Councilmember Costa Constantinides is ready to work for his community.
A day after autistic teen Avonte Oquendo was laid to rest, one politician announced legislation that could help prevent a similar tragedy from happening.
Mayor Bill de Blasio testified in Albany Monday on an interagency report he released the same day detailing plans to provide free full-day pre-kindergarten for every 4-year-old in the city by increasing taxes on the wealthy. “The reality is that today, fewer than 27 percent of 4-year-olds in New York City have access to full-day pre-K,” [...]
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.
Councilmember Costa Constantinides wants his constituents to know he is here for them and plans on keeping his two campaign promises – to work hard for them and never lie.
Councilmember Rory Lancman detailed his smooth transition from the State Assembly to the City Council Tuesday in a sit-down interview with The Courier.
Councilmember Paul Vallone outlined his big ideas and discussed his first few weeks in office during a two-hour interview with The Courier.
Several important leadership positions went to Queens representatives Wednesday who showed support for newly-elected City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito last month.
Governor Andrew Cuomo presented his 2014-2015 Executive Budget address Tuesday, highlighting economic investments in education, including universal, full-day pre-k, while promising to deliver a fourth, consecutive on time budget.
State Senator Malcolm Smith is running for re-election and fighting to keep his seat from current challengers Clyde Vanel and Munir Avery.