Q&A with Deputy Inspector Kevin J. Coleman, Commanding Officer of the 10th Precinct

Q&A with Deputy Inspector Kevin J. Coleman, Commanding Officer of the 10th Precinct

Normally held on the last Wednesday of the month, 1oth Precinct Community Council meetings provide an opportunity to interact with local NYPD leadership, voice concerns, hear the latest crime statistics, and get valuable public safety information. On hold indefinately because of COVID-19 concerns, Chelsea Community News maintained a very safe distance, indeed, by checking in […]

Losing a Chelsea Hero: Judy Richheimer Remembered as a Relentlesss Activist, Journalist, Friend

Losing a Chelsea Hero: Judy Richheimer Remembered as a Relentlesss Activist, Journalist, Friend

Judy Richheimer, 70, died from COVID-19 complications. Here, friends, colleagues, and admirers remember her as a tenacious, vital, combative, and concerned member of the Chelsea community. Following those testimonials and memories, find Twitter testimonials as well as links to Richheimer’s preserved-in-Internet-amber work as a journalist. As you’ll see, Judy leaves a legacy that calls to […]

Enter ‘Exit’: Peter Michael Marino Goes Online with Tale of $6 Million Musical, Made & Unmade

Enter ‘Exit’: Peter Michael Marino Goes Online with Tale of $6 Million Musical, Made & Unmade

Desperately Seeking the Exit: Online Live | In 2007, American actor/writer Peter Michael Marino wrote a musical based on the Madonna film Desperately Seeking Susan, featuring the hit songs of Blondie. It opened on London’s West End… and closed a month later. Whoops! This high-octane, comical solo train ride fills in the blanks of how […]

Just the Facts: Dependable Sources of COVID-19 Info

Just the Facts: Dependable Sources of COVID-19 Info

—New Yorkers can text COVID to 692-692 to get regular updates on the latest developments regarding COVID-19. Text COVIDESP to 692-692 for updates in Spanish. —NYC Health Department info can be found at http://www.health.ny.gov. —The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/. —Local health department contact information can be found at https://www.health.ny.gov. —Access the New […]

Albany Game-Changer: NY State Courts Consolidation vs. Invisible Gavels

Albany Game-Changer: NY State Courts Consolidation vs. Invisible Gavels

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | For those who take selection of their local Judges seriously, please spend a few moments away from people within six feet, coronavirus updates, children, puzzles, reruns, old ballgames, or cookbooks, and read about a game-changer that’s being played out in Albany. Imagine Major League Baseball suddenly moving the promising home run hitter […]

In the Apocalypse: A Poem by Puma Perl

In the Apocalypse: A Poem by Puma Perl

It’s the apocalypse Men fall in love with their wives and their wives call their mothers and check on the kids and the men bake bread and the women paint the ceiling   Partners live in houses and watch movies together or alone on different floors They talk about what to eat even more than […]

COVID-19: A Call to Organize and Act, from the Midtown South Community Council

COVID-19: A Call to Organize and Act, from the Midtown South Community Council

A message from the Midtown South Community Council: Time to organize and act! The CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19, is identified as a respiratory illness that has not been previously seen in humans. Coronavirus is widespread and fast-moving. Italy has been the second hardest hit by the virus—behind China—as of March 23, exceeding 59,138 confirmed cases and over […]

Responding to COVID-19 Challenges, F. Rozzo & Sons Reclaims Chelsea Retail Presence

Responding to COVID-19 Challenges, F. Rozzo & Sons Reclaims Chelsea Retail Presence

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | In an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19, New York State bars and restaurants closed their doors to all but takeout and delivery as of 8pm, Monday, March 16—turning lives, and livelihoods, upside down. “I sell fish to over 400 restaurants, and they’re all closed,” said Louis Rozzo, a fourth […]

NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson Proposes $12 Billion Relief Plan

NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson Proposes $12 Billion Relief Plan

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson on Thursday, March 19, proposed a $12 billion relief plan to help New York City businesses and workers impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The multi-pronged proposal includes a temporary universal basic income for all New Yorkers, temporarily deferring fees and refunding business taxes, and up to $250,000 to […]

My CoviDiary; Being an Introduction to This Project

My CoviDiary; Being an Introduction to This Project

Note: Below, find the latest diary entry, then the original March 18, 2020 posting, then all others that followed. My CoviDiary is reprinted, with the author’s permission, from its original publication via maxburbank.wordpress.com. My CoviDiary, 3/30.2020: Boarding Sinking Ships BY MAX BURBANK | If I had to give my life a theme, it would be […]

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