Amanda Blasio, Jessica Gould, Bergen County discussed on Morning Edition
Yorkers in need of rent relief and make government operations more visible to the public and a new era of transparency and one of my hallmarks of my administration. To me. It's very simple. Will focus on open ethical governing that New Yorkers will trust. She says she's ordering all state agencies to report on their compliance with open government laws. She's also instructing them to immediately fill all freedom of information requests. This would be in contrast to the Cuomo administration, which was often slow in fulfilling its obligation to release information to the public and the press. Cities Vaccine mandate for all school staff is bringing relief for many parents and teachers, but also some pushback from unions. W N Y. C is Jessica Gould has that story? Many parents and teachers say they welcome the new requirement that all school staff must be vaccinated by the end of September and that they'll feel much safer about the return to classrooms this fall as a result. But the mandate is also facing opposition. A union representing municipal workers is threatening legal action that could delay implementation. It's calling on officials to negotiate the specifics, including penalties for workers that don't comply and any medical exceptions. Mayor De Blasio says he intends to hash out those issues with union leaders in the coming days. New York City officials are doubling down on in person learning for students when school starts in the fall, but a small number of immuno compromised Children will be able to apply for the city's home instruction program. Amanda Blasio spoke about the initiative yesterday. Very small number of kids who really had profound challenges, and there were specific ways of helping them. That was before the pandemic that continues to exist that will exist after the pen and a The program has served only about 1300 students in the past and involves a teacher visiting students for as little as an hour a day, five days a week. Families of Children with underlying conditions say it's not enough and the eligibility requirements are not clear. Delays on NJ Transit's main Bergen County, Morrison, Essex, Northeast Corner in North Jersey Coast Lines and delays in the city on the N Q and R Subway trains. Your forecast 73 clear Now a heat advisory Today, Heat and humidity will make it feel like it's almost 100 today. Be careful out.