Weekly News Roundup – September 24, 2021

October 19th, 2021

Parents and students still on edge after first full week of school - Politico

NYC hits 80% adult COVID jabs, with surge after mandates - NY Post

MTA announces first woman to lead subway car maintenance - AM NY

At Council Hearing, Divided Views On Whether Commercial Rent Regulation Will Bolster City’s Economy - Gothamist

State Senate Examines Board of Elections at Oversight Hearing - Gotham Gazette

Covid Vaccine Prompts Strong Immune Response in Younger Children, Pfizer Says - NY Times

Unvaccinated and masked students no longer have to quarantine as COVID testing becomes weekly in NYC schools - Chalkbeat

Study: Expansion of federal rental assistance would bring significant drop in poverty, homelessness - Politico

Longer NYC Commutes, Household Crowding Linked To Higher COVID-19 Rates - Gothamist

Large number of nursing home staffers still refuse COVID vax ahead of mandate - NY Post

As part of climate week, Hochul outlines environmental initiatives - NY1

Blood Center proposal faces uphill battle amid opposition from local council member - Politico Pro

City Planning Commission Approves New York Blood Center Rezoning - Commercial Observer

CPC approves rezoning to turn Blood Center into life science hub - Real Estate Weekly

City Planning Commission Approves Blood Center Project - Our Town

Judge allows De Blasio's school vaccine mandate to proceed over union objections - Politico

NYC Set to Pass Food Delivery App Laws Securing Workers Minimum Pay, Bathrooms and More - The City

MTA promises to ramp up face mask enforcement on trains and buses - NY Post

Gun, badge, app: NYPD uses tech to tackle community concerns - AP

NY Says More Funds Needed As Rent Aid Speeds Up - Law360

MTA Kicks Off First Round Of Public Meetings On Congestion Pricing - Gothamist

NYC schools brace for staffing shortages as vaccine mandate takes effect next week - Chalkbeat

Homeless Youth Would Get an Easier Path to Housing Help, Under City Council Bill - The City

De Blasio taps Anita Laremont to take over Marisa Lago’s City Planning roles - Real Deal

Residents of Troubled Supertall Tower Seek $125 Million in Damages - NY Times

Man caught on camera allegedly sexually abusing Manhattan ice cream store worker -  ABC NY

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