NYC in Solidarity with Pittsburgh, Vote Tuesday November 6, language interpreters at poll sites
New York City stands in solidarity with Steel City in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
• The General Election is Tuesday, November 2nd: remember to vote and flip your ballot to also vote on the issues
• Interpreters will be available at roughly 100 poll sites in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island . Official NYC City Hall video
City and UFT Reach Preliminary Contract, More than $10B awarded to M/WBEs, Police Academy Graduation
The City and the largest teacher’s union reach a preliminary contract through FY 2022
• Since 2015, the City has awarded more than $10 billion to M/WBE businesses
• Nearly 300 Police Academy Graduates join the ranks of New York’s Finest this fall
n the spring of 2017, the City committed to closing the jails on Rikers Island and creating a network of modern and humane borough-based jails. This smaller jail system, built upon a foundation of dignity and respect, would house a jail population of approximately 5,000, reflecting the reality that both crime and the number of people in jail have continued to fall.
This borough-based system would strengthen connections to families, attorneys, courts, medical and mental health care, and faith and community-based organizations. Being closer to home and transit would enhance the network of support systems for people who are detained, and help prevent future returns to jail.
The new facilities would be designed to foster safety and wellbeing for both those incarcerated and for staff, providing space for quality education, health, and therapeutic programming. Modern facilities would also serve as a catalyst for positive change in the community and the criminal justice system. Join the conversation at nyc.gov/rikers.