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Barbara Goldberg

'It worked': In New York City, pandemic-inspired outdoor dining to become permanent

25 Sep 2020

NEW YORK New York is committed to making outdoor dining a permanent option for the thousands of restaurants that have embraced the concept since the coronavirus pandemic struck in the spring, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday.

Breaking the mold: Sculptors seek to create Black figures in bronze

09 Sep 2020

NEW YORK The toppling of Confederate statues during nationwide protests against racial injustice brought renewed attention to the importance of U.S. public monuments, very few of which were made by Black sculptors. | Video

Seven people shot dead at illegal California marijuana operation

09 Sep 2020

LOS ANGELES Investigators are searching for multiple suspects in the fatal shooting of seven people at a large, illegal marijuana cultivation and processing site in Southern California's rural foothills, the Riverside County sheriff said on Tuesday.

New York pushes ahead with more reopenings as COVID-19 cases rise in U.S. Midwest

03 Sep 2020

NEW YORK, Sept 3 Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced more reopenings in New York state as new coronavirus infections remained low in what was once the U.S. hot spot of the pandemic.

Look it up: 2020 events spark upheaval at online dictionary

01 Sep 2020

NEW YORK Dictionary.com, which boasts 70 million monthly users, on Tuesday announced its biggest ever revision, with more than 15,000 words updated, many to reflect the social upheaval and racial unrest of 2020.

Look it up: 2020 events spark upheaval at online dictionary

01 Sep 2020

NEW YORK, Sept 1 Dictionary.com, which boasts 70 million monthly users, on Tuesday announced its biggest ever revision, with more than 15,000 words updated, many to reflect the social upheaval and racial unrest of 2020.

New Jersey and California allow indoor dining to resume, with limits

01 Sep 2020

New Jersey and California on Monday took a big step toward letting businesses resume their pre-pandemic lives, by allowing restaurants to begin limited indoor dining, as coronavirus cases abated nationwide even as some new hotspots emerged.

New York teachers threaten strike if schools reopen without more COVID-19 testing

20 Aug 2020

NEW YORK New York City teachers on Wednesday threatened to strike or bring legal action unless the largest U.S. school district implements a more rigorous COVID-19 testing plan and other safety measures before reopening schools next month. | Video

New York teachers threaten job action if schools reopen without more COVID testing

19 Aug 2020

NEW YORK, Aug 19 New York City teachers on Wednesday threatened to strike or take other job or legal action unless the largest U.S. school district implements a more rigorous COVID-19 testing plan and other safety measures before the system's scheduled reopening next month.

Worsening U.S. outbreak prompts tough actions as new coronavirus cases hit record

10 Jul 2020

NEW YORK New Jersey adopted a stringent coronavirus face-mask order on Wednesday, and New York City unveiled a plan to allow public school students back into classrooms for just two or three days a week, as newly confirmed U.S. COVID-19 cases soared to a daily global record. | Video

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