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NYC Jail Population Dips Below 4,000 for First Time Since 1946

April 21, 2020 By Allie Griffin The inmate population in New York City jails has dropped below 4,000 for the first time since 1946, following the release of approximately 2,000 prisoners as a result of COVID-19. Mayor Bill de Blasio and City officials have released inmates who are the most vulnerable to COVID-19 complications —… Read more »

New York City Will Honor Healthcare Workers with Ticker-Tape Parade

April 21, 2020 By Allie Griffin New York City will honor the healthcare workers and first responders fighting the coronavirus with a ticker-tape parade once the pandemic is defeated, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today. “When that day comes that we can restart the vibrant, beautiful life of this city again, the first thing we… Read more »

LIC-Based Company Producing 3,000 ‘Bridge’ Ventilators for City Hospitals

April 21, 2020 By Allie Griffin A Long Island City-based company is producing 3,000 “bridge” ventilators for New York City hospitals, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today. Boyce Technologies, a high-tech engineering manufacturer located at 47-22 Pearson Pl., is producing the machines that are being used to treat patients with less severe respiratory symptoms. Critically… Read more »

Man Wanted for Murray Hill and Bayside Robberies: NYPD

April 21, 2020 By Christian Murray Police are looking for a man wanted for two robberies that took place in eastern Queens last week. The first incident occurred in Murray Hill, where the suspect followed a 57-year-old woman on foot in the vicinity of 46th Road and 211th Street at around 2:25 p.m. on April… Read more »

Queens Lawmakers Call on Governor to Provide Hazard Pay to Essential Workers

April 20, 2020 By Allie Griffin Two Queens lawmakers are demanding that essential workers receive hazard pay for their work during the coronavirus pandemic. Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and State Sen. Jessica Ramos sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state leaders on April 14 urging them to use a portion of the… Read more »

Queens Memory Launches COVID-19 History Project

April 20, 2020 By Christian Murray The Queens Public Library and Queens College have come together to document people’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic–and are calling on residents to share their stories. Queens Memory, a community archiving program supported by the Queens Library and Queens College, has launched the COVID-19 Project that aims to create… Read more »