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Thursday, July 30
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon with a high of 94 degrees.

Top Stories
• Activists are flooding ICE’s new “vigilante academy” with fake applications to try and overwhelm the system.

• An ex-employee for Revel says the companies mopeds are “cheap” and that he did not trust them.

• A 21-year-old college student captured a 400-pound bull shark off the coast of a Long Island beach.

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Queens News
• The city is defunding a program at Townsend Harris High School in Flushing that allows students to earn credits at Queens College.

• Port Authority biologists are working to keep turtles off the runways at JFK Airport.

• The pastor of St. Pancras Church in Glendale is accused of exchanging creepy texts with a 15-year-old boy he met through Grindr.

Politics
• Ivanka Trump is getting roasted on social media for participating in the Challenge Accepted trend.

• Who will he choose? Experts break down Joe Biden’s potential choices for vicepresident.

Entertainment
• Meghan Markle’s Wikipedia page was altered just before her relationship with Prince Harry was revealed, changing her modeling work to “activism.”

• A longtime employee of the popular Three Sons Pizzeria in Maspeth has opened a new slice joint and restaurant at the same site.

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Health Dept Issues for Restaurants WebinarThurs July 30th 2-3pm. Best practices for a Post COVID World.  RSVP
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Buzzing Back

• In 1977, The Bee Gees‘ younger brother Andy Gibb started a three-week stay at the top of the Billboard Pop chart with this song.

• In 1963, TV actress Lisa Kudrow is born in Los Angeles. She rose to fame for portraying the ditzy Phoebe Buffay on this Emmy-Award winning TV show.

Opinion
• The Queens Ledger argues that Governor Andrew Cuomo should waste no time signing new voting reform legislation into law.

• A guest contributor to the Leader-Observer has some middle-of-the-road ideas for police reform that will result in justice for all and a “freer NYC.”

In the Blogs
• A new drive-in movie series in launching tonight at a parking lot on the York College campus in Jamacia.

• Assembly Ed Braunstein will host his 8th Annual Blood Drive in Bayside next week, but it takes on extra urgency with donations way down due to COVID-19.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees topped the Orioles, 9-3. The Yankees (3-1) are in Baltimore for a 7:35 meeting with the Orioles.

• The Mets fell to the Red Sox, 6-5 The Mets (3-3) wrap up their four-game home-and-home series with the Red Sox in Flushing at 7:07 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Here’s what the Albany shakeup in the Assembly could mean for the real estate industry.

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• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,760-square-foot multi-family home at 25-46 100th Street in East Elmhurst for $515,000.

Style & Fashion
• Pharrell’s new line of Adidas slides are reportedly so comfortable they “feel like socks.”

• Celebrities are giving up! Many are ditching high-fashion couture for sloppy “COVIDcore” duds.

Events
Webinar – 2 to 3 p.m. – Health Department Issues for Restaurants in a post-COVID World.  RSVP

• Jackson Heights – 5 to 7 p.m. – NYC Census 2020 hosts outreach and form assistance event. Diversity Plaza, 37th Rd. & 73rd St.

Jamaica – 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. – Movies In Your Car. York College, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

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July 31st, 2020 at 9:15 am

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