The New York City Council’s move to allow non-citizens to vote in municipal elections is setting the stage for a court battle over immigrants’ rights versus the privilege of citizenship.
Mayor Bill de Blasio
Mayor Imposes Private Business Vaccine Mandate, Expands Indoor Requirements
Just days after announcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all private and religious schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a sweeping new mandate covering private businesses in New York City.
Questions Loom Over Vaccine Mandate For Diocesan Schools: ‘Will We Be Shut Down?’
Officials in the Diocese of Brooklyn reacted with concern and confusion over a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private and religious schools imposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Diocese of Brooklyn Officials Oppose de Blasio’s New School Vaccine Mandate
Education officials in the Diocese of Brooklyn came out in opposition to a school vaccine mandate for private and religious schools announced late Thursday by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
‘Something Needs to be Done’ About Gun Violence in NY
Whoever succeeds current Mayor Bill de Blasio should know that the city’s future depends on public safety, said Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Complaining of Unfair Wages, NYC Frontline Workers Boycott Ticker Tape Parade
A growing number of New York City’s frontline workers — including paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians — were poised to boycott Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first “Hometown Heroes” ticker tape parade July 7, charging that the city is paying them “poverty wages.”
Priests Dismayed by Growing Gun Violence; Ready to Find Solutions
As the New York Police Department chases suspected gunmen — some are repeat offenders — priests in the Diocese of Brooklyn want to help their communities find solutions to the growing violence.
Only in Print: Council Passes Bill to Double Fines for Vandalizing Houses of Worship
The City Council has voted unanimously to pass legislation to double the fines for vandalizing houses of worship, as the city continues to grapple with disturbing incidents at religious institutions.
Supporters Rally for Columbus Day
With chants of “Keep Columbus Day,” dozens of activists gathered at a Columbus Circle rally on May 12 to denounce the city Department of Education’s (DOE) decision to remove Columbus Day from the school calendar.
GOP’s Mayoral Front Runners — Sliwa, Mateo — Spar in Raucous Radio Debate
Two longtime conservative voices in New York City tore into each other on March 31, in a raucous two-hour debate over who should be the Republican Party’s nominee in this year’s election for mayor.