The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Tuesday said methadone clinics in New York can send stable patients home with 28-day supplies of the drug, and less stable ones with 14-day supplies.
Monday marks the 13th anniversary of the killing of Randi Gorenberg, whose disappearance from a posh Boca Raton mall and ensuing murder remain one of South Florida’s most vexing unsolved cases.
With the city now seeing more coronavirus cases than any municipality in America, Mayor Bill de Blasio Sunday said city hospitals are 10 days away from running out of life-saving equipment, including ventilators.
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s nonprofit organization is cutting at least $500,000 worth of checks to low-income families in New York City impacted by the coronavirus, with a focus on the working poor in the Bronx, Yang announced Friday.
The coronavirus outbreak is spurring alarm among New York City’s addiction treatment workers and opioid-dependent patients, with long lines forming outside city methadone clinics, Naloxone reportedly more difficult to access, and group addiction therapy continuing in some facilities—despite the risk of contagion.
A Department of Correction investigator died from the coronavirus Sunday, officials said, fueling concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19 in New York City’s correction system.
The city worker, whose identity was not made public, works in the department’s Investigation Division at DOC headquarters in East Elmhurst.
The Bronx Hall of Justice’s civic plaza is at last partially open to the public, after a Bronx Justice News investigation revealed years of financial waste and construction delays at the controversial site.
The incident happened about 1:30 p.m. on East 161st Street near Concourse Village West, the same block where DA’s headquarters and the Bronx Hall of Justice are located.
The NYCLU and Bronx Defenders sued the federal government this week, claiming ICE is unlawfully keeping thousands of New Yorkers jailed on non-criminal immigration offenses.