Mask Distribution, Graffiti Mitigation Among 10th Precinct’s COVID-Era Efforts

Mask Distribution, Graffiti Mitigation Among 10th Precinct’s COVID-Era Efforts

Normally held on the last Wednesday of the month, 10th 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. When those meetings were put on hold because of COVID-19 concerns, Chelsea Community News introduced a series of Q&As […]

A Return to Gridlock as the City Reopens?

A Return to Gridlock as the City Reopens?

BY CHRISTINE BERTHET, CO-FOUNDER OF CHEKPEDS | The COVID-19 quarantine has made us all aware of how wonderful New York can be: How clean and fresh the air has been, how quiet without gridlock blocking EMS, and without too many cars! Most significantly, there were no pedestrian fatalities in the last two months in Manhattan[1]. […]

Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Chelsea Community Steps Up

Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Chelsea Community Steps Up

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | For those who didn’t flee New York City, the last eight weeks of COVID-19 lockdown has been inspiring in how Chelsea locals have sprung together in helping those in need. Elected officials and staff, community leaders, EMS, police, tenant associations, non-profits, churches, neighbors, and local volunteers have done their part in […]

Teaching Elementary School Students in the Time of COVID-19

Teaching Elementary School Students in the Time of COVID-19

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | Ben G. has been teaching first grade students at a public school in Brooklyn for two years, but he has 19 years of experience in the field. In March, COVID-19 precautionary protocols compelled educators to leave the classroom and teach children remotely. Chelsea Community News spoke to Ben about how things […]

Personal Side Effects from COVID-19

Personal Side Effects from COVID-19

BY DONATHAN SALKALN Parental Guidance | My parents are approaching their 90s and live amidst forested property marked by “No Hunting” and “No Trespassing” signs. Although they live in the boonies, they both told me they had gotten COVID-19. My dad said he had the disease in early March and recovered. My mom said that […]

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