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The release of Oscar López Rivera

I keep hoping that I will be able to go back to silly little stories soon but I had to do this one today. I am going to be presenting a severely abridged version of a story from the new book I am more than halfway done with tonight at the Inspired Mic. 633 more words

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City Council Set To Crack Down On 'Immigration Experts' Taking Advantage Of Immigrants

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Recent arrivals in the United States are being cheated out of thousands of dollars, and the City Council is taking action. 141 more words


City Leaders Defy White House Threat On 'Sanctuary Cities' Policies

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Ignoring fresh threats from the White House, city leaders across the U.S. are vowing to intensify their fight against President Donald Trump’s promised crackdown… 881 more words


Legal defense: De Blasio offers new resource against evictions

The mayor and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced that $93 million would be allocated to give free legal services to tenants facing eviction in New York City. 388 more words


DOB Commish Opposes Construction Apprenticeship Requirement at Safety Legislation Hearing

New York City Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler said he doesn’t believe apprenticeships will be an effective means to address the growing number of construction fatalities in the city—an increasing tension point between union and nonunion labor. 799 more words


De Blasio has "Blood on His Hands": Construction Union Boss

Thirty-one members of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York were arrested as part of a planned construction safety demonstration today—hours before the City Council introduced a package of 18 bills aimed at curbing the high number of jobsite deaths in the last two years. 762 more words


REBNY Touts RE’s Massive Tax Contributions While Advocating for Reform

Tax revenue stemming from commercial properties has skyrocketed by 24.4 percent over the last three years to $20.4 billion, a new report by the Real Estate Board of New York… 558 more words