Polio Again Detected In Brooklyn Sewage, No New Cases Identified

On Sunday, October 9, New York State extended the Executive Order to continue to maximize the resources available to protect New Yorkers against polio through vaccination. While only one case of polio has so far been identified, ongoing wastewater surveillance provides evidence of repeated poliovirus detections in sewage samples in the greater New York metropolitan area.

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Judge Halts Real Estate Commissions Ban For Now

A New York judge granted a temporary restraining order Monday afternoon, halting a Department of State guidance barring tenant-paid rental commissions from going into effect. The guidance, circulated Feb. 4, would have blocked tenants from paying rental commissions in cases where the landlord hired an agent to market the listing.

Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes in NYC Up Significantly in 2019

The number of hate crimes against Jews in New York City has risen significantly over the first nine months of this year, part of a citywide rise in such offenses. The New York Police Department has reported 311 total hate crimes through September, as opposed to 250 reported through the same period in 2018, according to Deputy Inspector Mark Molinari, who heads the department’s Hate Crimes Task Force.