Post Tagged with: "City Council"

Carlos Menchaca, chair of the Committee on Immigration of the New York City Council, addresses a New York Immigration Coalition briefing, with Suzanne Robinson Davis of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center standing behind him. (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

Highlights of the 2017 NYC Primaries

Elections 2017, New York September 11, 2017 at 4:21 pm

New York Jewish Life looks at seven races to keep an eye on the day of the primaries, all involving City Council seats.

Council members Carlos Menchaca and Ydanis Rodríguez vote on two laws that seek to expand protections for “Dreamers” in light of the withdrawal of DACA. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Promotes New Laws to Protect Dreamers

Government, Immigration, New York September 7, 2017 at 5:52 pm

As two new bills aim to broaden services provided by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and other city agencies, local Hispanic media and pro-immigrant organizations launch a hotline offering legal counsel for Dreamers, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Diana Ayala chats with seniors living in her district. (Photo via El Diario)

Meet Diana Ayala, Running for Mark-Viverito’s Seat

Bronx, Elections 2017, Latino, Manhattan, Women June 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm

El Diario interviews Puerto Rico-born Diana Ayala, who is running in the Democratic primary for the mostly-Latino 8th District, currently represented by Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito.

City Council Candidate Royston “Uncle Roy” Antoine with a young constituent on Pitkin Avenue In Brownsville. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

‘Uncle Roy’ Campaigns for Brownsville Seat

Black, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Elections 2017 June 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Local store owner Royston “Uncle Roy” Antoine is hoping to represent Brownsville on the City Council, reports Kings County Politics.

Chris Miao campaigning in Sunset Park. (Photo via World Journal)

Carlos Menchaca Has a Chinese Challenger

Brooklyn, East Asian, Elections 2017 June 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

World Journal interviews attorney Chris Miao, the Shanghai-born contender for District 38, Council member Carlos Menchaca’s seat.

Carlos Menchaca on May 13 at the event where he announced his re-election campaign. (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Menchaca Announces Re-election Bid

Elections 2017, Government, Politics May 16, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Supporters of Carlos Menchaca gathered in a Sunset Park restaurant on May 13 as the City Council member kicked off his re-election bid, reports Kings County Politics.

Marjorie Velázquez has a long trajectory as an activist in her district. (Photo via El Diario)

Marjorie Velázquez Seeks to Be First Latina to Represent 13th District

Bronx, Elections 2017, Puerto Rican April 18, 2017 at 4:17 pm

El Diario/La Prensa interviews Bronx activist and City Council candidate Marjorie Velázquez, who aspires to be the first Latina elected to the 13th District seat.

Carlina Rivera (Photo via El Diario)

Housing and Immigration, Priorities For Latina Running For City Council

Latino, Manhattan, Politics, Women March 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm

City Council candidate Carlina Rivera, of Puerto Rican heritage, seeks to bring on a new generation of Latina leaders in the city, as 3 of 4 Latina council members end their term this year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Photo by John McCarten

City Council Evaluates ICE’s Actions at NYC Courts

Government, Immigration, New York March 16, 2017 at 3:36 pm

In an emotional public hearing, the City Council investigated claims that ICE is detaining immigrants who have committed minor offenses when they appear in court, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Bills Perkins (Photo via Amsterdam News)

A Winner for 9th Council District Seat, for Now

Elections 2017, Government, Manhattan, Politics February 15, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Bill Perkins, who served on the City Council from 1998-2005, handily won a special election for the 9th district seat. But he’ll have to run again in the primary, reports Amsterdam News.

Marvin Tavárez, from Local 28, during the protest. Construction workers demonstrate at City Hall. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Construction Workers To Council: Stop the Deaths

Government, Labor, New York February 2, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Construction workers demand in front of the city council the approval of 21 safety measures to stop the string of accidents that have claimed the lives of 30 people – mostly Hispanic – in the last two years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Construction site in Manhattan (Photo by Jazz Guy, Creative Commons)

Could an Apprenticeship Bill Affect Workers of Color?

African American, Labor, Latino, New York January 24, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Proposed legislation would mandate apprenticeships for construction workers but one group says the requirement would reduce employment of African-American and Hispanic workers, reports Kings County Politics.

Race for a Bronx City Council Seat Widens

Race for a Bronx City Council Seat Widens

Bronx, Politics December 16, 2016 at 1:42 pm

State Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj has joined the race for the City Council seat in the East Bronx being vacated by Jimmy Vacca. In a story on the candidates, Norwood News looks at what a win by Gjonaj could mean for his Assembly district.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito at a press conference. The Council voted to pass a resolution to allow New York City to remain a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

New York Will Remain a Sanctuary City for Immigrants

Government, Immigration, New York December 7, 2016 at 5:02 pm

The City Council unanimously approved the resolution to reaffirm the city’s support for immigrants in a plenary session, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A street vendor on 71st Avenue in Forest Hills. (Photo by Photo by Bryant Rodriguez via Queens Chronicle)

Reaction from Queens on Street Vendor Bill

Government, Labor, Queens December 5, 2016 at 12:36 pm

Queens Chronicle speaks to a street vendor and representatives from the Street Vendor Project and Queens Chamber of Commerce to get their take on the Street Vendor Modernization Act, introduced earlier in the City Council.