Councilman Ruben Wills was arrested Wednesday after a corruption investigation discovered he allegedly stole public campaign funds and state grant money.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio’s job approval rating has dipped almost 10 percent in two months despite voter optimism about the next four years, according to a newly released poll.
City officials are divided on the decision to march in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manhattan. But the annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Rockaways brought in a slew of pols including Borough President Melinda Katz, State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Councilmember Eric Ulrich.
Sunnyside and Woodside got all dressed up in green for the annual St. Pat’s for All Parade Sunday.
TODAY’S FORECAST: Wednesday: Light snow this morning giving way to partly cloudy conditions this afternoon. High near 30. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch. Wednesday night: Clear skies. Low around 15. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer is looking forward to the next four years as Majority Leader.
State lawmakers have strengthened a renewed push to make Lunar New Year an official school holiday, garnering support from City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. The City Council plans to introduce two resolutions, calling for schools to close and metered parking to be suspended.
Several important leadership positions went to Queens representatives Wednesday who showed support for newly-elected City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito last month.
Thousands more New Yorkers could be protected from losing their jobs for taking a day off when they or their family members are ill.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was officially sworn into office Thursday by Mayor Bill de Blasio.