Tags » Melissa Mark-Viverito

Controversial NYPD Reform Bill Blocked by Speaker Now Has Veto-Proof Majority Support

A hotly contested measure that would obligate cops give their name, rank and command during most routine stops now has enough backers it could theoretically override a veto by Mayor Bill de Blasio—if his ally Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito would ever let it get a vote on the City Council floor. 792 more words

Bill De Blasio

Black Caucus PAC Head: Trump's Appeals to African-Americans Really Aimed at Racists

Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks trashed Donald Trump’s recent calls for black voters to support him over Hillary Clinton—and claimed that those overtures are really coded messages directed at white nationalists. 601 more words

Hillary Clinton

De Blasio: Collapse of Inwood Rezoning Proposal ‘Not A Win for the Community’

Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s perplexed as to why community residents are rejoicing over the City Council’s vote to reject to the Sherman Plaza rezoning proposal in Inwood—arguing it is “not a win for the community” because developers could now erect housing with no affordable units.  679 more words

Bill De Blasio

New York City Council passes bill to help ex-cons

NEW YORK — The City Council passed a bill Tuesday to create an office dedicated to reentry services for ex-cons who have just been released from the correctional system. 231 more words


A Sense of Entitlement Instead of Service

The speaker of the New York City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito, has an unusual strategy for solving city problems. When she came upon a broken Walk-Don’t Walk sign, she didn’t call 311 to report it. 462 more words


Mark-Viverito, Who Promised More Democratic NYC Council, Now Argues Against Democracy

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito—who once vowed to break with the authoritarian approach of her predecessor, Christine Quinn—argued today that it would not be “responsible” to let bills with majority support to become law. 562 more words

Christine Quinn

Council to Vote on Mark-Viverito Bill to Support Unpaid Caregivers

The City Council is slated to pass legislation today aimed at giving the more than one million New Yorkers who care for ailing family members a hand. 648 more words

Melissa Mark-Viverito