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Crunching numbers isn’t for everyone. But when those numbers contain important information — especially critical for everyday life — many have turned to data released by a number of sources announcing everything from new SARS-CoV-2 infections, to hospitalizations, and especially to deaths. more
The New York Nurses Association says it will back middle school principal Jamaal Bowman in his race challenging U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel. more
Kids needing a kosher option at so-called "grab-and-go" food distribution sites will have it, after local elected officials lobbied the "food czar" to make such religiously required options available in the Bronx. more
The power of one. Generally a concept with positive connotations, talking about how any one person can make a difference. But there’s a flip side to that, especially when it comes to nursing homes and adult care facilities. And it’s one few of us care to even think about. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo must, especially in the middle of a pandemic. more
A city council meeting is probably the last place someone would expect to see a child. But for Councilman Andrew Cohen, his colleagues and parents across the country, these periodic drop-ins by their young children walking into a room where their father or mother is connected virtually to the rest of the city’s government are part of the new normal. more
The long-term political implications of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent near-lockdown of New York state aren’t quite clear yet. Some elections have been delayed. Events have been canceled. And some lawmakers are pushing for expanded vote-by-mail to allow ballots to be cast from the safety of a voter’s home. more
When it became clear that nothing was going to stop the century-old Villa Rosa Bonheur apartments from becoming history, Stephanie Coggins decided she would make sure it was history her Spuyten Duyvil community would never forget. more
Lawmakers in Washington might be putting together massive relief packages for people and businesses nationwide suffering through the coronavirus pandemic, but New York's city council introduced a comprehensive relief package of its own Wednesday tackling a wide range of issues, from how long renters have to pay their landlords, when essential workers can be fired, and even paid sick leave for so-called "gig" workers. more
Van Cortlandt Park is one of the largest parks in New York City, a center for sports and recreation in the Bronx. But now, in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the park is about to become something entirely new: A field hospital. more
When Gov. Andrew Cuomo shut down New York last month to essential businesses only, he didn’t close off U.S. Postal Service deliveries. Nor could he, likely, since it’s a federal agency. Yet, in recent days, many living within both the 10463 and 10471 ZIP codes — among others — haven’t been getting mail, or having outgoing parcels picked up. The culprit is probably no surprise: the coronavirus. more
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