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 […]

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 […]

A Message from Manhattan Community Board 4’s Chair, Lowell Kern

A Message from Manhattan Community Board 4’s Chair, Lowell Kern

Dear Neighbor, As Governor Cuomo leads the way in trying to flatten the curve of COVID-19, he has put out a call for anyone with medical experience to help staff testing centers the state will establish. If you have medical experience and are interested in helping out, State Senator Brad Hoylman is coordinating a response. […]

Amid COVID-19 Concerns, Chelsea Churches Feed the Needs of Hungry New Yorkers

Amid COVID-19 Concerns, Chelsea Churches Feed the Needs of Hungry New Yorkers

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | New Yorkers need not go hungry—and amid COVID-19 concerns, two longtime sources of nutrition remain mission-focused. As of press time, the Saturday operation of the St. Peter’s Chelsea Food Pantry continues, unabated, while Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is modifying its services. For the latest information, visit their websites (by clicking on […]

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