A marker or monument recognizing the contribution of slaves to the founding and growth of NYC has been approved by the City Council and should go up some time this summer in Lower Manhattan, The Amsterdam News reports.
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Carlos Menchaca is becoming a non-traditional leader for the Mexican community in the Big Apple and for immigrants in general, reports Diario de México.
New York’s ethnic media has garnered newfound respect in recent years, and now it should get its “fair share” of advertising, Sing Tao Daily’s Lotus Chau writes in an opinion piece.
Melissa Mark-Viverito met with members of the community and ethnic media to offer greater access to City Hall and encourage reporting on the Council’s legislative role.
A bill proposing a horse and carriage ban in the city was introduced by City Council member Daniel Dromm, Queens Chronicle reports.
The City Council will soon take up Council member Peter Koo’s resolution to make Jan. 13 Korean American Day, reports The Korea Times.
A new law limiting collaboration between city agencies and federal immigration authorities will benefit hundreds of families in fear of deportations, El Diario reports.
City Council members Margaret Chin and Peter Koo announced NYC Hepatitis B Awareness Week in front of City Hall, The Lo-Down reports.
City Council members want the health department to provide annual reporting on hepatitis B and C viruses.
Supporters of worker cooperatives request funding to help these nascent businesses grow.
Food cart vendors may be cited for violations is pollution from barbecue grilling continues, reports The China Press.
Worker cooperatives, in which all members have a say, gained attention at recent City Council hearings.
City government entities are now required to webcast public meetings and hearings but lack of clarity is preventing full implementation of the law, reports Gotham Gazette.
Archie Spigner reflects on the evolution of blacks in Queens politics and giving a voice to underrepresented communities, in a Queens Press profile of the first African American elected to the City Council.
A City Council-supported effort to offer legal aid to immigrants fighting deportation has had noteworthy successes and may get more funding, El Diario/La Prensa reports.