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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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'Independence Is Not Isolation': Mark Peters on His Tenure So Far at DOI

In a room full of his fellow city officials, Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters, who is tasked with rooting out corruption, fraud, waste and abuse, is not the most popular guy in the crowd. 1,113 more words

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Council Passes Package of Bills to Boost Transparency at Rikers

The City Council today passed eight separate bills aimed at making public basic information about Rikers Island—including the demographic breakdown of inmates, the charges and bail amounts they’re facing, their rights and the rules regarding uses of force by officers—as part of an ongoing effort to reform the violence-plagued jail complex. 1,018 more words

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