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Melissa Mark-Viverito

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East Harlem »

Puerto Rican Day Parade Marketing Rep Pocketed $1M in Board Funds, AG Finds

Carlos Velasquez, a marketing agent for the parade, allegedly spent the cash on trips and personal items.

Civic Center »

Carmen Farina Says City Readying 'Plan B' for Universal Pre-K

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña spent over an hour answering questions on the city's plans.

Washington Heights »

Ydanis Rodriguez and Mark Levine Tapped to Lead Council Committees

Rodriguez will chair the transportation committe while Levine will lead the parks committee.

Bed-Stuy »

Cornegy Tapped to Lead City Council's Small Business Committee

Robert Cornegy was picked to head the council's small business committee and joins five other committees.

Civic Center »

City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito Adds Friends and Foes to Leadership Team

The new council came to order with a mix of allies and enemies being appointed to key positions.

Sunnyside »

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer Named Majority Leader

The Queens councilman was elected Tuesday to the second most powerful City Council spot.

Bed-Stuy »

Advocates Decry Health Care Inequality at Interfaith Hospital Protest

Health care inequality was the focus at a protest in front of Interfaith on Sunday.

Bushwick »

De Blasio Says 500k More Will be Covered by Proposed Paid Sick Leave Bill

The Mayor and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito unveiled their first legislative priority in the new council.

East Harlem »

East Harlem Residents Worry New Speaker Will Forget Her District

Melissa Mark-Viverito says she's up to the task of handling both her district and the Speaker's role.

Civic Center »

Melissa Mark-Viverito Becomes First Latina Speaker After Rival Concedes

Mark-Viverito soared to the top council seat after rival Daniel Garodnick backed down.

Upper West Side »

New UWS Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal to Tackle Homeless Shelter, Bike Lane

Rosenthal talked to DNAinfo New York about her top goals for the neighborhood. 

Lower East Side »

Parents Sue to Ensure de Blasio Stops All Pending School Co-Locations

Parents and elected officials want de Blasio to keep his campaign vow to halt co-locations.

Mott Haven »

Melissa Mark-Viverito Sworn in to Third Term as Race for Speaker Continues

Melissa Mark-Viverito supporters say she has more than enough support to be City Council Speaker.

Washington Heights »

Ydanis Rodriguez Sworn in to Second City Council Term

Backed by his family and supporters, Rodriguez is taking over an expanded council district.

Civic Center »

Melissa Mark-Viverito Has Votes to Become City Council Speaker

Mark-Viverito has the support of the majority of her fellow council members, as well as Bill de Blasio.

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