April 6, 2017

‘Fearless Girl’ statue opposite bull stays through February

Source: AP By Verena Dobnik The globally popular statue of a young girl will keep staring down Wall Street’s famed “Charging Bull” through February 2018 instead of being removed this coming Sunday, the mayor said. She’s “standing up to fear, standing up to power, being able to find in yourself the strength to do what’s right,” said Democratic Mayor Bill de …

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April 6, 2017

‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Will Face Off Wall Street Bull for Another Year

Source: NBC News By Daniella Silva A statue of a young girl that has been staring down New York City’s iconic Wall Street bull sculpture since the eve of International Women’s Day is not going anywhere — at least for another year. The four-foot “Fearless Girl” statue was installed in front of the bronze “Charging Bull” in time for International Women’s …

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April 6, 2017

NY congresswomen will rally on the steps of City Hall to keep ‘Fearless Girl’ on Wall Street

Source: Campaign Live By Ilyse Liffreing When State Street Global Advisors revealed “Fearless Girl” on International Women’s Day, March 8, the statue garnered the adoration of fans far outside the advertising industry. Since then, people have called for the bold “girl” to remain where she is, perpetually staring down Wall Street’s famous “Charging Bull.” A petition quickly appeared online and has since been signed …

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March 29, 2017

Should ‘Fearless Girl’ Stare Down the Bull Permanently? Thousands Say Yes

Source: DNA info By Irene Plagianos   Thousands of people want “Fearless Girl” to stand her ground — indefinitely. The 4-foot-tall bronze sculpture of a young girl defiantly staring down Wall Street’s iconic Charging Bull has become a symbol of female empowerment for many, as well as a tourist sensation, since the piece — created as part of a marketing campaign by a leading investment firm that calls out …

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March 29, 2017

People really want the ‘Fearless Girl’ statue to be permanent

Source: New York Post By Abigail Gepner   Hell no, she better not go! Lawmakers and activists gathered in lower Manhattan Saturday to press city officials to keep the “Fearless Girl” statue as a permanent installation. The 50-inch-tall bronze girl stands defiant, with hands on her hips, staring down the “Charging Bull.” It’s become a popular attraction since it was installed on the south …

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March 29, 2017

Women lawmakers, activists rally behind ‘Fearless Girl’ statue, hope to keep her near Wall St. forever

Source: New York Daily News By Dale W. Eisinger, Denis Slattery   A movement to help the “Fearless Girl” stand her ground is growing. Elected officials and activists said Saturday that the inspiring statue squaring off against the famed Wall St. bull should be a permanent installation. The bronze likeness of a small girl with her hands on her hips installed near Bowling Green …

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March 29, 2017

Maloney rips GOP’a healthcare bill

Source: Times Ledger By Bill Parry   Congressional Democrats were handed new ammunition in their battle against against the Republican ObamaCare replacement bill Monday when the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office released its analysis that shows 14 million Americans would be stripped of their insurance next year, and more than 24 million would lose their coverage in the the next 10 years. U.S. …

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March 29, 2017

New Bill Would Force Financial Agencies to Adopt Consistent Data Formats

Source: MeriTalk By Jessie Bur   Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and 28 other representatives late Wednesday reintroduced the Financial Transparency Act, which would require all eight financial regulatory agencies to adopt standardized, electronic data reporting formats.  “Passing the Financial Transparency Act would be a milestone for data transparency and the openness of public information,” said Issa. “What my previous legislation, the DATA Act, …

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March 29, 2017

Officials Blast Trump’s New Muslim Ban

Source: Queens Gazette   Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), issued the following statement after President Trump released “the newest iteration of his Muslim and refugee ban:” “The new executive order is anything but (new). This repackaging of the original executive order is still clearly an unconstitutional and hateful action meant to ban Muslim and refugees from coming to our shores. Such hateful …

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March 29, 2017

Hunters Point Civic Association Meets

Source: Queens Gazette By Thomas Cogan   “We’re going to have a packed house tonight,” said President Brent O’ Leary of the Hunters Point Civic Association, referring to the many attendees coming into the Irish Cultural Center on Jackson Avenue for a Friday evening meeting that U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney was expected to attend.  Chairs were being added to the initial outlay.  There would be the usual …

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