New York mask mandate beaten down by judge

The decision against the mask mandate in the indoor environment was the latest setback for government-imposed Covid-19 restrictions. Photo: Liao Pan / China News Service / Getty Images Updated January 24, 2022 at. 21:56 ET A Long Island judge downplayed New York State’s indoor mask mandate on Monday, saying health officials needed legislative approval for … Read more

New York City Subway Assaults Jump to Highest Level Since 1997

New York City’s subway system in 2021 recorded its highest number of murders and assaults in years, according to police statistics, prompting new government initiatives that seek to combat crime. There were 461 felonious assaults, eight murders and eight rapes in the city’s subway system last year, which all rose from 2020 levels, according to … Read more

Sheldon Silver, New York Power Broker Sent to Jail, dies at age 77

The former chairman of the New York Assembly, Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful figures in the state government for two decades before being convicted of corruption charges, has died in federal custody. He turned 77 years old. Mr. Silver died Monday, a person familiar with the matter told the Associated Press. The person … Read more

New York City Subway Assaults jumps to the highest level since 1997

In 2021, New York City’s subway system recorded the highest number of murders and assaults in years, according to police statistics, leading to new government initiatives seeking to combat crime. There were 461 aggravated assaults, eight murders and eight rapes in the city’s subway system last year, all of which rose from 2020 levels, according … Read more

Sheldon Silver, New York Power Broker Sent to Jail, dies at age 77

The former chairman of the New York Assembly, Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful figures in the state government for two decades before being convicted of corruption charges, has died in federal custody. He turned 77 years old. Mr. Silver died Monday, a person familiar with the matter told the Associated Press. The person … Read more

The Supreme Court will review race-conscious admissions policies at Harvard, UNC

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said it would decide whether to ban the use of race-conscious admissions in higher education, agreeing to consider policy challenges at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. The court said in a brief written order Monday that it would consider a few challenges from a group called Students for … Read more

The Supreme Court is considering challenges with race-conscious admissions policies at Harvard, UNC

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said it would decide whether to ban the use of race-conscious admissions in higher education, agreeing to consider policy challenges at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. The court said in a brief written order Monday that it would consider a few challenges from a group called Students for … Read more

19 Books We Read This Week

By WSJ Books Staff Jan. 21, 2022 2:17 pm ET ‘Home in the World’ Review: Amartya Sen Speaks A memoir of the economist’s journey from Calcutta to Cambridge, and onto the world stage as an advocate for the downtrodden. Review by Tunku Varadarajan Read the review ‘The French Revolution’ Review: Thomas Carlyle’s Masterpiece, Complete A … Read more

New York’s besieged hotel industry spans even more hotels

Hotels in New York City are still suffering from the effects of the pandemic, but that has not slowed the flow of new properties expected to open this year and in the years to come. 53 hotels are planned to add an estimated 9,000 rooms to the New York City market by 2022, according to … Read more

New York’s besieged hotel industry spans even more hotels

Hotels in New York City are still suffering from the effects of the pandemic, but that has not slowed the flow of new properties expected to open this year and in the years to come. 53 hotels are planned to add an estimated 9,000 rooms to the New York City market by 2022, according to … Read more

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