Uptown Rep Rodriguez’s Concern About Pregnant Woman Handcuffed During Labor

A statement from uptown rep. Ydanis Rodriguez:

“The New York Times recently reported on a story about a pregnant woman from the Bronx who was forced to give birth while handcuffed in contravention of New York State law. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Expanded Access To Carshare From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City will dedicate 309 parking spots to carshare programs: the NYC DOT will dedicate 285 parking spaces. Continue Reading →

Oversight Hearing On NYPD Crowd Control And Protest Procedures

Uptowns Council Members Ydanis Rodriguez and Jumaane Williams issued the following statement on the Committee on Public Safety oversight hearing chaired by Council Member Donovan Richards: Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Citywide Guidance And NYPD Assistance With Federal Immigration Enforcement

The de Blasio Administration today announced the issuance of citywide guidance and new NYPD protocols to clarify and institutionalize the City’s policy that it will not voluntarily cooperate with federal immigration enforcement activities, and will only coordinate in limited circumstances, including where there is a public safety risk. Continue Reading →

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 →

Mayor de Blasio And Chancellor Fariña Announced The Expansion Of 3-K For All

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced the expansion of 3-K for All to six more community school districts across all five boroughs. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces New ParkNYC Mobile Pay System For On Street Parking

The de Blasio Administration today announced the introduction of ParkNYC, a new and convenient way to pay for on-street parking from Harlem to Hollis, Queens. Continue Reading →

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