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Wednesday, March 18
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 53 degrees.

Top Stories
• New York City’s coronavirus death toll is up to 10 with 923 confirmed cases. Mayor de Blasio is considering a shelter-in-place, but Cuomo is not.

• Joe Biden swept Florida, Illinois and Arizona, pulling further away from Bernie Sanders.

• The IRS is giving Americans a three-month reprieve on paying their taxes this year.

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Queens News
• A city employee hijacked a forklift at an Ozone Park auto pound when workers there refused to turn over an impounded car.

• An MTA employee who works at a rail crew office in Queens tested positive for COVID-19.

• The Queens World Film Festival is streaming this year’s picks online.

Politics
• Bronx Councilman Ritchie Torres is the latest elected official to test positive for the novel coronavirus.

• No surprises here: Trump officially clinched the Republican nomination for president.

Entertainment
John Legend performed a live concert from his home on Instagram Live.

• From “Mulan” to “Black Widow,” here are all the films that have been delayeddue to the coronavirus.

Buzzing Back

• In 1972, Neil Young enjoyed his only solo & US #1 hit with this song. Backing vocals were done by this singer and this singer.

• In 1970, actress Queen Latifah is born in Newark, NJ. In 2002, she was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in this movie.

Opinion
• The Post says the Legal Aid Society’s demand for a moratorium on arrests and emptying jails is insane.

• The Daily News says direct cash payments to the American people are what the economy needs right now.

In the Blogs
• Your LIC has postponed its fifth workshop on density and uses, originally scheduled for March 23.

• The Musica Reginae concert at The Church-in-the-Gardens has also been cancelled.

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Scoreboard
• All NBA, NHL, MLB and NCAA games are suspended due to the coronavirus.

• Four Brooklyn Nets players, including Kevin Durant, tested positive for COVID-19.

• Tom Brady is leaving the Patriots and is reportedly signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Real Estate
• See the new renderings for an 11-story residential building being built in Long Island City.

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• Sold – Woodhaven – A. three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,328-square-foot house at 88-59 75th Street for $635,000. Zillow.

Business News
Adidas has joined Nike in announcing store closures in response to the pandemic.

• Macy’s will also close stores nationwide due to the coronavirus.

Events
Flushing – 11 a.m. – Flushing community to organize emergency food distribution. Bland Houses Community Center, 133-36 Roosevelt Ave.

Virtual – 12 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders Jr. to host coronavirus virtual community conversation. Livestream here.

Ridgewood – 8 p.m. – Virtual Nowadays: Planetarium with Hypnotic Spa, Luxury Skin and Rena Anakwe. Livestream here.

Written by QTadmin

March 18th, 2020 at 9:00 am

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