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.
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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.
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.
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.
The City Council unanimously approved the resolution to reaffirm the city’s support for immigrants in a plenary session, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
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.
The City Council is evaluating an initiative to strongly penalize fake lawyers and unscrupulous notaries public who may try to take advantage of immigrants’ fear in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Tenants held a Halloween-style demonstration to demand that the City Council create tougher laws against landlord harassment, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
A legislative package was introduced to curb the nuisance abatement legislation arguing that it is unconstitutional and has targeted mostly Latino and African-American homes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Legislation passed by the City Council will have city agencies gather more accurate demographic data to better service LGBT people and communities of color, reports Times Ledger.
Street vendors who claim police harassment urged the City Council to approve a bill that would grant more than 4,000 permits 40 years after the issuing of licenses was frozen, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Hundreds of tenants, especially Hispanics, are hoping for the passage of a bill guaranteeing attorneys to low-income tenants facing eviction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
The City Council passed a resolution introduced by Mathieu Eugene that declares Oct. 9 NYC Haitian Day and recognizes the contributions of Haitians to the city and the U.S.
The City Council’s first public hearing about funding immigrant services touted some successes but there is also worry about looming budget cuts, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s rezoning proposals passed the City Council, but concerns and objections remain, City Limits and The Riverdale Press report.