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Thursday, June 18
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 77.

Top Stories
• Advocates are worried there could be a flood of eviction notices Monday morning when the state’s moratorium on kicking out tenants expires.

• Charges of racism is threatening to upend Success Academy, the city’s largest charter school network,

• The cop who shot Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta will be charged with felony murder and could face the death penalty if convicted.

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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn cop says he was punished for failing to meet arrest quotas and refusing to take responsibility for a controversial arrest he wasn’t involved in.

• An innocent bystander dodged death when he was caught in the middle of a drive-by shooting in Cypress Hills.

• Video footage shows firefighters lighting off illegal fireworks outside a Flatbushfirehouse.

Politics
• Newly released excerpts from John Bolton’s new book claim President Donald Trump asked Chinese leaders to help him get re-elected.

• NYC businesses eager to enter phase two of the reopening are confused by mixed messages on guidelines coming from City Hall.

Entertainment
• People are stumped by Kellyanne Conway’s new look.

• “That 70’s Show” actor Danny Masterson has been charged with raping threewomen. Leah Remini says its signals the end of Scientology.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1967, the Monterey Pop Festival in San Francisco reaches its climax. This song was written especially for this festival.

• In 1942, Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool. In 1982, he sang a duet with this singer on this hit song.

Opinion
• The Daily News gives its opinion of which local elected officials in the state Assembly should stay and which should go.

• The chief of staff to the Time Equities CEO writes in the Greenpoint Star about her experiences as a black woman in light of recent incidents.

In the Blogs
• A State Senate candidate is being accused of trying to scam the elderly in Williamsburg with an unauthorized COVID-19 testing event.

• Ticket sales for the Skyline Drive-in on the Greenpoint waterfront have launched. There are movies scheduled through July.

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Scoreboard
• Chris “Mad Dog” Russo says he is better at radio than Mike Trout is at playing baseball.

• The Knicks have added three more candidates to the search for a new headcoach.

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Real Estate
• A pro-development group, Open New York, has launched a campaign to save the rezoning proposal for Gowanus.

• For Rent – 137 Prospect Avenue #4A, Gowanus – 3 BR, 2 bath apt has kitchen w/ SS appliances, hardwood floors, central a/c, laundry in building, outdoor space. All pets allowed. $4,500/month Nooklyn.com

• Sold – One-bedroom, two-bath, 842-square-foot condo at 35 McDonald Avenue in Windsor Terrace for $780,000.

Style & Fashion
• The resale company Rebag is getting into the accessories business.

• A columnist for the New York Post says the coronavirus lockdown is over, so please stop dressing like a slob.

Events
Bed-Stuy - 11:30 a.m. – Borough President Eric Adams calls on the city top open playgrounds. PS 308, 616 Quincy St.

• Virtual – 6 p.m. – Brooklyn Public Library celebrates graduation of adult GED students. WATCH HERE

Virtual – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Pain Relief with Plant Medicine: Online Class

Written by BKTicker

June 18th, 2020 at 8:51 am

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