Thursday, 24 April 2014

Let’s Vote: Do We Water the Plants Too?

Let’s Vote: Do We Water the Plants Too?

Worker cooperatives, in which all members have a say, gained attention at recent City Council hearings. ...

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City’s Webcast Law Faces Some Buffering

City’s Webcast Law Faces Some Buffering

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. ...

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Talking Black Politics with Queens Trailblazer

Talking Black Politics with Queens Trailblazer

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 e ...

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Pilot Project Helps Some Immigrants Avoid Deportation

Pilot Project Helps Some Immigrants Avoid Deportation

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. ...

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Opinion: Revisit Willets Point Development Plan

Opinion: Revisit Willets Point Development Plan

An opinion piece in the Queens Tribune suggests that the planners go back to the drawing board to redesign the Willets Point development project. ...

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Latinos Hail Mark-Viverito’s ‘Historic’ Election

Latinos Hail Mark-Viverito’s ‘Historic’ Election

Latino leaders rejoiced when Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito became City Council speaker, the first Hispanic politician to occupy the most important seat in New York City after ...

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Young Blood Ready to Shake Up City Council

Young Blood Ready to Shake Up City Council

Meeting with El Diario's editorial board, three recently elected young Latinos vowed to reform New York's City Council. ...

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De Blasio Vows to Build Diverse Administration

De Blasio Vows to Build Diverse Administration

A government that looks like the city is what Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio vowed to assemble during a reception at the “Somos el Futuro” conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, over th ...

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Latina in Race for 2nd Most Powerful City Job

Latina in Race for 2nd Most Powerful City Job

After her 94 percent win on Tuesday, Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito of East Harlem and Mott Haven announced her next step – running for City Council speaker, reports Mott Have ...

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‘Super Jewish’ District Turns ‘Super Russian’

‘Super Jewish’ District Turns ‘Super Russian’

After redistricting, City Council District 48 in southern Brooklyn has more residents from the former Soviet Union and the percentage of Jewish voters has dropped 20 percent. What ...

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Greek-American Candidate Poised to Make History

Greek-American Candidate Poised to Make History

If Astoria favorite Costa Constantinides wins on Election Day, he would become the first Greek American in the City Council. He talks community and politics in an interview with G ...

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