Posts Tagged ‘Bloomberg’

Local Politicians React to President Obama’s Support of Same-Sex Marriage

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News

Mayor Michael Bloomberg  “This is a major turning point in the history of American civil rights. No American president has ever supported a major expansion of civil rights that has not ultimately been adopted by the American people – and I have no doubt that this will be no exception. The march of freedom that has sustained [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Simcha Felder raised $200,000 last week

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

2013 Mayoral Race New York’s Republican County Chairmen Dan Isaacs, Phil Ragusa, Craig Eaton and Jay Savino discussed their plans to court Republican mayoral candidates with Errol Louis on NY1. Adolfo Carrion, former Bronx Borough president, is telling friends he’s thinking of running for mayor and will decide by the fall of this year.  Congressional [&hellip
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Extending Whistleblower Protections

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

To employees of companies doing business with New York City By Dan Garodnick New Yorkers periodically hear about private contractors who are caught ripping off the city, with the CityTime scandal only the highest-profile example in recent years. Clearly, we need better tools to stop fraud and corruption to better protect city taxpayers. Safeguarding taxpayer [&hellip
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City & State: MTA Head Dismisses Bloombergs Trans-Hudson Subway Link

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Breaking News

MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota shot down Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s idea to extend the No. 7 subway line into New Jersey, saying the proposal is just too expensive. Bloomberg proposed the No. 7 extension in 2010 as a plan to help ease commuter traffic into Manhattan after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie canceled the Trans-Hudson Passenger [&hellip
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Homeless Left Out in the Cold: With city and state programs cut, more homeless flood West Side streets

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

  It’s no shock that a still-struggling economy, an ever-more-expensive city and a continually burgeoning population have combined to produce record-high rates of homelessness in New York. What may shock some, however, is how difficult it is for the city to help its homeless population. In a time of fiscal cutbacks, the subsidies, grants and [&hellip
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Adam Lisberg, Editor of City and State (a Manhattan Media publication)

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News

The mayoral race will stay largely quiet. Just as the rumors always swirl about a business-backed would-be Bloomberg jumping in as a Republican, rumors will also swirl about a black or Latino challenger to try to undercut Bill Thompson among Democrat primary voters. Neither will happen. The existing major candidates have worked too hard, scrubbed [&hellip
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First Person with OWS Protester Lucas Vazquez

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Ringing in the three-month anniversary of OWS Dec. 17 marked the three-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. As a birthday present, I and others in the movement sought to re-occupy another public space, Duarte Square, at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Canal Street—just to clarify, Duarte Square is both a publicly owned triangular sidewalk [&hellip
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BLOOMBERG, SCHNEIDERMAN BLAST GUN BILL

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

By Dan Rivoli Legislation to force gun manufacturers to “code” bullets fired from semi-automatic pistols was tabled after State Senate Democrats failed to muster the 32 votes necessary to pass. Stamping would help law enforcement officials identify the make, model and serial number of the gun that fired the bullet. Most of the State Senate [&hellip
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