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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Tuesday that New York City will become the second major urban school district in the nation, after San Francisco, to close on Lunar New Year in the official school calendar. In the upcoming 2015-16 school year, schools will close on February 8 for the Lunar…

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Councilmen David Greenfield and Mark Treyger are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to restore the Ocean Parkway speed limit to 30 miles per hour after it was decreased to 25 mph as part of the mayor’s Vision Zero initiative, with the lawmakers stressing that the new speed limit is causing increased traffic congestion on local streets.…

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Fraudsters beware: a new task force launched yesterday to put phony lawyers who prey on vulnerable immigrants behind bars. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Mayor Bill de Blasio are teaming up on the initiative, dedicating enforcement resources to root out “immigrant service provider fraud,” among other scams targeting immigrants. The joint task force’s priority will…

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A new bill requiring the city to provide financial outreach and education to young adults was signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday, March 30. The legislation was sponsored by Councilman Treyger after he witnessed first-hand as a public school teacher the aggressive marketing tactics that banks and credit card companies use to…

Education Source: NYC Mayor's Office
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New York City public school students will have two new official holidays as of the 2015-2016 school year: Eid al-Adha on September 24, and Eid al-Fitr during the summer. The new school holidays are in celebration of two of the major holidays celebrated by Muslims around the world — including the city’s growing Muslim-American population.…

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Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill today co-naming two city streets after fallen Detectives WenJian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were assassinated in their squad car outside a Brooklyn housing project in December. According to the legislation – which was approved by City Council – West 6th Street between Avenue S and Avenue T in Gravesend…

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Local elected officials praised Mayor Bill de Blasio’s $55 million plan to expand the city’s ferry system – including stops in Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Red Hook, and Brooklyn Army Terminal – which will provide fast access between all five boroughs for the fare of a MetroCard by 2017. “Today I applaud Mayor de Blasio for his $55…

News Source: NYC.gov
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Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito launched the country’s largest municipal identification program yesterday morning – and residents from all five boroughs can now apply for an ID card that will allow individuals to open bank accounts; access all city buildings; receive discounts on prescriptions; land free one-year memberships at museums, concert halls,…

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