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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, and Altice USA Partner to Promote Education Success and College Accessibility

The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, and Altice USA Partner to Promote Education Success and College Accessibility Launches First “Coalition Day” for Educators, Students and Families LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y.: The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success (the Coalition), comprised of members from 148 distinguished colleges and universities committed to making college a reality…

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BP DIAZ TO MAYOR: ‘RIGHT TO COUNSEL’ MUST COME FASTER

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has written a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio urging the administration to speed up the full implementation of Intro 214-B, a.k.a. “Right to Counsel,” which secured legal representation for low-income tenants in New York City’s housing courts among other benefits. In particular, Borough President Diaz is urging the…

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