Climate Mobilization Act Passes + Jumaane endorses in District 45

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Local News:

The New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act on Thursday, which will keep the city in line with emissions reductions targets in the Paris Climate Agreement and reduce the Ccity’s overall emissions by 40% by 2030.

In a victory for local immigrant justice activists, the New York State Office of Court Administration announced that it would not allow ICE to make arrests in courts without judicial warrants, reversing their position after years of sustained pressure from advocates. However, ICE agents still can make warrantless arrests outside the courts.

Cuomo’s planned “slowdown” of the L Train is set to begin this Friday, but many questions still surround the project, concerning safety, contract approval, and changes to bus routes.

Workers at seven Key Food locations across Brooklyn and Long Island have been locked out since April 6th, after management cancelled contract negotiations.

As the deadline for renewing the City’s rent laws approaches, New York City rents hit an all-time high, according to StreetEasy. The NY Time has an overview of the current campaign for universal rent control.

Four more yeshivas were closed by the Department of Health after refusing to turn over immunization records. This comes after the largest measles outbreak in the City in 30 years.

A Brooklyn judge granted a temporary restraining order blocking a Crown Heights development that would potentially block sunlight from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.


Public Advocate Jumaane Williams endorsed nonprofit executive Monique Chandler-Waterman in the May special election for his vacated 45th Council District seat.

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