Helu Wang, The Journal News

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Past articles by Helu:

Stacks of mannequins and empty boxes: The last days of the Galleria

The mall is deserted by all but a few tenants, food vendors and shoppers. → Read More

Still the Golden Apple: Westchester County's top 5 home sales in 2022

Many high-end buyers are from Manhattan who are looking for a weekend house or country house. Popular features sought include pools, home offices. → Read More

A final holiday season: Galleria mall in White Plains is closing in March

Tenants are pondering their next step: Moving or closing. → Read More

Warehouse jobs grow in the Hudson Valley, but will they be filled?

Projections say that warehouses in the Hudson Valley will continue to see the fastest growth in jobs. But some still struggle to hire. → Read More

Child care workers are in short supply, forcing parents to quit their jobs, too

In July, 80% of childcare providers nationwide said they were experiencing a staffing shortage. Without child care options, some parents opted to quit their own jobs to stay home. → Read More

COVID vaccine for young children to be rolled out as parents debate Pfizer shot

While parents have mixed feelings, educators and medical experts recommended all to make vaccine decisions that are best for their children. → Read More

Schools across Hudson Valley look to implement a testing requirement in the coming weeks

School districts plan to work with testing providers to make testing fast and accessible. → Read More

Schools across the Mid Hudson Valley reported low COVID numbers

School districts have reported few COVID cases so far. A searchable COVID dashboard is online listing school case numbers. → Read More

Could Highland Falls lose its West Point students?

Schooling and funding for about 190 students from West Point always goes to Highland Falls but the contract is competitive this year. → Read More

Schools grapple with staff shortages amid nationwide decline in labor force

While other staffing shortages have not significantly affected school operations as the driver shortage does, it has posed challenges for schools and families. → Read More

'Bridging the gap' — How schools are helping students navigate back to school

Schools lay out plans to assess students’ academic status, provide intervention and enrichment programs while enhancing social-emotional support. → Read More

Pine Bush plans to reopen schools after a transportation disruption

Pine Bush recasts bus routes and calls for employees to help out with a shortage of bus drivers → Read More

Pine Bush schools closed amid bus driver shortage

As the regionwide shortages of drivers pose a challenge for some districts to transport students, higher wages and bonuses are offered. → Read More

Ida relief sought as mid-Hudson towns estimate storm damage

Hurricane Ida caused over $50 million in damage across Orange, Dutchess and Putnam counties and affected 1,200 residences across the region. → Read More

Washingtonville returning to normal as cleanup following Hurricane Ida continues

Cleanup and repairs continue after dozens of incidents have been reported across the region. → Read More

Orange County welcomes students back: We can see smile behind masks

Schools expect to maximize in-person instruction while addressing learning loss and social emotional needs. → Read More

Records and journals show what life was like when the 1918 flu pandemic hit the region

Local historians shed light on what life was like in 1918 and give a glimpse of hope on today's pandemic. → Read More

JetBlue and Delta suspend operations at Stewart International Airport

The suspensions came as revenue and demand plummet amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Amazon looks to open a delivery station in New Windsor to speed up local deliveries

Amazon looks to work with local delivery vendors and create hundreds of jobs. → Read More

Transparent mask window helps people with special needs

Lia Matthews has been sewing face masks since the coronavirus pandemic hit the region. → Read More