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Williams Honors Black Panther’s Movie Director

(Picture shows Council Member Williams making the presentation)  Black Panther has already shattered several box office records, earning $242 million dollars in its opening weekend and taking the nation, and the world by storm. Recently, at a preview screening, City-CouncilRead More

St Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17 in observance of the death of St. Patrick in the fifth century. St. Patrick was the patron Saint of Ireland. What began as a religious feast day in the 17th centuryRead More

Small Businesses Get $40 Million Boost

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that three of the City’s designated banks – Amalgamated, Bank of America, and TD Bank – have committed $40 million towards two of the City’s three programs that help minority and women-owned business enterprisesRead More

Bed-Stuyvesant Pastors Welcome Middle Class Affordable Housing in Majority Low-Income Neighborhood

Pastors in Bedford-Stuyvesant are grappling with an incoming affordable housing proposal that forces them to consider what affordable housing really means to the church community – who needs it most and how it will affect their membership. Three neighborhood pastorsRead More

Assembly Members Presents Awards

Assembly-Member, Jaime Williams recently presented certificates of achievement to a cross section of students from P.S. 236, located at 6302, Avenue U, Brooklyn. The students successfully participated in a Summer Reading Challenge that was sponsored by Mr. Williams. In makingRead More

NYC Council Honors Reel Sisters Film Festival and African Voices Founder

New York’s City Council recently honored Ms.Carolyn Butts, Founder of the Cultural Institutions African Voices and the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series.   Ms. Butts has spent a lifetime working for the public good, whether as aRead More

Williams & Con Ed’s Warming Hints

The hints from the DISTRICT 45 Represesentative and Con Edison include:– Utilize a programmable thermostat, and/or turn your thermostat down when you are not at home. Set the thermostat while you are home to a reasonable temperature that meets yourRead More

Senator Persaud Supports Anti-Harassment Bills

Senator Roxanne Persaud has Announced her support for Pieces of Legislation aimed at Combatting Sexual Harassment In The Workplace, by backing a Series of Bills that have been Introduced to Counter Sexual Harassment in the Public and Private Sectors SenatorRead More

Elected Officials Arrested

On Thursday, January 11th in lower Manhattan, several elected officials were among protestors who were arrested as they demonstrated again the I.C.E detention of an activist. Council Member Jumaane D. Williams was arrested alongside Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and a groupRead More

Mayor Signs Housing Not Warehousing Bill

Mayor de Blasio recently held hearings on and later signed into law two bills from the Housing Not Warehousing Act. One of the Bills is designed to help identify vacant sites which could be used for affordable housing development. One ofRead More