The City Council overwhelmingly approved a large housing development in Queens today, rubberstamping the first major land use project to be conceived and approved in the de Blasio era. 786 more words
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Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said today that there was an “aspect of mourning” to the protests rocking Ferguson, Mo. and other cities, explaining that she too was dismayed about a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer who shot and killed a black teenager in August. 310 more words
Mayor Bill de Blasio heaped more praise on President Barack Obama for the dramatic action he took on immigration last night.
Mr. Obama’s executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation and grant them work permits… 283 more words
Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito lauded President Barack Obama for his executive action on immigration reform — and said New York City would continue to push further on behalf of undocumented immigrants. 521 more words
Dozens of Hispanic New Yorkers, many still dressed in work clothes, packed into the Jackson Heights, Queens headquarters of activist group Make the Road New York this evening to watch President Barack Obama’s announcement of his executive order for immigration reform on a single flatscreen TV. 598 more words
With President Barack Obama vowing to proceed on immigration reform by executive order, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday signed two bills that would drastically limit the federal government’s ability to deport undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants from New York City. 378 more words