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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.
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 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.
Harlem Home Invasion: Suspect shot by police, a victim killed and another victim seriously injured
A home invasion led to a police-involved firing where two people died, and one was seriously injured. The authorities received a call about a shooting nearly at 6:15 pm on Wednesday.
According to police, a man knocked on the door of fifth-floor flat on St. Nicholas Terrace and immediately killed the woman who opened the door. Just as he went inside, a fight broke out between the culprit and a man in the house. Eventually, the man inside was stabbed.
In the meantime, an NYPD sergeant arrived at the crime scene, and they tried to get the man put down his weapons. Since he refused to surrender, the police had to shoot him. As per the NYPD Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo, the suspect got numerous opportunities to back off, but the suspect tried to stab the male inside the house. Thus, the sergeant released his service weapon and shot the suspect in the torso.
Both the culprit and the woman who answered the door were declared dead at the scene, whereas the other victim with serious injuries was rushed to St. Luke’s hospital for a medical emergency. Fortunately, another woman in the apartment was not hurt. The names of all the three are not yet discharged. None of the cops suffered an injury at the scene; a 12-inch kitchen knife and a 9-mm semi-automatic handgun were recovered from the crime scene.
Met Museum of Art may open in August but the Met Gala cancelled for 2020
Many states may reopen in the coming days or weeks, but New York will continue to remain closed, leaving essential services and businesses. As New York plans to be closed, one institution may open by the end of the summer.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art said in a statement that they are planning to open by mid-August or the following weeks. This amazing landmark on the Upper East Side closed its doors in mid-March due to the demon of the time Coronavirus when the rest of the city got locked down.
The President of Museum Daniel H. Weiss said, "The Met has endured much in its 150 years, and today continues as a beacon of hope for the future. This museum is also a profound reminder of the strength of the human spirit and the power of art to offer comfort, inspiration, and community,"
Met also said that after getting opened, the hours would be limited, and all the social distancing guidelines and sanitization will be followed. Also, there will be no talks, tours, concerts, or events until the museum's end of 2020. A belated celebration of Met's 150th anniversary may be held in 2021.
Met Gala, one of the much anticipated, biggest, and celeb-laden fashion nights, will not be held in 2020.
Civil Rights Groups sue ICE for failing to abide by social distancing in Buffalo Facility
Civil rights groups filed complaints against Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials claiming that Buffalo Federal Detention Facility is not abiding by proper social distancing guidelines to protect individuals held on civil immigration charges during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The New York Civil Liberties Union and Prisoners Legal Services of New York also claimed to protect the individual held at Batavia, New York lockup from the infection of Coronavirus in a federal lawsuit in Buffalo.
The lawsuit demands that authorities should follow the guidelines by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to treat medically at-risk people in the facility.
The lawsuit also claimed that at 49 of 319 people kept at the lockup on April 25 had tested positive for COVID-19, which is a 1,200% growth in infections since April 9. This made it one of the hardest ICE detention centers in the country.
According to the lawsuit, the federal government failed to follow the order from federal court to implement protective measures to keep the detainees exposed to the risk of COVID-19. It included a lawsuit filed in March on behalf of 23 detainees that resulted in the judge's order as exhibit A for its trial.
The lawsuit requested judges to force ICE to correct the "unlawful and dangerously incomplete COVID-19 policy" at the Buffalo facility.
Tri-state beaches to reopen with restrictions for Memorial Day weekend, NYC beaches remain closed
As the Memorial Day weekend is coming, states plan to open lakes and beaches along the Jersey Shore, New York, Connecticut, and even Delaware, with some restrictions for public safety in the tri-state region amide COVID-19.
But according to Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York City beaches will remain closed through the holiday. Mayor added that walking along the beaches will be allowed, but swimming will not be allowed.
To ensure that restrictions are being followed on the beaches, NYPD will continue patrols, and fencing will be installed to control entry points. He also said that NY is planning to reopen the beaches in the summer months.
The state beaches and lakeshores will be reopening on May 22, and this opening is a coordinated effort by the states.
Now the series of restriction that will be applied when the state reopens the beaches are:
- The capacity of the beaches will be reduced and limited.
- Social distancing norms will be enforced with an exemption only for family group caretakers and couples.
- Boardwalk businesses will be restricted.
- Ensuring staffing levels are adequate.
- Proper and regular cleaning of shower pavilions, changing areas, and restrooms.
- Organized games and contact sports will be prohibited as well as beach recreational summer camps and special events that draw people to the beach such as concerts, festivals, or fireworks.
Actor Nick Cordero wakes up from a coma
Nick Cordero is finally awake and conscious, several weeks after he was hospitalized with the
Nike Cordero's wife Amanda Kloots took the news of the actor's recovery to her Instagram. She
said "Guys we might have to change our hashtag. Nick, dada, is awake!"
The doctors at Cedar Sinai first thought that the actor was having simple pneumonia-like
symptoms but after testing, he was revealed to be coronavirus positive.
The doctors struggled to clear out the infection in his lungs and went to the extent of
resuscitation as he lost consciousness.
It didn't stop there, Cordero's right leg had to be amputated due to decreased blood flow to the
limb. There were ups and downs following this episode but eventually, he started showing signs
of waking up from a coma.
Kloots remained positive and hopefully all along and said she had no choice but to believe that
he would get better.
She said she made it her goal to see him wake up before their son Elvis' first birthday and thus
played the recording of his cry to make it happen.
She expressed her happiness on everyone’s efforts paying off and shared it with her followers on Instagram.
Man and his pregnant girlfriend died in Action triple shooting
A man and his pregnant girlfriend killed in a triple shooting on Staten Island, and a man was taken in police custody, according to Police Department. According to fire officials, the incident happened around 5 p.m. inside a house on Grandview Drive in the Mariners Harbor neighborhood. When Police arrived after being reported about the occurrence, they saw three people suffering gunshot wounds.
Three victims included Alafia Rodriguez,46, and Ana Desousa,33 who were dating and living together in the house, and it was also considered that Desousa was pregnant, said Police. Both were declared dead on the spot. Another victim, a 45-year-old woman, was shot in the torso and was immediately taken to the hospital. She had injuries but was stable, said Police. A 1-year-old girl was also found in the house, but she was safe.
The suspect of the crime Phillip Moreno, 45, was caught by the Police while trying to leave the house when Police arrived. Police also found a semi-automatic gun from him, with a silencer. The reason for the shooting is still unclear, and the investigation is still going on. The charges are still pending against Moreno. According to Police, Moreno was out on parole after serving 14 years of imprisonment for the 1992 killing of Theodis Watson in the Mariners Harbor Houses when he was 17.
Vulnerability makes the nurses quit amidst pandemic
With the tangibly impending threat of getting infected with the fatal COVID-19 virus not only encompassing themselves but their family members as well in wake of working in genuinely straining and medically incapacitated conditions in the hospitals, the nurses who were earlier being touted as heroes in America have decided to quit with a heavy heart; all thanks to the newly laid protocols from Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
The necessary guidelines regarding personal protective equipment were willingly decided to be in a forswear mode under the new protocols with CDC sanctioning replacement of N95 masks through commercial-grade masks, surgical masks as well as homemade masks, such as scarves and bandanas, jeopardising the previous acceptable standard of protective care for both patients and medical personnel when the nation paid substantial heed to the withering medical supplies during the early stage of the ongoing pandemic. The nurses who were fighting the disease on the front line with sweat and sincerity were, thus, vulnerable enough to let go of their jobs along with facing black lashes as the new guidelines lacked any exhibit or assurance of significant protection.