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Riverdale Neighborhood House — working with NYC Health + Hospitals as well as with the Mount Sinai Hospital System — has provided more than 1,000 free coronavirus tests since Dec. 20, and will have more available over the next few days. more
Even with the omicron variant continuing to spread and administrations about to change, students who attend New York City public schools should still plan to return back to physical campus come Monday. more
In a rather unorthodox sense of the word, gifts are coming — not from a jolly man in a red suit and reindeer-pulled sleigh, but from Albany. More specifically, Gov. Kathy Hochul's office. more
In a little over a week’s time, the book will close on 2021 with sights set on a new year. And like any other annual turnover, many will think about the New Year’s resolutions they’ll likely break, and plans for 2022. But for city council, the end of this year means the end of an era. more
Bring up the proposed homeless shelter at 6661 Broadway during a Community Board 8 meeting, and prepare for fireworks. But it was a much different tone during a recent town hall involving one of the shelter’s supporters, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi. There was less focus on the complaints, and ultimately more of an opportunity to ask questions. more
Every hour, four people are killed in traffic crashes across America. Traffic injuries affect even more, creating a grim topic during a recent gathering of faith leaders. “We are Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist,” according to the opening words of a presentation at that forum. “But we all ache the same way.” more
The coronavirus pandemic has been rough on many. But if you’re a co-op owner who’s struggled to make ends meet during these up and down economic times, there may finally be some relief. Reverse mortgages have been available to just about any homeowner. Except those in co-operatives. more
With the omicron variant taking over a vast majority of coronavirus infections in New York City, Councilman Eric Dinowitz has joined forces with City Hall colleagues Mark Levine and Mark Treyger, as well as the United Federation of Teachers labor union to demand city officials provide the resources to schools can test everyone who walks onto campus. more
In just a couple weeks, the Bronx will welcome a new borough president for the first time since 2009. more
But even in the waning days of an administration, it’s never too late to try and leave a lasting impact. Especially for Bill de Blasio, who’s rumored to be eyeing a run for governor next year. That very well may be why de Blasio announced a coronavirus vaccine mandate last week for all of the city’s private sector workers. more
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