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District 36

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights

NEW YORK, NY– A private commercial waste hauling truck overturned in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Wednesday July 10, and some concerned citizens see this as an example of why New York City must implement commercial waste zones.

The early morning accident could have been avoided, and it is appropriate to see it as a signal of an industry in need of reform.

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NEW YORK, NY– NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr., Chair of Housing and Buildings Committee, released the following statement today following news of a construction worker fatality at a Recycling Plant in the Bronx on Saturday.

“This tragedy highlights the need for safe work sites, whether or not they are active construction zones. My thoughts are with the loved ones and colleagues of the man who died on Saturday at New York Recycling.”

According to the Department of Buildings, this was not an active construction work site.

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Updated to reflect date change to Monday, July 22nd

NEW YORK, NY– On Monday, July 22nd at 1 p.m., City Council will hold a joint oversight hearing on the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Third Party Transfer program – please note the . The Committee on Oversight and Investigations and the Committee on Housing and Buildings, chaired by Council Member Ritchie Torres and Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr.

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NEW YORK, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36), Chair of the Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, released the following statement in response to news of a non-fatal fire at a Jackson Heights bakery this morning:

“As Chair of the Committee on Housing and Buildings, I pay close attention to the fires that happen around the city.

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The bill would expand and clarify the Business Integrity Commissions regulation of the trade waste industry, allowing for sensible and critical reforms

NEW YORK, NY– On the morning of June 27, Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr. joined Mason Tenders District Council’s Local 108, small business owners and workers, and advocates at a rally organized by New Yorkers for Responsible Waste Management.

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NEW YORK, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) released the following statement in response to a pair of Council resolutions calling for the passage of State legislation in support of police officers (S5903-A and A7620-A) and firefighters (S5246-A and A7716-A). Both resolutions in support of the State bills were voted on today by the Council Committee on State and Federal Legislation:

“Today I am proud to join the call for our colleagues in the state legislature to support our first responders.

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The chancellor is leading the fight against systemic and ingrained racism in the nation’s largest school system

NEW YORK, NY– NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36), a member of the City Council Committee on Education, released the following statement today in response to a letter by seven Council members and two NYS Assembly Members to the Mayor expressing concern about the chancellor.

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NEW YORK, NY – In response to reports of a building fire and helicopter crash in Midtown, reportedly resulting from a helicopter pilot making a crash landing on top of the AXA Equitable Center Building shortly after 1:30 PM, NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) released the following statement:

“My sincerest condolences to the family of the pilot who tragically lost his life.

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Joins with mental health clinicians, service providers, advocates, and community residents in call for infusing the values of ThriveNYC across City agencies and putting forth proposals to advance mental health care in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY – This week, New York City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., alongside clinicians, service providers, advocates, and community residents released a white paper entitled, “Mental Health is Public Health,” at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

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