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UFC Star Tito Ortiz Wins City Council Seat in Huntington Beach

UFC Star Tito Ortiz Wins City Council Seat in Huntington Beach

MMA legend Tito Ortiz had himself a good Election Day. Visit for more information Ortiz on Tuesday won a seat on the city council in his hometown of Huntington Beach, Calif. Huntington Beach, aka “Surf City,” had three seats available with 15 candidates on the ballot.  Ortiz received 22,791 votes (11.8 percent), which was […]

Michael Brown’s Mother Reportedly Considering Running for Ferguson Council

Michael Brown's Mother Reportedly Considering Running for Ferguson Council

Michael Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, revealed that she’s considering running for Ferguson City Council. Visit for more information 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,” […]

Progressive Brazilian City Councillor Marielle Franco Murdered

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Visit for more information 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 […]

Los Angeles City Council Votes To License Marijuana Sales In 2018


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. Visit for more information The landmark vote came after a hearing in which council members characterized the rules as a work in progress almost certain to […]

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  Visit for more information WHO: New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi […]

News From Council Member Helen Rosenthal (July 17)

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Visit for more information 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 […]

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


Visit for more information 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 […]

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


A.J. Cooper died Wednesday morning, reportedly from a heart attack Visit for more information 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 […]

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



Youth Activities This Summer In Brooklyn


YOUTH ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER IN BROOKLYN (DISTRICT 45) Visit for more information Dear Constituents, Advertisement 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 […]

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 Visit for more information 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 […]

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


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


WILLIAMS PRAISES BROOKLYN NETS FOR BARRIER-BREAKING SIGNING OF JASON COLLINS, NBA’S FIRST OPENLY GAY ACTIVE PLAYER Visit for more information Contact: Nick E. Smith, Phone: (917) 608-8784 Advertisement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 […]

Committee To Hold Oversight Hearing On Vacant NYC Buildings


**ADVISORY** COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND BUILDINGS TO HOLD OVERSIGHT HEARING ON VACANT PROPERTIES ACROSS NEW YORK CITY Visit for more information 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 […]

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 Visit for more information Contact: Josey Bartlett, (503) 515-4550, CM Dromm opposes Flushing school’s ban on Malcolm X reports “I am very upset that any student should be […]

Council Member Richards Weekly Update (Jan. 31)


Posted by Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher (Twitter @HHSYC) New York City Council Member Donovan Richards District 31 Visit for more information 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, […]

NY City Council Leadership And Committee Chairs Announced


Posted by Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher @HHSYC January 22, 2014 Visit for more information Council Majority Leader: Jimmy Van Bramer Council Minority Leader: Vincent Ignizio Advertisement Please see list below for full committee membership and chairs. THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS   . City Hall New York, […]

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

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

Council Member King January Newsletter


Posted by Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher @HHSYC Visit for more information 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 […]