Post Tagged with: "Melissa Mark-Viverito"

Cristopher Quiñones, his wife Charline Márquez, their children – Krysariel, 14 months, and Krisliany, 5 – and his mother Rosa arrived at the home of his father Raúl Quiñones (in the Yankees’ hat). (Photo by Mariela Lombard  via El Diario)

‘María Took Everything Except our Hope’

Environment, New York, Puerto Rican October 27, 2017 at 6:13 pm

More than 300 Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane María have turned to East Harlem’s Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, where the city established an assistance hub, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Eric Gonzalez (center) celebrated his campaign victory at the Williamsburg Hotel surrounded by his wife Dagmar (second from left), his three sons and Lu-Shawn Thompson (right), the widow of the late Ken Thompson. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Few Surprises on Primary Day

Elections 2017, New York September 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Community publications across the city covered notable and close results in the Sept. 12 primaries.

City Council member Mark Levine (at podium) with Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito at left and Congressman Adriano Espaillat at right. The statue of Sims is visible in the rear. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Urging Removal of a Symbol of Hate

African American, Black, History, Manhattan August 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm

New York leaders urged removal of a statue honoring a Southern physician who performed surgical experiments on Black women, Manhattan Times reports.

Council members at a hearing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Races a Test to Latino and Women’s Power 

Elections 2017, Government, Latino, Politics, Women August 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

As women’s representation in the New York City Council may be diminished after the upcoming municipal election, some worry that Melissa Mark-Viverito’s exit will also portend a weakened Latino influence, 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.

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.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito during her presentation at the first SOL NYC summit. (Photo by Vicente Villafañe courtesy of Lalaboy PR via El Diario)

SOL Summit: Trump Sparks Unity, Activism among NYC Latinos

Government, Immigration, Latino, New York June 2, 2017 at 5:36 pm

At the first Summit on Latinos, leaders share that the “existential threat” posed by Trump has actually reinvigorated Hispanic communities by forcing them to organize and take action, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

City Launches New Anti-Bias Campaign

City Launches New Anti-Bias Campaign

Communities, Immigration, Media, New York May 23, 2017 at 4:49 pm

New York City is launching a new anti-discrimination campaign, #YouHaveRightsNYC.

Boricuas at the 32BJ SEIU headquarters (Photo via El Diario)

Show of Support for Embattled Puerto Rican Day Parade Board

Culture, Manhattan, Puerto Rican May 23, 2017 at 4:35 pm

As the National Puerto Rican Day Parade keeps losing sponsors, a group of Puerto Ricans rallied yesterday in support of the board’s controversial decision to honor Oscar López-Rivera, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (right) with Mayor Bill de Blasio in the background, at a briefing earlier this year. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists Worry As Mayor, Speaker Differ Over Funding for Immigrants

Government, Immigration, Uncategorized May 5, 2017 at 12:13 am

A battle between Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito over whether the city should offer legal aid for immigrants accused of serious crimes worries pro-immigrant groups, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

At the sanctuary cities meeting in NYC. Left to right: Austin city council member Gregorio Casar, University of California, San Diego professor Tom Wong, Chicago city council member Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, National Immigration Law Center policy attorney Avideh Moussavian. 9Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Research Shows Sanctuary Cities Are Safer

Immigration, New York March 30, 2017 at 12:09 pm

A study presented at a NYC meeting and based on data from ICE shows that sanctuary cities, contrary to widespread belief, have less crime and poverty than non-sanctuary cities, Sing Tao Daily reports.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito welcoming lawmakers and activists to the March 27-28 conference on Sanctuary Cities (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

In NYC, Sanctuary City Leaders Strategize

Communities, Featured Posts, Immigration, Politics March 27, 2017 at 8:55 pm

Lawmakers and activists from around the country gathered in NYC for the first-ever convening to develop sanctuary city policies.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito painfully admits that Trump’s government will continue to persecute the immigrant population. (Photo by Bill Alatriste via El Diario)

MMV: ‘We Are Not Going to be Able to Protect Everybody’

Government, Immigration, New York February 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm

In an interview with El Diario/La Prensa City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says that, even though New York will continue to fight for undocumented people, the policies created by Trump’s government represent a real threat of deportation, as well as a danger to the city’s safety.

Melissa Mark-Viverito during her State of the City address. (Photo by William Alatriste via El Diario)

Melissa Mark-Viverito Increases Immigrant Protections

Government, Immigration, New York February 17, 2017 at 3:18 pm

During her final State of the City address, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito offered assurances that the city will keep fighting against Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Oscar López-Rivera spent 35 years behind bars. (Photo via El Diario)

Oscar López Rivera’s Commuted Sentence Celebrated in NY

Puerto Rican January 18, 2017 at 5:25 pm

New York Puerto Rican leaders, activists and artists reacted joyfully to President Obama’s commutation of FALN member Oscar López Rivera’s sentence after 35 years in prison, El Diario/La Prensa reports.