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Got rep? Latinos Call for More Representation on Community Board 11

According to a recent census report, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Dominicans represent 52% of the population in East Harlem. (Considering the large presence of undocumented Spanish-speaking immigrants in the neighborhood, the percentage of Hispanics is probably more.) Despite such high numbers, local stakeholders report that less than one-third of Community Board 11 members are Latino.…

Randalls Island decision; public school children win!

Courtesy of Leonie Haimson In an important victory for public school children, parents and community members have won their lawsuit to stop the city from leasing the sports fields on Randall’s Island during after school hours to a consortium of 20 private schools for the next 20 years. As Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich concluded,…