Kristin Toussaint, Metro US

Kristin Toussaint

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Boston, MA, United States

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Past articles by Kristin:

More than 90 community groups write counter letter to Bezos against HQ2 in Queens

After a full-page ad in the New York Times asked Amazon to come back to Queens, community groups against the Amazon HQ2 responded with their own letter. → Read More

Amazon reconsidering HQ2 in Queens amid backlash: Report

Amazon HQ2 in Queens may be called off as the company continues to face backlash from New York politicians and residents in Long Island City. → Read More

A sneak peek at the Bronx stars of Animal Planet's The Zoo Season 3

Animal Planet The Zoo Season 3 gets you up close and personal even more Bronx Zoo animals like Calisto the sloth and Sneedy the African crested porcupine. → Read More

Assembly bill would repeal vaccine opt-out for religious reasons amid measles outbreak

New York is seeing its worst measles outbreak in decades, concentrated in the Orthodox Jewish community. A bill in the State Assembly attempts to address this issue. → Read More

NY legislator calling for state to lower drunk driving limit from .08 BAC to .05

It takes one to two drinks for a woman to hit a blood alcohol level of .05. → Read More

Seal it with a hiss: Bronx Zoo lets you name a cockroach for your valentine

The Bronx Zoo has held its Name-a-roach promotion, letting lovers (or haters) name a Madagascar hissing cockroach for Valentine's Day, since 2011. → Read More

ICE arrests in New York courthouses up 1700% since 2016: Report

ICE arrests at courthouses have skyrocketed in New York City and across the state, according to the Immigrant Defense Project. → Read More

Survivor stories kept alive as International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed

An NYC nonprofit helps share some of the stories from the roughly 40,000 local Holocaust survivors for Sunday's International Holocaust Remembrance Day. → Read More

Is an end to the government shutdown in sight? New Yorkers weigh in

The U.S. Senate will vote on two proposals to end the government shutdown this week, but New Yorkers have different ideas on how it will play out. → Read More

Families for Safe Streets protests The View after Whoopi Goldberg bike lane comments

The activists, all of whom have lost a loved one in a traffic crash, are asking Whoopi Goldberg to bring them on The View to discuss how to prevent traffic deaths. → Read More

Prospect Park Zoo to breed near-threatened Pallas's cats in new exhibit

The Prospect Park Zoo is participating in a Species Survival Plan to help conserve the unique, elusive and near-threatened Pallas's cat with a new exhibit. → Read More

Rally at Sony Music HQ calls on RCA Records to drop R. Kelly

After the Surviving R. Kelly Lifetime series, activists delivered a petition calling for RCA Records to drop R. Kelly as part of the Mute R. Kelly movement. → Read More

Government shutdown causing concerns over TSA wait times, air travel safety

New Yorkers had varying experiences getting through JFK security, but across the country TSA agents have been calling out during the government shutdown. → Read More

Miracle on the Hudson still miraculous to NY Waterway responders on 10th anniversary

It's been 10 years since NY Waterway helped rescue passengers from US Airways Flight 1549 on the date now known for the Miracle on the Hudson. → Read More

NYC jail staff underreport number of serious inmate injuries

The New York City Department of Correction reports 80 percent fewer inmate injuries than NYC Health + Hospitals, according to a Board of Correction report. → Read More

NYPD closes sexual assault investigations into Mario Batali: Reports

Celebrity chef Mario Batali will not face charges in two now-closed sexual assault investigations. → Read More

Michael Che of SNL announces comedy show to benefit NYCHA tenants

Comedian Michael Che from SNL will do standup at A Night for NYCHA comedy show at Irving Plaza to raise money for New York City public housing tenants. → Read More

14 percent of the nation's homeless population are in New York City

The 2018 annual HUD report on homelessness in New York City and beyond found that 14 percent of the nation's homeless population are in the five boroughs. → Read More

Through Lily the Muppet, advocacy groups help Sesame Street shed light on child homelessness

Helping kids heal from the trauma and stigma of homelessness, Sesame Street introduces a character who faces the challenges of not having a permanent home. → Read More

Brooklyn judge orders Jazmine Headley released from Rikers

Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez has dismissed charges against Jazmine Headley, and public defenders have launched a GoFundMe for her. → Read More