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Joe Biden’s failing first crisis: Goodwin

How bad are things for Joe Biden? So bad that even The New York Times is getting restless. “Democrats scramble to save the federal eviction freeze as frustration with Biden mounts,” declared a Friday headline. The article said Biden waited until Thursday to ask Congress to act by Saturday, when the freeze expires, a move the Times said “took Democratic leadership by surprise.”
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N.J. weather: Final count shows 5 tornadoes hit N.J. during Thursday’s wild storms. Here’s where this outbreak ranks.

Damage survey teams from the National Weather Service have confirmed that five tornadoes touched down in New Jersey during Thursday’s rare outbreak of violent thunderstorms known as supercells — making this one of the state’s biggest tornado outbreaks on record. After inspecting the damage, reviewing photos and checking radar data,...
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Federal Eviction Moratorium Expires, Protections In Place For Renters In New York And New Jersey

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The federal eviction moratorium expires Saturday night, millions of Americans who are behind on their rent could soon be forced from their homes. In the Tri-State Area, that includes tenants in Connecticut, but other states, including New York and New Jersey, have measures in place to help renters. READ MORE: Eviction Moratorium Update: Without An Extension, What Happens To Renters After July 31? New Yorker has protections through the end of August. In New Jersey, renters can’t be evicted until 2022.
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COVID In New York: Mask Mandates Not Being Re-Imposed Just Yet As Concern Grows Over Delta Variant

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Concern is growing as the dangerous Delta variant sends COVID cases skyrocketing across the country, and while some states are re-imposing mask mandates, it’s not the case in the Tri-State Area just yet. In the race to stop the spread of COVID-19, breakthrough cases, though rare, are creating major concerns. “Vaccinated people who do have a breakthrough infection are clearly capable of transmitting the infection to an uninfected person,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. People like New York Assemblyman Nader Sayegh. He told CBS2’s Cory James he got vaccinated months ago...
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Mount Vernon Forward Celebrates Victory in City Council Race, Calls for ‘Commitment to Unity” in Moving City Forward

MOUNT VERNON, NY — July 31, 2021 — The Board of Elections has completed its historic hand recount of the closest election in Mount Vernon history and confirmed Cathlin Gleason’s victory by three votes – completing the Mount Vernon Forward team’s overall victory in the race for three City Council seats in a primary election that will help define our city’s future.
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Hackensack Record Store Closing Its Doors After 56 Years

HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A longtime record store in New Jersey is closing its doors. The Record King on Main Street in Hackensack has been a go-to spot for music lovers for 56 years. The store survived the pandemic but is being torn down as part of a redevelopment plan. Owner Craig Stepneski says it’s disappointing, as vinyl is making a major comeback. “They have a warmer sound, and I think people are finding how cool it is … When you’ve got 100,000 records like I do, it’s like, you want to come in and you want to look, see what’s there, find that hidden treasure,” he said. The store was supposed to close Saturday, but the owner is hoping to stay open until at least the end of August.
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Brad Lander flip flops on BDS stance after Ben and Jerry’s Israel boycott

New York City’s likely new comptroller has made his first big flip flop, courtesy of Ben and Jerry’s. Brad Lander, a City Councilman poised to become comptroller after winning last month’s Democratic primary, was once a staunch supporter of Israel who has now declared his approval for the ice cream company’s controversial decision to stop selling in the West Bank.
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Street Named After MF DOOM Unveiled In Long Beach

A street in Long Beach, New York, where MF DOOM grew up, has been renamed in honor of late rap legend. KMD – MF DOOM Way, named after the MC and his early group with his younger brother Subroc, stretches one block between Riverside Boulevard and Long Beach Road on East Hudson Street. The street sign was officially unveiled in a ceremony on Saturday.
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Squad members turn Capitol Hill into homeless encampment

“Squad” lawmakers were ripped Saturday for transforming Washington, DC, into a “Hooverville” by sleeping on the Capitol Building’s pristine marble steps in a stunt timed to the expiration of the national eviction moratorium. The far-left Democrats — Missouri Rep. Cori Bush, Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar and Massachusetts’ Ayanna Pressley — camped...
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Covid-19 Delta Variant Driving Infection, Hospitalization Increase

The delta variant of the Covid-19 virus is driving a rise in infections in New York, especially among the unvaccinated, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Saturday. The number of hospitalized, moved into intensive care and intubated has increased in recent days, according to state data. Of the five deaths recorded...
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Brooklyn hospital to be named after Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A public hospital in Brooklyn will be named in honor of the borough's own late U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The 11-story facility will be part of the Coney Island Hospital campus, which has been renamed South Brooklyn Health. NYC Health + Hospitals is currently renovating the campus,...
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Rudy Giuliani Slams ‘Really Stupid’ Critics Accusing Him Of Crimes Amid Ukraine Investigation

Rudy Giuliani has slammed critics who believe he has broken the law amid a federal investigation, which suspects he participated in illegal dealings with Ukraine. During an interview with NBC New York, the former mayor of NYC reflected on the lengthy probe and insisted he is innocent as the government investigates whether he worked as an unregistered lobbyist for Ukrainian officials.
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Vaccinated Assemblyman Sayegh in Quarantine After Testing Positive for COVID-19

YONKERS, NY – July 31, 2021 — New York State Assemblyman Nader Sayegh (D-Yonkers-AD-90) says he is in good spirits while under a seven-day quarantine after he tested positive for COVID-19. “I was surprised. I was really shocked. Here I am, I am vaccinated, and I got COVID-19,” Sayegh said. Sayegh received the Moderna vaccine in February but said he is regularly tested as a precaution to protect his family and friends, Assembly staff, and constituents he meets. He was tested for COVID after feeling a little under the weather and received a result he was not expecting, he tested positive. “This is something that for me was a wakeup call that you can never feel there are enough safeguards,” Sayegh said.