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Friday’s Headlines: Covid News is No News Edition

12:03 AM EST on December 17, 2021

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It was a bit of a slow news day — possibly because everyone in the media either has the omicron variant or is working from home because someone else in the office has it. So let's start by reminding you that there are only 15 full days left of the de Blasio administration — and 15 more days of our annual December Donation Drive!

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Now, to the news:

    • Like us, the Daily News covered the indictment of the driver who allegedly killed Borkot Ullah in July. (Our story had more detail.)
    • Speeding Mercedes mayhem in The Bronx. (NYDN)
    • The state's highest court signed off on the East Side Coastal Resiliency project. (NY Post)
    • The Port Authority police are much better at writing tickets to maskless riders than the MTA police. (amNY)
    • We have to apologize to our friends at Upper East Site, the neighborhood news site. We mentioned in our headlines on Wednesday that several outlets covered the death of delivery worker Salvador Navarette-Flores, but none did so with the same depth as our coverage. Well, in fairness, Upper East Site had team coverage that we simply missed. And it was good — starting from the crash-scene coverage, to the follow-up about illegal truck parking, to the coverage of the vigil. Who says local news is dead?
    • Believe us, we appreciate a good nap — but not when we're on the job! Some Long Island Rail Road workers disagree. (NY Post)

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