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Wednesday, June 26

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• Tiffany Cabán declared victory in the Queens district attorney Democratic primary. Her closest opponent, Melinda Katz, vowed to fight on.

• Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before two US House committees on July 17.

• The acting head of Customs and Border Protection has resigned in the wake of reports criticizing the way migrant children are being treated.

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5th Annual Independence Day Celebration  Wed June 26th  5pm Join the Bayside Historical Society for a free concert and fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day!  Register here.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Fort Totten, Bayside
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Queens News
• The pregnant Queens mother who was facing deportation after being transferred to an ICE detention center in Louisiana won a last-minute stay.

• An elderly man was arrested after he allegedly tried to kidnap a 10-year-old boy from his parents in Flushing.

• Fifteen local high school students were awarded scholarships by the Maspeth Kiwanis Club.

Politics
• Melania Trump’s chief spokeswoman will replace Sarah Huckabee Sandersas press secretary.

• The Board of Elections drew criticism after banishing the popular subway-themed “I voted” sticker at polling sites.

Entertainment
• Drake now has more Billboard charted songs than The Beatles.

• Ariana Grande, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden and Andrew Rannells have all signed on to work in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix film adaption of the Broadway musical “The Prom.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1975 Sonny and Cher’s divorce become final.

• In 1970 TV actor Nick Offerman is born in Joliet, IL.  In 2003 he married this actress.

Opinion
• The Post argues that Bernie Sanders is stealing from the poor with his new plan that would hand a $1.6 trillion gift to college-loan borrowers.

• USA Today supports the potential merger between Sprint and T-Mobile.

In the Blogs
• A man attempted to rob the Apple Bank for Savings on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights but the teller denied him.

• Police are looking for a knife-wielding robber who held up a Metro PCS store in Maspeth last Saturday.

Trending in New York
• #PoseFX
• #SDLive
• #CabanforQueens
• Eric Trump
• Dana Loesch

Scoreboard
• The Mets (37-43) fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-5. They face each other tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees (51-28) defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-3. They play again today at 1:05 p.m.

• Giancarlo Stanton will undergo an MRI after suffering a knee injury during Tuesday’s game.

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Free Film Night @ Nowadays   Wed June 26th at Sunset “The Wall”   Nowadays, 56-05  Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood
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Real Estate
• The future tallest building in Queens, Long Island City’s Skyline Tower, has surpassed the halfway mark on the 67-story residential skyscraper.

• For Sale - 2540 Bay Shore Road, Greenport – Park like setting on 3/4 acres of cleared land.  1st floor living w/ LR/DR, fireplace, EIK, 3 BRs, Jacuzzi tub. Outdoor patio, 2 car garage w/ attic.  $829,000 O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• For Rent – Whitestone – Full house rental features LR/DR, 3 BRs, 2 full bath, full finished basement, use of yard & driveway.  Hot water included. $2,600/month.  ID # 1349992. Carollo Real Estate. 718-366-6636

• Sold – Flushing – A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,019-square-foot condo at 87-30 62nd Ave. for $507,000. Zillow

Business News
• Universal Music Group’s parent company, Vivendi, is considering selling a portion of the music label to Tencent and the US is deciding if it’s a national-security risk.

• People are boycotting Yuengling Beer after its owner endorsed Trump.

Events
Flushing – 10:45 a.m. – Senator John Liu visits a school graduation. Phyllis Susser School for Exceptional Children, 7164 168 St.

Bayside – 5 p.m. – 5th Annual Independence Day Celebration.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave

Ridgewood – Sunset – Free Film Night: “The Wall”. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave

Written by QTadmin

June 26th, 2019 at 9:26 am

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