Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: U.S. now leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases; Highway officer arrested on child pornography charges

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Friday, March 27
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Showers in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon. High of 63 degrees.

Top Stories
• The U.S. now leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases, with NY having the highest number in the nation. But help is on the way- The USNS Comfort hospital ship is expected to arrive in New York Harbor on Monday.

• The U.S. has charged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and 14 others with narcotrafficking, offering a $15 million reward for Maduro’s capture.

• NY state approved technology allowing two patients to share one ventilator, in an effort to address a desperate need as coronavirus cases surpassed 37,000.

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Stay Active Indoors  Work out to these virtual fitness classes you can stream from home.
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Queens News
• A man and woman were found stabbed to death in an Astoria home in an apparent murder-suicide.

• An NYPD highway officer was arrested in Queens on child pornography charges, according to the District Attorney’s Offie.

• Fifty medical workers have been sent to Elmhurst Hospital, and some patients are being transferred elsewhere to make room for more.

Politics
• In a letter to the nation’s governors, President Trump said his administration is working on new guidelines for social distancing.

• As the House is expected to vote on the federal coronavirus relief bill, the European Parliament voted to green-light its own emergency funding plan.

Entertainment
• Governors Ball 2020 has been called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

• Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, will be the voice of the upcoming Disney film ‘Elephant.’
Buzzing Back

• 1n 1979, Pattie Boyd and Eric Clapton are married. She is the inspiration behind this song.

• In 1975 pop singer Fergie is born in Hacienda Heights, CA.  She is best known for being the lead singer of this group.

Opinion
• A writer for the Daily News recommends the U.S. follow Britain’s example by forming “Mother Teresa Patrols” of able-bodied youth to help those in need.

• The Post says coronavirus is killing Joe Biden’s campaign, and making the presidential hopeful look bad.

In the Blogs
• A stretch of 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights will be closed to traffic and opened to pedestrians, in order to promote social distancing.

• As ridership plummets, the MTA is reducing subway, bus and LIRR service.

Trending in New York
• Rihanna
• #ImAwakeThisLateBecause
• #KickIt1stwin
• #CoronaLockdown
• #TimesUpBiden

Scoreboard
• Fred “Curly” Neal, the face of the Harlem Globetrotters for 22 years, died at age 77.

• Amidst a shutdown, the NBA is reducing base salaries by 20 percent for about 100 of the league office’s top-earning executives around the world

Weekend Sports Schedule
• All MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, and NCAA games have been suspended

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

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Andy & Suzanna will be live streaming music classes on Tuesday & Friday mornings at 10:15am. You can find the classes and more information on their Facebook and Youtube channels.
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Real Estate
• Local businesses are in limbo as the MTA awaits proposals for the future of the Lefferts Boulevard Bridge.

• For Sale – 76-10 85th Road, Woodhaven - Well maintained single family home offers 3 BRs, 1 bath, private backyard w/side access. One block from Forest Park, near shopping.  $580,000. Zillow

• For Rent – Whitestone - Hi Ranch single family house offers 3 BRs, 3 full bath, family room, EIK, laundry room, garage.  $4,200/month. Carollo Rentals. 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Briarwood – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 700 square foot apartment at 136-75 68th Dr. for $235,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• A new website called Help Main Street aggregates NYC restaurant gift cards in one place.

• The long-awaited Chipotle on Steinway Street is now open for business- takeout and delivery only of course.

Restaurant ABC’s – South Richmond Hill
Grade A – 101 Meat Shop, 11601 101st Ave. Evidence of mice; Food contact surface not properly maintained; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade B – Avenue BBQ Hut, 12209 Liberty Ave. Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor;Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – New Yong Sheng, 11919 101st Ave. Cold food item held above 41º F; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Evidence of mice; Facility not vermin proof.

Events
• Virtual – Queens World Film Festival.

• Virtual – 4 p.m. – Senator James Sanders Jr. Coronavirus Virtual Community Conversation for the Rockaways. Facebook Live.

Saturday
• Virtual – Queens World Film Festival.
Virtual Online Class – 3-5pm. Make Your Own AT Home Bread & Tortillas. 
• Virtual – 4 p.m. – Senator James Sanders Jr. Coronavirus Virtual Community Conversation for South Ozone Park and Richmond Hill. Facebook Live.

Sunday
• Virtual – Queens World Film Festival.

 

 
 
 

Written by QTadmin

March 27th, 2020 at 8:52 am

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