A huge host of problems for trump and fa New York City
While in Washington back home in New York, President Trump is bracing for an impeachment battle, his friends and allies are dealing with their own difficulties. The first member of Congress to recognize Mr. Trump as president in 2016 was Chris Collins of Buffalo. The explanation is Mr. Collins who retained their common business connections.
But then Mr. Collins lost his position last week and pled guilty to the charges of insider trading. The area of Buffalo is in Erie County where the county executive was questioned. Many people view this in the Rust Belt in the presidential elections as an early barometer for political mindset. According to the newspaper The Wall Street Journal, the nominee from the Republican Party, Lynne Dixon, said that in 2016 she voted for Mr. Trump but it was too early to say that she was voting for him again.
Staten Island was New York City's only county held by Mr. Trump in the general election in 2016. And one of the few individuals in his party to avoid endorsing Mr. Trump's impeachment investigation is Representative Max Rose, a Democrat who serves the region.
Is he fearful of a political backlash? Mr. Rose revealed he will be endorsing the investigation at a civic conference of residents last week. "With a hot round of cheers, he was accepted," wrote a colleague.
In 1989, a federal judge forced Mr. Trump accountants to file his personal and business tax returns for eight years as part of a criminal inquiry carried out by the District Attorney of Manhattan. The counsel of Mr. Trump claimed that a Leader of the sitting is exempt from such inquiries.
Yet Judge Victor Marrero dismissed the case, finding to be "repugnant to the structure of government and democratic principles of the country." The verdict was challenged promptly by Mr. Trump's attorneys. An appeal court has decided to suspend execution of the order indefinitely, considering the claims into consideration in the trial.
Also, the private counsel of Mr. Trump, Rudy Giuliani, was embroiled in the corruption controversy for his involvement in pressing for the indictment of one of the competitors of the President by foreign officials. Now a longtime aid to the former mayor of New York City claimed that "Donald Trump's personal attorney Mr. Giuliani and henchman, his apologist, and indefensible advocate."
Late-night fire in a building in Newark, one dead and seven injured
A fire near Magazine Street, Newark led to a man’s death; seven other injured people were taken to the nearby hospital. Among the injured ones, there is a child, and two people are in critical condition. As per the Fire Department officials, the blaze was seen around 11 pm on Friday in a three-story residential apartment, and they say it might have started from the second floor, spreading to the third floor and an attached building. Neighbours claim that they say some people were jumping out of the building to save themselves from the blaze. The American Red Cross affirms that they are assisting eight families displaced from their homes.
Officer-involved shootings under investigation
A pair of shooting deaths occurred over the Memorial Day weekend in New Jersey. The shooting involved state police, and a male civilian was severely injured. As per the attorney general’s office, the incident took place on Saturday, around 6:30 am on The Garden State Parkway, Bass River. On the same day, around 1:00 am, another civilian was severely wounded in another shooting that involved an officer in Paterson. As per a spokesman for the Passaic County sheriff’s office, the injured officer was treated at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and discharged. The names of the two men are not yet known, and the investigation is carried out by the office of public integrity and the accountability in the state police central crime bureau and attorney general’s office. The State law needs that the attorney general’s office should look into deaths occurring during encounters with law enforcement.
Basketball Hall of Fame Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19
Patrick Ewing, a basketball coach in Georgetown, is tested positive for COVID-19 and had been hospitalized for the treatment.
The Hall of Fame player for the Hyas in college and the New York Knicks in the NBA said in his statement, which was issued by the university. "This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I'll be fine, and we will all get through this."
According to school, Ewing, 57, is the only man of its men's program who is found positive for Coronavirus.
He was a 7-foot player for the Georgetown basketball team and win the 1984 NCAA men's basketball championship and reach two more title games.
During the four years when John Thompson was playing in the Georgetown team, and the team went to 121-23, a winning percentage of .840.
He became the overall No.1 pick in 1985 after the Knicks won the NBA's first lottery. But Ewing stops leading the New York after their defeat against Hakeen Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets in NBA Finals of 1994.
Ewing played in total 17 seasons in the NBA, amongst which 15 were with the Knicks.
NYC Teachers showing their support to frontline workers by delivering meals
Two New York City teachers had come forward to support the frontline workers for their fight with Coronavirus.
Co-founders at Brooklyn Cares managed to make around 1,000 meals in just three weeks with their local support.
"It's been a very grassroots thing for us because neither one of us in the nonprofit world," Michele Levin, of Brooklyn Cares, said.
Another member at Brooklyn Cares, Stephanie Schragger, said that it was all possible with the support they received.
"We are so overwhelmed by the support that we've had from people," Schragger said.
Both managed to do this while teaching at St. Ann's School and also homeschooling their young kids.
Levin said that they had to try extra hard to make this project work "in the little pockets of time before class, after class, when our children are in bed, or on the weekends."
They decided to open Brooklyn Cares after seeing the impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare system and neighborhood restaurants and
thought to help both groups.
By now, they have received nearly $17,000 to provide meals to the frontline workers. The meals prepared by them go to healthcare facilities, including Cobble Hill Health Center -- a nursing home hit hard by COVID-19.
NYC started reopening but Governor Cuomo warn people to be safe and to follow the guidelines to flatten the curve
As the economy had started opening up, the tri-state area is learning to live the new normal life. After months, the restaurants in Connecticut are seeing lines of customers, and New Jersey is seeing lines to buy summer beach badges while maintaining social distancing.
Now up to 10 people can visit churches in New York at a time, and similar small crowds are allowed for the Memorial Day ceremonies to honor veterans. Still, the flags are half-staff to honor the thousands of lives lost in the tristate region due to coronavirus.
Seven out of 10 regions in New York had started reopening, but Governor Andrew Cuomo said that even small mistakes could lead to significant consequences, as per his seven criteria to continue the path forward.
The Governor appeals region to reopen safely and follow all the guidelines carefully.
"Increased activity only leads to increased cases if precautions aren't taken. Everyone has a role to play," Cuomo said Thursday, as he noted new daily hospitalizations had hit a months-long low. "If people get arrogant and casual about this pandemic, you will see the infection rate go up."
New York and Long Island met four out of seven criteria, and both have identified that they require to train more tracing armies as they need at least 30 tracers per 100,000 people.