Posts Tagged ‘Budget’

Tapped In

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Worthwhile eggs for brunch. Photo courtesy of JoeDoe By Allison Volpe TranspareNYC Seeks Community Panelists Do you want to get involved in the NYC budget process? TranspareNYC is looking for community panelists to help decide where $1 million in community grants will go. Last year, $907,798 was awarded to 167 organizations, including 36 new programs. The Manhattan Borough President’s office is specifically looking [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

Neighborhood Chatter_Dumpling Crawl TranspareNYC Wants Community Panelists  Do you want to get involved in the NYC budget process? TranspareNYC is looking for community panelists to help decide where 1 million dollars in community grants will go. Last year, $907,798 was awarded to 167 organizations, including 36 new programs. The Manhattan Borough President’s office is specifically looking for people [&hellip
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A Camp For Every Budget

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Our Town Downtown, Special Sections

A Camp For Every Budget If you’re worried about how to afford summer camp, here are some cost-saving steps to consider Summer camp is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn life lessons like leadership, independence and self-confidence, as well as trying new activities like sailing, ropes course and waterskiing. It’s hard to put a [&hellip
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School Daze: As Cuomo pushes competitative grants, school districts come to terms with a permanent recession

Written by Andrew J. Hawkins on . Posted in Politics

As budget negotiations entered their final stages last week, teachers and students crammed the halls of the Capitol, carrying signs and shouting slogans for increased school aid. Given that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal this year raises education spending by 4 percent, an $805 million bump over last year, all the activity seemed a bit superfluous. [&hellip
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New Budget Adds No Capacity

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

West Side parents continued to make the case for new school space and additional seats in their stretched-to-capacity district at a Dec. 16 District 3 Community Education Committee meeting. During the meeting, which was focused on capital plan oversight, the Department of Education presented a two-year budget for the district that included no new seats [&hellip
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NADLER PUSHES TO SAVE P.O.s

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

Rep. Jerrold Nadler wants to use legislation to save 14 city post offices that are being studied for closure. Nadler’s two bills would open up any post office closings to public scrutiny. The U.S. Postal Service would have to justify closings of branches, hold public hearings and require a public assessment for need of the [&hellip
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COMMUNITY BOARDS PROTEST CUTS

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

On the steps of City Hall, elected officials and community board leaders from throughout the city rallied against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s cuts to the boards. In the mayor’s budget, $30,000 was chopped from the $190,000 each board receives. The money goes toward office expenses and the staff that handle day-to-day operations. Community boards have an [&hellip
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TIGHTENING THEIR BELTS

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

“Doomsday,” “draconian” and “drastic” are a couple of words to describe New York State and City budget proposals. As legislative leaders tussle with executives over onerous cuts, local institutions, nonprofits and museums that rely on government assistance are feeling the hurt. “Most of these nonprofits get funding from all three levels of government in various [&hellip
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