Bayonne, NJPosted by
Hudson Reporter

Bayonne committee to oversee federal COVID-19 funds

The Bayonne City Council has passed a resolution creating a committee that would oversee the approximately $39.2 million that Bayonne has received in COVID-19 Recovery Funds. The resolution was proposed by City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski at the June meeting. CARES Act spending. At the meeting, residents’ questions prompted discussion...
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New York City,

COVID Segregation Is Worsening Even As NYC's Vaccine Rollout Succeeds

New York state lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions this week—with fireworks and fanfare—after 70% of adults had received at least one dose of vaccine. The celebration feels warranted given the suffering over the past year. More than 53,000 pandemic deaths have occurred statewide, with two-thirds happening in New York City alone. Jobs lost, an economy stifled and a society traumatized.
New York City,

With COVID-19 waning, Cuomo retains emergency powers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that most COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have ended in New York -- but he didn't discontinue the emergency powers he’s held since March 2020, and that has state Republican leaders fuming. There are signs that the state and much of the nation are finally entering a...
Brooklyn, NYPosted by
Vogue Magazine

How Chanel Porchia-Albert, Doula and Mother of Six, Is Advocating for Black Maternal Health

On a charming walk in historic Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, the New York location of Ancient Song Doula Services is perfectly tucked away. That’s where Chanel Porchia-Albert, the birthing doula and mother of six, greeted me with a hug, and I was quickly reminded just how much human interaction we’ve missed this last year; how hard it’s been to feel comfortable, safe, and invited anywhere. But I had come to the right place: Porchia-Albert has made it her life’s work to bring all those qualities into spaces for women and children.
White Plains,

White Plains Hospital: Golfers and Back Pain

One of the greatest golfers of all time, Tiger Woods, struggled with back pain that was so severe he would drop to the ground in visible pain. When he finally opted for spinal-fusion surgery, it revived his career. You may not play like Tiger Woods, but if your back is...
Westchester County,

COVID-19 wastewater treatment study updated

As of mid-May, the trends from a nearly year-long COVID-19 study at all seven Westchester County Wastewater Treatment plants collectively continue to decrease significantly week after week. These levels are as low as they were in mid-September of last year. Since early in the pandemic, the Westchester County Department of...
Glen Cove, NYHerald Community Newspapers

Businesses and customers adapt to mask guidelines in Glen Cove

The debate over mask-wearing began early in the coronavirus pandemic, and now that more people are vaccinated, the Covid-19 infection rate is on the decline and restrictions are being lifted across New York state, masks can come off — outdoors, at least. Restrictions were lifted further on Tuesday by Gov....
Dover, NJNew Jersey Herald

Dover family creates scholarship to honor mother who died of COVID-19

DOVER — Orfilia De Jesus's life and commitment to higher education is being remembered through a scholarship fund set up by her family following her death due to complications from COVID-19. Stunned by the death of their mother last April, David and Jason De Jesus and their father Francisco, established the Orfilia De Jesus Scholarship Fund to honor her work and service to the community. Last week, four Dover High School students were the first to receive the funds.
Newark, NJPosted by

N.J. reaches goal of vaccinating 4.7M against COVID-19

New Jersey has reached a goal of having 4.7 million people fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the end of June, Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration announced Friday, slightly more than six months after the state’s first shot was administered. As of Friday morning, 4,748,031 people who live, work, or study...
Brooklyn, NYNPR

In Pandemic Isolation, Father And Son DJs Spun Music Into A Community

Last year, fear and death swept New York City when it became an early epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. To lift spirits, father and son DJs Jo and Chad Vill took their musical talents and a single speaker to the street in front of the Brooklyn, N.Y., brownstone where they live. The idea has since grown into a block party that they say has brought the community closer.
Newark, NJPosted by
WPG Talk Radio

NJ Reaches 70% Vaccine Goal — Now What?

4.7 million New Jersey adults have now been fully vaccinated. It's a goal that seemed virtually impossible to reach just a few short months ago when the first vaccine doses arrived in the Garden State. Emergency Room nurse Maritza Beniquez was the first person in New Jersey to receive the...
New York City,

Over 20,000 Vaccinated At MTA Pop-Up Sites

The MTA's vaccination sites at Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station have been so popular that they will remain open through June 26th. Further, 20,447 vaccinations have been dispensed at all of the MTA's sites so far. On May 12, pop-up sites across NYC Transit, Metro-North, and Long Island Rail Road locations were opened until May 16th, but the high demand at Grand Central and Penn Station led the MTA to extend them.