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Council Votes to Create New 'Office of Civil Justice'

The City Council today voted to create a new “Office of Civil Justice” to better connect plaintiffs in housing and immigration court with attorneys—an initiative Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has dubbed “the people’s law firm.” 371 more words

Council Passes Rikers Island Health Reporting Bill

Following a spate of high-profile deaths at Rikers Island, the City Council today passed legislation requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene regularly report to them on medical care at the city’s jails. 806 more words

'Shocked and Disappointed': Public Advocate Rips de Blasio Over Free School Lunch

Public Advocate Letitia James—normally a reliable de Blasio ally—today tore into the mayor for opposing free school lunches for all New York City public school students. 558 more words

NYC Council Speaker Won't Say Martin O'Malley's Name

She may have taken a meeting with him last year, but Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito didn’t appear too pumped today about Martin O’Malley’s presidential bid. 285 more words

Queens Councilman Claims Ties to Liberal Speaker Help His GOP Minority Leader Bid

Councilman Eric Ulrich, a Republican from Queens, argued to the Observer today that his close relationship with Progressive Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito only strengthens his bid to replace resigning Staten Island Councilman… 640 more words

Bratton Backs Off Call for 1,000 New Officers—But Still Wants More Cops

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton today told reporters he was backing off a previous call for 1,000 or more additional officers—a request that the Council has… 414 more words

De Blasio Reveals Plan to Solve 'Worst Financial Crisis' in NYCHA History

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled today his administration’s long-awaited “NextGeneration NYCHA” plan, designed to address what he called the “worst financial crisis” in the New York City Housing Authority… 926 more words