Thursday, June 18, 2015


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NYPL hosts rallies for funding

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ban The Box

Council Member King stands with his colleagues Council Members Jumaane Williams and Corey Johnson, as well as Manhattan BP Gale Brewer, on their historic efforts to eliminate -- on job applications -- the question of whether the applicant has a criminal record. This is discrimination and an issue of civil rights for many people who have paid their debt to society. ‪#‎civilrightsmatters‬‪#‎eliminatethebox‬
 — at Steps Of City Hall.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Councilman Andy King launches clean-up initiative using social media

By Patrick Rocchio

Councilman Andy King was joined by students from Learning Tree Cultural Preparatory School and Immaculate Conception Catholic School who volunteered recently to help beautify the blocks around their schools.

Councilman Andy King announced a new social media campaign encouraging residents of the 12th Council District to tell him where to direct community beautification funds on Wednesday, May 20. Residents of the councilman’s district can submit specific sites needing attention via e-mail at; in the comments on Councilman King’s Facebook page; or by tweeting tweeting @AndyKingNYC with the hashtag #D12OCS. The information should include specifics about the location and the work needing to be done, as well as photos.

High School Athletes Flag DOE for Violating Their Civil Rights

One of the first things 17-year-old Abiboulaye Diagne shows friends who visit his home is the collection of gleaming championship medals hanging on the hat rack in his room. Diagne immigrated to New York from Senegal two years ago and played as midfielder on his school soccer team.
“When I show them all the medals they are like, ‘Wow, you’re here only two years and you have all these medals?’” he said. “Winning made me proud.”


 Zach Atanasoff

Bronx Councilman Responds to Rise in NYC Gun Violence [Photo Credit: Reporter, Zach Atanasoff]

NYPD statistics recently revealed that shootings are 20% higher this year than they were for the same period (January to May) in 2013 or 2014. There were 135 gun-related homicides by May this year, but police have simultaneously cut down on usage of what was once a primary tool for preventing gun violence-- the stop-and-frisk.

City's Denial of Early Childhood Contracts Raises Questions

Students at the Williamsbridge NAACP Early Childhood Education Center in the Bronx (Isaak Liptzin/WNYC)

The Williamsbridge NAACP Early Childhood Education Center is a neighborhood institution. It's been open for 44 years, long enough for former students to now send their own toddlers and pre-kindergarten students to sing songs and learn the alphabet.
But Williamsbridge is now among 10 childcare centers that were not awarded contracts to continue serving their neighborhoods in the coming school year. The city's decision mystifies City Councilman Andy King.

Council member calls for more transparency from A.C.S.

City Councilman Andy King joined about 100 children, parents and instructors outside a city subsidized day care center in the Bronx on Wednesday to protest the city's decision not to award the center a new contract.
King criticized the Administration for Children's Services for a lack of transparency in its decision to no longer contract with the Williamsbridge NAACP Early Childhood Learning Center, which has operated for 44 years and which will be forced to close.

New York Public Library Rocks!

Great kickoff for Summer Reading.