The New York City Council overwhelmingly passed legislation today to stop the Department of Correction and the NYPD from honoring immigration detainers issued by the federal government unless they are accompanied by a judge’s warrant. 474 more words
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While Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he’s confident the proposed Astoria Cove development will offer “substantial affordability” in housing when it might have had none, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said today she was supporting Councilman Costa Constaninides’ push for more low-rent units. 607 more words
A controversial plan to require expensive licenses for New York City’s car wash businesses still has not been brought up for a vote at City Hall. 320 more words
Despite rallying cries from powerful labor groups and elected officials, a vote is not yet scheduled in the City Council for a controversial bill that would reshape the city’s car wash industry. 441 more words
A bevy of high-power politicians–United States Senator Charles Schumer, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Public Advocate Letitia James and State Senator James Sanders–fired up a hundreds-strong crowd of supporters of the labor-backed Working Families Party last night with speeches vowing to keep Republicans from controlling the State Senate, to raise the minimum wage, to create a public financing system for state elections and to organize low-paid fast food and airport workers. 904 more words
Term-limited Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito quietly held a fund-raiser in Manhattan this morning, a source close to the speaker confirmed to the Observer.
The purpose of the fund-raiser was not immediately clear, but sources said the cash was headed for the 2017 campaign committee she established to run for speaker. 193 more words