NYC to Become First Jurisdiction in U.S. that will Guarantee Free Legal Representation for Low-Income Tenants in Housing Court

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NYC to Become First Jurisdiction in U.S. that will Guarantee Free Legal Representation for Low-Income Tenants in Housing Court

The Landmark Legislation, Known as the “Right to Counsel,” Offers Blueprint for Cities Across the Country New York, NY – The New York City Council today voted to pass Intro 214-B, a landmark bill sponsored by Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa Gibson, that requires the NYC Office of Civil Justice to establish a program for legal representation…

Bronx Children’s Museum Celebrates Official Groundbreaking

July 12, 2017 – The Executive Director of the Bronx Children’s Museum, Carla Precht, enthusiastically announced that “Construction on our long-awaited Museum facility will begin this summer under the supervision of the NYC Department of Design and Construction. To mark this historic and joyous occasion, we were proud to host a public Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday, July 12. ”…

The Bronx and China’s Songjiang District Sign ‘Sister City’ Agreement

On July 17, 2017, the Songjiang Peoples Government delegation from China’s Songjiang District of Shanghai, led by Deputy District Mayor Long Wanli, visited The Bronx to sign a friendship, or “sister city,” agreement with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and officially begin a long-standing relationship between the two governments. The agreement encourages bilateral investment not…

Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. and Former Gov. David Paterson Keynote NYC Mission Society’s Learning to Work Graduation Ceremonies

(New York, N.Y.) – Caps off! Graduates of the New York City Mission Society’s Learning to Work Program gathered across the City last month for their commencement ceremonies. The nonprofit’s Learning to Work program assists older, under-credited high school students by preparing them for success in college and the work world. Key elements of the program…

Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Announces the Approval of New Banking Development Districts in The Bronx and Brooklyn to Expand Access to Financial Services to Underserved New York Communities

New Banking Development Districts Will Be Established in Community District 4 in the Bronx, and Parts of Clinton Hill and Prospect Heights in Brooklyn Under the BDD Program, Spring Bank and Ridgewood Savings Bank Will Receive Financial Incentives to Establish, Expand and Preserve Access to Banking Products and Services to Benefit Thousands of Consumers and…

De Blasio Administration Announces $32 Million Neighborhood Rat Reduction Plan

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a $32 million, multi-agency plan to reduce the city’s rat population that targets the three most infested parts of city: the Grand Concourse area, Chinatown/East Village/Lower East Side and Bushwick/Bedford-Stuyvesant. This interagency initiative aims to reduce rat activity by up to 70 percent in the targeted zones by…