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Morning Buzz: Woodhaven man fatally shot in his home, Woman fights off would-be rapist in Forest Park

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Monday, July 27
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy, but still hot and humid. High of 99.

Top Stories
• The casket carrying late civil rights leader John Lewis traveled across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma one last time.

• Thousands of New Yorkers marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest federal enforcement tactics used against activists in Portland.

• New York state and the city have hit record low COVID-19 hospitalizations.

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Queens News
• A 40-year-old Woodhaven man was fatally shot in his home, and now cops are searching for his girlfriend and her mother.

• A woman fought off a would-be rapist on a hiking trail in Forest Park.

• Four people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Ozone Park.

Politics
• Maya Wiley, a former top legal counsel to de Blasio, has placed calls to prominent politicians seeking support for a mayoral run.

• City & State lists the 100 most influential Asian-Americans in New York politics and policy.

Entertainment
• Talk show legend Regis Philbin has died at the age of 88.

• Olivia de Havilland, one of the last actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age, passed away at 104 years old.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1968, Cass Elliot releases her first solo single following the breakup of The Mamas And Papas.

• In 1998, stage actor Myles Erlick is born in Canada. He earned his most notable part in the title role of Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway.

Opinion
• The Daily News says NYC and the nation must realize the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

• The Post says subways are bouncing back, which is a huge sign of progress.

In the Blogs
• An annual blood drive at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center is set for August 6.

Steinway & Sons has fully reopened its factory in Astoria and is producing pianos again.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (1-2) were shellacked by the Atlanta Braves, 14-1. They fly to Boston to take on the Red Sox at 7:35 p.m.

• The Yankees (2-1) win their first series over the Washington Nationals, 3-2. The Bronx Bombers will head to Philadelphia to face the Phillies at 7:05 p.m.

• The Yankees optioned Clint Frazier to the alternate training site to bring up more bullpen arms.

• President Trump won’t throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium, but plans to at some point. The decision comes after two key Yankees announced they plan to kneel during the national anthem all season.

• The Giants cut Pro Bowl kicker Aldrick Rosas after his hit-and-run arrest. They immediately signed Chandler Catanzaro as a replacement.

• The Jets traded star safety Jamal Adams to the Seahawks for Bradley McDougald and three high draft picks.

• The Knicks are finalizing a five-year deal with head coach Tom Thibodeau.

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Real Estate
• The owners of 400,000 rent-stabilized apartments in NYC reported an improvement in rent collection in early July.

• For Sale – Woodside - Single family home has 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, LR, DR, kitchen, private driveway, garage. Near all.  $788,000. Carollo Real Estate 718-366-6636 

• Sold – Kew Gardens Hills – A seven-bedroom, 1,281-square-foot house at 57-14 163rd Street for $1.92 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday night, police observed an unidentified man fall from the stairway of an elevated A train station at 111th Street and Liberty Avenue in South Richmond Hill. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The medical examiner will determine a cause of death. An investigation is ongoing.

• On early Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious man inside a car near 319 Beach 98th Street in Rockaway Beach. Cops found an unresponsive 39-year-old man inside a silver 2020 Lexus sedan. EMS responded to the scene, and pronounced him dead. The medical examiner will determine a cause of death. An investigation is ongoing.

Events
Richmond Hill – 11 a.m. – Elected officials, community leaders and Census partners kick off Census Week push. Phil Scooter Rizzuto Park, 95th Ave. and 127th St.

Virtual – 11 a.m. – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams announces school reopening proposal, release report. Live stream here.

Virtual – 1 p.m. – State lawmakers, community groups call for legislative leadership to enact budget reforms. Register here.

Virtual – 2 p.m. – Board of Standards and Appeals public hearing on World’s Fair Marina reconstruction. Join here.

Virtual – 6 p.m. – Public Advocate Williams speaks at Dominican Bar Association’s “Policing in America” panel. Register here.

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July 27th, 2020 at 8:50 am

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