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Against Ebola, JFK and Newark Airports to See More Screening and Quarantines

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, center, speaks at a news conference, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 in New York. At left is Dr. Howard Zucker, acting commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is at right. The governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed "high risk." In the first application of the new set of standards, the states are quarantining a female healthcare worker returning from Africa who took care of Ebola patients. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, center, speaks at a news conference, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 in New York. At left is Dr. Howard Zucker, acting commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is at right. The governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed "high risk." In the first application of the new set of standards, the states are quarantining a female healthcare worker returning from Africa who took care of Ebola patients. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK—Voluntary quarantine doesn’t work, said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Friday. The governors are unleashing a new more...

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UPDATE: NYC Ebola Patient Detailed Movements Released by Health Department, 3 People Quarantined

UPDATE: Three people that Craig Spencer, the New York City Ebola patient, came in contact with are being quarantined, the city’s Health Department reported, saying all of them are healthy. Craig Spencer, 33, contracted the Ebola virus while treating local …... Read More




  • People visit the High Line park in New York City in this June 18, 2014 file photo. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    The High Line and Meatball Shop: Ebola Patient Visited NYC Landmark and Shop Less Than 24 Hours Before Hospitalization

    The High Line park was visited by Dr. Craig Spencer less than 24 hours before he was hospitalized on suspicion of having Ebola. Tests later... Read more

  • Mark Snyder, owner of the Red Hook Winery, and New York Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez criticize the Small Business Administration's response after Superstorm Sandy at Red Hook Winery in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 23, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Hurt by Sandy, Businesses Let Down by Federal Relief Agency

    NEW YORK—Mark Snyder, owner of the Red Hook Winery, acted with peak efficiency on Oct. 30, 2012, a day after Hurricane Sandy devastated his business. ... Read more

  • In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in an isolation room, in the Emergency Room of the hospital, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients in New York. A doctor who recently returned to New York City from West Africa is being tested for the Ebola virus. The doctor had a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and was taken Thursday to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Ebola in NYC: First Confirmed Patient (WATCH LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE)

    NEW YORK—A Doctors Without Borders physician identified as Craig Spencer who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa tested positive... Read more

  • People exit the New York City subway at Time Square in this 2013 file photo. (Epoch Times)

    Ebola on NYC Subway? Ebola Patient Rode L Train, A Train, and 1 Train, Official Confirms

    The Ebola virus may be on the New York City subway after the patient just confirmed with the virus rode the A train and the L... Read more

  • A  man at a press conference at City Hall in Manhattan, New York, on Oct. 23, 2014, to urge the Mayor and City Council to increase access to health care coverage for all New York City residents. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Public Health Insurance Must Target At-risk New Yorkers, Says Council Members

    NEW YORK—Health care advocates rallied on the steps of City Hall Thursday in the pouring rain, demanding $5 million for a new initiative to connect... Read more

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    The Gutter Bowling Alley: Ebola Patient Visited Brooklyn Alley on Wed. Night With Friends

    The Gutter bowling alley in New York City is shut down due to an Ebola scare. Dr. Craig Spencer, who works at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University... Read more

  • MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast at a press conference in New York, May 2014. Non-profit civic organization Citizen's Budget Commission said in a report that the MTA spends too much money on large expansion projects without final budgets, and too little is being spent on maintaining the system. (Epoch Times)

    Is MTA Funding the Wrong Things? Groups Say Failing Infrastructure Should Be Higher Concern

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) runs the world’s largest 24-hour transit system and has proposed a $32 billion capital budget to maintain and expand it... Read more

  • Police officers stand outside the home of Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in New York. Spencer tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Dr. Craig Spencer, New York Doctor Who Returned From Guinea, Confirmed to Have Ebola Virus (+Pictures)

    A doctor who just returned to New York City from West Africa was confirmed to have Ebola on Thursday after being rushed to Bellevue Hospital in... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at an education session in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Anti-hunger advocates called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to make good on a campaign promise and serve breakfast as part of the regular school day at New York City public schools. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NYC Urged To Boost School Breakfast Participation

    NEW YORK—Anti-hunger advocates called on Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday to make good on a campaign promise and serve breakfast as part of the... Read more

  • Police officers monitor the Domain Awareness System on computer screens in Manhattan, Feb. 19, 2013. Thousands of New York Police Department patrol officers will soon be armed with tablet computers that can give them instantaneous crime-fighting data. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Forfeited Funds Will Be Used For NYPD Technology

    NEW YORK—Thousands of New York Police Department patrol officers will soon be armed with tablet computers that can give them instantaneous crime-fighting data, part of... Read more

  • Inexperienced Trainee Played part in Metro-North Worker’s Death

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Documents from federal investigators show managers at Metro-North Railroad questioned the experience of a trainee who reopened a track without proper approval shortly... Read more

  • Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka addresses a large gathering in Newark N.J., July 1, 2014. The mayor of New Jersey’s largest city is looking to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to try and help close an ongoing budget deficit he said hovers between $40 million and $60 million. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Newark Mayor Wants More Money From Port Authority

    NEW YORK—The mayor of New Jersey’s largest city is looking to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to try and help close... Read more

  • Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye at a breakfast meeting in New York, May 29, 2014. Foye said on Oct. 22, 2014, that 389 people have been screened at John F. Kennedy International Airport and 68 at Newark Liberty Airport since Ebola screening began Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Over 400 Test Negative for Ebola at NY-area Airports

    NEW YORK—The executive director of the agency that operates the New York area’s major airports said Wednesday no one screened for the Ebola virus has... Read more

  • Students leave Stuyvesant High School, one of the nine specialized public high schools in New York City, March 25, 2014. Council members introduced three bills Wednesday aimed at ending school segregation, including one to reform the specialized admissions process to let in more blacks and Latinos. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    More Blacks and Latinos in Our Schools Please, Say Councilmembers

    The Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) might soon lose its bite. Council members introduced three bills Wednesday aimed at ending school segregation, including one... Read more

  • People wait to board the D Train at the 34th Street platform in New York City on May 23, 2012. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    MTA in September Hit 6 Million Riders Five Times

    New York City subway system reached the highest ridership numbers yet in the month of September, the MTA announced Wednesday.  The transit system reached a... Read more

  • June Broer displays a funeral program and a prayer card featuring images of her only son, Mark Johnson, in Paterson, N.J., Oct. 18, 2014. For days Johnson demanded medical care from jail guards at Rikers Island as he continued to have bloody stools before he died of a bacterial infection in his stomach and small bowel. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Care Questioned in 15 New York Jail Deaths

    NEW YORK—These are the deaths in New York City’s Rikers Island jail that don’t make headlines—prisoners with diseases, disorders, and addictions who succumb to heart... Read more


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