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Help couldn’t come sooner for Derek and Becky Woods. While many business owners found solace in government assistance such as the Paycheck Protection Program, some non-profits like Riverdale Children’s Theatre — which the Woods run — needed additional assistance to keep their organizations afloat. more
Can you imagine, as just one person, living off $2,200 a month? After rent, food, transportation — there wouldn’t be much left. Now imagine that’s your total income, and you’re supporting a family of four. more
Full-time job or not, it’s not easy to make a living, even with New York pushing minimum wage well past the basement lows of the federal standard. The coronavirus only made all of it worse. more
Many of us have been stuck in traffic before, or faced more than a few bus or train delays on commutes to and from work. But what if what stood between you and getting home from work was chest-high floodwater? more
Jamaal Bowman wants to make it easier for more first-time candidates to run for office. That’s part of the reason why he supported the For the People Act — or H.R. 1 — last May. This massive election reform bill intends to institute a national public campaign financing system while rolling back some of the significant voter restrictions put in place by many Republican-led states. more
He’s five months into his first term as a congressman, just starting to tackle his agenda. Yet, Jamaal Bowman already is gearing up to face that biennial reckoning where he — and every other member of the U.S. House — go in front of the voters and hope they’ll approve another term in Washington. more
Making the dean’s list anywhere is no mean feat. But when it happens at one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, it’s all the more cause for celebration. more
A quarter can make all the difference for those who rely on public transportation to get around. And that was the price looming over the heads of many of those commuters only this past week. more
The federal government has rolled out two rounds of the Paycheck Protection Program — providing small businesses with money to keep employees paid and employed while preventing layoffs and furloughs — but hasn’t done much for housing co-operatives, which U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel says have been left out in the cold. more
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