City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito called on New York City to follow Syracuse’s footsteps and offer shelter to some of the unaccompanied, undocumented immigrant children flooding into the country as they flee violence in Central America. 367 more words
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Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and her colleagues giddily announced today that the number of council members taking part in participatory budgeting would more than double next year. 517 more words
The city’s budget may be balanced, but when it comes to personal finance, some City Council members are no strangers to debt.
Several Council members reported owing at least $5,000 in credit card debt on financial disclosure forms released by the Conflicts of Interest Board today. 342 more words
New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio , has signed legislation to create a municipal identification card for Caribbean and other immigrants living in the city, including undocumented persons. 296 more words
Municipal identification cards will be coming to New York City next January, but many questions about the ambitious program remain unanswered.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and his Mayor’s Office of Immigrants Affairs commissioner, standing with Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and a host of other officials, could not tell reporters today how much the cards would ultimately cost to applicants, what documentation will be required to obtain the cards or how financial institutions will be convinced to accept them. 653 more words
Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and a slew of elected officials announced today the restoration of the CUNY Merit-Based Scholarship Program, formerly known as the Peter Vallone scholarship. 362 more words