Tag Archives: Andrew Cuomo

WH Supports “Review” Of Accusations Against Cuomo

Politico reports: White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Sunday said President Joe Biden supports an “independent review” of the sexual harassment accusations leveled against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week by a pair of former aides — adding that it was personally difficult for her to read the latest account of alleged misconduct by the governor. Speaking on …

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Second Aide Accuses Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment

The New York Times reports: A second former aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is accusing him of sexual harassment, saying that he asked her questions about her sex life, whether she was monogamous in her relationships and if she had ever had sex with older men. The aide, Charlotte Bennett, who was an executive assistant and health policy adviser …

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Former Aide Accuses Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment

The New York Times reports: A former aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo published a lengthy essay on Wednesday morning accusing the governor of sexual harassment and outlining several unsettling episodes, including an unsolicited kiss in his Manhattan office. The aide, Lindsey Boylan, described several years of uncomfortable interactions with Mr. Cuomo, a third-term Democrat, including an invitation to play …

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SNL Tees Off On Coumo And Cruz Scandals [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: This week’s cold open began with a Britney Spears-hosted talk show called Oops, You Did It Again—and the guests joining Chloe Fineman’s Britney were none other than Aidy Bryant’s Ted Cruz, fresh off his embarrassing trip to Cancun during an energy crisis in his home state of Texas. Bryant’s Cruz emerged to roars from the crowd …

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REPORT: Feds Probing Cuomo On Nursing Homes

The New York Daily News reports: Federal prosecutors and the FBI are probing the Cuomo administration’s handling of nursing homes and long-term care facilities during the COVID crisis, according to a report Wednesday. The U.S. attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York has launched an investigation focusing on the work of some of the senior members of the …

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Cuomo Proposal Allows Home Delivery Of Legal Weed

The New York Daily News reports: New Yorkers could soon get legal weed delivered to their door. The Empire State is one step closer to approving adult use marijuana after Gov. Cuomo released an amended version of his pot proposal Tuesday that outlines how some of the tax revenue would be spent and allows for the delivery of cannabis products. …

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NY Bars, Restaurants Can Now Stay Open Until 11PM

The New York Daily News reports: Last call is getting a little later. Gov. Cuomo on Sunday issued an executive order pushing the statewide curfew for bars, restaurants and other establishments with liquor licenses from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. “Hospitalizations and the positivity rate continue to decline, and with the holiday surge now in our rear-view mirror, we must …

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Cuomo Faces New Trouble Over Nursing Home Deaths

The New York Times reports: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his top aides were facing new allegations on Friday that they covered up the scope of the death toll in the state’s nursing homes from the coronavirus, after admissions that they withheld data in an effort to forestall potential investigations into state misconduct. The latest revelations came in the wake …

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Cuomo: NY To Reopen Venues At Limited Capacity

The New York Daily News reports: New York’s sports arenas and large concert venues can reopen later this month with COVID testing, capacity limits and other protocols in place, Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday. The state has already granted approval for a Feb. 23 game between the Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the governor said. …

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NY Vax Portal For Immunocompromised Opens Sunday

Gothamist reports: New Yorkers with pre-existing health conditions can begin making appointments for COVID-19 vaccines at state-run sites starting this Sunday, February 14th. Governor Andrew Cuomo listed the details at Monday’s coronavirus press briefing. Cuomo said anyone who qualifies must bring a doctor’s letter or proof of their medical condition. They can also sign an affidavit in order to receive …

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Cuomo Moves Up Return Of Indoor Dining For NYC

The New York Daily News reports: Gov. Cuomo had a change of heart. Instead of a Valentine’s Day return, New York City restaurants can start serving customers indoors beginning Friday, two days earlier than originally planned, the governor announced Monday. Eateries in the Big Apple pleaded with Cuomo in recent days, asking him to allow them to open up dining …

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NY To Expand Vaccine Access To “Chronic Conditions”

The New York Times reports: New York State will begin allowing people with some chronic health conditions that put them at greater risk of severe illness from the coronavirus to receive a vaccine on Feb. 15, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Friday. The governor did not provide any details on which conditions, or comorbidities, would qualify people to be …

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NY Restaurant Workers Now Eligible For COVID Vax

The New York Times reports: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said on Tuesday that local governments could begin to provide coronavirus vaccines to restaurant workers, just one day after he dismissed a debate over expanding vaccine eligibility as “a cheap, insincere discussion.” Taxi drivers and residents at facilities for the developmentally disabled can also be vaccinated, he said. …

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NYC To Return To Limited Indoor Dining On Feb. 14th

NBC New York reports: New York City restaurants can reopen indoor dining at 25 percent capacity on Valentine’s Day, one of the busiest dining days of the year, provided current downward trends in positivity and hospitalization rates continue, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday. He also announced that wedding receptions of up to 50 percent or 150 people will be permitted …

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NYC Indoor Dining Likely To Return At 25% Capacity

New York City’s ABC News affiliate reports: New York City’s outdoor dining set ups, like those in the West Village, are not going to get much use today, with wind chills expected to be in the single digits. Today would be a great day to eat indoors, as the city’s decimated restaurant industry anxiously awaits Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement on …

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AG: NY Undercounted Nursing Home COVID Deaths

The New York Daily News reports: A report released Thursday by Attorney General Letitia James accuses the Cuomo administration of undercounting COVID nursing home deaths by as much as 50%. James’ office conducted a months-long investigation into the state’s handling of elder care facilities during the pandemic and how nursing homes failed to protect vulnerable seniors from the deadly virus. …

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Cuomo: NYC Could Begin Reopening “Within Weeks”

The New York Post reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday teased an economic reopening of New York City within the next few weeks — promising that “you’re going to see the arts coming back.” “You’ll see the reopening of New York City within these coming weeks,” Cuomo said on MSNBC, though he provided few details. He noted that 7 million …

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“Frustrated” Cuomo Seeks Direct Vax Deal With Pfizer

The New York Daily News reports: Gov. Cuomo, fed up with the federal government’s frustratingly slow rollout of COVID vaccines, is going straight to the source. The governor penned a letter Monday to Pfizer asking if the pharmaceutical giant would cut out the middleman and sell doses directly to New York. “You no doubt understand the challenges New York and …

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Cuomo Cuts Ribbon On New NYC Train Station [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: Under a soaring vaulted skylight and a massive Art Deco clock, Governor Andrew Cuomo formally unveiled the new Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station Wednesday with an official—and socially distanced—ribbon-cutting ceremony. “This is a work of art that we don’t build anymore. It’s too breathtaking and ambitious to ask, ‘Can we really do that?’ Many doubters said it …

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Cuomo Threatens $1 Million Fine After Orthodox Jewish Clinics Are Accused Of “Illegally Obtaining” COVID Vax

Gothamist reports: Health care providers who fraudulently obtain and distribute the coronavirus vaccine could lose their licenses and face up to $1 million in fines, under a new executive order announced Monday by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The threat comes amid a widening fraud investigation into ParCare Community Health Network, a chain of urgent care clinics catering to Orthodox Jews in …

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