Investigation Reveals Failures of Hasidic Private Schools + Yuh-Line Niou Not Running in the NY-10 General
No. 287 | Monday, September 12, 2022
The NY Times ran an extensive investigation into Hasidic Jewish private schools, revealing $1 billion in public funding over the past four years but abominable performance in basic reading and math and regular use of corporal punishment. The state Education Board is proposing new regulations that will revise the framework used to evaluate private schools.
Mayor Eric Adams declares new tests show no arsenic present in the Jacob Riis Housing Complex. However, reports say NYCHA flushed the taps before testing leading many to say this makes it impossible to track the spread of the contamination.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez moved to dismiss 378 past convictions traced back to 13 NYPD officers who have given unreliable testimony in the past.
Amidst a New York City staffing crisis, some City hiring managers are claiming they have been instructed to lowball new hires on salary.
Governor Hochul declared a state disaster over the polio virus after wastewater surveillance spotted it in Nassau County.
New York's prison agency announced a ban on most packages people incarcerated people can receive from loved ones citing security concerns. State Senator Julia Salazar and other lawmakers sent a letter requesting the reports that justify this decision, but have received no response as of yet.
Mayor Adams and unions representing municipal employees agreed to a deal to switch the healthcare of retired city workers to a cheaper plan that allows the city to charge retired workers. Adams and the unions will bring their request to the City Council for approval.
Governor Hochul signed a bill capping NYC school class sizes at 20, which will be phased in over five years beginning in 2023.
Governor Hochul has ended the MTA mask mandate.
The efforts to unionize state legislative staffers in Albany are continuing after the organizing campaign went public in July.
State Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou announced that she would not be challenging Democrat Dan Goldman in the general election for New York's 10th congressional district. After Niou narrowly lost to Goldman in the Democratic primary, there were calls for her to challenge Goldman as a third party candidate.
John Zaccaro Jr., the chief of staff to City Council Member Rafael Salamanca (D-Morrisania), was selected by Democratic Party insiders to fill the Assembly seat vacated by Nathalia Fernandez, who was just elected to the State Senate.
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