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Constantinides Applauds Cuomo Decision to Lift in-Person Requirement for Marriage Licenses

April 20, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Council Member Costa Constantinides has applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to suspend the requirement that couples seeking a marriage license must go to the clerk’s office in person. Cuomo signed an executive order Saturday that allows couples to access marriage licenses remotely, with clerks able to perform ceremonies over… Read more »

Mayor Cancels All June Parades, Concerts and Nonessential Events

April 20, 2020 By Allie Griffin Mayor Bill de Blasio has canceled all parades, concerts, festivals and events in New York City scheduled for June as the coronavirus pandemic continues to change daily life. De Blasio announced the cancellations at a press briefing from City Hall today– just a week after cancelling all city-permitted May… Read more »

De Blasio Calling on Residents to Report Social Distancing Violators

April 20, 2020 By Christian Murray Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling on New Yorkers to report business owners and fellow residents who are not adhering to the social distancing guidelines. The mayor said Saturday that this was not snitching but was needed to save lives. “I’m sorry this is not snitching, this is about… Read more »

MTA Launches New Campaign Telling Straphangers To Wear Masks

April 18, 2020 By Michael Dorgan The MTA has launched a new campaign to remind riders that masks are required to be worn by law while using its services. The agency started rolling out the “Keep them Covered” campaign Saturday and signage is going up at MTA stations and on trains telling straphangers to cover… Read more »

NYC Creates $20 million COVID-19 Fund for Undocumented Immigrants

April 17, 2020 By Michael Dorgan The city has joined forces with a prominent foundation to create a new COVID-19 relief program for undocumented immigrants that will see some families receive up to $1,000, Mayor Bill De Blasio has announced. The Open Society, a progressive philanthropic foundation, has donated $20 million to the city and… Read more »

Man Arrested for Stabbing Woman in Forest Hills Subway Station Thursday

April 18, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A man was arrested shortly after stabbing a woman at the 71st Avenue subway station in Forest Hills Thursday. Daniel Arquette, 57, allegedly stabbed a 47-year-old female at the 71st – Continental Avenue subway station on April 16 at around 5:20 p.m., according to police. Police said that the… Read more »