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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

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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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East Harlem Businesswoman Tamika Mapp Challenges Robert Rodriguez

Tamika Mapp, owner of East Harlem Tax Service, is launching a bid to unseat two-term Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez, who she says hasn’t been working hard enough in Albany. 265 more words

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Melissa Mark-Viverito Is Quiet on City Council's Budget Losses

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said she would have liked to “fund everything” in the city’s $75 billion budget, but when asked in a radio interview for the biggest budget challenge, she didn’t list any of the initiatives the City Council failed to get into the final deal. 591 more words

City Council Votes Overwhelmingly to Pass Municipal I.D. Bill

The City Council voted overwhelmingly today to approve the creation of municipal identification cards that will allow immigrants living in the country illegally to access crucial city services. 521 more words