Author Archive | Angel M

Charter 2019 NYC – Update

Update The 2019 Charter Commission held public hearings in September 2018 and solicited amendment proposals throughout the fall and winter.  In late January, Commissioners identified a set of Focus Areas to study in more depth. The Commission then held expert forums in February and March to engage legal experts, scholars, non-profit leaders, and current and […]

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Innovation at the 23rd Precinct

There is an exciting new way that New Yorkers can communicate with the 23rd Precinct regarding QUALITY OF LIFE complaints. The NYPD is currently piloting a project management app that includes a public interface through which anyone can submit quality of life concerns directly to the Precinct. They can provide as much or as little […]

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Opt Out Form for Class Action Law Suit Brought Against NYC DOE

Dear Education Advocates, Due to a class action law suit brought against the NYC Dept. of Education regarding special education services, the DOE is required to submit personal information of students with IEPs to the plaintiffs.  While privacy of students is protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the law does permit disclosure of private information […]

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Spring 2019 SAFE Disposal Events

Announcing Spring 2019 SAFE Disposal Events; Events Give Residents Easy Way to Dispose of Potentially Harmful Household Items The New York City Department of Sanitation has announced the first five SAFE Disposal (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) events of 2019. The events provide city residents an easy way to safely dispose of potentially harmful household […]

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