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Some of New York City’s larger hotels that significantly cut staff or outright shut down in wake of the coronavirus pandemic will need to open by the end of the month, or could be forced to pay out severance for as much as $15,000 per employee. more
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi has tested positive for the coronavirus, and says that although she is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, she's now isolating at home. more
One of the biggest fears coming out of the pandemic — at least as far as the government was concerned — were significant shortfalls in tax revenue to pay for state services. more
One of the Bronx’s largest cultural institutions, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, reopened this month after a 19-month hiatus in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters last week he’s convinced his mandate encouraged thousands of education department workers to get at least the first dose of the vaccine, leaving just a handful who still haven’t done it. Just in case, however, the education department brought in thousands of vaccinated substitute teachers. more
“Are you ready?” pharmacist Mitchel Zaretsky asked. “Go for it,” said Kelley Dixon, right before he became the first Hebrew Home at Riverdale resident to get the coronavirus vaccine. more
It’s no secret that in New York City, political contests are usually decided in primaries. General elections? More often than not, they are nothing more than a formality. That’s thanks to the city’s solidly blue political makeup. more
Crime is down nearly 6 percent in the 50th Precinct compared to last year — following a citywide trend that also boasted better numbers when it comes to shootings and murders. more
How can religious people come together and celebrate during a global pandemic? That’s a question Jewish communities all over the world are wrestling with for the second straight year as the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur approach. And the Jewish community in this part of the Bronx is no exception. more
What is freedom? For a country that has used freedom as its very soul for more than two centuries, one might think any of us — as Americans — would know the answer to that question. more
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