Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Community Board Reforms Endorsed

Community Board Reforms Endorsed

Changes to how community board members are recruited, screened and retained are receiving support in the City Council, whose members nominate half of the community board members, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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Central Park Five Plan Protest to Demand Settlement

Central Park Five Plan Protest to Demand Settlement

The five black and Latino men who served time for a brutal crime they did not commit are urging Mayor de Blasio to announce a settlement, reports the Amsterdam News.

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Activists Protest Ecuador’s President in Queens

Activists Protest Ecuador’s President in Queens

Demonstrators against Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa during his visit to New York protested against political repression in Ecuador and oil exploitation in the Amazon, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Local Mexican-American Activist Seeks to Represent District 51

Local Mexican-American Activist Seeks to Represent District 51

Mexican American Ceasar Zúñiga wants to improve the lives of immigrants in the Brooklyn district, reports Diario de Mexico.

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Voting on How to Spend Money

Voting on How to Spend Money

Participatory budgeting is getting a boost as more City Council members encourage residents of their district to vote on how to spend discretionary municipal funds, Open City reports.

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The Whirlwind Life of a Borough President

The Whirlwind Life of a Borough President

Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer's work day extends long into the evenings, when she attends as many events with constituents as possible, reports Our Town Downtown.

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New York Chinese Confused by Leland Yee Case

New York Chinese Confused by Leland Yee Case

Some worry, in the wake of the arrest of a state senator in California, that Chinese politicians are being targeted and treated unfairly, reports Sing Tao Daily.

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Activists Infuriated After NY Dream Act Fiasco

Activists Infuriated After NY Dream Act Fiasco

Monday’s abrupt vote on the NY Dream Act, which failed narrowly in the state Legislature, has angered pro-immigrant activists according to El Diario/La Prensa, whose editorial puts the blame on Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Resources Urged for Brooklyn’s Unrepresented Districts

Resources Urged for Brooklyn’s Unrepresented Districts

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is calling upon Albany to support community organizations in Brooklyn's seven State Senate and Assembly districts that currently lack representation, Sheepshead Bites reports.

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Crisis in Ukraine Grips Immigrants, Divides Facebook Friends

Crisis in Ukraine Grips Immigrants, Divides Facebook Friends

As Russia signals it may annex Crimea, Brighton Beach residents privately ponder Ukraine’s future.

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Agarwal New Commissioner for Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

Agarwal New Commissioner for Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

One of this year's tasks for Nisha Agarwal, the new Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, will be to put the new municipal ID program into place, reports News India Times.

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