Midterm Run kicks Off In Harlem With Ritchie Torres And Jimmy Vacca

Members of #Run4AllWomen, a grassroots movement which uses running as a vehicle for social change, will run 2,018 miles to help Democrats take back Congress in this year’s midterm elections. Continue Reading →

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Beleaguered NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye Is Resigning

NY Post reports that embattled NYCHA chair Shola Olatoye — who faced strong criticism for her handling of lead paint inspections and poor living conditions — is stepping down from her post, City Hall announced Monday. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Releases New Data Showing How NYers Are Exposed To Secondhand Smoke

The Health Department today released a new Vital Signs report on secondhand smoke exposure and smoke-free housing policies in New York City. Continue Reading →

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Council Vote To Improve Access To Resources To Help Families From Harlem To Hollis

Today, the Council will vote on bills implementing reporting requirements and improving access to resources to help prevent bullying, including requiring the Department of Education to post contact information for each school. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Al Sharpton Wants A Black City Council Speaker

The NY Post reports that Rev. Al Sharpton wants race to weigh heavily in who becomes the next leader of the City Council. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio And Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce 90% Drop In Criminal Court Summonses

Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced today that the City’s enforcement of certain minor offenses, specifically giving officers the option of issuing a civil ticket instead of a criminal court summons under the Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA). Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Support To Individuals & Families From The Hurricanes

Mayor de Blasio announced today that a service center will open next week to support displaced individuals and families from Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean islands following recent hurricanes. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Electeds Mark-Viverito, Rodriguez And Other Council Members Hail Growth Of Latino Population

On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, the Census estimated that the share of Latinos from Harlem to Hollis living in New York City had grown to comprise 29% of all inhabitants. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Today Signs Legislation Increasing Percent For Art Program Funding

Mayor de Blasio today signed 12 pieces of legislation on which he previously held a hearing – Intros. 1290-A, 1295-A, 1296-A and 1297-A, in relation to the Percent for Art program… Continue Reading →

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NY City Council Funds Amida Care’s Consumer Workforce Initiative

CCCADI Gala     New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito   IOU_7934The New York City Council led by Harlem New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has allocated $200,000 under the End the Epidemic budget to fund Amida Care’s Consumer Workforce Initiative program. Continue Reading →

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Youth Bridge Intergenerational Divide Through New Mural In Harlem

135129f7-d7d3-4cb6-8c74-09175256ad2bIn Harlem, a team of young artists engaged local elders through the creation of a mural that has transformed the entrance to the Saint Nicholas Houses Senior Citizens Center. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Accused Of “Accommodating” Mayor And NYPD

de blasio and wark in harlemNew York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s decision to scuttle legislation that would have toughened guidelines for police stops has exposed tensions on the council, with some lawmakers accusing her of being too accommodating to Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD. Continue Reading →

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Saint Nicholas Houses Youth Artists Dedicate Mural In Harlem

harlem projects nuralGroundswell, the Office of Council Member Ritchie Torres, and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) will unveil the first two murals of a series of three at the Saint Nicholas Houses today Thursday, June 23 at 4:00 PM EST, as part of a major one-year initiative entitled “Public Art / Public Housing.” Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: BP Diaz Honors Christine Quinn At Bronx LGBTQ Pride Awards

bronx diaz lbt1On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the sixth annual Bronx Borough President and Allies LGBTQ Pride Awards Ceremony at Billy’s Sports Bar. Continue Reading →

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Map Of Disappearing Subsidized Housing In NYC Addressed

affordable housing in harlem1Since 2012, a tenant protection group has helped restore 50,000 units of rent regulated housing in New York City that had been improperly deregulated, the New York Daily News reports. Continue Reading →

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Two Bills For People With Disabilities Signed Into Law

Rosenthal's Two Bills for People with Disabilities Signed Into LawToday Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Ritchie Torres’ legislation to expand access for people with disabilities attending events held by the City and interacting with city agencies. Continue Reading →

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