Weekly News Roundup – August 19, 2022

August 19th, 2022

Polio found in New York City wastewater, indicating a silent spread - Politico

Trash complaints pile up under Adams - Politico

Mayor Adams Vows to Clean Up NYC’s Outdoor-Dining Scene - Bloomberg

Mayor Razes Abandoned Outdoor Dining Structures; Advocates Want That Space for People, Not Cars - Streetsblog

Adams endorses N.Y. Senate candidate with a history of anti-Semitic, anti-abortion, anti-gay rhetoric: ‘I believe the Rev. Tillard of today is a lot different than the man who said those things decades ago’ - Daily News

NYC Dept. of Investigation Opens Probe Into Alleged Shelter Cover-Up: Sources - NBC NY

City Jails Fail to Protect or Properly Identify Transgender People, Task Force Finds - The City

‘Blindsided’ Bronx, Staten Island, Jersey lawmakers rip MTA congestion pricing plans - NY Post

New app lets LIRR, Metro-North commuters buy tickets, monitor train locations and capacity - Gothamist

Work from home is main reason slowing MTA ridership return: Lieber - AM NY

Car Owners Say It’s ‘Virtually Impossible’ to Find Street Parking in New York City - Bloomberg

Scrap Sliced-Up Upper East Side District Maps, Councilwoman Says - Patch

Open Letter: Don’t Include Manhattan in Revised Council District 26 - Russell Squire - Queens Post

Op-Ed: Proposed Council District Maps Are Bad For Queens And Manhattan - Russell Squire - Queens Gazette

City Council bill would require businesses to give gig workers 56 hours of paid sick leave - Crain's

What to know about COVID guidelines for NYC schools this year - Chalkbeat

New York Developers Rush to Reduce Emissions as Hefty Fines Loom - NY Times

NYC seeking extra 5,000 hotel rooms to house migrants bused to city - NY Post

'Mixed Signals': The Latest in New York City's Economic Recovery - Gothamist

NYC’s summer work program for youth called a success, with 100K jobs filled - Chalkbeat

Abortion coverage is required in New York. But some health plans still skirt those rules - Gothamist

NY begins offering tuition assistance to part-time CUNY, SUNY students - Chalkbeat

NYC schools lack mental health professionals as students reel from pandemic, comptroller audit finds - Gothamist

Eli Zabar Is No NIMBY, Lawyers Tell Upper East Side Shelter Defenders - Patch

NYC schools chancellor talks about preparing students for the real world - City & State

Winold Reiss’ Stairway: The New-York Historical Society revives the memory of one of NYC’s premier architects of restaurants just as his last surviving design work may be lost - Our Town

Advocates demand 100% affordable housing at WTC - NY1

Polio Was Almost Eradicated. This Year It Staged a Comeback. - NYTimes

2nd Upper East Side Subway Stop Gets A Coffee Shop, With More To Come - Patch

What to Know About the West Nile Virus in New York - NYTimes

Workers were taking steps to unionize when Trader Joe's shuttered Union Square wine shop - Gothamist

NJ eviction filings are rising as courts grapple with backlog, reforms - Gothamist

‘Severe’ drought designation expanded in NY and parts of northern NJ - Gothamist

At Sing Sing, a new rule keeps visitors from bringing in fresh produce - Gothamist

NJ drops LGBTQ identity as a qualifier for monkeypox vaccine - Gothamist

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