Weekly News Roundup – March 19, 2021

Marijuana legalization, wealth tax hike and sports betting - New York enters budget season - Times Union

NYC prosecutor leading Trump probe (Cy Vance) won’t seek reelection - AP

NYC holds COVID-19 memorial one year after first virus death - NY Post

De Blasio unveils more police reforms, new incentive for cops to live in NYC - Daily News

With 150-Person Weddings Set To Resume, NYC Vendors Are Skeptical All Rules Will Be Followed - Gothamist

One out of three children in NYC are food insecure, non-profit says - Daily News

Subway Ridership Hits New Peak For First Time During Pandemic - Gothamist

COVID pandemic forced over 50% of NYC women who provide care for kids to cut back on work: Report - Daily News

A New York institution (Hospital for Special Surgery) is set to expand with $35 million gift - NY Post

NYC Lost a Record 631,000 Jobs to the Pandemic in 2020. So What’s Next? - The City

NY cancels most Regents exams in response to Biden administration’s refusal to scrap 2021 standardized tests - Chalkbeat

‘She Wants Well-Qualified People’: 88 Landlords Accused of Housing Bias - NY Times

Affordable Housing Earns French Couple the Pritzker Prize - NY Times

De Blasio ‘appealing’ to Biden for COVID-19 vaccine control - NY Post

Shakespeare in the Park returns to NYC this summer - NY Post

Non-Profit Homeless Shelter Operators Say City Owes Them Millions, Putting Them On "Precipice Of Failure" - Gothamist

Cuomo lifting curfew for gyms, casinos, other businesses, but not restaurants - Syracuse

Indoor Group Fitness Classes Can Resume Monday In NYC, Cuomo Says - Gothamist

Only Two NYPD Officers Face Serious Discipline From a Watchdog’s Investigations Into Abuse of Black Lives Matter Protesters - ProPublica

MTA Looking for Private Business Help With Subway Accessibility Upgrades - The City

New York Transit Officials See Positive Signs in Subway Ridership Increase - WSJ

New York Raises the Curtain for Live Events - WSJ

New York lawmakers approve bill that would bring solitary confinement to a halt - Daily News

Mayor de Blasio gets Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at City Hall - NY Post

Five New York City Schools Receive Suspicious Envelopes - WSJ

Man Who Drew Swastika Outside UES Synagogue Is Arrested: Police - Patch

Easing the 6-foot distancing rule could bring more NYC students back to campuses this year, de Blasio says - Chalkbeat

New York City, State Disagree Over Reopenings - WSJ

How to Get Your $1,400 Stimulus If You Are Homeless Right Now - Newsweek

NYC High Schools Reopen Monday: Here's What You Need To Know - Patch

NYC’s fully remote elementary students can opt back into school buildings, de Blasio says - Chalkbeat

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