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On Sunday night, Columbia College Student Council voted to send a letter to local New York City government representatives in support of improved gun control policy after Sam Hysa, a student from Parkland, wrote to CCSC asking whether Columbia students would be willing to participate in gun ...
The Columbia College Student Council voted to send a letter to local New York City government representatives in support of improved gun control policy at Sunday night's general body meeting. The letter advocates for more policies that would make school campuses safer, but does not recommend ... government

A hug counts as sexual harassment, the New York City government said in an April 4 press release. The New York City Commission on Human Rights launched a new ad campaign to fight sexual harassment in the workplace, according to the Wednesday release. The bilingual Spanish-English campaign posters ... government
As a city, we preach women's equality in the workplace, but we do not lead by example. It's time to put our money where our values are. In 2016, my office released a report addressing the wage gap between men and women in New York City. We discovered that women earn approximately $5.8 billion ...
Brown said the city will deploy the initiative across all NYC government agencies' public WiFi networks by the end of the year. The city is working in partnership with Global Cyber Alliance, an international cybersecurity group that combats cybercrime. The NYC Secure initiative will cost the city $5 ...
New York City government took another step forward in its ongoing push for transparency in how its services operate yesterday, this time with the unveiling of a website that tracks the performance of MTA buses. The dashboard measures and displays some pretty bedrock statistics about bus ...

Most New York City government jobs “are part of the competitive class, which requires permanent appointment through taking and passing a competitive civil service examination,” according to NYC.gov. If you see a New York state government job, “you will most likely have to take a civil service exam ...
This news comes after it was announced in August 2017 that New York City government would create a nightlife office and nightlife task force. As stated last year, the nightlife mayor's main role will be to act as a go-between for the council and those who work in the nighttime economy in the city. In an official ...
DoITT is the technology core of New York City government, working with over 100 city agencies and entities to deliver the tech they need to serve and empower New Yorkers. DoITT's technology solutions help keep the five boroughs safe, strong, and vibrant. For more information, visit nyc.gov/DoITT or visit ...
A paper in this vein published on March 5th pores over a dataset released by New York City's government covering more than 1bn cab rides between 2009 and 2014. David Finer, a graduate student at University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, analysed trips connecting the headquarters of big banks and the ...
It would not be in GrubHub's interest to increase projected delivery times to accommodate regular bike usage–as representatives from the New York City government have suggested they should–because they will lose customer loyalty. “E-bikes are a faster, more efficient way to deliver food, and, from that ...
There is no indication now that the president himself is taking a close interest in improving NYCHA or Rikers. But by dropping Trump's name, Cuomo appears to be making a point at de Blasio's expense. That is, even the Trump White House would better manage major parts of New York City's government ...
With more of these facts now plainly out in the open, how is it possible that New York City's government and elected officials continue giving Uber and Lyft a free pass when it comes to the regulations already faced by the taxi industry? How do they allow drivers to be underpaid and the public overcharged?
In the New York City government, women are still largely underrepresented. Women's History Month reminds us that we have come a long way, but the battle is still far from over. Opinions expressed on the editorial pages are not necessarily those of WSN, and our publication of opinions is not an ...
Recruited to New York City government in the late 1960s by the administration of Mayor John V. Lindsay, Mr. Weinstein joined several like-minded young colleagues in a new Urban Design Group within the Department of City Planning. Their goal was to tailor zoning regulations to a neighborhood's unique ...
If elected lieutenant governor, Williams said he would focus on many of the issues he's been working on now in New York City government. Housing and homelessness would be a priority. He noted that there is an upstate-downstate coalition forming to address the homelessness problem, especially in ...
All other NYC Government buildings have metal detectors and armed security, including Tweed, the New York City Department of Education's central office, as well as City Hall and each Borough Hall. Community Education Council 31's Comprehensive Safety and Security Proposal was passed in 2013 ...

The New York City government has reached a settlement with plaintiffs attorneys in a suit challenging the police department's retention of seized cash and property in criminal cases in which the city has agreed to implement a set of reforms. The plaintiffs, who are represented by The Bronx Defenders and ...
Trump and his ghostwriter Tony Schwartz portrayed the Wollman Rink episode in their 1987 book "The Art of the Deal" as the triumph of private enterprise over a cumbersome government. When New York City's government closed the Wollman Rink in 1980 for renovations, it could have been a simple job.
Stossel: NYC Government Traumatizes Gun Owners. New York City arrests people who travel with guns–even when they notify and follow all TSA rules and have a valid gun license from their home state. John Stossel & Maxim Lott | August 8, 2017. EMAIL · SHARE · Facebook; Twitter; Tumblr; StumbleUpon; Digg; Delicious ...
Did you see the $2 million dollar bathroom? That's what New York City government spent to build a "comfort station" in a park. I went to look at it. There were no gold-plated fixtures. It's just a little building with four toilets and four sinks. I asked park users, "What do you think that new bathroom cost?".
The city's poverty rate dropped to 43.5 percent in 2016--a 1.6 percent decrease from the 45.1 recent rate in 2014, according to the annual New York City Government Poverty Measure report prepared by the Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity). And the number of New Yorkers ...
One commissioner got a judgeship. Another was made an adviser to a mayoral commission. Several other top officials have retired, resigned or received new jobs elsewhere in New York City government. No matter how deep the scandal or level of scrutiny, one thing rarely, if ever, happens publicly to ...
All other NYC Government buildings have metal detectors and armed security, including Tweed, the New York City Department of Education's central office, as well as City Hall and each Borough Hall. Community Education Council 31's Comprehensive Safety and Security Proposal was passed in 2013 ...
Appearing in front of U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in New York City, government lawyers argued that the lawsuit, filed in July 2017, should be dismissed for several reasons. Citing precedents in which federal judges upheld prohibition laws in the U.S. Constitution as well as the fact that the plaintiffs ...
In another ruling from last year, Townes issued a 61-page ruling denying a motion by the New York City government to dismiss a civil rights suit filed by a woman who was arrested after she used her cellphone to record police conducting a stop-and-frisk encounter. “More than anything, she was still ...
The New York City government has reached a settlement with plaintiffs attorneys in a suit challenging the police department's retention of seized cash and property in criminal cases in which the city has agreed to implement a set of reforms. The plaintiffs, who are represented by The Bronx Defenders and ...
President Donald Trump mentioned his successful Wollman Rink renovation from 1986 at a press conference for his proposed $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. Trump renovated the ice rink on time and on budget after New York City government had wasted $12 million over six years on it. Trump portrayed the episode as a ...
When New York City's government closed the Wollman Rink in 1980 for renovations, it could have been a simple job. Six years and $12 million later, the city was in a worse position than when it started. Trump decided that he would take the project over and show Mayor Ed Koch, one of his biggest adversaries, how it could ...
Over the past year, the community of East Harlem has been in struggle against the New York City government over its plan to rezone the neighborhood. Although the City Council ultimately approved the plan on Nov. 30, the rezoning of East Harlem for luxury high rises is far from being a foregone ...
Spitzer, a health services researcher at Baystate Medical Center an budget and former policy analyst in New York City government, is the mother of two children, ages 5 and 1. “Having grown up in Amherst, I know how strong our schools are,” Spitzer said. “I'm eager to work to ensure that the schools ...
The lighting ceremony featured remarks from artistic director Carole Rothman, board member Lynn Nottage, and a host of New York City government officials. On hand to flip the switch to light up the venue were the stars of Second Stage's inaugural Broadway production, Lobby Hero: Michael Cera, Chris ...
EduClips is a roundup of the day's top education headlines from America's largest school districts, where more than 4 million students across eight states attend class every day. Read previous EduClips installments here. Get the day's top school and policy news delivered straight to your inbox by signing ...
The New York City government financed nearly 25,000 apartments last year at rent below the market rate, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday, topping a record set nearly 30 years ago. The record-setting number for 2017 was 24,536 “affordable homes,” about half of which were to house families living on ...
Congratulations on your elevation as the second most powerful person in NYC government! Indeed, the discrimination you overcome for being openly gay and HIV-positive has fortified you for the fights ahead. Your history and the issues that you have worked have stood in solidarity with communities of ...
As detailed on the official New York City government website, “The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is the largest and one of the oldest municipal police departments in the United States, with approximately 36,000 officers and 18,000 civilian employees. Read More. The State of Policing in the ...
He has served as a photographer for the New York City government since 2016. Alyana Alfaro Post will serve as press aide to the governor. Since 2015, she has served as a politics reporter for Observer New Jersey. Christine Lee will serve as press assistant. She is a recent graduate of Caldwell University ...
Oil major ExxonMobil CorporationXOM recently made its first move against the lawsuits filed against it by California local governments. San Francisco, Oakland, San Mateo County and four other local governments in California had alleged last year that the activities of ExxonMobil and other oil companies ...
The New York City government is attempting to shift the costs of bracing the city for climate change onto the world's five largest publicly traded oil companies, which it claims “have done nearly all they could to create this existential threat.” A lawsuit filed to the Southern District of New York Tuesday claims ...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with the blessing of the New York City government, has announced that admission will cost $25 for out-of-staters. New Yorkers will still be allowed to name their own price, but starting in March, visitors will need to cough up the $25. Museum officials stopped short of ...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art with the blessing of the New York City government announced last week that admission will cost $25 for out-of-towners. New Yorkers will still be allowed to name their own price, but starting in March visitors will need to cough up the pre-set amount. The officials cut ...
The new system is in line with prices charged at some other institutions, like the Museum of Modern Art. It's not expected to produce torrents of new money for the Met, though. Mr. Weiss put the projected extra revenue from non-New Yorkers between $6 million and $11 million. New York City's government ...
... with candor, a key element in the biography of a 35-year-old who gained national attention for coming out as gay to his Massachusetts high school football team, and who achieved the legislative pinnacle of New York City government on Wednesday, becoming the speaker of the New York City Council.
We know that 2018 will be interesting given it's a state election year, and there's always plenty of action in New York City government, where Mayor de Blasio will begin his second term and a new City Council Speaker is about to be crowned. But what *exactly* will happen? Read below for some ideas.
The bill, which was signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio last week, will assign a task force to examine the way that New York City government agencies use algorithms to aid the judicial process. According to ProPublica, council member James Vacca sponsored the bill as a response to ProPublica's 2016 account ...
The bill, which was signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio last week, will assign a task force to examine the way that New York City government agencies use algorithms to aid the judicial process. According to ProPublica, council member James Vacca sponsored the bill as a response to ProPublica's 2016 account ...
A federal judge has rejected New York City government lawyers' bid to extinguish a lawsuit over its alleged liability in a road rage incident involving an off-duty corrections officer who chased down two Brooklyn residents in his car and brandished a handgun. By Andrew Denney | UPDATEDDec 19, 2017 at ...
It serves the People of New York City by acting as an independent and nonpartisan watchdog for New York City government, City agencies, and City ... 4) Experience with NYC government operations, policies and procedures and the agencies of the City of New York; familiarity with New York State and ...
Neither New York City's government nor labor unions have delivered the support and respect that is due our municipal work force. Paid parental leave must be a basic right to support families and reduce inequality for all municipal employees. ANA OLIVEIRA, NEW YORK. The writer is president and chief ...


 

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