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Collecting hundreds of signatures is probably one of the last things anyone wants to do during a global pandemic. Yet that’s exactly what the five remaining candidates seeking to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council must do now that Mayor Bill de Blasio has set March 23 for their special election. more
Petitioning to get on the ballot for the March 23 city council special election is well under way, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo has stepped in to reduce some of that burden in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Just not by a lot. more
Health care benefits are coming to a number of airport workers at both John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports thanks to a new law authored by state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi. more
The five remaining city council candidates hoping to succeed new Bronx Supreme Court judge Andrew Cohen through a March 23 special election, are off to the races to collect the 450 signatures needed to get on the ballot. more
The special election race to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council has now narrowed its field to five. Both Abigail Martin and Marcos Sierra have bowed out of the March 23 race, but vow they aren't fully out of the running yet. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio interrupted his own press briefing over a new surge of coronavirus cases Monday to announce the special election to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council is set for March 23. more
The world has been introduced to not just one coronavirus vaccine, but several. Yet, while this could finally mean an end to the months-long pandemic, state Attorney General Letitia James warns people to be wary of scams involving vaccines. more
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is celebrating the passage of his latest bill he says will continue preventing evictions and foreclosures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. more
Dan Padernacht — joined by others seeking to succeed Councilman Andrew Cohen — called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to suspend the need to collect petition signatures in order to get on the ballot. None of them feel the middle of a pandemic is the best time to fulfill that requirement. more
The sirens announce to a hospital’s emergency room the arrival of a new patient. After the ambulance pulls in, a paramedic opens the rear doors so the patient can be lifted out. A paramedic yells over the sirens, relaying the patient’s age, gender and condition, as well as what happened on the ride over. It’s commonplace on television medical dramas. But Joshua Kimbrell lives it every day. more
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