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Morning Buzz: Thousands of Queens residents still without power; Thief breaks into Forest Hills chocolate shop

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Tuesday, August 11

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• The world has reached the grim milestone of 20 million confirmed coronavirus cases, and global deaths are approaching 750,000.

• President Trump was abruptly removed from a press briefing, after Secret Service shot a suspect outside the White House.

• Mayor De Blasio and the DOE announced more than 700,000 NYC public school students will resume part-time classroom learning next month.

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Queens News
• One week after Isaias, thousands of Queens homes are still without power, making up the majority of ConEd customers in the city experiencing outages.

• A thief broke into Aigner Chocolate Shop in Forest Hills, stealing more than $600 in cash from the register.

• Police arrested a Queens man for stealing from multiple cars in Nassau County over the weekend.

Politics
• A Daily News analysis found that City Council members who voted against this year’s budget got the short end of the stick on funding for their districts.

• Republican and Democratic governors alike called on officials in Washington to resume negotiations on federal aid, questioning Trump’s COVID-19 plans.

Entertainment
• Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” is officially a hit single again 39 years after its release, thanks to a viral video.

• Howard Stern is the latest celebrity to weigh in on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” scandal.

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Outdoor Film: I Am Not Your Negro. Tues Aug 11th & Wed Aug 12th 4pm (film starts at sundown). This documentary explores the history of racism in the United States. Reservations required. $10  Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood
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Buzzing Back

• In 2014 Oscar-winning actor Robin Wiliams dies at 63.

• In 1983 movie actor Chris Hemsworth is born in Australia. He is best known for his starring role in this movie.

Opinion
• The NY Post says Governor Cuomo is snubbing the victims of the fatal nursing-home orders he enacted at the height of the pandemic.

• In op-ed for the NY Times, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi defending the company’s core business model, as a California judge ruled the company must immediately classify its drivers as employees.

In the Blogs
• The City Department of Buildings lifted its vacate order on New World Mall in Flushing.

• More than 300 people marched through Corona demanding that New York’s billionaires pay more taxes.

Trending in New York
• Matz
• Rangers
• Ben Shapiro
DC Comics
• Secret Service

Scoreboard
• METS SCORE. They host a second game against the Nationals at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (34-36) face the Orlando Magic at 1 p.m.

• The Yankees (10-6) take on the Atlanta Braves at 7 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Plans have been filed for a four-story, 26-unit development on Steinway Street.

• For Sale – 58-02 84th Street, Middle Village - Renovated corner property 2 family home on 4 levels, features 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, open layout kitchen w/ SS appliances, semi-finished basement w/ separate entrance. $1.049M. Capri Jet Realty. 347-450-3577

• Sold – College Point – A four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,843 square foot multi family home at 12412 15th Ave. for $733,000. Zillow.

Technology
• SpaceX is planning to build a spaceport resort in Boca Chica, Texas.

• Telemedicine is popular now, but does it have a future after the pandemic?

Events
Kew Gardens - 11:30 a.m. – Queens Officials to Discuss Con Edison’s Response and Recovery Post-Isaias. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

Ridgewood - 4 p.m. (film starts @ sundown) – Outdoor Film: I Am Not Your Negro.  Nowadays,  56-06 Cooper Avenue

•.Virtual - 7 p.m. –  Global Mashup #1: Latin Boogaloo Meets Afrobeat.  Watchhere.   Hosted by Flushing Town Hall.

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Live @ The Gantries: The Chivalrous Crickets. Watch here. Hosted by Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

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August 11th, 2020 at 8:57 am

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