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Michael Brown’s Mother Reportedly Considering Running for Ferguson Council

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Michael Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, revealed that she’s considering running for Ferguson City Council. She made the announcement during a panel discussion at Harvard University on Monday night. She was prompted to mention her potential candidacy by the family’s attorney, Benjamin Crump. “What I’m contemplating is running for City Council of Ferguson,” she said, drawing applause and […]

Progressive Brazilian City Councillor Marielle Franco Murdered

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Marielle Franco an outspoken Rio de Janeiro city councillor was violently killed recently, which sparked mass protests and mourning in Brazil. Brazil is a South American nation that despite after a 2011 census showed that the majority of the population is considered to be African-Brazilian or Black, still deals with decisive diversity over race. Marielle Franco […]

Los Angeles City Council Votes To License Marijuana Sales In 2018

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Los Angeles is in line to become the nation’s largest city with legal recreational marijuana after the City Council voted Wednesday to license sales and cultivation next year. The landmark vote came after a hearing in which council members characterized the rules as a work in progress almost certain to see revisions next year, after […]

Council Member Rosenthal And Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Team Up To End Hunger

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Contact: Brenda Beltram, American Dairy Association: (office) 973/857-1049 or 315/491-3318 (mobile) ***MEDIA ALERT*** ***PHOTO OPPORTUNITY***NEW YORK YANKEES MANAGER JOE GIRARDI & CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS HELEN ROSENTHAL & MARK LEVINE TEAM UP TO END HUNGER IN NYC  WHO: New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi City Council Members Helen Rosenthal […]

News From Council Member Helen Rosenthal (July 17)

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Advertisement Dear Neighbors,   District News   On Monday the M86 crosstown bus got an upgrade; it now has Select Bus Service and will be up to 20% faster! The bus still costs the same and has all of the same stops, but now you pay while you wait for the bus to arrive using the […]

CM Williams Calls For Office Furniture And Supplies For Non Profit Organization

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Dear Friends, I am proud to announce the expansion of a non-profit that is working hard to combat violence in our community. Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes (G.M.A.C.C.), is one of my lead partners involved in the City’s recently expanded Cure Violence Model, and will open a storefront office on Monday, February 2 at 5712 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11203. […]

NYC Councilmember Menchaca IDNYC And Community Events

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CARLOS MENCHACA New York City Council Member – District 38 4417 4th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11220  718.439.9012 Dear Friends, HAPPY NEW YEAR: #IDNYC Officially Launched This Week! With the New Year now in full stride, I am once again honored and humbled to be representing this amazing community. In just one year, the New York […]

Former ‘Teen Summit’ Host & D.C. Council Candidate A.J. Cooper Dies At 34

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A.J. Cooper died Wednesday morning, reportedly from a heart attack His aunt, Peggy Cooper Cafritz, said he collapsed at his mother’s home after experiencing chest pains and dizziness, according to the Washington Post. Cafritz said he had been ill recently. Cooper was 34. Cooper, known as “Jay” during his television years, hosted “Teen Summit,” a […]

NYC Council Announces $12.7 Million Expansion Of The City’s Anti-Gun Initiative

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF COUNCIL MEMBER  JUMAANE D. WILLIAMS CONTACT: William Gerlich, 917-608-8784 wgerlich@council.nyc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Advertisement 4:30 P.M. EST, AUGUST 13, 2014  WILLIAMS JOINS MAYOR DE BLASIO, SPEAKER MARK-VIVERITO AND COLLEAGUES TO ANNOUNCE $12.7 MILLION EXPANSION OF THE CITY’S ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE INITIATIVE Council Member Jumaane D. Williams get a thumbs […]

Youth Activities This Summer In Brooklyn

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YOUTH ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER IN BROOKLYN (DISTRICT 45) Dear Constituents, As we begin to reach the mid-point of student’s summer vacations, it is important we keep them active, healthy and safe. Our community has many great opportunities for youth to learn and grow this summer, including free breakfast and lunch meals at schools across our […]

PLA Morning Drive (June 24, 2014)

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PLA MORNING DRIVE June 24, 2014 Your morning reading from PLA – A sampling of today’s New York news STATE NEWS When Rangel held a demographic revolution at bay Capital New York (Steve Kornacki) The parallels between what Charlie Rangel insists will be his final campaign for Congress and his first one are obvious: an […]

Gun Shootings Up In NYC By 7 Percent And Summer Has Not Arrived!

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Final Day For Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence Week May 16-22 In New York State As We Continually Work Hard to Improve Public Safety As we celebrate the final day of our 3rd annual Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence week (May 16-22, 2014) throughout the State of New York, it is important for […]

Council Member Williams Praises Nets For Signing Jason Collins

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WILLIAMS PRAISES BROOKLYN NETS FOR BARRIER-BREAKING SIGNING OF JASON COLLINS, NBA’S FIRST OPENLY GAY ACTIVE PLAYER Contact: Nick E. Smith, nsmith@council.nyc.gov Phone: (917) 608-8784 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Advertisement 6:30 P.M. EST, February 24, 2013 BROOKLYN, NY: Today, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn), Deputy Leader of the City Council, released the following statement upon Brooklyn Nets’ […]

Committee To Hold Oversight Hearing On Vacant NYC Buildings

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**ADVISORY** COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND BUILDINGS TO HOLD OVERSIGHT HEARING ON VACANT PROPERTIES ACROSS NEW YORK CITY BROOKLYN, NY: Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn), Deputy Leader and chair of the Committee on Housing and Buildings, will preside over an oversight hearing, “Vacant Properties in New York City: How Many Are There and What is […]

Councilmember Dromm Opposes Ban On School’s Malcolm X Reports

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF DANIEL DROMM 37-32 75TH STREET JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY 11372 (718) 803-6373 FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY Contact: Josey Bartlett, (503) 515-4550, Jbartlett@council.nyc.gov CM Dromm opposes Flushing school’s ban on Malcolm X reports “I am very upset that any student should be stopped from writing a report […]

Council Member Richards Weekly Update (Jan. 31)

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Posted by Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher (Twitter @HHSYC) New York City Council Member Donovan Richards District 31 Weekly Update As we prepare for the celebration of Black History Month, it is my hope to not only celebrate the many accomplished heroes that have transformed society as we know it, but also to encourage a […]

NY City Council Leadership And Committee Chairs Announced

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Posted by Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher @HHSYC January 22, 2014 Council Majority Leader: Jimmy Van Bramer Council Minority Leader: Vincent Ignizio Please see list below for full committee membership and chairs. Advertisement THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS   . City Hall New York, NY 10007 (212) 788-7116 **For […]

Council Member King Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Posted by Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher @HHSYC Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 20, 2014 Good morning Friends and Neighbors on this 20th anniversary of the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Advertisement Decades ago, in a speech calling for unity across America, Dr. King said: “We may have all come on […]

Council Member King January Newsletter

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Posted by Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher @HHSYC E-Newsletter January 16, 2014 Hello Friends and Neighbors,On Jan. 12th, 2014, I had the privilege of being sworn-in as the City Council Member for the 12th District in the Bronx. In the spirit of unity and bringing together our community, which is made up of different cultures […]

Council Member Jumaane Williams Offers Mortgage Help

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Posted by Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher @HHSYC HAVING MORTGAGE ISSUES? MEET WITH A COUNSELOR DURING OUR ONE-ON-ONE MORTGAGE COUNSELING SESSION BROOKLYN, NY– Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn), in collaboration with Brooklyn Housing and Family Services, are inviting residents to attend an One-on-One Mortgage Counseling, where you will have the chance to meet with an experience mortgage counselor to discuss […]