Today, the Council will vote on bills implementing reporting requirements and improving access to resources to help prevent bullying, including requiring the Department of Education to post contact information for each school. Continue Reading →
The City Council Committee on Immigration, chaired by Carlos Menchaca, and Harlem Melissa Mark-Viverito, Ydanis Rodriquez and others reps responded quickly to the recent Trump Administration’s announcement signaling the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Continue Reading →
Statement on the Approval of the 126th Street Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial and Mixed-Use Project by the City Council Planning Subcommittee: Continue Reading →
A city project to construct a massive mixed-use development on the site of a former bus depot in East Harlem has been approved by the City Planning Commission, making it one step away from completing the public review process. Continue Reading →
A statement by Harlem speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Ydanis Rodriguez regarding the MTA Derailment effecting A and D trains in and out of Harlem: Continue Reading →
Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito opening statement at a public hearing on immigration Bills: Continue Reading →
The cost of flood insurance could reach crisis levels for low-income New Yorkers and other low-income Americans if Congress does not act to reform FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Continue Reading →
Today the New York City Council passed a package of legislation aimed at overhauling safety standards for gas piping infrastructure.
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Harlem’s City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke openly Thursday about sexual abuse she suffered as a child, prompted by a video released last week in which presidential candidate Donald Trump says he aggressively kisses women and grabs their genitalia. Continue Reading →
Harlem’s speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito along with Council Member Daniel Dromm today visited Food Bank NYC in Jackson Heights to remind New Yorkers to file their taxes and to utilize the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) at free tax preparation sites at locations across the City. Continue Reading →
Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito will discuss the City Council’s outreach to the community and ethnic media, her State of the City address… Continue Reading →
Statement by Harlem’s Council Speaker Mark-Viverito about exclusion of bankruptcy protections for Puerto Rico in 2016 Omnibus Spending Bill.
“Once again, the Republican Congress has singled out Puerto Ricans as second-class citizens. Continue Reading →