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Maimonides pioneers virtual health care in response to COVID-19

October 28 | Editorial Staff

A virtual health care program recently implemented by Maimonides Medical Center enables patients to “visit” their doctors from home. The service, offering scheduled and on-demand options, is made possible by a $1 million grant from the Federal Communications Commission’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, passed […]

Officer suspended for blaring ‘Trump 2020’ from NYPD vehicle

October 26 | Michael R. Sisak Associated Press

The New York Police Department said Sunday it has suspended an officer without pay a day after he was seen on video saying “Trump 2020” over a patrol vehicle’s loudspeaker, a violation of department rules. The suspension is effective immediately and the incident, which happened in Flatbush, remains under investigation, the police department said. Commissioner […]

The legend of Trapper Abe: A true story from 1950s Brooklyn

October 16 | William A. Gralnick

There must be millions of squirrels in Brooklyn. They were everywhere, including inside the walls of the house on occasion. This is the story of the “now you see them and now you see them again” squirrels who were residents of our backyard in Flatbush. An encounter with a squirrel in our backyard the other […]

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