Williams Announces Transition Team, Malliotakis Tours NYCHA & More Politics

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On his first day as a city-wide elected official Public Advocate Jumaane Williams stopped by the Community Board 17’s General Meeting on Thursday night. Williams announced he’d release his full transition team on Thursday. He did:

Spotted at the event: Jovia Radix and Xamayla Rose, candidates running for his seat, were also in attendance. Radix has a new Twitter account. The two, along with several others, will battle it out in a May 14 special election,  according to Mayor de Blasio.

Malliotakis will lead a NYCHA tour with HUD Director Lynne Patton on March 22. They’ll visit New Lane Area at 2:00 pm and South Beach Houses at 3:15 pm, both on Staten Island. In the meantime, the assemblywoman now running for Congress, demands the city hold annual hearings, in every borough to determine mayoral control of schools.

State Sen. Andrew Gournardes’ street camera bill passed Tuesday, bringing additional speed cameras to schools.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez is taking his Justice 2020 Initiative to another level by partnering with CUNY Institute of State and Local Governance to help track and analyze the DA’s office’s data. The partnership hopes to bring more transparency looking to provide more transparency to the office and allow for better evaluation of prosecutors’ decision.

Community concerts at the Ford Amphitheater and Seaside Park in Coney Island are a go! Once, threatened by lack of funding, the free concerts received a generous donation from City Parks Foundation and iStar which Councilman Mark Treyger engineered.

Somewhat Related

Brooklyn bars get ready. Anyone with a liquor license can now serve mead.  The alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey has had a recent resurgence. The alcoholic content can range from 3.5% to more than 20%. And while the gold-colored beverage has been around a long time, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is credited for defining the legality around the alcoholic drink.

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