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New York: Vaccination Kits Deployed to Churches & Cultural Centers
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New York: Vaccination Kits Deployed to Churches & Cultural Centers

Governor Cuomo Announces Eight Community Vaccination Kits Deployed to Churches & Cultural Centers in New York City, Long Island & Westchester Manhattan Site at Abyssinian Baptist Church Opened Sunday, January 17; All Other Sites Opened Monday, January 18 Furthers Governor's Directive to Distribute Vaccine in Communities Underserved by Traditional Health Care Institutions New York (STL.News)  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced eight community vaccination kits have been deployed to churches and cultural institutions in New York City, Long Island and Westchester.  These sites bolster New York State's efforts to equitably distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to communities of color and low-income communities that are underserved by traditional healthcare institutions.  The Manhattan site...
New York Governor Announces Proposal to Expand Home Ownership
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New York Governor Announces Proposal to Expand Home Ownership

Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Expand Home Ownership in Historically Redlined Communities to Bridge the Racial Wealth Gap as Part of the 2021 State of the State Package of Reforms to Increase Access to Mortgages Loans for Low- and Moderate-Income Borrowers in Underserved Communities New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a targeted package of reforms aimed at increasing homeownership rates in communities that have been adversely impacted by redlining as part of the 2021 State of the State.  The package will enable low- and moderate-income borrowers - particularly households of color - to achieve homeownership and put historically underserved communities on track to close the racial wealth gap.  The reforms will increase the number of community-based lenders wh...
New York Governor’s Proposal to Boost Partial Unemployment Benefits
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New York Governor’s Proposal to Boost Partial Unemployment Benefits

Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Boost Partial Unemployment Benefits as Part of the 2021 State of the State New Plan Will Ensure Unemployed New Yorkers Who Accept Part-Time Work Are Not Penalized While Providing Flexibility as Businesses Build Back Better Partial Unemployment Benefits Will Now Be Based on Actual Hours Worked, Rather Than Days Worked Since March 2020, New York State has Distributed Over $62 Billion in Unemployment Benefits to 4 Million New Yorkers - More Than 29 Typical Years' Worth Partial Unemployment Insurance Changes in Effect for Work Starting Monday, January 18, 2021 - Which Unemployed New Yorkers will Certify for Starting Sunday, January 24, 2021 New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a proposal to boost partial Unemployment Insuran...
New York Governor To Purchase COVID-19 Vaccines Directly from Pfizer
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New York Governor To Purchase COVID-19 Vaccines Directly from Pfizer

Vaccine Demand Dramatically Outpaces Supply from Federal Government CDC Dramatically Expanded Eligibility for the Vaccine; More Than 7 Million New Yorkers Are Now Eligible for Small Number of Available Vaccines Click Here to View the Letter New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued a letter to Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla asking for the ability to purchase COVID-19 vaccines directly from Pfizer, as the company is not bound by commitments that Moderna made under Operation Warp Speed. The full text of the letter is available below: Monday, January 18, 2021 Dear Dr. Bourla: On behalf of all New Yorkers, I want to thank you and the teams at Pfizer and BioNTech for your hard work to develop a safe, effective vaccine for COVID-19.  The last ten months ...
New York Governor’s Letter to U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary
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New York Governor’s Letter to U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary

Governor Cuomo Issues Letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar Demanding Explanation for False Claim That Vaccine Doses 'Held in Physical Reserve' Would Be Shipped to States Click Here to View the Letter New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar demanding an explanation for the secretary's false claim that "all of the doses that had been held in physical reserve" would be shipped to states, when in fact the federal government had already distributed all of those doses and would not be increasing the supply.  New York State will receive 250,000 doses this week—50,000 less than the week prior—even though the CDC has now expanded eligibility to more than 7 million New Yorkers. The full text...
New York Governor to Open Dormitory Authority’s Low-cost Finance
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New York Governor to Open Dormitory Authority’s Low-cost Finance

Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Open Dormitory Authority's Low-cost Finance, Design and Construction Services to All Non-profits and School Districts as Part of 2021 State of the State Proposal Will Enable Non-Profits and School Districts to Move Forward with Important Projects While Continuing to Provide Vital Services During COVID-19 New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced a proposal to open the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York's low-cost financing, design and construction services to all non-profits and school districts as part of the Governor's 2021 State of the State agenda.  Through this innovative program, nonprofit organizations and school districts can access the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York's services for needed capital ...
New York Governor: Disclosure of Smart Devices’ Recording Capabilities
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New York Governor: Disclosure of Smart Devices’ Recording Capabilities

Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Require Prominent Disclosure of Smart Devices' Recording Capabilities as Part of 2021 State of the State Proposed Nation-Leading Legislation Would Require Makers of Recording Devices—Such as Smartphones, Smart Speakers and Smart TVs—to Prominently Display Those Capabilities New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a proposal to require companies to prominently disclose information about devices that can record and retain and transmit recordings, such as smartphones, smart speakers and smart TVs.   The Governor will propose legislation requiring the disclosure so that New Yorkers can make informed decisions when they choose to buy an internet-connected device that is capable of recording, and so that written warnings about recording...
New York: Christopher Buonocore Pleads Guilty To Cyberstalking
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New York: Christopher Buonocore Pleads Guilty To Cyberstalking

New York Man, Christopher Buonocore Pleads Guilty To Cyberstalking After Harassing And Sextorting Multiple Victims Tampa, FL (STL.News) Christopher Buonocore (34, Hicksville, NY) has pleaded guilty to six counts of cyberstalking.  He faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison on each count.  A sentencing date has not yet been set. According to court documents, over a seven-year period, Buonocore used text messages, fictitious phone numbers, and social media accounts to harass, intimidate, cyberstalk, and attempt to sextort six women, including a minor.  Buonocore’s harassment campaign involved posting sexually explicit and nude images of the victims to the internet, and personal identifying information such as their phone numbers, addresses, and social media profile names....
Lawrenceville: George Kuiper Pleads Guilty to Multiple Crimes
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Lawrenceville: George Kuiper Pleads Guilty to Multiple Crimes

Lawrenceville Man, George Kuiper Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Unapproved Drugs and Smuggling of Goods CONCORD (STL.News) George Kuiper, 73, of Lawrenceville, Georgia pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to conspiracy to distribute unapproved drugs, distribution of unapproved drugs, and unlawful smuggling of goods into the United States, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today. According to court documents and statements made in court, from 2006 to 2020, Kuiper operated an internet pharmacy on various websites that he managed from his residence in Lawrenceville, Georgia.  On his websites, Kuiper sold over 100 products, including prescription drugs and controlled substances which he obtained from foreign sources.  Some of the substances were purchased b...
New York Governor: Launch of Vaccination Site in Washington Heights
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New York Governor: Launch of Vaccination Site in Washington Heights

Governor Cuomo and New York-Presbyterian Announce Launch of New COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Washington Heights Fort Washington Armory Site Offering Vaccinations to New Yorkers Over the Age of 65 with Scheduled Appointments Only Establishment of New Vaccination Site Made Possible Through Partnership with Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Irving Medical Center New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and NewYork-Presbyterian today announced the launch of a new COVID-19 vaccination site for New Yorkers at the Fort Washington Armory in Washington Heights.  The site, located at 216 Fort Washington Avenue at the corner of 169th Street, was made possible through the additional partnership of Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Irving Medical Center and is offering ...
New York Governor Proposes to Connect High Line to Moynihan Train Hall
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New York Governor Proposes to Connect High Line to Moynihan Train Hall

Governor Cuomo Announces a Proposal to Connect High Line to the New Moynihan Train Hall as Part of the 2021 State of the State Plan Will Extend High Line to Create New Public Space and Ease Foot Traffic in Burgeoning Manhattan Neighborhood New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a proposal to extend the High Line in Manhattan to give pedestrians seamless access to the elevated pathway from the recently opened Moynihan Train Hall as part of the 2021 State of the State.  As part of a public-private partnership, Brookfield Property Group will partner with Empire State Development, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Friends of the High Line to build an L-shaped connection from the 10th Avenue terminus of the High Line to Brookfield's Manhattan West public...
New York Governor Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments
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New York Governor Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

Governor Cuomo Announces Additional New Yorkers, Individuals 75 and Older Can Begin Scheduling with Providers COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments New York (STL.News) The Initial Groups of Phase 1b Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Include Individuals 75 and Older, First Responders, Corrections Officers, Teachers and Other School Staff; In-Person College Instructors, Childcare Workers, Public Facing Grocery Store Workers, Transit Workers and Individuals Living and Working in Homeless Shelters Vaccine Administrations to Begin at Hundreds of New Sites This Week As Part Of New York's Newly Expanded Vaccine Distribution Network Due to Limited Federal Distribution of Vaccine Supply All New Yorkers are Encouraged to Remain Patient When Scheduling Appointments Appointments Could Take Up to...
NY Governor Prohibits Utility Disconnections During Emergencies
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NY Governor Prohibits Utility Disconnections During Emergencies

Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Prohibit Utility Disconnections During Emergencies as Part of 2021 State of the State Proposed Legislation Would Establish an Automatic Moratorium on Utility Disconnections in Regions Under States of Emergency Applies to Electric, Gas, Water, Telecommunications, Cable and Internet New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a proposal to prohibit utility disconnections in regions that are under a state of emergency as part of the 2021 State of the State.  The Governor will propose legislation that will apply to electric, gas, water, telecommunications, cable and internet services.  Utilities that fail to comply will be subject to penalties. "In a year in which we dealt with an unprecedented pandemic, ferocious storms added insult to...
NY Governor Update: Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic
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NY Governor Update: Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

8,484 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide 1,436 Patients in the ICU; 892 Intubated Statewide Positivity Rate is 6.22% 151 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Saturday New York (STL.News) New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "New York State is now in a footrace between how fast the infection rate rises and how fast we can administer vaccines," Governor Cuomo said.  "With more U.K. strain cases being found across the country, it is even more important that New Yorkers continue to follow the guidelines and stay New York Tough - wear a mask, avoid gatherings and social distance." Today's data is summarized briefly below: Test Results Reported - 246,836 Total Positive - 15,355 Percent Posi...
New York: Joshua Suarez Sentenced for Wire Fraud Conspiracy
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New York: Joshua Suarez Sentenced for Wire Fraud Conspiracy

New York Man, Joshua Suarez Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Supervisory Role in Large-Scale Wire Fraud Conspiracy NEWARK, N.J (STL.News) A Bronx, New York man was sentenced today to 72 months in prison for supervising a large-scale wire fraud conspiracy that exposed victims to more than $2 million in losses, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Joshua Suarez, 34, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to one count of engaging in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Judge McNulty imposed the sentence today by video teleconference. According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court: The conspirators used multiple techniques to fraudulently convince banks and other corporate entities to send or release funds to them, incl...
U.S Embassy Wins Engineering Excellence Grand Award
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U.S Embassy Wins Engineering Excellence Grand Award

New U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo, Wins Engineering Excellence Grand Award from American Council of Engineering Companies (STL.News) The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), a leading organization representing the business and professional interests of consulting engineering firms in the United States, honored the new U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo, as a 2020 Grand Award Winner in the Engineering Excellence category. The ACEC awards jury recognized the project’s cutting-edge approach to waste-water management and energy conservation. An example of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ (OBO) resilient and sustainable projects, cost-effective measures were taken that allowed for annual energy and water savings of roughly 40% and 90%, respectively. These measures ...
New York: Desmond Babloo Singh Arrested for Multiple Crimes
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New York: Desmond Babloo Singh Arrested for Multiple Crimes

New York Man, Desmond Babloo Singh Arrested on Federal Charges in Maryland for Cyberstalking, Attempted Murder for Hire, and Perpetrating False Information and Hoaxes Used More than 100 Accounts, Including Through Social Media Platforms and E-Mail, to Threaten and Harass Female Victim in Maryland; Solicited Others to Rape, Murder, and Decapitate Victim and Posted Her Personal Information Online Baltimore, MD (STL.News) A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging Desmond Babloo Singh, age 19, of New York, New York, on the federal charges of cyberstalking, causing intentional damage to a protected computer, aggravated identity theft, e-mailing a hoax bomb threat, and murder for hire.  The complaint was filed on December 14, 2020, and was unsealed upon Singh’s arrest today.  Singh ...
Statement Of Attorney Audrey Strauss On Court Appointment
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Statement Of Attorney Audrey Strauss On Court Appointment

Statement Of Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss On Court Appointment As U.S. Attorney (STL.News) “Chief Judge Colleen McMahon notified me today that the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has appointed me United States Attorney for the District, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 546(d), effective January 16, 2021.  I am deeply grateful for the Court’s support and the opportunity to continue serving the people of New York and this country.  It is the privilege of a lifetime to lead the women and men of this District as they pursue justice without fear or favor and write the latest chapter in this Office’s proud legacy.” SOURCE: USDOJ.Today