Post Tagged with: "City Council District 8"

El Barrio residents discuss the election of a new District 8 council member. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

District 8 Residents Call for More Protections for the Poor

Elections 2017, Manhattan September 5, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Ahead of the primary election, the residents of the area comprising East Harlem and the South Bronx are hoping that the new council member will protect tenants and small business owners, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

New York City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-District 8) hosts the annual Black History Month Celebration on February 28, 2013. (Photo by Brianne Barry)

Latina in Race for 2nd Most Powerful City Job

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics November 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm

After her 94 percent win on Tuesday, Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito of East Harlem and Mott Haven announced her next step – running for City Council speaker, reports Mott Haven Herald.

(Photos via El Diario-La Prensa)

Young Latinos Set Sights on City Council

With term limits and scandals opening up seats in City Council, El Diario-La Prensa profiles three aspiring Latino New Yorkers: Ritchie Torres, 24, Ariel Guerrero, 28, and Antonio Reynoso, 30.

Ed Santos is the first Filipino to run for a city council seat in New York. (Photo via The FilAm)

Filipino Teacher Leads Community Foray Into Politics

Politics, Southeast Asian April 22, 2013 at 9:07 pm

The FilAm speaks to the Philippine Consulate’s Deputy Consul General, who laments the lack of political engagement among the community. One Filipino, however, hopes to change that as he becomes the first of his community to aspire for a City Council seat.

Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto (center), and councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito (left) talk with a resident of District 8.

San Juan Mayor Learns of New Budget Process During East Harlem Visit

Economy, Government, In the News, New York April 11, 2013 at 4:13 pm

A new method for allocating funds for community projects in New York, the Participatory Budget Process, recently drew the attention of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto. During a visit she observed the process in action in District 8.