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The New York Working Families Party today announced its endorsement of four 2021 New York City Council candidates in the Bronx: Adolfo Abreu for City Council District 14, Mino Lora for District 11, Althea Stevens for City Council District 16, and Marjorie Velázquez for City Council District 13. All four candidates are longtime community leaders, spanning all corners of the Bronx. 

The WFP today also endorsed four additional candidates in Queens and Brooklyn: Juan Ardila (District 30, Queens), Aleda Gagarin (District 29, Queens), Lincoln Restler (District 33, North Brooklyn), and Felicia Singh (District 32, Rockaways, Queens). This wave of endorsements follows the NY WFP’s first wave of New York City Council endorsements earlier this fall, supporting Tiffany Cabán for District 22 (Queens), Amanda Farías for District 18 (Bronx), Jennifer Gutiérrez for District 34 (Brooklyn), and Sandy Nurse for District 37 (Brooklyn). 

“This year, New York City voters demanded bold, progressive candidates up and down the ballot. As we approach the 2021 elections, we must heed this mandate by electing City Council Members who are wholly committed to a working people’s agenda — from housing for all to fully funded schools to decarceral justice. The Working Families Party is thrilled to endorse these eight community leaders, who have fought for their neighborhoods for years — and who will keep fighting side by side in City Hall,” said New York Working Families Party State Director Sochie Nnaemeka. “Our city government must ensure New York’s COVID-19 recovery protects…

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The Legal Aid Society and Milbank LLP – representing the Coalition for the Homeless and certain individual shelter residents and their children – filed a lawsuit today in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against the de Blasio Administration for its failure to provide students who reside in City shelters access to reliable internet service so they can attend school remotely. Students in shelters have been struggling with virtual learning due to lack of WiFi or other reliable internet access in the shelter system. This litigation comes in response to the Mayor’s recent announcement that the City “cannot offer a detailed timeline” for Wi-Fi installation and that its goal is to have “all this summer.” The City’s vague plan to prioritize installation for 27 shelters sometime “this winter” does not address the needs of thousands of homeless students who need working internet access now.

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Brenda Jimenez Wins Four Silver & Bronze Stevie ® Awards For Women In Business In 2020
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You should know that Fausto Pichardo, Chief of Patrol of the New York City Police Department, has unexpectedly resigned.

Chief Pichardo is the second person of Dominican origin with a high position, who has suddenly resigned from the Police Department of this City, causing another loss among many in the Hispanic community, especially the Dominican community.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris announced three financial assistance programs available for small businesses in low-to-moderate income (LMI) neighborhoods. The NYC LMI Storefront Loan, Interest Rate Reduction Grant, and Strategic Impact COVID-19 Commercial District Support Grant will provide critical resources to small businesses to help them build back and grow beyond the pandemic.

“Our fight against COVID-19 has been costly for the small businesses that anchor New York City’s neighborhoods. We are proud to offer real relief to help these business owners keep their teams together and continue serving their communities for years to come,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“This crisis has brought devasting consequences to our local economy and impacted our most vulnerable communities. To achieve economic democracy, we must respond quickly with resources and capacity,” said J. Phillip Thompson, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives and Co-Chair of the Racial Inclusion and Equity Task Force. “These robust financial programs will aid small businesses to help them build back stronger than before.”

“Now more than ever, Black, Latinx, and Asian businesses are struggling with access to capital. The launch of these programs is a targeted approach to provide relief efforts in communities that need it most,” said Jonnel Doris, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services and Co-Chair of the Racial Inclusion and Equity Task Force. “The City is committed to making sure all small businesses have the resources they need to get them back on their feet during these extraordinary times.”

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On Saturday, November 07, 2020, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., in conjunction with The Bronx Tourism Council, the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, Transportation Alternatives, and Ride with GPS app hosted a bike ride to end the Tour de Bronx 2020 season.

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