Mayor de Blasio today announced that by the end of this year, every person in the Department of Correction’s custody will receive re-entry services to help connect them with jobs and opportunities outside of jail, as well as five hours of programming per day during their stay to address vocational, educational, and therapeutic needs. Continue Reading →
A group of 13 New York City-based civic organizations, including New Yorkers for Parks, sent an open letter to Mayor de Blasio outlining seven steps the city can take to ensure that we have the open space necessary for our gatherings and demonstrations to be safe and welcoming. Continue Reading →
Concerned about gentrification in East Harlem? Join El Barrio Unite, South Bronx Community Congress, and the Citywide Alliance Against Displacement! Continue Reading →
Applying to college just got cheaper for some of the city’s poorest families.
Mayor de Blasio and CUNY officials announced Monday that the $65 application fee currently required by the city’s public colleges will now be waived for low-income public school kids. Continue Reading →
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On Monday, September 5th, 2016, Seitu Oronde hit the road to the West Indian-American Day Opening Event (which found the Mayor de Blasio with a hand full) and Carnival in Jamaica, New York, New York. Continue Reading →
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that based on an analysis of seasonally adjusted job numbers for June 2016 by the New York State Department of Labor, New York City added 26,400 private sector jobs in June 2016. Continue Reading →
As part of its effort to help the design, architecture and construction industries understand opportunities available to them and to work more efficiently with the City, the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) on July 20, 2016. Continue Reading →
Today, Mayor de Blasio and Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau met at City Hall to discuss their shared priorities and the international partnership between the global capitals.
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Today, Mayor de Blasio and New York City Commission on Human Rights Commissioner and Chair Carmelyn P. Malalis announce that new caregiver protections go into effect, protecting people with care giving responsibilities. Continue Reading →