Julianne Welby

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

Julianne Welby appears in the following:

Mask Compliance Drops on Subway: MTA Survey

Sunday, July 18, 2021

The mask mandate has dropped for many public places in New York, even though it remains in effect on mass transit. But many subway riders don't seem to realize that.

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NYC's Summer School Just Started But Dozens Of Classes Are Already In Quarantine

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Classes go remote for 10 days whenever a student or staff member tests positive. 

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Mayor de Blasio Hopes to Push Congestion Pricing Forward

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Mayor de Blasio is hoping to pressure the MTA to move forward with its congestion pricing program.

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Without Testing, Gifted Programs Admit Students From Wider Swath Of NYC

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

New York City education officials say replacing the admissions test for Gifted & Talented classes led to more preschoolers from low-income communities getting in.

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Gateway Project Waits for New York State to Fully Commit, As Delays Mount Again

Monday, July 12, 2021

Officials say the aging Hudson River Tunnels are causing delays again. But it's still unclear how committed New York State is to funding its share of the Gateway Project.  

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New Yorkers On Returning To — Or Never Leaving — The Subway

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

For the first time in over a year, many freshly-inoculated straphangers are returning to their commutes. Here's what some of them have to say about it.

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First Chance for Public to Weigh in on New Bus Terminal Plans is This Week

Thursday, June 17, 2021

For the first time, the public will have a chance to weigh in on the latest plans for a new Port Authority bus terminal in midtown. 

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MTA Has Been in a ‘State of Emergency’ For Four Years

Thursday, June 17, 2021

This month marks the fourth year that the MTA has been in a so-called state of emergency. Government watchdogs say it's time for Governor Cuomo to rescind it.

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Thousands of Minority and Women-Owned Restaurants Won’t Get Aid Because of Lawsuits

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Litigation from conservative groups is preventing thousands of restaurant owners, including an unknown number in New York City, from getting money they were counting on to pay bills.

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NYC Food Waste Fair To Take Place Virtually And In-Person

Sunday, June 13, 2021

The annual event aims to put a dent in the city's massive food waste problem.

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City's Fair Fares Program May Fall Short of Funds This Year

Friday, June 11, 2021

The city’s discount transit ticket program, Fair Fares, is getting a boost in this year’s budget. But it may not be enough to meet the new demand.

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Report Says New York's Schools Are Still The Most Segregated

Thursday, June 10, 2021

UCLA's Civil Rights Project made headlines back in 2014 when it said New York had the most segregated schools in the nation, and researchers find the distinction remains.

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New York City Says It Will End Absent Teacher Reserve

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

The move may close the chapter on the city’s infamous Rubber Rooms.

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Governor Cuomo Moves To Shake Up MTA Leadership

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Pat Foye departs as Chairman and CEO. Sarah Feinberg and Janno Lieber are tapped to co-lead the MTA.

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Revel Hopes of Launching Tesla Taxis on NYC Streets Look Dim

Monday, June 07, 2021

The company that operates the blue moped sharing program in the city wants to get into the app-based taxi business with electric vehicles. But the city doesn't seem to want them.

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Revel Claims City Is Blocking Its Push to Put Tesla Taxis on Streets

Monday, June 07, 2021

As COVID restrictions continue to lift and the demand for taxis is increasing, Revel is hoping to break into the e-hail taxi market. 

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Schools Inject The Science of COVID Vaccines Into Curricula

Monday, June 07, 2021

Educators are seeking to combat misinformation around vaccines among adolescents.

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NYPD Arrests 23 and Clashes With Washington Square Park-Goers

Sunday, June 06, 2021

The confrontation came about a week after the curfew went into effect. 

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New York Students Must Still Be Masked In School

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Masks remains the policy, at least until the end of the school year.

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Reopening a Comedy Club is No Joke as Pandemic Eases

Friday, May 28, 2021

It’s a tough room if you have to limit capacity and seat your patrons apart from each other, but club owners say their customers are returning — and ready to laugh.

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