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Wednesday, June 17
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

• Partly cloudy with a high of 79 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump signed an executive order providing police departments with incentives to improve practices, but experts say it’s not enough.

• States like Texas, Arizona and Florida are seeing COVID-19 cases surging as restrictions are relaxed.

• The NYPD is now required to release body camera footage within 30 days after an officer shoots, kills or seriously injures someone.

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Queens News
• The U.S. Open will be held this summer, but without fans in the stands.

• A Queens painting and renovation company is repairing looted stores for free.

• Apple is reopening several NYC locations, including curbside service at Queens Center Mall.

• The Trump administration is suing to block John Bolton’s book from being published because it contains “classified information.”

• The husband of AOC challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is pumping money into a super PAC to take down the liberal firebrand.

• Jimmy Kimmel will host and produce the 2020 Primetime Emmys on ABC.

• “30 Rock” is returning to NBC with a new hour-long special that doubles as an upfront event.

Queens Comedy Hour Online Thurs June 18th 7:30 pm Presented by the Queens Theatre, this show is for mature audiences and is not suitable for children. Line up changes weekly. Free.

Buzzing Back

• In 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.

• In 1987, rapper Kendrick Lamar is born in Compton,CA. In 2012, he collaborated with this rapper on this song.

• USA Today says the coronavirus pandemic makes voting by mail even more important.

• The Post says freezing New York City rents now only means more trouble ahead.

In the Blogs
• A new coronavirus testing site at Leavitt Field in Flushing is now operational.

• Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s office opened their 1,000th constituent casein her first term in office.

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• Yankees president Randy Levine is urging a resolution for this MLB mess.

• Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod have another backer in their bid for the Mets.

• Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas was arrested after a high-speed hit-and-run that left him covered in blood.

• NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he would encourage a team to sign Colin Kaepernick.

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Real Estate
• Pi Capital Partners plans to break ground on a 44-unit senior housing project in Elmhurst by the end of 2020.

• For Sale – 253-14 148th Avenue, Rosedale – Colonial style home – move-in ready condition. 3 BRs, renovated kitchen & 1.5 bath, hardwood floors, solar panels. $549,990. Realtor.com 

• Sold – Oakland Gardens – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 68-75 Bell Boulevard for $225,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Hilton hotels is laying off 2,100 corporate roles globally in response to COVID.

• Hugo Boss’s new CEO Daniel Grieder is the former boss at Tommy Hilfiger.

Virtual – 10 a.m. – USTA to make announcement on 2020 US Open and Western & Southern Open. Watch here.

Virtual – 11 a.m. – Attorney General Letitia James holds public hearing on police and public interactions during protests. Livestream here.

Jamaica Hills – 11:30 a.m. – Activists urge Assemblyman David Weprin to support tenants instead of local landlord. 166-11 Hillside Ave.

Virtual – 12:30 p.m. – Transit advocacy organizations release 50 science-based recommendations to make public transit safe post-COVID. Tune in here.

Virtual – 3 p.m. – Financing in Turbulent Times. Register here.

Written by QTadmin

June 17th, 2020 at 8:43 am

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