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The city council made history when it elected Queens Councilwoman Adrienne Adams its new Speaker. Adams is only the third woman — and the first African American one — ever to lead the city legislative body. For Councilwoman Carmen De La Rosa, this vote was a “momentous occasion.” more
He’d already made a name for himself as the architect behind the Smithsonian Institution Building in Washington as well as the Midtown Manhattan landmark St. Patrick’s Cathedral. more
The city council has made history, passing a bill that aims to give the roughly 800,000 immigrant non-citizens living in New York City the right to vote. While casting his “yes” vote for the bill in the council chamber last week, lead sponsor Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez said what he and his colleagues were doing was “making history.” more
There was a time when Mino Lora didn’t have the right to vote. It was 20 years ago, and she had just arrived from the Dominican Republic. Lora wasn’t alone, of course. The right to vote is only a right for those who are citizens of this country. more
It’s a facility that’s nearly 1,000 miles away from the Bronx. But it’s not far enough to escape the attention of U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat. more
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