Weekly News Roundup – October 30, 2020

October 30th, 2020

First in Line: Eager and Anxious New Yorkers Kick Off Early Voting for 2020 Election - The City

Long Lines Form on First Day of Early Voting - NY1

New York City Schools’ Coronavirus Cases Are Low, Anxieties High - WSJ

Richard Carranza’s grading policy aims to bar failing marks: NYC DOE memo - NY Post

Inside Decades of Nepotism and Bungling at the N.Y.C. Elections Board - NY Times

MTA’s New OMNY Tap-and-Go Fare Setup Leaves Disabled Subway Riders Waiting - The City

Absentee Voters Must Now Be Allowed to 'Cure' Their Ballots Under Certain Circumstances; Here's How It's Supposed to Work - Gotham Gazette

OPINION: Is fairness in the NYPD’s DNA? by Sarah Chu - Daily News

Verdant Displays Latest Turbines on Roosevelt Island - New York County Politics

Why N.Y.C.’s Economic Recovery May Lag the Rest of the Country’s - NY Times

De Blasio pushed to reopen school buildings. Only about a quarter of students showed up for in-person instruction. - Chalkbeat

De Blasio, AOC chide NYC elections board over long waits for early voting - Politico

NYC will install Wi-Fi in homeless shelters following Daily News report on students' internet issues - Daily News

 MTA Plans Memorials Throughout Transit System for Workers Lost to COVID - The City

Hoping to rescue holiday shopping, de Blasio opens sidewalks to retail - Crain's

UES Trader Joe's Set For 2021 Opening After Yearslong Move-In - Patch

Marymount College offers NYC campus as early voting site to ease crowds - NY Post

About That Long Early Voting Line: Find Out How Many People Were Assigned To Your Poll Site - Gothamist

NYC adding hours to early voting sites amid hours-long lines - NY Post

De Blasio to New Yorkers: 'Do not travel out of state for the holidays' - Politico

City strikes another temporary labor savings deal as fiscal crisis looms - Politico

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

Grim outlook for return of NYC’s 1 million office workers amid COVID-19 - NY Post

Home Depot signs largest Manhattan retail lease since 2018 - Crain's

New York City sees 'very worrisome' spike in coronavirus infection rate - Politico

New York Is In A Financial Tailspin, Millions Are Suffering. Why Shouldn’t Billionaires Pay More Taxes? - Gothamist

These Are the Perks Companies Use to Get Workers Back to Their Offices - NY Times

Zeta Brings Heavy Rain and Wind to the City - NY1

Philadelphia Police Vow To Release Body Camera Footage In Walter Wallace Shooting - NPR

3 dead in church attack, plunging France into dual emergency - AP

When New York’s Strand Bookstores asked for help, 25,000 online orders flooded in - The Philadelphia Inquirer

NYC Opens Outdoor Shopping Program After Success Of Outdoor Dining - Forbes

Iconic Candy Shop Looks to the Past to Survive Slow Halloween Season - NY1

Exclusive: There Were 8,000 Fewer 911 Calls Regarding People in a Mental Health Crisis Last Year - NY1

Survey: 10% of Manhattan Office Workers Have Returned - NY1

Taste of Times Square Week - Our Town

A Massive Early Voting Turnout - Our Town

In wake of Barrett confirmation, NY lawmakers back court reform - City & State

Why A New Abortion Ban in Poland Is Causing a Furor - NYTimes

Poland’s ‘LGBT-free zones’ energize some activists, prompt others to leave - Washington Post

Long Lines Persist At Some Poll Sites As NYC Enters Drizzly Day 3 Of Early Voting - Gothamist

The Trump Administration Is Reversing Nearly 100 Environmental Rules. Here's the Full List.- NYTimes

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