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Fate of Campaign to Save Kids Trapped in Hot Cars Now in Congress’ Hands

Mandatory warning systems to keep drivers from stranding children in the backseat are buried in massive infrastructure bills. But one version offers a weak solution, said advocates — among them a father who lost his twins in a Bronx tragedy.

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MTA to Get Slim Slice of Federal Infrastructure Bill as Cars Outpace Mass Transit

The nation’s largest transit agency would reap about 1.9% of the planned $550 billion nationwide spending on transportation, which some critics say continues to focus too heavily on roads and highways.

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National Battle for Citizenship Path Marches Through New York City

A national alliance of Temporary Protected Status holders sees New York and its politicians as a pressure-point in the fight for citizenship for immigrants temporarily allowed to live and work here due to turmoil in their home countries.

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A Push to Unlock Subway Bathrooms as the City Gets Moving Again

Restrooms once open to the public at 76 stations have been closed for over a year as part of the MTA’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. With few public toilets above ground either, homeless New Yorkers are hit hardest.

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‘Gateway to Poverty’: Calls Rise for a National Relief Fund for COVID-19 Victims’ Families

Thousands of working-age Americans have died from the virus, underscoring the often-crushing financial fallout of losing a loved one to the pandemic. Some are seeking a compensation fund modeled on aid for 9/11 victims’ kin.

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Albany’s Tax-the-Rich Deal Sends Wealthy to Washington Looking for Relief

Billions in hikes mark a defeat for Cuomo and business leaders who warn of an exodus unless Biden restores state and local deductions. The deal represents a victory for progressives who say the rich must pay more COVID costs.

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Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Will Put Share of Billions into Millions of New Yorkers’ Pockets

More than half of the people in the city are due for $1,400 stimulus checks, while many will benefit from boosts to child tax credit and unemployment benefits. But Cuomo still warns of a potential tax hike on the rich.

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A Five-Mile Seawall Was Supposed to Protect Staten Island by 2021. A Fight Over Radiation Cleanup Stands in the Way

If the federal government doesn’t do the work, City Hall says the project will likely be pushed back another year. Meanwhile, it’s been more than eight years since Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the borough.

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Schumer and AOC Get Feds to Pay for Funerals of COVID-19 Victims in NYC and Beyond

New York State will receive $260 million of $2 billion in FEMA funds earmarked for burials nationwide. The announcement paired the two Democratic, who represent different wings of the party and could become electoral rivals.

NYC Congressional Reps Describe ‘Sheer Insanity’ as Insurrectionists Stormed Capitol

Reps. Ritchie Torres, Grace Meng and Nydia Velazquez detail being thrust into the frightening chaos on a day when the final stamp on Joe Biden’s election got stampeded by rioters acting in the name of Donald Trump, a son of Queens.

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What the $900 Billion Federal Pandemic Aid Deal Means for New Yorkers

The package offers temporary relief for the unemployed, small business owners and others. It also will help the MTA avoid massive transit cuts. But dealmaker Sen. Chuck Schumer emphasized it’s just a Band-Aid.

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Flooded With Requests, City Boosts Small Business Grant Fund — But Not Loan Pool

Mayor Bill de Blasio said $50 million is now set aside for emergency funds for New York businesses. An overwhelmed loan program, however, won’t grow.

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Trump HUD Cuts Target Public Housing Fixes and Apartment Vouchers

Local Congressional leaders assail planned budget slashing, which come as NYCHA battles mold and lead, and city grapples with housing crisis.

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Staten Island Flood Zone Levee Finally on the Horizon

After three risky years of delay, design is cleared to begin for the 5.3-mile East Shore Seawall, stretching from Fort Wadsworth to Oakwood Beach.