Mayor Bill de Blasio
and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza
today announced the launch of the Paul Simon Music Fellows Program for early-career music teachers, serving students in grades 6-12 from Harlem to Hollis.Continue reading
The Health Department today announced “Take the Pressure Off, NYC!
”, its first citywide initiative to prevent and control high blood pressure from Harlem to Hollis
. Continue reading
The Health Department today launched the NYC Heart Age Calculator, an online tool to help New Yorkers determine their risk for heart disease and stroke.
Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett
announced announced that the City will being enforcing updated calorie labeling rules today. Continue reading
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
In a major effort to ensure fair employment practices and close the pay gap for women and people of color, Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Executive Order 21 prohibiting City agencies from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants.Continue reading
Today, a coalition of New York State Assembly Members unveiled groundbreaking legislation that not only will fund MTA capital needs but will create a $4.5 billion Transit Gap Investment Fund (TGIF) to expand public transit and improve accessibility for millions of New Yorkers, particularly those who live in so-called “transit deserts.”Continue reading
Today, the New York State Supreme Court upheld the sodium warning rule, clearing the way for the City to enforce a rule that requires chain restaurants to post salt icons next to items with 2,300 milligrams or more of sodium – the total recommended daily limit. Continue reading