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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 »

Queens Officials Demand City To Provide Free Feminine Hygiene Products at Meal Hubs

April 15, 2020 By Christian Murray New York City has set up meal hubs at schools across the five boroughs and now several Queens legislators are calling for free feminine products to be available at these locations too. Assemblywomen Cathy Nolan and Aravella Simotas—along with Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney and Grace Meng—are calling on the Department… Read more »

Grocery Stores Should Require Customers to Wear Masks Inside Store: Mayor

April 15, 2020 By Allie Griffin New York City grocery stores should require customers to wear a face covering or mask while shopping amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio said today. “I’m giving the guidance to all supermarkets and groceries — require customers, require customers to wear face coverings when they come… Read more »

Memo Ordering NYC Schools to Keep Virus Cases Quiet Probed

By Greg B. Smith, THE CITY This story was originally published on 4/15/20 by THE CITY The Special Commissioner for Investigations for city schools is probing the Department of Education’s bid to squelch coronavirus infection information in the chaotic days before schools were closed. The investigation comes in response to a report by THE CITY… Read more »