LaGuardia Community College Confers More than 1,600 Associate’s Degrees at 46th Commencement Ceremony

LaGuardia Community College Confers More than 1,600 Associate’s Degrees at 46th Commencement Ceremony Activist Shaun King delivered keynote; Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. delivered alumni address; Student address delivered by Karina Ramos-Caraballo, a 25yo secondary education major & mom of a 2yo daughter Long Island City, NY (June 5, 2018)—More than 1,600[1] New Yorkers…

Elected Officials, Advocates, and Public Defenders Gather to Introduce Groundbreaking New Bill to Protect Immigrants from Unlawful ICE Arrests at Courthouses

The Protect Our Courts Act would prohibit federal immigration agents from making arrests without a judicial warrant and is the first-of-its-kind nationally NEW YORK – June 5, 2018 – New York Assemblymembers Michaelle Solages, Carmen De La Rosa, Inez Dickens, Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, District Attorney Cy Vance Jr., advocates, and public defenders convened today in…

Elected Officials, Advocates, and Public Defenders Gather to Introduce Groundbreaking New Bill to Protect Immigrants from Unlawful ICE Arrests at Courthouses

Elected Officials, Advocates, and Public Defenders Gather to Introduce Groundbreaking New Bill to Protect Immigrants from Unlawful ICE Arrests at Courthouses The Protect Our Courts Act would prohibit federal immigration agents from making arrests without a judicial warrant and is the first-of-its-kind nationally   NEW YORK – June 5, 2018 – New York Assemblymembers Michaelle…

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Mayor de Blasio’s Proposed Specialized High School Reforms

“Today’s announcement by Mayor de Blasio regarding proposed reforms to the Specialized High School admissions process is both a welcome step forward for fairness and equity in the public education system, as well as a validation of the diligent work of so many elected officials, educators, activists and parents whose efforts have focused on this…

DECLARACIÓN DEL PRESIDENTE DEL CONDADO DE EL BRONX RUBEN DIAZ JR. RE: Informe de Harvard sobre el número de muertos en Puerto Rico después del huracán María

“Los resultados revelados por un nuevo estudio publicado por la Universidad de Harvard TH Chan Escuela de Salud Pública y Beth Israel Deaconess Medical center deja en claro que la historia oficial sobre la devastación que Puerto Rico enfrentó después del huracán María está lejos de la verdad, lo más probable fue fabricada. La cifra de…

FIVE-BOROUGH BIKE SHARE: MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES DOCKLESS BIKESHARE THIS SUMMER IN THE ROCKAWAYS, CONEY ISLAND, THE CENTRAL BRONX AND ON THE NORTH SHORE OF STATEN ISLAND

Communities in four boroughs will all see bike share by July; Pilot will allow City to evaluate a range of different dockless companies, including those offering pedal-assist bikes NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced neighborhoods in boroughs outside Manhattan that would host dockless bike share pilots this summer.  Starting in July, the pilots will…