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Mayor De Blasio Announces 'Hometown Heroes' Ticker Tape Parade
"Amanda Blasio has announced a ticker tape parade through the Canyon of Heroes for next month to honor essential workers. That announcement apparently omitted funeral workers got them as reported. Ben Jaca says many of them feel the role they play throughout the pandemic has been overlooked. It seems as though people are still really uncomfortable talking about death and talking about the really stark scary things that happened last year when it came to these refrigerator trucks. And all the bodies literally piling up all around the city. City Hall spokesperson says they always planned on including funeral workers in the July 7th
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"Hi, Brian. The Affordable Care Act has withstood another challenge in the U. S. Supreme Court, its third major one since becoming law in 2010. The New York Times reports. Seven justices ruled the Texas attorney general and others who sued did not suffer any direct injury from the law that would give them standing to sue. The court did not rule on the mandate today to get insurance or pay a penalty that no longer has a monetary fine attached to it. The act, known as OBAMACARE is the former president's defining domestic legacy. Republicans have relentlessly criticized and challenged the law that's gained popularity and become woven into the healthcare system in the USA. Amanda Blasio has announced a ticker tape parade through the Canyon of Heroes for next month to honor essential workers. That announcement apparently omitted funeral workers got them as reported. Ben Jaca says many of them feel the role they play throughout the pandemic has been overlooked. It seems as though people are still really uncomfortable talking about death and talking about the really stark scary things that happened last year when it came to these refrigerator trucks. And all the bodies literally piling up all around the city. City Hall spokesperson says they always planned on including funeral workers in the July 7th celebration. Self accounting will have a budget surplus topping $500 million over the next two years. Wushu is J. D. Allen reports. That's a stark difference to last year's predictions. An additional $285 million in the American rescue plan and better than expected sales tax revenue buoy suffix finances Last summer County executive Steve Blown blame the pandemic for an expected budget deficit of $1.5 billion over the next three years. He said he needed to make $70 million in cuts to county transportation, health and police services. That's even after the federal government sent $287 million in the federal Cares Act to the county, Suffolk was at the epicenter of the pandemic Now Balloons Budget Office says With the state reopening sales tax revenue is up 18% compared to last year. That's $341 million more than once included in the 2021 budget. £700 bronze statue of George Floyd is now on display outside New York City Hall, actor and filmmaker Leon Pinckney commissioned the sculpture and Utah based artist Stanley Watts made it. Pinckney says he wanted to honor George Floyd's humanity. Remember, those who marched in last year's black lives matter? Protests Like they never did before, and I felt proud about that. And the statue. Was to cause them to continue to remember. Why they march doing such Horrific pandemic. The statue will stay on display in Newark for at least a year. Mayor Raspberry AKA said he was thrilled. New Jersey's largest city was chosen to house the statue and hopes it inspires people to take part in local fights for more police accountability. Sunny and 80 today. 72 Sunny Now I'm Michael Hill in the W N Y C newsroom. W. N. Y C. Listeners are keeping the station's future in mind when creating their legacies. W N Y C has been a part of my life for over 60 years. I would love to see it continue in perpetuity. W N Y C gives me inspiration, information and connection. I wanted to try for future generations of listeners. To learn how to create your own legacy in support of W. N. Y. C today. Email LEGACY Giving at w n y c dot org.
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"Between the president and Senate Republicans broke down last week. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. Senate Democrats are now preparing to move forward alone. Senate Democrats are mapping out a budget resolution, which would allow them to pass an infrastructure package without the support of Senate. In the meantime, a group of bipartisan lawmakers is trying to sell the White House, a $1.2 trillion proposal that focuses on traditional infrastructure projects like roads, bridges and waterways. Aggressive. Democrats are pushing for a much broader plan that would do more to address climate change and implement clean energy initiatives. President Biden has said he hasn't seen the latest infrastructure proposal but that he's hoping to put together the two book ends on a deal. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS The Federal Reserve is going to leave interest rates alone for now, but Fed policymakers are signaling that an interest rate increase could come within about two years. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell also says inflation in the United States will rise this year to about 3.4%. Powell says That's because lots of products like semiconductor chips and lumber now cost more. If you look behind the headline numbers, you'll see that the incoming data are consistent with the view that prices the prices that are driving that higher inflation. From categories that are being directly affected by the recovery from the pandemic and the reopening of the economy. The Fed expects inflation in the US to slow down next year to just over 2%. Websites for several major companies, including financial institutions and airlines briefly went offline today from the US to Australia. Sites for companies such as Discover American Airlines and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange had tech issues. A third party I T provider reported problems. Most services are now back to normal. Police in Hong Kong have raided the offices of an investigative newspaper and detained five senior editors. NPR's Emily Fang reports. The arrests come under China's new and severe legal controls on Hong Kong. This morning, the police raided the homes of managers at Apple Daily, staunchly Democratic anti Beijing paper. They also rated its publisher next media. The billionaire owner Jimmy Lai, is already in prison on charges of organizing illegal protests, and he and nine of his business associates, including his son are facing more charges under the national security law. Now five of lies managers are also under arrest. They include the editor in chief of Apple Daily and four directors who were taken from their homes. Hong Kong media reports that the five have been arrested on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces. If found guilty, the five face up to life in prison. Emily Fang. NPR NEWS Beijing This is NPR. This is morning edition on W N. Y C. It's 604. Good morning. I'm Michael Hill. A cool 58 Now in Central Park, Sunny and 80. Today, the lack of affordable housing was a hot topic of the final debate of leading candidates for mayor last night. Many of the candidates called for building new and truly affordable units for New Yorkers who are paying well more than 30% of their incomes on rent. Candidate Eric Adams says he also wants to get a better handle on how many apartments are available in the city's public housing developments. And I also believe that we can ensure that we have a real analysis. Real time system of determining how many houses units do we actually have? We don't even know how many housing units we have available in 19. Right now we have to move our city to a real time city. Thank you, Mr Allen. Analyze that. Thank you. Early voting runs through Sunday in primary election day. It's Tuesday for more on the election go to gothamist. Com slash election 2021 Mayor De Blasio has announced a ticker tape parade through the Canyon of Heroes for next month that will honor essential workers. The mayor says the parade will celebrate first responders, educators and grocery store workers. One occupation he omitted were funeral workers got famous reporter Ben Jaca says many of them feel the role they play throughout the pandemic has been overlooked. It seems as though people are still really uncomfortable talking about death and talking about the really stark Scary things That happened last year when it came to these refrigerator trucks and all the bodies literally piling up all around the city. City Hall spokesperson says they always planned on including funeral workers in the celebration, even though they were left off the initial list. The parade will take place on July 7th. Branch of the French Contemporary Art Museum. Pompidou Center is up or is being planned for Journal Square in Jersey City. But opponents say spend the money on violence prevention programs since there's been an uptick in gun violence. Jersey Journal reporter Peter Durio says residents are concerned the museum will be designed for other people. I think that the Pompidou Center seems to some critics like something of a vanity project. Um, something that is meant maybe more for tourists or more for people outside of Jersey City. Than the residents of Jersey City, the Orioles. The Orioles says the pre opening faces of the plan will cause Jersey City $5.5 million wants the museum opens. It will cost an additional $6 million every year for the first five years. Sunny and 80 today today, starting a warming trend that will keep us in the highs in the eighties for the next few days. 61 narrow, actually 58 now and clear. Support for NPR comes from progressive insurance with the name your price tool, offering a range of coverage and price options to choose from. Now that's progressive. 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"Biden's nationwide goal of vaccinating 70% of adults with at least one dose by July. 4th. We have now administered Over 72% of Californians 18 and older have received at least one dose of vaccine 72. Percent starting today, fully vaccinated, people in California will no longer be required to wear facial coverings in almost all settings. The state is also easing capacity limits and social distancing guidelines, although many businesses will likely keep some in place. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS LOS Angeles This is NPR. This is w N. Y. C at 604. Good morning. I'm Michael Hill 68 overcast, scattered showers and thunderstorms this morning than clearing up, drawing out as well and going up to a high near 80. New Jersey transits. Morris and Essex line is delayed due to a canceled train. New York will be lifting most of the covid restrictions now that 70% of adults have taken at least one dose of vaccine. Governor Cuomo set that goal last week, and the state reached the milestone yesterday, according to federal data. For small businesses. It means no more capacity limits. No social distancing no extra cleaning procedures. W In my sees Ben Jaca says requirements around health screenings will also become optional. If you go out to a restaurant tomorrow, and you want to dine indoors, you no longer have to leave your name and info for them to follow up with you later. The change will not apply to large scale venues like schools, public transit, healthcare settings or congregate living. Individual business owners will also be able to keep stricter rules at their discretion. New Jersey is lifting its moratorium on utility shut offs on July 1st. But Governor Phil Murphy says customers still have a grace period through the end of the year. Many of our impacted families are just now getting their financial feet back under them after a very, very tough year. Plus, they deserve empathy, support and for parents, and we expect nothing less. Governor, Murphy says no one will have their gas, electricity or water turned off before December, 31st giving residents time to enroll in payment assistance programs. He.
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"Y c independent journalism in the public interest, 93.9 FM and AM a 20 NPR News and the New York conversation. Mm hmm. Live from NPR News in Culver City, California I'm Duane Brown, California is preparing to fully reopen its economy. This week. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports, the nation's most populous state has surpassed President Biden's goal. Vaccinating 70% of Americans by July. 4th Governor Gavin Newsom says the state is turning the page on the pandemic. He's also applauding Californians who followed public health guidelines and got vaccinated because of the incredible work of 40 Million Californians Strong because of your resilience because of your faith. To not only keep yourself safe, your family's safe, but the work you did on behalf of your community starting on Tuesday, fully vaccinated people in California will no longer be required to wear facial coverings in almost all settings. The state is also rolling back capacity limits and other social distancing guidelines. But some businesses will likely keep some rules in place. Windsor Johnston NPR NEWS Los Angeles In Brussels. NATO leaders have put China on alert, declaring Beijing poses a constant security challenge and is working to undermine global order. NATO security General Janz Stoltenberg says The alliance is most concerned about how fast the Chinese are developing nuclear missiles. Leaders agreed that we need to address such challenges together, asked alliance. And that we need to engage with China to defend our security interests. Today's announcement bolsters President Biden's effort to speak with a more unified voice against China's military, trade and human rights practices. America's posture within the NATO alliance took a hit during the Trump administration. Biden is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. Stocks finished mixed on Wall Street, The Dow lost 85 points down about a quarter of a percent. This is NPR and this is WNBC in New York. I'm Sean Carl said New York will be lifting most of its covid restrictions now that 70% of adults have taken at least one dose of the vaccine. Governor. Cuomo announced the goal last week, and the state reached the milestone today. That's according to federal data. For small businesses. It means no more capacity limits, no social distancing no extra cleaning procedures. W M I C S Ben Jaca says requirements around health screenings will also be optional. If you go out to a restaurant tomorrow, and you want to dine indoors, you no longer have to leave your name and info for them to follow up with you later. Change won't apply to large scale venues like schools, public transit, healthcare settings or congregate living. Individual business owners will also be able to keep stricter rules at their district discretion. Starting next Monday. The to is increasing service on metro north during peak commuting times. The service changes will add 24 trains to three lines and bring it back up.