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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC Council Speaker Urges Latinos to Vote

Thursday, March 19, 2015

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito  talks about the national campaign to get out the Latino vote in 2016, plus local politics.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The City Council Speaker's State of the City

Friday, February 13, 2015

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito made "broken windows" a focus of her State of the City address. She joins us to discuss her policy proposals.

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WNYC News

Speaker Mark-Viverito Emerges From DeBlasio’s Shadow

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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After a year of working closely with the Mayor, Melissa Mark-Viverito shows she can speak with her own voice.  And also, down her shots. 

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Council Brings Garner Protests To City Hall

Monday, December 08, 2014

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Chants of "I can't breathe" reverberated through City Hall on Monday after people across the city began protesting the grand jury decision.

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NYC Plan to Amp Up Industry and Manufacturing

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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The City Council recommends using land use policy changes as a way to create and preserve manufacturing and industry jobs.

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The City Council Speaker Has Inhaled

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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"If you are asking if I have ever smoked marijuana? Yes," said Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who favors full legalization.

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NYC Might Stop Enforcing Immigration Detention Requests

Thursday, October 02, 2014

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The city may become one of the largest municipalities to stop honoring federal requests to detain immigrants.

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City Council To Combat Climate Change

Friday, September 19, 2014

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said she hopes New York can serve as a model for cities across the world as they grapple with climate change.

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City Council Bests Mayor's Office in First Softball Match-Up

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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The secret to the City Council's softball success was one of its three lone Republicans, Steven Matteo of Staten Island.

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NYPD Culture Shift Is Goal of New Training

Monday, September 08, 2014

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The plan to re-train the entire city police-force will cost about $25 million and begin this fall. The effort is the NYPD’s response to Eric Garner's death in police custody in July.

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Council Speaker, Usually Private, Tweets She Has HPV

Monday, August 18, 2014

Despite being a public figure, Mark-Viverito doesn't talk about her personal life — but she said her position requires she draw attention to the disease.  

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Mayor Puts Free Lunch on Ice

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Despite the City Council's urging, Mayor Bill de Blasio isn't ready to offer free meals to all New York City students because he's not sure that the city won't lose federal funds.

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Broad Support For Municipal IDs During First City Council Hearing

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The City Council on Wednesday held its first hearing on the proposed bill to create municipal identification cards, addressing issues ranging from ensuring the card had a broad appeal, to fraud prevention.

“Obviously with the implementation of any sort of new ID there’s going to be immediate concerns regarding ...

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City Council's Budget Wish List

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

In the annual back-and-forth known as the "budget dance," New York City Council is now taking the lead.

The council submitted its response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's nearly $74 billion preliminary budget that outlined its priorities, ranging from universal free lunches in schools, to a new commission to ...

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Firecrackers and Absenteeism: When Tradition and School Days Collide

Friday, January 31, 2014

How many children need to miss school before officials decide to add a holiday to the school calendar? This is not a riddle. It's a conundrum coming to a head around Chinese New Year and other holidays celebrated by so many New Yorkers.

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Speaker Mark-Viverito Goes Big For Inauguration

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Three weeks after being elected City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito held a formal inauguration in the Bronx Wednesday night and it was no small affair.

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Council Speaker Backs Public Holiday for Lunar New Year

Friday, January 24, 2014

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City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is throwing her weight behind a bill to make the Lunar New Year an official public holiday.

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City Pols Celebrate Jewish Holiday With Influential Orthodox Leaders

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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It may only be a minor Jewish holiday but some major New York City political leaders and their proxies visited a Borough Park apartment Wednesday night to celebrate and pay their respect to members of the influential Orthodox Jewish community.

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New, Young and Progressive Council Members Inaugurated

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Several New York City Council members took their oaths of office on Sunday.

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De Blasio Ally Mark-Viverito Elected Council Speaker

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The Harlem Democrat was elected unanimously after her main rival withdrew just before the vote.

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