Local Catholic Schools Request to be Included in Vaccine Distribution

Local school superintendents have asked that Catholic school educators be included when city public school educators eventually become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This comes as vaccine distribution continues to be criticized for its slow rollout at the city and state levels.

Diocese Honors Mosaic of Immigrants With Sculpture, Christmas Tree Lighting

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, joined by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, on Tuesday, Dec. 8, unveiled the sculpture, “Angels Unawares,” at the Soldiers and Sailors Arch in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza. The annual lighting of the plaza’s Christmas tree followed the unveiling.

Catholic Schools Set to Reopen Despite DOE Delay

The Diocese of Brooklyn remains confident in its reopening plan as it gets ready to begin the new school year Sept. 9. As it stands, Catholic schools that share services from the Department of Education (DOE) — like nurses, transportation, meals, and special education and related services — will not be affected by the City’s delayed opening.

Critics Hope to Rein In Emergency Pandemic Powers for Cuomo, de Blasio

The Legislature voted in March to give Gov. Andrew Cuomo the power to suspend certain laws by executive order during the COVID-19 pandemic, but critics say it’s time to end the added authority because statewide coronavirus deaths have dropped significantly. 

Only in Print: ‘Graffiti-Free NYC’ Is Wiped Away

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to scrap a program providing free graffiti removal assistance to private property owners has lawmakers and business leaders concerned that New York City is returning to the bad old days of the 1970s when spray-painted tags were everywhere.