Weekly News Roundup

Each week, Community Board 8's Communications Committee puts together a collection of news stories relevant to the residents of the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island. Check in each week for the newest News Roundup!

Weekly News Roundup - September 17, 2021

Opinion: Seize the Moment to Modernize New York Democracy for the Digital Era - Gotham Gazette (Co-Written by CB8 Member Rit Aggarwala)

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Weekly News Roundup - May 7, 2021

NYC Indoor Dining To Expand To 75% Capacity Starting May 7th - Gothamist

New York To Reopen Without Most Capacity Restrictions By May 19th - Gothamist

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Weekly News Roundup - April 23, 2021

City-Run COVID Vaccine Sites Now Open To Walk-Ins From New Yorkers Who Are 50 And Older - Gothamist

‘That debt is just up to people’s necks’: ...

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Weekly News Roundup - April 16, 2021

Crosstown Upper East Side Bike Lanes Stump Community Board Again - Patch

New York cuts school distancing to 3 feet, per CDC recommendations - Politico

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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 ...

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Weekly News Roundup - April 2, 2021

The New Normal in N.Y.: High Virus Rates and a Steady Stream of Cases - NY Times

New York Launches First COVID-19 Vaccination, Test Result App For ...

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Weekly News Roundup - March 26, 2021

Where we are now: New York City after a year in the grip of pandemic - Politico

Mixed Virus Data Has Some Experts Questioning Pace of N.Y.C. Reopening ...

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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) ...

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Weekly News Roundup - March 12, 2021

Top State Leader Says ‘Cuomo Must Resign.’ Governor Says ‘No Way.’ - NY Times

Schumer, Gillibrand join call for Cuomo to step down - Politico

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Weekly News Roundup - March 5, 2021

Remembering March 2020 In NYC: When The "Before Times" Came To An End - Gothamist

Cuomo Is Accused of Sexual Harassment by a 2nd Former Aide - NY ...

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Weekly News Roundup - February 26, 2021

Should community boards weigh in on bike lanes? - City & State

NY state Senate set to pass package of nursing home reforms amid Cuomo scandal ...

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Weekly News Roundup - February 19, 2021

Community Board Resolution Stirs Debate - Tapinto

New York City Subway Has Some Overnight Service Restored - WSJ

Health Experts Urge Caution as ...

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Weekly News Roundup - February 12, 2021

‘Nobody Tells Daddy No’: A Housing Boss’s Many Abuse Cases - NY Times

After Abuse Allegations, $2 Billion Shelter Network Faces Scrutiny - ...

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Weekly News Roundup - February 5, 2021

Black and Latino New Yorkers Trail White Residents in Vaccine Rollout - NY Times

Indoor Dining Will Reopen in New York City at 25% Capacity - NY ...

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Weekly News Roundup - January 29, 2021

54 ZIP Codes in New York City Have Positive Test Rates Over 10% - NYT

NYC set to get another ‘paltry’ amount of COVID-19 doses this week - NY Post

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CB8 Weekly News Roundup - January 22, 2021

Upper East Side Community Board Overwhelmingly Votes In Favor Of Opening Safe Haven For Homeless Individuals - CBS NY

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Weekly News Roundup - December 18, 2020

Cuomo to close indoor dining in New York City in another blow to a reeling industry - Politico

As Trenches Fill, Plans for Hart Island COVID-19 Memorial ...

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Weekly News Roundup - December 11, 2020

Parents Plead For Consistency As Some NYC Students Head Back To School. Again. For Now. - Gothamist
https://gothamist.com/news/parents-plead-consistency-some-nyc-students-head-back-school-again-now

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Weekly News Roundup - December 4, 2020

New York City Will Reopen Elementary Schools and Reduce Hybrid Learning - NY Times

New York City to reopen schools for 200,000 students Dec. 7, mayor ...

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Weekly News Roundup - November 27, 2020

Top mayoral candidate admonishes new voting system amid efforts to delay it - Politico

Digital Divide: NYC Department Of Education Says More Devices ...

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Weekly News Roundup - November 20, 2020

Upper East Side's Community Board 8 Elects A New Chair - Patch

Facade Partly Collapses Off Upper East Side Building - Patch

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Weekly News Roundup - November 13, 20

Permits Filed For New 20-Story Building On Upper East Side - Patch

De Blasio census czar Julie Menin steps down, now considering City Council (District ...

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Weekly News Roundup - November 6, 2020

A spooky Gracie Mansion rally calls for safer bike lanes, bridges for people - AM NY

New York Sets Travel Rule as COVID-19 Cases Rise in the U.S. - ...

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Weekly News Roundup - October 30, 2020

New bill would give loaded laptop to every NYC student - NY Post

First in Line: Eager and Anxious New Yorkers Kick Off Early Voting for 2020 ...

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Weekly News Roundup - October 23, 2020

Give Roosevelt Island A Bank, UES Community Board Says - Patch

Tens of Thousands of Child Care Slots De Blasio Promised to Working Parents Still Missing ...

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Weekly News Roundup - October 16, 2020

July Is the New January: More Companies Delay Return to the Office - NY Times

Broadway to Stay Dark Through May 2021 - WSJ

Voting by mail in New ...

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Weekly News Roundup - October 9, 2020

MTA Crosses Street With Long-Delayed Hunter College Station Elevator - The City

Maskless NYPD officers to face disciplinary action, new memo says ...

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Weekly News Roundup - October 2, 2020

Destroying the Birdhouses of the UES - Our Town

Roosevelt Island bigs threaten to evict cat sanctuaries - NY Post

Roosevelt Island Corp. boss backs ...

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Weekly News Roundup - September 25, 2020

Justice Dept. brands NYC an ‘anarchist jurisdiction,’ targets federal funds - NY Post

Roosevelt Island building proposal has ‘air-scrubbing’ ...

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Weekly News Roundup - September 18th, 2020

How New York City Might Begin to Revive Its Decimated Tourism Industry - Gotham Gazette

Remembering Bette Dewing: Longtime Our Town columnist dies ...

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