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Cuomo Extends Shutdown Through May 15

April 16, 2020 By Christian Murray Gov. Andrew Cuomo has extended the state shutdown until May 15. The restrictions were originally in place through April 29 but Cuomo said they need to be extended in order to contain the virus. He said that while it appears as though the virus has peaked, it is still… Read more »

Flushing Hit-and-Run Classified as a Homicide: NYPD

April 16, 2020 By Michael Dorgan The police have classified a hit-in-run incident where a pedestrian was killed in Flushing Tuesday a homicide. Justin Leiva, 29, a resident of 84th Street in Jackson Heights, was struck dead by an SUV while crossing College Point Boulevard–near the Booth Memorial Avenue intersection– at around 1:50 a.m. on… Read more »

Suspect Wanted for Alleged Robbery of Northern Boulevard Gas Station: NYPD

April 16, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Police are searching for a man wanted for an armed robbery of a Jackson Heights gas station Monday night. On April 13, at around 11:40 p.m., the suspect entered the BP Gas Station, located at 75-15 Northern Blvd. and wielded a firearm at staff, according to police. The suspect… Read more »

NYPD: Body Found Floating in East River Thursday Morning

April 16, 2020 By Michael Dorgan An unidentified man’s body was found floating in the East River by Roosevelt Island this morning. Police responded to a 911 call at around 6:28 a.m. about a person in the water near NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler by 900 Main St. in Roosevelt Island, according to police. The NYPD… Read more »

25-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot in Front of Astoria Houses: NYPD

April 16, 2020 By Allie Griffin A 25-year-old man who was shot in front of the Astoria Houses last week died at the hospital yesterday. Darrian Ramdial, of Mount Vernon, NY,  was shot in front of 3-20 27th Ave. shortly before 3 p.m. last Thursday, police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the lower… Read more »

Holden Wants Federal Government to Increase Supply of Hydroxychloroquine to New York Pharmacies

April 16, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Council Member Robert Holden wants the federal government to increase the supply of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to New York pharmacies in order to help doctors treat people with COVID-19 from home. Holden said he supports Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plans to ask U.S. President Trump Donald Trump to raise the federal… Read more »

New York City Launching $170 Million Initiative to Combat Hunger

April 15, 2020 By Allie Griffin The Mayor is launching a $170 million initiative to feed hungry New Yorkers–many of whom have lost their jobs or income due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We’re dealing with an unprecedented challenge in terms of people needing food, so we’re going to create an unprecedented response,” Mayor Bill de… Read more »

All New Yorkers Mandated to Wear a Mask or Face Covering in Public: Governor

April 15, 2020 By Allie Griffin All New Yorkers must wear a mask or face covering while in public spaces where social distancing isn’t possible, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today. Cuomo will sign an executive order today to mandate the face covering requirement in places across the state where people aren’t able to keep six… Read more »

Schumer and AOC Call for Government to Pay for Death Arrangements of COVID-19 Victims

April 15, 2020 By Michael Dorgan U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are calling on the federal government to help cover the funeral costs for low-income families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19. The legislators said that the government needs to help these families and urged FEMA to release funds immediately… Read more »