Press Releases

New York State Legislature Passes Critical Eviction Assistance for Renters, Homeowners and Small Businesses

Yesterday, the New York State Legislature passed – in a virtual session – A.11181 which relates to eviction and foreclosure protections. The proposal would protect, until May 1, 2021, residential tenants at risk of non-payment or holdover...

Statement from Assemblyman Charles D. Fall on the Executive Veto of His Legislation that Would Bring Healthcare Accountability to Residents in Need

Earlier this year, my colleagues in the New York State Legislature sent a strong message with an overwhelming bipartisan vote - Assembly 142-0 and Senate 60-0 - in support of billA.10470-A/S.8719, a bill I introduced to ensure that urgent care facilities...

Statement from Assemblyman Charles D. Fall on MTA Proposal to End the Resident Discount on the Verrazzano Bridge

Last week, the MTA outlined their plan for its 2020/2021 Fare and Toll Policy Review.  One item of major concern is the proposal to reduce or suspend the resident discount on the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge.Through a collaborative effort from the Staten...

Statement from Assemblyman Charles D. Fall on Spike of Gun Violence on the North Shore of Staten Island

In recent months there has been a citywide proliferation of gun violence throughout New York City, with the borough of Staten Island being impacted with 12 homicides as of August 23, 2020. According to data from the NYPD, shooting incidents have jumped...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall and Advocates Host Virtual Town Hall on Small Business Protection

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) partnered with Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, TakeRoot Justice and Volunteers of Legal Services and hosted a virtual webinar last evening to provide important information regarding the Commercial Lease...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall and the Staten Island African Community Hold a Virtual African Immigrant Heritage Celebration

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D- Richmond) today held a virtual African Immigrant Heritage Month celebration. The guest speaker was Ambassador Abid, Secretary General & Ambassador to the United Nations: International Human Rights Commission.The event celebrated...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall to Hold a Press Conference on Recent Gun Violence and Deaths on the North Shore

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond), Staten Island Clergy, Stradford Funeral Home and concerned neighbors will be holding a press conference addressing the recent gun violence and deaths on the North Shore.Date:   Wednesday, September 16,...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Holds a Press Conference on Recent Gun Violence and Deaths on the North Shore of Staten Island

Today, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) held a press conference with local clergy, concerned neighbors, gun safety advocates and Stradford Funeral Home.According to NYPD CompStat data, there has been a total of thirty (30) shootings on Staten...

Assemblyman Fall Participates in Mayors Press Conference on Small Business and Tenant Pandemic Protection

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) today took part in Mayor de Blasio’s daily zoom press conference that centered on the continuation of pandemic protections for citywide small business owners.Upon the release of city budget cuts this June...

The Assembly Votes Unanimously on Assemblyman Fall Staten Island Notification and Healthcare Study Bill

Today, the New York State Assembly passed Assemblyman Charles D. Fall legislation (A.10470-A) requiring the operator of a healthcare facility to give a 30-day notice to the Department of Health and local officials on the closure, relocation or decertification...

Assemblyman Fall Homeless Shelter Site Accountability Bill Passes the Assembly

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) worked diligently with central staff and his Assembly colleagues to pass (A.7820-A) which he introduced in 2019 and amended this year.The legislation would require the Department of Homeless Services to conduct...

Assemblyman Fall Corrects His Voting Record on Discharged Firearm Legislation

Back on June 8, 2020 the New York State Legislature passed a series of bills addressing the need to bring about transparency and accountability on the topic of racial justice. Most of the legislative package was passed by the Assembly and Senate and went...

Assemblyman Fall Throws A Grab-And-Go Barbecue for the North Shore Community

Grab and Go Barbecue
Yesterday, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) partnered with the New York Center for Interpersonal Development and Mobile Soul Barbecue to host a grab-and-go barbecue for residents of the 61st Assembly District.The Independence Day Weekend event...

Assemblyman Fall Starts a Petition to Rename Stapleton Park After the Late Reverend Maggie Howard

Yesterday, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) drafted a petition requesting Stapleton Park, located near PS 78 and across from UAME Church to be renamed ‘The Reverend Maggie Howard Park’ in recognition to the life and contributions of...

Statement by Assemblyman Charles D. Fall

“We need a call to justice for George Floyd. It is hard to fathom that once again our country is facing another tragic and senseless death by way of excessive force.The detainment video of George Floyd was disturbing for all of us and has already...

Statement by Assemblyman Charles D. Fall on Upcoming Observance of Religious Holidays

“As we progress with the COVID pandemic, measures like wearing a mask and remaining socially distant are essential to prevent the spread of the virus.With Eid-al-Fitr starting the evening of Saturday, May 23rd and ending the evening of Sunday, May...

Assemblyman Fall Partners with Local Elected Officials and Community Groups for Mother’s Day Outreach Events

Assemblyman Fall Partners with Local Elected Officials and Community Groups for Mother’s Day Outreach Events
Over the weekend, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) partnered with Congressman Max Rose, Senator Diane Savino, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Michael Garner, President of One Hundred Black Men, NYPD Muslim Officer Society, Muslims Giving...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Calls on the City of New York to Prioritize Summer Youth Employment & Community Schools Over Campaign Finance

Assemblyman Fall (D-Richmond) is calling on the City of New York to prioritize funding for community schools and the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) over campaign finance during budget negotiations for the FY21 budget.“I understand that difficult...

The CityMD Site on Forest Avenue Will Reopen Through a Staten Island Bipartisan Effort

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) through a concerted, bipartisan effort from Staten Island elected officials announce the reopening of the CityMD community health center located at 812 Forest Avenue.The Forest Avenue site was temporarily closed...

Assemblyman Fall Introduces New Legislation During the 2020 Legislative Session

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) last week introduced legislation (A.9942) which would amend the executive law to require employers to engage in good faith “cooperative dialogue” with employees who request accommodation due to a religious...