Post Tagged with: "Mayor Bill de Blasio"

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Photo Op-Ed: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

  Tilzer: Progressive Mayor’s Plan For Homeless Mentally Ill: Move Them Out Of Sight “Thirty years after Willowbrook closed, pols still hiding the mentally ill,” asserts True News political blogger Gary Tilzer. Today, they’re putting the homeless mentally ill out of […]

by · July 31, 2015 · Photo Op Ed
Health Dept ID’s Sources of Legionnaires’ Disease, Confuses Public

Health Dept ID’s Sources of Legionnaires’ Disease, Confuses Public

City identified two sources of Legionella, and affected units have begun the process of remediation City continues aggressive testing and monitoring City health officials have identified and are overseeing the cleaning of two sources of Legionnaires’ disease in the South […]


City Mourns Heat-Related Death of Sanitation Worker, City Flags At Half-Mast

A 37-year-old sanitation worker who was working in Staten Island was found dead in his car Wednesday afternoon, not long after he complained about the heat, which hit the mid-90s. Sgt. Frank Musella, who has worked for the Department of Sanitation […]

by · July 30, 2015 · Government, Obituary
* * * BREAKING NEWS* * * — Heat Advisory Issued

* * * BREAKING NEWS* * * — Heat Advisory Issued

With heat indices expected to rise into the mid to high 90s through Wednesday, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory from noon today through 11 PM on Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New Yorkers to take steps […]

[Photo caption: Senator Rev Ruben Diaz; Bronx County Leader Marcos Crespo, Senator Adriano Espaillat, Assemblyman Jose Rivera, Assemblyman Victor Pichardo, Antonio Cabrera, Daniel Genese, Elvin Marte, Marcos De La Cruz, Nancy Soria, Francisco Roa, Jose R. Jean, Cira Angeles, Avik Kabessa]

De Blasio Blinks In War of Words With Uber

Late on Thursday afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration announced that it was dropping support for the proposed cap on Uber’s growth. In exchange, the city says Uber will start contributing to the MTA  and add worker and consumer protections. The city […]

Today’s Verdict: Bail Reform

Today’s Verdict: Bail Reform

Bail Reform  by David P. Lesch, Esq.  It’s been a long time coming.  Mass incarceration is destroying our culture as our society slowly feels the financial and moral burden.  And there is no better place to witness the injustice of […]

by · July 20, 2015 · Op Ed
Bronx Family Court Judge Fiordaliza Rodriguez Feted

Bronx Family Court Judge Fiordaliza Rodriguez Feted

Dinner Held at Bronx YMCA for 1st Dominican Family Court Judge Hon. Fiordaliza A. Rodriguez Recently, a congratulatory dinner was held at the Bronx YMCA for Hon. Fiordaliza A. Rodriguez, who was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to a […]

Silvercup Studios North to open next year in the Bronx

Silvercup Studios North to open next year in the Bronx

Lights, Camera, Action in the Bronx! Silvercup Studios expanding with a new Bronx film and television production facility; $35M project brings hundreds of well-paying jobs To meet the growing needs of New York’s booming film and television production industry, Silvercup […]

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

BP Diaz Praises FY 2016 City Budget

Saying that it is great to see that an agreement was made on the 2016 City budget in a timely manner, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. praised the new City budget for including money to hire 1300 new police […]

Harlem Rent Control Rally, 6/6

New York tenants are invited to join Mayor Bill De Blasio, Assemblyman Keith Wright, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, other elected officials and tenant leaders at “A Rally for Tenants” at the Harlem State Office Plaza (West 125th Street & […]

by · June 5, 2015 · Housing
Mayor de Blasio Asks Support for His National Progressive Agenda Combating Inequality

Mayor de Blasio Asks Support for His National Progressive Agenda Combating Inequality

On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio sent an email enlisting his supporters in the progressive community to back his national Progressive Agenda To Combat Inequality. In his email, de Blasio asks supporters to sign onto The Progressive Agenda so as to […]

by · May 12, 2015 · Government, News

De Blasio Budget Nixes Viverito Bail Fund

From Capital’s Gloria Pazmino: Mayor de Blasio did not provide money to create the city’s first bail fund or to hire 1,000 additional police officers, as requested by the Council. Both proposals are key parts of Mark-Viverito’s approach to criminal […]

by · May 8, 2015 · Government, Local News
Mayor de Blasio with school children

Lew’s Views: An IEP is Needed for Our Failing Schools

  Currently, Mayor Bill de Blasio and NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo are divided on the issue of basing a teacher’s evaluation on standardized testing scores. During the State of the State address, Governor Cuomo proposed various educational reforms involving […]

by · March 29, 2015 · Education News, Op Ed
Muslim Holidays Added To NYC School Calendar

Muslim Holidays Added To NYC School Calendar

City schools to recognize Muslim Holidays (New York NY) In a morning announcement, Mayor de Blasio fulfilled a campaign promise by adding two Muslim Holidays — Eid al-Adha & Eid al-Fitr — to the New York City public schools calendar. This shift […]

by · March 4, 2015 · Cultures, Faith, Government, News, Religion