On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 0533 hours, the following 44-year-old on-duty New York City employee was arrested and charged within the confines of the 1st Precinct in Manhattan.
NYC Department of Sanitation
The investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.
New York Attorney General Letitia James today called on U.S. Attorney General William Barr, as well as members of New York’s immigration courts to take action and stop the further spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by immediately halting in-person immigration hearings and instead moving to telephonic…
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Death in the Family
It is with great sadness that the New York City Police Department announces the death of another member of our family stemming from the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Detective Cedric Dixon, assigned to the 32nd Precinct Detective Squad, died on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Detective Dixon became a member of the NYPD on December 08, 1997.
Officers continue to visit restaurants, bars, supermarkets, salons and public spaces to remind individuals of the ban on congregating in public spaces and to practice social distancing.
Between 08:00 a.m., Friday, March 27, 2020 and 08:00 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2020:
- NYPD officers visited 2,620 supermarkets of which 1,284 were closed for business;
- NYPD officers visited 7,200 bars and restaurants of which 4,814 were closed for business;
- NYPD officers visited 1,264 public places of which 761 were closed;
- NYPD officers visited 3,140 personal care facilities of which 3,136 were closed.
*No arrests were made or summonses issued in regard to the visits listed above.
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The four-part Netflix series explores the true story of five Black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were coerced into confessing to a rape they did not commit…
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You should know that The New York City Council paid $240,000 to ARUP, a consulting firm, to study the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE). In their presentation to the Council and City this past Tuesday, they concluded that the BQE is crumbling. I use this word crumbling because it is in fact falling apart.
It is important for you to know that the BQE was built by Robert Moses during the Great Depression, and today it handles twice the amount of traffic it was designed for daily. There are holes in its surface. The structural beams and supports are rusted. The retaining walls are not secure. It is in worse shape than the Westside Highway was in the 1970’s, when a car fell through it, which caused the City to react.
The City of New York is totally responsible for the maintenance, repair, and safety for the BQE while New York State is responsible for Ocean Parkway. But why you ask is the City, and not the State, responsible for building, fixing, maintaining the BQE? After all it certainly looks like a state highway, does it not? It does not look like Ocean Parkway does it? No. One is certainly a city street and one is certainly a highway. But the BQE is a city street and Ocean Parkway is part of the NY State Highway system, and not the other way around. It seems counter intuitive right dear reader?
This mess occurred during the days of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, the upstate cities and towns were increasingly asking New York State to designate their roads as part of the NY state highway system in order to shift costs from localities to the State. But upstate was reliably Republican, so Gov. Rockefeller and his lawyers decided to pass a law limiting the numbers of miles which the State of New York highway system could have in its inventory. Once enacted, these upstate localities could be refused because “the state road system is full.” At that time, Ocean Parkway was already included in the state Highway System. New York City and the BQE…
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Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced new updates on the City’s response to COVID-19. The City will move towards a remote learning model for all school days until Spring Recess. Students will not report to school buildings for instruction until Monday, April…
New York Attorney General Letitia James ordered AllerAir Industries, Airpura Industries, and Sylvane, Inc., companies that sell air purifiers, to immediately cease and desist marketing their products as tools that can prevent the spread and contraction of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The companies have been misrepresenting to consumers that COVID-19 is primarily an airborne disease and that its air purifiers can effectively prevent people from contracting the virus by removing the virus particles from the air. Studies from countless health organizations across the globe have determined that the primary transmission of the virus is through respiratory droplets, not air transmission, making these claims deeply misleading to consumers. COVID-19 poses serious risk to public health, and the misrepresentations by the companies could put consumers in jeopardy.
“Misrepresenting the facts of COVID-19 is dangerous to our communities and our health,” said Attorney General James. “The claims of AllerAir Industries, Airpura Industries, and Sylvane Inc. wrongly lead people to believe that purchasing an air purifier is enough to protect them from getting the virus and spreading it — a deception that is dangerous to them and to public health. My office will continue to root out companies that jeopardize our health and safety to increase their bottom line.”
The three companies, which sell air purifiers ranging between $900 and $1,500, claim their products contain technology that provides defense against airborne diseases and viruses such as COVID-19. While the World Health Organization does recommend “airborne precautions” for medical workers in medical environments, AllerAir…
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More than 300 students from all over the borough participated in the tournament, which featured chess aficionados from grades 3-8 testing their skills against one another. Winners in each division were presented awards by Bronx Borough President Diaz, AT&T Northern Region President Marissa Shorenstein, and Chess in the Schools President & CEO Debbie Eastburn at the event’s conclusion.
“Chess is one of those games that sharpens the mind, enhances decision-making skills, reinforces mental discipline, and works out the most important muscle in ours body – the brain,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. “I love hosting this event because these young chess-masters are learning the importance of developing long-term strategy, thinking several steps ahead as far as implementing that strategy, and the patience that goes with adjusting to your opponent’s moves. I feel like everyone is a winner today. I want to thank AT&T and Chess in the Schools for their continued support of this wonderful event.”
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