New York Dept of Health warns of rising child COVID hospitalizations

New York Dept of Health warns of rising child COVID hospitalizations

The New York State Department of Health warned of an increase in children hospitalized with COVID-19, in a notice sent to doctors on Christmas Eve. “NYSDOH is closely monitoring an upward trend in pediatric hospitalizations associated with COVID-19,” the notice read. The jump in hospitalizations of children — who usually face very mild COVID-19 cases … Read more

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New schools chief vows to slash bloated DOE, whose budget grew $10B under de Blasio

New schools chief vows to slash bloated DOE, whose budget grew $10B under de Blasio

Incoming schools Chancellor David Banks faces a Herculean challenge on his vow to shake up the Department of Education and its massive bureaucracy. In the last seven years under Mayor de Blasio, the DOE’s annual budget has ballooned from $20 billion to a whopping $31.6 billion – the size of Peru’s government spending, according to the city’s Independent Budget Office. … Read more

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Five injured, bus stop destroyed in NYC Christmas shootings

Five injured, bus stop destroyed in NYC Christmas shootings

Five people were hurt in three shootings across the Big Apple on Christmas Eve. Four men were blasted by an unknown assailant just before midnight Friday night outside a bodega on Nostrand Ave., an NYPD spokesman told The Post. Cops said a male suspect approached the area in front of Nostrand Deli and fired several rounds … Read more

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Gruesome ‘Killer Christmas’ display with skeleton Santa upsets neighbors

Gruesome 'Killer Christmas' display with skeleton Santa upsets neighbors

It’s the nightmare before, and on, Christmas. A self-described “Killer Christmas” display on Heather Drive in Manalapan, NJ, is creeping out neighbors and passersby more accustomed to traditional Yuletide cheer. Instead of Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick and his reindeer, there are evil elves, gingerbread Chuckies and Jasons, a brain-eating Bumble and a towering skeleton Santa … Read more

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Queens high school kept teacher scandals quiet for years

Queens high school kept teacher scandals quiet for years

An esteemed Queens high school quietly fired a physics teacher who carved “DEAD” on his chest in photos seen by students, and a chemistry teacher who stayed in the classroom for eight years after investigators found he touched girls, records show. The alleged misconduct at Townsend Harris HS  — kept under wraps for years from … Read more

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