Public Advocate Bill de Blasio

Report: Bloomberg asks Hillary Clinton to run for mayor
Report: Bloomberg asks Hillary Clinton to run for mayor
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 12/04/2012 at 10:59AM

Although she is stepping down as secretary of state at the end of President Obama’s first term, Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t want Hillary Clinton to end her political career. More specifically, he thinks she should replace him as New York City’s mayor. According to the New York Times, a few months ago Bloomberg called up the [...]

New law to help customers contesting costly water bills
New law to help customers contesting costly water bills
Business Cristabelle Tumola 10/24/2012 at 1:34PM

Following a record number of disputed water bills, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio introduced legislation today that prevents late fees, liens and foreclosure on home and business owners fighting the charges. He made the announcement at a Queens Chamber of Commerce small business forum that was held this morning at the Queens Library Flushing branch. [...]

After Queens library assault, call for stricter laws
After Queens library assault, call for stricter laws
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 10/17/2012 at 3:13PM

BY TERENCE M. CULLEN AND MAGGIE HAYES Police are looking for a suspect who reportedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl at the Pomonok branch of the Queens Library in the middle of the day. “There are a lot of little children that are in [the library] by themselves,” said a 14-year-old who lives nearby. “You have [...]

Macy’s, local pols to meet about moving fireworks back to East River
Macy’s, local pols to meet about moving fireworks back to East River
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/23/2012 at 1:53PM

Macy’s executives are planning on meeting with local politicians, including Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., to discuss moving its Fourth of July fireworks back to the East River. The meeting was scheduled for today, but was cancelled, said Vallone. This July 4 was the fourth year in a row that the Macy’s fireworks display was on [...]

Ban sex offenders from library children’s rooms say pols
Ban sex offenders from library children’s rooms say pols
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/11/2012 at 4:52PM

After a man sexually abused two children at the 41-17 Main Street branch of the Queens Public Library last month, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Councilmember Peter Vallone want to ban convicted sex offenders from entering children’s reading rooms. Joel Grubert, who on July 7 was arrested for sexually abusing a [...]

Outstanding officers honored
Outstanding officers honored
News Alexa Altman 3/05/2012 at 6:34AM

The meeting of the Jamaica Rotary began with a prayer for police officers — beloved brothers and sisters in blue, fighting to protect the residents of New York City. Joe Iaboni, president of the Jamaica Rotary, bowed his head as he recited the prayer. He paused to mention Edward Byrne, a young officer viciously killed [...]