Disney Dreamers Academy to host virtual event for 2020 participants

The Disney Dreamers Academy will take place virtually this fall and offer career shadow externships for all 100 members of the class.

U.S. reaches 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases

The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. has reached 5 million, by far the highest in the world.

VIDEO: Mayor Bill de Blasio announces plans for upcoming school year

Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a press briefing about plans to open schools for the upcoming academic year.

Shootings up but arrests down in NYC, according to NYPD

Gun Violence is an ugly trend plaguing the city and it’s affecting more young people than any other group.

Multi-generational households have concerns about NY school reopenings

Doctors say with so many grandparents raising their grandchildren and with so many children living in multigenerational households, the concerns about children going back to school are justified.

Schools face big coronavirus test as students return to classroom

Reopening schools will be easy. Keeping them open will be the hard part.

Cuomo says all NY school districts can reopen for upcoming academic year

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says based on infection rates, all New York school districts are able to open for the new academic year.

Brief but widespread power outage across Upper Manhattan early Friday

New Yorkers across Upper Manhattan reported widespread power outages early Friday morning. Service seemed to return for most less than an hour later.

New York’s Attorney General alleges widespread corruption at the NRA

New York’s attorney general is suing the National Rifle Association.

A Pooled Trust Makes Home Care Easier to Manage

Decisions about managing long-term care become increasingly important as we age. Choices will have to be made about your care (or your loved one’s care).

Trump’s angst erupts again

To the certainties of death and taxes you can add Trump’s Obama angst and dissing of the late John Lewis.

Name of police-shooting victim Miriam Carey added to Bed-Stuy BLM mural

As the community debated the reopening of the BLM-painted street along Harriet Ross Tubman Avenue/Fulton Street in Bed Stuy, creative Cey Adams used his art activism to add Miriam Carey to the dozens of names memorialized on the mural.

How Jalil Muntaqim case demonstrates the danger of COVID in prisons

“A system that doesn’t value the humanity of Black people,” said Jose Saldana, the director of the Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) campaign. “It all boils down to the legacy of racism that the entire legal system is based ...

Keep it in the closet: The fight over misconduct records

It wasn’t even a month old and those in uniform had begun to push back.

Parents want reassurance as school year gets underway

As the state’s 700 school districts prepare for students to restart their education in the fall, questions are now arising over whether or not parents would even send their children back to class––even if experts give the green light.