Post Tagged with: "Corey Johnson"

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (center left) and Council member Paul Vallone (center right) with Korean organization leaders including Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York Co-president Christine Colligan, Korean American Association of Greater New York President Minsun Kim and Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York Executive Director Linda Lee in the front center. (Photo courtesy of Vallone's office via QNS)

Johnson Proposes ‘More Specialized High Schools’

East Asian, Government, Queens, Social Services February 5, 2019 at 5:15 pm

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson joined Queens Council member Paul Vallone at a meeting with Korean-American leaders to address community issues such as education and small businesses, report QNS and Queens Chronicle.

Daisy Rodríguez, a member of MRNY, wants ICE abolished. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Bill Seeks to Forbid NYC Contracts with ICE

Government, Immigration, New York September 7, 2018 at 5:19 pm

The City Council held a hearing, the first of its kind in the nation, on a bill that would ban any type of contract between the city and ICE, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, at the March 8 Newsmakers briefing at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, with Errol Louis, CUNY J-school professor and NY1 political correspondent (Photo by Marco Poggio for the Center for the Community and Ethnic Media)

Council Speaker Johnson Addresses Ethnic Media

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson met with the community and ethnic press at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism March 8.

At former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-viverito's farewell ethnic media roundtable in December: (l. to r.) Erica Gonzalex, Juana Ponce de Leon and Melissa Mark-viverito (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Ethnic Media Relations and Other Council Staffers Let Go

Media, New York January 24, 2018 at 5:27 pm

The new City Council speaker has let several staffers in the public tech division go. Sing Tao Daily spoke with Juana Ponce de León, who was director of media diversity and relations for former Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Council Speaker Corey Johnson (center) meets with Council member Chaim Deutsch (second from right) of Flatbush and Jewish community leaders at the home of Josh Mehlman (third from left), the chairman of the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition. (Photo courtesy of Office of City Councilman Chaim Deutsch via The Forward)

What a New City Council Means for the Jewish Community

Government, Jewish, New York January 22, 2018 at 4:14 pm

The reshuffling of the New York City Council under new leadership means the loss of influence for some Jewish members. Does this translate to a loss of power for the community as a whole? The Forward takes a look.

New Council Speaker Corey Johnson after winning the vote to succeed Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by William Alatriste/City Council)

The Speaker Race: City Council Elects Corey Johnson

Government, LGBTQ, New York January 4, 2018 at 4:04 pm

Gay City News and Gotham Gazette cover the election of Corey Johnson as the first openly gay and HIV-positive man to lead the New York City Council.

Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras in her Corona, Queens office. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Julissa Ferreras Departure Upends City Council, Latino Politics

Elections 2017, Latino, New York, Politics June 3, 2017 at 12:13 am

Council member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland’s announcement that she won’t seek re-election has shaken the City Council and Latino politics, not only because her seat is now up for grabs but also because she was expected to succeed Melissa Mark-Viverito as speaker, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Rick Maiman via Queens Chronicle)

Regulating Hookah Lounges?

Government, Health, Middle Eastern, New York, Queens March 9, 2016 at 4:31 pm

The New York City Council’s Health Committee is considering restrictions on hookah lounges. Queen Chronicle reports on some local business reaction, and arguments in favor of the new restrictions.

Trying to Fill the Gap After Chelsea STD Clinic Closes

Trying to Fill the Gap After Chelsea STD Clinic Closes

Health, LGBTQ, Manhattan April 3, 2015 at 4:07 pm

The city’s Chelsea-based STD clinic is shuttered for renovations, and community leaders are trying to get local nonprofits to serve more local patients, reports Gay City News.

City Council Members Margaret Chin and Peter Koo launch NYC Hepatitis B Awareness Week. (Photo via The Lo-Down)

Hepatitis B Awareness Week Kicks Off in NYC

Asian, Health July 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm

City Council members Margaret Chin and Peter Koo announced NYC Hepatitis B Awareness Week in front of City Hall, The Lo-Down reports.

City Council member Margaret Chin wants better reporting on Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in New York (Photo courtesy of margaretchin.com)

Getting the Data on a Damaging Virus

City Council members want the health department to provide annual reporting on hepatitis B and C viruses.

While the mayoral primaries took top billing in the media, plenty of City Council races, and a district attorney one, also garnered the attention of the ethnic and community media. (Photo by Maite Junco/Voices of NY)

Scandals, Upsets and ‘Firsts’ in Council Races

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Voices' Picks September 11, 2013 at 10:15 pm

History was made and various lawbreakers were shown the door, including the once-powerful Vito Lopez.