Thursday, February 28, 2013

COMMUNITY VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACT


Council Member Andy King Joins fellow Council Member Ruben Wills with other Council Members To Stop The Violence


JAMAICA, NEW YORK – February 26, 2013 On Wednesday, February 27th 2013 Council Member Ruben Wills will hold a 10am press
conference on the steps of City Hall to announce his groundbreaking legislation to establish a “Community Violence Prevention Act” due to
the prevalence of violent crimes in New York City.

Ruben Wills stated “I have introduced legislation to combat the proliferation of violent crimes decimating our community. The socioeconomic
impact of violence is costly. Families are fearful that simply sending their children out to play could result in harm, if not death. It’s time to
make common sense legislation to reduce this senseless violence and make tragedies like these less possible.” The Community Violence
Prevention Act, is co-sponsored by Council Members Comrie, Ferraras, King, Reyna, Williams, and Ulrich, as well as supported by Steven Banks
of the Legal Aid Society, I LOVE MY LIFE Foundation, and the Million Mom March. Additionally, we will be joined by representatives of
student leadership from the City University of New York, Roman Charnolusky, Steve Campbell, Anthony Blake and Mark Melendez.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Black History Event 2/12/13 Evander Childs HS

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Daughter of Malcolm X visits Evander Childs High School for Black History Month

Some Bronx high school students received a special visit as part of a Black History Month celebration this week.
Dr. Malaak Shabazz, the youngest daughter of civil rights activist Malcolm X, was among several guest speakers at Evander Childs High School. The presidents of the NAACP and the National Council of Negro Women also spoke to students.
The event was sponsored by Bronx Councilman Andy King and his youth empowerment program.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Still At It...


Still Sparring, UFT, DOE Back to Table

In the wake of their blown Jan. 17 deadline on a Teacher evaluation agreement, the
United Federation of Teachers and Department of Education have until Feb. 14 to
hammer out something or face further consequences, State Education Commiss-
ioner John King warned.

Report from: WNYC Radio
City officials and leaders of the teachers union have yet to resume negotiations on a
teacher evaluation deal, after talks broke down on the eve of last week’s deadline,
but there were some signs of movement on Wednesday.



Street Hype Power Breakfast

A Breakfast Of Power

By TEAM KING

Street Hype News held a power breakfast this past month, January 23, 2013. It was a cozy breakfast, members of the 12th District business community as well as residents of the 12th showed up. Several rep's came out to join the power breakfast, some of those in attendants were Danielle Jones from State Comptroller Dinapoli's office, to the newly elected 12th District City Council Member Andy L. King. The breakfast was held based on the concerns of the business owners and residents of the community.


Prominent members of the community expressed that they want to come up with a plan to try to move our district in the right direction and to be successful at the same time. Council Member King gave a brief run-down on what his office has been doing, and his plans for moving us forward. I think the 12th District is ready to do some major work in rebuilding their community and with the theme of moving forward things are looking a little bit better for us here in the Northeast Bronx.