DSNY Initiatives: The Dignity of a Clean-Living City

DSNY Initiatives: The Dignity of a Clean-Living City

Photo: Sanitation Commissioner Jessica S. Tisch and José Bayona, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Ethnic & Community Media and The Press at Community/Ethnic Media Roundtable (May 4, 2022) | New York City Department of Sanitation By Manuel Holguin Department of Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch takes the helm of one of the essential departments in New […]

The U.S. Immigration Debate

Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for years, moving controversial policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of government.

The U.S. Immigration Debate

By Claire Felter, Danielle Renwick, and Amelia Cheatham, CFR Introduction Immigration has been a touchstone of the U.S. political debate for decades, as policymakers have weighed economic, security, and humanitarian concerns. Congress has been unable to reach an agreement on comprehensive immigration reform for years, effectively moving some major policy decisions into the executive and […]

The Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have Harmful Ripple Effects for Immigrants

The Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have Harmful Ripple Effects for Immigrants

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND/USA-MAY 23, 2019: Demonstrators protest for the passage of Reproductive Privacy Act to codify Roe v. Wade and protect safe, legal abortion. (Shutterstock) By Kate Goettel, Immigration Impact Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, could have damaging effects to immigrant rights secured through the courts. […]

In Seismic Shift, NYC to Mandate Phonics-Based Curriculum in Elementary Schools

Many parents and educators have urged return to instruction matching sounds to letters to teach kids to read, a move Mayor Eric Adams says will especially help kids with dyslexia and other learning challenges.

In Seismic Shift, NYC to Mandate Phonics-Based Curriculum in Elementary Schools

By Amy Zimmer, Chalkbeat, Yoav Gonen and Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat, THE CITY New York City will require all elementary schools to adopt a phonics-based reading program in the coming school year — a potentially seismic shift in how tens of thousands of public school students are taught to read. The announcement came as part of […]

USCIS Lengthens Work Permit Automatic Extension Period to Address Adjudication Delays

USCIS Lengthens Work Permit Automatic Extension Period to Address Adjudication Delays

By Emma Winger, Immigration Impact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a temporary rule last week that automatically extends employment authorization for certain noncitizens waiting for USCIS to process their work permit renewal applications. As of December 2021, over 80,000 noncitizens had lost or would soon lose the right to work because of adjudication delays and a growing […]

A Nurse’s Voice

A year after the fanfare, we need to do better by our nurses

A Nurse’s Voice

By Eveth Green Vice President of Nursing, AdvantageCare Physicians Being a nurse is a calling and we love what we do. However, the work is challenging, especially now as we are still in the throes of COVID after nearly two years. Coming out of years of pandemic hardship, New York spent the bulk of 2021 […]

Restaurants and Retailers Beg NYC: Stop Using us as an ATM

Restaurants and Retailers Beg NYC: Stop Using us as an ATM

Morningside Heights, New York, NY, USA – August 19, 2021: Window of Famous Famiglia pizza shop at 2859 Broadway. (Shutterstock) By Andrew Rigie and Jessica Walker, NY Post How to explain the city’s lagging recovery? Look no further than the pandemic-induced financial challenges still facing our restaurants and retail shops, which make up the economic backbone […]

Harlem Real Estate Bigwig Flipped on Ex-Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin in Secret Guilty Plea

Harlem Real Estate Bigwig Flipped on Ex-Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin in Secret Guilty Plea

New York, NY – October 12, 2021: Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin speaks at Local 802 AFM Centennial celebration at Central Park. (Shutterstock) By Molly Crane-Newman, New York Daily News A Harlem real estate developer flipped on disgraced ex-Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin in a secret plea hearing last month, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. Jerry […]

David Yassky: Democrat for State Senate

David Yassky: Democrat for State Senate

By Manuel Holguin David Yassky has an impressive resume; the dean of Pace University School of Law, where he served from April 2014 to April 2018, a member of the New York City Council from 2002 until 2009, and an aide to Senator Chuck Schumer. The latter who “stood up to the NRA” and helped […]