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Mark-Viverito Calls for New York City to House Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

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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Participatory Budgeting Gleefully Expands at City Council

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

Melissa Mark-Viverito Won't Say Race Was a Factor in Eric Garner's Death

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito would not declare that race was the factor in the death of Eric Garner, echoing comments Police Commissioner Bill Bratton made yesterday. 352 more words

City Council Members Rack Up Credit Card Debt

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

ID Cards for Caribbean Immigrants Become Law in New York

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


Questions Still Remain as Municipal I.D. Cards Come to New York

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

Pols Celebrate Restoration of Old Peter Vallone Scholarship

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

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