All New York City hydrants should be tagged with high-flying flags to be spotted more easily during snowstorms, a Queens lawmaker is proposing. Councilmember Mark Weprin is reintroducing legislation this March that would require markers be placed at least three feet above hydrants.
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It’s déjà-vu for two major immunization walk-in clinics as the city renews its plans to close the sites by the end of the month, according to union leaders.
Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer is looking forward to the next four years as Majority Leader.
Councilmember Mark Weprin was unanimously elected Wednesday to chair the City Council’s Queens delegation.
Supporters of “Vision Zero” rallied at problem intersections in Maspeth and Ridgewood to call for safer streets.
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 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.
After showing support last month for newly-elected Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Queens Councilmembers Julissa Ferreras and Jimmy Van Bramer are the top contenders to head the Council’s finance committee, according to Politicker.