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…

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BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL GREEK HERITAGE CELEBRATION

On Thursday, April 4, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined with New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas to host the annual Bronx Greek Heritage Celebration at St. Peter the Apostle Greek Orthodox Church in Kingsbridge. Honorees at this year’s program included George Manesis, owner of Billy’s Sports Bar; Steve Zervoudis, owner of…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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