COVID In New York City: Councilman Treyger Working On Plan To Get Homebound Seniors Their Vaccine ShotsWith New York City facing a COVID-19 vaccine supply shortage, some of its most vulnerable seniors have been unable to get their shot. One lawmaker is trying to change that.
Digital Divide: NYC Department Of Education Says More Devices For Students Won't Arrive For At Least Another MonthAt least 60,000 New York City public school students still do not have an iPad or Chromebook, months after the pandemic first started and just days after city public schools went all-remote for the second time this calendar year.
New York City Council Members Demand Student Attendance Records From Education Officials; 'This Is Not A Game'There were many questions, few answers and a whole lot of frustration at a New York City Council hearing.
Single Shepherd School Counseling Program Saved During City Council Budget NegotiationsMaintaining Single Shepherd will allow about 130 counselors to stay on at dozens of middle and high schools in low-income, at-risk communities in Brownsville and the South Bronx.
Mayor De Blasio Gets Earful From Lawmakers On Lead Testing In Schools, Gifted And Talented ProgramsThe de Blasio administration is furiously backpedaling on several hot-button education issues that have upset elected officials and parents right before the start of school.
National Grid Gas Nightmare: Brooklyn Lawmaker Blasts Utility's Pressure Tactics, Asks Gov. Cuomo To Find New SupplierThere's new fallout from a natural gas moratorium. Charges of questionable and unfair pressure tactics have been levied against National Grid.
City Councilman Introducing Bill To Bring Free Diapers To Childcare Centers, SheltersBrooklyn Councilman Mark Treyger said the legislation would require the city to make free diapers available at family shelters, childcare centers and at education programs that serve young parents.
Thousands Expected On Coney Island For New Year’s Eve CelebrationThe celebration features several events, including fireworks and sideshow performances and its own version of a ball drop.
NYPD Task Force Of 100 To Crack Down On Times Square 'Nuisance Issues'The NYPD has established a new task force to patrol Times Square, and that is just the beginning of the city’s efforts to combat the spread of aggressive panhandling, costumed characters and other quality of life issues.
NYC Council To Consider Ban On Texting While BikingCouncilman Mark Treyger told WCBS 880's Rich Lamb that he wrote the legislation after witnessing a near disaster in his Brooklyn district.
Brooklyn Officials: Sandy Victims Should Refile Flood Claims After Firms Accused Of FraudBrooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Councilman Mark Treyger, D-Brooklyn, want a special monitor to be established by the attorney general to review every single case.