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Morning Buzz: Teenager shot multiple times while biking in Jamaica; Health department to start spraying for mosquitoes in Queens

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Tuesday, July 7
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms with a high of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• More than three years after the Standing Rock protests, a federal judge has ordered the Dakota Pipeline shut down.

• A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was torn from its base in Rochesteron the 168th anniversary of one of his most renowned speeches.

• The U.S. is seeing a spike in coronavirus cases, but death rates are the lowest since the outbreak exploded. Dr. Fauci says the nation is still “knee-deep” in the first wave of COVID-19.

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Queens News
• A 14-year-old victim was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after being repeatedly shot while riding his bicycle in Jamaica.

• The health department plans to apply environmentally friendly and EPA-approved pesticides to mosquito breeding grounds in Queens.

• Simon & Schuster moved up the release of a tell-all text by Trump’s niece, less than two weeks after a Queens judge dismissed attempts to kill the book

Politics
• The Supreme Court has ruled that ‘faithless electors’ in the Electoral College can’t go rogue, and  must vote as the laws of their states direct.

• Governor Cuomo reported a decline in coronavirus cases across New Yorksince the state began reopening, but a decision on schools has not been made.

Entertainment
• Lizzo has a cheeky message for the man who kicked her and her friends out of their summer rental three days early.

• Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne celebrated their 38 years of marriage with romantic throwbacks on Instagram.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1984 this album by Bruce Springsteen went to #1. It eventually went 15 Times Platinum and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.

• In 1998 TV actor Dylan Sprayberry is born in Houston, TX. In 2013 he portrayed a young Clark Kent in this film.

Opinion
• Politico explains what the makers of Lincoln Project “1,000,000 Dead” ad get about American voters, and what the Democrats don’t.

• Central Park “Karen” Amy Cooper was arrested for her bogus 911 call. A baby name expert breaks down association of “Karen” with entitled white privilege.

In the Blogs
• The Parks Dept has released preliminary design plans for the long-awaited revamp of Woodside’s Sohncke Square.

• Veggie Days Food Pantry, organized by Queens Together, has been operating out of the Variety Boys and Girls Club in Astoria each Thursday.

Trending in New York
• Penn Station
• Mahomes
• T.I.
• #AbolishICE
• Harvard

Scoreboard
• Ex-Yankee Andrew McCutchen says the team’s tradition of curbing the length of players hair and facial hair takes away from their individualism.

• FIFA and the U.S. Soccer Federation are ready to resume the 2026 World Cup venue selection process, with a few pandemic-appropriate adjustments.

• Donald Trump got into it with NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace on Twitter.

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Real Estate
• From doormen to outdoor space, COVID-19 is changing the rules for what attracts buyers in the NYC real estate market.

• For Sale – 75-23 182nd Street, Fresh Meadows – Renovated detached brick Cape has 4 BRs, 3 bath,finished basement, large garage & backyard. Close to all. $1.059M. Realtor.com

• Sold – Elmhurst – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 825 square foot apartment at 86-15 Broadway for $382,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple recently launched a new website that allows Apple Card customers to access and manage their account online.

• Researchers have found that burglars may be able to hack the Wi-Fi signals of hi-tech security cameras to determine when people are not home.

Events
Jackson Heights – 12 p.m. – NYC workers rally for COVID protections. Diversity Plaza, 73-19 37th Rd.

• Virtual – 8 p.m. – Ringo Starr Announces 80th Birthday Charity Show with Paul McCartney.  Go to YouTube.com and search “Ringo’s Big Birthday Show

Written by QTadmin

July 7th, 2020 at 8:49 am

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