The Right Cumbo For The New Majority Leader Of The NYC Council From Harlem To Hollis

Today, Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo was appointed as the first woman of color to serve as Majority Leader of the New York City Council during the Stated Meeting. Continue Reading →

Council Members Cumbo, Van Bramer, Harlem’s Mark-Viverito And Others Pass Historic Arts Package

The arts has been a huge part of the history of Harlem. Today, the New York City Council passed a package of legislation introduced by Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo to modernize the Percent for Art program. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Responds To Unveiling of Rev. Dr. Clarence Norman, Sr. And Ellen Norman Way

street-namin-gmontage-new-york-city-council-member-laurie-a-cumboAfter more than 60 years of ministry at the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, a street sign in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Clarence Norman, Sr. and First Lady Ellen Norman was unveiled by Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo attended by Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito and others today at the intersection of Rogers Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn.

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Mayor de Blasio Signs Executive Order Banning City Agencies From Reviewing Salary History Of Job Applicants

bill-de-blasio-ydanis-rodriguez-and-melissa1In a major effort to ensure fair employment practices and close the pay gap for women and people of color, Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Executive Order 21 prohibiting City agencies from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants. Continue Reading →

Chancellor Fariña And Others Announce New Intiative To Offer Free Wi-Fi To Students And Families

Fariña with studentsSchools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced a new partnership with the City’s three library systems, Google and Sprint to offer free Wi-Fi hotspots available for year-long rental to public school students and families to increase internet access at home. Continue Reading →

TBI, BLAC & Women’s Caucus Drive Passage Of MWBE Bill Package

Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito  Launches Young Women's Initiative on the SOn Wednesday, September 14th members of the City Council’s Women’s Caucus, Public Advocate Tish James, along with Council Members Laurie Cumbo, Helen Rosenthal and Elizabeth Crowley, gathered support from their colleagues to pass a package of bills dedicated to supporting the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) of New York City.

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

de blasio cumbo and melissas from harlemNew 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 year 2017. 

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Cumbo, Mark-Viverito And Others Celebrate Investments In Youth, School And Culture

de blasio and othersNew York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo released the following statement after Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and members of the New York City Council reached an early agreement on Wednesday with Mayor Bill de Blasio on a balanced FY2017 budget. Continue Reading →

Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce $6.6 Mill To Support Domestic Violence Survivors

domestic viloence talk2In honor of NYC Go Purple Day and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Women’s Issues Committee Chair Laurie Cumbo announced $6.6 million in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget for support services for survivors of domestic violence. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito Young Women’s Initiative

Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito Launches Young Women's Initiative on the SToday, Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council launched the Young Women’s Initiative, a multiplatform coalition aimed at supporting young women in New York City. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces New Homelessness Services

harlemless in harlemMayor Bill de Blasio today announced $12.3 million on homelessness prevention services to expand free legal representation in Housing Court and help thousands of New Yorkers from Harlem to Hollis facing eviction or harassment stay in their homes. Continue Reading →

de Blasio Announces $16 Bil In Minority Biz Awards

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Mayor de Blasio and M/WBE Director Maya Wiley today announced that from Harlem to Hollis were awarded $1,618,103,913 – over $1.6 billion – in contracts to Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises in Fiscal Year 2015.

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