Small businesses in New York City that have suffered economic losses due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can now apply for disaster loans provided through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
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Elmhurst Hospital Has Been Besieged by Coronavirus, and Rep. Grace Meng Is Demanding Help
By Spectrum News NY1 New York City
PUBLISHED 7:30 PM ET Mar. 27, 2020
A Queens lawmaker recently introduced a resolution in Congress following the increase in hate crimes and anti-Asian rhetoric surrounding COVID-19.
(CNN) Rep. Grace Meng described feeling powerless when she received a call on Friday from a nurse begging for more medical support at Elmhurst hospital in Queens -- one of the hospitals reeling from the virus' rapid spread in the state.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., fears for his safety when leaving his home to get groceries, he told USA TODAY in a recent interview.
Lieu said he had pepper spray and was considering bringing it with him when he left his home.
By Jesse McKinley and Shane Goldmacher
ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo awoke before dawn on Tuesday, emerging after a few hours’ sleep to board a helicopter to New York City for the coronavirus briefing that has become a daily ritual for him and for the millions of people now watching.
BY MORGAN MCKAY NEW YORK STATE
PUBLISHED 6:39 AM ET MAR. 24, 2020
New York officials on Monday announced it was launching a hotline number New Yorkers could call to report hate crimes and bias-based incidents.
Even during this pandemic, hate crimes are still a pervasive problem in New York.
By Carlotta Mohamed
Following Emergency Declaration, Senator Booker, Rep. Meng Urge Trump to Increase Mobile Hotspots to Help Students Complete Schoolwork
Lawmakers call on President to allocate funding following emergency declaration
Asian American lawmakers in California say it may be seven decades later but they're still applauding an effort to have the state apologize for its role in the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.