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A Brooklyn student tested positive for COVID. Teachers didn’t find out until 10 days later.

November 6 | Reema Amin, Chalkbeat New York

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here. The incident raises questions about potential holes in the city’s contact tracing infrastructure. A Brooklyn elementary school student tested positive for the coronavirus 10 days before the school community learned the child’s results, according to […]

Brooklyn state senator tests positive for COVID-19

July 6 | Marina Villeneuve Associated Press

The leader of the state Senate says a New York City senator has tested positive for COVID-19. State Sen. Julia Salazar, who represents Bushwick, Cypress Hills, Greenpoint and Williamsburg, along with parts of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville and East New York, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Thursday news release released by Senate Majority Leader […]

Hotel shelter operator stiffed homeless families on toilet paper and microwaves

March 9 | Yoav Gonen, THE CITY

An embattled nonprofit operating more than two dozen hotels sheltering homeless New Yorkers is a financial and managerial mess that routinely left families short on microwaves for heating meals and even toilet paper, a new court filing shows. Daniel Tietz, the court-appointed receiver overseeing the Childrens Community Services, described a laundry list of failings at […]