Mayor Bill de Blasio today released the following statement on the Omicron variant in New York City:
“We are aware of a case of the Omicron variant identified in Minnesota that is associated with travel to a conference in New York City, and we should assume there is community spread of the variant in our city. We are working closely with the State and the CDC, as well as the Javits Center’s event organizers, and our Test and Trace Corps will be contacting conference attendees. This conference required masks and complied with our Key2NYC requirement to mandate vaccination.
“Anyone who attended the AnimeNYC conference, especially anyone experiencing symptoms, should get tested immediately and take additional precautions, including social distancing.
“I urge all New Yorkers to get vaccinated, wear a face mask while indoors and in public, and help our city beat this virus once and for all.”
You should know that there was a time when becoming a Citizen of the United States and becoming an American was part of the American Dream.
Immigrants dreamed and looked forward to obtaining that beautiful blue passport that when presented identified…
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Chad Wolf, Chairman of the Center for Homeland Security and Immigration, offered the following statement:
“Yesterday, the Supreme Court recognized the catastrophe at the border by reinstating the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), a policy supported by law…
Housing Justice For All Echoes NYS Attorney General Letitia James’ Call On Albany To Enact Good Cause LegislationBy Jonas Bronck
In time for Giving Tuesday and the holiday season, New York Attorney General Letitia James today released her annual “Pennies for Charity: Fundraising by Professional Fundraisers” report, which found that charities that retained professional fundraisers received about two-thirds of every dollar donated in 2020. Professional fundraisers retained the remainder — earning more than $380 million. Analyzing 718 campaigns conducted by professional fundraisers in 2020, the report concludes that charities earned 73 percent of donations from those campaigns, a small increase from the previous year and in line with the last four years’ results.
“As New Yorkers get ready to give to their favorite charities tomorrow on Giving Tuesday, they deserve to know where their money is going,” said Attorney General James. “My duty is to protect New Yorkers’ wallets and ensure that what they donate reaches the charity of their choice. My office will continue to crack down on misleading fundraising practices, so New Yorkers do not have to worry the next time they give generously to a cause they support. With the holiday season upon us, I encourage all New Yorkers to use our tips as a guide to…
Mario D’Agostino, who passed away June 14, 2020, was a true leader in his community in the Bronx and left his mark on the neighborhood and everyone, who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Mario was an honorable man, who changed people’s lives with his beautiful mind, strong work ethic, positive outlook on life and investing in his favorite part of New York City, the Bronx.
You should know that a Monmouth National Poll shows that 80% of the U.S. population favor voter ID laws and that 70% favor voting in person. It is important that you know that “The for the People Act 2021” known as the (HR1) legislative bill passed in the House of Representatives. All the Democrats voted in favor of it, except one. You should also know that HR1 would do away with all voter ID law requirements, among other drastic changes to our nation’s voting process.
Too often we hear a lot about how to require voters to present an ID card at their polling site is a form of voter suppression. Therefore, requiring a voter ID is somehow racist, because it is geared toward preventing people of color from voting.
Frankly this argument does not hold water. First, because it implies that people of color do not possess ID cards, and as result cannot exercise their right to vote. Therefore, a law that requires the voter to present an ID is racist. To hear this argument, you would think that people of color are living under a rock.
I have often wondered how this is possible. How are voter ID laws racist? Upon analyzing this issue, I found that their argument is in fact quite racist for the following reasons. First it implies that people of color are either too lazy, or too ignorant to acquire an ID card. That we as people of color lack the ability to get something as simple as an ID card or cannot even follow voter instructions.
Then I asked myself if everyone is required to show and ID card when boarding a plane, or when cashing a check, or when applying for a bank loan, or when driving a car, or when opening a bank account, or when entering a government building, or when registering at a college, or going into a hospital or clinic, or even to enter a restaurant to have a decent meal we are required to show an ID, that proves we have been vaccinated, otherwise…
On Saturday, August 28, 2021, at approximately 2042 hours, police responded to a 911 call of two pedestrians, struck by a vehicle at the intersection of East Fordham Road and Morris Avenue within the confines of the 46th Precinct in the Bronx.
Upon arrival, police observed a 44-year-old female and a 53-year-old female, unconscious and unresponsive, with…
New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) President and CEO Nina Kubota was joined today by NYC Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter, New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, State Senator Jamaal Bailey, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Council Member Kevin Riley, education officials, and community members to celebrate the start of construction of a state-of-the-art, 412-seat addition for P.S. 87 in…
City Parks Foundation is thrilled to announce the online release of its CityParks Green Girls Empowered by ING National Curriculum on December 17, 2021. The curriculum, launched in Spring 2021 to a pilot group and now for use by educators nationwide, features the award-winning Green Girls STEM curriculum. Adapted from its New York City focus,…
On Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 2217 hours, the following 38-year-old female off-duty New York City employee was arrested and charged within the confines of the 45th Precinct in the Bronx.
NYPD School Safety Agent
The investigation remains ongoing.
All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the City’s Law Department and the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) have filed a lawsuit against L’Officiel USA, the American subsidiary of the French-owned global media company, that operates several print and digital magazines about fashion, beauty, music, film, literature, culture, politics, lifestyle, and wellness. The lawsuit, which was filed in New York County Supreme Court, alleges that L’Officiel has engaged in a pattern of failing to pay freelancers on time or at all, including writers, editors, photographers, videographers, graphic designers and illustrators.
NYC’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act, the first law of its kind in the country, gives freelance workers the legal right to written contracts, timely payment, and freedom from retaliation. While the Law established a Court Navigation Program as one avenue to assist freelancers in getting paid and accessing other resources, it also authorizes the City to file cases against businesses with a systemic pattern and practice of violating the Law.
“Freelancers are a valued part of New York City’s workforce and their work isn’t free,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We will not allow L’Officiel to get away with reaping the benefits of our talented freelancers without paying them for their hard work. To those who break the law: New York City will hold you accountable.”
“People deserve to get paid for the work they do and freelancers are no different,” said Corporation Counsel Georgia M. Pestana. “As detailed in our complaint, L’Officiel published articles, photography, and illustrations by freelancers but either didn’t pay them at all or sometimes paid them months, even years later. Our first of a kind suit seeks to hold L’Officiel responsible for its consistent and blatant disregard of…
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The journey of women in Australian horse racing has not been an easy one. From the mid-70s when women were first allowed to compete in Australian horse racing to the success of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the esteemed Melbourne Cup in 2015, the rise of the female jockey has been a slow and steady progression in the world of Australian horse racing.
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