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 →

‘Minor’ Offenses Will No longer Get A Criminal Summons From Harlem To Hollis

NY Post reports that people who commit minor violations — like urinating in public or drinking a beer in a city park — will no longer get a criminal summons (from Harlem to Hollis), officials said. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Levin And Jewish Council Members Denounce Anti-Israel CUNY Vote

mark levine 2On Friday, April 15 Jewish members of the New York City Council spoke out against a resolution set to be voted on by the student government at CUNY’s graduate school that would endorse a boycott of Israeli academics and academic institutions. Continue Reading →

Participatory Budgeting Grows, But Not Everywhere

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Gotham Gazette reports that in four years participatory budgeting has exploded from four to 27 New York City Council districts. With over 51,000 voters casting ballots last cycle to allocate a total of $32 million dollars to projects across the city, New York‘s experiment in direct democracy has quickly become the largest of its kind in North America. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito To Create $1.4M City Bail Fund

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoHarlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito vowed to create a citywide bail fund even if Mayor de Blasio does not support it, as the Queens district attorney blasted the proposal.

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