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'Small Outbreak' of COVID-19 Closes Middletown's City Hall

The mayor of Middletown, Connecticut says City Hall will be closed to the public this week because of a “small outbreak” of COVID-19.
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United States: Gun Violence Debate Continues In City Hall As Victim Numbers Grow - Cozen O'Connor

Philadelphia's elected officials continue to spar over the city's gun violence epidemic, resulting in dueling press conferences and high tensions.
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Is violence coming to City Hall?

In recent months, several Southern California school boards have been forced to relocate or cancel their meetings because planned discussions about ethnic studies led to threats of violence. On July 11, a fight broke out during Rep. Katie Porter’s town hall event at an Irvine park, when far-right figures organized a confrontation and one of Porter’s supporters was arrested for throwing a punch. Last week, a Victorville councilwoman was arrested after clashing with police as they tried to remove ...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Congress, California, Russia, America, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, House, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi, Vietnam, Hate Crime, Orange County


Trump is owed a $1 million tax refund for his Chicago skyscraper but local officials are trying to block it

Former US President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on July 19, 2021. James Devaney/GC Images An Illinois tax agency ruled last month Trump's Chicago skyscraper was over-assessed in 2011. The ruling means Trump is owed a $1 million refund, but local officials filed a lawsuit to stop it. The refund would come out of property taxes owed to the city and other agencies, including Chicago Public Schools. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald T...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, Fbi, Chicago, Manhattan, City Council, Illinois, Donald Trump, City Hall, Trump, Chicago Public Schools, Trump Tower, Burke, Trump International Hotel


Austin PD teaches cadets US Constitution using material from John-Birch-Society shill

Your correspondent appears to have lost the capacity for surprise or outrage, or this might affect me more. Instead, it mostly makes me feel exhausted and sad to learn that cadets at the Austin police academy are taught a version of constitutional history based on an oft-debunked historical account of America's origins as a Christian Nation, written by a former John-Birch-Society Speakers Bureau member recruited by JBS founder Robert Welch himself. After his death, right-wing talk-show host Glen...
Tags: Google, Law, Glenn Beck, America, Austin, Apd, Tea Party, City Hall, Abbott, Austin City Council, John Birch Society, Manley, Bircher, Texas Legislature, Chacon, JBS


Anti-camping law gets final LA City Council approval; could spur more homeless-encampment clearings

Homeless advocates rally outside of Los Angeles City Hall in protest of a city council vote on item 4118 which would ban camping in many parts of the city Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Homeless advocates rally outside of Los Angeles City Hall in protest of a city council vote on item 4118 which would ban camping in many parts of the city Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Homeless advocates rally outs...
Tags: Health, Business, Hollywood, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Smith, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Ucla


LA officials start working out details on vaccine requirement for city workers

Los Angeles city officials on Wednesday, July 28, began hashing out details of a proposal to require all municipal employees to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or undergo weekly coronavirus testing, while a City Council member introduced a motion calling for a stricter rule that would mandate vaccinations. “The fourth wave is here, and the choice for Angelenos couldn’t be clearer — get vaccinated or get COVID-19,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday night. “This urgent need means that if you’re ...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Community, Coronavirus, Coronavirus vaccine, Government, Health, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LADN


NYC's largest city workers' union wants to 'bargain' after the mayor announced a vaccine mandate

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Associated Press NYC's ​​largest municipal workers' union said that Mayor Bill de Blasio must negotiate over his vaccine mandate. De Blasio announced that the entire city workforce will need to get the COVID-19 vaccine or be tested weekly. "If City Hall intends to test our members weekly, they must first meet us at the table to bargain," said the executive director of District Council 37. See more stories on Insider's business page. New York ...
Tags: News, New York City, Trends, Workers, Bill De Blasio, Vaccine, De Blasio, City Hall, District Council, Campion, United Federation of Teachers, UFT, Garrido, COVID-19, Coronaivrus, Coronavirus Vacccine


Five Palo Alto Cops Sue The City And Their PD, Claiming A Black Lives Matter Mural Harassed Them (techdirt)

A group of California police officers has decided other people's expressive rights end where their personal offense begins. Five Palo Alto police officers are suing the city, along with their own police department, for somehow discriminating against them by allowing artists to create a street-long Black Lives Matter mural these officers passed on their way to work. (Well, at least up until the mural was removed by the city in November 2020, less than six months after it was first painted.) The...
Tags: News, California, Fbi, Palo Alto, United States, Cuba, City Hall, Bryant, Southern Poverty Law Center, Welp, Tim Cushing, Plaintiffs, Ramona, New Jersey State, Joanne Chesimard, Shakur


Confederate Monument Removed From City Hall in Louisiana

A statue of a Confederate general has been removed from a prominent spot outside a city hall in south Louisiana.
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To make real progress, redefine the homelessness debate

With four unhoused people dying on L.A. County streets every day and encampments spread across our neighborhoods, it’s time to reject the false choices that have captured our homelessness debate, needlessly polarizing us and impeding desperately-needed progress. We do not have to choose between a compassionate response to the needs of people experiencing homelessness and an approach centered on safety and order in public spaces. We are a compassionate city, and favor humane solutions to homeless...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Opinion, America, Sport, Soccer, City Hall, Trieste, LA City, Mike Feuer, Guest Commentary


Amazon Prime / The Tomorrow War: The Tomorrow Billboards

For the Nordic launch of Amazon Prime film, The...
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Cuomo, NYC Mayoral Candidate Eric Adams Pledge Cooperation

New York Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams signaled Wednesday how he might navigate and perhaps reshape City Hall’s choppy political relationship with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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San Pedro’s Italian community delights in result of Euro 2020 Final

Completing its stirring tale of football rebirth, Italy won the European Championship for the second time by beating England 3-2 on penalties on Sunday, July 11. And the cheering resonated all the way to San Pedro. More than 400 fans sporting Italy’s blue home-nation jerseys packed the patio at the Pepper Tree Plaza near City Hall for a Euro 2020 Final watch party. The portside fans were not disappointed, as Gianluigi Donnarumma dove to his left to save the decisive spot kick by England’s Bukayo...
Tags: England, London, News, California, France, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Italy, Community, Croatia, Associated Press, Local News, Gianluigi Donnarumma, City Hall, San Pedro


The fight to protect voting rights at the federal level is dead. But there's still a glimmer of hope.

Activists from various grassroots organizations rally outside City Hall in Los Angeles, California on July 7, 2021, calling on Congress and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to remove the filibuster and pass the "For the People Act" to expand voting rights. Frederic Brown/AFP/Getty Images The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Arizona's law that makes it harder to vote. Congress has stalled out on advancing legislation to protect voting rights. But while the fight for voting rights may have...
Tags: John Lewis, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Court, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, House, Arizona, Wisconsin


South L.A. families displaced by fireworks blast call on ‘those responsible to do right’

The stucco house along 27th street in South Los Angeles stood as the center of Maria Velazquez’ family since 1994 when her parents bought their home after years of saving up since immigrating from Puebla, Mexico. On Thursday, about one week after LAPD and federal bomb squads detonated illegal fireworks seized from a neighbor, injuring 17 people, Velazquez and her parents returned to sift through their home’s damaged remains. “In a matter of seconds, our parent’s American dream went down to hell,...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Red Cross, Fireworks, Nevada, Local News, Lapd, City Hall, Leon, San Pedro, South Los Angeles, Velázquez, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Nominated By Biden as Ambassador to India

President Biden has nominated Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to become the next U.S. ambassador to India, which would leave a vacancy in the top job in the nation’s second-largest city. The White House made the announcement Friday. Assuming he is confirmed by the Senate, Garcetti will leave City Hall with more than a year […]
Tags: News, White House, India, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Biden, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, Garcetti


It’s official: Biden nominates LA mayor Eric Garcetti for India ambassador

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as his pick for ambassador to India, confirming rumors that have been circulating for weeks. Garcetti, if confirmed by the U.S. Senate, would be moving from one tough job to another — he’d be dispatched to India during a time when it’s been swamped by a surge in coronavirus infections and deaths. He departs a city he served for two terms — plus bonus time.  The term Garcetti is serving is nearly 5 1/2 years long, rather th...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, News, Obama, La, White House, India, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Bangladesh, Associated Press, Monaco, City Council


Adams wins Democratic primary in NYC mayor’s race

By Karen Matthews | Associated Press NEW YORK — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has won the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City after appealing to the political center and promising to strike the right balance between fighting crime and ending racial injustice in policing. A former police captain, Adams would be the city’s second Black mayor if elected. He triumphed over a large Democratic field in New York’s first major race to use ranked choice voting. Results from the latest t...
Tags: New York, California, Senate, New York City, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Iowa, Bill De Blasio, Myanmar, Associated Press, Wiley, City Hall, Times Square, San Bernardino, Democratic


Masked white supremacists run from angry onlookers in Philadelphia, police say

Members of Patriot Front who were marching outside City Hall "literally ran away from the people of Philadelphia," a police officer said.
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LA allocates $5 million to provide 200 Venice Beach homeless with interim housing

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council allocated $5 million Thursday to pay for interim housing for about 200 people who live in encampments along Ocean Front Walk in Venice and are being offered a pathway to permanent housing through Councilman Mike Bonin’s “Encampment to Home” program. The program had brought 64 people inside as of Wednesday, Bonin said in a Twitter post. About 19 of them were brought inside before the program’s official start on Monday, as St. Joseph Center teams began ou...
Tags: News, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Venice Beach, Los Angeles County, Westchester, Faulconer, Bonin


Street gangs smuggling illegal, dangerous fireworks into Southern California

The illegal fireworks that have been entertaining, bedeviling and injuring Southern California residents heading into the Fourth of July weekend are increasingly arriving in the state via smuggling, often by criminal street gangs that use the same techniques they employ to distribute drugs, investigators say. Fireworks that explode, spin along the ground and launch balls of fire high into the air are often purchased legally in other states before being snuck into California, where they are prohi...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, China, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Long Beach, Nevada, Public Safety, Michael Moore, Southern California, City Hall, Ontario


Ensure access to public meetings in California

Local governments are, definitionally, closer to the public they serve than state governments and certainly the federal government. Yet it’s not all that easy to engage with local governments. From city council meetings scheduled during times when many people can’t attend to often antiquated websites, local governments can be inaccessible to many. Or, even if one could in theory go down to City Hall to attend a meeting, there are only so many people who can muster up the will to actually go. The...
Tags: California, Opinion, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, City Hall, Cristina Garcia, Bell Gardens, League of California Cities, California State Association of Counties, Assemblymembers Alex Lee D San Jose, ACLU California Action


‘I’ve still got another chapter in me’: For LAUSD’s Beutner, a turbulent term but no regrets

Outgoing LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner reflects on his time in the district during during an interview earlier this month. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, center, speaks with LAUSD board member George McKenna, left, and Superintendent Austin Beutner at the announcement of a new magnet high school in South Los Angeles on Monday, June 14, 2021. The school, which will be located on the Audubon Middle School campus, will be a partnership with musi...
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San Francisco becomes first major US city to require COVID-19 vaccinations for city employees

FILE: In this February 2021 photo a sign is displayed at a COVID-19 vaccine site in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. AP Photo/Haven Daley City employees in San Francisco must get vaccinated for COVID-19 or risk losing their jobs. City employees will have 10 weeks after the FDA formally approves the vaccines to get vaccinated. While some companies have announced a similar policy, San Francisco is the first major city to do so. See more stories on Insider's business page. San F...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Workplace, Cbs News, US, San Francisco, City, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Vaccine, Morgan Stanley, Los Angeles Times, San Fransisco, City Hall


Floyd statues defaced by hate group in New York, New Jersey

By Mark Morales and Lila Watts | CNN A statue of George Floyd that was unveiled in New York on Juneteenth by Floyd’s brother was vandalized early Thursday morning and police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, a law enforcement official told CNN. Black spray paint was daubed on the face of the statue and over the inscription on the base. The name of a website was stenciled with white spray paint on the pedestal, the New York Police Department said. The site painted onto the pedestal ...
Tags: New York, Minneapolis, Nazis, New York City, US, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Newark, Andrew Cuomo, New York Police Department, Cuomo, City Hall


'Suspicious' Fire Damages Black Children's Memorial in Iowa

Fire officials say blaze that badly damaged a former City Hall building in Iowa and destroyed a makeshift Black children’s memorial is being investigated as “suspicious.”.
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"Mommy!! I won!!! Mommy, I'm the mayor of Buffalo!!! Well, not until January, but yeah. Like, yes. Yes, mom."

Video @TheBuffaloNews India Walton leaves Poize Nightclub on Niagara Street to call her mom telling her she won mayoral democratic primary in Buffalo pic.twitter.com/tVNsy2mDe2— Robert Kirkham (@RobertKirkhamBN) June 23, 2021   "India B. Walton, the community activist barely known to many Buffalo voters just months ago, shocked four-term incumbent Byron W. Brown in Tuesday's Democratic primary for mayor in what may rank as the most historic upset in the city's political history.... Her victory...
Tags: New York, Law, Milwaukee, India, Buffalo, Viral Video, City Hall, Brown, Walton, Buffalo News, Ann Althouse, Robert Kirkham, Niagara Street, Byron W Brown, Poize Nightclub, Frank P Zeidler


Bill de Blasio criticizes the field of NYC mayoral candidates: 'Is this really as good as it gets?'

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. AP Photo/Richard Drew Bill de Blasio blasted the field of NYC mayoral candidates in an interview with Politico magazine. The current mayor criticized the candidates as "petty" and "lacking in a compelling vision." De Blasio disputed that he was working behind the scenes in support of frontrunner Eric Adams. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. As New York voters head to the polls to select the city's next mayor, its current inhabit...
Tags: Politics, New York, Politico, New York City, Trends, Brooklyn, New York Times, Citigroup, Bill De Blasio, De Blasio, City Hall, Prospect Park, Democratic, Eric Adams, Adams, Yang


The California Dream lives despite California’s reality

Tom Motley lives in Denver. He’s been reading and seeing and hearing a lot about California of late, none of it good. He called last week to ask if I thought it was safe for his daughter to move here. I paused before answering. I’ve known Tom since college, so when I say “old friend”, I mean it literally. We’ve known each other so long an outright lie wouldn’t fly. Whatever spin I put on the California Dream (2021 edition) would have to have enough grit to pass the smell test. I scanned my menta...
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