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These Are the 17 Victims of the Bronx Twin Parks Fire

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Patience and Fortitude Needed as Dozens of Libraries Shut Over COVID Staffing Woes

Twenty-five libraries throughout the city were closed on Monday due to worker shortages, forcing some New Yorkers to stand outside in the cold for WiFi and to download tomes.

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Complaints Swipe at City’s $100 Vaccine Payment Card Tech Problems

Some 7,000 have complained they can’t access the money giveaway, provided to New Yorkers who rolled up their sleeves at certain vaccination sites. The provider got the job without competitive bidding.

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AG Probing CareCube, COVID Test Company Accused of Excess Billing

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CITY stats: Trends to Watch for the Future of NYC

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Health: Trends to Watch for the Future of NYC

COVID more than doubled city yearly deaths and coincided with record fatal drug overdoses. In better news: more New Yorkers now have health insurance

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COVID Cases Fill More City Hospital Beds, Threatening Halt on Elective Surgeries

Public hospital system has increasingly little room for new patients, state stats show. New York City is now above the threshold of 4 new COVID cases per 100,000 residents that can trigger a state shutdown of non-essential surgery to free up space.

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City Employees Call for Remote-Work Option as Omicron Spreads

Only workers who aren’t fully vaccinated are notified of positive cases in their office. Municipal staffers say safety hazards and double standards abound.

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Legal Weed Shops May Not Hit in 2022, New York. Here’s What We Know

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De Blasio Shut Down 20 City-Run COVID Testing Facilities Ahead of Omicron Surge

Test & Trace’s shift to privately run mobile testing tents hasn’t stopped long lines from forming at urgent care centers, forcing everyone from teachers to baristas to miss work. The mayor on Thursday announced plans to expand NYC testing site hours and locations.

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Amazon, FedEx and UPS Deliver New NYC Warehouses, Bringing a Package of Environmental Challenges

Warehouses and "last-mile" facilities are popping up with little regulation. A new city plan calls for more use of waterways, bike deliveries and other measures to cut truck traffic. But increased pollution concerns are fueling criticism against a new wave of "environmental racism."

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City Hall Withheld COVID Neighborhood Death Data During NYC’s 2020 Pandemic Peak, Emails Show

The city Department of Health prepared a map breaking down COVID fatalities by ZIP code in early April 2020, just as New York was about to hit the height of deaths, THE CITY has learned. But the de Blasio administration delayed the information’s release for weeks.

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NYC Kids Can Get $100 for COVID Vaccine Shots at Elementary Schools

Following the recent federal emergency approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, city officials are setting up one-day vaccine clinics at more than 1,000 school sites across the city that serve these students.

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NYCHA Workers Covered Up Signs of Mold to Skirt Cleanup, Probe Shows

Seven employees have been brought up on internal charges at five separate public housing developments across New York, THE CITY has learned. Meanwhile, the federal monitor flagged more than 600 mold and water leak inspections as problematic.

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Court Blocks Controversial Medicare Switch for Retired NYC Workers

A judge’s decision delays the Oct. 31 deadline for former city employees to decide whether they want to move to private Medicare Advantage or pay for alternatives.

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Retirees Flee City Medicare Program as Deadline Looms for Move to Private Health Plan

Uncertainty about coverage and costs under Medicare Advantage has a quarter million former city workers on edge. Two lawsuits seeking to block the move are slated to be heard in court Wednesday.

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Will New York Require COVID Vaccines for Students? State Pediatricians Hope So.

The New York chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics "unequivocally support" mandating COVID vaccines for students once the shot is fully federally approved for those younger than 16.

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Rogan Show Spurs Bill for Uniform Vaccination Rules for Home and Away Teams

Legislation introduced by state Sen. Brad Hoylman would bar the double standard that allows out-of-town athletes and performers like the anti-mandate podcast comic to appear without proof of vaccination while local stars must get their shots.

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Maya Wiley Won’t Be New York’s Next Mayor. What Will Happen to Her Signature Proposal?

After coming in third in the Democratic primary, Wiley says she plans to push for universal community care for children and older adults from outside the mayor’s — and governor’s – office. She’s hoping to get Eric Adams’ ear.

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Vaccine Mandate for NYC School Employees Can Move Forward, Judges Rule

A federal appeals court has removed a temporary block on New York City’s vaccine mandate for Department of Education employees, paving the way for officials to require all school staff to either get the vaccine or be put on unpaid leave.