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09.12.14 Sophie Weiner

A City Council meeting this morning will hear testimony from the Mayor’s office among others on a bill, introduced in April, that would ban employer checks on prospective employees. Mayor de Blasio’s representatives have expressed support for the bill, which will by heard by City Council’s Committee on Civil Rights. Councilman Brad Lander of the […]

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09.10.14 Sophie Weiner

The U.S. Department of Transportation will award Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero program for reducing traffic deaths a $25 million dollar grant via their Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. The grant will fund thirteen different Vision Zero Programs. “This investment will save lives. It means better designed streets and targeted initiatives that will help us change behaviors like […]

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07.02.14 Sophie Weiner

Mayor De Blasio announced this week that the city will spend $23 million more on arts education and hire 120 more art teachers next year, DNA Info reports. “The idea here is to take a big step forward toward providing universal arts and culture education. We intend to do more going forward,” De Blasio said about […]

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06.20.14 Sophie Weiner

“The Central Park 5,” the five black and Hispanic men who were charged with the brutal sexual assault of a jogger in Central Park in 1989 and have since been exonerated, will settle their suit against the city for $40 million, The New York Times reports. In 2002, through DNA evidence, it was discovered that […]

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