“Half of all complaints that come into my Office’s Immigrant Affairs Program involve individuals who fraudulently pass themselves off as attorneys, or who provide legal advice when they are not licensed to do so,” said District Attorney Vance. “These defendants concoct schemes that defraud trusting victims. The District Attorney’s Office will continue to aggressively prosecute individuals who cheat and steal from immigrants.”

In the wake of a slew of major endorsements in his campaign for Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman today received the support from Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. In his decision to back Schneiderman, Stringer cited Eric’s unparalleled record on government reform and public integrity.

For years we have been ruminating about an economy that is doing exactly as predicted. There should have been no surprises for local politicians or the populace – it has been heading straight down since 2007. Only the major financial media have been able to temporarily fool people, due either to wishful thinking or a not-so-hidden agenda that promotes Wall Street.

"Schneiderman has courage, a strong voice and a deep commitment to ethical government," the board wrote. "During his 12 years in the Senate, he championed important laws protecting women’s rights and repealing the overly harsh Rockefeller-era drug laws, and he challenged his party’s leaders when they chose expedience over conviction."

Today at the steps of city hall protesters will gather to try and convince Gov. Paterson not to sign a bill (#S6873) banning sublets— a decision he is set to make in the next 24 hours. Now is your last chance to push back and demonstrate to the Governor the dire affect this would have on everyday New Yorkers!! 


New York City Council Member Margaret Chin, Borough President Scott Stringer, and State Senator Daniel Squadron sent a strongly worded letter today to Larry A. Silverstein expressing concern over the hiring of Regional Scaffolding and Hoisting Company at the 4 World Trade Center site. Despite its indictment by the Manhattan DA for manslaughter as a result of the deaths of two firefighters at the Deutsche Bank site and its attempt to hide the troubled company involved by creating a shell corporation, Silverstein recently hired the company to help install elevators in the building.


Expect sunshine and rainbows!! The annual parade began in 1970 as a political stance to the Stonewall Riots and remains just as relevant today with gay marriage, the repeal of ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell’ and debates over LGBT rights finally holding political power.  The march of extravagance makes its way down 5th Ave beginning at 34th street at 12pm and commences at the corner of Greenwich and Christopher Sts. Equality for all!!!

The service cuts on bus and subway lines that will take effect Sunday morning have received less attention than they deserve. Apart from the usual suspects, transit buffs, local elected officials and neighborhood activists, there was no popular uprising in protest of the substantial reductions in bus routes. Nor did the mainstream media focus on what was being lost in the five boroughs.


Senator Eric Schneiderman and Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel will be joined by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and members of the law enforcement community to urge the Senate to pass microstamping legislation (A.6468c/S.6005a). Microstamping technology is designed to allow law enforcement officials to trace firearms through cartridge casings found at crime scenes, even if the crime gun is never recovered.


Downtown Independent Democrats (DID), the oldest and largest progressive Democratic organization in lower Manhattan, tonight endorsed the below listed candidates for election in 2010. DID further passed four resolutions pertaining to St. Vincent’s Hospital, the Cordoba House, NYC Charter Revision and human trafficking.

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