Amanda Luz Henning Santiago

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t open city beaches in time to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, though some city beaches could reopen in June.
The New York City comptroller offers ideas for how to safely open city beaches.
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Dichter Pharmacy in Inwood
Unlike CVS and Walgreens, the state’s smaller pharmacies may struggle to begin administering coronavirus tests.
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The Richard R. Green Middle School in the Bronx.
Lack of resources and too many home distractions contributed to the record number of students falling behind.
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Mayor de Blasio handing out face masks in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on May 16, 2020.
The city has met four of the state’s reopening metrics and could be ready to reopen in June.
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Cuomo leaves his daily COVID-19 briefing after announcing that New York's seventh region hit the benchmark to reopen on Wednesday
Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweaked the state’s reopening guidelines for the Capital Region and Western New York.
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Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot and Mayor de Blasio on April 5, 2020.
De Blasio is getting bogged down in scandals with two of the city’s public health leaders.
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Some doctors have switched from giving their patients intravenous chemotherapy to oral chemotherapy medication so they can receive their treatment at home, but this doesn't work for all patients.
Everything from cancer treatments to organ transplants have been put off due to the pandemic.
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In New York City, the current starting salary for a trained EMS worker is about $33,320, whereas the starting salary for a NYPD officer is $42,500 and it’s $45,196 for a city firefighter.
EMS workers make less than cops and firefighters and COVID-19 has hit them hard. That’s why they want a raise.
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Governor Cuomo on May 12, 2020.
The governor’s excuses for leaving sign language interpretation out of his pandemic don’t make much sense.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio visits the newly-opened COVID-19 testing site at the Ida G. Israel Community Health Center on May 2, 2020.
The mayor, frequently at odds with the department, selected the city’s public hospital system for COVID-19 contact tracing.
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