The Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus today called on parents in their districts to apply to have their kids take the city’s gifted and talented exams by the November 9 deadline—and demanded the city open more programs for academically advanced students in low-income minority areas. 606 more words
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More claims of excessive force against the NYPD and this time it’s not coming from angry civilians, but from the Inspector General.
The report accuses police officers of making tense situations worse and not doing enough to reign in officers who get out of line. 38 more words
Each year, the West Indian American Day Parade through Central Brooklyn attracts bright costumes, steel drums and elected officials shaking hands with throngs of New Yorkers. 1,504 more words
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton offered an aggressive defense of his police department this morning—ripping the city comptroller for calling city crime statistics “politicized,” pushing back against City Council reform efforts and knocking “headlines that misinform” during a morning address to the Association for a Better New York. 1,128 more words
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — All pet shops and facilities that house animals for 24 hours in New York City will now have to be equipped with automatic fire sprinklers. 147 more words
Council Member Jumaane Williams Kicks off Reel Sisters 18th Anniversary Celebration!
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is kicking off its 18 Anniversary season with a promotional video by honorary festival ambassador Council member Jumaane Williams (45 CD). 135 more words