What does the Mayor of New York City do?

The New York City mayor is perhaps the most well-known municipal leader in the United States, however many people–even in NYC–are unaware of what the position actually entails. Given the influence and power of the role, that's not a good thing, especially around crucial election times! I'll break down what you need to know in …

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How to add Excelsior Pass Plus to Apple Wallet (and Apple Health)

People who got vaccinated in New York State used to be able to store their Excelsior Pass in Apple Wallet - until an update to the NYS Wallet app blocked this feature for new users. Luckily, Apple's release of iOS 15.1 has unlocked a new way for users to add their Excelsior Pass Plus in …

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Exploring Harborside Park and Centennial Park

Video available on TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts. Port Jefferson's annual Charles Dickens Festival led us straight to Harborside Park and Centennial Park. Every year, Port Jefferson in Long Island throws a Charles Dickens Festival, plunging the small village into an old-timey holiday-themed celebration reminiscent of the author's seminal work, A Christmas Carol. It was …

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NYC’s vaccine mandate, explained in under 5 minutes

New York City has enforced a vaccine mandate since mid-September, meaning that you will have to show proof of vaccination before entering a restaurant, going to the gym, or watching a movie in a theater. I break down what this means for you in under five minutes. Citations "Vaccination Proof for Indoor Activities (Key to …

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What is the future of the No Tolls CT movement?

No Tolls CT has grown considerably over the past year due to opposition from many to re-implementing tolling on Connecticut highways. But how has it grown as a movement? And what does its future hold? For answers, we attended their biggest event yet: a protest called “Save Our State (S.O.S.)”, hosted on the steps of …

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We asked elected officials what books they read in their downtime. Here’s what they told us

What books do the politicians who represent you read? Out of pure curiosity, Mieum Media contacted the offices of elected officials who represent the people of Connecticut to find out what they read in their downtime. We reached out at least four times or until we received a response from the over 200 offices that …

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Transgender people from CT can change their birth certificate. We talked to someone who did

Did you know that transgender people from Connecticut can change the information on their birth certificates?  Transgender rights are an increasingly mainstream topic in the United States. However, the transgender experience is frequently more complex than its portrayal in the media. We spoke with Garrett Garborcauskas, a scientist born and raised in Connecticut, who is …

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Are your lawn and garden hurting the environment?

Are your lawn and garden hurting the environment? An increasing number of scientists and experts are concerned that many lawn care and landscaping-related decisions people in the U.S. are accustomed to may have unintended consequences for the environment. Mieum Media interviews local expert Nancy DuBrule-Clemente, who owns an organic garden center in southern Connecticut, to …

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This town legalized alcohol in 2014. But five years later, it can be purchased at only one place

Did you know that until 2014, some towns in Connecticut prohibited the sale of alcohol? Although federal prohibition ended in the early 1930s, the small town of Bridgewater still banned people from purchasing alcohol until way into the twenty-first century. Meium Media sat down with First Selectman Curtis Read to find out what went down …

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