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City Democrats Celebrate New York's Fracking Ban

The city’s leading Democrats all hailed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision today to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State, reaffirming stances they’d long taken against the gas extraction process. 372 more words

Council Speaker Says Restoring Diplomatic Ties With Cuba 'Long Overdue'

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito was all smiles today after the White House unexpectedly announced that America would restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba.

“See the smile on my face?” Ms. 316 more words

NYC police union wants de Blasio banned from funerals

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s rank-and-file police union is urging its members to ban Mayor Bill de Blasio from their funerals.

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association posted a link on its website telling members not to let de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito “insult their sacrifice” should they be killed in the line of duty. 76 more words

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Cop Union to de Blasio: Stay Away From Police Funerals

You’re not even welcome at my funeral.

That’s the message the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association is asking rank-and-file cops to send to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who the union has insisted are rolling out anti-cop policies and have not supported the police force. 522 more words

Mark-Viverito and Van Bramer Announce New Immigrant Arts Funding

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Queens Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer today announced a $1.5 million dollar plan to fund small immigrant community groups to provide cultural programming. 264 more words

Cops Unions 'Disgusted' by City Council's Eric Garner Reaction

There is little love lost between the City Council and police unions.

Both the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the Sergeants Benevolent Association blasted a City Council proposal… 439 more words

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City Council Announces 'Comprehensive' Response to Eric Garner Decision

A week after a Staten Island grand jury voted not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is requesting the… 559 more words

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