Julianne Welby

Senior Editor, NYC Recovery/Education/Transit, WNYC News

Julianne Welby appears in the following:

Meet The Owner Who Got The Smallest Federal Restaurant Grant in New York City

Thursday, August 12, 2021

A Brooklyn bar that specializes in craft beer and plays vinyl records got just $1,435 in federal restaurant aid, but the money was still appreciated.

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What Cuomo’s Resignation Could Mean for Mass Transit and Infrastructure

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Governor Cuomo prided himself on building things that would outlast him: bridges, airports, train stations. But he also made it hard for some transit leaders to do their jobs.

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New Jersey Released Police Misconduct List -- With Names

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The list is scant on details but it names officers accused of DUI, domestic violence, and "neglect of duty."

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Federal Monitor Poised To Oversee New Jersey's Troubled Women's Prison

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The Edna Mahan Prison has been plagued by reports of sexual and physical abuse for years.

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Outdoor Dining Is Spreading In NYC, But Not Everywhere

Sunday, August 08, 2021

Those outdoor sheds and sidewalk cafés are either popular or a nuisance, depending on whom you ask. But some neighborhoods can’t make them work at all.

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Access-A-Ride Users Plead With MTA to Stop Shared Rides

Friday, August 06, 2021

In July the agency resumed trips with multiple passengers in its cars and vans. But riders and activists are raising new concerns over whether that's safe.

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NYC Principals Grapple With Social Distancing Recommendations

Thursday, August 05, 2021

There's just over a month until the city's public schools are set to reopen fully for in-person learning. But principals are still figuring out how to fit their students.

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City’s Plan For Deteriorating BQE Is to Make It Last for 20 More Years

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

The debate over what to do with the most crumbling part of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway seems to have been settled, for now; the mayor has decided to delay a decision.

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With Details Still Pending, City’s Restaurant Industry Accepts Vaccine Mandate To Avoid Another Shutdown

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Restaurant owners say the new mandate takes the onus off them by requiring everyone to play by the same rules, but the policy has loopholes.

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Hitler-Mustachioed Reservist Accused in Jan. 6th Riot Offered Plea Deal

Sunday, August 01, 2021

The alleged insurrectionist could be released before a trial.

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NYC Now Has Its Own Covid Vax App

Sunday, August 01, 2021

This is in addition to the state's Excelsior app -- and not much different from just carrying your vaccination card around. 

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MTA Honors Disability Rights Fighter Edith Prentiss With a Plaque

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The MTA has decided to honor a disability rights advocate who died earlier this year, and was known for clashing with the agency over its lack of accessible subway stations. 

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With No Remote Schooling Option, NYC Parents Of Vulnerable Kids Seek Answers

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Some parents of students with underlying conditions that could put them at greater risk for COVID-19 are concerned about the city’s plan for in-person learning this fall.

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Revel to Launch Electric Taxi Fleet in Manhattan After Winning City Approval

Monday, July 26, 2021

The moped share company plans to place 50 Tesla taxis on Manhattan streets by next month.

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25-Year-Old In Queens Faces Possible 25 Years In Prison For Hate Crime Assaults

Sunday, July 25, 2021

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Prosecutors say 25-year-old Maricia Bell was apprehended after four unprovoked attacks against victims of Asian descent from May to July. 

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Pro-BDS Activists Demonstrate Elizabeth Docks To Block Israeli-Operated Cargo Ship

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Nearly a hundred people were demonstrating with picket signs against an Israeli-operated cargo ship as part of a pro-BDS action early Sunday morning. 

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When Leasing Manhattan Office Space, B Stands for Better Deals Than Before

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

With a persistent glut of available office space due to the pandemic, landlords at older Manhattan buildings are making upgrades to lure new tenants.

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NYC Seeks To Revolutionize Summer School

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

New York City launched an ambitious new summer program and officials hope it could change how kids spend their summers going forward.

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MTA Says No Fare Hikes Coming This Year

Monday, July 19, 2021

The MTA says it won't raise fares on subways, buses or the commuter rails this year. The agency hopes this encourages more riders to return.

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MTA Looks to Aquire More Properties For Second Avenue Subway Phase Two

Sunday, July 18, 2021

The MTA is moving forward with plans to extend the Second Avenue subway line into East Harlem. This week the agency will ask the board to approve more land acquisitions.

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