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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says police are going to crack down on people violating the coronavirus social distancing guidelines, and fines are increasing from $500 to $1,000. The Brooklyn Bridge walkway was much emptier than usual on Sunday, however. Photo: Mary Frost

Cuomo extends coronavirus PAUSE order, bashes New York City rule breakers

April 6 | Mary Frost

Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended the state’s PAUSE mandate on Monday, ordering all nonessential workers to stay home until April 29. He also bashed New York City residents who congregated outside over the sunny weekend, breaking coronavirus social distancing rules. While today’s figures give some hope that a plateau in novel coronavirus cases may be near, […]

Attorney General Bill Barr, Anti-Semitism

Barr vows ‘zero tolerance’ for anti-Semitism at Borough Park meeting

January 31 | Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

Attorney General William Barr ordered federal prosecutors across the U.S. to step up their efforts to combat anti-Semitic hate crimes as he met with Jewish leaders in Borough Park on Tuesday. Barr said he has been “extremely distressed by the upsurge in violence” in Jewish communities, including in New York City, which saw a string […]

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