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NYC gives final salute to slain NYPD officer

Jan. 28, 2022 00:39 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mourning New York police officers will give a final salute Friday to Jason Rivera, a rookie colleague gunned down with his partner a week ago. A morning funeral Mass is planned at St. Patrick's Cathedral for the officer, who, at age 22, was recently married and...

NY requests $1.6 billion in extra COVID-19 rent relief

Jan. 27, 2022 16:56 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday she's asking for $1.6 billion in federal funding to settle unpaid rent owed by tenants amid the COVID-19 pandemic. New York has sent to landlords $1.3 billion of $2.4 billion in federal rent relief aid, according to the...

NY couple arrested for using fake vax cards for Bills game

Jan. 26, 2022 22:40 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York couple have been charged with a felony for allegedly using falsified vaccination cards at the Buffalo Bills playoff game against the New England Patriots earlier this month, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said Wednesday. Michael...

NY may boost unemployment benefits, delay employer tax hikes

Jan. 26, 2022 19:08 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York could boost weekly benefits for laid-off workers and delay unemployment tax hikes for employers under a bill that passed the Senate this week. State lawmakers hope to help an economy that's rebounding but at a slower pace than the nation: New York's...

NY trying to reduce gun violence with new state agency

Jan. 26, 2022 17:34 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An administrator with a background in anti-poverty efforts and public health was appointed by the governor Wednesday to lead a new state agency that will try to curb gun violence. Calliana Thomas, a lifelong Harlem resident, will direct the state's Office of Gun...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 26, 2022 17:02 PM EST

Advance Media New York. January 23, 2022. Editorial: With Rep. John Katko out, Republicans have a choice: CNY values or Trumpism? Rep. John Katko’s regrettable decision to retire from Congress at the end of his term frees him to speak his mind without regard to the...

Judge temporarily restores New York's mask mandate

Jan. 25, 2022 18:40 PM EST

An appeals judge restored New York’s mask mandate Tuesday, a day after a judge in a lower court ruled that Gov. Kathy Hochul’s administration lacked the constitutional authority to order people to wear face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic. After hearing brief arguments,...

State judge overturns NY mask mandate

Jan. 24, 2022 21:03 PM EST

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge ruled Monday that the state's mask mandate can't be enforced, after it was reinstituted by Gov. Kathy Hochul over concerns about a winter surge of coronavirus cases. State Supreme Court Judge Thomas Rademaker said in his decision that the state...

In mourning yet again, NYC prepares to honor fallen officer

Jan. 23, 2022 21:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A city reeling from a recent spate of violence prepared to lay to rest a rookie police officer being hailed as an inspiration to his immigrant community, as investigators sought to make sense of a domestic dispute that left another officer “fighting for his life.” ...

Young officer slain in Harlem joined to help 'chaotic city'

Jan. 22, 2022 23:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The 22-year-old New York City police officer who was shot to death while responding to a call in a Harlem apartment came from an immigrant family and grew up in a community with strained police relations, but joined the force to make a difference in the “chaotic city," he once...