A bill before the City Council would help to promote greater “waste equity” and relieve three neighborhoods – the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and Southeast Queens – of the heavy waste processing burden they carry for the city’s trash, reports New York Environment Report.
A progressive agenda, including a focus on immigrant rights, has characterized Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s first year, Gotham Gazette reports.
The Red Hook Star-Revue offers a spirited defense of Carlos Menchaca, who was ousted as co-leader of the Brooklyn City Council delegation on Feb. 5.
An editorial in The Wave expresses disappointment at what Mayor Bill de Blasio had to say about the Rockaways.
The election of Carl Heastie as NYS Assembly speaker “effectively changes the trajectory of the Bronx,” writes Norwood News.
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer recently hosted an informational meeting to encourage teens to serve on community boards, The Villager reports.
Days before the Syriza party triumphed in the Greek elections, speakers in NY explained its anti-austerity position and encouraged Greeks to vote, The National Herald reports.
In Chinatown, many say that Sheldon Silver did well for the community and they believe him innocent of charges, Sing Tao Daily reports.
City Council member Margaret Chin, despite being criticized, continues to favor the indictment of policeman Peter Liang, Sing Tao Daily reports.
Michael Blake, the new assembly member for the 79th district, talks with Norwood News about his plans.
The death of former Rep. Herman Badillo, considered the most influential Puerto Rican politician for decades, has prompted an outpouring of grief, El Diario reports.
Community Board 3 chair Gigi Li has announced a series of moves that appear responsive to members who criticized her leadership last spring, reports The Lo-Down.
Latino representation in NYC government is inadequate, say leaders of a new campaign aimed at persuading the de Blasio administration to do more, reports City Limits.
World Journal looks at how WeChat, a popular social media platform among the Chinese, helped to garner an impressive result on Election Day for little-known candidate Doug Lee.
A Republican-controlled state senate may not bode well for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing policies but City Limits finds that the situation may not be that much worse than it was prior to the election.