Harlem’s Bill Perkins New York City Council Participatory Budgeting 2018

Participatory Budgeting is a grassroots process through which community residents vote to directly allocate money toward proposals developed by the community to meet local needs. Continue Reading →

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Judge Rules Against East Harlem Rezoning Challenge

Patch reports that a state judge ruled against a legal challenge to the city’s plan to rezone a large portion of East Harlem in an attempt to spur development in the neighborhood. Continue Reading →

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Electeds Call For Robust Mental Health Services And Sensible Gun Regulations At Our Schools

Today, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez was joined by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, NYS Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, NYC Council Members Jumaane Williams, Kalman Yeger, Bill Perkins, and community advocates and called for robust mental health services and counseling in New York schools, and greater gun regulation. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio And Deputy Mayor Glen Statement On Approval Of East Harlem And Other Developments

“As we work to make this city more equitable, we are building and preserving affordable housing at a record pace. Continue Reading →

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City Council Approves East Harlem Rezoning

Patch reports that a long-debated proposal to rezone East Harlem was approved with minimal fireworks Thursday by the New York City Council. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito, Bill Perkins And Council Announce Agreement To Rezone Harlem

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Bill Perkins and the New York City Council today announced an agreement to rezone El Barrio/East Harlem and secure investments for many priorities of the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan. Continue Reading →

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Congrats, To Longtime Harlem Pol Who Prevailed Over Challengers

City Limits reports that in Harlem, it was legacy that trumped winds of change. Longtime Harlem pol Bill Perkins won the primary with 49 percent of the vote, a wide margin over challengers Marvin Holland, who received 20 percent, Cordell Cleare, who received 17 percent, and three other Democrats. Continue Reading →

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Central Harlem City Council Election District 9: Candidates, Polling Places And More

Voters in Central Harlem will take to the polls on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, to cast crucial votes in this year’s Democratic primary. Continue Reading →

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Bill Perkins Missed 25% Of His Meetings The Year Before Being Re-Elected

NY Daily News report that hardworking Harlem Councilman Bill Perkins, who just took office in March, in terms of his attendance, missed 25% of the 24 meetings he was supposed to attend. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Bill Perkins, Adriano Espaillat, Inez Dickens, Brian A. Benjamin And Others At Harlem Town Hall

On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio will host a town hall with residents of 9thCouncil District, represented by Council Member in addition to Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat, State Senator Brian A. Benjamin and Assembly Member Inez Dickens. Continue Reading →

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Gun Incidents Near Morningside Park Ignite Fear In Harlem

A Queens teenager visiting his aunt in Harlem heard the chilling words “It’s time to get lit” before bullets suddenly pierced his right thigh and right foot. Continue Reading →

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