Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito To Deliver 2016 State Of The City Address

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934On Thursday, February 11th, New York City Council Speaker from East Harlem Melissa Mark-Viverito will deliver her second State of the City address, “More Justice,” at the Samuel Gompers Campus in the South Bronx. Continue Reading →

Second African Burial Ground Discovered In Harlem

alg-mta-bus-depot-jpgFor nearly a decade, keepers of Harlem’s historical flame have insisted — in the face of official skepticism — that a significant antebellum landmark lay beneath an enormous bus depot near the Harlem River. Continue Reading →

Join Crain’s Business Breakfast Forum: With Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoEast Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will discuss the council’s relationship with the de Blasio administration, how new council rules have changed the legislative process, and her agenda for 2016. Continue Reading →

City Council Speaker To Pay Fine To Settle Ethics Probe

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934CrainsNY reports that Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is reaching a settlement with the city’s Conflict of Interest Board. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Calls Out Rubio

a-Mark-Viverito_3Harlem New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is criticizing Republicans for not helping debt-crippled Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Seeks Raise For Council members

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934The New York News Daily reports that the Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito made her plea for a raise for Council members to the city pay raise commission, saying in a letter to the group that salaries should be increased without specifying a number. Continue Reading →

Farina Honors Harlem And Inwood Schools

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaSchools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced that 15 schools with existing Dual Language programs will become Model Dual Language Programs for the 2015-16 school year. Continue Reading →

The Health Department Recognizes World Aids Day

aids-day-candlesThe Health Department today released its 2014 HIV Surveillance Annual Report, which shows that the annual number of new HIV diagnoses in New York City has reached an all-time low, and, for the first time, includes data on HIV/AIDS among transgender New Yorkers.  Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Launch K2 Campaign

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Julie Menin and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett today announced the launch of the City’s public awareness campaign Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Speaker Mark-Viverito At K2 Summit

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoOn Monday, November 16 at 8:30 AM, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs , New York City Policy Department (NYPD) and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will co-host a summit, K2 in NYC: Promoting Public Health and Safety…  Continue Reading →