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Employment Outlook in the District Improves As Unemployment Rate Continues to Decline

Employment Outlook in the District Improves As Unemployment Rate Continues to Decline

WASHINGTON, D.C –- Mayor Vincent C. Gray today welcomed new federal figures showing  that the District’s unemployment rate dropped two-tenths (0.2) of a percentage point to 9.3 percent – the lowest the District’s unemployment rate has [...]

Mayor Emanuel to support amended ordinance reducing the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana

Mayor Emanuel to support amended ordinance reducing the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana

CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel will join Alderman Danny Solis to introduce an amended ordinance that allows for tickets to be issued for low-level marijuana possession. Under the proposed ordinance, police officers will have the discretion [...]

District Partners with U.S. Ignite to Catalyze Next-Generation Internet Applications

District Partners with U.S. Ignite to Catalyze Next-Generation Internet Applications

WASHINGTON, D.C –- The District of Columbia has teamed with the US Ignite partnership, launched today in a ceremony at the White House, to capitalize on virtualized ultra-high-speed networks, and “ignite” the development of [...]

Mayor Gray Honors 10 Individuals, Businesses and Civic Organizations for Achievements in Environmental Stewardship

Mayor Gray Honors 10 Individuals, Businesses and Civic Organizations for Achievements in Environmental Stewardship

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a ceremony tonight at House of Sweden, Mayor Vincent C. Gray presented the 2012 Mayor’s Sustainability Awards to 10 individuals, businesses and civic organizations for demonstrating outstanding achievements and leadership in sustainable [...]

D.C. attorney general files first lawsuits in D.C. employee unemployment compensation overpayment cases

D.C. attorney general files first lawsuits in D.C. employee unemployment compensation overpayment cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – District of Columbia Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan announced today that lawsuits have been filed in D.C. Superior Court against 13 current or former D.C. employees to recover unemployment compensation allegedly obtained while [...]

Mayor Finch Accepts City Livability Outstanding Achievement Award During Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors Meeting

Mayor Finch Accepts City Livability Outstanding Achievement Award During Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors Meeting

BRIDGEPORT, CT  –- Mayor Bill Finch, and the City of Bridgeport, were recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award during the Annual City Livability Awards Luncheon held during the 80th Annual Meeting of the U.S. Conference of [...]

Mayor Emanuel announces new reforms to make business inspections smarter, simpler

Mayor Emanuel announces new reforms to make business inspections smarter, simpler

CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the first round in a series of reforms to the City’s business inspection process that will reduce the number of inspections visits, modernize the scheduling of inspections, and ensure [...]

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Record Number of High School Graduates

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Record Number of High School Graduates

NEW YORK — All-Time High of 65.5 Percent of Students Graduate in Four Years, with Graduation Rates up 19 Points Since 2005.Five- and Six-Year Graduation Rates Also Continue to Rise as More Students Earn Diplomas Needed [...]

Charleston Police Department Aims to Reduce Crime Using IBM Predictive Analytics

Charleston Police Department Aims to Reduce Crime Using IBM Predictive Analytics

CHARLESTON, S.C — The Charleston Police Department (CPD) in South Carolina is working with IBM (NYSE: IBM ) to assist the city's more than 400 police officers to more accurately evaluate and forecast crime patterns.  The department [...]

Ban Names United States Diplomat as New UN Political Affairs Chief

Ban Names United States Diplomat as New UN Political Affairs Chief

NEW YORK — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Jeffrey D. Feltman of the United States as the top United Nations official dealing with political issues, as part of an ongoing series of changes to his senior [...]

Mayor Emanuel announces nominees to the Chicago infrastructure trust board

Mayor Emanuel announces nominees to the Chicago infrastructure trust board

CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the inaugural board of the Chicago Infrastructure Trust, a first-of-its-kind infrastructure financing mechanism which was created earlier this year. The board, which includes five members, will be introduced to [...]

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team Proposes Strategy For Safer, More Efficient and Convenient Public Transport in Greater Rabat

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team Proposes Strategy For Safer, More Efficient and Convenient Public Transport in Greater Rabat

RABAT, MOROCCO — A team of IBM (NYSE: IBM ) experts funded by an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant, has provided government leaders with initial recommendations for a more effective and efficient public transport [...]

Illinois Resident Sentenced for Sending Fake Bomb Threats to Atlanta-Area Schools

Illinois Resident Sentenced for Sending Fake Bomb Threats to Atlanta-Area Schools

ATLANTA — The man who placed school officials, parents, and students in fear by mailing bomb threats to several local-area middle and high schools was sentenced today by United States District Judge Willis B. Hunt, Jr. [...]

Fourteen Defendants Charged in Cyber Bank Fraud Scheme

Fourteen Defendants Charged in Cyber Bank Fraud Scheme

MIAMI — Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; and John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, announce the indictment of 14 individuals [...]

Mayor Bloomberg announces New York Yankees host students for second annual “attendance all-star” game to combat absenteeism.

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced the New York Yankees will again join the City’s campaign to combat truancy and chronic absenteeism in public schools and will honor 200 students with the most improved [...]

Mayor Emanuel and Secretary Solis Join Discovery en Español

Mayor Emanuel and Secretary Solis Join Discovery en Español

CHICAGO – Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today visited the Paul Simon Job Corps Center to raise awareness in the Hispanic community about career opportunities and resources to obtain job [...]

Mayor Bloomberg addresses New York city global partners summit

Mayor Bloomberg addresses New York city global partners summit

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today addressed delegates representing 26 international cities during the New York City Global Partners Summit “Public Integrity: Anti-Corruption Strategies, Economic Development and Good Governance” held at Fordham University School [...]

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