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NYC Council Eyes Easing Punishments For Public Urination, Litter

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York City Council is poised to pass criminal justice reforms that would curtail the punishments for low-level offenses such as urinating in public. 243 more words

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NYC Council to End Criminal Penalties for Public Urination, Other Low-Level Offenses

The City Council today released a final version of a contentious package of legislation that reduce several quality-of-life infractions from crimes to mere fee-carrying violations—and which it will vote on Wednesday. 425 more words

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Council Speaker Says She Would 'Definitely Look At' Gender Quota in City Government

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said today that she would “consider” proposing a law mandating that the local legislature contain a minimum number of women. 332 more words

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Women's Initiative Founded by Council Speaker Backs the Goals of Right to Know Act

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito hasn’t taken a position on a stalled package of police reform bills dubbed the Right to Know Act—but the Young Women’s Initiative she created recommended adopting the act’s proposed policies today. 650 more words

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Afternoon Bulletin: Hundreds Climb One World Trade Center and More

Hundreds of people on Sunday climbed up the 2,226 steps of One World Trade Center for an annual event organized by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, honoring the victims of 9/11 and raise money for charitable purposes. 445 more words

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Melissa Mark-Viverito Wants More Women in the City Council

As she rolled out $20 million plan to boost the lives of women and girls in New York City, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said today she hoped to see more of them working in the City Council. 644 more words

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