MAYOR DE BLASIO APPOINTS LORRAINE CORTÉS-VÁZQUEZ AS COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE AGING

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that Lorraine A. Cortés-Vázquez will serve as Commissioner of the Department for the Aging. As Commissioner, Cortés-Vázquez will work to advance DFTA’s mission to eliminate ageism, ensure the dignity and quality of life of older adults, and support caregivers. Cortés-Vázquez has extensive experience in government, private, and non-profit…

As Part of NYC’s Commitment to Guarantee Health Care for All, MetroPlus Health Plan Announces New City Agency Partnerships to Enroll New Yorkers in Health Insurance

Health Plan Teams Up with NYC Department of Probation and NYC Department of Small Business Services Following Mayor’s Executive Order (New York, NY – April 3, 2019) — MetroPlus Health, the health insurance plan preferred by more than 500,000 New Yorkers, today announced partnerships with the NYC Department of Probation and the NYC Department of…

HERE to HERE Announces Dr. Edward Summers as Executive Director of the Bronx Private Industry Council

Bronx native brings economic development and talent pipeline management experience to the Bronx Private Industry Council BRONX, NEW YORK — HERE To HERE, a Bronx career pathways nonprofit, today announced the selection of Dr. Edward “Eddie” Summers to head the Bronx Private Industry Council (PIC), an employer-led, student-centered alliance transforming how businesses, schools, and community…

DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND WORKER PROTECTION LAUNCHES WORKERS’ RIGHTS PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

NEW YORK, NY – Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the launch of a new public awareness campaign to educate New Yorkers about their workplace rights and to introduce DCWP—formerly the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)—as NYC’s central resource for workers. “As the fairest big city in America, NYC…

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ HOSTS BRONX CLERGY TASKFORCE INTERFAITH BREAKFAST

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the Bronx Clergy Taskforce Interfaith Breakfast at The Bronx County Building’s Veteran’s Memorial Hall. “In today’s often divisive times, it’s more important than ever to show that there can be peace and unity between communities with different values and belief systems,”said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz…

BP DIAZ, BP ADAMS ENCOURAGE SMALL NON-PROFITS CITYWIDE TO APPLY FOR $2M IN FEE WAIVER FUNDS TO REDUCE SCHOOL SPACE COSTS FOR COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

BROOKLYN, NY, March 28, 2019: Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. encouraged small non-profits across the city to apply for the Extended Use Hardship Waiver Pilot Program, an effort to provide community organizations with greater access to school facilities that has been organized in partnership with the…