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Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced New York City’s $65 million Medallion Relief Program (MRP), which could result in $500 million of debt forgiveness for thousands of drivers, has delivered $5.1 million in debt cancellation for the first 26 owners to fully restructure their loans. As of this week, 954 medallion owners have completed appointments with the TLC’s Owner/Driver Resource Center and are in various stages of renegotiations, a significant portion of which will be completed by the end of 2021. 

“Medallion owners have more than earned their place as an essential part of the City’s transportation network, and this visionary program will ensure that those in distress get the economic justice they need to support their families and eventually retire with deserved dignity,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “This program is the first of its kind anywhere and is really government at its best—helping our neighbors in crisis with innovative, inventive tools. The progress we’ve made thus far is really impressive.”

“The TLC is fully committed to the vitality and success of the Yellow Taxi sector,” said TLC Commissioner and Chair Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk. “The Medallion Relief Program is delivering $65 million in financial support, which is inarguably material, and we will not rest until we exhaust our reach to Owners who are facing insolvency due to Medallion-related debt.”

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On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at approximately 1911 hours, police responded to a call of an assault inside 2298 Creston Avenue, Apartment 11, within the confines of the 46th Precinct in the Bronx. 

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Omar Sepulveda
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10453

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 29-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged on Monday, September 13, 2021, at 1045 hours, within the confines of the 46th Precinct.

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Roberto Guzman
address withheld
Manhattan, NY 10029

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  • criminal possession of a weapon: loaded firearm.

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All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

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Immigrants dreamed and looked forward to obtaining that beautiful blue passport that when presented identified them as a full-fledged American, and they felt that they had acquired part of that American Dream. Acquiring that American Passport gave those who possessed it prestige, liberty and the protections that came with being a citizen of the United States people of other nations could only wish for.

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