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‘Fuel the Frontlines’ initiative will support Queens hospital workers

BY BENJAMIN MANDILE “Fuel the Frontlines,” a Queens-based initiative to feed hospital workers in Queens, will bring pre-cooked meals to those working to fight the coronavirus.  The joint-initiative organized by the Queens Borough President’s Office, Entrepreneur Space and Queens Night Market will deliver thousands of meals over the course of a week starting Sunday, March […]

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DoorDash partners with Department of Education to deliver food to medically homebound students

BY BETH DEDMAN The NYC Department of Education and DoorDash, an on-demand food platform, partnered to deliver meals to hundreds of medically fragile students across the five boroughs. After the public schools closed March 16, students with compromised immune systems or a lack of mobility were struggling to access the free meals provided by meal […]

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Queens councilman urges city to give more support to first responders

With so many first responders and essential workers in the public transit, health care, sanitation and delivery industries coming from Queens neighborhoods, Councilman Robert Holden is calling on the city to partner with hotels to provide rooms to these workers who are on the frontlines and fear transmitting COVID-19 to their families at home. In […]

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New York City aiming to triple number of hospital beds for coronavirus patients by May

The city is actively working to triple the number of hospital beds for coronavirus patients by May, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday. Before the coronavirus spread to New York, city public and private hospitals had a combined 20,000 beds. But as the number of New Yorkers infected with the novel coronavirus rapidly increases, the […]

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‘The conditions are grave’: Queens councilman sends letter to Trump requesting much-needed resources for Elmhurst Hospital

Queens Councilman Francisco Moya and Manhattan Councilwoman Carlina Rivera are urging President Donald Trump and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to send hospital beds, ventilators and the intensive care staff needed to operate them to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst immediately. Moya and Rivera, chair of the Council’s Committee on Hospitals, sent a letter […]

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