City ‘Invests’ in Improvements
Saying the city is making investments “that should have been made long ago,” Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that the city committed $210 million to make New York City Housing Authority developments safer.
The mayor was joined by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and NYCHA Chairwoman Shola Olatoye at East Harlem’s Wagner Houses, which is among the 15 developments targeted for installation of exterior lighting, increased policing, improvements to doors and intercom systems, and extended community center hours.
Department of Homeless Services Police Officers Ryan Watson, left, and Cedric Brown, stand by their agency badge
On April 19 around 6:30 p.m., then special officer Cedric Brown, who was recently promoted to sergeant and transferred to Charles H. Gay Men’s Shelter, was working at the 30th Street Men’s Shelter in Manhattan when a male client entered the facility carrying a black plastic bag. Brown instructed him to place his belongings in a plastic bin for inspection, but the client threw the plastic bag into the trash can. When Brown asked the client why he did that, the man replied that the bag contained blue jeans he no longer wanted.
Miembros de la Junta Ejecutiva marchan al frente con el presidente Gregory Floyd.
La delegación del Local 237 marchó con el Presidente Gregory Floyd al frente junto con los miembros de la Junta Ejecutiva, en el Desfile Anual Puertorriqueño el 8 de Junio. Nuestro nutrido grupo marchó a lo largo de la Quinta Avenida, desde la Calle 44 hasta la 79, bajo un sol ardiente, demostrando nuestro orgullo y aprecio por las contribuciones de nuestros hermanos y hermanas Puertorriqueños hacia nuestra ciudad y sindicato.