Post Tagged with: "Public Advocate"

Melissa Mark-Viverito, addressing the community and ethnic media Dec. 4, 2018 at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) El Barrio Firehouse. (Photo by Gregg McQueen)

MMV, Seeking Public Advocate Seat, Meets Ethnic Press; Espinal Visits Nightclub

Brooklyn, Manhattan, New York, Politics December 6, 2018 at 3:44 pm

The two most recent candidates to enter the race for the public advocate seat opening because of Letitia James’ election as the next NYS attorney general held meetings in very different settings this week.

Melissa Mark-Viverito (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

In Public Advocate Bid, Mark-Viverito Cites Representation Concerns

Government, Latino, New York, Youth November 28, 2018 at 5:11 pm

In announcing her candidacy for New York City public advocate, Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke about the lack of Latino and female representation in city government, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Jumaane Williams, Public Advocate?

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Politics September 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Following his narrow loss for the lieutenant governor seat, Jumaane Williams speaks to Amsterdam News on whether he will run for public advocate, the “awe-inspiring” primary results and his record as a Brooklyn council member.

Manual Breaks Down Gov’t Benefits for Immigrants

Manual Breaks Down Gov’t Benefits for Immigrants

Government, Immigration, Social Services October 24, 2013 at 5:51 pm

The Immigrant Services Manual is designed to dispel some of the rumors and misinformation surrounding public benefits for city immigrants and their families.

Letitia James (Photo by Voices of NY)

Beyond the Results in Letitia James’ Historic Win

African American, Elections 2013, Politics October 4, 2013 at 3:11 pm

The Amsterdam News and The Jewish Week look at other angles in Letitia James’ win over Daniel Squadron for the public advocate seat – opportunities for reform and her relationship with the Jewish community in Brooklyn.

The Chinese community is divided over Public Advocate candidates Daniel Squadron and Letitia James, as often happens when there is no Chinese candidate in a race. Sing Tao Daily asks if this split weakens the community's political prowess. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY)

Split on Candidates, Split on Political Power?

East Asian, Elections 2013, Politics September 30, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Sing Tao Daily reports on the downsize of Chinese community leaders being split on public advocate race.

(Photo by Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY)

Public Advocate Candidates Square Off in Lively Forum

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Voices' Picks August 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm

The candidates had many disagreements during the exchange sponsored by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media.

Video: Public Advocate Hopefuls Face Off in Forum

Video: Public Advocate Hopefuls Face Off in Forum

Elections 2013, Politics, Video August 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Watch video of candidates’ lively discussion on how they would manage the office if elected.

CT Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Resonates Among NY Chinese

CT Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Resonates Among NY Chinese

East Asian, In the News, Metro Area, Transportation June 4, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Sing Tao Daily reports that some Chinese community leaders hope New York will follow the example of Connecticut, which now lets undocumented immigrants obtain a driver’s license. And in the meantime, some in the community may even relocate to the neighboring state to get a license.

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio introduced a proposal that would issue a city ID for undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Latima Stephens/CUNY Photo Wire)

City, State Officials Push for ID for Undocumented

Government, Immigration, In the News May 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm

El Diario-La Prensa reports in two separate articles on efforts at the state and municipal levels to issue IDs for undocumented immigrants.

Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio (left) and Vishnu Mahadeo, of the Richmond Hill Economic Development Council, accuse the city of using fines against small business to boost funds at the expense of businesses in the outer boroughs, especially Queens. (Photo by Joseph Orovic/Queens Chronicle)

‘Borough Bias’ Found in Small Business Inspections

Bronx, Business, Queens March 7, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Data released by the public advocate’s office finds that small businesses in the outer boroughs receive a disproportionate number of visits by city inspectors, and consequently, a higher amount of fines, the Queens Chronicle and The Riverdale Press report.

The landlord of 197 Madison Street made another appearance on the list of worst landlords. (Via NY World Journal)

Chinatown Landlords Among City’s ‘Worst’

Asian, Housing, In the News July 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Chinese landlords and several buildings in Chinatown were among the 330 landlords and 360 buildings shamed by New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on the recently updated “NYC’s Worst Landlords Watch List,” reported the Chinese-language World Journal.