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Undocumented immigrants left homeless by uptown fire are ineligible for relocation help from the city

By Albor Ruiz/ NY Daily News

The fire raging just steps from City College was huge and damaging, and took 200 firefighters many long hours to bring it under control. No one died, but it wreaked havoc in the lives of dozens of families.

August 27, 2013
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NY Presbyterian hiking rents on blue-collar workers.

By Simone Weichselbaum/NY DAILY NEWS

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center is hiking rents in subsidized housing it provides to blue collar workers in an effort to squeeze them out, residents say.

Scores of maintenance men, security guards and other lower-wage employees pay under $1,000 a month to live in apartments on tree-lined streets near the Broadway facility while rent for new residents is at market rates nearly twice as high.

August 27, 2013
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Senator Espaillat Congratulates Dyckman Basketball Participants at Award Banquet

Senator Adriano Espaillat, along with Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, congratulated the participants in Dyckman Basketball's 10-and-under and 12-and-under divisions on a successful season.  The organization provides educational, athletic, and cultural activities for over 500 youths while fulfilling their mission of "Upwords and Onwards Through Athletics."

August 20, 2013
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Senator Espaillat on the Federal Stop-and-Frisk Court Decision

Today’s federal court ruling validates the basic truth that members of the African-American and Latino community have long known: that stop-and-frisk policing tactics have violated the rights of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, and aggressively targeted young people who have done nothing wrong.

August 12, 2013
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Senator Espaillat and Dominican-American Elected Officials Laud Historic Confirmation of Thomas Perez for U.S. Labor Secretary

(New York, NY) – Months after his nomination by President Obama, U.S. elected officials of Dominican heritage celebrated the confirmation of Thomas Perez. The U.S. Senate’s approval makes Perez the first Cabinet Secretary of Dominican heritage. 

July 18, 2013
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Testimony of Senator Adriano Espaillat at New York City Rent Guidelines Board Public Hearing

As Ranking Member of the New York State Senate Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee, and representative for the 31st Senate district, which contains more rent regulated units than any other district in the city of New York, the past and present decisions made by the NYC Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) governing rent increases continues to wield significant influence over the future of our community.

June 14, 2013
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Amsterdam News Op/Ed: High stakes injustice - How the current specialized H.S. test fails minority students

 

May 29, 2013
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Estela Vazquez

Estela Vazquez is Executive Vice President of 1199 SEIU, the largest healthcare union in the country and the largest union local in the country. Ms. Vazquez diligently represents the 15,000 hospital workers at Montefiore, Beth Israel and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Centers, among other institutions. 

A native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Ms. Vazquez became politically active in 1961 as a junior high school student, joining demonstrations to demand the removal from government of the family and supporters of the brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo, who had been in power for 31 years. 

May 13, 2013
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NY Daily News: 500 students expected to take part in second Uptown Games at New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory

By Jheanel Walters/ NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

More than 500 children will put their best foot forward this Saturday at the Armory, where they’ll do their most sincere imitations of Olympians in this year’s installment of the Uptown Games.

March 25, 2013
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U.S. League of Dominican-American Elected Officials Laud President Obama’s Nomination of Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary, Nation’s First Cabinet Nomination of Dominican Heritage

 

The U.S. League of Dominican-American Elected Officials, led by New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D-Washington Heights) praised President Obama’s selection of Assistant Attorney General and Justice Department Civil Rights Division head Thomas Perez as nominee for U.S. Labor Secretary.

March 11, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR ADRIANO ESPAILLAT IN RESPONSE TO REMARKS MADE BY FORMER COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE LEVY

While my remarks were obviously made in good fun, I don’t think there’s anything particularly “radical” about passing meaningful campaign finance reform to reduce the influence of special interests in Albany, raising the minimum wage to assist working families, ensuring that women earn equal pay for equal work, or protecting the rights of our society’s most vulnerable.

March 5, 2013
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