Ganga Stone, Who Gave Sustenance to AIDS Patients, Dies at 79

At the height of the AIDS epidemic, she started God’s Love We Deliver, a charity that brought hot meals to people who were too ill to cook.

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Gateway Tunnel Between New York and New Jersey Gains Federal Support

After four years of stalling by the Trump administration, officials in Washington approved the $11.6 billion project for federal funding.

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Suburban Home Sales Soar in the New York Region

Lines of cars at open houses and multiple offers above the asking price, often all cash, have become a regular occurrence.

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A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report

The variant contains a mutation thought to help the virus dodge the immune system, scientists said.

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Storm May Bring Over 6 Inches of Snow From Virginia to New England

Some areas north and west of the Interstate 95 corridor in New Jersey and Pennsylvania may get more than a foot of snow on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

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M.T.A. Slashes in Service Could Erase 450,000 Jobs

A new report found that service cuts could cost the New York metropolitan area 450,000 jobs by 2022, resulting in $50 billion in lost earnings.

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With ‘Nobody Going to Work,’ Private Bus Companies Are Worried About the Future

One company has suspended all operations for the first time in 150 years. Others have drastically reduced service and are pleading for financial help from the federal government.

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After Isaias, 2.5 Million Still Without Power in N.Y., N.J. and Connecticut

Utilities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut raced to restore power, but officials said it might take several days, in some cases.

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With Fewer People in the Way, Transportation Projects Speed Ahead

The pandemic has provided an unexpected window for agencies in New York and around the country to make long-planned repairs and upgrades.

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Parents Really Need a Break. But Is Summer Camp Too Risky?

Some programs are planning on testing, disinfecting and social distancing to protect children from the virus. Others say camp can’t be safe this year.

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Coronavirus Escape: City to Suburbs

The pandemic has convinced some New Yorkers that it’s time to finally give up on city living.

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‘Risking My Life’ to Truck In Milk, Wine and Hand Sanitizer

Essential workers in the pandemic, truck drivers are moving the groceries and supplies New York needs to weather the crisis.

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Nearly All Patients Hospitalized With Covid-19 Had Chronic Health Issues, Study Finds

Only 6 percent of patients at one New York area health system had no chronic conditions. Hypertension, obesity and diabetes were common.

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Now Arriving at La Guardia Airport: One Passenger

New York’s three major airports are operating at about 5% of their normal traffic, with terminals that are eerily silent.

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Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Major Airports Are Eerily Silent

New York’s three major airports are operating at about 5% of their normal traffic, with terminals that are eerily silent.

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What Doctors on the Front Lines Wish They’d Known a Month Ago

Ironclad emergency medical practices — about when to use ventilators, for example — have dissolved almost overnight.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #hospitals, #medical-devices, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #ventilators-medical

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Live Coronavirus News and Updates

A 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship docked in Manhattan, while new questions were raised about China’s case tally. Stocks on Wall Street rose and Macy’s said it would furlough the majority of its workers.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #seattle-wash, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Live Coronavirus News Coverage and Updates

The global count has passed 670,000, an official warns Britain that some kind of lockdown may last for months and Joe Biden urges mail-in elections.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #quarantines, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Cross 113,000: Live Updates

A hospital ship heads to New York, and more than 17 states now tally over 1,000 cases. Deaths have surged in Italy and Spain, and Russia is closing all its borders, including maritime boundaries.

#africa, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #health-and-human-services-department, #italy, #kenya, #lamont-ned, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #spain, #sweden, #trump-donald-j

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How an Upscale Connecticut Party Became a Coronavirus ‘Super Spreader’

About 50 people gathered this month for a party in the upscale suburb of Westport, then scattered across the region and the world, taking the coronavirus with them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #parties-social, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #south-africa, #westport-conn

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Let It Snow

Rain has replaced what used to be a white winter in my corner of the world.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hastings-on-hudson-ny, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #winter-season

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