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28 Sep, 2015

Visits New York City Hall

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Mohamed is a guest of honor at New York’s City Hall, where he is given a proclamation from Public Advocate James, who calls him a role model and lets him sit in her chair in the council chambers. He also meets Mayor De Blasio.

4 Mar, 2015

Adds Muslim holidays to school calendars

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De Blasio adds Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha to the school calendars of all New York City public schools. The schools will close for these holidays.

We’re here today to make good on a promise to our Muslim brothers and sisters that a holiday of supreme importance to the Muslim community will be recognized in our school calendar so that children can honor the holiday without missing school…We are committed to having a school calendar that reflects and honors the extraordinary diversity of our students.

25 Oct, 2014

Dines at restaurant visited by Spencer

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New York City Mayor De Blasio, his wife his wife Chirlane McCray, and New York City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett dine at The Meatball Shop in West Village, a restaurant visited by Spencer before he was diagnosed with Ebola. The restaurant reopens to a packed house after being closed for a brief time following Spencer’s visit. De Blasio:

We are not only resilient, we are not only tough, we stand by each other. It’s an example of how New Yorkers deal with a challenge.

31 Jul, 2014

Mayor hosts reform discussion

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New York Mayor de Blasio hosts a discussion with the police commissioner and the Rev. Sharpton to try to ease tensions with minority communities after Garner’s death. Sharpton:

If Dante wasn’t your son, he’d be a candidate for a chokehold. And we’ve got to deal with that reality.

Mayor de Blasio Delivers Remarks on Eric Garner Decision