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Morning Buzz: Three killed and more injured from gunfire at a street party in Charlotte; Second lawsuit filed against Brooklyn funeral home

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Tuesday, June 23
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 85 degrees.

Top Stories
• Three people were killed and at least 11 injured, after more than 100 shots were fired at a multi-day street party in Charlotte, North Carolina.

• The Justice Department is charging a U.S. soldier with planning a “mass casualty” attack on his own unit.

• Data shows that 4.3 million U.S. homeowners didn’t pay their mortgage in May, more than double the number from the previous month.

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Brooklyn News
• A Brooklyn funeral home is being sued once again, this time by a Bronx widow who claiming her husband was left to decay in a parked U-Haul truck.

• As complaints of illegal fireworks skyrocket, video shows dozens of people setting off illegal fireworks right in the middle of a street in Crown Heights.

• In the second such shooting within a week, a man in his 30s was shot to death in the lobby of a Brownsville NYCHA housing project.

Politics
• The White House extended a freeze on green cards for new immigrants and signed an executive order to suspend new temporary work visas.

• Former State Senator Jesse Hamilton slammed Assembly Member Diana Richardson as an “All Lives Matter” candidate as he tries for her seat.

Entertainment
• Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” is free to rent on several platforms all week, and AFI will host an online discussion with the director about the film.

• Live Nation announced a drive-in concert series for July as coronavirus lockdowns have canceled arena shows and music festivals nationwide.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy VIRTUAL Women’s LuncheonTues June 23rd 12-1pm   This year’s Women’s Luncheon features a panel discussion on “Sports, Leadership, and Leveling the Playing Field”.  Register here.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1992 Mafia boss John Gotti, aka “Teflon Don,” is sentenced to life.

• In 1929 country singer June Carter Cash is born in Maces Spring, VA.  In 1968 she married this “man in black“.

Opinion
• How much further can Bill Barr push it? Slate says the Supreme Court may be tired of the attorney general.

• An article from Vox explores what the science of visual illusions can teach us about “reality” and our polarized world.

In the Blogs
• The Arcade Project is pushing for true change and diversity in the art world.

• Greenpoint’s Dandelion Wine has raised more than $10,000 for Black Lives Matter with its new “diversity packs.”

Trending in New York
• Christianity
• #BreonnaTalyor
• Shaun King
• NASCAR
• Joel Schumacher

Scoreboard
• NASCAR has launched an investigation after a noose was found in the garage stall of driver Bubba Wallace.

• MLB owners voted unanimously to proceed with the 2020 season under the terms of their March 26 agreement with the Player’s Association.

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Real Estate
• Eviction cases are expected to soar in NYC as housing courts reopen and landlords seek to recoup income lost during the pandemic.

• For Sale – 1937 81st Street, Bensonhurst – 3 BR, 3 bath single family home with old world charm, hardwood floors, full basement with access to street and backyard.  Needs TLC. $1.098M. Realtor.com

• Sold – Gravesend – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,000 square foot two family home at 2033 W 8th St. Zillow.

Technology
• Apple announced new software for its iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple TV and Apple Watch, as well as its departure from using Intel chips.

• Users on TikTok are claiming some credit for the disappointing turnout at the president’s rally in Tulsa over the weekend.

Events
• All Day – Today is primary election day. If you did not vote absentee, find your in-person polling site here.

Virtual -12 to 1 p.m. – Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Virtual Women’s Luncheon. 

Virtual - 7 p.m. – Game Night Tuesdays: Online Event. 

Written by BKTicker

June 23rd, 2020 at 8:30 am

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