Wednesday, July 1, 2015
100PercentBronx: STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING, ON BEING ...: "I am humbled and honored to be chosen by my colleagues to chair the Subcommittee on Libraries at this historic time in which the...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
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NYPL hosts rallies for funding
By Jaime Williams
The New York Public Library hosted rallies in each borough on June 2 to urge the city to restore $65 million in operating funds to libraries, as well as invest $1.4 billion in capital funding over 10 years.
The NYPL says with the restore funding, libraries could offer more hours, hire more librarians, and offer citywide six-day service, and the capital funding over 10 years would allow the libraries to address critical maintenance needs and repairs at all of their branches.
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 Distr
ict12 BX@gm ail.com; 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.”