Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Celebrate Increase Of Summer Youth Employment Program

Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (right), joined by Finance Chair Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and Council Members Elizabeth Crowley and Antonio Reynoso, alongside GRYC President Bob Monahan, visited the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (GRYC) at Continue Reading →

Chancellor Carmen Fariña Announces Students Participating In Internship Program

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced 600 students from 74 high schools have participated in the first year of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Industry Scholars Program.

Mayor de Blasio And Bill Chong Kicks Off Summer Youth Employment Program With Record Jobs And Sites

Mayor Bill de Blasio and DYCD Commissioner Bill Chong today announced the start of the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program with a record 70,000 young New Yorkers employed at more Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Release Youth Employment Task Force

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today released the Youth Employment Task Force Report, which provides recommendations to enhance youth workforce programming and services to the Continue Reading →

The Radicalization Of Ray Richardson: Suspicion Still Surrounds Death of Black Activist TV Producer

(This artical was originally posted on November 3, 2013.) By Jeffrey B. Perry and Charles V. Richardson In January, 1971, the young producer of Boston public television’s groundbreaking program Say Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Gabrielle Fialkoff Announce $400M Raised To Address Inequality

Today, Mayor de Blasio and Gabrielle Fialkoff, Senior Advisor to Mayor de Blasio and Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships, announced that over $400 million has been raised in private Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce 90% Drop In Criminal Court Summonses

Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced today that the City’s enforcement of certain minor offenses, specifically giving officers the option of issuing a civil ticket instead of a criminal Continue Reading →

Cumbo, Mark-Viverito, de Blasio And Others Celebrate Budgetary Victories

New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo released the following statement after Harlem’s Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and members of the New York City Council passed the budget for fiscal Continue Reading →