New York Times staffers revolt, push holiday weekend boycott of its Wirecutter service amid strike

Staffers from the New York Times are openly revolting against their employer in solidarity with colleagues who went on strike during Thanksgiving weekend. 

Wirecutter, which the Times describes as its “product recommendation service” offering consumers trusted advice on the latest merchandise being sold, published an article Thursday on the “75+ Best Early Black Friday Deals for 2021” ahead of the biggest shopping day of the season. 

However, when the Times

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Who was York? Bust of Black explorer mysteriously appears in Oregon.


Take them down, move them to a museum? There are a lot of ideas but few answers on what the United States should do with Confederate monuments.


When the early-1800s expedition to the Pacific Ocean led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark returned after two years and 8,000 miles, members who traveled with the now-famous pair of explorers received titles, accolades, land and fame. 

Except for the

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New York City Movie Theaters Scramble to Reopen After Yearlong Closures

As an actor, Liam Neeson is in rare company these days. He’s one of the few stars with movies that have actually opened in theaters in the past 12 months.

“We have streaming services, and they’re wonderful. But at the end of the day, we’re social beings. We like being with other people,” he says. “There is an inner joy of sitting there with popcorn and seeing a story unfold

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Amazon’s Great Labor Awakening – The New York Times

The Eastvale warehouse complaint took the company to task for not doing enough to enforce social-distancing measures or protect employees from the virus, noting that many workers were allowed only one antimicrobial cleaning wipe per shift and had to “sanitize equipment themselves that was touched by other workers on previous shifts, including scanners, touch screens, keyboards, carts and other warehouse equipment.” The complaint pointed out that employees in Eastvale were

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CenterLight Health System, Friends of CenterLight Foundation Look Back on a Year of Impact Serving New York Seniors In Need

New York’s Largest Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly Pivots to Serve Self-Isolating Participants During a Challenging 2020

BRONX, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 25, 2021

The Friends of CenterLight Foundation today announced that it was able to serve its members with new services and programming during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. The Friends of CenterLight Foundation is part of CenterLight Health System, which operates Teamcare, New York’s largest Program of

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Your Monday Briefing – The New York Times

Donie O’Sullivan, 29, CNN: We got to the barrier at the base of the Capitol as they broke through. It was a dramatic moment, but also surprisingly undramatic in that, you know, there were obviously not sufficient numbers of police or barricades.

Kadia Goba, Axios: Capitol Police came on the speaker to say there had been a breach. You go in this marble building, it seems sacred to the people

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How to Testify in Support of Composting in New York City

Here’s how you can stand up for community composting and make your voice heard at Friday’s New York City Council hearing.

Sabrina Deshong adds food scraps to a compost collection point operated by GrowNYC.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, everything has moved online—even New York City Council hearings! For many of us, that means it’s easier to make our voices heard in these formal settings, which would normally take place

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Coronavirus may be pushing New York state hunting boom

The pandemic this year has helped reverse a long trend of dwindling interest in hunting as the number of people taking New York state’s mandatory hunting licensing test and license payments nearly tripled, according to an analysis by the Rockefeller Institute of Government.

“We’ve had about three decades-plus decline, not just in New York, but in the United States as a whole, in hunting,” said Laura Rabinow, deputy director of … Read More

York County modifying operations over holiday season

Public entry into York County government buildings will be suspended effective Dec. 21 and continue to Jan. 11, 2021. All county operations will continue during this suspension, according to a press release.

The commissioners encourage the public to conduct their business with the county either online or over the phone, if possible. The county’s website,, contains contact information for county departments, the release said.

Modified operations for essential services

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How the holidays in New York City have changed over the last 100 years

Holiday shopping 1946
Holiday shopping at Macy’s in 1946. AP PhotoCarl Nesensohn
  • There’s something magical about the holiday season in New York City.

  • Symbols of the holidays in the city, like the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, have been around for decades.

  • Other traditions, such as holiday shopping, look a little different today.

  • The coronavirus pandemic has shaken up some traditions even more, and many major events are going virtual this year.

  • Visit Insider’s

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COVID Halloween plans for Rock Hill, Fort Mill, York County

If 2020 feels more trick than treat, then Halloween falls right in line.

Many holiday celebrations and fall events have been canceled or modified throughout the York County area due to COVID-19.

Clover won’t sponsor Halloween events this year, like its annual pumpkin carving contest, and police and firefighters won’t give out candy to children.

The annual Tega Cay Fall Festival is canceled, while the Indian Land

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The New York Film Festival went virtual in 2020, but still served up some of the year’s best films

I’ve been attending the New York Film Festival since I was a teenager. The event, held each year at Lincoln Center, is where I had my first encounters with such classics as “Breaking the Waves,” “Gods and Monsters,” “Volver” and — just last year — Martin Scorsese’s magnificent gangster epic “The Irishman.”

So it was more than a little strange this year that, instead of making that anticipatory journey uptown

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New York City says child care will be available for 100K children in the fall as schools partially reopen

New York City plans to provide child care for 100,000 children once its schools partially reopen in the fall with the goal of expanding that capacity even further during the school year, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday.

New York’s schools have preliminary plans for a “blended learning” approach for its 1.1 million students, relying on a combination of in-person and remote learning beginning in September. With the current hybrid

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Push to Reopen U.S. Schools; New York Cases Steady: Virus Update

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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said “the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall,” despite rising cases around the country. New York reported 677 new cases, in line with daily rises in the last week, and five deaths.

South Africa may reintroduce tighter regulations on the movement of people and curb sales of alcohol as coronavirus infections soar, the Sunday Times reported. Hungary is

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New York expands coronavirus travel quarantine as U.S. pandemic widens

By Maria Caspani

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Visitors from three more U.S. states who travel to New York will be required to quarantine for 14 days to control the spread of coronavirus, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday, as alarm grew over a surge in infections in large parts of the country.

New York state, which had been the early epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, unveiled the travel advisory last

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US reports 35K daily cases; New York City Marathon canceled; Fauci warns of ‘disturbing surge’

As coronavirus cases continue to rise in most states, the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced a joint travel advisory Wednesday requiring all individuals traveling from states with significant community spread to quarantine for 14 days.

The advisory goes into effect at midnight Wednesday and those violating the quarantine will be fined, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference. 

The U.S. reported nearly 35,000

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