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New York City Bolsters Social-Distancing Enforcement to Fight Coronavirus Clusters
"And state officials make up numbers showing an alarming rise in covert cases and portions of Brooklyn and Queens? Get some people doubt the latest reports about Corona virus, Whether they believe them or not, the city is taking action. The Health Department will require social distancing flexi glass barriers and the wearing of masks at private schools in the affected areas. And it could get worse. We're will not essential businesses and a number of private schools be shut down and areas in Queens and Brooklyn that continue to spike. Bob says, Well, you may have to. They manage to crack down again and close summit in non essential businesses, which is going to hurt the people. But Gotta do something to get it under control, according to the Health Department and alarming increase in places like Graves and Ryan this morning, an 86 street also Midwood Borough Park. Bensonhurst, Sheepshead Bay flatlands. In Queens, Far Rockaway and Kew Gardens, although if you ask, Frankie says he doesn't believe any of it. People don't seem to be getting sick. I don't. I think a lot of it is political lives hype. And I don't think my neighbor's a word. But there is another trend that is not good hospitalizations for the six day in a row statewide, continue to slowly take up. Two hospitals in Brooklyn, one in Queens reporting increases. One
New York Police: Man Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In Harlem
"Are looking for a hit and run driver in Harlem pedestrian was struck by a car early this morning on Malcolm X Boulevard. A man was pronounced dead at the scene. Witness spoke with our Glenn Schuck, DC traffic at the moment. I mean, really traveling very fast when he hit him instead of slow and Donny accelerated. Victim's identity has not been released. So far. No arrests.
New York City continues to identify COVID 'areas of concern'
"And not essential businesses could be shut down as early as tomorrow in some parts of New York City. Let's hear about that from WCBS. Steve Burns on growth in Corona virus numbers. These areas of concern represents 7% of the city's population, but 23% of its new cases over the past two weeks, according to the city Health Department. Among those neighborhoods graves end Midwood Borough Park in Bensonhurst with positivity rates ranging from 4% to nearly 7% were watching this very, very carefully, mayor de Blasio told WN. I see there's an aggressive effort in the community in English and Yiddish, and that's everything that's robo calls that sound trucks. A lot of in person activity without signs of progress. The city has said it'll look at shutting down private schools and non essential businesses in these areas as soon as Tuesday. The timing has faced some criticism. Former City Council member David Greenfield tweets of the city ignored the Hasidic community for months, letting beliefs grow around herd immunity before issuing a threat just prior to Yam Kippur. Steve Burns, WCBS news Radio 80 and speaking of
Police Rush, Arrest New York City Protesters on West Village Sidewalk
"Continuing Briana Taylor protests in the city. 12 people were arrested in the West Village Saturday night. Sue Williams owns the cowgirl restaurant. There were peaceful protesters. There was nothing really going on. And all of a sudden all these cops on bikes rushed over here. Demonstrators this weekend also took over the Brooklyn Bridge in the protests also over the killing of George Floyd, the NYPD. He says some 472 officers have been injured in all since May. And NYPD spokeswoman says officers have been shot at stabbed, assaulted with rocks and bricks and even Molotov cocktails thrown at them. Of those injured more than 300 had to go to the hospital
New York City principals union votes 'no confidence' in de Blasio, Carranza
"Two days to go until elementary schools reopen the heads of the New York City of Principles Union have taken a unanimous no confidence vote against Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. They're beef they're handling of their covert time reopening plan. The issues have been ongoing. So, says the president of the Council of School Supervisors and administrators, Mark Cannizzaro. But he says Friday was a turning point with a city giving teachers more leeway to work from home without consulting principles. If something is going to affect The school leaders and how they run their buildings. The first group of people to know about this should be school leaders. Now the union is asking the state education Department to intervene. It would be helpful to have some, you know. Some fresh eyes in here to take a look. No confidence vote has no legal weight on the union says Principles will be in their buildings for the start of school.
Principals’ Union Calls For Mayor De Blasio To Hand Over Control Of New York City Schools To The State
"Days before the scheduled reopening of New York City schools. The principal's union calls on the state to seize control of the school system from the mayor. In a stunning rebuke of Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor which had Carranza the C S a union declaring Sunday a unanimous vote of no confidence. The union says they still need 1200 Elementary school teachers before K through eight on site instruction begins Tuesday.
Restaurants Among 5 Businesses Badly Damaged By Fire In Floral Park, New York
"By a fire this morning on Long Island. The fire broke out in floral Park in Nassau County at about 8 A.m.. The fire destroyed at least five restaurants and shops and damaged four others. Fire appears to have started in the back of two of the businesses where a coffeeshop wass Paul Cappie Gazelle owns Cap Ristorante. He got a call this morning. Well, we may be be alright, just got worse and worse. His restaurant was destroyed town of him, said Supervisor Don Cleveland called the fire heart breaking after trying A trying year with covert 19, only to have their businesses destroyed while they were trying to get back on track. Cleans Congresswoman Grace
New York City Principals Union Calls On Mayor to Cede Control of Schools to State
"Who've opted for in person learning returned to the city's public school classrooms. The principle's union is calling on open E to intervene. The board of the Council of School Supervisors and administrators has taken a unanimous vote of no confidence in marriage. Blasio school reopening plan, say President Mark Cannizzaro says they do want school buildings to reopen, but they've lost trust in the city's ability to do it safely. And now they want state education officials to take over all summer long we've been running into Block after roadblock with changing guidance, confusing guidance sometimes know guys and when there's been no guidance, we've done what we could to fill in the gaps. Only tow later get different guys, which has caused us to re program schools and, you know, go back to the drawing board. So the frustration and the difficulty is immense. 10
New York Weather Forecast
"But a dress a little bit of fall go through the nighttime hours. Nothing. All that heavy, though, is we go down to 68 for a low and a pretty quiet day on Monday, but a lot of low clouds around in the morning. I'll sway foggy start. Be a warm and humid day for late September with a shower too around, But certainly not all day. Rain high 78 mostly cloudy skies Monday night back down to a rainy day on Tuesday, especially going to the afternoon evening couldn't slow you down for that evening commute with some of those downpours high 76 Heavy, steady rain often on that through Sunday to ST Night that is, there's some showers will be left over going into Wednesday with a high 72 right now. 74 cloudy, humidity 81% and wins east at five MPH repeat current temperature 74 going down to 68 in Midtown.
Brooklyn School Fire in New York Under Investigation; At Least 1 Firefighter Hospitalized
"An investigation is underway after a fire at a Brooklyn daycare center leaves at least one firefighter hospitalized. Paul de Castro. Reports swelled F T and why units responded to yell Ed V L, the early childhood center on Farragut Road and can RC it around 5 45 Sunday morning there didn't appear to be anyone in the Building. One firefighter suffered minor injuries and was taken to Brookdale Hospital. No other injuries were reported. But the fire caused major damage to the building. The school began classes for pre K and three case students last
Trump Insists New York Times Report That He Paid $750 In Tax Returns While In Office Is ‘Made Up’
"Just weeks to go until Election Day. President Trump is now denying a bombshell report in The New York Times the claims he paid virtually no federal taxes for much of the last 15 years. He spoke today shortly before that report was posted on the Times Web site, calling it fake news and insisting he will release his tax returns after an audit arrest does not treat me well, they treat me like the tea party like they tried with the tea party. They don't treat me well, They treat me very badly. You have people in the IRS treatment very, very badly. But they're under audit. And whether or not I would be proud to show President Trump is fiercely guarded his tax returns since announcing his first run for office back in 2015. Times report shed some light on why that might be is correspondent Mark Rebel Art explained. New York Times says it's examined decadesworth of President Trump's taxes and says they ultimately show that quote Mr Trump has been more successful at playing a business mogul, then being one in real life. The report says President Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the last 15 years, largely because his losses were so much more than what he took in The Times also says looming over the president as he seeks reelection is an ongoing IRS audit as well as $300 million in loans that will come due in the next four years. President Trump is the only president in modern times not to make his tax returns public
Another night of flying bullets in New York City leaves five shot
"In the city and leaving five people wounded. Early this morning. The first victim, victim, a a 43 43 year year old old man man struck struck twice twice outside outside the the Queensbridge Queensbridge houses houses in in Long Long Island Island City. City. And And in in Hamilton Hamilton Heights, Heights, a a 25 25 year year old old man man shot shot in in the the back back on on West West 155th 155th Street. Street. Later Later in the Bronx, a 30 year old man hit in the leg at the Soundview Houses and in Brooklyn, a man and a woman walking on the street News, New York Say they heard gunshots and were both wounded in the legs. All five victims are in stable condition. No arrests yet. One day
New York - Tottenville High School Sends Out Letter Saying They Don’t Have Enough Teachers For In-Person Learning
"Days before most of the city's public school students return to in person Learning, the largest high school in Staten Island has chosen a different path. Tottenville High School, We'll have supervised virtual learning with students in the building with supervision. But teachers teaching remotely and a letter two families, the principal blames factors that are out out of of their their control, control, including including staffing. staffing. 10 10 10 10 wins wins reporter reporter Samantha Samantha Leven Leven has has more more on on recent recent revelations revelations that that could could put put a a damper damper on on the the mayor's mayor's plan plan to to bring bring in in more more teachers. teachers. City City Council Council education education chair chair Mark Mark Trager says there's a problem with Mayor de Blasio is plan to fill some teaching vacancies with license central staff. I've seen now an email that has gone out from the principal's union to members of central staff. Saying that they're not required to work in schools They're not required to teach in schools. The principal's union said it needed 10,000 more teachers for blended, learning the mayor and chancellor promising 4500, but Mohr needed for high school because of the specialized subject, says Trager, who was a high school teacher. You need to have a license science teacher to teach chemistry If your science teachers or out, you know with medical accommodations you need a licence sub in those areas is to teach the quest and they can't find he expects more high school. To go the way of Tottenville before they reopened. October. 1st Samantha
Rochester, New York, mayor names first female chief in history of city's embattled police department
"New York Mayor Lovely Warren has named Cynthia Harriet Sullivan as the new interim police chief. She has already proven through her dedicated service that she cares deeply. The well being of our community and our citizens warrant fired the previous police chief over his handling of the death of Daniel Prude. The mentally challenged black man died a few days after an encounter with police officers back in March, his family said they needed help.
New York City To Make Expanded Outdoor Dining Areas Permanent, Mayor de Blasio Says
"Is now permanent New York City, which eases fears of a struggling restaurant owners about a winner, shutdown correspondent Rich Lamb has this story. Mayor de Blasio says the city initiative allowing restaurants to use part of the surrounding sidewalk and street space where possible is being made permanent and your own. This is something that A lot of folks in the restaurant industry have said, could we find a way to build upon this success? I want us to go for the gold here. I want us to really take this model and make it part of the life of New York City for years and generations to come on the mayor, calling it an extraordinarily positive experiment noted some 10,000 restaurants have taken part. And as he put it on his WN Y C broadcast, almost 100,000 jobs have been saved. And de Blasio announced that the Open streets initiative, which has allowed a number of restaurants to expand outdoor dining even more greatly on weekends, will also be made permanent. And this also comes as indoor dining is set to return to the city in this coming week.
Harmonia Homeless Shelter Residents Will Not Be Transferred Out, New York City Says
"City is moving ahead of the plan to remove homeless man from the Lucerne Hotel on the Upper West Side Coalition for the homeless, called the decision a dangerous capitulation to intolerant voices on the Upper West Side. Elena is one of those who doesn't want the shelter here. I walk around the streets with my child all the time and definitely feel a lot less safe in the past two months. Meanwhile, Mats who lives in the looser, it is okay with the city's just announced decision. Move. The Lucerne residents to the financial district will be in that hotel that they're converting. I feel like it's exactly to say, said he also says it will not have to empty out several family shelters. Polluting the former Harmonium hotel and Mitt down in order to make room for the Lucerne resident. So rather than being shuffled around, they get an opportunity to stay in a neighborhood where they have their doctor, their local businesses starting their caseworker, Alright year Councilman Keith Powers who had pushed the city to allow the harmonium families to stay.
New York Yankees to host Miami Marlins in the Bronx
"Though the Yankees aren't going to be playing their wild card, Siri's in the Bronx, they would like to go into the postseason playing much better than they are right now. Just haven't played clean enough baseball and obviously we're gonna have to do that if we're going to reach our goal. Aaron Boone's Yankees, losers of five out of six after the Marlins top them for three on Friday, and extras they hit into five double plays, committed four errors. Aaron Judge called it a mental mistake. I'd rather get him out of the way now. Davey Garcia starts against Miami this afternoon at the stadium, Don Mattingly and his Marlins getting their long playoff drought out of their way. Their win and Philadelphia's lost to the Res clinched their first postseason berth since 2003 emotions come out. Start thinking about Jose. Four years ago. You know what we've been through here? Just the whole thing, just kind of all sudden. Comes out yesterday, four years since the tragic passing of Jose Fernandez
New York - 7-Year-Old Giselle Torres Found Safe After Being Abducted By Father
"An amber alert that you're probably gone on your phone Friday evening is cancelled after seven year old Giselle Torres was found unharmed. Lieutenant Andy Snider from Cheltenham Township Police Department in Pennsylvania describes how they got the suspect to surrender. One of our hostage negotiators was able to get him on the phone. Negotiate his surrender to the New York City Police Department. Giselle had been taken from a town outside Philadelphia by her biological father, Juan Pablo Torres, along with two other men who wore body armor and carried guns. Torahs faces charges that include kidnapping and child
Miami Marlins Clinch 1st Playoff Berth Since 2003, Defeat New York Yankees 4-3
"19. The Miami Marlins returned with enough force to reach the playoffs for the first time since their 2003 championship is they defeat the Yankees of Yankee Stadium for three intended ings. National League Morris 57 105 a year ago, they seal the improbable berth on the field of the team that Miami CEO Derek Jeter a manager down. Mattingly once captained. The Marlins became just the second team in major league history to reach the postseason the season after losing at least 100 games, joining the 2017 Minnesota twins after he's Susanna gr hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th. Harlin's reliever Brandon Kinsler got major league batting leader deejay LeMay you to ground into a game ending double play. With the bases loaded, two in the game. Metz and
Amber Alert cancelled after Pennsylvania child, father found safe in New York City: Police
"Help finding three Children who were abducted in Brooklyn. Officials issued an amber alert after they were last seen in the area of 3 61 New Lots Avenue in East New York. York. Please Please say say the the kids, kids, two two boys, boys, aged aged five five and and seven seven and and a a one one year year old old girl girl are are described described as as having having black black hair hair and and brown brown eyes. eyes. The The girl, girl, the the youngest youngest of the three, was last seen wearing a black sweater with pink leggings and was being pushed in a black stroller. They say the suspect is Crystal Johnson, a 26 year old woman with black hair and brown eyes. They say she was last seen wearing a navy blue sweater leggings with a flower print. Black boots, and she had her hair in short twists and bruising under both eyes. She was last seen traveling on then Siclen Avenue. You can see photos of the three Children and Johnson. Had 10 10 wins dot com. Earlier, another Amber alert was issued after a Pennsylvania girl went missing with her father. That alert was later canceled after sources say the father turned himself into police in Queens. Wins news
New York City Neighborhoods Experiencing COVID-19 Spikes May Face More Shutdowns
"Parts parts of of New New York York City City or or seeing seeing new new Kobe Kobe cases cases triple triple every every day. day. It It may may be be the the most most precarious precarious moment moment since since we've we've emerged emerged from lock down. Those were the words of City Health Commissioner Dave Choksi as the covert rate triples here, and the city is warning of new shutdowns that this growth continues. It will turn into Maura widespread community transmission. Both in these neighborhoods, a cz well as potentially citywide. This press conference began and ended with heckling announced. You want to go over there? That man was screaming at the head of health and hospitals, Dr Mitch Katz as he tried to start the event. Man was not wearing a mask and said officials are lying about the uptick. Meanwhile, Dr Ted Long, who runs the city's test and Trace Corps, says there's still time to make sure the infection rate doesn't continue to soar. We're able to reach 90% of new cases of Corona virus and for 80% of nearly 80% of them. We're able to complete interviews, get them to isolate figure how we can help them in graves in Brooklyn. Mac Rosenberg double the CBS News Radio 80. There's good news
New York City Extends Outdoor Dining Year-Round
"News news here here in in New New York York City, City, where where outdoor outdoor dining dining will will be be a a year year round round thing thing in in restaurants restaurants in in the the city city will will be be allowed allowed to to use use propane propane heaters heaters outdoors outdoors to keep the patrons warm. Mayor Bill de Blasio with the announcement he was on WN. I see this more announcing That we will make the open restaurants initiative permanent and year round. This is something that a lot of folks in the restaurant industry have said. Could we find a way to build upon this success? I want us to go for the gold here. I want us to really take this model and make it part of the life of New York City for years and generations to come. This has been, uh, I think an extraordinarily positive experiment and it's worked. So we're going to take the open restaurant idea that restaurants can use the part of the surrounding sidewalk and if they choose, can use part of the street as well.
New York - Harmonia Homeless Shelter Residents Will Not Be Transferred Out, City Says
"Today, residents from the harmonious shelter in midtown pleaded with Mayor de Blasio not to transfer them out to make way for homeless man evicted from the Lucerne Hotel on the Upper West. Now the city has reversed course on that plan. City Councilman keep our cancer that many of you have a lot of that going permanent housing, so rather being shuffled around, they get an opportunity to stay in a neighborhood where they have their doctor. Their local business. Ist Army is their case workers all right here. And now they don't have to disconnect their life again. So I think a lot of relief was also says the 17 families had already left. The harmonium will be given the chance to return. Whence news time. 8
New York City makes outdoor dining permanent, year-round
"Mayor Bill de Blasio is expanding outdoor dining rules for restaurants and making it permanent year round in New York City, Scott Pringle reports. The city's open restaurants and open streets initiative initially gave restaurants the okay to use nearby sidewalks and streets for dining will now mayor de Blasio says they can use the outer parts of adjacent properties for seeding that so long as the property owner formally agrees to this and Greece, not the charge of feet. Electric heaters are now allowed on the sidewalks and roadways, Propane and natural gas heaters will be allowed on sidewalks on Lee and restaurants can use tents to help keep folks in the food warm. The outdoor dining rules are aimed to help the restaurant industry that's been struggling because of Corona
CDC Issues Warning For Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Mushrooms
"Outbreak linked to produce, the CDC says at least 41 people in 10 states have gotten sick. This includes New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Following a salmonella outbreak that has been linked to dried wood ear mushrooms. The mushrooms distributed by whiz medic Asian Foods in Santa Fe Springs, California We're sold on ly two restaurants and not directly to consumers. The company voluntarily recalled the mushrooms on Wednesday after they had been red flagged by California health officials.