What Workers Really Need in this Economic Crisis is Liquidity
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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NEWARK, NJ — April 6, 2020 — Any law passed by Congress, even with the noblest intentions is fraught with politics. Every member of Congress attempts to fold his or her pet project into a bill, even if it has nothing to do with it. The CARE Act, i.e. the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill is no different. We have funding …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanWhat Workers Really Need in this Economic Crisis is Liquidity
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

Operations and Virtual Court Proceedings Update During the COVID-19 Pandemic
By Westchester County District Attorney ANTHONY A. SCARPINO, Jr.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — April 6, 2020 —“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge every government system but we are finding ways to rise to those challenges in our continuing efforts to keep Westchester safe. The criminal justice system was not designed for an atmosphere in which people, including defendants, judges, witnesses, victims, court officers, juries and the public, are not …

TribuneOperations and Virtual Court Proceedings Update During the COVID-19 Pandemic
By Westchester County District Attorney ANTHONY A. SCARPINO, Jr.

SMART ASSET: New York Coronavirus Relief Programs
By BEN GEIER, CEPF®

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NEW YORK, NY — April 6, 2020 — The State of New York — especially New York City — is one of the epicenters for the COVID-19 epidemic in the U.S.. More than 1,000 people have died of the virus in the Empire State, and infections are reaching such a rate that New York City has built a makeshift hospital …

TribuneSMART ASSET: New York Coronavirus Relief Programs
By BEN GEIER, CEPF®

Confronting the Anti-Semitism of Rick Wiles
By MICHAEL L. BROWN and JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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ISRAEL — April 6, 2020 — In the midst of the global Coronavirus pandemic, as we all pray and guard our behaviors in order to ensure the health and safety of ourselves and of our neighbors to prevent its spreading, noted anti-Semitic “Christian pastor” and “broadcaster” Rick Wiles has proven that while there will be a cure for Coronavirus, there is …

Jonathan FeldsteinConfronting the Anti-Semitism of Rick Wiles
By MICHAEL L. BROWN and JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

Christian-Jewish Coalition Provides Support for Jerusalem’s Most Needy
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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EFRAT, ISRAEL — April 4, 2020 — Amid recent reports of which countries are the safest, and least safe to be in vis-a-vis the Coronavirus outbreak, Israel ranked first among the safest countries. This is partly due to strict measures and a high level of testing that came into effect relatively early. Today, Israel “only” has several thousand infected, and just …

Jonathan FeldsteinChristian-Jewish Coalition Provides Support for Jerusalem’s Most Needy
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

Retirees Urged to Sign Up for Direct Deposit; Updates Provided
NYS Comptroller THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

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ALBANY, NY — April 4, 2020 — As the costs mount in the battle against the coronavirus, our team has worked tirelessly to ensure that millions of dollars in payments for desperately needed emergency medical supplies for hospitals are made as quickly as possible. The following is a reminder of important information for you to be aware of during these …

TribuneRetirees Urged to Sign Up for Direct Deposit; Updates Provided
NYS Comptroller THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

What You Need to Know
By Westchester County Legislator RUTH WALTER

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Updated April 3, 2020 @ 4:15PM For any updates throughout the day, please check: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home. Governor Cuomo will issue an executive order to redistribute ventilators and PPE to hospitals with the greatest need. A new website provides New York’s comprehensive COVID-19 testing data to the public. A new drive-through mobile testing facility will open in Albany next week – the …

TribuneWhat You Need to Know
By Westchester County Legislator RUTH WALTER

EMS Members Respond to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Claim ‘Now is Not the Time for Equal Pay’

Tribune Community, COVID-19, Culture, Emergency Services, Fire Department News, Health, History, New York City, New York State, People, Politics, Unions 1 Comment

‘Even on the Frontlines of the Covid-19 Pandemic We are not Treated Equal’ FDNY EMS Respond to Mayors Claim Now is Not the Time for Equal Pay NEW YORK, NY — Three unions representing the more than 4,000 FDNY EMS First Responders issued a statement responding to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s public comment yesterday that “it’s not the time” to …

TribuneEMS Members Respond to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Claim ‘Now is Not the Time for Equal Pay’

Open Letter to State Comptroller: New York Municipalities Will Need “Tough Love” in the Absence of Fed Rescue Cash
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE

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  MOUNT VERNON, NY — APRIL 3, 2020 — “The state Comptroller’s Office is auditing Mount Vernon, where details of the city’s finances have been murky for at least the past two years and infighting continues…”, stated a LOHUD news story on February 23, 2020. The anticipated deliverable of the audit may follow formatted examples similar to those published on the …

TribuneOpen Letter to State Comptroller: New York Municipalities Will Need “Tough Love” in the Absence of Fed Rescue Cash
By DERICKSON K. LAWRENCE