Julianne Welby

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

Julianne Welby appears in the following:

Asian New Yorkers Remain Fearful of Mass Transit

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The MTA is trying to lure people back to mass transit, but with the rise of anti-Asian violence in our region, some riders are questioning whether it's safe to use the subway.

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Tri State Teens Research Economic Inequality in Age of COVID-19

Monday, April 19, 2021

For this year’s high school competition, run by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, several teams studied the pandemic’s impact on income inequality up close.

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New York City Public Schools Get Another Boost From State Funding

Monday, April 19, 2021

The de Blasio Administration says three quarters of schools will see their budgets increase.

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Some Unemployed New Yorkers Will Have To Pay Back Money To The State After They Were 'Overpaid'

Sunday, April 18, 2021

The state's Department of Labor says a "small" number of people received double payments in April and May of 2020.

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City to Launch E-Scooter Share Pilot in the Bronx This Summer

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The city is testing the program before allowing the standing scooters to operate in the rest of the city.

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NYC Launches New Free Summer Program To Help Prepare Students For Return To School

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The program will seek to address some of the academic and emotional toll from more than a year of pandemic-wrought school upheaval, school officials said.

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Vacant Storefronts Proliferate in NYC, And It’s No Easier To Identify Owners

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

They’re a blight on the city and they may be racking up unpaid fines, but vacant storefronts often have owners who are tough to track down. 

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NJ Marijuana Regulators Prepare to Meet For First Time

Sunday, April 11, 2021

On Monday, the state takes another step toward cannabis sales when the five-member Cannabis Regulatory Commission holds its first meeting.

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NJ Undocumented Workers Cut Out of COVID Relief Continue Their Fast

Sunday, April 11, 2021

While New York State plans to provide $2.1 billion to undocumented workers who were cut out of federal COVID relief, New Jersey activists are keeping up the pressure in their state.

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Working Families Party Sets Sights On Endorsing The Next NYC Mayor

Sunday, April 11, 2021

The left-leaning Working Families Party is expected to decide on its mayoral endorsement this week. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports

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NYC Raises The Threshold For Public School Closure

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Individual schools will now close if there are four or more coronavirus cases, but only if there's evidence that any of them was caused by exposure inside school. 

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New York State Budget Comes With Major Funding Boost For Education

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The budget will meet the requirements of a longstanding and unfulfilled court mandate. 

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New York State Budget Includes “Huge” COVID-19 Relief Package For Small Businesses

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The $800 million will go to small businesses that are still limping along in the pandemic, despite federal stimulus grants.

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Families That Received MTA’s $500K COVID Death Benefit Get Tax Shocker

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The MTA agreed to a generous death benefit for the families of transit workers that died of COVID. But now that it’s tax season, they're getting an unwelcome surprise.

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Reporter's Notebook: Seeing the Vaccine as a Monument to Human Achievement

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

By now, a third of all New Yorkers have gotten at least one COVID-19 vaccination. WNYC's Beth Fertig joined that growing number over the weekend and has this reporter's notebook.

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NYC Mayor Promises To Replace 'Two Case Closure' Rule For Public Schools

Monday, April 05, 2021

The mayor says he's still working out updated guidelines with the unions. 

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MTA Still Running Heavily-Subsidized Express Bus Service Despite Few Riders

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The MTA has cut some subway and commuter rail service to adjust for a dramatic drop in ridership during the pandemic. But the agency's costly express buses are running with full service.

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NYC To Expand Free Program For Three-Year-Olds

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

New York City is nearly doubling the slots available for three-year-olds in its free 3K program this fall.

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If You Get a Stimulus Check, Here’s How To Avoid Getting Fleeced With Fees

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

New York City estimates 11% of residents are “unbanked,” and many of them stand to pay high fees when they cash their stimulus checks.

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Subway Speeds Increase at Nearly 300 Locations

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The ride on the subway has sped up at nearly 300 locations. That's because of the MTA's effort to fix and replace faulty signals that slow down trains.

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