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New York City mayor Bill de Blasio.

NYC mayor de Blasio defends decision not to pay for coronavirus testing at private schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is defending his decision not to extend state funding for on-site coronavirus testing... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City.

Judge rules New York churches can reopen in line with businesses

A federal judge on Friday ruled that New York must allow indoor and outdoor religious services in the same way... Read more

NYC mayor Bill de Blasio.

NYC Mayor de Blasio: Protests essential, but not religion

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that ongoing protests in the city merit exceptions to coronavirus regulations,... Read more

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City.

NYC mayor apologizes to Jewish community over social distancing warning

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio apologized Wednesday for singling out “the Jewish community” in a warning about consequences for... Read more

Mayor Bill de Blasio.

NYC mayor threatens 'permanent' closure of churches defying coronavirus ban

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday, March 27 threatened to “permanently” shut down houses of worship that... Read more

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (public domain)

NYC arts program rejects Mother Cabrini for statue

A New York City public arts program has said it will not build a statue in honor of St. Frances... Read more