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Melissa Mark-Viverito Calls for Sheldon Silver to Resign if Convicted

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito labeled the federal corruption charges against her Assembly counterpart, Sheldon Silver, “extremely serious” and argued he should resign if convicted.

Addressing reporters at an unrelated press conference at City Hall, Ms. 317 more words

De Blasio, Mark-Viverito Cheer Pope's Politics Ahead of New York Visit

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito showered accolades upon Pope Francis’ statements about uneven wealth distribution after the Catholic leader announced he will visit New York City as part of a three-day American tour this fall. 380 more words

De Blasio Says Rikers Hiring Reforms Already Underway After Scathing DOI Report

A Department of Investigation report revealed today that the Department of Corrections hiring process was so dysfunctional that officers with multiple arrests and gang affiliations were hired to guard jails on Rikers Island—but Mayor Bill de Blasio said today changes were already being put in place. 607 more words

Council Speaker Applies for and Defends Muni I.D. Program

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito led a delegation of her fellow council members in signing up for the new IDNYC program—and argued that the application site’s problems are a positive, not negative, portent for the municipal identification card program. 258 more words

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City Council Proposes $7.3 Million for New Bulletproof Vests for NYPD

Weeks after two police officers were gunned down in Brooklyn, the City Council is proposing to spend $7.3 million on new bulletproof vests for the NYPD. 627 more words

City Council Proposes Funding For New Bulletproof Vests For NYPD Cops

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – City Council members in New York City are calling for new bulletproof vests for New York’s finest.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced Thursday that the new vests for NYPD cops will be one of the things council members will be pushing for in next year’s budget. 432 more words

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Council Speaker Wants HPV Vaccine Available Without Parental Approval

The City Council wants the state to allow minors access to the human papillomavirus virus vaccine—which guards against the common sexually transmitted infection that can cause cervical cancer and which Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced she’d been diagnosed with last summer. 611 more words

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