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An unknown number of New Yorkers receiving unemployment benefits may have to pay some of that money back to the state after they were overpaid a year ago. Sydney Pereira of Gothamist has more.The state's Department of Labor says a "small" number of people received double payments in April and May of 2020...back when the state's unemployment system …
 
In 2017, Congress capped the amount of state and local taxes that could be deducted to $10,000. Before that, there was no limit. The provision has been an item of contention for elected officials in high tax states like New Jersey and New York ever since. New Jersey Congressman Josh Gottheimer has gathered a bipartisan group of 30 colleagues to cal…
 
In Brooklyn, construction is underway for a 7-mile pipeline meant to reinforce the city’s natural gas system. Environmental activists have waged countless protests against the project run by National Grid—gaining political allies, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, who announced opposition in December. Groups fighting the plan want to end all construc…
 
While New York City voters in the upcoming June 22nd primary will be able to rank their favorite candidates for citywide offices like mayor and comptroller, WNYC's Gwynne Hogan reports there's no rank choice voting in the highly contested race for Manhattan District Attorney.על ידי WNYC Radio
 
A group of immigrants in New Jersey is now on the 10th day of a hunger strike, upping the pressure on Gov. Phil Murphy to follow neighboring New York's lead, and provide direct cash assistance to undocumented workers who lost income during the pandemic.על ידי WNYC Radio
 
The primary elections are just two months away when voters will pick their candidates for mayor, comptroller, members of the City Council and more. For most voters this will be the first time they use a new system called ranked choice voting which allows them to select up to five candidates in order of preference. A small number of voters recently …
 
The Biden Administration is in court fighting for the power to deport about two dozen Christian Indonesians in Central Jersey who were protected by the Obama Administration and then targeted for removal under President Donald Trump. The Indonesians, who have lived in the United States for decades and fear religious-based persecution in their home c…
 
Airing LIVE Thursday, April 15th, 8-9pm ET. Join the national conversation with host Brian Lehrer of WNYC as the Biden/Harris administration starts its work. This week: Brian is joined by co-host Rose Scott of Atlanta's WABE to discuss voting rights following the 2020 elections. First, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger talks about the n…
 
The legalization laws for recreational marijuana also clears the criminal records of people with certain-cannabis related offenses. But for people on parole or individuals going through a federal immigration process the automatic expungements may impact them differently. WNYC's Sean Carlson spoke with Legal Aid attorney, Emma Goodman.…
 
During the height of the ongoing global pandemic Corona, Queens was the epicenter of the epicenter. The community has many unmet needs. In terms of who can help, it’s a mix of volunteers, churches, and all levels of government, including the local city council member. Francisco Moya has represented the area for the past four years. Several people a…
 
New York City is suspending an immunization program for seniors that relied on the one-shot formula, until the federal government decides the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is safe. About 1,500 appointments for elderly New Yorkers unable to leave their home will be postponed until the city receives guidance.…
 
The $16 billion program that Congress approved late last year to support theaters, music clubs, museums and other venues is having trouble getting off the ground. Applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant - formerly known as Save Our Stages - were meant to be submitted beginning last Thursday, but unspecified website issues led the Small…
 
Summer school used to be for students who needed to catch up on classes. But because of the pandemic, New York City is expanding the program to provide childcare, emotional support, and recreation to any student in public, private or charter schools. For more, go to Gothamist.com.על ידי WNYC Radio
 
President Biden has so far admitted far fewer refugees into the country than he promised, resulting in just a trickle of people fleeing persecution resettling in our area. Forty refugees arrived in New York, and only one in New Jersey, in February and March. That’s about a third of the rate of admissions during former President Trump’s final fiscal…
 
Empty storefronts were a blight on the city long before the coronavirus pandemic forced so many restaurants and other businesses to close. Now, with thousands more businesses shuttered for good, including big chains, Upper East Side Councilman Ben Kallos has introduced new legislation aimed at pressuring anonymous building owners to accept new tena…
 
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