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Heatwave Fallout + Republican-backed PAC supports Senator Parker
No. 281 | Monday, August 1
Four deaths have been confirmed as a result of the week-long heatwave that swept NYC earlier this month.
UPS drivers and warehouse employees protested in front of a UPS customer service center in Brooklyn on Thursday, demanding better working conditions after several workers experienced heat-related illnesses during the heat wave.
At Rikers, nearly 200 detainees deemed to be “heat sensitive” were held in an intake building without air conditioning, some for multiple days.
The MTA’s chief financial officer warned that the MTA will likely run out of federal Covid relief funds earlier than anticipated, due to slower than projected returns to pre-pandemic ridership levels.
New York City officials declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Saturday, the day after Governor Hochul declared a statewide disaster emergency. As of Friday there were 1,300 positive cases confirmed in the city.
NYC evictions have increased every month this year, totaling at least 1,527 marshal-executed evictions to date.
Starting today, 2,000 of the city’s automated speed cameras will operate 24 hours a day, an expansion from the current schedule of 6 am to 10 pm.
A Republican-backed PAC has spent $7,500 this month in digital ads supporting incumbent Senator Kevin Parker (District 21, Flatbush) in his race against DSA-endorsed challenger David Alexis.
NYC’s districting commission will hold five public hearings over the next month to receive feedback on their proposed new City Council district map.
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