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Although tens of thousands of people in New York have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, one political challenger wants to know why the federal government isn’t doing more. more
A lot of attention might be paid to what’s happening with the coronavirus crisis, but state Attorney General Letitia James wants to make it clear that domestic violence victims will not be lost in the shuffle. more
Could the traffic problems at Kappock Street and Palisade Avenue finally be solved? Community Board 8’s traffic and transportation committee chair Dan Padernacht believes he has the perfect way to make the meeting of those two streets safe, while making neighbors who live there happy at the same time. Now all he has to do is get the city’s transportation department to spend some more time on it. more
Van Cortlandt Park is one of the largest parks in New York City, a center for sports and recreation in the Bronx. But now, in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the park is about to become something entirely new: A field hospital. more
As political leaders fight to ensure New Yorkers can get out to the primary polls this summer, would-be political leaders hoping to succeed them are still working to get out their names and message. All of that despite the fact campaigns have seemingly grinded to a halt in light of the coronavirus pandemic. more
We know that it's hard to get out and get a paper, and not everyone is getting the paper at home (but maybe you should!) more
When Gov. Andrew Cuomo shut down New York last month to essential businesses only, he didn't close off U.S. Postal Service deliveries.  Yet, in recent days, many living within the 10463 ZIP code (and others) haven't been getting mail, or having it picked up. The culprit is probably no surprise: the coronavirus. more
Keeping social distance is vital to bring the coronavirus crisis under some sort of control. But what Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeing in New York City playgrounds, however, is not what he feels will "flatten the curve" when it comes to infections. more
No groups are congregating outside the Henry Hudson Parkway synagogue for The Bayit right now, but once the coronavirus crisis passes, Hebrew Institute of Riverdale leaders want to be ready to keep those people safe. more
It's not clear how many people may go out of commission at once with the coronavirus pandemic, but one thing is for sure, lawmakers in Albany want to make sure that government will still be able to function. more
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