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Leaders of the Progressive wing of the Democratic party have pulled their support for Scott Stringer, the New York City comptroller who's running for mayor. That's after a woman accused him of sexual harassment and abuse when she was a volunteer on a campaign of his, 20 years ago. Stringer has denied all allegations. Campaign-watchers are still sor…
 
After a year like 2020 what qualified as a successful restaurant for many New Yorkers is one that could just stay open. But after anonymous inspectors took a pause for the pandemic, the Michelin restaurant guides is back with the old-fashioned barometer of 'making-it' in the competitive dining scene.…
 
The NYPD has agreed to send auxiliary police officers to patrol the subways. This comes after heated arguments between the MTA and the city over crime underground. The MTA has been sounding the alarm for months about the need for more police in the subways. They say assaults on workers and customers are higher than last year. Just this week an off …
 
A new statewide report on judicial demographics reveals stark disparities between the demographic composition of the bench and the rest of New York State.In 2019, only 15% of the population in New York State was Black, yet Black people accounted for 38% of all adult arrests, and nearly half of all people being sent to prison, according to the most …
 
People who have sold and supplied marijuana in New York's underground market are deciding how to adjust their business models in light of recreational cannabis's legalization in the state. WNYC host Sean Carlson spoke with self-proclaimed weed broker "JP" about the future of his industry.WNYC Radio tarafından oluşturuldu
 
Transit workers were among the first group of essential workers eligible for the COVID vaccine in January. But subway and bus workers, which saw the most COVID fatalities, have also had the lowest vaccination rate at the MTA. The MTA reports just 37 percent of subway and bus workers have received one shot of the vaccine. By comparison, the rate for…
 
For weeks, Lavanya DJ watched as COVID-19 cases surged in India and began overwhelming the health care system. As calls for foreign aid and donations to non-profits and non-governmental organizations increased alongside the infection rate, she began compiling a list of smaller groups on the ground seeking help.One reason DJ chose to highlight small…
 
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced a plan this week to give vaccines to medical offices near the state's six vaccination megasites. But which doctors will be included and the amount of doses they'll receive is unclear. The shift comes as demand for the shot is slowing. But primary care doctors said they've largely been left out of the equation a…
 
More than a dozen candidates are vying to be New York's next mayor. The winner will be offered a major perk: the chance to live rent-free at historic Gracie Mansion overlooking the East River, one of the sweetest deals in the city. But that raises a question for reporter Jim O'Grady: "Why have so many mayors turned it down?" Click above to hear the…
 
More than 20 people are dead in Mexico City after a train crashed on an overpass. The MTA's trains run on 60 miles of overhead tracks, and the agency is reassuring riders, its lines are inspected regularly. The MTA says crews inspect every mile of track twice a week, looking for any defects, broken ties, or bent rails -- things that can cause a der…
 
A week after a sexual-assault allegation against Scott Stringer dealt a blow to his campaign for mayor, other left-leaning candidates are vying for support from the Progressive movement. Dianne Morales, the most radical among them, is trying to break out of the pack with a grassroots campaign. WNYC’s Brigid Bergin has this profile.…
 
New Jersey is now allowing residents to apply for a driver's license regardless of immigration status. But advocates who pushed for the measure say some people have been turned away since the Motor Vehicle Commission opened the process over the weekend. "People were being denied the use of expired documents despite the fact that MVC's own website s…
 
In 2016, Oswald Feliz was a 25-year-old housing attorney working behind the scenes to help Rep. Adriano Espaillat win the 13th Congressional District and become the first Dominican-born lawmaker elected to Congress. Feliz oversaw operations for Espaillat’s campaign in the Bronx, the epicenter of the growing Dominican community in New York City. Now…
 
The owners of a windowless former warehouse that houses Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees in Elizabeth, N.J., is alleging dangerous conditions at the facility and suing to end its lease, representing another potential victory for activists seeking the end of controversial immigration detention in the state. The lawsuit filed Monday alle…
 
With COVID restrictions expected to lift later this month at bars, restaurants and large indoor venues, 24 hour subway service will be back, too. But some are concerned about subway safety. When Governor Cuomo announced subway service would be back to ensure workers and patrons can get home at night, he remarked the subways have never been cleaner.…
 
Since the beginning of New Jersey’s vaccination rollout, Gov. Phil Murphy has talked about equity and the state’s priority in making sure even the most marginalized residents can get in line for the shot. But those efforts are falling short. State data show Black residents make up 13% of the state population but have received 6% of doses, while Lat…
 
New Jersey's rate of COVID-19 transmission is hovering at 0.46, meaning it takes two infected people to spread the virus to one other person. New positive cases and the number of people hospitalized with the virus have also continued to trend downward. There are now fewer than 1,500 people hospitalized. Gov. Phil Murphy is planning to announce new …
 
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