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NYC Council Speaker Won't Back Taking the Names of Slave-Holders Off Public Buildings

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said she was sympathetic to the growing movement to remove the names of controversial and racist figures from public buildings, but argued erasing names wasn’t the best way to reckon with America’s past. 205 more words

A Transparent Approach to Budgeting Still Has Its Holdouts in the NYC Council

Rory Lancman knows that when a story runs about participatory budgeting in the City Council, people like him are usually not portrayed in a flattering light. 1,734 more words

Mayor and Council Speaker Don't Want American Borders Closed to Syrian Refugees

A day after punting on questions about whether he’d support closing American borders to Syrian refugees following the Paris terrorist attacks, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that “we should not close our borders to any group of people fleeing the atrocities and horrors of terrorism.” 310 more words

'The Horror': Paris Attacks Reverberate in New York City

Shootings and explosions rocked Paris tonight, with reports of at least 100 people dead, dozens wounded and others taken hostage in what appeared to be coordinated militant attacks. 317 more words

This Week/Next Week: Comrade Cuomo


1. Marco Rubio: The Florida senator again outshone his mentor, former Sunshine State governor and Republican wallpaper sheet Jeb Bush, in their party’s primary debate Tuesday night. 1,058 more words

City Council Speaker: Report On Exorbitant Pay Raises For Council Members 'Ridiculous'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is blasting a recent report that suggested she and her colleagues were looking for a 71 percent raise. 244 more words


Melissa Mark-Viverito: 71 Percent Pay Hike for Council Members Is 'Ridiculous'

A $192,000 salary for a member of the City Council? The speaker of the body thinks that’s “ridiculous.”

“If anyone is asking whether that amount being portrayed is ridiculous, it definitely is a ridiculous amount,” Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito told reporters at City Hall today. 219 more words