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A Brooklyn principal has died from coronavirus complications, the first known death of an NYC public school staffer

March 24 | Alex Zimmerman, Reema Amin, Christina Veiga Chalkbeat NY

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here. A Brooklyn principal has died due to complications of the coronavirus, the first known death of a New York City public school staff member connected to the epidemic, city officials confirmed Monday evening. The principal, Dez-Ann Romain, ran […]

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 […]

ICE pushes back against charges agents use bullying tactics

March 3 | Paula Katinas

The ongoing dispute between ICE officials and advocates for undocumented immigrants that has played out across New York in recent months is showing no signs of letting up, and an incident that took place in Brooklyn is at the center of the current storm. Pro-immigrant advocates have held rallies and expressed outrage over tactics they […]

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