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Queens County Women’s Bar Association Makes History

Queens County Women’s Bar Association Makes History Attorney Lourdes M. Ventura, Installed As First Latina President For the first time in its 84-year history the Queens County Women’s Bar Association (QCWBA) will have a woman of Latina heritage lead the […]

by · June 30, 2015 · Law, Local News, News
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Cuomo, Legislature Reach Agreement on Rent Laws, 421a But Not MMA

In an email to supporters, Governor Andrew Cuomo described his end-of-session agreement with legislative leaders that addresses many of the important issues facing New York. Cuomo referred to his bold vision for New York: “one that promised to expand opportunity, […]

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Cuomo will get the power to preside at weddings

In a last, last minute development, Governor Andrew Cuomo has requested the power to marry people. People familiar with his push note that Cuomo has received several requests to solemnize gay weddings since 2011, when he signed a law legalizing […]

by · June 25, 2015 · Government, Law, LGBT Issues, News
Bronx Legionnaires’ Disease Lawsuit Filed in Co-Op City Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Bronx Legionnaires’ Disease Lawsuit Filed in Co-Op City Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

  A man critically injured in the Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in the Bronx last year has filed suit, charging his injuries were a direct result of carelessness and negligence on the part of the companies responsible for keeping the property […]

Legal Corner: When Loved Ones Are Ill

Legal Corner: When Loved Ones Are Ill

ATTORNEY EZRA GLASER, ESQ., FOR THE PEOPLE I am a medical malpractice attorney (among other areas of the law) and so I thought for our first column on legal issues, it was most appropriate to bring to light a personal […]

DC 37 Supports City Council Bill Outlawing Job Credit Checks

DC 37 Supports City Council Bill Outlawing Job Credit Checks

As the City Council passed legislation banning pre-employment credit checks, Henry Garrido, the executive director of DC 37, commended “the Administration, the City Council leadership and Council Member Brad Lander, the sponsor of Intro 261, for their work on this […]

by · April 25, 2015 · Government, Law
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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
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Klein and State Senate Coalition releases bombshell report on dangerous sex offenders living near UPK programs

After devastating New York State Court of Appeals ruling in Nassau, State Senate Coalition will act on a series of bills to strengthen protections for children against sex offenders   New York, NY –  The New York State Senate Coalition […]

by · February 24, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Law
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
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
Public Safety Legislation

Public Safety Legislation

Dear Members of Community Boards 10 and 11 and Presidents of 45th and 49th Precinct Community Councils, Many residents have spoken to me regarding proposed bills in the New York City Council that may impact our Police Department. One bill that […]

by · January 10, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Law
BP Diaz, CM Espinal & Colleagues Intro Salon Grading Legislation

BP Diaz, CM Espinal & Colleagues Intro Salon Grading Legislation

On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Council Member Rafael Espinal, chair of the City Council’s Committee on Consumer Affairs, officially unveiled a legislative package relating to the creation of a letter grading system for […]

by · January 8, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Law
Justice for Fabian Cruz: The Judicial & Legislative System Must Act

Justice for Fabian Cruz: The Judicial & Legislative System Must Act

Once again the NYC Corrections Department has failed to protect an inmate with mental issues from death. Staff at Rikers failed to follow procedure and ignored the urgent request from a psychiatrist that Fabian Cruz was in need of immediate […]

by · January 8, 2015 · Crime, Editorials, Law
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BP DIAZ & CM ESPINAL TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION ON ‘NAIL & BEAUTY SALON’ GRADING SYSTEM

On Tuesday, January 6, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Council Member Rafael Espinal, chair of the City Council’s Committee on Consumer Affairs, will join colleagues, community members, business leaders and others to unveil a legislative package relating to the […]

by · January 4, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Law
District Attorney Rob Johnson: Justice and the Bronx

District Attorney Rob Johnson: Justice and the Bronx

On December 1st, Bronx Chronicle staff Kathleen Canzoniero and I had the opportunity to interview Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson. He has served as Bronx District Attorney for more than two decades. Prior to being elected as District Attorney he […]