abc7ny In celebration of the New York City Marathon's 50th anniversary, the race's first-ever winner Gary Muhrcke, ran one lap from the original course on Sunday. He may be 80 years old now, but he's not slowing down. Muhrcke is an inspiring reminder to "just do it". #abc7ny#nycmarathon
abc7ny GOOD NEWS! 🙌 After an outpouring of support from around the country, Kenia Madrigal, the mom who was evicted and slept in her SUV with her four children -- ages 11, 8, 3, and 1 -- moved into a home and paid off the vehicle. After her story first aired, a fundraising page was set up to help the family of five. The GoFundMe page's initial goal was $800. It ended up raising more than $73,000. "I feel like I'm finally OK. I don't have to stress so much, I don't have to worry so much. My kids have somewhere they can sleep now," she said. #goodnews#texas#community
abc7ny The deadline to fill out the 2020 Census is Sept. 30, and though there's a legal challenge that is seeking to give people more time, local officials are urging everyone to fill out their forms before it's too late. So much is at stake, like political representation in Washington and money to support local communities. It takes just 10 minutes to finish the form and you can do it online. Visit my2020census.gov.
abc7ny Maura Reilly never imagined her request on social media for 99 birthday cards for 99 years to help celebrate her grandmother's 99th birthday would receive a global response. Reilly put the call out on Facebook and immediately began receiving birthday cards from almost every state and far away as the UK, Ethiopia, and Australia. see our link in bio for more. #happybirthday 🥳🎂
abc7ny TONIGHT! ABC7 is giving you more ways to support struggling small businesses. Our Retail Rescue special earlier this year was so successful, we're doing it again! Get brand new exclusive deals and steals from small businesses that need your support. Watch "Retail Rescue: Deals & Steals," with @toryjohnson and @samchampion , today at 5:30 p.m. on Channel 7. Start shopping now by visiting shopretailrescue.com.
abc7ny On Friday, March 13, 2020, a COVID curtain descended upon the United States. Now we are half a year into it - accustomed in some ways, resistant in others, grieving at what is gone, wondering with great trepidation what will be. New conflicts and causes have risen. Anger and death sit in daily life's front row. A sense of uncertainty reigns. Great chunks of the national emotional infrastructure are buckling. We are locked in a countrywide conversation about control - who has it and who should. #covid#coronavirus
abc7ny Connecticut health officials are warning of a rise in infections stemming from the exposure to bacteria in Long Island Sound. Four patients in August and one in July were diagnosed with relatively rare Vibrio vulnificus infections, according the state Department of Public Health. Those infections lead to serious illness that could result in hospitalization or limb amputation, the department said. See story at link in our bio. #abc7ny#longisland#connecticut#lisound#longislandsound
abc7ny SO CUTE: A male baby California sea lion, born at the New York Aquarium, needs a name. New Yorkers have been submitting name nominations online, and the New York Aquarium team has narrowed it down to the final five names: Herman, Carson, Webster, Ross, and Marco. People can vote for their favorite by texting their choice (in all caps) to 67071. Which name is your favorite? #abc7ny#nyaquarium#californiaseal
abc7ny Happy Birthday, Tyler Perry! The actor, writer and filmmaker known for “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor” is celebrating today. #tylerperry#happybirthday