Melissa Mark-Viverito

Melissa Mark-Viverito (Credit: Getty Images)

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

Mark-Viverito, a Democrat, made the announcement Wednesday in an op-ed for El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico’s largest newspaper.

09/02/2015

FILE - A cooling tower (credit: CBS2)

City Council Approves Cooling Tower Regulations In Wake Of Legionnaires’ Outbreak

The City Council is expected to vote Thursday on new regulations to force building owners to register and inspect their cooling towers as New York City’s outbreak of Legionnaires’ continues to spread.

08/13/2015

People attend a town hall meeting to discuss an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx on Aug. 11, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

9 New Sites Test Positive For Legionnaires’ Bacteria, Officials Say

More than 150 people packed a town hall meeting in the Bronx as city officials and doctors tried to put them at ease over the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.

08/12/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials call on the federal government to help Puerto Rico with its debt crisis. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC Officials Implore Washington To Help Puerto Rico Through Debt Crisis

Puerto Rico’s governor said last month that the island’s $72 billion public debt is unpayable given the current level of economic growth.

07/28/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and other officials during a briefing on IDNYC on July 27, 2015. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

De Blasio, Mark-Viverito Make Nice After Uber Spat

The mayor and the speaker sought to make it clear they were on the same page when it comes to Uber down the road.

07/27/2015

Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Firefighters Union Sues City Council Speaker Over Disability Benefits

Uniformed Firefighters Association President Stephen Cassidy is pushing for legislation that would boost disability pensions for firefighters hired after 2009.

07/14/2015

FILE -- The Puerto Rican flag flies near the Capitol building in San Juan as the island's residents deal with the government's $72 billion debt. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Federal Government Should Come To Puerto Rico’s Rescue

The U.S. Caribbean territory owes $72 billion in debts it governor has said publicly it cannot pay.

07/14/2015

Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mark-Viverito: Illegal Synthetic Pot Rampant At East Harlem Bodegas

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said Tuesday that illegal synthetic pot is rampant in East Harlem, and you don’t even need to find a dealer to get some.

07/07/2015

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NYC’s $78.5 Billion Budget Heads To City Council For Vote

The entire Fiscal Year 2016 budget will go to a vote before the full council later this week.

06/23/2015

A screen capture from the TLC's new public service announcement. (Credit: Taxi and Limousine Commission)

TLC Public Service Announcement Takes On Cabbies Who Refuse Service

The 30-second spot opens with an African-American couple looking frustrated as a cab zooms by them.

06/10/2015

Actress Rita Moreno (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Actress Rita Moreno Named 2015 Puerto Rican Day Parade Grand Marshal

Lorraine Cortez Vasquez chairs the board and said with about 2 million spectators and 20,000 marchers, it’s the fifth largest parade in the country.

05/11/2015

Residents and officials say rogue car dealers are taking up parking spots on New York City streets. (Credit: CBS2)

City Council Cracking Down On Used Car Dealers In NYC

The New York City Council has taken the first step to crack down on used car dealers.

04/29/2015

Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC Council Speaker: Police Should Lighten Up On Low-Level Offenses

The New York City Council speaker said Saturday that fewer arrests for low-level offenses would help police improve their relations with some communities.

04/25/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio Opposes City Council Plan To Decriminalize Minor Offenses

When it comes to minor offenses such as drinking in public and turnstile jumping, a City Council plan would result in tickets, not arrests.

04/23/2015

Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC Council Weighing Bills To Decriminalize Minor Offenses

Under the proposals, police could no longer arrest people for urinating in public, consuming alcohol in public, bicycling on a sidewalk, being in a park after dark, littering, failing to obey a sign and making excessive noise.

04/20/2015

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