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September 13, 2021

NYPD officers told to get the COVID-19 vaccine or go home without pay

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new executive order imposes vaccine restrictions for New York Police Department officers — and sends them home without pay if they do not comply.

According to The Post, the order called for unvaccinated police officers to get a COVID-19 test once a week and upload results to an internal tracking system. Officers must be off-duty when they complete the tests. At-home tests are not acceptable.

“Members of the Service who fail to comply with this directive will not be permitted to work and will be ineligible to receive pay for each day of noncompliance,” the memo reads.

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It’s vaccine or test for NYPD — or go home without pay

By Taylor
September 13, 2021

NYC subway broke down because someone hit a button

The New York City’s subway system recently experienced a power outage that left hundreds of passengers stranded. An outside investigation assigns blame to someone accidentally pressing an “Emergency Power Off” button.

Investigators found a “strong possibility” that someone pressed the button since they noticed the plastic guard was missing.

“New Yorkers deserve absolute confidence in a fully functioning subway system, and it is our job to restore that confidence,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement.

The outage affected over 80 trains and lasted for several hours.

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NYC subway breakdown blamed on ‘power off’ button being hit

By Taylor
September 3, 2021

Death toll tops 25 in unprecedented Northeast flooding

At least 25 people died as fallout from Hurricane Ida ravaged the Northeast between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The region had been warned about dangerous flash flooding but hadn’t adequately prepared for the storm’s devastation.

At least 12 people died in New York City, according to authorities. One victim was in a vehicle, and 11 were in flooded basement apartments. Among the dead was a 2-year-old boy.

Since Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center had warned of potentially “significant and life-threatening flash flooding” and river flooding in the region.

However, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said they were taken aback by the storm’s strength.

“We did not know that between 8:50 and 9:50 p.m. last night, that the heavens would literally open up and bring Niagara Falls level of water to the streets of New York,” said Hochul.

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Death toll tops 25 after Ida remnants slam stunned Northeast

By Taylor
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