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Mayor to Maspeth Residents Protesting Homeless Shelter: 'Come to Gracie Mansion'

Mayor Bill de Blasio told Queens residents who have fiercely opposed a proposed homeless shelter at a local hotel to “come to Grace Mansion”—because he won’t be intimidated by them. 822 more words

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Melissa Mark-Viverito Wants More Women in the City Council

As she rolled out $20 million plan to boost the lives of women and girls in New York City, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said today she hoped to see more of them working in the City Council. 644 more words

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Council Members Back Bronx DA-Elect's Plan for Rikers Island Oversight

Council members who once planned to call for a special prosecutor for Rikers Island are instead backing a plan from Bronx District Attorney-elect Darcel Clark for her office to increase its oversight of crimes allegedly committed in the city’s jails. 844 more words

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