First Flakes Fall, Winter Storm, January/February 2021

First flakes from the winter storm blow past the field lights at Jack McManus Field… The National Weather Service now predicts from 16 to 22

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Parking Restrictions for the Predicted Winter Storm… In Plain English

Effective at 6:00 p.m Today, February 17th, RIOC’s issued changes for parking across Roosevelt Island. We took a look at ’em. They’re somewhat illiterate and ignorant about the Island, and so, explaining in plain English made sense.

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Is It Mystery Meat? Fake News or Fake Tuna? Lawsuit: Something’s Fishy At Subway

Fake tuna. That’s what a lawsuit says Subway puts in its not really foot long subs. And it’s not fish either, although the lawyers can’t say what it is. Except, not tuna, and not from the ocean.

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Updated: New York City restaurants get OK to open earlier for indoor dining on Valentine’s Day

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/January 29th, 2021 (The Center Square) – New York City restaurants got the news they’ve been pining for more than six weeks on Friday, but they’ll still have to wait before they can reopen. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said they will be able to reopen on Valentine’s Day February 12th, at 25

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New Covid Cases Plunge 25% or More as Behavior Changes

Christina Jewett   January 28, 2021 A dozen states are reporting drops of 25% or more in new covid-19 cases and more than 1,200 counties have seen the same, federal data released Wednesday shows. Experts say the plunge may relate to growing fear of the virus after it reached record-high levels, as well as soaring

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NYC Public School Enrollments Falling, But How About Roosevelt Island’s PS/IS 217?

“The number of public school students has fallen sharply across New York City this year, declining 4%, or roughly 43,000,” says a report in Chalkbeat. There are multiple reasons, the pandemic being the one of many. But the losses vary widely from one school to the next.

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Turning Fifty, a Milestone Achievement for the Carter Burden Network

“On January 18, 2021, Carter Burden Network celebrated its 50th anniversary as an aging services provider!” wrote executive director Bill Dionne. He penned an open letter to the community.

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How to Find the Perfect Accessible Home for Your Needs

Homeownership is appealing for many reasons, from building equity to establishing long-term security. For people living with disabilities, homeownership is also a way of ensuring independence and creating an environment that suits your unique needs.

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