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NYC Policymakers and Advocates Review Construction Safety Requirements

New York City is undergoing a construction boom with new developments and renovations happening across all five boroughs. If you are a long-time New Yorker, city tourist or just someone who has spent a significant amount of time in the city recently, there is no doubt that you have noticed the massive number of construction trucks, and orange and neon safety vests on laborers around town. 2,328 more words

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New Legislation Takes Aim At Predatory Tactics In The Used Car Industry

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — City officials announced new legislation Wednesday, that takes aim at unscrupulous used car dealers.

Mayor Bill de Blasio was joined by Department of Consumer Affairs and council members Rafael Espinal Jr, Dan Garodnick, and Jumaane Williams to reveal plans to combat predatory sales and financing practices in the used car industry. 103 more words

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Displeasure Is Mounting Against the City Council's Construction Apprenticeship Bill

A bill mandating apprenticeship programs for construction workers of major buildings (defined as 10 stories or more) introduced into the City Council on Jan. 18 has received widespread opposition, with various groups calling it a threat to minority employees. 1,375 more words

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Caribbean/American legislator arrested protesting Trump’s inauguration

Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, his mother Patricia Williams, as well as other New York elected officials, community advocates and members of the clergy, were arrested outside Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan. 150 more words

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A Housing Incentive Has Died. Are Andrew Cuomo’s Fingerprints on the Murder Weapon?

An aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently—and without much solicitation—rambled that his boss was one of the most successful executives in the history of New York State. 1,887 more words

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Al Sharpton Rips Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for Ignoring Haiti During Debate

Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald trump have earned the ire of Rev. Al Sharpton, advocates and elected officials hailing from the Carribbean who said they were disappointed neither candidate mentioned Haiti during the  514 more words

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NYC Councilman: 'We Expected a Lot More' From Obama—and de Blasio

Councilman Jumaane Williams, one of the City Council’s most left-wing members on economic and racial issues, says he and minority communities “expected a lot more” both from President Barack Obama and Mayor Bill de Blasio. 791 more words

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