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As of Tuesday, the city’s seven-day average of positive SARS-CoV-2 tests was just above 2.7 percent, with 7,400 cases and more than 400 hospitalizations reported citywide. Cases, hospitalizations and even deaths had all increased over the weekly average from October. more
Not even two months into the hybrid learning program of New York City's public schools, and coronavirus has seemingly won again. Positivity rates have hit 3 percent on a weekly rolling average, and as promised, Mayor Bill de Blasio has closed physical school campuses beginning today. more
Between parent-teacher conferences and a tumultuous presidential election, last week certainly had enough excitement for for many city public schools. But at P.S. 24 Spuyten Duyvil, there was another cause of excitement: A return to the West 236th Street campus. more
It’s been a rough year for elections. New York introduced early voting in 2019, then had to scramble to assemble expanded absentee voting as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the city.  more
Anyone experiencing whiplash from last March after seeing what appears to be another — and larger — wave of coronavirus cases throughout the country, they’re certainly not alone. But another first wave-era city policy could soon rear its ugly head: Fully remote learning. more
Earning a line of credit with a bank can be critical to opening — and maintaining — small businesses as it gives them access to loans that could be used to keep the lights on, especially in the early years of an enterprise before they can actually turn a profit. more
For the first time in New York’s history, voters cast ballots early in a presidential race. And it’s a process that has become more eventful than anyone could have guessed. more
There are few things young children look forward to more than Halloween night. They get to dress in their favorite costume, maybe stay up a little past their bedtime — and who could forget the reward of candy after hours of walking through the neighborhood? more
Even with concerns SARS-CoV-2 is still present in public schools, parents still had a golden parachute at their disposal: They could opt out of hybrid learning and choose fully remote classes at any time throughout the academic year. And many did so, thinking they’d have a few opportunities to opt back in when they felt it was safe. more
Sean Connery once learned diamonds are forever. But the governor’s emergency powers to fight the coronavirus pandemic are not. more
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