Hoboken, New Jersey may finally get its water back after a water main was damaged on Monday. Editor’s note: mention of death.
Happening in the World: Two trains collided in Larissa, Greece on Tuesday evening. One was a passenger train traveling between Thessaloniki and Larissa, and the other was a freight train. At least 26 deaths have been confirmed, along with dozens of injuries. The collision also caused a fire and thick smoke in the area, with at least 17 vehicles arriving at the scene to extinguish the flames. The cause of the collision is not yet known. (BBC)
Happening in the US: Water pressure will gradually begin returning to Hoboken, NJ after a water main was stricken on Monday. Around noon, a construction crew accidentally ruptured the main, causing a loss of water or decreased water pressure throughout the city. The city issued a state of emergency and closed schools and municipal offices. Hoboken Mayor Ravinder Bhalla has said that a crew has successfully isolated the broken water main, which will allow water and water pressure to gradually return to the city. (AP)
Happening in NYC: City residents displaced by flooding from Hurricane Ida were forced to move out of Millenium Hotel in Downtown Manhattan yesterday. About 70 households are being removed from the hotel by the city’s housing agency, after originally being displaced from their homes by the hurricane’s remains in 2021. The move was unexpected, with many residents left unsure about where to go next. The Department of Housing has been criticized for this displacement, as many residents were only months or weeks away from being able to secure their own permanent housing. (The Gothamist)
Happening in Our Community: A roundtable with Ana Unruh Cohen, former majority staff director of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis., will be hosted at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs today. After a discussion on Ana’s current work and academic and career history, an open conversation will ensue. Lunch will be provided to attendees, who must register in order to attend. The roundtable will be held in the Center on Global Energy Policy on the First Floor from 1 to 2 pm.
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