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Melissa Mark-Viverito

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Central Harlem »

Rangel-Espaillat Race Won't Hurt Black-Latino Political Bond, Observers Say

Beneath the surface of the racially charged campaign are common issues and goals, pundits said.

Midtown »

Puerto Rican Day Parade Fills Midtown With Music, Flags and Festivities

More than a million turned out for the parade, celebrating "One Nation, Many Voices" for its 57th year.

East Harlem »

Chancellor, Council Speaker Target Spanish-Speaking Parents in Pre-K Push

Carmen Fariña and Melissa Mark-Viverito want Spanish-speaking parents to know all their pre-K options.

East Harlem »

East Harlem Food Donation Part of Puerto Rican Day Parade's Revival Efforts

The focus is on community following a scandal that showed donated funds were not being used properly.

Jackson Heights »

De Blasio First Mayor to March in Queens Pride Parade

Mayor Bill de Blasio marched in the 22nd annual pride parade in Jackson Heights, a "historic" moment.

East Harlem »

Select Bus Service Rolls Out Along the M60 Line on 125th Street

Politicians lauded the new service, but advocates for the disabled said more could be done to help them.

Upper East Side »

Ex-Gov. Paterson Calls for Pension Law Change to Help Injured NYPD Officer

Paterson and Public Advocate Letitia James said Rosa Rodriguez deserves a full disability pension.

Civic Center »

De Blasio Releases $74B Budget, Boosting Funds for Schools, NYPD and NYCHA

Mayor Bill de Blasio's first budget includes funding increases pre-K, police precincts and CUNY.

East Harlem »

Council Speaker Urged to Remove Statue of Doctor Who Experimented on Slaves

East Harlem residents want action from Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Civic Center »

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to Introduce Power-Sharing Reforms

The proposals, first suggested last year, would share more power with the City Council membership.

Civic Center »

City Council Pushes for More NYPD Officers in Mayor's Final Budget

The council wants 1,000 new police officers, but de Blasio has previously said the NYPD has to make do.

Civic Center »

Council Wants Veterans Funding Increased in De Blasio's Budget

Nearly $1.5 million in additional funding is being sought to help the city's veterans.

Central Harlem »

Harlem Political Leader Basil Paterson Dead at 87

The father of former Gov. David Paterson was a pillar of Harlem politics for decades.

Jackson Heights »

Council Introduces Bill to Give Undocumented NYC Residents IDs

The ID, part of a State of the City promise by Mayor de Blasio, works like a driver's license.

Washington Heights »

Ydanis Rodriguez Earns Top Marks from Human Rights Watchdog

The uptown politician scored the highest grade from the Urban Justice Center's human rights project.

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