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De Blasio Fills Community Affairs Post, Five Others

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During a Blue Room news Conference Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced six new members to his staff including Marco Carrión as his Community Affairs chief and Mindy Tarlow as Director of Operations.

Given his push for universal pre-k and after school programs earlier in the morning the stand out appointment could be that of Bill Chong as head of the Department of Youth and Community Development.

The mayor says Chong shares his view on educating youth in order to secure the city's future.

"By providing after school programs. By providing the opportunities to explore career development, community service, to learn more about science technology, math and engineering - I think will ensure that young people will stay on the path to success and make them into productive citizens," Chong said.

"He will be an integral player in our efforts to expand after school programs for tens of thousands of middle schoolers. Helping them stay off the streets and get great deal of assistance in their educations," de Blasio said.

The mayor also named Peter Ragone as a senior advisor and Max Sevillia and Sherif Soliman as heads of his offices of legislative affairs.

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