New York (AFP) – Billionaire Mike Bloomberg will help build an “army” of coronavirus tracers to help New York — America’s COVID-19 epicenter — get up and running again, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday.
The former mayor of New York City will contribute more than $10 million to the effort, which will involve testing, tracing and then isolating residents with the deadly virus.
“We have to put together a tracing army,” Cuomo told reporters.
He added that the state currently has 500 tracers but will need thousands, describing the project as a “super ambitious undertaking.” Cuomo said Bloom… Read the rest of this entry »
Governors Phil Murphy of New Jersey, Andrew Cuomo of New York and Ned Lamont of Connecticut announced that marinas, boatyards and marine manufacturers will be allowed open in their States for personal use as long as strict social distancing and sanitization protocols are followed.
NEW YORK CITY — An explosion that injured more than 20 people in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood was an “intentional act” but there was no indication the blast was linked to terrorism, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “Tonight, New York City experienced a very serious incident,” the mayor said at a late Saturday press… Read the rest of this entry »
In the two-and-a-half years since Superstorm Sandy, while the Garden State has struggled to recover, many people have puzzled over the question of why New Jersey has received substantially less federal aid than New York, even though both states suffered roughly the same amount of damage — close to $37 billion. Much of the focus has… Read the rest of this entry »
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani accused President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio of creating what he called propaganda that led to Saturday’s shooting death of two NYPD officers. On “Fox News Sunday,” the former presidential candidate blamed the two, as well as others who have protested against police brutality in… Read the rest of this entry »
New York State comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli. New York and New Jersey are high-cost states that share a regional economy, high state and local government payrolls and benefit plans, a wealthy tax base, and a scandal-ridden Port Authority. What the two states don’t share is a massive pension crisis and the poor bond ratings that go… Read the rest of this entry »
On April 29 of last year, six months to the day after Sandy made landfall, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stood with U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan in a seafood restaurant in Highlands, NJ. Surrounded by cameras, Donovan…