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Masks May Be Back in New York as New COVID Variants Spread

The COVID-19 variants spreading in New York are a "cause for concern," and there's been talk of bringing indoor mask-wearing back, even for those that are vaccinated. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says the Delta variant of COVID-19 now makes up over 80-percent of new COVID cases in the country, and it's spreading in New York state too.
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Paterson removes Columbus Day from school calendar

School officials have removed Columbus Day from the Paterson school district calendar. Instead, the district will celebrate “Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous People’s Day” on the second Monday of October. School board members unanimously approved the change last week. “The Board recognizes that Columbus’ arrival in the Americas caused harm to the...
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Brooklyn’s ‘Little Haiti’ pays homage with local prayer vigil

A prayer vigil for Haiti was held on Sunday afternoon at Newkirk Avenue between Nostrand Avenue and East 29th Street, sponsored by Little Haiti BK, the Office of the Borough President, Haitian-American community organizations and the National Action Network. The people of Haiti have faced political instability, food insecurity and...

Biden Administration Lets Governors Murphy ,Cuomo , Wolf and Whitmer Get Away With Nursing Home Murders

Washington DC, Republican Whip and Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Ranking Member Steve Scalise (R-La.) today blasted the Department of Justice’s refusal to investigate deadly mandates in New York, Pennsylvania, and Michigan sending COVID-19 positive patients into nursing homes and long-term care facilities, resulting in the unnecessary deaths of thousands of seniors.
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NYC nightlife honchos suggest al fresco alcohol

New Yorkers would be free to openly drink their cares away in public areas under a new proposal by the city’s Nightlife Advisory Board — but residents near booze-soaked Washington Square Park are already feeling green around the gills at the thought. In a report issued last week, the NAB...
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Require vaccines for NYC teachers

This year, every single public school teacher, along with every employee in every public school, should be fully vaccinated against COVID. Of course, everyone has choices. However, the choice of risking your life, and/ or the lives of your students and their families ought not to be among them. It behooves us to do everything within our power to halt the spread of this disease.
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NYC's Washington Square Park, once a hot spot for 'Friends,' succumbs to urban decay

It was the setting for the introduction to the popular TV show "Friends," where the all-star cast was seen playing in the fountain in New York City's Washington Square Park after dark. But a lot has changed since then. Gone are the days when one could imagine a playful group of friends enjoying a late-night outing in the iconic urban oasis. New York City's once-beautiful Washington Square Park is succumbing to urban decay.

Newark Moonlight Cinema drive-in returns

NEWARK, NJ — If you build it, they will come is apparently true for Newark Moonlight Cinema. It’s Newark first drive in since the 1980s and it’s back for a second season. The drive in is in a new location, but it has the same positive, family vibe. On re-opening...

Gov. Murphy Signs Bill Requiring Civics Instruction in Middle and High School

MIDDLETOWN – Governor Phil Murphy on Friday signed legislation (S854) requiring civics instruction at the middle school level. Currently, New Jersey is one of a minority of states which does not require civics instruction for middle school students. Under the legislation, the New Jersey Center for Civic Education at Rutgers University will be directed to prepare civics curriculum guidelines for local school boards, ensuring that middle and high school students study the values and principles underlying the American system of constitutional democracy, the function of government, and the role of a citizen in a democratic society.
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New Jersey Gov. Hasn’t ‘Personally Reviewed’ ICE Contract Bill

This summary was featured in Documented’s Early Arrival newsletter. You can subscribe to receive it in your inbox three times per week here. During the latest episode of WNYC’s “Ask Governor Murphy,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) was asked if he would sign a bill that would prohibit new, renewed and expanded Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention agreements. Murphy gave a vague response, saying “This bill as I understand it — again I have not personally reviewed this one so I want to make sure I say that, I’m not commenting specifically on the bill — but if it accelerates that or aids and abet that trend toward a better reality, that’s something conceptually I’ve been supportive of.” The bill already passed the State Assembly and State Senate last month and is waiting for Murphy’s signature. WNYC.
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COVID vaccine offered to NYC kids, parents at Summer Rising schools

NEW YORK — As COVID cases continue to rise among the unvaccinated population, the city’s latest effort to get more New Yorker’s vaccinated takes aim at the city’s youth. Starting Monday, COVID vaccinations will be offered to eligible students, parents and community members at select schools hosting the city’s new...
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NYC DOT Asks New Yorkers To Weigh In On Future Citi Bike Station Locations In Brooklyn, Queens

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Citi Bike is expanding in Brooklyn and Queens. The New York City Department of Transportation tweeted out two feedback maps Sunday. Citi Bike is expanding and we’d like to know where you’d like to see @CitiBikeNYC stations! There are two feedback maps open; one focusing on #Brooklyn and the other focusing on #Queens. Queens: Brooklyn: — NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) July 23, 2021 It allows New Yorkers to mark where they think a Citi Bike station should, or should not, be built in 2022. It’s part of a larger expansion in all five boroughs, which aims to have 40,000 bikes available for rental by 2023.