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Friday, June 19
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 80 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Supreme Court rejected President Trump’s attempt to repeal the DACA program and end protections for young immigrants.

• As COVID-19 cases spike across the country, Florida could become the next epicenter of the nation’s outbreak. Governor Cuomo is considering a quarantine on travelers from the Sunshine State.

• Both of the Atlanta police officers charged in connection with the killing of Rayshard Brooks turned themselves in. One was released on bond.

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Queens News
• Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a man on Woodhaven Boulevard near Forest Park.

• The Queens Borough President’s Office is teaming up with the ASPCA to donate pet food to 14 local nonprofits and community-based organizations.

• An Astoria woman arrested in The Bronx was among hundreds who testified about police violence during recent protests.

Politics
• Facebook deactivated dozens of ads placed by President Trump’s reelection campaign that included a symbol once used by the Nazis

• The city passed a rent freeze that will apply to tenants in rent stabilizedapartments.

Entertainment
• Amazon Studios obtained the rights to an untitled documentary on voting rights, featuring insights from politician and lawyer Stacey Abrams.

• The Emmys are the latest awards show to adjust their nominee formula in order to promote diversity and inclusivity among contenders.

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Story Time: The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn’t. Sat June 20th 11:30am.  A hilarious & heartwarming story for children ages 3 – 8.  Click here for a Zippy Chippy coloring page!  Register here. 
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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 Carole King has her first #1 hit as a performer with this song. 

• In 1983 rapper Macklemore is born in Seattle,WA.  He vaulted to fame with this 2013 #1 US Billboard hit. 

Opinion
• A writer for New York Magazine says it’s about time for Congress to send financial relief to the States.

• In a piece for the Daily News, Samuel Collins III outlines the history of Juneteenth, and his special connection to the date.

In the Blogs
• More than 100 state legislators, including 18 from Queens, pledged they will not approve budget spending cuts unless taxes are raised on the wealthy.

• Hundreds of protesters marched through Astoria, demanding that the Christopher Columbus statue on Astoria Boulevard be removed.

Trending in New York
• #TopChef
• last of us 2
• Skate 4
• Noname
• #JUNETEENTH2020

Scoreboard
• Top infectious disease doc Anthony Fauci says the NFL may not be able to return to play this year.

• UFC president Dana White revealed the company’s first four cards for Fight Island, which will take place in Abu Dhabi next month.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• PGA Golf Tour. Viewing guide.
Saturday
• UFC Fight Nights: Blaydes vs. Volkov begins at 8 p.m.
• PGA Golf Tour. Viewing guide.
Sunday
• PGA Golf Tour. Viewing guide.

Visit NYDiscountTickets.com for the best prices on sports, concerts & movies.

Real Estate
• The city will transition to a new affordable housing website starting in July. Here’s how it works.

• For Sale – Maspeth – Two family semi detached home offers two 3BR, 2 full bath units plus terraces! Full finished basement w/ ½ bath, Cathedral ceilings, private drive & yard.  Separate heat & water for each unit.  $1.248M  Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Whitestone – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,224 square foot home at 15023 18th Ave. for $888,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Mayor Bill de Blasio has confirmed that NYC will move into the second phase of reopening, which includes outdoor dining, on Monday.

• With many NYC restaurants still closed for dine-in services, some Chinese restaurants are selling their dumplings frozen for at-home cooking.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ozone Park
Grade A – Don Peppe, 13558 Lefferts Blvd. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade B – Bowl 360, 9818 Rockaway Blvd. Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated; Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof; Non-food contact surface improperly constructed.
Grade C – Cabana Breeze, 13502 Lefferts Blvd. Food from unapproved or unknown source or home canned; Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor; Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. – Rep. Meeks Joins President of Museum of Korean American Heritage and the Consulate General for the Republic of Korea for their Donation of PPE. Parking lot of Kings Manor Museum, 153-03 Jamaica Ave.

Virtual – 1 p.m. – Weekly Facebook LIVE program with the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

Virtual – 6 p.m. – The Fab Four – All We Need is Love: Online Stream (stream available for 72 hours). $10

Virtual – 7 p.m. – Queens Jazz Orchestra Honors Jimmy Heath.  Livestream

Saturday
Virtual - 11:30 a.m. – Story Time: The True Story of Zippy Chippy – The Little Horse That Couldn’t.
Virtual – 8 p.m. – Shake, Rattle & Roll: Dueling Pianos
Virtual – 8:30 p.m. – Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot 

Sunday
Virtual – 6:30 p.m.- Virtual Mixology Class: Father’s Day Whiskey Cocktails.  

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