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14th Congressional candidate John Cummings addresses the crowd.

AOC Opponent John Cummings nets $5.5 million from donors

Former NYPD officer and high school civics teacher John Cummings announced that he will be filing a 3rd quarter FEC report that shows he raised $5.5 million from 126,000 donors this quarter alone. He has raised $8.8 million throughout the […]

by · October 19, 2020 · Election News, News, Politics
A mock funeral deriding Gov Cuomo’s leadership, featured a hearse and a coffin filled with copies of his new book, written during the height of the pandemic. Credit: Lighthouse Public Affairs

GRIEVING FAMILIES DEMAND CUOMO APOLOGY

On Sunday, grieving family members, surrounded by supporters, gathered in front of the Cobble Hill Health Center to demand an apology from Governor Cuomo on behalf of loved ones lost due to his March Nursing Home Advisory. The event, a funeral […]

City Hall. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office.

Hartzog, Jiha Get New City Hall Gigs

Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Melanie Hartzog as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and Jacques Jiha as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget. Hartzog previously served as Budget Director and Jiha served as the […]

by · October 19, 2020 · Government, News
Pandemic Notebook At The Park And Dentist

Pandemic Notebook At The Park And Dentist

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor The numbers are indicating there is a decline of the bad news we have been accustomed to hearing the last eight weeks during this pandemic. That  optimism has seen more take to the streets and […]

by · May 12, 2020 · Local News
Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds teams conduct a flyover New York City to honor medical workers on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Credit: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office.

Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds honor NYC medical workers with a flyover

Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration teams honored essential workers in New York City by performing an extended flyover of the city. A dozen aircraft flew over the New York City area beginning at noon on Tuesday, followed […]

by · May 10, 2020 · News
Governor Cuomo performs part of a three-step disinfectant process of a New York City Subway #7 train car at the Corona Maintenance Facility in the borough of Queens, NY Saturday morning May 2. Photo credit: Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

Governor Cuomo Tours NYC Subway Cars Being Disinfected for COVID-19

On Saturday, May 2, Governor Andrew Cuomo toured a Queens train facility where he observed NYC Subway workers using chemical disinfectant on and cleaning subway cars. Afterwards, he delivered a daily briefing on the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. “We want people […]

Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds teams conduct a flyover New York City to honor medical workers on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Credit: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office.

Blue Angels, Thunderbirds soar in ‘America Strong’ tribute

On Tuesday, US Navy Blue Angels and US Air Force Thunderbirds demonstratiom teams conducted a flyover New York City to honor medical workers, first responders and other essential workers who are battling the coronavirus pandemic. Dubbed “America Strong,” the planes […]

by · April 29, 2020 · News
New York State Attorney General Letitia James

NY AG James Responds to US Attorney General Barr’s Plan to “Monitor” States

New York Attorney General Letitia James tonight released the following statement after U.S. Attorney General William Barr released a memo threatening to “monitor” and be “on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights […]

by · April 29, 2020 · News
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NY State Ed Cancels June Regents Exams

State Board of Regents Chancellor Dr. Betty Rosa announced today that New York’s high school Regents exams scheduled for June will be canceled. Also, the Board of Regents today adopted emergency regulations to ease the burdens and provide important flexibility […]

by · April 6, 2020 · Education, Education News, News
Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr.

Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz urges immigrant medical professionals to join fight against COVID-19

You should know that there are about 65,000 certified doctors with licenses from other countries who cannot practice their professions due to not having the requirements that this nation demands. These medical workers, for the most part have vast experience […]

by · April 6, 2020 · Health, News
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (Flickr)

BP Diaz Visits Mobile Testing Site in Co-op City

Back on March 31, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. greeted workers setting up the new mobile testing site based out of Co-Op City that will help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The mobile testing site will provide […]

by · April 6, 2020 · Health, News
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza at City Hall

City Cancels Spring Break

In light of the threat generated by the coronavirus, Mayor de Blasio on Friday instructed Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza to cancel the planned April 9-17 spring break for teachers and city schoolkids. “We are confident that continuing remote learning will […]

by · April 6, 2020 · Education News, Government, News
Assembly Passes Emergency Coronavirus Appropriations Bill

Assembly Passes Emergency Coronavirus Appropriations Bill

This week, we learned of the first confirmed case of novel coronavirus — or COVID-19 — in New York State.   “The Assembly Minority Conference stands ready to assist in the prevention and containment of the coronavirus. We have seen […]

by · April 3, 2020 · Government, Health, News
Photo by Lizabeth MENZIES / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19 AID: Filing for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Congress passed the CARES Act on Friday, March 27, 2020. The New York State Department of Labor set up the CARES Act web page to provide information about how the Act may affect unemployment (UI) benefits.

First Lady Chirlane McCray attends a book reading by Jennifer Jones Austin at the Brooklyn Historical Society. CREDIT: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office.

MAYOR DE BLASIO APPOINTS JENNIFER JONES AUSTIN AS CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF CORRECTION

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the appointment of Jennifer Jones Austin as Chair of the Board of Correction. The Board provides critical oversight for the City’s jail system, and as Chair of the Board, Jones Austin will serve to […]

by · April 1, 2020 · Government, News