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New York Man Gets $125,000 For Reporting Idling Vehicles

The process of “watching and telling”(otherwise known as snitching) is paying off for one New York man. In 2019, former Mayor Bill de Blasio enacted the Citizens Air Complaint Program . According to the program’s website, the policy is intended to help cut down on idling emissions from gasoline and diesel motor vehicle which are known contributors to health-related impacts, including asthma, respiratory and cardiovascular harm. The policy is also an attempt to be a solution to climate change. In order to provide an incentive to this program, local citizens who are willing to report commercial idle vehicles ( school buses, commercial fleet, etc.) can receive a reward in the form of money. The witness of these idle vehicles would have to record the time that it sits idle. If the vehicle is in a school zone, the witness would need to record it for one minute. If it is not in a school zone, then the recording time increases to three minutes. To round out this process, a picture of the...

Josh Rodgers

Apr 13, 2022

Meisha Porter Makes History as the First Black Woman to Lead the Nation's Largest School System

This Black woman will now lead the nation’s largest school system. On Friday, New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio announced that Meisha Ross Porter will become New York City’s Chancellor, reports Because of Them We Can (BOTWC). She will replace Chancellor, Richard Carranza, and will be the first Black woman to lead the school system. Currently, Porter is the executive superintendent of the Bronx and will start her new position on March 15. I've dedicated my life to @NYCschools , and cannot imagine a greater honor than the opportunity to lead as Chancellor. @NYCmayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza have laid an incredible foundation. I am ready to hit the ground running and lead our schools to a full recovery. — Dr. Meisha Porter (@MeishaPorter) February 26, 2021 “As a lifelong New Yorker, a product of our City’s public schools, and a career educator, it is the honor of my lifetime to serve as Chancellor,” said the Queens native in a statement. “Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor...

Shanique Yates

Mar 2, 2021