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Staten Island Advance
NY Wheel reveal: Here's what's in the time capsulethe 150-foot-by-30-foot foundation where construction began on June 11. Staten
NY Wheel reveal: Here's what's in the time capsule
Staten Island Advance / Posted 16 hours ago
the 150-foot-by-30-foot foundation where construction began on June 11. Staten Island Deputy Borough President Ed Burke, New York City Council Member Debi Rose, Staten Island Museum CEO Cheryl Adolph and other community representatives attended... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Free tampons will be handed out to schools, homeless shelters and jails in New York- 06:22 pm Females will be given free tampons and sanitary pads in schools, ho
Free tampons will be handed out to schools, homeless shelters and jails in New York
Irish Examiner / Posted 21 hours ago
- 06:22 pm Females will be given free tampons and sanitary pads in schools, homeless shelters and jails in New York. The New York City Council unanimously approved the decision proposed by member Julissa Ferreras, who pledged to “end the stigma... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
CAIR-NY Calls for Stepped-up Security at Mosques After Hate IncidentCenter in Tompkinsville, N.Y. CAIR-NY and the Association of Muslim American L
CAIR-NY Calls for Stepped-up Security at Mosques After Hate Incident
CommonDreams.org / Posted yesterday
Center in Tompkinsville, N.Y. CAIR-NY and the Association of Muslim American Lawyers (AMAL) recently called on the New York City Council to hold public hearings on growing Islamophobia after a Muslim man was attacked outside a Bronx... Read more
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New York Post
Be careful what you wish forgender with which they claim to “identify.’’ Around the United States, potty la
Be careful what you wish for
New York Post / Posted 2 days ago
gender with which they claim to “identify.’’ Around the United States, potty laws are spreading like magic mushrooms. The New York City Council is poised to pass a law making all public single-occupancy bathrooms in Gotham available to users... Read more
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WA Today
'They're as necessary as toilet paper': New York approves free tamponswhat she calls "menstrual equity". On Tuesday, after months of crusading and a
'They're as necessary as toilet paper': New York approves free tampons
WA Today / Posted 2 days ago
what she calls "menstrual equity". On Tuesday, after months of crusading and a colourful public discussion, she led the New York City Council toward a historic decision. In a 49-0 vote, the council approved a measure that would make New York... Read more
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Canberra Times
'They're as necessary as toilet paper': New York approves free tamponswhat she calls "menstrual equity". On Tuesday, after months of crusading and a
'They're as necessary as toilet paper': New York approves free tampons
Canberra Times / Posted 2 days ago
what she calls "menstrual equity". On Tuesday, after months of crusading and a colourful public discussion, she led the New York City Council toward a historic decision. In a 49-0 vote, the council approved a measure that would make New York... Read more
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Brisbane Times
'They're as necessary as toilet paper': New York approves free tamponswhat she calls "menstrual equity". On Tuesday, after months of crusading and a
'They're as necessary as toilet paper': New York approves free tampons
Brisbane Times / Posted 2 days ago
what she calls "menstrual equity". On Tuesday, after months of crusading and a colourful public discussion, she led the New York City Council toward a historic decision. In a 49-0 vote, the council approved a measure that would make New York... Read more
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The Age
'They're as necessary as toilet paper': New York approves free tamponswhat she calls "menstrual equity". On Tuesday, after months of crusading and a
'They're as necessary as toilet paper': New York approves free tampons
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
what she calls "menstrual equity". On Tuesday, after months of crusading and a colourful public discussion, she led the New York City Council toward a historic decision. In a 49-0 vote, the council approved a measure that would make New York... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'They're as necessary as toilet paper': New York approves free tamponswhat she calls "menstrual equity". On Tuesday, after months of crusading and a
'They're as necessary as toilet paper': New York approves free tampons
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 2 days ago
what she calls "menstrual equity". On Tuesday, after months of crusading and a colourful public discussion, she led the New York City Council toward a historic decision. In a 49-0 vote, the council approved a measure that would make New York... Read more
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Lake Placid News
NYC Council votes for gender-neutral restroomsNEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council has approved a bill that would requir
NYC Council votes for gender-neutral restrooms
Lake Placid News / Posted 3 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council has approved a bill that would require all single-occupant restrooms to become gender neutral. The Council voted 47 to 2 on Tuesday in favor of the legislation, which Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
Gender-neutral restroom bill approved by NYC CouncilNEW YORK — The New York City Council has approved a bill that would require all
Gender-neutral restroom bill approved by NYC Council
WPIX 11 New York / Posted 4 days ago
NEW YORK — The New York City Council has approved a bill that would require all single-occupant restrooms to become gender neutral. The Council voted 47 to 2 on Tuesday in favor of the legislation, which Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign. It... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Cuomo orders Lincoln Tunnel probe | Gender-neutral bill approved | Manufacturing skills gapgapGov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation into a Lincoln Tunnel lane tied t
Cuomo orders Lincoln Tunnel probe | Gender-neutral bill approved | Manufacturing skills gap
Crain's New York Business / Posted 4 days ago
gapGov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation into a Lincoln Tunnel lane tied to one of Mayor Bill de Blasio's donors. New York City Council approved yesterday a bill that would require all single-occupant restrooms in the city to become... Read more
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New York Magazine
Today Is a Great Day to Be a Teenage Drone Pilot, But a Deservedly Awful Day to Be Dennis Hasterthoped the case would quickly be decided in its favor. [Politico] New York City
Today Is a Great Day to Be a Teenage Drone Pilot, But a Deservedly Awful Day to Be Dennis Hastert
New York Magazine / Posted 4 days ago
hoped the case would quickly be decided in its favor. [Politico] New York City Passes Sweeping Unisex Bathroom Law The New York City Council passed a law yesterday that would require all public single-stall bathrooms to be unisex. Many... Read more
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The Advocate
The Cutest Thing Just Happened at the NYC CouncilChildren from a New York public school were honored by New York City Council me
The Cutest Thing Just Happened at the NYC Council
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
Children from a New York public school were honored by New York City Council members Tuesday for their fight for LGBT rights. Fourth- and fifth-graders from the Earth School were invited to meet with council members after standing up for LGBT rights... Read more
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The Advocate
NYC Makes History With Law Providing Free Menstrual Productshave a tampon or a pad, all hell may break loose as any woman, trans man, or fa
NYC Makes History With Law Providing Free Menstrual Products
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
have a tampon or a pad, all hell may break loose as any woman, trans man, or fan of Orange Is the New Black can attest. New York City Council members passed groundbreaking legislation Tuesday, which will make the city first in the nation to... Read more
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Raw Story
New York approves unisex bathrooms in nod to transgender peopleThe New York City Council on Tuesday approved a law requiring single-stall publ
New York approves unisex bathrooms in nod to transgender people
Raw Story / Posted 4 days ago
The New York City Council on Tuesday approved a law requiring single-stall public bathrooms to be gender neutral in a show of support for transgender people, the bill’s main sponsor said. The council voted 47-2 for the measure, which will take... Read more
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Reuters
New York approves unisex bathrooms in nod to transgender peopleNEW YORK The New York City Council on Tuesday approved a law requiring single-s
New York approves unisex bathrooms in nod to transgender people
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
NEW YORK The New York City Council on Tuesday approved a law requiring single-stall public bathrooms to be gender neutral in a show of support for transgender people, the bill's main sponsor said. The council voted 47-2 for the measure, which will... Read more
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The Jewish Week
Jewish Businessman, 3 NY Cops Arrested In Ongoing Federal Corruption Probeto a businessman, Alex Lichtenstein, who is alleged to have bribed NYPD officer
Jewish Businessman, 3 NY Cops Arrested In Ongoing Federal Corruption Probe
The Jewish Week / Posted 4 days ago
to a businessman, Alex Lichtenstein, who is alleged to have bribed NYPD officers for gun permits. In another thread, the New York City Council discontinued its funding for a training program run by the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of... Read more
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The Forward
Jerrold Nadler Faces First Primary Challenge in Decades After Backing Iran DealNew York Observer at the time. “I want you to know that none of us here will e
Jerrold Nadler Faces First Primary Challenge in Decades After Backing Iran Deal
The Forward / Posted 4 days ago
New York Observer at the time. “I want you to know that none of us here will ever forget what you did,” the neighborhood’s New York City Council representative, David Greenfield, said at a Brooklyn rally. Today, with New York’s party primaries... Read more
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Orange County Register
Elections for executive offices unkind to Democratic womendoes happen. And it happens more often than you’d think to Democratic women run
Elections for executive offices unkind to Democratic women
Orange County Register / Posted 6 days ago
does happen. And it happens more often than you’d think to Democratic women running for executive offices. In 2013, then-New York City Council President Christine Quinn was the candidate best positioned to succeed retiring Mayor Michael... Read more
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NBC News
This Latino-Heavy, And Gay Friendly, NYC Neighborhood Remembers Orlandoat a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. "Since Sunday, I have marched every ni
This Latino-Heavy, And Gay Friendly, NYC Neighborhood Remembers Orlando
NBC News / Posted 10 days ago
at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. "Since Sunday, I have marched every night for our rights," said Democratic New York City council member Daniel Dromm in Spanish to marchers in front of the Jackson Heights gay Club Evolution. "We have... Read more
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NBC News
'The Gay 9/11': In NYC, LGBTQ Latinos, Community Rally for Orlandostandard. We should lead the world in making sure people don't have access to g
'The Gay 9/11': In NYC, LGBTQ Latinos, Community Rally for Orlando
NBC News / Posted 12 days ago
standard. We should lead the world in making sure people don't have access to guns, particularly semi-automatic weapons." New York City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez told NBC News that he was proud of his community for turning out to show their... Read more
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Breitbart
New York City Spending $265,000 To Reduce Sexual Privacy, Boost Transgender Ideologyclaimed “Cisgender” is the latest trendy term for normal people. But Joseph Bo
New York City Spending $265,000 To Reduce Sexual Privacy, Boost Transgender Ideology
Breitbart / Posted 12 days ago
claimed “Cisgender” is the latest trendy term for normal people. But Joseph Borelli, a Republican member of the New York City Council, said the money was not a proper use of tax dollars. “I’m not sure if this is the best use of taxpayer... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Hungerford School graduates 26presented with a Hungerford School T-shirt and was lauded by fellow Bronx nativ
Hungerford School graduates 26
Staten Island Advance / Posted 15 days ago
presented with a Hungerford School T-shirt and was lauded by fellow Bronx natives Rodriguez and Principal Mary McInerney. New York City Council Minority Leader Joseph Borelli shared a familiar story and words of inspiration to the graduating... Read more
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Wired News
Banning Plastic Bags Is Great for the World, Right? Not So Fastplastic bags have recently gone from a tolerated nuisance to a widely despised
Banning Plastic Bags Is Great for the World, Right? Not So Fast
Wired News / Posted 15 days ago
plastic bags have recently gone from a tolerated nuisance to a widely despised and discouraged vice. Last month, the New York City Council passed a 5-cent-per-bag fee on single-use bags handed out by most retailers. Two weeks ago, the... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Students hard work renames New York intersection Norman Rockwell PlaceNEW YORK >> After three years, more than 300 signatures, several New York
Students hard work renames New York intersection Norman Rockwell Place
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 16 days ago
NEW YORK >> After three years, more than 300 signatures, several New York City Council meetings and a lot of patience, passion and perseverance, an upper West Side alternative high school has made the street naming of Norman Rockwell Place... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Plastic-bag tax? Lawmakers push backsaid it would set a bad precedent for the state Legislature to overturn the cit
Plastic-bag tax? Lawmakers push back
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 17 days ago
said it would set a bad precedent for the state Legislature to overturn the city's decision. "This is a debate in the New York City Council," Latimer said. "My job is to deal with those issues that are at the state level in scope." Speaking... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Hillary Clinton just fully embraced the historic nature of her campaignthe historic nature of the former secretary of state's candidacy wasn't often m
Hillary Clinton just fully embraced the historic nature of her campaign
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
the historic nature of the former secretary of state's candidacy wasn't often mentioned in the coverage of her campaign. New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito admitted that part of her didn't expect the possibility of a female... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Hillary Clinton just fully embraced the historic nature of her campaignthe historic nature of the former secretary of state's candidacy wasn't often m
Hillary Clinton just fully embraced the historic nature of her campaign
Stamford Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
the historic nature of the former secretary of state's candidacy wasn't often mentioned in the coverage of her campaign. New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito admitted that part of her didn't expect the possibility of a female... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Hillary Clinton just fully embraced the historic nature of her campaignthe historic nature of the former secretary of state's candidacy wasn't often m
Hillary Clinton just fully embraced the historic nature of her campaign
Connecticut Post / Posted 17 days ago
the historic nature of the former secretary of state's candidacy wasn't often mentioned in the coverage of her campaign. New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito admitted that part of her didn't expect the possibility of a female... Read more
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Newsmax
Newsmax: The 25 Hardest Working Members of CongressCommittee. 17. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) — The former teacher and state Ca
Newsmax: The 25 Hardest Working Members of Congress
Newsmax / Posted 17 days ago
Committee. 17. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) — The former teacher and state Capitol staffer got elected to both the New York City Council and later the U.S. House by taking out seemingly unbeatable incumbents. Now 70, and after 24 years in... Read more
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Business Insider
Hillary Clinton just fully embraced the historic nature of her campaignthe historic nature of the former secretary of state's candidacy wasn't often m
Hillary Clinton just fully embraced the historic nature of her campaign
Business Insider / Posted 17 days ago
the historic nature of the former secretary of state's candidacy wasn't often mentioned in the coverage of her campaign. New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito admitted that part of her didn't expect the possibility of a female... Read more
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Hip-Hop Wired
A Tribe Called Quest Gets A Mural In Queensback in ’91. The building sits on Linden Boulevard … the street that’s soon-to-
A Tribe Called Quest Gets A Mural In Queens
Hip-Hop Wired / Posted 18 days ago
back in ’91. The building sits on Linden Boulevard … the street that’s soon-to-be co-named A Tribe Called Quest Blvd. New York City council member Daneek Miller also tells TMZ that the paperwork was submitted last month, and nobody has... Read more
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Newsmax
O'Reilly Shoots Back at Kelly Over Trump U Judgebring up Kelly's name on his show Tuesday night, though he appeared to be criti
O'Reilly Shoots Back at Kelly Over Trump U Judge
Newsmax / Posted 18 days ago
bring up Kelly's name on his show Tuesday night, though he appeared to be critical of her. O'Reilly played a clip of New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito from Kelly's show where she called him a "charlatan and a racist." "Ms.... Read more
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FOX News
NYC spends $265G to urge people to use restroom of their choicesex at birth. Public money should not have been spent on the campaign, said Jo
NYC spends $265G to urge people to use restroom of their choice
FOX News / Posted 18 days ago
sex at birth. Public money should not have been spent on the campaign, said Joseph Borelli, a Republican member of the New York City Council, who nonetheless quipped that there could be a silver lining. “I’m not sure if this is the best use of... Read more
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The Washington Times
Donald Trump alienates GOP with remarks about Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s Mexican heritageand I am disgusted by Donald Trump’s hateful, xenophobic and bigoted attacks on
Donald Trump alienates GOP with remarks about Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s Mexican heritage
The Washington Times / Posted 19 days ago
and I am disgusted by Donald Trump’s hateful, xenophobic and bigoted attacks on U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel,” New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said at a press conference on a city sidewalk in front of Trump... Read more
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NBC New York
NYC Lawmakers Rally Against Trump Outside His Namesake TowerMark-Viverito claimed Monday that any Republican who has backed Trump shares in
NYC Lawmakers Rally Against Trump Outside His Namesake Tower
NBC New York / Posted 19 days ago
Mark-Viverito claimed Monday that any Republican who has backed Trump shares in the blame for his divisive rhetoric New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, with City Councilman Carlos Menchaca, speaks at a news conference... Read more
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The Washington Times
Democrats unload on Donald Trump: ‘Hateful, xenophobic and bigoted’New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito took the point position in
Democrats unload on Donald Trump: ‘Hateful, xenophobic and bigoted’
The Washington Times / Posted 19 days ago
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito took the point position in Democrats’ assault on Donald Trump for remarks about the Mexican heritage of a federal judge, denouncing it as “racist” and “vile.” “I am also a proud Latina and I am... Read more
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CNBC
How an environmental push may tilt the scales toward paper versus plasticwas the first in the nation, that initially began as a ban on plastic bags. She
How an environmental push may tilt the scales toward paper versus plastic
CNBC / Posted 21 days ago
was the first in the nation, that initially began as a ban on plastic bags. She also served as a pro bono counsel to the New York City Council, which last month passed its own law requiring supermarkets to charge 5 cents a bag, beginning October... Read more
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Irish Central
Dublin Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh in New York CityThe New York City Council Irish Caucus Chairperson Daniel Dromm joined Council
Dublin Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh in New York City
Irish Central / Posted 24 days ago
The New York City Council Irish Caucus Chairperson Daniel Dromm joined Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Member Elizabeth Crowley (also a member of the caucus) in welcoming the Lord Mayor of Dublin Críona Ní Dhálaigh to New York City... Read more
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The Jewish Week
Means Testing For Survivors Ramps Up Amid Shortfallto help needy survivors. The Obama administration announced that $12 million wo
Means Testing For Survivors Ramps Up Amid Shortfall
The Jewish Week / Posted 25 days ago
to help needy survivors. The Obama administration announced that $12 million would be allocated over five years, and the New York City Council allocated $1.5 million. Leaders of UJA-Federation of New York held a press conference outside City Hall... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Litter? Urinate on the street? Now it'll be just 'fine'recent news that penalties will be reduced in New York for quality-of-life crim
Litter? Urinate on the street? Now it'll be just 'fine'
Staten Island Advance / Posted 28 days ago
recent news that penalties will be reduced in New York for quality-of-life crimes like public urination and littering. The New York City Council has passed legislation reducing such "crimes" from criminal to a violation where a fee will be imposed.... Read more
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NBC News
Ban the Bag? Why Plastic Bag Taxes and Bans Don't Always Work1. "For too long, plastic bags have clogged our storm drains, littered our gre
Ban the Bag? Why Plastic Bag Taxes and Bans Don't Always Work
NBC News / Posted 29 days ago
1. "For too long, plastic bags have clogged our storm drains, littered our green spaces, and tangled in our trees," said New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a key supporter of the New York City legislation, in a statement to NBC... Read more
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The Advocate
Man Who Attacked N.Y. Gay Couple With Chair Found Guiltyseemed to dispute his claim, though he said it was edited to support their asse
Man Who Attacked N.Y. Gay Couple With Chair Found Guilty
The Advocate / Posted 30 days ago
seemed to dispute his claim, though he said it was edited to support their assertions. El-Amin had also lashed out at gay New York City Council member Corey Johnson and the "racist gay media" for painting the story as a homophobic attack when... Read more
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