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Morning Buzz: Vigil held for Queens coronavirus victims; Feds charge doctor and patient with running illegal drug ring

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Friday, May 22

• Partly cloudy skies giving way to occasional showers. High of 69 degrees.

Top Stories
• A NYPD auxiliary cop was killed by police after he fatally shot and stabbed his sister-in-law in a Harlem apartment.

• The CDC, and some states, are conflating numbers from viral and antibody tests, skewing the metrics governors are using to reopen their economies.

• A suspect has been taken into custody after a shooting near a popular shopping and entertainment district outside Phoenix wounded three.

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Queens News
• The principal at PS143Q in Corona is bringing calm to students amid the chaos.

• Federal agents charged a Queens doctor and one of his patients with running an illegal oxycodone distribution ring.

• Friends, family and neighbors came together for a vigil in Corona Plaza in remembrance of Queens COVID-19 victims.

• The U.S. will be withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty, a pact designed to reduce the risk of military miscalculations that could lead to war.

• In light of proposed national security legislation, U.S. officials are accusing China of disregarding commitments to keep Hong Kong semi-autonomous.

• Memorial Day is around the corner and New Yorkers are itching to get to the beach. These are the ones that will be open this weekend.

• Lori Loughlin has agreed to plead guilty to fraud in the college admissions scandal, and spend two months in federal prison.

Queens Storytellers Online Fri May 22nd  7:30pm Featuring stories from writers and performers whose work has been previously featured on stages & screens around NYC.  Reserve your spot!

Buzzing Back

• In 1965 The Beatles attained their eighth Billboard number one hit with this song.

• In 1930 civil rights leader Harvey Milk is born on Long Island, NY.  This actorwon an Academy Award for portraying him in this 2008 film.

• The Post’s Editorial Board compiled political commentary from various perspectives on topics that range from lockdowns to Trump.

• A writer for Slate says it’s not too late to save Black lives as the coronaviruspandemic continues.

In the Blogs
• We Heart Astoria has a list of Queens farmers markets that are still operatingduring the COVID-19 pandemic.

• A Queens council member wants the city create 10 miles of “European-style” commercial corridors so restaurants can open sidewalk dining space.

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• The Rangers would face the Carolina Hurricanes in a best-of-five play-in series, should the NHL’s playoff plan come to action.

• Sports writer Pat Jordan opens up about his relationship with Mets pitching great Tom Seaver in an upcoming book.

• ESPN has ordered it’s latest documentary project to be a nine-part series about Patriots great Tom Brady, called “The Man in the Arena: Tom Brady.”

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Real Estate
• Astoria lawmakers are urging real estate firms that control the site of a local Key Food to negotiate with the grocer before the store is forced to shut down.

• For Sale – 79-29 68th Road, Middle Village – Renovated 2 family on 3 levels w/ backyard & garage.  Both units have new kitchen w/ SS appliances, 2 BRs, office space, open layout. Finished basement w/ separate entrance, full bath, laundry room.  $1.075M  Capri Jet Realty 917-288-0660

• Sold – East Elmhurst - A four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,396 square foot home at 3132 94th St. for $820,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Noted architect David Rockwell has created a template for outdoor dining that could potentially save restaurants as NY reopens.

• This week’s Eater sandwich column gives readers a snapshot into David Bowie’s life in NYC through the late rockstar’s go-to bites.

Restaurant ABC’s – Springfield Gardens 
Grade A – Dragon Place, 13822 Farmers Blvd. Plumbing not properly installed or maintained.
Grade B – Spring Gardens Restaurant, 13529 Springfield Blvd. Personal cleanliness inadequate; Live roaches present; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Facility not vermin proof.
Grade C – Lorna’s Take Out, 12617 Merrick Blvd. Cold food item held above 41º F; Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present; Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment; Food not protected from potential source of contamination; Facility not vermin proof.

Virtual – 7:30 p.m. – Queens Storytellers Online. 

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May 22nd, 2020 at 9:58 am

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