News: Local

MetroFocus: August 19, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 19, 2020
According to Comptroller Scott Stringer’s recent data- while many shops are surviving, at least 2,800 small businesses have permanently closed their doors since March, leaving thousands of New Yorkers out of work and in financial peril. Tonight, he shares the details of his new proposal to “Save Main Street” and ...
NEW BOOK “THE TALK: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE, LOVE & TRUTH”
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MetroFocus | August 19, 2020
Coming of age is a difficult journey for most young people. But when that journey is fraught with issues like gender, class and race, it can be doubly difficult. These are often subjects parents have a hard time discussing openly and frankly with their children.
COMPTROLLER STRINGER WANTS TO SAVE SMALL BUSINESSES
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MetroFocus | August 19, 2020
Walk just a couple of blocks in NYC these days and you’ll be frequently reminded of the economic devastation inflicted by the pandemic, particularly when it comes to small businesses. Restaurants are shuttered. Retail stores are boarded up. And according to Comptroller Scott Stringer’s recent data- while many shops are ...
“WE THE WOMEN: THE UNSTOPPABLE MOTHERS OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS
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MetroFocus | August 18, 2020
Now in 2020: in addition to being a Presidential election year, and the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment – guaranteeing women the right to vote, it is also the year Virginia became the final state needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
MetroFocus: August 18, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 18, 2020
Now in 2020: in addition to being a Presidential election year, and the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment – guaranteeing women the right to vote, it is also the year Virginia became the final state needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). So what does this mean and who ...
MetroFocus: August 17, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 17, 2020
This week our panel features political commentator and CUNY Professor J.C. Polanco, Political Strategist and President of the Brooklyn chapter of the NAACP, L. Joy Williams and NY Daily News editorial board member, Laura Nahmias.
EFFECTS OF COVID ON NEW YORK CITY & THE TRI-STATE ECONOMY
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MetroFocus | August 13, 2020
Walking around New York these days, one may notice that while some parts of the city appear to be bouncing back - perhaps even thriving – others are not doing so great. In fact, 80 percent of bars and restaurants say they could not pay their full rent in July. ...
MetroFocus: August 13, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 13, 2020
Walking around New York these days, one may notice that while some parts of the city appear to be bouncing back - perhaps even thriving – others are not doing so great. In fact, 80 percent of bars and restaurants say they could not pay their full rent in July. ...
DROP IN CANCER SCREENINGS AND TREATMENT AMID PANDEMIC
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MetroFocus | August 13, 2020
When the COVID-19 crisis first hit the tri-state region, non-essential medical visits were put on hold to allow hospitals and doctors to cope with the crisis. As a result, a large number of patients postponed critical cancer screenings, diagnosis and treatment, indefinitely.
RITCHIE TORRES’ PRIMARY WIN
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MetroFocus | August 12, 2020
NYC Council Member Ritchie Torres is the winner of the Democratic Congressional primary in the 15th district after beating out 11 opponents in June’s pandemic election. The Bronx district is overwhelmingly blue so Council Member Torres will almost certainly be heading to Washington next year. If he does, he’ll become ...