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Education May 24New York City mayor says public schools will be all in person this fall
De Blasio said Monday that classrooms will open for in-person instruction in September with no remote option. The mayor said "It's time for everyone to come back."…
Nation Apr 25Police seek attacker who kicked Chinese American man in head
A 61-year-old Chinese American man was attacked by a man who kicked him repeatedly in the head in East Harlem, police said.
Science Mar 28New York lawmakers agree to legalize recreational marijuana
New York is poised to join a growing number of states that have legalized marijuana after state lawmakers reached a deal to allow sales of the drug for recreational use. The agreement reached Saturday, which is expected to be signed…
Nation Mar 07Calls grow for Cuomo to quit from top New York lawmakers
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins became the first senior Democrat in the state to say the three-term governor should resign. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie stopped short of demanding that Cuomo quit, but said in a statement that “it is time…
Nation Feb 28Crisis deepens for Cuomo; AG wants to lead harassment probe
Democrats statewide appeared to be abandoning Cuomo in large numbers as Attorney General Letitia James rejected two proposals by the governor for an investigation of his conduct.
Nation Feb 01Major winter storm pummels Northeast, closing schools and vaccination sites
A sprawling, lumbering winter storm walloped the East Coast on Monday, shutting down coronavirus vaccination sites, closing schools and halting transit.
Politics Jan 13New York City to terminate Trump contracts after Capitol insurrection
Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. De Blasio says the Trump Organization profits about $17 million a year from operating the two…
Politics Oct 22Seattle, Portland, New York sue over Trump’s ‘anarchy’ label
The lawsuit, filed Thursday, ridiculed Trump's action as offensive to the Constitution and common sense, but said the consequences of withholding federal money during a pandemic "are deadly serious."…
Nation Sep 14Macy’s plans smaller but camera-ready Thanksgiving parade
A Macy's Thanksgiving parade reimagined for the coronavirus pandemic will feature floats, performers and giant balloons along a one-block stretch of 34th Street in front of the retailer's flagship Manhattan store, Macy's officials announced Monday.
Nation Sep 11U.S. marks 9/11 anniversary at tributes shadowed by virus
Americans are commemorating 9/11 as a new national crisis in the form of the coronavirus pandemic reconfigures and divides anniversary ceremonies and a presidential campaign carves a path through the observances.