Keyword: Kirsten Gillibrand
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Jessica Woolford grew up in Kingsbridge, alternating between her grandmother’s building at West 234th Street, and her mother’s building at West 238th Street. While walking around the neighborhood — whether it be to school at P.S. 7, or church at St. John’s — Woolford regularly passed by the two-story house on Kingsbridge Avenue where the local Assemblyman maintains his district office. more
There are a lot of voices making it clear how much they oppose a proposed men’s homeless shelter at 6661 Broadway. But it doesn’t mean that position is absolute. more
Jessica Woolford, who spent more than a decade in local and national Democratic politics — including a time as the spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand — is now looking for a new job: Assemblywoman. 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
Although many spent weeks — if not months — demanding it, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation announcement Tuesday still caught many by surprise. more
Federal money to the tune of $36 million is coming to the state — but isn’t intended to help with the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, according to U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, the funds are earmarked to repaid damaged federal roads. more
New York City has worked hard to keep coronavirus infection rates low since its economic reopening, and the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce wants to lend a hand to keep it that way. more
The U.S. Postal Service was on shaky financial ground before the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s become even worse since. But U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has an idea that might make the centuries-old institution solvent again — turn post offices into banks. more
More than 6,000 people have died from complications of COVID-19 in New York as of Wednesday, and outside of New York City, numbers appear to indicate that three out of every four of those deaths were white. But inside New York City, it appears to be a much different story — and local elected officials aren't happy about it. more
President Donald Trump has made his first major disaster declaration of the coronavirus epidemic, releasing federal emergency aid to New York, a state that has seven times more confirmed cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 than the next leading state. more
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