A council hearing centered on Int. No. 1177, an amendment to the administrative code of the city of New York that would require businesses to keep electronic records of the names, addresses and items of sale or purchase.
The Association to Benefit Children (ABC), an organization that traffics in serving the economically disadvantaged, held its annual “Turkey Day” at its East Harlem location
After 12 years of treating New York City like an unattainable luxury item, many progressive New Yorkers are looking forward to the end of Michael Bloomberg’s reign.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) recently announced that it overestimated the proposed fare hikes for 2015 and 2017, and New Yorkers won’t feel the pinch as much as expected. “MTA cost-cutting measures have been more effective than anticipated,” read an MTA statement. “As outlined in the Final Proposed 2014 Budget and Four-Year Financial Plan, the growth of agency expenses in 2014 will be limited to 1.96 percent, which is in line with the rate of inflation.”
The United Federation of Teachers might have to watch the movie “300” for inspiration, because they’re feeling pressure from all sides. While fighting against the rushed implementation of a policy, the union is meeting a new battle creeping up behind them.
An operation involving dozens of police departments from around the globe has resulted in mass arrests in a worldwide child pornography ring. Last Thursday, Toronto police said that 348 people had been arrested as part of a three-year pornography investigation and at least 386 sexually abused children had been rescued globally as well.
A recent report from New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office suggests that the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practices are ultimately futile.
The Working Families Party scored 3 major citywide victories with de Blasio election triumph, Letitia James’ Public Advocate victory, and Scott Stringer’s Comptroller win
The ups and downs with the fight to keep Long Island College Hospital (LICH) continued last Friday. The hospital resumed ambulance service this afternoon but would only accept noncritical patients. SUNY Downstate, which runs the hospital, told reporters that it would bring in doctors from other institutions to help with services and claimed that it’s making every effort to maintain the current status quo.
While Mayor Michael Bloomberg and possibly Police Commissioner Ray Kelly are heading out of office, residents might still have to pay once they’re gone.
Four years after former New York Post Editor Sandra Guzman filed a sexual harassment and unlawful termination lawsuit against her former employer, she’ll see them in court.
According to documentarian Ken Burns, New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio plans on settling the “Central Park Five” civil suit once and for all.
more than 47 million Americans lost money to buy food for their family
Interfaith Medical Center’s (IMC) advocates won a major battle in court on Monday, but the victory could ring hollow
De Blasio defeated Republican nominee Joe Lhota in a landslide
In a further attempt to fight crime, Bloomberg suggested last week that residents at New York City Housing Authority complexes be fingerprinted
SUNY Downstate halted plans to lay off 500 Long Island College Hospital (LICH) employees
The largest public employee union in New York City revealed its endorsements for the New York Legislature on Election Day
A new study released last week by the Center for Popular Democracy found that construction workers of color in New York state disproportionately face more danger
Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new bill designed to protect baby boomer New Yorkers from hepatitis C
A new joint report by the Community Service Society (CSS) and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) suggests that the New York City Department of Education find a new approach to admitting students in specialized high schools
Starting in January of 2014, Target won’t discriminate against potential employees based on their criminal background
Last week, over the span of 24 hours, four car washes signed contracts with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)
Falling behind on rent, credit card payments and car payments, government employees who were furloughed due to the recent ideological battle in Congress are struggling.
Boston school bus drivers are back on the job after the company contracted to run school bus services agreed to a meeting with union workers.
If you were told that there was a school that could provide your child with the best education possible and it was free and open to the public, in New York City, would you believe it?
Primary care doctors engage in holistic health care. They have a significant amount of knowledge about many subjects in the field of health care.But their jobs aren’t as sexy as specialists who are very good at only a few things.
With less than a month to go before Election Day and just a few days before the first televised debate, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota continues to verbally hit Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and address a multitude of issues.
Coming off of a recent stabbing spree by a man in Riverside Park, Parks Enforcement officers have claimed enough is enough and now want the right to bear arms.
According to a new report by the Independent Budget Office (IBO), wealth in New York City is geographically concentrated, but the poverty’s dispersed. And no place is that displayed better than in Brooklyn.
Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio continues to rack up endorsements from labor unions.
After winning the support of community activists and elected officials, workers at a Metro PCS store in Harlem voted seven to one to join the Communications Workers of America.
The Dwight School emphasizes the “spark of genius” in every student and with the help of a music industry veteran; they’ve helped create the spark yet again in some of their students.
New York City Council Member Letitia James defeated New York state Sen. Daniel Squadron in Tuesday’s public advocate runoff with a 60 percent to 40 percent margin, making James the first woman of color to be elected to citywide office in New York City.
The company had threatened to move to New Jersey while local residents created an organization to stop them from moving to their borough. But the owners of FreshDirect got what they wanted: a new location in the five boroughs and help from the government to build it.
With the New York Police Department’s “stop, question and frisk” policy suffering a defeat in court, a relatively new form of policing is in the middle of a media blitz.
New York City Council Member Al Vann joined other elected officials and business leaders to celebrate the completion of a project that’s brining in new money to the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.
In a significant win for Daniel Squadron’s campaign, former Democratic public advocate candidate Cathy Guerriero is endorsing Squadron for public advocate, citing his track record
Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), has union leadership in his blood. While being honored by the AmNews this Thursday at the paper’s annual labor breakfast, Appelbaum talked about his experiences with unions at a young age and what makes unions good and his vision of unions’ future.
In Pittsburgh, the president of SEIU and a member of President Barack Obama’s administration announced a new outreach initiative regarding the Affordable Care Act.
A week after votes were cast for the Democratic nominee for Mayor of New York City, Bill Thompson decided to concede the primary to Bill de Blasio and avoid a possible runoff in October.
An audit found that a local Rite Aid overcharged Medicaid by nearly $200,000.
A coalition of advocates, law enforcement and legal representative groups, faith leaders and unions are continuing the push for New York to raise the minimum age to try a person as an adult.
The United Federation of Teachers in New York City isn’t the only one working without a new deal in place.
Despite no official call for the Democratic New York City mayoral nomination, Tuesday night pointed toward a Bill de Blasio coronation.
With America’s unhealthy obsession with well-known killers, you’d think that a story on the “D.C. snipers” would generate much more publicity. But as many Black comedians have joked ad naseum, once the media found out they were Black, all talk of them as “masterminds” ceased. But despite the lack of spotlight, the story is no less incredible, sickening and fascinating.
As of press time, with 98 percent of precincts reporting, de Blasio led all Democratic nominees with 40.18 percent of the vote. Bill Thompson held second place with 26.11 percent of the vote and New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn rounded out the top three at 15.47 percent. But, who stands behind an elected official, in view of the cameras, during a speech is just as important as the speech itself in political circles.
According to a recent report by the Associated Press, the New York Police Department secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorism organizations, a designation that allowed them to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing most of the time.
Fast-food workers around the country walked off the job last Thursday in the largest strike ever to hit the industry.
Just days before the New York City Council overrode the mayor’s veto on the Community Safety Act, a group of veteran police officers and law enforcement organizations came out in support of the bill.