• Business

    New York City, the nation’s largest school system, is ‘in an impossible situation’ amid the coronavirus pandemic

    It’s been a rough week for the millions of children, parents, educators, and city officials involved in the reopening of New York City schools.  After grappling with a shortage of teachers and buildings that are not ventilated well enough to deter transmission of coronavirus, the nation’s largest school district again delayed the start of in-person learning. “The [New York] Department of Education has put P.S. 125 and many other schools in the city in an impossible situation,” Tamara Tucker, president of the parents association at P.S. 125 in Morningside Heights, which serves students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, told Yahoo Finance. “And I don’t want to penalize the schools for…

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  • Fashion

    Century 21 is Closing – The New York Times

    Century 21, the famous New York discount store chain, became the latest retailer felled during the pandemic, saying on Thursday that it had been forced to file for bankruptcy and would close all 13 of its locations after failing to receive money from its insurers. The retailer said in a release that its insurance providers had not paid about $175 million due Century 21 “under policies put in place to protect against losses stemming from business interruption such as that experienced as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic.” Raymond Gindi, a co-chief executive and a son of a founder, noted that insurance money had helped Century 21 rebuild after…

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