Your Pandemic Anniversary: What ‘a Year Later’ Means for These New Yorkers

Rachel Holliday Smith, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Mar 7 at 8:00pm ESTby THE CITY The reality of the coronavirus crisis sank in at very different moments for many across the city. Here are six New Yorkers’ recollections of when the pandemic began for them. It’s the disaster without a date. You could

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Facing new allegations, Cuomo insists again he won’t resign; top Senate Democrat calls for him to step down

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor / Mar 7, 2021 (The Center Square) – Despite two more women coming forward with allegations of inappropriate behavior this weekend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday reiterated that he would not resign and pledged to not be “distracted” by the scandals dogging his administration. “We

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Stimulus bill in U.S. Senate poised to drive more than $23.5 billion to New York state, local governments

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor / March 5th, 2021 (The Center) – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pledged on Thursday that the body will vote on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus plan in the coming days, passage of which would send tens of billions of dollars in support to his home state

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Cuomo’s Office Flouted Its Own Sexual Harassment Investigation Rules, Rep for Governor’s Accuser Charges

Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY This article was originally published on Mar 4 at 8:28pm EST by THE CITY State officials are supposed to bring allegations to the office empowered by Cuomo to deal with complaints in the wake of the #MeToo movement. But Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennett’s lawyer says his office violated “legal requirements.”  Gov.

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I’m a school psychologist trained for tense situations. Too often, schools call the police instead of letting me do my job.

Alexandria Lockhart, Chalkbeat New York Mar 2, 9:31pm EST I’m a school psychologist trained for tense situations. Too often, schools call the police instead of letting me do my job. was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters A second grader showed signs of

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New York Democratic legislative leaders reach deal to strip Cuomo of emergency powers

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor / March 2nd, 2021 (The Center Square) – Democrats in the New York Legislature have reached a deal that will end Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers, leaders from both chambers announced late Tuesday afternoon. The powers, which have been in effect since the start of the COVID-19

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12 Good Reasons Why RIOC Public Purpose Funds Are A Big Mess

RIOC’s Public Purpose Funds mess is a natural outgrowth of profound laziness, official indifference to fairness and clinging to personal agendas. These 12 good reasons are those seeking grants. The nonprofits work hard and even harder at presenting their appeals, but the RIOC/Common Council pairing fails at living up to their efforts.

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