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Activist Shaun King lives lavishly in lakefront New Jersey home

Shaun King has built his image on being a champion of the poor and disenfranchised, but the controversial civil rights activist lives like a one-percenter in a sprawling lakefront home, records show. King, 41, moved earlier this year from a luxury two-bedroom apartment in downtown Brooklyn, to the five-bedroom, 3,000...
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Thousands of NY Tenants Could be Deprived of Rent-Relief Checks if State doesn’t Move Quickly: Schumer

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday called on the State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to move heaven and earth to get much-delayed federal rent relief into the pockets of people who need it before it’s too late. Schumer made public a formal letter to the state agency and said the more than $2 billion he secured for the state and tenants—as part of the larger COVID relief bill he pushed through the Senate—cannot be delayed any further and that the program being utilized by the State of New York to get the dollars out needs to be improved immediately to move even faster, especially as the State of New York’s eviction moratorium deadline of Aug. 31 and U.S. Treasury’s mandated date for beginning to reallocate funds at the end of September approaches. As reflected in the data released by the Department of Treasury for the month of June, New York State was one of only two states that had given out $0 in federal rent relief. Schumer is demanding swift action to reverse this deeply concerning status report.
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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...
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City seeks to toss lawsuit brought by NY parent who wants to marry their child

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A New York parent who sued in a bid to marry their adult child should have their case thrown out, city lawyers said in a legal filing this week. The lawsuit, filed by an unnamed parent in Manhattan Federal Court back in the spring, seeks to overturn laws prohibiting the incestuous marriage. The parent’s suit argued that the “proposed spouses are adults” and “biological parent and child” who are “unable to procreate together.”
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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...
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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.
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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.
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Black comic book creators celebrated at Brooklyn store

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — From superheroes to real-life stories, the pages of comic books are alive with imagination. Characters of color and more diverse story lines have been emerging in the past few years. Anyone Comics on Union in Crown Heights, Brooklyn is celebrating black creators with an event this...
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Clam Fest in Highlands Aug. 6-8th

HIGHLANDS, N.J. – Food and Music lovers will fill the streets at the Highlands Business Partnership’s 26th Annual Clam Fest from August 6th to August 8th at Huddy Park on Bay & Waterwitch Avenues. The famous Clam Fest is a three-day spectacular event featuring an 80’ food court. Other festival favorites include the Lions Club Funnel Cakes, and the Highlands Fire Department BBQ tent. Admission and parking are free, and the event takes place rain or shine.