Post Tagged with: "Tish James"

Hoyt Transportation Allegedly Exceeded Limits on Vehicle Idling,
Leading to Air Pollution in Communities of Color

Attorney General James Stops School Bus Company from Polluting in The Bronx

New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced a settlement with Hoyt Transportation, Inc., a Bronx-based school bus company, ending its alleged practice of excessive idling at bus yards. Excessive vehicle idling causes air pollution, endangering the health and wellness of […]

by · October 7, 2022 · Breaking News, Environment, News
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Bronx Political Buzz: Michael Blake Apologizes

Political Fallout Over Contribution Refund  “Michael Blake is dead to Senator Diaz,” reports a Bronx Democratic party operative after the Morrisania assemblyman and DNC vice chair rescinded a $1000 donation to Diaz’s city council campaign committee. The fierce backlash prompted […]

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Cuomo To Lift Number of MWBE Contracts To 30%

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled another proposal ahead of his 2016 agenda. This time he vowed to increase opportunity for minority- and women-owned business enterprises across New York State. In 2014, Governor Cuomo established a goal of 30 percent for […]

PA James:  ‘Divest from Assault Weapon Manufacturers’

PA James: ‘Divest from Assault Weapon Manufacturers’

Public Advocate Letitia James Supports Call for Divestment from Assault Weapon Manufacturers As we mourn tragedy after tragedy caused by guns, New York City must take a powerful stand against companies that contribute to carnage and violence across our nation. […]

by · January 8, 2016 · Guns, News, Op Ed
New York Reacts To Latest Police Officer Death

New York Reacts To Latest Police Officer Death

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed that flags on all State government buildings be flown at half-staff in memory of New York City Police Officer Randolph Holder, who died last night after being shot […]

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Public Advocate Tish James Joins Hillary Clinton on Gun Control

In an email sent to supporters late Monday afternoon, NYC Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James expressed her support for gun control measures to curb the gun violence that plagues parts of the Bronx and Brooklyn. In supporting Democratic presidential candidate […]

by · October 6, 2015 · Crime, Government, Public Safety
"Today we celebrate 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid, and continue the fight to expand healthcare for all!" Credi: OPA

Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50

Across the Bronx and other parts of the City, elected officials and grateful New Yorkers celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid which was signed into law by President Johnson on July 30, 1965 as an amendment to the Social Security […]


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
Public Advocate Calls Emergency Faith Leaders Meeting

Public Advocate Calls Emergency Faith Leaders Meeting

Following the tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, Public Advocate Tisch James is inviting faith leaders from across New York City to join her in a discussion about safety in local houses of worship. According to an email, the New York City […]

Public Advocate Tish James to Keynote Leadership Luncheon, April 26

Public Advocate Tish James to Keynote Leadership Luncheon, April 26

The Committee for Effective Leadership recently announced that Public Advocate Leticia *Tish* James will be the keynote speaker at its annual event on April 26.  Other elected officials expected to attend include Senator Gustavo Rivera, Assembly Members Michael Benedetto, Marcos […]