-game season will kick off on July 23 or 24.

• The FBI says no crime was found after a noose was discovered in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage.

• Former WFAN host Craig Carton has reportedly been released from prison.

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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building on Crescent Street in Astoria.

• For Sale – 66-83 70th Street, Middle Village – Fully renovated 2 BR condo in new construction building w/ elevator. 3 rooms, 2 BRs, 1 bath.  Roop top, bike storage, laundry in basement, pet friendly.  $529,000. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – Howard Beach – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,158-square-foot house at 163-55 95th Street for $635,000. Zillow.

Business News
GNC has filed for bankruptcy with the goal of selling itself and closing stores.

• Johnson & Johnson lost its bid to overturn its baby powder verdict, but its damages were cut to $2.1 million.

Events
Virtual – 1 p.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams performs in “The Oedipus Project” with Theater of War All-Star Cast. Register here.

Virtual – 2 p.m. – Virtual Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair. Livestream here.

Virtual – 3 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders presents “Reimagining Public Education in Southeast Queens Post COVID-19.” RSVP here.

Virtual – 5 p.m. – Community Education Council District 24 hosts special meeting. Join here.

Written by QTadmin

June 24th, 2020 at 8:43 am

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