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Parents Union Praises Lifting of the Cell Phone Ban in NYC Public Schools

Parents Union Praises Lifting of the Cell Phone Ban in NYC Public Schools

This morning, the NYC Parents Union greeted the lifting of the longtime ban of cell phones in New York City public schools with cheers. “We applaud and thank Mayor de Blasio for fulfilling his campaign promise and putting the safety […]

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Free Range Kids – Are Teens Who Sext “Child Pornographers?

Post by contributor Lenore Skenazy Thanks to our mistaken belief that no one under 18 can have any legitimate sexual feelings—and hence any sex they’ve engaged in was coerced and bound to render unspeakable emotional harm—we have laws on the […]

by · March 2, 2015 · Crime, Cultures, Government, Law
Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo Hosts  A Teen Dating Violence Awareness Workshop

Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo Hosts A Teen Dating Violence Awareness Workshop

Assemblyman Crespo Joins W.E.S.D.A and Local Teens To Raise Awareness Of Teen Dating Violence   Last Friday, Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo joins W.E.S.D.A. for a one-day workshop to empower young women and bring awareness of healthy and unhealthy relationships as […]

Council Member Andy King Passes Storm Damaged Trees Legislation

Council Member Andy King Passes Storm Damaged Trees Legislation

Council Member Andy King Bill Expediting the Removal of Downed Trees Damaged By Storms Passes City Council CITY HALL – City Council Member Andy King (12th District/Bronx) applauded the NYC Council’s passage of Int. No. 74-A last week, which creates an […]

Assembly Passes DREAM Act, Senate Action Unlikely

Assembly Passes DREAM Act, Senate Action Unlikely

On Thursday, the state Assembly voted 87-45 for the DREAM Act, a bill that would open up state-level college tuition assistance to children of immigrants and undocumented immigrants who are in the country illegally. The vote was largely along party […]

by · February 27, 2015 · Government, Immigration Issues, News
FAMILIES FOR EXCELLENT SCHOOLS CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE STATE TAKEOVER OF 178 FAILING  SCHOOLS

FAMILIES FOR EXCELLENT SCHOOLS CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE STATE TAKEOVER OF 178 FAILING SCHOOLS

Parents Urge Governor and State Legislature to Place All Priority Schools Under Receivership this Fall, Providing Bold, Structural Change for Chronically Failing Schools Includes 91 Priority Schools in New York City New York, NY – On Wednesday, Families for Excellent Schools (FES) […]

by · February 25, 2015 · Education News, Government
The MMA Journalist: Zuffa to Battle New York in Court on March 5,

The MMA Journalist: Zuffa to Battle New York in Court on March 5,

The tide of battle may have shifted on the legislative side of [the UFC’s Dan] Zuffa’s campaign to get MMA sanctioned here in New York, but the judicial angle still rages with the intensity of a bloody border conflict, and […]

by · February 25, 2015 · Government, Sports
Legislative Leanings: Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz on Mixed Martial Arts

Legislative Leanings: Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz on Mixed Martial Arts

  Writing on his blog, The MMA Journalist, blogger Jim Genia posted responses from state legislators about lifting the ban on professional mixed martials arts (MMA) bouts in New York.   Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on the MMA bill: “I have […]

by · February 24, 2015 · Government, Sports
ASSEMBLYWOMAN LATOYA JOYNER INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION TO END TENANT DISCRIMINATION

ASSEMBLYWOMAN LATOYA JOYNER INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION TO END TENANT DISCRIMINATION

Assembly Bill A.5166 seeks to enact statewide ban on housing discrimination due to income for prospective tenants BRONX, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (Bronx-77AD) introduced a new bill that will fight to end tenant discrimination based on income across the […]

by · February 24, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Government, Law, News
COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING REMEMBERS THE LEGACY OF MALCOLM X

COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING REMEMBERS THE LEGACY OF MALCOLM X

“We must not forget, it was 50 years ago today [February 21] that brother Malcolm X was gunned down at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem. Although he is not with us today, the humanitarian works of the Malcolm X movement […]

by · February 24, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Government
BP DIAZ: RENAME BRONX POST OFFICE FOR HERMAN BADILLO

BP DIAZ: RENAME BRONX POST OFFICE FOR HERMAN BADILLO

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a letter to the United States Congress proposing that the United States Postal Service’s Morrisania branch, located at 442 East 167th Street, Bronx, NY, 10456, be renamed in honor of former U.S. […]

TOMORROW, FEB. 24, COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING AND THE SAFETY NET PROJECT HOST KNOW YOUR RIGHTS SERIES

TOMORROW, FEB. 24, COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING AND THE SAFETY NET PROJECT HOST KNOW YOUR RIGHTS SERIES

COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING AND THE SAFETY NET PROJECT HOST KNOW YOUR RIGHTS SERIES NYC Council Member Andy King and The Safety Net Project will host their fourth in a series of “Know Your Rights” trainings on Tuesday, Feb. 24, […]

by · February 23, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Government, Law
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State Senate Coalition report finds dangerous sex offenders residing near UPK programs

After disappointing New York State Court of Appeals decision for Nassau County, State Senate Coalition demands passage of bills that will strengthen  protections for children against sex offenders   New York, NY – On Sunday, the New York State Senate […]

by · February 23, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Crime, Government, News
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SENATOR KLEIN LAUNCHES BRONX SENIOR CENTER “LISTENING TOUR”

New Survey Gauges Most-Pressing Financial Issues Facing NY Seniors RIVERDALE, NY – Senate Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) Leader State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz (D-Bronx), kicked off a month-long tour of Bronx senior centers today at the […]

by · February 21, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Government, Senior Issues
SEN. JEFF KLEIN UNVEILS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REINVESTING IN AFFORDABLE AND PUBLIC HOUSING IN NEW YORK

SEN. JEFF KLEIN UNVEILS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REINVESTING IN AFFORDABLE AND PUBLIC HOUSING IN NEW YORK

NEW YORK, NY – Independent Democratic Conference Leader State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) unveiled the IDC’s bold and comprehensive housing agenda to members of the New York Housing Conference at a luncheon event on Thursday. Klein, joined by Senator David […]

by · February 20, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Government, News