NYC Congressional Representatives Call On President Biden To Intervene In Rikers Island CrisisIn a letter initiated by Bronx Rep. Ritchie Torres, elected leaders also called for the Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation into the conditions.
New York Lawmakers Push Biden Administration For Air Travel Vaccine MandateU.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres and New York City Councilmember Mark Levine are pushing the Biden administration to mandate COVID vaccines for air travelers.
COVID Vaccine: Congressman Expresses Concern About Vaccination Rates In 2 New York City BoroughsAccording to the Department of Health, 36% of the city's population has had at least one dose. But in the Bronx and Brooklyn, that number is 31%, compared to Manhattan, where it's 44%.
Vice President Harris Sounds Off On Need For Stricter Gun Laws: 'We Are Seeing Tragedy After Tragedy'President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are both pushing for Congress to pass stricter gun laws, including an assault weapons ban.
Capitol Chaos: Court Documents Allege Rioters Aimed To Kidnap, Kill Elected OfficialsWhen it comes to the latest on investigations in our area, the New York City department of sanitation confirms it’s assisting the FBI as they look into a worker allegedly caught on camera at the riot last week.
Capitol Chaos: Local Members Of Congress Recount 'Disturbing' Scene, World Leaders Denounce The ViolenceMembers of Congress on Thursday talked about what they experienced at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, including many members from the Tri-State Area.
New Law Requires NYCHA To Inform Residents What To Do If Mold Complaints Go UnaddressedUnder a new law to help NYCHA residents dealing with mold in their homes, the city housing authority is required to tell residents what they can do if their complaints go unaddressed.
Cash Rules: New York City Businesses To Face $1,000 Fine For Failing To Accept Dollars, Coins As PaymentCash is king once again in the Big Apple.
Election 2020: Ritchie Torres, Mondaire Jones Become First Afro-Latino, Black Openly Gay Members Of CongressTorres and Jones want to champion mainstream issues, like the impact COVID has had on their communities.
Election 2020: Struggling South Bronx Sends Ritchie Torres To CongressAccording to The Associated Press, Torres, a Democrat, handily defeated Republican Patrick Delices on Tuesday in the 15th Congressional District.
Brooklyn Borough President Adams, City Councilman Torres Call For Investigation Into Possible Work Slowdown By Members Of NYPDNew York City lawmakers are questioning if a work slowdown within the NYPD is playing a role in rising crime statistics.
Pundit: Likely Results Of Primaries Indicate New York Congressional Delegation Moving In A New DirectionThe final tally for New York's Congressional primaries may not be known for weeks, but one thing is certain: there will be a sea change in the delegation's priorities.
Coronavirus Update: NYCHA Employees, Tenants Fear Getting Sick, Union President Says 'NYCHA Is Unprepared For This Disaster'"I could almost guarantee I contracted this coronavirus from my job," said one NYCHA employee who tested positive for COVID-19.
Coronavirus Update: Leaders In COVID-19 Hot Spots Say Pandemic Is Reflecting, Exacerbating Inequality In NYC"It is frustrating when I hear anyone say this does not discriminate because it erases the racially disparate impact of the coronavirus outbreak," Councilman Ritchie Torres said.
Coronavirus Update: New York Officials Among The COVID-19 InfectedNew York City Council Member Ritchie Torres announced Tuesday on Twitter that he has tested positive for COVID-19.