Albany, NYPosted by
The Associated Press

EXPLAINER: Will New York eviction relief efforts be enough?

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. Many of them lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic and had fallen months behind on their rent.
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Jersey City,

Jersey City to provide up to $10K more rent relief per tenant

More rent relief is on the way for some Jersey City tenants and landlords, but with caveats. The mayor’s office and housing authority will provide up to $10,000 in rental assistance per household to low-income families in small-unit buildings. Qualifying families in owner-occupied buildings with fewer than five apartments will get priority, the mayor’s office announced last week.
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New York City,

New law aims to improve access to child support payments in New York

Families in New York could soon have an easier time locating and collecting unclaimed child support funds under a new measure signed into law Friday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The law creates a new process for claiming funds that have been turned over to the state comptroller's office, essentially creating a destination for families to find unclaimed money.

St. Albans-born pro to lead LIJ Forest Hills

Long Island Jewish Forest Hills named a new executive director Wednesday. Lorraine Chambers Lewis, who was raised in St. Albans, brings nearly three decades of professional and leadership experience to the hospital. “LIJ Forest Hills is on a trajectory,” Chambers Lewis said. “They’re going up in the right direction and...
Sussex County,

Crawfish Fest postponed again because of COVID concerns

With the news on COVID’s resurgence getting worse daily, Crawfish Fest organizer Michael Arnone has postponed the Aug. 27-29 event at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta to June 3-5, 2022. The fest, originally scheduled for May 2020, has already been postponed three times: first to August 2020, then to...
New York City,

Hotels and shelters for the homeless

An analysis by the Coalition for the Homeless found that the mortality rate for New Yorkers living in the shelter system was 49% higher than the mortality rate for the general New York population. The increase was largely attributed to the rampant spread of COVID-19 in shelters.
New York City,

Best Things To Do in NYC in August 2021 With Kids

It's the final lap of summer—August in NYC—a month where true city families often feel like they have the whole place to themselves. Who needs the Hamptons when we have our very own Pixar-themed mini golf, Summer Streets, Sunset Concerts on the Hudson, and tons more FREE outdoor movies?. If...
Elmont, NYPosted by
Schneps Media

Life’s WORC Celebrates Grand Opening of 45th Group Home in Elmont

Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York. Life’s WORC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism through its residential, community, and trust services, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 27 at its newest group home in Elmont.
New York City, NYPosted by

4 Mommy Bloggers Pick Top Family Getaways Near NYC

We asked a few of our favorite New York-based family travel writers where they like to go for weekend getaways. These travel experts shared some great destinations and terrific tips that they’ve learned through extensive travels with their own children. Read on to get some ideas on how to ease the anxiety and boost the fun level on your next vacation.
Westfield, NJRenna Media

Four days of Changing Places, Changing Lives

How do you change the world? Do you do it one step at a time, or do you multiply that figure by 40 steps? Beginning on Monday, June 28 and lasting 4 days, 40 youth from the First Presbyterian Church in Westfield HSMT program and their advisors joined Groundwork Elizabeth staff to work on a series of projects designed to improve the environment, urban agriculture, and most importantly, lives of members of NJ’s fourth largest urban community.
New York City,

New Legislation Would Fight NYC’s Disturbing Black Maternal Death Rate

How do you protect the lives of pregnant people of color in a city where Black moms are more than eight times more likely to die in childbirth than white moms?. New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams is making a start, by today introducing a package of new legislation to the City Council that aims to make giving birth in New York City safer, especially for Black women.