Julianne Welby

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

Julianne Welby appears in the following:

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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Transit Workers Union Sues MTA Over Service Cuts on C and F

Thursday, March 18, 2021

By now, the MTA has restored most pandemic-related subway service as ridership ticks back up, but not on the C and F lines. The transit workers' union is suing the MTA over it.

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MTA Declines To Disclose Legal Cost Of Fighting Accessibility Lawsuits

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The MTA has been using outside counsel to fight six recent lawsuits over lack of accessibility in the subway. One of the plaintiffs wants to know how much this costs the agency.

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Stretched Thin: Gyms Fight For Their Own Federal Relief

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Restaurants and entertainment benefited in the latest federal stimulus package, but gyms and fitness centers are still seeking help, even though they were also hurt by shutdowns.

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NYC Teen Podcasters Investigate Mental Health Issues and Supports

Monday, March 15, 2021

Students with the Miseducation podcast are working on a new season based on their experiences during the pandemic. They're calling it 'Unmuted.'

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A Look Back On A Tumultuous Year Of School In New York City

Monday, March 15, 2021

We hear the voices of the largest school system in the nation as they navigated an unprecedented year of turmoil during the pandemic.

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Cuomo's Support Among Non-White Voters Remains Strong

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Polls suggest that many non-white voters still view Cuomo favorably. 

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NYC Schools With Worst Attendance Are In COVID Hot Zones

Sunday, March 14, 2021

WNYC/Gothamist worked with the Independent Budget Office to map where attendance is lowest in public schools.

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NYC Public High School Buildings To Reopen March 22nd

Monday, March 08, 2021

The Public School Athletic League is also set to resume in April.

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What NYers Should Know About The Senate's COVID Relief Bill

Sunday, March 07, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the American Rescue Plan includes roughly 100 billion dollars for New York.

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A Top NY Democrat Calls on Cuomo to Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Sunday, March 07, 2021

State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is the first among Democratic leadership calling for Cuomo to resign, now that five women have accused him of workplace misconduct.

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NYC Mayoral Candidates Attend First Ever Forum on Biking

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Bicycling in the city used to be a fringe issue in political campaigns, but it has taken on greater significance in this year's mayor's race.

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Fighting Back: Apps Kept City Restaurants and Gig Workers Afloat During the Pandemic, But Now They Want More

Monday, March 01, 2021

New York City restaurants became heavily reliant on third-party delivery services during the pandemic, but that came at a price for them and for delivery workers.

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Challenge Issued to Next Mayor: Convert 25 Percent of Streets to Better Use

Friday, February 26, 2021

A group of more than 80 non-profit and advocacy groups is calling on the next mayor, city council and borough presidents to commit to converting 25 percent of street space.

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New York City Is Getting A New Schools Chancellor In The Midst Of The Pandemic

Friday, February 26, 2021

Richard Carranza is stepping down. He'll be replaced by Meisha Porter, the top superintendent of Bronx schools.

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MTA's Inspector General Saves Agency $22M

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Her latest report indicates the pandemic has not slowed down efforts to root out fraud and find savings in the cash-strapped MTA.

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NYC's Middle Schoolers Poised To Return To Classrooms As More Educators Get Vaccinated For COVID-19

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

With New York City’s public middle schools reopening Thursday, there's new hope that high schoolers can return as well.

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