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Cuomo Distances State from Use of Experimental COVID-19 Cocktail at NYS-Run Veterans Nursing Home in Queens

Additional reporting by Josefa Velasquez Gov. Andrew Cuomo deflected blame Tuesday for the use of an unproven COVID-19 treatment administered at a state-run nursing home in Queens. His response came a day after a report by THE CITY, Columbia Journalism Investigations and Type Investigations found that at least 62 residents of the New York State […]

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Staten Island Student Veterans Look to Military Spending Bill for Fairer Housing Aid Deal

Staten Island student veterans and military service members who want to attend college in their home borough could catch a break if local Rep. Max Rose’s (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) bid to end their second-class status succeeds. Military-affiliated students receive financial support from the federal government for housing, as well as tuition and other costs. But those […]

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Pre-Fourth of July Fireworks Barrage Takes a Toll on New Yorkers Suffering From PTSD

For Samuel Williams Jr., the start of the nightly cacophony of fireworks in his Inwood neighborhood became a troubling reminder of the time he served in Iraq and Afghanistan. “I was walking to the corner store at around 7, a very common situation,” recalled the 41-year-old U.S. Army veteran. “Next thing you know from behind […]

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Remember Their Names: NYC Veterans Nursing Home Staff Leaks List of 48 Who Died

This story is part of “MISSING THEM,” THE CITY’s ongoing collaborative project to remember every New Yorker killed by COVID-19. You can participate: If you know someone who died or may have died due to the coronavirus, share their story here or leave us a voicemail at 646-494-1095. Workers at a 250-bed state-run veterans nursing […]

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Veterans Vulnerable as Trump Threatens Food Aid for 70,000 New Yorkers

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. A Trump administration rule to toughen work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits could deal an especially sharp blow to New York veterans seeking food stamps, anti-hunger experts and veterans’ groups predict. […]