PORTLAND, Ore. – Hundreds of young people marched through the streets of Portland on Friday for the Portland Youth Climate Strike, the local part of a large-scale international protest against climate change. The group arrived at Portland City Hall at about 1 p.m., where speakers demanded that elected officials take stronger action to curb climate change.
Mayor outlines opposition to new housing on rural parts of borough, reports James Cracknell Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has issued a damning verdict on Enfield Council’s plans to reduce the size of the borough’s Green Belt – describing the move as “unjustified” and “premature”.
If you're yet to get your first or second dose of Pfizer, you can get sorted in no time this weekend. A significant amount of the population of Cork have now been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and walk-in vaccination clinics are still running to make sure everyone who wants a jab can get one.
By Joe Talora, local democracy reporter Time is running out to tackle the climate crisis, according to Sadiq Khan, with rising temperatures likely to lead to overheating Tube trains and more than 200,000 flooded homes in London. New analysis from City Hall and Bloomberg Associates has found that six boroughs – Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Brent, Tower Hamlets and Newham – are at particularly high risk of suffering the worst effects of climate change.
Mayor of London awards grant for new social housing in Enfield Enfield Council’s efforts to tackle shortages of social housing in the borough have been boosted by a £166.6million grant from City Hall. The Greater London Authority agreed to fund construction of 1,120 new council homes in the borough, with one-third of these set to be provided as part of the redevelopment of Joyce and Snells estates in Angel Edmonton.
The event will be split between both City Hall Lawns and within the grounds of Cardiff Castle With planning for winter festivities across the city now in full swing, Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland has unveiled plans for their 2021 event- and it’s not like anything you’ve seen before.
Floridians plan memorial service for Gabby Petito in town where she once lived with missing boyfriend
A weekend memorial for Gabby Petito, featuring the lighting of candles and the release of a single butterfly, was slated for Saturday in the Florida city where her boyfriend returned home alone after the couple’s their cross-country road trip. Residents of North Port will gather outside City Hall near a tree that has served as the spot for people to remember Petito, who was living in the city of 66,000 with childhood sweetheart Brian Laundrie and his parents.
Affordable homes supply from property developers has risen strongly under Sadiq Khan, says deputy mayor
Sadiq Khan’s “fast track” planning reforms are successfully boosting the amount of affordable housing in new developments in London after a decade of decline, according to City Hall planning chief Jules Pipe. The deputy mayor for planning, regeneration and skills told yesterday’s meeting of the London Assembly’s Planning and Regeneration Committee that major schemes referred to the Mayor are now including an average of 41 per cent affordable housing.
The GLA is moving out of in early December and the new offices will now not be ready until Christmas at the earliest City Hall has been criticised after it emerged that London’s government is set to be ‘temporarily homeless’ for at least two weeks this autumn.
Sadiq Khan to warn time is running out to tackle emergency as he puts pressure on UK government to act A fifth of London’s schools are now susceptible to flooding and millions of people living in the capital are at “high risk” of suffering from the effects of the climate crisis, according to analysis from City Hall, as Sadiq Khan warns time is running out to tackle the issue.
Austin interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon has accepted the position on a permanent basis after a nationwide search that began with Chacon as a long shot to take over a department under scrutiny. The appointment of Chacon was announced Wednesday by City Manager Spencer Cronk. This is the second time Cronk has gone with an in-house candidate; he selected then-interim Police Chief Brian Manley to lead the department in 2018.
Protesters rallied outside New York City Hall on Wednesday calling for Mayor Bill de Blasio to shutdown Rikers Island. The protest comes one day after New York Attorney General Letitia James toured the jail complex along with the district attorneys from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. She says she was "deeply disturbed" by what she saw.
The Mayor, the son of a London bus driver, says the capital's buses are full of good memories for him The worst kept secret in London politics is that Mayor Sadiq Khan is fond of the route 44 (Tooting-Victoria). Even at a City Hall bus summit on Friday, the Mayor was keen to tell an anecdote from his childhood, travelling on the route which his father used to drive.
City Hall politicians are to be made temporarily homeless in the run-up to Christmas due to the “half-baked” plans to relocate to the East End. Mayor Sadiq Khan decided last year to end the lease of City Hall and move the Greater London Authority to The Crystal, a small conference centre in the Royal Docks, to save cash.
London's government is set to be "homeless" for at least two weeks because its new east London headquarters will not be ready in time. London Mayor Sadiq Khan proposed the move to the Crystal building in the Royal Docks in Newham to save money. The lease at City Hall will run out at the end of November but the Crystal will now not be ready until next year.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The 41st annual Broad Street Run will have a bit of a new look and feel for runners next month as Philadelphia Parks & Recreation announced changes to the course. The 10-mile race will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10. Due to construction in the Navy Yard, the race will end on Pattison Avenue, just west of Broad Street.
A former Massachusetts mayor who was once a rising Democratic star after being elected at age 23 has been sentenced to six years in prison in a corruption case A former Massachusetts mayor, once a rising Democratic star after being elected at just 23 years old, was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday after being convicted of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses that wanted to operate in his city.