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Eliminating 'Solitary' On Council Panel's Agenda

By RICHARD KHAVKINE

The city’s piecemeal efforts to end solitary confinement within its jails will get added impetus this week with the introduction of City Council legislation that would ban the practice altogether. Read more

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FDNY: Virus Vaccine Available For EMS, Firefighters Later in Dec.

By BOB HENNELLY

The Fire Department has told uniformed employees that it is "working diligently" to get a coronavirus vaccine to be administered to an undetermined number of first-responders by later  this month and that it will not be mandatory. Read more

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Medical-Worker Unions Urge Passage Of Schumer Bill Offering $11B for PPE

By CRYSTAL LEWIS

Unions representing front-line hospital and health-care workers applauded the recently-announced Protect Our Heroes Act of 2020, which would provide $11 billion to purchase and manufacture personal protective equipment ahead of a second wave of COVID. Read more

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COBA Loses Bid to Slow Jail Closings As Judge Rejects Claim on COs' Health

By RICHARD KHAVKINE

The Department of Correction’s plan to close two city jails received a green light just before Thanksgiving when a judge dismissed a union argument that the closures during the pandemic would crowd remaining facilities such that the health of correction officers would be compromised.  Read more

News of the Week

Unions: City Agencies Haphazard on Virus Workplace Protections

Several months into the pandemic, there's a significant lack of compliance by city agencies with the coronavirus workplace guidelines that … Read more

Family of Man Killed by Police Sues Cops, City Claiming Improper Stop

The family of a man shot and killed by plainclothes NYPD officers in September 2019 that also resulted in the friendly-fire death of Police… Read more

With Senate Supermajority, Dems Could Push Progressive Agenda

It took nearly three weeks, but the result, for State Senate Democrats, was worth the wait.  Read more

A Trailblazing Mayor, Undone by Indecision

David Dinkins, who died Nov. 23 at 93, made history as New York City's first black Mayor but had some significant achievements overshadowed… Read more

Razzle Dazzle

Trump, Rudy: The Grift That Keeps on Giving

When Richard Nixon died in April 1994, Mayor Rudy Giuliani told reporters in the City Hall Blue Room that the man who resigned the presiden… Read more

Letters to the Editor

Pardon the Abuse Of Power

To the Editor: On Nov. 24 the president pardoned two Thanksgiving turkeys at a White House ceremony. This custom makes a mockery of preside… Read more

Fanning Flames of Hate

To the Editor: Over the past four years, I have responded to numerous letters of hate published in your paper with focus on one particular … Read more

Professionals' Columns

How Social Security Is Important for Women

In November, we show gratitude for the many things we are thankful for throughout the year. Family usually tops the list. The strong women … Read more

Exams

New York City Exams

Below is a roundup of New York City exams leading to public service positions.  Read more

MTA Exams

Below is a roundup of MTA exams leading to public service positions.  Read more

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