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To the editor: I chose. In 1996, when I was in my late 30s, I exercised my right to a safe, legal abortion at a New York City hospital. The decision was not a complicated one. I was married and had a 2-year-old. more
With just nine words the majority of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 threw out the 50-year-old Roe v. Wade decision that made abortion a constitutional right. “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion,” the decision read. more
In a matter of one day last week, the U.S. Supreme Court turned the country’s judicial branch into a one-sided political one. It also was the day the country became one controlled by minority rule. more
If you have children or grandchildren, you likely think about them all the time, imagining them smiling and laughing while running outside, playing on a swing set, or even indoors mastering the latest video game. 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
Jamaal Bowman stood on the steps of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, calling for his upper chamber colleagues to pass a bill he and Democrats say will protect voting rights — especially among people of color — across the country. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters last week he’s convinced his mandate encouraged thousands of education department workers to get at least the first dose of the vaccine, leaving just a handful who still haven’t done it. Just in case, however, the education department brought in thousands of vaccinated substitute teachers. more
Time’s up! The eviction moratorium has expired. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s federal eviction moratorium, it’s now up to states like New York to help keep tenants financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic in their homes. more
With a simple stroke of the pen, Gov. Kathy Hochul extended New York's eviction moratorium on Thursday, extending the protections from the original Tenant Safe Harbor Act until at least Jan. 15. more
Laura Spalter has yet to physically preside over a meeting as chair of Community Board 8. But she's not only OK with that — she wanted it to continue. And thanks to Kathy Hochul, she got her wish. more
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