News Headlines: Monday, June 22nd 2020

  • Today New York City enters phase 2 of reopening… Phase 2 allows for outdoor dining, more in-store shopping and haircuts…
  • Long Island is still on target to enter phase 3 Wednesday, which includes INDOOR dining at 50% capacity, and other businesses like  tattoo shops and nail salons can reopen… also starting Wednesday,  gatherings of 25 people will be allowed on long island.
  • Meantime 23 states continue to see a steady increase in coronavirus infection numbers.    Tallies by the World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins University show the number of coronavirus infections worldwide approaching 9 million, with more than 468,000 deaths.
  • Protests continued across the island over the weekend… including one in Babylon.. where protesters were asking for a statue of Robert Mosses to be taken down.  Demonstrators are scheduled to march today in Smithtown.
  • Speaking of statues…  American Museum of Natural History is removing a statue of Theodore Roosevelt.  . The statue sits at the Central Park West entrance.
  • John Bolton’s memoir officially comes out Tuesday but over the weekend, A PDF of “The Room Where It Happened” has turned up on the internet.
  • Nassau police are investigating a fatal boating accident that occurred Sunday night in Oceanside.  Authorities say a 26 year old was tubing behind a boat… when she collided with a bulk head… and suffered serious head injuries and died.  The investigation is ongoing.
  • Suffolk police arrested a 21 year old Ronkonkoma man Sunday night after he allegedly struck two pedestrians with his vehicle and a utility pole.  Police say the driver was speeding at the time of the crash… and trying to avoid hitting another car at the time he collided with the pedestrians.
  • The Yankees and Mets WILL Do spring… training in NY… And… Suffolk County Exec Steve Bellone said over the weekend he’s trying to get the LI Ducks to play as well.