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Bloomberg Outlines City Budget As Fight With UFT Continues

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

400px-Mayor_Michael_Bloomberg Mayor’s funding priorities leave him open to strong criticism on education By Nick Powell Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlined his preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014 last Tuesday, emphasizing that the budget will be balanced without any tax increases. But what stood out was the glaring loss of $724 million in state education funding over the [&hellip
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Tapped In: Sandy Election Woes, Gas Rations, NYU Hospital Reopens

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

Upper_East_Side SANDY CAUSES ELECTION DAY WOES New Yorkers helped re-elect President Barack Obama last week, but not without some technical difficulties. The damages wrought on the city by Hurricane Sandy prompted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to issue an order that residents who had evacuated their homes could vote at any poll site in the state [&hellip
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On 9/11, No Speeches Makes No Sense

Written by Christopher Moore on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

chris Why Cuomo, Bloomberg and even Christie should be talking that day The plan for this year’s 9/11 commemoration sounds an awful lot like last year’s, especially since word came down that no public officials will deliver remarks. No speeches, especially anything deemed “political,” shall mar the reading of the names of those lost on that [&hellip
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Deputy Mayor Takes to the Twittersphere to Defend the Bloomberg

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

256px-Twitter.svg Wolfson takes to the Twittersphere to defend the Bloomberg administration When Mayor Michael Bloomberg is under attack, one trusty weapon in Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson’s arsenal is the tweet. Wolfson, Bloomberg’s deputy mayor for government affairs and communications, has been garnering attention in recent months for taking to the Twittersphere to go after the administration’s critics, [&hellip
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Winners & Losers List: This Week’s Political Topdogs and Duds

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Julie Menin speaking at an event last year. Photo courtesy of PMC. WINNERS Charles Rangel - The octogenarian congressman can finally exhale after his primary challenger, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, conceded for a second time amid ballot irregularities. It is unclear whether Rangel will consider running again in 2014, and Adam Clayton Powell IV is already calling dibs on the seat, but the veteran lawmaker will certainly relish [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Cuomo Says He’ll Back Dems and Reps on Case-By-Case Bases

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. State Senate Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’ll back both Democrats and Republicans on a case-by-case basis. Manhattan Rep. Charlie Rangel re-affirmed his support for Guillermo Linares’ Senate bid. Julie Menin has already maxed out on fundraising for the Manhattan BP race. Brooklyn Simcha Felder is in talks with a top GOP operative about managing Felder’s [&hellip
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City Holds Contest, Wants to Cram More New Yorkers Into Tiny Spaces

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

Remember Geico’s reality show spoof commercial “Tiny House”? It may be turning into even more of a reality for solitary New Yorkers who could find themselves living a little more like Alice in Wonderland after imbibing the growing potion. Or, the City could simply be updating itself to resemble living situations in comparable cities worldwide. [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Rangel Congratulates Espaillat on “Ambitious” Run

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons Manhattan Guillermo Linares is in for a Senate run against Adriano Espaillat, while Mark Levine appears to be dropping his candidacy. Charlie Rangel issued a statement congratulating Espaillat. U.S. Senate Wendy Long challenged Kirsten Gillibrand to a series of five debates. 2013 Mayoral Race John Catsmatidis doesn’t think Christine Quinn is a lock to get [&hellip
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John Haggerty, Convicted of Stealing $750k from Bloomberg, Turns Up at the BOE

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Via the Daily News. A source at the New York City Board of Elections tells us that none other than John Haggerty showed up this afternoon on behalf of Republican Queens Councilman Eric Ulrich’s Senate campaign. According to the source, Haggerty, donning a baseball cap as he entered the BOE, showed up to submit petition signatures — though Ulrich’s [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

NeighborhoodChatter Council Speaker Responds to the Supreme Court Ruling on Obama’s Health Care Bill The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act 5-4 last Thursday. The decision will reportedly insure up to 30 million Americans who are currently uninsured. Council Speaker Christine Quinn expressed her happiness with the ruling in a statement released [&hellip
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