Post Tagged with: "Ritchie Torres"

Council member Ritchie Torres at City Hall (Photo by Matt Tracy via Gay City News)

Ritchie Torres Sets Sights on an ‘Historic Race’

Bronx, LGBTQ, Politics May 9, 2019 at 6:07 pm

In a wide-ranging interview with Gay City News, City Council member Ritchie Torres speaks about looking ahead to the Congressional race for Rep. José Serrano’s seat in the Bronx.

Councilman Ritchie Torres with Washington Avenue tenants in the Bronx. (Photo via El Diario)

Torres vs. Serrano? Potential Primary Challenge Rattles Hispanic Politics

Bronx, Latino, Politics March 19, 2019 at 5:49 pm

Inspired by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz’s shocking win last year, Bronx Council member Ritchie Torres is considering challenging veteran congressman José Serrano in the next Democratic primaries, potentially upending three decades of Hispanic politics, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Councilmember Ritchie Torres speaks about his proposed bill to bolster LGBTQ-owned businesses in New York City. (Photo by Matt Tracy via Gay City News)

Push to Certify LGBTQ-Owned Businesses in NYC

Business, LGBTQ, New York March 1, 2019 at 4:45 pm

NYC Council member Ritchie Torres is one of the sponsors of a bill that would offer certification to LGBTQ-owned businesses, reports Gay City News.

Bronx Councilmember Ritchie Torres, at the podium, flanked by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, spoke before the final meeting of the session. (Photo by Jarrett Murphy via City Limits)

Will City Council Debate Be More Contentious?

Government, New York, Police December 20, 2017 at 5:39 pm

City Limits examines the broader implications of Tuesday’s Right to Know vote on the NYC City Council.

Advocates rallied at City Hall on Thursday to demand anti-bias training for teachers and culturally relevant education for students. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

Urging a Bolder Diversity Plan for NYC Schools

Education, New York December 8, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Critics of the city’s school diversity plan rallied on the steps of City Hall, Chalkbeat reports.

The Bronx Borough  Board met Nov. 27 to discuss the Jerome Avenue Rezoning.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Jerome Ave. Rezoning Approval by Bronx Board – with Provisos

Bronx November 29, 2017 at 3:52 pm

The Bronx Borough Board approved the Jerome Ave. rezoning plan – with strings attached, reports Norwood News.

Ritchie Torres (William Alatriste for New York City Council, via City Limits)

The Speaker Race: Torres and NextGen

Bronx, Housing, Latino, Politics November 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

City Limits writes about Council member Ritchie Torres and his views on the NYCHA NextGen plan.

Hundreds of tenants gathered on the steps of City Hall to ask the Council to pass laws to protect them from abusive landlords. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tenants Ask for Laws Against Landlord Harassment

Government, Housing, New York November 2, 2016 at 1:46 pm

Tenants held a Halloween-style demonstration to demand that the City Council create tougher laws against landlord harassment, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Ritchie Torres (Photo by William Alatriste for the New York City Council)

Torres on Getting People to Vote

Bronx, Elections 2016, Housing, New York October 31, 2016 at 3:32 pm

New York City Council member Ritchie Torres spoke with Feet in Two Worlds about the challenge of getting his constituents out to vote.

Ritchie Torres (William Alatriste for New York City Council, via City Limits)

Envisioning Changes for Public Housing in NYC

Black, Bronx, Government, Housing, Latino November 19, 2015 at 4:41 pm

City Council member Ritchie Torres, who grew up in public housing in the Bronx, has embraced some controversial proposals to address NYCHA’s problems, writes City Limits.

City Councilmember Daniel Dromm, Caryn Resnick, a deputy commissioner in the Department for the Aging, Lewis Goldstein, the County Democratic Committee’s LGBT liaison, City Council member Ritchie Torres, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council members Maria del Carmen Arroyo and Annabel Palma, and SAGE executive director Michael Adams attend the Jan. 14 opening of the Bronx SAGE center. (Photo courtesy of SAGE via Gay City News)

First Full-Time LGBT Senior Center Opens in the Bronx

Bronx, LGBTQ, Seniors February 2, 2015 at 4:24 pm

The SAGE center has opened a new location in the Bronx as part of a citywide initiative spearheaded by City Council member Ritchie Torres, reports Gay City News.

Tricia Nelson with her son Rajon, visiting Housing Court for a second time to get help with rent. (Photo by Adi Talway via City Limits)

Battling the System in Bronx Housing Court

Bronx, Housing February 2, 2015 at 2:59 pm

City Limits investigates how tenants battle landlords and bureaucracy in Bronx housing court, the city’s busiest, and examines some remedies.

City Council member Ritchie Torres, urging young people to embrace the power of community involvement. (Photo by Catharina Thuemling via Norwood News)

Torres Promotes Civic Engagement for Youth

Bronx, Youth November 17, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Council member Ritchie Torres announced a new initiative to promote more community and civic engagement by youth in his district in the Bronx, Norwood News reports.

Gisela Concepción complained that she cannot understand the signs posted by NYCHA in her building because they are in English. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via EDLP).

Failure to Translate Can Be Tragic

Housing, In the News, Latino, New York, Social Services March 7, 2014 at 6:07 pm

City agencies are required to offer translation services, but there are serious enforcement problems, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Recently elected Brooklyn councilmen Carlos Menchaca (left), Antonio Reynoso (center) and Rafael Espinal with the editorial board at El Diario/La Prensa. (Photo by Marion Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Young Blood Ready to Shake Up City Council

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics November 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Meeting with El Diario’s editorial board, three recently elected young Latinos vowed to reform New York’s City Council.