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Hochul’s Hope Where The Written Word Is A Weapon Sondheim: From "Side by Side" to Zoom Coup de Deck Max Rose's Rematch,

December 21, 2021 News JustIN
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New History Headlines: December 6th - 12th



Hochul’s Hope


New York Governor Kathy Hochul implemented a Mask or Vaxx Requirement to counter rising case counts and hospitalizations from the Delta and Omicron variants of Covid-19.

Determination was based on the State's weekly seven-day case rate and increased hospitalizations. The new business and venue requirements extend to both patrons and staff.


Governor Hochul


We shouldn't have reached the point where we are confronted with a winter surge, especially with the vaccine at our disposal, and I share many New Yorkers' frustration that we are not past this pandemic yet," 




Where The Written Word Is A Weapon


The Nobel Peace Prize 2021 was awarded jointly to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov for


"Their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace."



Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen



Maria Ressa





Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov


Today’s ideologues promote the idea of dying for your country and not living for your country. TV screens shall not fool us again.


We are journalists, and our mission is clear – to distinguish between facts and fiction. 



"As governments continually improve the past, journalists try to improve the future."



"We are the antidote against tyranny."




Sondheim: From "Side by Side" to Zoom



The death of the composer-lyrist on November 26, 2021, at the age of 91 was universally lamented. That’s because Sondheim revolutionized the American musical theater, his work gracefully making the transition from analog to digital media.


Coup de Deck

Among the documents of evidence Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows' legal team sent The January 6th Select Committee Attack on the Capitol is a presentation advocating for the overthrow of the 2020 Presidential Election derived from falsehoods and baseless accusations of voter fraud.



The City

By a 33-14 vote, the New York City council passed a bill enfranchising legal permanent non-citizen residents such as green card holders, immigrants with specific work visas, and those protected by DACA with the power to vote in municipal elections.


Speaker Corey Johnson

Mayor De Blasio To Business: Vaxx all your staff

New York City Mayor De Blasio signed an executive order requiring private sector employers to mandate covid-19 vaccinations for all employees.


The House

Max Rose's Rematch

Max Rose Announces Rematch for House Seat (NY-11)



The Globe

China's "Evergrande Group"  Defaults On Loans

Founded in 1996 when the Chinese Government was opening investment policies in the property sector, Evergrande Group has defaulted on its loans.

Evergrande owes money to 171 domestic banks and 121 financial firms, totaling about $305 billion in debt or approximately 2% of China’s GDP.