NYC Council Eyes Easing Punishments For Public Urination, LitterThe New York City Council is poised to pass criminal justice reforms that would curtail the punishments for low-level offenses such as urinating in public.
Mark-Viverito Slams Obama Administration's Reported Major Deportation PlanCity Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito had some harsh words Friday for a plan by the Obama administration to round up and deport hundreds of illegal immigrants.
East Harlem Residents Say City’s War On K2 Improved Quality Of LifeA cool East Harlem evening in May 2016, feels far removed from the heat of last August, when homeless people openly smoked synthetic marijuana known as K2.
Mark-Viverito: Allow Puerto Rico To Restructure DebtNew York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said she wants Puerto Rico to have the ability to restructure its debt in the midst of a growing crisis.
NYC Council Speaker Wants To Shrink Jail Population, Wipe Away Old Arrest Warrants For Minor OffensesThe speaker of the New York City Council vowed Thursday to unclog the court system and shrink the inmate population to the point that officials could consider eventually closing the troubled Rikers Island jail.
NYC Council Speaker Heads To New Hampshire To Help Hillary Clinton CampaignClinton lags Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in polls in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday's primary.
NYC Council Members Voting For Salary Increase To $148,000 A YearMembers of the New York City Council are expected to vote next week to raise their pay to $148,500 a year.
City Council Speaker To Pay $7,000 Fine To Settle Ethics InvestigationA spokesman for Mark-Viverito said it was "a positive resolution'' and the speaker looked forward to getting back to work.
Mark-Viverito Takes Yankees To Task Over Aroldis Chapman, Domestic Violence ClaimsCity Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said Tuesday that the Yankees were wrong to trade for a pitcher who was investigated over a domestic-violence accusation.
Mark-Viverito Slams Rubio, GOP For Not Helping Puerto RicoCity Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Tuesday criticized Republicans for not helping debt-crippled Puerto Rico.
Mark-Viverito Slams Congress For Not Giving Debt Relief To Puerto RicoNew York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito criticized Congress Wednesday for not supplying any debt relief for struggling Puerto Rico.
City Hall Protesters: Donald Trump's Comments Are 'Dangerous'Meanwhile in New York City, elected officials and religious leaders were holding an interfaith rally Wednesday morning on the steps of City Hall to "to denounce Donald Trump's ongoing racist and anti-immigrant remarks."