Category: News from Gale Brewer

Weekly COVID newsletter (10/15)

Friends, It’s Thursday, October 15, 2020. Welcome to the weekly edition of my COVID newsletter. At press time, nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker showed the following:
  • Manhattan has 34,569 confirmed cases and 3,185 deaths (518 more cases and 2 more deaths since last week).
  • The city as a whole has 251,766 cases and 23,905 deaths (3,766 more cases and 32 more deaths since last week).
Experts say seven-day averages… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (10/8)

Friends, It’s Thursday, October 8, 2020. Welcome to the weekly edition of my COVID newsletter. At press time, nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker showed the following:
  • Manhattan has 34,051 confirmed cases and 3,183 deaths (425 more cases and 2 more deaths than last week).
  • The city as a whole has 248,000 cases and 23,873 deaths (3,426 more cases and 44 more deaths than last week).
Experts say seven-day averages… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (10/1)

Friends, It’s Thursday, October 1, 2020. Welcome to the weekly edition of my COVID newsletter. At press time, nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 33,626 confirmed cases and 3,181 deaths; New York City as a whole has 244,574 cases and 23,829 deaths. There were 533 new cases citywide yesterday (9/30), compared to last Wednesday’s (9/23) 424 cases, a rise of 26%. Yesterday the Governor released the state’s… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (9/24)

Friends, It’s Thursday, September 24, 2020. Welcome to the weekly edition of my COVID newsletter. At press time, nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 33,237 confirmed cases and 3,174 deaths; New York City as a whole has 241,511 cases and 23,785 deaths. There were 424 new cases citywide yesterday (9/23), compared to last Wednesday’s (9/16) 333 cases, a rise of 27%. — We have less than a… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (9/17)

Friends, It’s Thursday, September 17, 2020. Welcome to the weekly edition of my COVID newsletter. At press time, nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 32,835 confirmed cases and 3,177 deaths; New York City as a whole has 238,625 cases and 23,762 deaths. There were 252 new cases citywide Tuesday (9/15), compared to last Tuesday’s (9/8) 213 cases, a rise of 18% (albeit on a fairly low base).… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (9/10)

Friends, It’s Thursday, September 10, 2020. Welcome to the weekly edition of my COVID newsletter. At press time, nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has a total of 32,551 confirmed cases and 3,178 deaths; New York City as a whole has a total of 236,983 cases and 23,741 deaths. There were 336 new cases citywide yesterday (9/9), compared to last Wednesday’s (9/2) 304 cases, a rise of 10%.… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (9/3)

Census countdown English Friends, It’s Thursday, September 3, 2020. Welcome to the weekly edition of my COVID newsletter. Buckle up, this week’s edition is a long one! At press time, nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 32,251 confirmed cases and 3,170 deaths; New York City as a whole has 235,110 cases and 23,710 deaths. There were 304 new cases citywide yesterday (9/2), compared to last Wednesday’s (8/26) 315 cases, a… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (8/27)

Friends, It’s Thursday, August 27, 2020. Welcome to the weekly edition of my COVID newsletter. At press time, nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker shows Manhattan has 31,935 confirmed cases and 3,168 deaths; New York City as a whole has 233,140 cases and 23,674 deaths. There were 315 new cases citywide yesterday (8/26) compared to last Wednesday’s (8/19) 273 cases, a rise of 14%. COMMENT Yesterday, I attended the unveiling… Read more

Letter to Mayor: Release FY 20 capital funding for remote-learning technology

Last week, I sent a letter to Mayor de Blasio demanding the immediate release of FY 20 funding to the School Construction Authority so we can get technology to students who need it for remote learning. I also continue to push the NYC Dept. of Education Division of Instructional and Information Technology to finalize whatever is needed to purchase Chromebooks. More than a year after winning this battle and changing… Read more

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