Weekly News Roundup – April 9, 2021

New York Lawmakers Near Budget Deal to Raise Income, Corporate Taxes by $4.3 Billion - WSJ

New York Reaches Deal on $212 Billion Budget to Jump-Start Recovery - NY Times

NY’s elderly COVID-19 vaccination rate lags behind - NY Post

For New York City, Glimmers of Hope and Signs of Revival - NY Times

Broadway Theater Raises Curtain, Giving Glimpse of Post-Pandemic Return - WSJ

New York City Prepares for Return of Government Workers. Effort has been complicated by rise in Covid-19 variant cases and employee concerns about virus’s spread in workplace - WSJ

New York opens Office of Cannabis Management following legalization - NY Post

Age 16 or older in NY? You can get vaccinated for COVID now. Here are some tips. - Lohud

New York City Schools Have Been Closing a Lot. That’s About to Change. - NY Times

A Proposed Permit for Hotel Construction Could Croak NYC’s Hospitality Recovery - Commercial Observer

State tests for grades 3-8 are optional this year, NYC education officials say - Chalkbeat

City rolls out new rules to reduce school closures - Politico

De Blasio’s Learning Bridges program is under enrolled — and likely over budget - Chalkbeat

MTA Touts Tunnel Fixes But Sandy Subway and Rail Repairs Still Have Long Way to Go - The City

NYC beaches and pools will open on time this year - NY Post

COVID variants now account for 80% of new cases in NYC - NY Post

New York extends popular to-go booze rule for another month - Daily News

$2.1 Billion for Undocumented Workers Signals New York’s Progressive Shift - NYTimes

Amid Curfew Extension, Bar and Restaurant Owners Say They're Ready to Serve Patrons Later Into the Night - NY1

Seawright Introduces Consent Legislation - Our Town

I Spent My Life Consenting to Touch I Didn’t Want - NYTimes

Coney Island Joyfully Reopens After 18 Month Shutdown - Gothamist

Vaccine passports raise equity, privacy concerns - City & State

UES Restaurant Alleges Threats | Week In Review - Patch

New CDC Guidance Raises Questions About MTA's Deep Cleaning Measures - NY1

UES Vaccination Rates Stay High, But COVID Rates Hold Steady - Patch

State Budget Includes SALT Workaround for Small Businesses - NY1

CDC declares racism ’a serious public health threat’ - Politico

Content Warning: Suicide

Boy jumps to his death from Upper East Side building - NYPost

As Violence Against Asian American Women Rises, Advocates Say Groups Are Historically Underfunded - NY1

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