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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Other Mayors Urge Supreme Court to Uphold Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is spearheading a coalition of mayors and leaders across the country in petitioning the Supreme Court to greenlight President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.
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HUD's Julián Castro Defends Housing Safeguards, Admits Affordable Housing Problems

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro defended the current housing safeguards but recognized the several difficulties in the housing market.

NY City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Discusses Municipal ID Program

Melissa Mark-Viverito has boosted a flagship program, which seeks to provide representation and identification to undocumented people, and she has helped to foster the NYC municipal ID program.
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Paid Sick Leave Law in Effect for New York City Affecting 500,000 Employees

New York City has become the latest city to adopt a paid sick leave law, and it will affect up to 500,000 more employees.The law impacts companies with five or more employees who work more than 80 hours during the calendar year in NYC

New York City Plans To Turn Phone Booths Into Wireless Hotspots, Mayor Bill de Blasio Says

The outdated pay phones in New York City could soon be upgraded to Wifi Hotspots, mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement this week.
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New York City Considering Plastic and Paper Shopping Bag Fee

Soon, New Yorkers might have to pay a 10 cent surcharge for plastic or paper shopping bags at their local supermarket.

New York's Undocumented Become Identifiable

New York City residents will receive municipal ID cards, according to a recent statement made by New York City’s mayor Bill de Blasio in his State of the City speech. The IDs will act as a tool to help undocumented New Yorkers who don't want to “live their lives in the shadows.”

Puerto Rican-born Melissa Mark-Viverito Is the First Latina to be Elected Speaker of the New York City Council

Puerto Rican-born lawmaker Melissa Mark-Viverito made history on Wednesday as the first Latina and first person of color to serve as New York City Council Speaker.

Veteran Teacher & NYC School Chancellor Carmen Fariña Recalls Facing Discrimination for Speaking Spanish

New York City's newly appointed Chancellor of Schools, Carmen Fariña, knows what it takes to build a solid foundation for the classroom, as well as the importance of being bilingual. The veteran teacher and principal and the daughter of Spanish immigrants also knows what it's like to face discrimination

Weather Woes Put NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's Spanish to the Test as he Addresses the Latino Community

With a major winter storm hitting the Northeast, New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio kicked into full-on work-mode soon after he was sworn into office by former President Bill Clinton, who administered the oath of office at a ceremony outside City Hall on Jan. 1, 2014. While he addressed the public about school closings and road conditions, and shoveled his own driveway in Brooklyn on his third day as mayor, he also made an effort to address the Latino community in Spanish.

Highly Qualified Latino Candidates Overlooked for NYC Police Commissioner Position

New York City Democratic Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio recently appointed stop-and-frisk innovator William Bratton to the position of police commissioner, which according to The National Latino Officers Association and a number of other groups, was yet another missed opportunity to advocate for a qualified Latino, such as First Deputy Commissioner Rafeal Pineiro, to take on the esteemed role.

Did Bill de Blasio's Diversity and Better Spanish Accent Than Bloomberg's Aid in his Latino Appeal?

Bill de Blasio brings a diverse, bi-racial family, improved Spanish-language speaking skills and a strong stance against the unpopular NYPD "stop-and-frisk" policy.
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Bill de Blasio Defeats Joe Lhota in NYC Mayoral Race

Bill de Blasio completed his campaign on Tuesday afternoon in Crown Heights and patiently awaited the results of an election that was lopsided throughout the day.
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Bill de Blasio, Joe Lhota Square Off in NYC Mayoral Race Amid Low Turnout

The long journey has finally reached its climax for NYC mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota
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Democrat Bill de Blasio Holds Commanding 41-Point Lead Over Bloomberg Heir

Bill de Blasio rallied from being one of the most unlikely democratic candidates for New York City Mayor to possibly winning the entire mayoral election in a massive landslide

NYC's Elite High School Host Less Latinos and Blacks Than a Few Years Ago

The Latino and black student population has dwindled greatly in NYC's elite specialized high schools over the last five years, but the next elected mayor could reverse this.
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