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He will become the chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Staten Island.
When it comes to minor offenses such as drinking in public and turnstile jumping, a City Council plan would result in tickets, not arrests.
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.
In 2013 — the most recent numbers available — 16,663 defendants couldn’t make bail of $2,000 or less, according to City Council data. And 6,327 people couldn’t make bail of $20 to $500.
Councilman Mark Treyger told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb that he wrote the legislation after witnessing a near disaster in his Brooklyn district.
Parents re-entering the work force may soon get help from New York City. A New bill introduced on Tuesday would provide free job training to parents trying to get back to work.
It began when high school students from the Bronx and Upper Manhattan stood up in the front row. They said their schools don’t have the same facilities and opportunities for athletics as mostly white schools.
Councilman Brad Lander, D-Brooklyn, said the bill would require retail and grocery stores to charge customers a dime for each single-use plastic bag.
On Sunday, the de Blasio administration released details from the mayor’s new budget proposal that authorizes an additional $70 million over the next five years to put more paramedics on the streets and dispatchers at call centers.
Councilman David Greenfield is proposing that the meters not be enforced whenever alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow.
The average tax bill in the city is set to increase by $400 to $800, Councilman James Vacca said.
City Council introduced a resolution on Wednesday calling on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who grew ill working at ground zero.
The New York City Council voted this week to ban the sale of rabbits as pets.
Legislation being introduced Tuesday would change dozens of official documents. They’d include applications for public housing and complaint forms with the city’s Commission on Human Rights.
Artyom Matusov filed a federal lawsuit against the council and its speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, on Wednesday.