Town Hall with Scott Stringer
This week the Agudah Voting Project continued its series of Virtual Town Hall meetings with mayoral candidiates.as we welcomed mayoral candidate and current New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer. Mr. Stringer highlighted how his years of experience working with government agencies in New York politics as an Assemblyman, Manhattan Borough president, and NYC Comptroller, would impact how he would serve as mayor.
Advocates asked Mr. Stringer questions about his vision for New York City and how he would address issues facing New York City and the Orthodox Jewish community there, such as the economy, rise in crime, anti-Semitism, yeshiva education, quality of life, and special education funding.
Vaccine Eligibility Expands More
As of March 24th
, New Yorkers 50 years of age and older will be eligible
to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We have been informed that New York’s distribution network is ready to handle an expected increase in supply, and thus able to expand eligibility. Please check New York State’s Am I Eligible website
to find an appointment (if available) at a State-run vaccination site near you, or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX. For New York City vaccination sites and appointments please click here
Bring the Vaccine to your Shul
Under New York State’s “Roll Up Your Sleeve” campaign, houses of worship are encouraged to sign up as vaccination sites for their communities, and medical providers are being asked to partner with religious sites to conduct vaccination clinics. By bringing the vaccine directly to communities we can vaccinate more New Yorkers with speed and equity. To have your shul apply please click here
Dining In New York to Expand
As of March 19th indoor dining in New York City expanded to 50 percent capacity. Previously, New York City and New Jersey restaurants were operating at 35 percent capacity. Restaurants outsides of New York City expanded to 75 percent capacity today.
State Tax Deadline Extended
The Department of Tax and Finance will be extending
the New York State income tax deadline to May 17. This aligns with the federal decision to do the same and provides New Yorkers still coping with the complications of the COVID-19 pandemic ample time to file.
Summer Youth Employment Applications Open
Students between 14 and 21 can now apply
for New York City’s summer jobs program (also known as youth corps).
Chag Kosher V’Someach
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of klal yisroel a Chag Kosher V’Someach. It has been our pleasure bringing you these updates.