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Ebola Case in NYC Brings Demand for Quarantines

by Associated Press, Marilynn Marchione, Mike Stobbe
Ebola Ward

Ebola ward in Nigeria, CDC/flickr

The case of the U.S. doctor stricken with Ebola left lawmakers on Capitol Hill, scientists and ordinary New Yorkers wondering why he was out on the town after his return from West Africa - and why stronger steps aren't being taken to quarantine medical workers.

Morning Brief: October 23

by Jeff Coltin
Diwali fireworks

Diwali fireworks, Kinshuk Kashyap/flickr

Light a candle tonight for Diwali—it’s day 3 of the Hindu festival of light, the most important day. Want to know more? The Wall Street Journal put together a nice starter page. And in the Times’ “Motherlode” blog, an Indian-American shares a heartfelt essay on the growth of Diwali in the city.

Morning Brief: October 23

by Jeff Coltin
Diwali fireworks

Diwali fireworks, Kinshuk Kashyap/flickr

Light a candle tonight for Diwali—it’s day 3 of the Hindu festival of light, the most important day. Want to know more? The Wall Street Journal put together a nice starter page. And in the Times’ “Motherlode” blog, an Indian-American shares a heartfelt essay on the growth of Diwali in the city.

A Settlement to Defend the Poor

by Associated Press, Michael Virtanen
Westchester County Courthouse

Westchester County Courthouse, Library of Congress/wikimedia

The New York Civil Liberties Union and the Cuomo administration announced an agreement Tuesday to improve criminal defense for the state's poor and settle a lawsuit the NYCLU filed seven years ago.

Hospitals Prepare for Ebola Scare

by Blaine Kaniewski

Blaine Kaniewski WFUV News

There are now four isolation rooms in Bellevue Hospital reserved specifically for Ebola patients. They're quarantined rooms with one hospital bed and a variety of medical equipment. Hospital staff wear two different suits to provide maximum protection from contracting the virus. Bellevue is the first New York hospital to create an Ebola ward. Ross Wilson is the chief medical officer for the Heath and Hospital Corporation. 

"They are as prepared as they possibly can be to manage and assess patients who present as potential cases of Ebola," he said.

Look Back to 1950 New York Through a Time Capsule

by Blaine Kaniewski

Blaine Kaniewski, WFUV

The New York Transit Museum dug up a 64-year-old piece of history rom a building in downtown Brooklyn. The building used to be the home of the New York Transit Authority. But the city is letting NYU turn it into a research center. So, the time capsule from 1950 came up. When workers opened it, they found just three objects; a nickel, a newspaper, and a glass jar they think was filled with disintegrated microfilm. And after being underground for 64 years, water damage was inevitable.

Morning Brief: September 26

by Jeff Coltin
Groundhog

Groundhog, Marumari/flickr

Word has just gotten out that the famed Staten Island Chuck has died. Or rather, ONE Staten Island Chuck. Apparently the groundhog whose job it is to predict how much longer winter will last every February 2nd is actually a collection of groundhogs.

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