From Harlem To Hollis: City Council Passes Bill Outlawing Credit Checks On Job Applicants

background chack in nycThe City Council on Thursday passed a bill prohibiting credit checks on most job applicants, except those being hired for top-level executive positions with fiduciary responsibilities as well as potential employees, who manage assets or oversee financial agreements worth $10,000 or more. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Members Levine/Mark-Viverito To Create Office Of Civil Justice

Melissa_Mark and levineThis week the Committee on Courts and Legal Services will hold a hearing on Intro 736, a bill introduced by Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and City Council Member Mark Levine to establish a new Office of Civil Justice. Continue Reading →

Rangel And Colleagues Introduce James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act

rangelWith the Zadroga bill’s two critical programs – the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund – set to expire in October 2015 and October 2016 respectively, Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And NYC Council Members Kick off Participatory Budgeting

Council Speaker Melissa  Mark-Viverito Holds Press Conference to Kick-Off...Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York City Council Members kicked off the voting period for New York City’s 2014-2015 participatory budgeting cycle — now the largest such process in the nation. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Inez Dickens And Black Institute Unveil Business Report At City Hall

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Harlem City Council Inez Dickens, the Black Institute President Bertha Lewis, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke, Mount Neboh Baptist Church Rev. Dr. Johnnie M. Green Jr., Assemblyman Michael Blake; and other Council Members Kallos, Cumbo, and Eugene, minority business owners representing construction, financial services, and other sectors. Continue Reading →

Harlem United Supports Gov Coumo’s Budget

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Harlem United today acknowledged the significant investments in health, housing and human services Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature have made in the SY2015-2016 budget Continue Reading →