Weekly News Roundup – June 12, 2023

Roadblocks and Red Tape: New York’s Cannabis Effort at a Crossroads - NY Times

NYC cannabis officials promise crackdown on 1,500 unlicensed vendors - NY Post

State's medical marijuana firms report significant losses in 2022 - Crain’s

Office of Cannabis Management floats idea of selling product at farmer's markets in New York - CBS NY

M.T.A. Looks Beyond Enforcement After $690 Million in Fare Evasion - NY Times

MTA set to install protective platform doors at select subway stations in ‘coming months’ - Gothamist

Why Blue Lights Are Appearing at Some Subway Stations - The City

Racial, economic disparities persist in NYC school placements in spite of policy changes - Daily News

New tutoring initiative will combat pandemic learning loss at NYC schools - Gothamist

NY and NJ governors ask textbook publishers not to censor school material - Gothamist

Child care workers could receive up to $3,000 in bonuses, under new state retention program - Chalkbeat

Nearly 10,000 NYC preschoolers with disabilities aren’t getting legally required city services - City and State

Survey: Some asylum-seeker parents haven’t been able to get their children enrolled in NYC schools - City and State

N.Y.P.D. Anti-Crime Units Still Stopping People Illegally, Report Shows - NY Times

Over 300 Cases Tied to Convicted N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Tossed Out - NY Times

Internal NYPD documents reveal officer training on involuntary hospitalizations - Politico

NYPD asks New Yorkers to report unsolved killings of LGBTQ people - Gothamist

The Harper’s Exterior Nears Completion At 310 East 86th Street On Manhattan’s Upper East Side - YIMBY

'Alarming' staffing shortage raises concerns over NYC’s new Airbnb registration rule - Gothamist

Mayor Adams said he’s open to housing migrants in his own residence - Gothamist

How many NYC apartments are vacant? No one actually knows. - Gothamist

N.Y. Democrats, at Odds Over Tenant Protections, Fail to Reach Housing Deal - NY Times

New York Has a Housing Crisis. So Why Won’t Albany Act? - NY Mag

What Ending ‘Right to Shelter’ Could Mean for New York City’s Homeless Population - Bloomberg

NYC sues 30 New York counties over migrant policies - Spectrum

Migrants Find Work and Forge New Networks but Still Live in Hotels and Relief Centers - The City

Renewable developers, pinched by inflation, to ask for increased subsidies - Politico

New York City to get $104.6M from FEMA for asylum-seekers - Politico

The Job That “Almost Was”: Advocates on the Loss of NYC’s Chief Housing Officer - City Limits

Evictions are soaring in NYC and most tenants don’t have a lawyer - Gothamist

‘History is going to be kind’: Adams defends NYC’s response to air quality emergency - Gothamist

Why has NYC's air quality stayed so bad? Unusual weather patterns are partially to blame. - Gothamist

NYC hospitals saw twice as many asthma ER visits as bad air blanketed city - Gothamist

Did N.Y. Leaders Leave Residents Unprepared for the Air Quality Crisis? - NY Times

'My eyes burned': Essential workers toil in smoke-filled air across tristate area despite warnings - Gothamist

Schumer calls for more U.S. firefighters in Canada to prevent 'summer of smoke' in NYC - Gothamist

Transgender patients have more opportunities for care in New York, but getting it isn't easy - Crain’s

Insulin prices are dropping, but only some New Yorkers with diabetes benefit - Gothamist

NYC Attorney Expected to Rise to Top Spot After SLA Boss Fired: Report - Our Town

NYC will use cell data to study impact hybrid work has on mass transit - NY Post

Business leaders push for Link5G deployment - City and State

Carnegie Hill Neighbors Take 5G Fight To City Hall - Patch

Make Way for the Bike Bus - NY Times

New bill would set NY's presidential primary earlier, increasing state's influence over Democrats - Gothamist

New York legislators to pass bill creating a reparations study commission - Politico

City Council to Examine Low Voter Turnout, Moving Local Elections to Even Years - Gotham Gazette

Spoiler alert: NYC mayor could complicate Dem plans to retake the House - Politico

Where is the State Legislation at Center of Mayor Adams’ Jordan Neely Response? - Gotham Gazette

Mayor Adams and the Brooklyn Apartment He Just Can’t Quit - NY Times

New York City Seeks to Unravel the Secret Mystery of Hospital Costs - NY Times

New York City Has Lost Tens of Thousands of Retail Jobs, Report Finds - NY Times

Comptroller and public advocate tour Rikers, call on feds to take over Rikers - City and State

New York City Residents Will Soon Have to Compost Their Food Scraps - NY Times

Up to 1 million New Yorkers could soon receive free eye exams and glasses - Gothamist

Could Democrats Get Another Shot at Redistricting in New York? - NY Times

Hulking 5G towers get biz backing amid neighborhood opposition - Crain’s

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell losing power to Eric Adams, sources say - NY Post

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell resigns after year and a half on the job - Gothamist

BREAKING: Assembly Fails to Pass Bill to Allow NYC to Set Speed Limits, But Will Return Later This Month - Streetsblog

City Council goes to D.C. (not because the mayor told them to) - City and State

Adams mocks Lander as ‘loudest person in the city’ - City and State

Mayor Eric Adams’ Sister-In-Law Landed $150,000 City Government Gig - The City

N.Y. Lawmakers Pass Clean Slate Act as Session Fizzles to an End - NY Times

NYC establishes first minimum wage for food delivery workers - Gothamist

Hunter College Honors Nancy Pelosi and Carolyn Maloney - Patch

‘Kimberly Akimbo’ Wins Best Musical Tony and ‘Leopoldstadt’ Best Play - NY Times

Legislative session not over until the Assembly says so - City and State

Where to go and what to see at the Museum Mile Festival, NYC's artsy block party - Gothamist

Reparations, holidays and Clean Slate: What did — and won’t — pass in Albany this year - Gothamist

Expansive Vote by Mail Bill Moved Through State Legislature as Session Ended - Gotham Gazette

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