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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Cuomo Sexual Harassment Claims Follow Years of Public Warning Signs — and Anti-Misconduct Training He Mandated

Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Feb 28 at 7:21pm ESTby THE CITY Even as the governor advocated a Women’s Equality Act that promised to “ban” workplace sexual harassment, female Albany reporters and employees heard a very different message. As Gov. Andrew Cuomo confronts a second allegation of sexual harassment by a

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The Eviction Moratorium Pause Ended Yesterday. Here’s What You Need to Do

Allison Dikanovic, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Feb 24 at 12:25pm ESTby THE CITY When the state Legislature passed the Emergency Eviction Act at the end of last year, nearly all eviction proceedings were paused for 60 days. That pause ended on Friday, Feb. 26.  After Feb. 26, pending eviction cases can start

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Schumer pushes for financial aid for struggling New York restaurants

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor / February 22nd, 2021 (The Center Square) – In New York City on Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the restaurant industry suffering from the COVID-19 crisis has his full attention. The New York Democrat said he plans a restaurant relief fund like the RESTAURANTS Act

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New York City restaurants to get bump in permitted seating capacity

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor / Feb 19, 2021 (The Center Square) – One week after New York City restaurants reopened indoor dining, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the city’s establishments soon will be able to welcome more patrons.

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You’re invited: Ben Kallos, State of the District 2021

Dear Neighbor, Please join me as we hold our annual State of the District over Zoom at 12:30pm on Sunday, February 21. We will be taking a look at some of our biggest accomplishments we’ve achieved together over the last 7 years and looking ahead to the rest of 2021. You will hear from friends and neighbors, elected

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Business Leaders Warn Tax-the-Rich Bills Will Leave New York Poorer. But Don’t Call it a Threat to Pull Up Stakes…

Greg David, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Feb 17 at 7:28pm ESTby THE CITY The city’s big-business leaders say they find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. The rock is the suggestion from leaders in Albany that the only way to stem momentum for an income tax increase on the

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Cuomo: ‘Nothing to investigate’ regarding New York’s nursing home deaths, failure to release data

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/February 15th, 2021 (The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that the state’s delay in reporting data about nursing home deaths due to COVID-19 was a mistake that allowed for misinformation to fill the void and create confusion about the situation. Still, he said “there

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