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With just weeks to go before Democratic primary, Andom Ghebreghiorgis announced Monday morning he’s dropping out the Congressional race challenging U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, and instead will endorse fellow challenger Jamaal Bowman. 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
Since before the Obama administration ended, unemployment has been so low, at below 4 percent, it seemed anyone who wanted a job could get one. The coronavirus changed that, however, with figures jumping to more than 14 percent in April — its highest since the Great Depression. Millions are out of work, and even with financial help from the federal government, many still can’t pay bills — like rent. more
Garages aren’t the only hot spot for thefts in the community. Someone decided the pickings at the Key Food supermarket on West 235th Street looked much better. Police say an unhappy customer took five Dove brand hand soaps on the evening of May 21, all worth $30. Instead of paying, however, he reportedly strolled right past the cash register and out the door. more
Crunching numbers isn’t for everyone. But when those numbers contain important information — especially critical for everyday life — many have turned to data released by a number of sources announcing everything from new SARS-CoV-2 infections, to hospitalizations, and especially to deaths. more
Sammy Ravelo has achieved a lot since arriving in the United States as a teenager ahead of his official paperwork legally making that possible. And now, Ravelo is ready to overcome even more — including a crowded field seeking to represent New York’s 16th Congressional District in the upcoming Democratic primary. more
In the era before coronavirus — which can feel like eons ago at this point — it was easy to move through a typical day without thinking much about neighbors. Sure, you might wave on the sidewalk, or hold the elevator door, but it was easy not to talk much. more
Thousands of businesses in New York are closed, deemed “non-essential” by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the state continues following social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Even “non-essential” office workers are working from home, often juggling child care, school, and their day-to-day home lives, while trying to fit in work where they can. more
As critics, government officials and the public as a whole keep a close watch on coronavirus data coming out of facilities like the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, a so-called “reclassification” of more than two dozen deaths in the past 90 days has now put the Hebrew Home a hair above all other facilities in the Bronx when it comes to coronavirus deaths. more
You might think your car is parked safely on the street corner, but maybe it’s time to consider a safer spot. One man learned that the hard way after parking his 2014 Jeep on the corner of West 238th Street and Tibbett Avenue on the evening of May 1. Police say he returned the next morning to find his car had disappeared from its stretch of curb. more
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