Post Tagged with: "Scott Stringer"

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Worker, Back in Ecuador, Recovers 40K in Stolen Wages

Labor, New York, South American August 1, 2018 at 6:06 pm

Thanks to the help of a union, the Consulate General of Ecuador and the city comptroller’s office, an Ecuadorean worker recovered $40,000 in wages stolen by his employer years after moving back to his country, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

“Many people have their lives ruined because they’re unable to afford cash bail,” said Julian. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via the Bronx Free Press)

Evaluating the Bail Bond System

Criminal Justice, Economy, New York June 15, 2018 at 5:45 pm

The Bronx Free Press reports on a roundtable discussion.

$1 Million for a Halal and Kosher Lunch Pilot in NYC

$1 Million for a Halal and Kosher Lunch Pilot in NYC

Education, Food, Government, Health, Jewish, Muslim, New York June 14, 2018 at 5:52 pm

The City Council has allocated $1 million toward a halal and kosher lunch pilot program for the schools.

Immigrant Rights and Services Manual

Immigrant Rights and Services Manual

Immigration, New York February 28, 2018 at 3:02 pm

The 2018 version of the City Comptroller’s Immigrant Rights and Services Manual is now available in Arabic and Urdu as well as eight other languages, and has new sections on hate crimes and DACA.

Argentinean entrepreneur Daniel Levy, at his Manhattan Office Design headquarters. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latino Minority Businesses Grow – But Not Fast Enough

Business, Latino, New York February 26, 2018 at 5:16 pm

While local, statewide and federal efforts have benefited minority-owned businesses, the number of city contracts is growing at a slower pace than Hispanic entrepreneurs expected, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer (Photo by Gustavo Martínez Contreras for Voices of NY)

Stringer Launches an M/WBE ‘University’

Business, New York January 26, 2018 at 10:03 pm

Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announced a yearlong series of workshops, known as M/WBE University, to help expand opportunities for minority and women-owned business enterprises.

Queens Boro Prez for Mayor in 2021?

Queens Boro Prez for Mayor in 2021?

Politics, Queens January 22, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Queens County Politics reports that Borough President Melinda Katz is exploring a mayoral run.

Elizabeth Street Garden (Screen shot via Google Maps)

LGBTQ Seniors Become Part of Battle Over Little Italy Garden

Housing, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Seniors January 5, 2018 at 12:43 pm

The city wants to turn the Elizabeth Street Garden in Lower Manhattan into an affordable housing site – to the chagrin of locals and open space advocates – with new plans proposing “LGBTQ-friendly” senior housing, writes Gay City News.

Brooklyn Pride parade on June 10. (photo by Pamela Wong via Bklyner)

Brooklyn Pride: A Parade and a Vigil

Brooklyn, Culture, LGBTQ June 12, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Politicians and parade goers gather in Brooklyn for a pride parade and a vigil remembering those who died in the Orlando nightclub shooting a year ago, BKLYNER reports.

Comptroller Scott M. Stringer made the announcement accompanied by immigrants and other officials. (Photo via El Diario)

Comptroller Proposes Fund to Help Immigrants Become Citizens

Immigration, New York May 12, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Comptroller Scott Stringer proposed a new public-private citizenship fund that would fight back against President Trump’s immigration policies by helping 35,000 New York City immigrants become U.S. citizens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Honoring Winners at the 14th Annual Ippies Awards

Honoring Winners at the 14th Annual Ippies Awards

Featured Posts, Media, New York, Voices' Picks June 3, 2016 at 5:34 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer addressed a lively crowd at the 14th annual Ippies Awards, given by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to honor the best work of the community and ethnic press in the metropolitan area.

Peter Fontanes, one of the Access-A-Ride program users who joined Comptroller Scott Stringer at a press conference where he announced the findings of an audit that revealed that the transportation system fails to serve New Yorkers efficiently. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

MTA’s Access-A-Ride Program Disappoints Disabled Users

Government, New York, Transportation May 19, 2016 at 11:24 am

The New York City Comptroller performed an audit that revealed the program’s inefficient management and that less than 50 percent of the services are offered on time, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Eric Pallas, president of Spring Bank (Photo courtesy of Spring Bank)

Which Banks Honor IDNYC?

Large banks in the city have been slow to accept IDNYC as identification, even secondary identification, when holders of the new city ID try to open bank accounts.

Volunteer Griselda Reyes answers calls for the Citizenship Now! campaign at CUNY (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Citizenship Now! Sees Record Calls in First Two Days

Immigration, New York April 27, 2016 at 5:36 pm

The ongoing Citizenship Now! campaign is registering a record number of calls in its first two days and is being visited by local politicians offering support, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer (Photo by Gustavo Martínez Contreras for Voices of NY)

Comptroller Stringer Sounds the Alarm

Government, Immigration, New York January 26, 2017 at 10:39 pm

City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer warns that the city could lose billions of critical federal dollars for being a sanctuary city.