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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented numerous challenges for our country. The disease has taken more than a million lives in the United States, and adversely affected tens of millions more. The … more
After I developed a bad head cold several weeks ago, I decided to use one of the COVID-19 home rapid test kits mailed to me by the Biden administration. more
While under the stress of completing their Regents, final exams and mentally preparing for college, high school seniors can now attend prom without a worry. more
For the past month, Floribel Mitchell has been coming to the Episcopal Church of the Mediator on West 231st Street in Kingsbridge to get her weekly groceries. The mother of three has struggled to make ends meet ever since her husband died almost four years ago. more
To the editor: It pains me to write this, but apparently I was wrong about my hope and expectation that COVID-19 would become far less dangerous in New York City as we went through the spring, summer and fall. more
Eric Adams wants to spend so much time focused on parks, some might mistake him for Robert Moses — at least the good qualities of that New York City icon. And the mayor will do that through a new leadership team pulled from the outer boroughs. more
It doesn’t matter if the court is conservative or liberal — Teachers wanting to work in the classroom are going to need a vaccine shot. Maybe two. The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected yet another attempt by some educators to skip vaccine requirements on campus, citing a religious exemption. more
Face masks in New York City public schools could be history this time next week. more
Gov. Kathy Hochul spent Monday at the White House, joining her counterparts across the nation in meetings with both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Yet, back home, there has been days — maybe even weeks — of good news on the COVID-19 front as New York appears to have weathered the worst of the omicron surge. more
When it comes to family, there aren’t many Ana can turn to. In fact, the 92-year-old only has her daughter, Sandra Ortega, nearby. If she can count Queens as close. Still, Ana has been busy preparing some important documents around a sensitive subject: how her life will end. And as Ortega quickly found out, it’s a mountain of paperwork. more
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