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Amtrak and NJTransit trains disrupted by overhead power line problems coming into Penn Station; PATH cross-honoring

Update: As of 11:20am, NJTransit trains have resumed, but delays will persist. Expect overhead wire problems throughout the summer as the heat causes the cables to sag.

Amtrak reports delays of about 1 hour for trains that were scheduled into Penn Station, including some stopped south of New Brunswick / Metropark in New Jersey and others still held in Philadelphia as fire officials inspect the overhead power lines.

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The mayor is expected to announce an expansion of the city's program that will offer vision screening and free eyeglasses to schoolchildren who need them

  • The program has been in place since 2015 in 224 schools, but will expand citywide to over 250 schools.
  • The city has partnered with Warby Parker through their Pupils Project since 2015 and provided NYC schoolchildren with about 26,000 pairs of glasses.
  • Screenings help combat vision issues that can interfere with early education at a time when children may not know that they are in need of glasses.

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Peaceful Protest in Times Square in Support of the Mueller Investigation

At 5pm on Thursday, November 8th, there will be a protest in Times Square as part of nationwide Nobody Is Above the Law demonstrations in support of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

The organization is part of a rapid-response network that was activated by the firing of Jeff Sessions and the appointment of a new Attorney General who has been critical of the investigation.

Contact the organizers of the Times Square event at the link below and find other events in the area (Hoboken and Union City, NJ are the next-closest).

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