Post Tagged with: "City Council"

César Pérez hopes that the new law will help his father, who is being held at Rikers Island facing deportation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Immigrants Hopeful after NYC Approves Law Limiting Deportations

Government, Immigration, New York October 23, 2014 at 2:27 pm

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 launch NYC Hepatitis B Awareness Week. (Photo via The Lo-Down)

Hepatitis B Awareness Week Kicks Off in NYC

Asian, Health July 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm

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 member Margaret Chin wants better reporting on Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in New York (Photo courtesy of margaretchin.com)

Getting the Data on a Damaging Virus

City Council members want the health department to provide annual reporting on hepatitis B and C viruses.

Janvieve Williams Comrie is one of the cofounders of a small cooperative called Ginger Moon that makes healthy meals for pregnant women and new mothers. (Photo by Gwynne Hogan/ Voices of NY)

Support Worker Co-ops, Advocates Tell City Council

Featured Posts, Labor May 14, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Supporters of worker cooperatives request funding to help these nascent businesses grow.

Food carts in Flushing get busier as the weather warms up, but add to pollution with smoke from grilling. (Photo by Sun Yingshu via The China Press)

BBQ Smoke Thickens the Air in Flushing

East Asian, Food, Queens April 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Food cart vendors may be cited for violations is pollution from barbecue grilling continues, reports The China Press.

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

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

Featured Posts, Labor, Latino, Voices' Picks April 4, 2014 at 3:51 pm

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

Councilman Dan Garodnick and Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito before a City Council meeting. (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

City’s Webcast Law Faces Some Buffering

Government March 6, 2014 at 6:08 pm

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.

Guy R. Brewer United Democratic Club, named after a political pioneer for the black community in Queens, with Archie Spigner in the center. (Photo via Queens Press)

Talking Black Politics with Queens Trailblazer

African American, Government, Politics February 26, 2014 at 6:55 pm

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.

Thanks to the help of the NYIFUP program, Juan Guzmán avoided deportation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario/La Prensa)

Pilot Project Helps Some Immigrants Avoid Deportation

Government, Immigration, In the News February 20, 2014 at 6:28 pm

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.

Opinion: Revisit Willets Point Development Plan

Opinion: Revisit Willets Point Development Plan

Business, Housing, Labor, Opinion, Queens, Real Estate February 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm

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

Melissa Mark-Viverito after being elected City Council speaker (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa.

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 the mayor, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

Recently elected Brooklyn councilmen Carlos Menchaca (left), Antonio Reynoso (center) and Rafael Espinal with the editorial board at El Diario/La Prensa. (Photo by Marion Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Young Blood Ready to Shake Up City Council

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics November 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm

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

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio said his administration will look like the city. (Photo by Julius Mortal/Voices of NY)

De Blasio Vows to Build Diverse Administration

Elections 2013, Government, Latino, Revson Covering NYC November 12, 2013 at 10:07 pm

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 the weekend.

New York City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-District 8) hosts the annual Black History Month Celebration on February 28, 2013. (Photo by Brianne Barry)

Latina in Race for 2nd Most Powerful City Job

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics November 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm

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 Haven Herald.

The newly-drawn City Council District 48. (Image via Center for Urban Research)

‘Super Jewish’ District Turns ‘Super Russian’

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Jewish, Politics October 29, 2013 at 5:38 pm

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 does this mean come Election Day when four newcomers vie for the vacant seat?