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Thursday, August 6

• Mostly cloudy with a high of 85.

Top Stories
• A soldier from Queens stationed at Fort Hood is now the fifth person to die at the Texas military base this year.

• Tens of thousands of people across New York City are still without power after Isaias, with the governor now calling for an investigation into public utlities.

• A woman was arrested for vandalizing the Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower.

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Queens News
• The family of a Florida tourist killed by one punch during an altercation in Long Island City is filing a lawsuit after his killer received no jail time.

• Two people were shot by two gunman dressed in black during a brazen attack near Clemens Triangle in Ridgewood last night.

Residents gathered outside Avenue Diner in Woodhaven as the popular eatery served its last meal, unable to survive the impacts of coronavirus.

• Deutsche Bank handed over the president’s financial records, and now Attorney General Tish James will make a “national” announcement today.

• David Aronov, a 24-year-old community organizer, hopes to replace Karen Koslowitz in the City Council.

• Here is how those traditional African lullabies found their way into Beyonce’s new visual album Black is King.

• Jay-Z’s Roc Nation plans to open a new school in Brooklyn affiliated with Long Island University.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1970 SteppenwolfJanis JoplinPaul SimonPoco and Johnny Winter perform at the Concert For Peace at Shea Stadium.

• In 1990, JonBenet Ramsey is born in Atlanta. Her mysterious murder investigation was tabloid fodder for years.

• A columnist for Slate argues that conservatives are trying to make Justice John Roberts the bogeyman of the upcoming elections.

• The chair of the Queens Libertarian Party writes in the Queens Ledger that the city and state are making criminals out of good citizens.

In the Blogs
• Larvicides aimed at controlling the mosquito population are being sprayed in marsh areas in central and eastern Queens.

• Douglaston Plaza now has a new pedestrian plaza with seating and outdoordining.

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• The Mets topped the Nationals, 3-1. New York (5-8) is off tonight before starting a series with the Marlins.

• The Yankees bested the Phillies, 3-1. The Yankees (9-2) finish up their series with the Phillies tonight in Philadelphia at 6:05 p.m.

• The Nets (32-36) fell to the Celtics, 149-115.

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Real Estate
• Is it a good idea to buy a house in the middle of a pandemic? A local realtorweighs in.

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• Sold – Three-bed, two-bath, 1,263-square-foot single-family home at 107-17 115th Street in South Ozone Park for $670,000.

Style & Fashion
• TikTok influencers are obsessed with these $10 jeans from Walmart.

• Would you pay real money for virtual clothes to make you look more fashionable in your next Instagram post or Zoom meeting?

• Flushing – 11 a.m. – Acting Borough President Sharon Lee joins garden officials to announce the Queens Summer Seeds 2020. Queens Botanical Garden, 42-80 Crommelin St.

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August 6th, 2020 at 9:06 am

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