'Man On A Mission:' Bronx Councilman Tackles Government Dysfunction As Head Of New Oversight CommitteeBronx City Councilman Ritchie Torres said he will hire professional investigators, some with prosecutorial experience, to tackle government dysfunction and bureaucracy.
NYCHA Chair Grilled Over Lapse In Lead Paint InspectionsShola Olatoye was on the hot seat Tuesday, facing questions from the City Council about the agency’s failure to properly inspect for lead paint in public housing.
Gay Councilman Slams De Blasio Administration For Not Doing Enough To Address LGBT Mental Health IssuesThe first openly gay official ever elected in the Bronx is blasting the de Blasio administration for not doing enough to fight mental illness in the LGBT community.
City Lawmakers Push For More Diversity In Public SchoolsCity Councilman Brad Lander is on board with leaders and activists supporting proposed laws to eliminate what he described as a segregated school system.
City Council Bill Would Make Gun Offender Registry PublicThe bill would also allow people to sign up for monthly emails to update them when gun offenders move into your neighborhood, officials said.
New City Councilman Reflects On Being First Openly Gay Bronx Elected OfficialThe City Council welcomed 21 new members at the swearing in ceremony Wednesday. One of the youngest members of the council is 25-year-old Ritchie Torres of the Bronx.
City Council To Elect Speaker Next Week; East Harlem Councilwoman Projects VictoryWith New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sworn in, attention turns to the second most powerful position in New York City. Members of the City Council will vote next week to select a speaker.