Posted inMigrant Crisis

Shelter Worker Scammed Families With Promises of an Apartment, They Say

Around a dozen migrant families desperate to move out of a Staten Island shelter said they were scammed out of thousands of dollars by an employee of the shelter, who promised them leases and furniture in newly renovated apartments, THE CITY has learned.  The employee was fired after “serious allegations and evidence of dishonest and […]

Posted inCity Council

When ‘Doves’ Fly: Council Floats Bill to Ban Bird Releases

Dig if you will a new City Council bill, one that is ruffling feathers among businesses that supply doves and white pigeons for release, often during weddings or funerals. Councilmembers Carlina Rivera, Lynn Schulman and Shaun Abreu last week introduced legislation to ban the commercial release of birds. The law would make it illegal for individuals to […]