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New York City public schools will close indefinitely as positivity rate rises

New York City schools will close for in-person learning starting Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. Over the past week, the positivity rate for COVID-19 tests administered in the city reached 3%, the threshold officials set to determine whether schools should close, he said. “We must fight back the […]
New York City public schools will close indefinitely as positivity rate rises
Lifestyle

Billionaire Trump donor Stephen Ross is reportedly raising $100 million for the next NYC mayoral race, and teaming with Mike Bloomberg’s old deputy

New York billionaire Stephen Ross is considering raising $US100 million to garner support for a candidate of his choosing in the city’s next mayoral race, and a major partner in his planning is the tech executive and former Mike Bloomberg advisor Daniel Doctoroff,The New York Times’ Dana Rubinstein reported Friday. […]
Billionaire Trump donor Stephen Ross is reportedly raising $100 million for the next NYC mayoral race, and teaming with Mike Bloomberg’s old deputy
Strategy

New York City public schools will only partially reopen in the fall

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio finally announced a plan to reopen the city’s 1,800 public schools on July 8, according to The New York Times. The city’s 1.1 million students have been learning remotely since schools closed on March 16 – and under de Blasio’s proposal, they will […]
New York City public schools will only partially reopen in the fall
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New York City is creating a new law enforcement task force to crack down on illegal fireworks. People are worried it will cause more over-policing problems.

A multi-agency task force will crack down on illegal fireworks in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced on Tuesday. The task force will include New York’s police and fire departments, and the Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. “We’re cracking down on this activity at the source to […]
New York City is creating a new law enforcement task force to crack down on illegal fireworks. People are worried it will cause more over-policing problems.
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Bill de Blasio can finally do something great for New Yorkers: resign

Bill de Blasio was New York City’s first Democratic mayor in 20 years. Six and a half years later, he’s no one’s choice. Leftist activists, Wall Street traders, conservative-leaning first responders – they all wish he’d just go away. He’s failed at every measure of leadership, empathy, and reform. He’s […]
Bill de Blasio can finally do something great for New Yorkers: resign
Lifestyle

Meet the de Blasio family, the first family of New York City

Bill de Blasio has been the mayor of New York City since 2013. He was re-elected for a second term in 2017. Chirlane McCray, Mayor de Blasio’s wife, has been praised for making mental healthcare more accessible in New York. On May 30, De Blasio’s daughter Chiara was arrested and […]
Meet the de Blasio family, the first family of New York City
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses New York police union of threatening Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter after her arrest at Saturday’s protests

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York progressive, slammed a New York City Police Department union for tweeting confidential information about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter’s arrest on Saturday during a protest against racism. The Sergeants Benevolent Association tweeted a screenshot of Chiara de Blasio’s arrest record and attacked the mayor […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses New York police union of threatening Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter after her arrest at Saturday’s protests
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Coronavirus hero Cuomo helped create New York’s disaster

Compared with the Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City and President Donald Trump, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has become the face of coronavirus competence in government, but he’s a big part of the reason the crisis in New York grew to such devastating proportions. Cuomo acknowledges wishing he “blew […]
Coronavirus hero Cuomo helped create New York’s disaster
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New York City Mayor de Blasio singles out the city’s Jewish community for flouting coronavirus rules and said cops will start arresting people gathered in large groups

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticised for singling out the Jewish community in a tweet about people who are not following the city’s social distancing rules. “My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed,” he wrote […]
New York City Mayor de Blasio singles out the city’s Jewish community for flouting coronavirus rules and said cops will start arresting people gathered in large groups
Tech

Elon Musk lashed out at reports that he never delivered ventilators to California hospitals. Here’s what’s going on, and why Musk’s ventilator efforts have become controversial.

Elon Musk is calling out a report that he didn’t follow through on his promise to deliver ventilators to hospitals in California. CNN cited a report from the Sacramento Bee that the governor’s office said no California hospital had received the 1,000 ventilators Musk promised last month. Musk posted what […]
Elon Musk lashed out at reports that he never delivered ventilators to California hospitals. Here’s what’s going on, and why Musk’s ventilator efforts have become controversial.
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‘We can’t plan on summer right now’: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio closes outdoor public pools and warns residents to ‘lower expectations’ about public beaches

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city’s public pools would remain closed for the summer because of the novel coronavirus. He also warned New Yorkers to “lower expectations” for their ability to visit the city’s beaches instead. The closures are yet another sign that normalcy won’t […]
‘We can’t plan on summer right now’: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio closes outdoor public pools and warns residents to ‘lower expectations’ about public beaches
Lifestyle

Families of New York construction workers say it is ‘unacceptable’ that they are still building luxury condos despite the city’s coronavirus lockdown

As cities across the US shut down, construction workers remain on the job, building luxury condos and restaurants. Despite the fact that workers tested positive for coronavirus at the new Hard Rock Hotel and Facebook’s new offices, both New York construction sites remain open. “If he were building a hospital, […]
Families of New York construction workers say it is ‘unacceptable’ that they are still building luxury condos despite the city’s coronavirus lockdown
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New York City hospitals will ‘go broke’ from the coronavirus crisis unless the federal government steps in to help, says Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio implored the federal government to help New York City, announcing on “Fox and Friends” that hospitals will otherwise “start to go broke.” The mayor expressed support for a $US2 trillion to American workers and businesses being negotiated in Congress. On Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered that […]
New York City hospitals will ‘go broke’ from the coronavirus crisis unless the federal government steps in to help, says Mayor Bill de Blasio
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14 of the strangest moments of the 2020 presidential campaign so far

Nearly two dozen candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination and each is making the case they are the best candidate to face off against President Donald Trump next year. But the ever-changing terrain of the campaign proves they are not immune to strange gaffes or awkward moments. Here are […]
14 of the strangest moments of the 2020 presidential campaign so far
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