Numerous police unions are backing one candidate’s bid to unseat incumbent Councilmember Mark Weprin. Joseph Concannon, a retired police captain from Bellerose, announced his run for City Council on August 8 — with the full support of several law enforcement groups, including the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA). “I can assure you I will never risk […]
BY CITY COUNCILMEMBER MARK WEPRIN The news that New York City students’ scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) are basically flat may come as a blow to those who are still under the illusion that the Department of Education (DOE) has brilliantly revolutionized public education in recent years. But it is no […]
Where were you when you heard that planes had struck the World Trade Center? September 11, 2001 was Primary Election Day in New York City, and I was at my polling place in the morning when the planes struck the Towers. Little did I know that while I was exercising my right to vote, our […]
State Assemblymember Mark Weprin has confirmed that “if the seat opens up - and it looks like it will,” he will run for the City Council 23rd District seat currently held by his brother David in November. “David has said he is running for [city] Comptroller and Bill Thompson [the current city Comptroller] said he […]
State Assemblymember Mark Weprin has confirmed that “if the seat opens up – and it looks like it will,” he will run for the City Council 23rd District seat currently held by his brother David in November. “David has said he is running for [city] Comptroller and Bill Thompson [the current city Comptroller] said he […]
Queensborough Community College President Eduardo J. Mart presented New York State Assemblymember Mark Weprin with a citation from the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives located on the campus. The citation was for his continuing support of the Center by rallying the entire Queens delegation to support its expansion.
The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) at The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, located in Queens County, hosted its annual networking event with a slightly different purpose - the nearly 100 businessmen and women from all over Long Island and Queens gathered to honor Assemblyman Mark Weprin for his generous support of the house. All […]
Recently, there has been a lot of talk about changing the admissions process for New York City’s specialized high schools in order to address the underrepresentation of black and Latino students. While I embrace the goal of increasing diversity within those schools, I am not convinced that changing the exam or the admission standards is the best way to diversify the student population.
Give credit where credit is due. New York state Sen. Tony Avella recently called for a new police precinct. When New York State Assemblymember David Weprin was chairperson of the New York City Finance Committee from 2002 to 2009, he advocated creation of the new 116th Precinct out of the existing 105th NYPD Precinct, before […]