Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Unveils Justice 2020 Reform

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Unveils Justice 2020 Reform

(L. to R.) Former NYS Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, and Medgar Evers College President Dr. Rudy Crew Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced a groundbreaking initiative to transform Brooklyn’s justice system into a progressive model designed to keep Brooklyn safe and strengthen community trust.  The Justice 2020 reforms were developed following months […]

Mayor De Blasio Signs Legislation To Launch Basement Apartment Conversion Pilot Program

City to partner with community organizations to finance creation of safe, quality basement apartments in East New York

Mayor De Blasio Signs Legislation To Launch Basement Apartment Conversion Pilot Program

NEW YORK— Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed landmark legislation to create a pathway for transforming certain basement and cellar apartments into safe, legal, affordable homes. The new law establishes a three-year demonstration program to facilitate the creation and renovation of apartments in the basements and cellars of qualifying one- and two-family homes in Brooklyn […]

BLACK & WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTHS: ‘Sisters in Freedom’ Spotlights Trailblazing Female Abolitionists

Narrated by Sheryl Lee Ralph, the new documentary shines a light on the brave black and white women who crossed racial lines to fight slavery in America

BLACK & WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTHS: ‘Sisters in Freedom’ Spotlights Trailblazing Female Abolitionists

Sisters in Freedom, the extraordinary story of the black and white women who together created America’s first organized female political force and their daring battle to abolish slavery, caps off Black History Month with a public screening at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Library. The event, which starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, […]

Senate Majority Passes The José Peralta New York State DREAM Act

Senate Majority Passes The José Peralta New York State DREAM Act

(Albany, NY) The Senate Majority Conference today passed the José Peralta New York State DREAM Act (S.1250). This legislation will allow undocumented children, who are already students in New York State, the ability to qualify for state aid for higher education, create a Dream Fund for college scholarship opportunities and remove barriers that prevent undocumented families […]

Teamsters Endorse Rafael Espinal for Public Advocate

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Teamsters Endorse Rafael Espinal for Public Advocate

Rafael Espinal, candidate for NYC Public Advocate, is honored to accept the endorsement of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 16, which represents 120,000 workers and 27 local unions in and around New York City. George Miranda, President of Joint Council 16, said: “Rafael Espinal has stood up for working people when their jobs were […]

New York State Comptroller Dinapoli Calls On Major Corporations To Report On Disability Inclusion

Commitment to Inclusive Workplaces Brings Strong Benefits - Thomas P. DiNapoli

New York State Comptroller Dinapoli Calls On Major Corporations To Report On Disability Inclusion

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced that he has called on 49 of the largest U.S. companies, including Apple, McDonald’s, Nike and Twentieth Century Fox, to report on their inclusion of people with disabilities across the enterprise. “We want the companies our pension fund invests in to be desirable places to work […]

Brooklyn DA’s Office Continues to Fight Deed Fraud

Man Sentenced to up to Nine Years and Another Indicted for Allegedly Stealing Elderly Neighbor's House

Brooklyn DA’s Office Continues to Fight Deed Fraud

As part of its ongoing commitment to protect homeowners in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn District Attorney announced two cases this week involving this intractable problem. A Long Island man has been sentenced to four and a half to nine years in prison in connection with illegally transferring the titles of seven houses in Brooklyn and two in Queens […]

Over a Hundred Families and Organizations Join Police Reform Advocates in Urging State Legislators to Fully Repeal Police Secrecy Law 50-a

Over a Hundred Families and Organizations Join Police Reform Advocates in Urging State Legislators to Fully Repeal Police Secrecy Law 50-a

(Photo Editorial credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com) NEW YORK CITY – DECEMBER 12 2014: Carry the Names staged a rally in Times Square where 60 activists held signs naming people killed or injured by law enforcement New York, NY- Over 100 organizations and family members of New Yorkers killed by police joined Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) […]

Mayor De Blasio: Delivering on our promise to make New York City the fairest big city in America

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his sixth State of the City Address on Thursday. Taking the stage at the Symphony Space on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the Mayor highlighted a series of sweeping proposals aimed at fighting income inequality across New York City. Policy promises focused on health care, workers’ rights, and tenant protection […]

How Johnson & Johnson Hid Asbestos In J&J Baby Powder Products For Over 40 Years

How Johnson & Johnson Hid Asbestos In J&J Baby Powder Products For Over 40 Years

(Mass Tort Nexus Media – January 2, 2019) – Johnson & Johnson has hidden the fact that they’ve known its raw talc and finished powders at times tested positive for quantities of asbestos, with the company’s doctors and lawyers being fully aware of the findings but failed to alert regulators or consumers. This may currently be […]

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