Midnight Ruling Exposes Rifts at a Supreme Court Transformed by Trump

The justices issued six opinions, several of them unusually bitter, in upholding challenges from churches and synagogues to state pandemic restrictions on religious services.

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2nd Coronavirus Wave Hits Buffalo Area ‘With a Vengeance’

The positive test rate in Erie County has remained above 5 percent for almost two weeks.

#buffalo-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #disease-rates, #erie-county-ny, #new-york-state, #shutdowns-institutional

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Splitting 5 to 4, Supreme Court Backs Religious Challenge to Cuomo’s Virus Shutdown Order

In earlier rulings related to coronavirus restrictions in California and Nevada, the court had taken the opposite approach. But its membership has changed since then.

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Democrats Claim Veto-Proof Majority in N.Y. Senate, Pressuring Cuomo

Democrats in New York bucked the national trend on down-ballot races, and could pursue progressive initiatives without fear of a veto.

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Emergency Hospital Reopening on Staten Island to Handle 2nd Wave

In a move that recalls the pandemic’s peak in the spring, the hospital is reopening to handle a surge of coronavirus patients in the borough.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #great-kills-staten-island-ny, #hospitals, #richmond-university-medical-center-staten-island-ny, #south-beach-psychiatric-center, #staten-island-nyc, #staten-island-university-hospital, #tottenville-staten-island-ny

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Cuomo Invited His Mother for Thanksgiving. New Yorkers Noticed.

The governor was accused of hypocrisy after he said his mother and two daughters were traveling to Albany for the holiday. He withdrew the invitation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #emmy-awards, #families-and-family-life, #new-york-state, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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Party at a Queens Sex Club With 80 People Is Shut Down by Sheriff

Despite rising virus cases, guests crowded into a swingers club in Queens, while 120 people gathered in Midtown.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-city, #parties-social

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New York City Hit a 3% Positive Test Rate. Or Did It?

The city and state use different approaches for calculations. That has led to confusion and has a big impact on which restrictions are adopted.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #disease-rates, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical

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This Is How the Outbreak Is Resurging Across New York City

The positive test rates have gone up in the city in the last month, leading to what many experts say is a second wave.

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Closing Schools Alone Is Not Going to Stop the Coronavirus

Without federal help, states have no good choices. But is keeping students home the worst one to make first?

#cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #debatable, #education, #teachers-and-school-employees

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As the Virus Surges, How Much Longer Can N.Y. Avoid a Full Shutdown?

The state is banking on a variety of less disruptive mandates, even as public health experts and other officials warn that such measures may not be enough.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional

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New York City School Closings: The Latest

In a big setback for the city’s recovery, the schools chancellor, Richard Carranza, said the nation’s largest district would return to all-remote learning.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #mulgrew-michael, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-federation-of-teachers

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Who’s Coming to Thanksgiving? N.Y. Sheriffs Say It’s Not Their Business

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s order limiting gatherings in homes to 10 people was met with a backlash from law enforcement, particularly in Republican areas.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #sheriffs, #thanksgiving-day

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Tourism, Engine for N.Y.C. Economy, May Not Fully Recover Until 2025

A new forecast projects a rebound in visitors starting in mid-2021, but says it will take years to return to pre-pandemic totals.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #dixon-fred, #new-york-city, #nycco, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations

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Case on Churches, Cuomo and Coronavirus Arrives at Supreme Court

The general question in cases in California, Nevada and New York is whether government officials or judges should calibrate responses to the public health crisis.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #decisions-and-verdicts, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-religion, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us

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‘Rumble in the Bronx’ Fight Club Drew 200. The Sheriff Shut It Down.

The fight club would have been illegal even before the pandemic. Parties in Manhattan and Brooklyn this weekend were also closed down for violating pandemic rules.

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Did It Hit 3%? Why Parents and Teachers Are Fixated on One Number

Weeks after he managed to reopen the New York City school system, Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing fresh questions about if and when to close it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #mulgrew-michael, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-federation-of-teachers

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8 Months After Virus Hit, an Ominous Sign: Long Lines for Testing Again

As the outbreak surges around the country, the testing delays show the basic public health challenges that the country still faces.

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As Virus Cases Spike, Should Indoor Dining Be Allowed When Classrooms Close?

Science increasingly suggests classrooms can be kept open safely. But dining rooms pose a different problem.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #restaurants

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As Coronavirus Cases Spike, Should Indoor Dinning be Allowed When Classrooms Close?

Science increasingly suggests classrooms can be kept open safely. But dining rooms pose a different problem.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #restaurants

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Coronavirus Surge in N.Y.: 5 Takeaways

New York and New Jersey have imposed new restrictions to curb a spike in coronavirus cases. 

#adams-eric-l, #baraka-ras, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #curfews, #de-blasio-bill, #disease-rates, #douglas-elliman-real-estate, #education-k-12, #fauci-anthony-s, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-board-of-new-york, #shutdowns-institutional

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N.Y.C. Schools May Close Again, a Grim Sign of a Global Dilemma

The school system, the nation’s largest, has had strikingly few virus cases. Even so, the mayor may end in-person classes because the city’s overall rate is surging.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #mulgrew-michael, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #varma-jay-k

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New York City Must Hit Pause on Indoor Dining

City and state officials, with an eye toward keeping schools open, should not wait to impose additional lifesaving restrictions.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #restaurants

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How N.Y.C.’s Conservative Bastion Became a Virus Hot Spot

Staten Island has bristled at Covid-19 restrictions, but now has the highest positive test rate in the city.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #malliotakis-nicole, #staten-island-nyc

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Is a Second Wave Starting in N.Y.C.?

There’s an alarming trend in the city: Coronavirus cases are on the rise as winter nears. The mayor is warning of tighter restrictions.

#city-council-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #jones-daniel-1962, #lamont-ned, #lee-miya, #levine-mark-d, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional

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Second Coronavirus Wave in NYC: Is it Starting?

There’s an alarming trend in the city: Coronavirus cases are on the rise as winter nears. The mayor is warning of tighter restrictions.

#city-council-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #jones-daniel-1962, #lamont-ned, #lee-miya, #levine-mark-d, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional

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Virus Cases Spike Again in N.Y.C. as New Restrictions Are Considered

The surge could threaten the city’s halting recovery, including its success at reopening public schools and allowing limited indoor dining.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #levine-mark-d, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional

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How New York Reacted to Biden’s Win

In heavily Democratic New York City, Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory over President Trump predictably drew jubilation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #harris-kamala-d, #new-york-city, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #presidential-election-of-2020

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What We Know About Election Results in New York

Republicans were ahead in key congressional races in the state, with mail-in ballots yet to be counted.

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New York’s Chance to Combat Frivolous Lawsuits

A bill that awaits Governor Cuomo’s signature would bolster freedom of speech in the state.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #libel-and-slander, #new-york-state, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Recreational Marijuana Legalized by New Jersey Voters

Voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize cannabis in New Jersey, putting pressure on neighboring states like New York.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #budgets-and-budgeting, #constitutional-amendments, #cuomo-andrew-m, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #medical-marijuana, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #referendums, #state-legislatures, #states-us

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1.1 Million New Yorkers Voted Early. Lines and Covid Didn’t Stop Them.

New York City residents were enthusiastic about their first chance to cast early ballots in a presidential election, but 88 polling sites weren’t enough.

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Virus Rate Fell to 2% From 34% in One Area. But Did Anything Change?

Concerns have arisen that communities may be manipulating coronavirus positivity rates by discouraging sick people from being tested.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #health-department-nys, #jews-and-judaism, #kiryas-joel-ny, #orange-county-ny, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews’ Greatest Strength Has Become Their Greatest Weakness

In Israel and the U.S., this isolated community is thriving. The coronavirus pandemic has shown why this may be its biggest problem.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-state, #synagogues

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How New York’s Small Cinemas Are Hanging On

Despite the continued shutdown of the city’s movie houses, indie theaters just may survive: They are less reliant on Hollywood and have a loyal audience.

#anthology-film-archives, #cinema-village-manhattan-ny-movie-theater, #cooper-karen, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #film-forum, #movies, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #nicolaou-nick-russo, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theaters-buildings

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Sanders and Warren Accuse N.Y. Democrats of False Advertising

Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren say that their images were improperly used on a flier that they view as an attack on the Working Families Party.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #new-york-state, #political-advertising, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #working-families-party

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Early Voting in New York: 5 Takeaways

Nearly 315,000 New Yorkers cast their ballots on the first three days of early voting. Many reported waiting in line for hours.

#absentee-voting, #board-of-elections-nys, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #presidential-election-of-2020

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New York Lockdown Rules: What to Know

Schools and nonessential business can reopen in some zones that were deemed virus hot spots, but restrictions remain or tighten elsewhere.

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #lawrence-jacob, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc

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No, New York Isn’t Putting New Jersey on the Quarantine List

The governor said he would not restrict travelers from New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania, despite virus spikes in those states.

#connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-jersey, #pennsylvania, #quarantines, #travel-warnings

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Virus Cases Spike in New Jersey, Threatening ‘Lurch Backward’

Gov. Philip D. Murphy said that residents should refrain from all but necessary out-of-state travel.

#connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #lamont-ned, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #new-york-state, #states-us, #travel-warnings

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Cuomo’s Virus Crackdown Angers Catholics, Who Say They’re Singled Out

Church leaders, who have clashed with the governor before, said that Catholics have followed mask and social-distancing rules.

#churches-buildings, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-city, #places-of-worship, #roman-catholic-church, #shutdowns-institutional

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N.Y. Shuts Down Hasidic Wedding That Could Have Had 10,000 Guests

The ultra-Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn accused state officials of “unwarranted attacks” on the wedding.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #synagogues, #weddings-and-engagements, #zucker-howard-a

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Native Daughter of Brooklyn, to Get a Statue in Her Hometown

The memorial, announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, is one of several efforts to honor Justice Ginsburg in Brooklyn, where she grew up.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #cuomo-andrew-m, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls

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Chainsmokers Promoter and Sweet 16 Venue Fined Over Virus Violations

The Sweet 16 party, at a Long Island catering hall, led to a flare-up that sickened dozens and forced 270 into quarantine, officials said.

#bellone-steven, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #hamptons-ny, #miller-place-ny, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suffolk-county-ny

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Cuomo Unveils Statue of Mother Cabrini

A year after a dispute between New York City and the state, a memorial to the patron saint of immigrants is dedicated in Manhattan.

#columbus-day, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #giancarlo-biagi, #immigration-and-emigration, #italian-americans, #jill-biagi, #mccray-chirlane, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #sculpture

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How a Feud Between Cuomo and de Blasio Led to a Chaotic Virus Crackdown

The mayor pushed out a plan, only to have the governor override him, causing unnecessary confusion for thousands of business owners and school parents.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #shutdowns-institutional

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Cuomo’s Restrictions on Synagogues in Virus Hot Spots Can Go Forward

“How can we ignore the compelling state interest in protecting the health and life of all New Yorkers?” asked a federal judge in Brooklyn.

#agudath-israel-of-america, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #jews-and-judaism, #roman-catholic-church, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #synagogues

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15% of Virus Tests Are Positive, and Few Wear Masks in One Orthodox Suburb

Several towns with large ultra-Orthodox Jewish populations are seeing coronavirus case rates that are among the highest in New York.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #hasidism, #jews-and-judaism, #kiryas-joel-ny, #lakewood-nj, #monsey-ny, #orange-county-ny, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #rockland-county-ny, #shutdowns-institutional, #sukkot-jewish-holiday, #vaccination-and-immunization

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What to Know About N.Y.C.’s Virus Hot Spots

After back-and-forth between the city and state, maps of virus hot spots subject to lockdowns were released, but residents remained confused.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #places-of-worship, #queens-nyc, #roman-catholic-church

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Do Cuomo’s New Covid Rules Discriminate Against Religion?

I almost always side with protecting houses of worship. But there are limits.

#agudath-israel-of-america, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #freedom-of-religion, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #new-york-city, #religion-state-relations

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