Julianne Welby

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

Julianne Welby appears in the following:

Construction Complete on East Side Access Project, Opening to the Public in 2022

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Governor Cuomo and the MTA say major construction is completed on the 15-year long, $11 billion project known as East Side Access. 

Comments [1]

An Interview With the NYPD's New Top Uniformed Officer

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Chief of Department Rodney Harrison didn't trust cops growing up in Queens, but now he's on a listening tour with young people to try to build their trust in police.

Comment

The NYPD’s New Chief of Department Launches Listening Tour With City Youth

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

“There are certain cultures in law enforcement that we have to destroy,” Chief Harrison told Brownsville middle schoolers on the first stop of his tour.

Comment

New York City Public Schools Will Return To In-Person Learning Five Days A Week

Monday, May 24, 2021

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising a full reopening of the New York City public school system in September, with no remote learning options.

Comment

Latest MTA Reports Show It's Hiring More MTA Police Again

Sunday, May 23, 2021

The MTA has been asking the city to increase the number of NYPD officers that patrol the subways amid a spike in assaults underground. The city has, but says the MTA should too.

Comments [1]

Threading the Needle: An Apparel Company Owner Hopes to Bring Back NYC's Garment District

Thursday, May 20, 2021

A women’s apparel company owner bought a factory in the Garment District with a manufacturer. The district was struggling to rebound long before the pandemic but she sees potential.

Comment

White Plains Police Arrested Him For Assaulting An Asian-American Woman. Then The Case Fell Apart.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Westchester County prosecutors have serious concerns about how police conducted the probe.

Comment

Social Distancing Requirements Will Be Pivotal In School Reopening

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Some principals worry they may not have enough space or staff to accommodate all students. 

Comment

City Restaurants to Albany: Keep Lax Liquor Laws Post Pandemic

Monday, May 17, 2021

The hospitality industry is calling on state lawmakers to allow faster, temporary liquor licenses to promote the city’s economic rebound.

Comment

Restaurants Are Hiring, But Applicants Aren’t Yet Biting

Monday, May 17, 2021

As COVID-19 restrictions lift, New York City restaurants and bars are hiring more employees — and facing challenges.

Comment

Demographics Poised To Change At Some Middle Schools After A Pause on Selective Admissions

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

It will be up to the next mayor to decide whether to reject selective admissions as the de Blasio administration did this year.

Comment

With Vaccine Approvals for Younger Kids Coming, NY Must Weigh Vaccine Requirements For Students

Monday, May 10, 2021

Governor Cuomo says students at the state’s public universities will have to be vaccinated but has not said whether the same will be true of students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Comment

Transit Workers Have Lowest Vaccination Rates at MTA

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Transit workers were among the first group of essential workers eligible for the COVID vaccine in January. But they've also had the lowest vaccination rate at the MTA.

Comments [1]

Hanging On: How a Custom Framing Shop Survived the Pandemic

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Lurita “LB” Brown’s framing store in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn kept going at a time when so many other businesses couldn’t pay rent and needed government aid.

Comment

80,000 New York City Municipal Employees Report Back to Their Desks This Week

Monday, May 03, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the offices have taken safety steps, and that the move sends a powerful message about the city’s recovery efforts.

Comment

With 24-Hour Subway Service Coming Back, Cuomo Says Subways Need More Policing

Monday, May 03, 2021

With COVID restrictions lifting later this month at bars, restaurants and large indoor venues, 24-hour subway service will be back, too. But some are concerned about subway safety.

Comments [1]

Spring Brings A Sense Of Optimism for NYC Restaurant & Bar Owners

Thursday, April 29, 2021

After suffering staggering losses during the pandemic, some restaurant and bar owners say they are seeing more customers and hiring back employees.

Comment

Admissions for Black And Latino Students At Specialized High Schools Are Even Lower This Year

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Overall, only 9 percent of the offers for seats at New York City's specialized high schools went to Black and Latino students. 

Comment

Amid Spike In Violence, Asian American Students Say Schools Must Do More To Fight Ignorance and Hate

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

New York City students are calling on schools to teach more Asian American history, and provide strategies to help them confront racism. 

Comment

Report: Youth Voters Saw Largest Uptick In Voter Turnout Of Any Age Group in 2020

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

There's some good news for younger voters.

Comment