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Gov. Andrew Cuomo with figures displaying health disparities. Image courtesy the Office of the Governor

Numbers confirm it: Hispanic, black communities hit harder by coronavirus

April 8 | Mary Frost

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio both promised action on Wednesday after data showed glaring disparities in coronavirus-linked deaths among Hispanic and African American communities in New York City. De Blasio said that the city will double down on health measures, including “getting public hospitals everything they need.” The city also intends to […]

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 […]

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